This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page . (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)
|Born||February 11, 1959|
Fairfield, California, United States
|Occupation||Stage, film, television actor|
Jeffrey William Meek (born February 11, 1959) is an American actor. Meek and his family moved often; as a child, Meek lived in Zweibrücken (Germany), Michigan, and San Francisco.
Meek graduated from Arlington High School in Riverside, California, and attended the University of California at Irvine. After graduating from UCI with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama, he moved to New York City after he was offered the role of Quinn McCleary on Search for Tomorrow .
Meek's film acting includes appearing with Denzel Washington and Bob Hoskins in Heart Condition with Mickey Rourke, Morgan Freeman and Forest Whitaker in Johnny Handsome , and with Kurt Russell and Kelly McGillis in Winter People .
His television work includes starring in the episode "Friut of the Poison Tree" (5x09), of the cult TV series Miami Vice (1989) and in the CBS series, Raven and the CBS late-night series, The Exile . He also played the dual roles of Raiden and Shao Kahn in the TNT series, Mortal Kombat: Conquest . He played the title role in the 1988 TV adaptation of Remo Williams . He began his TV career playing Quinn McCleary on the daytime series Search for Tomorrow, portrayed Craig Montgomery on As the World Turns, and guest-starred in the A&E series The Glades .
Having performed in over 100 plays and musicals, he played Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire , at the Tony Award-winning, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Jim Morrison, in the Doors musical, Celebration of the Lizard, produced by Doors co-founder and keyboardist, Ray Manzerek, at the San Diego Repertory Theatre and the title role in Shakespeare's Coriolanus . He also played the lead role of Markus, in the west coast première of Rob Ackerman's dark comedy, Table Top, at the Laguna Playhouse and, most recently, starred as Mack the Knife, in San Diego Repertory's production of The Threepenny Opera . He has received two Dramalogue Awards.[ citation needed ]
At the University of California, Irvine he played Hoss in Sam Shepard's The Tooth of Crime, and the title role in Shakespeare's Coriolanus, both directed by Keith Fowler. He has studied acting with Ivanna Chubbuck and Cameron Thor.
He has also been writing for most of his 30-year career. He co-wrote the Bobby Darin biographical film Beyond the Sea , starring Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth.
During Meek's time in New York, he fronted a rock band, Crime which included Jaco Pastorius of Weather Report, Derf Scratch of the band Fear and John Densmore, the drummer of The Doors.[ citation needed ]
He is an accomplished athlete. In addition to playing basketball and golf, he holds black belt grades in both taekwondo and Aikido.[ citation needed ]
Victor Charles Buono was an American actor, comic, and briefly a recording artist. He was known for playing the villain King Tut on the television series Batman (1966–1968) and musician Edwin Flagg in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), the latter of which earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. He was a busy actor from his late teens until his death at age 43 and, with his large size and sonorous voice, he made a career of playing men much older than he was.
Robert Martin Culp was an American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director, widely known for his work in television. Culp earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on I Spy (1965–1968), the espionage television series in which co-star Bill Cosby and he played secret agents. Before this, he starred in the CBS/Four Star Western series Trackdown as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman in 71 episodes from 1957 to 1959. The 1980s brought him back to television as FBI Agent Bill Maxwell on The Greatest American Hero. Later he had a recurring role as Warren Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond. Culp gave hundreds of performances in a career spanning more than 50 years.
Ethan Phillips is an American actor and playwright. He is best known for his television roles as Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager and PR man Pete Downey on Benson.
Edward Dean Winter was an American actor. He is best known for his recurring role, Colonel Samuel Flagg, in the television series M*A*S*H from 1973 to 1979.
Eric Randolph Close is an American actor, best known for his roles in television series, particularly as FBI agent Martin Fitzgerald in the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace (2002–2009) and Teddy Conrad in the ABC musical drama Nashville (2012–2017).
Jay Novello was an American radio, film, and television character actor.
Gloria Talbott was an American film and television actress.
Dan Bakkedahl is an American actor and improvisational comedian. He is best known for starring as Tim Hughes on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, as Congressman Roger Furlong on the HBO series Veep, and as Steve Nugent in the FX comedy series Legit. From 2005 to 2007, he was a correspondent for three seasons on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He currently has recurring roles on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, the HBO Max comedy series Made for Love, and the Netflix comedy Space Force.
Ralph Meeker was an American film, stage, and television actor. He first rose to prominence for his roles in the Broadway productions of Mister Roberts (1948–1951) and Picnic (1953), the former of which earned him a Theatre World Award for his performance. In film, Meeker is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Mike Hammer in Robert Aldrich's 1955 film noir cult classic Kiss Me Deadly.
David Edwin Birney is an American actor/director whose career has included performances in both contemporary and classical roles in theatre, film, and television.
Arthur Edward Quinn is an American actor, model and musician. He played recurring roles in a number of television series, including 2 Broke Girls, Mistresses, and One Day at a Time. From 2006 to 2012 he starred in the Syfy fantasy series Eureka, and in 2019 began starring as President Hunter Franklin in the BET prime time soap opera The Oval.
Frances Lee McCain is an American actress.
Christopher Dark was an American actor. He graduated from Cornell University and did post graduate work at Columbia University. He served as an army medic in the Philippines during WWII, and received honors. He began his career in theater in NY, and then moved to Hollywood in 1952. He was a member of the Foreign Film Committee for SAG for most of his career. As well as acting, he also wrote many scripts, including collaborations with Ida Lupino and Christopher Cary.
Patrick Page is an American actor, low bass singer, and playwright. He originated the roles of Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Grinch in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical and Hades in Hadestown. He also played Menenius in Red Bull Theater's Coriolanus.
Craig Montgomery is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. He has been portrayed by Scott Bryce from 1982 to 1991, 1993 to 1994 and 2007 to 2008, Hunt Block from 2000 to 2005, Jeffrey Meek from 2006 to 2007, and Jon Lindstrom from 2008 to 2010.
Anthony Caruso was an American character actor in more than one hundred American films, usually playing villains and gangsters, including the first season of Walt Disney's Zorro as Captain Juan Ortega.
Marshall Colt is an American management consultant and combat-decorated, former captain in the United States Navy in San Diego, who was an actor in film and television from 1976 to 1995.
Sam McMurray is an American actor, known for his roles as dentist Vic Schweiber on Freaks and Geeks, Supervisor Patrick O'Boyle in the CBS sitcom series The King of Queens, Trent Culpepper in the sitcom Cristela and for voicing Roy in the family sitcom television series Dinosaurs. He also appeared as Doug on the NBC sitcom Friends. Since 2019, he has appeared as Ned on the CBS sitcom Mom.
Vivi Janiss was an American actress, known for such films as The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955), Man on the Prowl (1957), and First, You Cry (1978).
Michael Keenan was an American actor and academic. He was best known to television audiences for his portrayal of Mayor Bill Pugen in the CBS television series, Picket Fences, during the 1990s. Keenan, who taught acting and direction at the University of Southern California, also directed dozens of plays and stage productions at the USC School of Dramatic Arts between 1987 until 2015.
This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (July 2011)