It was on this day, June 22, 1975, American actor Jeff Hephner was born in Madison Heights, Michigan. He grew up in the small southern town of Sand Creek, located near Adrian, Michigan, where he attended and graduated from Sand Creek High School.
Athletic growing up, Hephner played basketball and football and was named to the academic all-state team for Class C-D for the 1993–1994 season While attending Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he played basketball for two years before transferring to Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan for two years playing basketball and football.
Hephner began his Hollywood career with small roles in two feature films: in the war drama Tigerland (2000), starring Colin Farrell and the romantic comedy-drama Maid in Manhattan (2002), starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes, where he played a room service waiter. Also in 2002, he starred in two short films, The Outlands and So How Do You Feel About Your Watch.
Known for his recurring role as Matt Ramsey in the third season of the Fox drama The O.C. (2005-2006) and starring as Morgan Stanley Buffkin in the short-lived CW comedy-drama Easy Money (2008-2009), he had a recurring role as football coach Red Raymond in the short-lived CW drama Hellcats and co-starred as Ben Zajac in the Starz political drama Boss (2011–2012) with Kelsey Grammer.
In 2015, he starred as John Case in the short-lived TNT action drama Agent X. Hephner had a recurring role as firefighter-turned-medical student Jeff Clarke in NBC’s Chicago franchise in the original drama Chicago Fire from 2013 to 2014 and reprised his role in the show’s medical drama spin-off Chicago Med from 2016 to 2017.
Jeff is 41 years old today.
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