Mostly Credited As: Jeff Kober Birth Name: Jeffrey L. Kober Date Of Birth: December 18, 1953 (Age 60) Country Of Birth: USA Birth Place: Billings, Montana Height: 5' 10 ¾" (1.79 m)
Jeff Kober was born in Billings,Montana, on 18 December, 1953. A veteran actor of more than twenty years on the stage and screen, Mr.Kober is also a noted writer and artist. Jeff Kober began his screen career with an extra role on the series "V". He moved forward in his career with supporting roles on the series China Beach and the now cult series Kindred:The Embraced. Guest roles on some of the most popular series of the day, by Jeff Kober, include Law and Order:SVU, 24,ER, The Closer, Criminal Minds, Crossing Jordan, and CSI:L.V., and most recently on Supernatural as the the inmate Randall in an episode called Folsom Prison Blues. Stage appearances by Mr. Kober, include J For J, The Moundbuilders, Defying Gravity, Poster Of The Cosmos, and The Andersonville Trial. Jeff Kober's many film roles include World Without Waves,Tank Girl (a rare comedic turn), The First Power, Defining Maggie, Out Of Bounds, Keep The Change, Gold Coast, Lucid, the Academy Award winning Session Man, and The Hills Have Eyes2.
A man of many talents, Jeff Kober is the author of Art That Pays:The Emerging Artist's Guide To Making A Living, along with Adele Slaughter,. A painter of considerable skill, Mr. Kober was the artist behind the work attributed to his character Daedalus on the series Kindred:The Embraced. Mr. Kober also edited The Shortcut Home, a work by his acting instructor, Candace Silvers. Jeff Kober has branched out into directing with his work on the one man play, The Bhavagad Gita:The Song Of God.
Jeff Kober has been married and divorced twice (Rhonda Talbot and Kelley Cutrone). He is the father of one son. Mr. Kober's next role is in the film Multiple. The film is now in post-production.
Anyone wishing to read the full interviews of Jeff Kober, that I used for a quote source, can find those and others at the official Jeff Kober website. There are several more listed there also. This is a very private individual and there is very little information available about him to be found. Jeff Kober had a rather uncomfortable time portraying, Satanist serial killer, Patrick Channing in the 1990 film, The First Power. Kober delved into the occult to research the role of Channing and found the experience to be psychologically troubling. This is a quote he made about acting, in an interview , at the time of the video release of The First Power, "As an actor, I have to do my work in such a way that I believe it. If I make my part believable, that transfers to the audience." Kober went on to state that by the time The First Power finished filming that the whole sitaution of the Channing role had come to be too much in the way of an emotional drain. (Source-Interview"Playing The Villain"by Lyn Jones, Image, March, 1990, Australia) This is a quote from Jeff Kober about rearing his son, "My son is so cool. He's completely changed my lifestyle and expanded it for the better." (Source-Playgirl interview, Feb., 1990, Interviewer-Susan Bax) Jeff Kober was nominated for Best Actor as the character of Drake in the Independent short film Lucid (2006), at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival. Jeff Kober has appeared in the following theater release films, The Hills Have Eyes2 (as Lincoln Redding), Lucid (as Drake), The Maker (as Rubicon Beziqui), The First Power (as Patrick Channing), Tank Girl (as Booga), Lucky Stiff (as Ike McArthur Nixon Mitchell), World Without Waves (as Doug), Alien Nation (as Joshua Strader), Viper (Matt Thomas/Richard Gelb), Out Of Bounds (as Roy Gaddis), The Baby Doll Murders (as Louis), The Big Fall (as Axe Roosevelt), Demolition High (as Luther), Automatic (as Major West), Militia (as Tom Jeffries), Inferno (as Beserko), Defining Maggie (as Buddy), Enough (as F.B.I. agent), A Man Apart (as Pomona Joe), and Hidalgo (as Sergeant at Wounded Knee). Jeff Kober has appeared in the following made for television fims,The Advanced Guard (as Desmond), Gold Coast (as Roland Crowe), Laguna Heat (as Vic Harmon), The Innocent (as Tinsley), A Matter Of Justice (as Talbot), Desperate Rescue:The Cathy Mahone Story (as J.D. Roberts), The Hit List (as Richard Cordon), Keep The Change (as Billy Kelton), Ned Blessing:The True Story Of My Life (as Tors Buckner), Session Man (as Dean Storm), Lost Voyage (as Dazinger), Windfall (as Bennett), Logan's War: Bound By Honor ( as Sal Mercado), and American Tragedy (as Bill Pavelic). Jeff Kober was instrumental along with Jenny Sullivan and John Ritter in developing and helping put into production the play J For J. The play as written by Jenny Sullivan, was autobiographical in nature, and concrened the relationship of Jenny's father acclaimed actor Barry Sullivan with her brother John, who was challenged, as seen through a series of letters written to the boy by Barry. Jeff Kober played the part of Barry Sullivan (The Father), with John Ritter taking on the role of John Sullivan. The role that Jeff Kober most enjoyed playing was the character of Evan"Dodger"Winslow on the Emmy winning , Vietnamese war drama , China Beach. Jeff Kober appeared in the short film Session Man (1991) as rock band member Dean Storm. Session Man won an Academy Award as Best Live Action Short Film. Jeff Kober has played an extraordinary number of charcters that are non-human or are humans with abilties outside the norm. These characters include vampires (Zackary Kralik-Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Daedalus-Kindred:The Embraced), aliens (Traeg-Star Trek:Enterprise, Iko-Star Trek:Voyager, Joshua Strader-Alien Nation, non-biiled extra on the series "V"), android (ZED-Earth2), demonic spirits (Jackson Ward-Charmed, Patrick Channing-The First Power), mutant(Booga-Tank Girl), warlock (Rack on 3 episodes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer), humans with paranormal abilities (Drake-Lucid, Raymond Corvus-Poltergeist:The Legacy). More Trivia