Jeff East

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Jeff East
Tom Sawyer Jeff East 1972 No 2.jpg
Jeff East in 1972
Born Jeffrey Franklin East
(1957-10-27) October 27, 1957 (age 56)
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Lori East (divorced; 2 children)

Jeff East (born October 27, 1957) is an American actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of fourteen, East is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Huckleberry Finn in the United Artists feature films Tom Sawyer (1973) and Huckleberry Finn (1974), as well as for his portrayal of a teenage Clark Kent in the Warner Bros. feature film Superman (1978).

Early life[edit]

East was born Jeffrey Franklin East on October 27, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri to parents Ira and Joan Ann East. His father worked in real estate and his mother was a home-maker.[1] East grew up with three siblings; an older sister named Anne, an older brother named Ronald, and a twin sister named Jane.[1][2]

Career[edit]

East's feature film credits include Flight of the Wolf (1974), Summer Of Fear aka "Stranger In Our House" (1978), Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (1979), Klondike Fever (1980), Deadly Blessing (1981), Up the Creek (1984), Dream West (1986), Pumpkinhead (1988), Another Chance (1989), and Deadly Exposure (1993).

Unbeknownst to East, his Superman dialogue was dubbed over by Christopher Reeve; the only time his real voice is heard in the film is when he yells "Whoooohooooooo" when narrowly speeding past a train.[citation needed]

East also starred in the 1983 TV movie The Day After. His TV guest appearances include M*A*S*H ("Settling Debts"), Otherworld, and Shades of L.A..

Personal life[edit]

In 1987, East became involved in real estate development with his father. In February 2004, he moved back to Kansas City to take over his father's commercial real estate company.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joan Ann East". CremationCenterKC.com. August 15, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Jeff East Answers 40 Intimate Questions". Tiger Beat. September 1974. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive Jeff East Interview". Superman Homepage. November 17, 2004. 

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