Dec. 18th, 1953
Billings, Montana, USA
Jeff Kober's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - The Hills Have Eyes II
2004 - Hidalgo
2003 - A Man Apart
2002 - Enough
2000 - Militia
1995 - Tank Girl
1988 - Alien Nation
1986 - Out of Bounds
Guest TV Roles
Jacob Hale Jr.
Jeff Kober, a native of Billings, Montana, was born on December 18, 1953. Not satisfied with being a rancher, Kober relocated to the L.A. area in his twenties with the desire to become an actor. His first appearance on the small screen was a non-billed role in the 1980s series "V". Kober went on to supporting roles in the highly acclaimed Vietnamese War drama China Beach and the short-lived, but now cult horror series Kindred: The Embraced. Following these series, Kober has guested on some of the most popular television series of the day. They include Law and Order-Special Victims Unit, CSI-LV, ER, 24, The Closer, and Criminal Minds.
Kober's big screen career began with the film Out of Bounds, in which he played the first of his signature nefarious characters - Roy Gaddis,a small-time drug dealer with murderous inclinations. This role led to more film opportunities in The First Power, Tank Girl (a comedic turn), Defining Maggie, World Without Waves, and the remake of The Hills Have Eyes2 among others. Never one to balk at taking a chance in the acting field, Kober has also appeared in several short independent films - the Academy Award winning Sessions Man and most recently, Lucid, another film that has garnered a number of awards at independent film festivals across the country. He has done extensive stage work, most prominently as the father in Jenny Sullivan's autobiographical work J For J and Defying Gravity. Being a creature of diverse talents, Mr. Kober, is also a noted artist (he was responsible for the paintings attributed to his character Daedalus on Kindred: The Embraced and is the c/o author of Art That Pays: The Emerging Artist's Guide to Making a Living along with Adele Slaughter. On the personal front, Kober is twice divorced (Rhonda Talbot, Kelly Cutrone) and the father of one son. He has,at present,finished work on The Hills Have Eyes2(set for release in March 2007)-in the role of Col.Lincoln Redding. Mr.Kober's next film,Multiple is in post-production,
- Studied acting with the late thespian educator Ed Kaye-Martin and is continuing study as a student of 'Candace Silvers' (qv).
- Also plays bass guitar and was once a member of the rock band "The Walking Wounded".
- Has played a prisoner with supernatural connections on two WB/CW shows, _"Charmed" (1998)_ (qv) and _"Supernatural" (2005)_ (qv).
- During the filming of the Vietnamese War drama series _"China Beach" (1988)_ (qv), co-stars 'Dana Delany' (qv) and Jeff Kober visited the newly united Vietnam. Their journey is revisited through discussion and photographs on the 'Dana Delany' (qv) episode of _"Intimate Portrait" (1993)_ (qv).
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