Jeff Kober

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Jeff Kober
Jeff Kober 2015.jpg
Kober at the 2015 Walker Stalker Con
Born (1953-12-18) December 18, 1953 (age 66)
Years active1985-present
Spouse(s)Rhonda Talbot (1989-?) (divorced) (1 child)
Kelly Cutrone (1998-?) (divorced)
Adele Slaughter (2013-present)

Jeff Kober (born December 18, 1953) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Jacob Hale Jr. in Sons of Anarchy and Joe in the fourth season of The Walking Dead.

Personal life[edit]

Kober was born in Billings, Montana on December 18, 1953. He moved to the Los Angeles area in his twenties and studied acting with the late thespian educator Ed Kaye-Martin. He is a student of Candace Silvers.

Kober is twice divorced. He married Rhonda Talbot on 4 February 1989; they had one child. On 25 August 1998, Kober married his second wife, fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone, founder of People's Revolution, a fashion PR company. Their marriage ended in divorce. On 31 December 2013, Kober married his current wife, Adele Slaughter.

Kober is a bass guitarist who is a former member of The Walking Wounded.

Kober visited Vietnam with co-star Dana Delany during filming of the television drama series China Beach (1988), which was based on US involvement in the Vietnamese War. Their visit is documented in the Dana Delany episode of the series Intimate Portrait (1993), which features a discussion and photographs of their journey.

Kober is a noted artist who is responsible for the paintings attributed to his character Daedalus on Kindred: The Embraced (1996). Kober and Adele Slaughter (third wife) co-authored Art That Pays: The Emerging Artist's Guide to Making a Living.


Kober may be best known as Dodger in China Beach[1] and Daedalus in the short-lived cult horror series Kindred: The Embraced. He has made guest appearances on such television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, 24, The Closer, New Girl,[2] Criminal Minds, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. He played the character Julian Bradley in the two-part 1985 episode entitled "The Monster: Part 1&2" on Highway to Heaven. He played Jacob Hale, Jr. in the FX series Sons of Anarchy and Joe in the AMC series The Walking Dead.[1][2] He also featured as DJ Ray from Reef Radio in Bacardi Rum's 1990s 'serve Chilled' advertising campaign.[3] In 2013, Kober reprised his role as Daedalus for the Kindred: The Embraced DVD set in a special features segment called "Daedalus: The Last Will and Testament," which is meant for Abel (the boy Daedalus wanted to embrace in the episode "Romeo and Juliet"), who is now an adult and was embraced by Julian Luna as Kindred.





Music video appearances[edit]

  • "皇冠" ("Imperial Crown") by Z.TAO

Web series[edit]

  • The Walking Dead: Red Machete


  1. ^ a b "Interview – Jeff Kober of The Walking Dead". Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "The Walking Dead Season 4: Jeff Kober Talks Joe's "Very Special Death" | Wetpaint, Inc". Wetpaint, Inc. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  3. ^ 'Bacardi Rum. Serve Chilled.' by Luke White, 1996.

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