Jeff Mooring is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Dave on the television series Sports Night. He also appeared on The West Wing, The Nanny, Murphy Brown, The Hit List, The Cosby Show and others. Mooring and his wife enjoyed buying and selling real estate and art in southern CA before moving to Washington state. They have given thousands of hours and dollars to the arts community in their new home town of Spokane WA. He has worked with local groups like Interlayers, Spokane Opera and others since moving to the northwest for a better quality of life. Mooring developed his passion for directing and producing while working on an ABC sitcom called Sports Night. While watching directors and writers like Thomas Schlamme and Aaron Sorkin it ignited his interest in having more of a part in the story telling. He has written a one-man play about boxer, civil rights activist and Lawyer Carl Maxey and has produced local TV shows like Spokane CDA Living, Foodie Kids, Let's Talk Spokane and On The Green. He at one time owned a company called Quicksilver Media Spokane that produced shows as well as sold art. He now owns a new media company call Mooring Media which specializes in creating entertainment content as well as corporate messaging.
History: Mooring was born in Norfolk VA . He was raised by a single mother (Ann Lewis) who struggled to bring up four children in the project housing then known as Tidewater Park. He was spotted by a High school English teacher (Hugh Copeland) who involved him in theater arts. He won scholarships to the North Carolina school of the Arts located in Winston-Salem. After moving to New York city he won a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey dance school but didn't last very long due to the work load and lack of funds. He migrated to dance jobs like being a backup dancer/singer for Mexican pop singer Celli Bee and toured with Broadway productions of West Side Story, Swing, Evita and others before landing a job as a stand-in and then a bit part on The Cosby Show. He's appeared in numerous commercials and ads over the years.