Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Virginia, Jeff Seymour moved to Los Angeles at age 19 to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. It was in L.A. that he spearheaded the design and building of the city's prestigious Gnu Theatre. In the theatre's 10-year history, Seymour produced, directed, and performed in 30 multi award-winning shows at that venue, including American Buffalo, A View From The Bridge, Brothers, and El Salvador.
Seymour broke into television with appearances on the hit series Knot's Landing and Bosom Buddies. He quickly landed the recurring role of Lou Santini in season one of the long-running hit series Hill Street Blues; followed by numerous roles on television throughout his 25 year career.
For the big screen, Seymour wrote, directed, and starred in Rave Review, which garnered a Gold Award for Best Comedy Feature when it premiered at the 1994 Houston International Film Festival. The film went on to earn Gold Awards in its category at the Spain and Portugal International Film Festivals. Seymour's film credits also include performances in the thrillers The Burial Society, Kari Skogland's Liberty Stands Still, and Kill Me Later; and the comedy Wedding Bell Blues in which he co-starred with Illeana Douglas.
After winning the Gemini for Best Actor, Seymour was immediately cast as one of the regulars on Barna-Alpers' critical darling, Show Me Yours, a half-hour comedy playing on Showcase and Oxygen networks. While shooting Show Me Yours, Seymour also played a wealthy German-Arab banker on TNT's The Grid, and a recurring role on Mutant X. He followed that by playing Paul Gross's chief advisor in the upcoming political thriller H2O and just wrapped one of the starring roles in Coldwater, a feature film written and directed by Ruba Nadda (executive produced by Atom Egoyan). Seymour is a talented writer as well. He recently created a half-hour comedy series called [email protected] Seymour is in his third season of The Eleventh Hour and has started his second season of Show Me Yours
Seymour recently received his second Gemini nomination for his work on The Eleventh Hour.
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