|Born||Jeffrey Lane Hephner
June 22, 1975
Madison, Michigan, USA
Jeffrey Lane Hephner (born June 22, 1975) is an American actor, known for his recurring role as Matt Ramsey during the third season of The O.C., and as the lead Morgan Stanley Buffkin in the 2008 television series Easy Money. He played the recurring role of football coach Red Raymond on The CW series Hellcats. He co-starred in the Starz series Boss opposite Kelsey Grammer until its cancellation.
Hephner was born to Tom and Patti Hephner and grew up in the small town of Sand Creek, Michigan, which is located in southern Michigan near Adrain. Hephner was athletic growing up, playing basketball and football and graduating from Sand Creek High School. Hephner was named to the academic all-state team for Class C-D for the 1993-1994 season.
He began his Hollywood career with small roles in two feature films: in 2000's Tigerland, starring Colin Farrell, and as a waiter in the 2002 film Maid in Manhattan, alongside Jennifer Lopez. He had starring roles in two small films, The Outlands and So How Do You Feel About Your Watch, both released in 2002.
Hephner starred as author Pat Conroy in the Hallmark Hall of Fame 2006 television movie The Water Is Wide with Alfre Woodard, based on the book by Conroy and a remake of the 1974 feature motion picture Conrack, starring Jon Voight.
He played the lead role of Morgan Stanley Buffkin in the 2008 television series Easy Money airing on the CW network. The show aired for four episodes in October 2008 before cancellation, and the other four episodes already filmed did not air until the following summer (July–August 2009).
Following the cancellation of Easy Money, Hephner has appeared in guest roles on Private Practice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, Castle, and in four episodes of Mercy as firefighter Pete Boswick, romantically linked to Michelle Trachtenberg's character Chloe Payne.
Hephner has also starred in season two of NBC's Chicago Fire as Jeff Clarke, a former United States Marine.
|2002||So How Do You Feel About Your Watch||Jason|
|Maid in Manhattan||Harold||Room Service Waiter|
|2003||Romantic Love||Romek Skalski||Short|
|2004||The Jury||Keenan O'Brien||10 Episodes|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Michael Pike||Episode: The Unblinking Eye|
|Criminal Minds||Boy in Image (Uncredited)||Episode: Extreme Aggressor|
|2005 - 2006||The O.C.||Matt Ramsey||13 Episodes|
|2006||The Wedding Album||Jake||TV Movie|
|Capitol Law||Jason||TV Movie|
|The Water is Wide||Pat Conroy||TV Movie|
|2007||CSI: Miami||Keith Reynolds||Episode: Bang, Bang, Your Debt|
|Without a Trace||Roy||Episode: Run|
|2008||What Makes Alex Tick||Rob||Short|
|Nip/Tuck||Kyle Ainge||Episode: Kyle Ainge|
|House MD||Seth||Episode: Frozen|
|Cold Case||David Nelson||Episode: The Road|
|Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It||Red Pierre|
|2008 - 2009||Easy Money||Morgan Stanley Buffkin||8 Episodes|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Wayne Smith||Episode: Death and the Maiden|
|Mercy||Pete Boswick||4 Episodes|
|2010||NCIS||Commander Peter Sheridan||Episode: Ignition|
|Private Practice||Jerry||Episode: Shotgun|
|Ghost Whisperer||Alex||Episode: Dead Eye|
|Drop Dead Diva||Jack Bryant||Episode: Home Away from Home|
|The 19th Wife||Hiram|
|2010 - 2011||Hellcats||Red Raymond||15 Episodes|
|2011||Castle||Edmund / Zalman Drake||Episode: Poof, You're Dead|
|2011 - 2012||Boss||Ben Zajac / Alex Zajac||18 Episodes|
|2012||CSI: NY||Evan Westcott||Episode: Unspoken|
|2013||King & Maxwell||Brady Ritter||Episode: Stealing Secrets|
|2013 - Present||Chicago Fire||Jeff Clarke||8 Episodes|
- "Sand Creek native lands role in CW series". The Daily Telegram (Adrian). October 4, 2008.
- "LHS's Holmes Makes Academic All-State Team". Ludington Daily News. May 14, 1994.
- "College Notes". The Grand Rapids Press. October 19, 2007.
- Ballard, Allison (January 27, 2006). "Putting Film Together". Wilmington Star News. Arts.
- Carina Adley MacKenzie (July 26, 2010). "'Hellcats': Jeff Hephner replaces Ben Browder as new football coach".
- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
- Pilot Scoop: Eddie Cibrian Scores Playboy Lead
- Jeff Hephner at the Internet Movie Database
- Juba, Scott. - "Interview: Jeff Hephner: The Water Is Wide in The O.C.". - the Trades. - January 27, 2006.