Jeff McCracken

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Jeff McCracken
Jeff McCracken in Waiting for the Light.jpg
McCracken in the film Waiting for the Light
Born (1952-09-12) September 12, 1952 (age 68)
Chicago, Illinois, US
OccupationActor, director, producer
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Janet Taylor McCracken

Jeff McCracken (born September 12, 1952, Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, director and producer.

McCracken graduated Evanston Township High School in 1970 before serving in the Air Force during Viet Nam where he attained the rank of sergeant.[ citation needed ] McCracken received a degree in creative writing from Goddard College. [1]

After studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City he began his acting career on Broadway and off-Broadway, including "Breakfast with Les and Bess" by Lee Kalcheim and being a member of Circle Repertory Company where he originated roles in new works by Lanford Wilson and Beth Henley,[ citation needed ] as well as roles in films, including The One Man Jury (1978), Stranger in Our House (1979), Kent State (1980), Running Brave (1985), and Waiting for the Light (1990).[ citation needed ] He appeared in television series, Bay City Blues and Hawaiian Heat , as well as guest starring in other series such as: JAG , thirtysomething , The Hitchhiker , St. Elsewhere , The Torkelsons , All is Forgiven , LAX , and Private Eye .

McCracken developed and co-produced the feature film Quiz Show .[ citation needed ] He was executive producer of the independent feature film One Cup of Coffee.

While at the Walt Disney Company he developed, produced and directed television shows Boy Meets World ; Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane ; Dinosaurs ;, [2] and You Wish , as well as developing and overseeing production of The Torkelsons , Maybe This Time , Misery Loves Company , Where I Live , and Singer and Sons. In all he has directed over seventy episodes of television, including NYPD Blue , Boy Meets World , Dinosaurs (TV Series) , Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane , Still Standing , The Trouble With Normal , Suite Life of Zach and Cody , and Smart Guy .

McCracken lives in Washington, Connecticut with his wife, Janet Taylor McCracken, who is a food editor.[ citation needed ] They have three children.[ citation needed ]

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  1. "Jeff McCracken | New York Writers Workshop and Resources Site demo". Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  2. Jeff McCracken at Movies & TV, The New York Times .