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Jeffrey William Meek
Jeffrey William Meek (born on February 11, 1959) is an American actor. Meek and his family moved often; as a child, Meek lived in Zweibrücken, Germany, Michigan, Texas, New York and San Francisco.
Meek graduated from Arlington High School in Riverside, California, and attended the University of California at Irvine. After graduating from UCI with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama in 1983, he then moved to New York City to pursue a career on Broadway.
Jeff’s film acting includes starring opposite, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington and Bob Hoskins in Heart Condition, with Academy Award winners Mickey Rourke, Morgan Freeman and Forrest Whittaker in Johnny Handsome, and opposite Kurt Russell and Kelly McGillis in Winter People.
His television work includes starring in the CBS prime-time series, Raven and the CBS late-night series, The Exile. He also played the duel roles of Rayden and Shao Khan in the TNT series, Mortal Kombat Conquests.
Jeff began his TV career in 1984 playing Quinn McCleary on the daytime series, Search for Tomorrow, and, in 2007, as Craig Montgomery on As the World Turns. He’s also starred in numerous “Movies of the Week”, mini-series, pilots, as well as, many guest star appearances on episodic TV.
Most recently, Jeff guest starred in the 2010 A&E hit crime drama series, The Glades. Having performed in over 100 plays and musicals, Jeff has enjoyed playing such commanding roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, at the Tony Award winning South Coast Repertory Theatre, Jim Morrison, in the Doors musical, Celebration of the Lizard, produced by Doors co-founder and keyboardist, Ray Manzerek, at The San Diego Repertory Theatre and the title role in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. Jeff also played the lead role of, Markus, in the west coast premier of Rob Ackerman’s dark comedy, Table Top, at the Laguna Playhouse and, most recently, starred as, Mack the Knife, in San Diego Repertory’s production of, The Threepenny Opera.
He has received two Dramalogue Awards. He’s studied acting with Ivanna Chubbuck and Cameron Thor.
Jeff has also been writing for most of his 30 year career. He co-wrote the Bobby Darin biography, Beyond the Sea, starring Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth. His new script, The Magnificent Bastards, is based on William Van Zanten’s popular book, Don’t Bunch Up.