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Jeffery Self
Born (1987-02-19) February 19, 1987 (age 37)
  • Actor
  • writer
  • comedian
Years active2009–present
(m. 2018)

Jeffery Self (born February 19, 1987) is an American actor, writer, and comedian.[1]

Early life[edit]

Self is a native of Georgia, who grew up in the South.[2] After attending middle school, Self persuaded his parents to let him be homeschooled.[3]


Self has appeared in many television shows as a recurring, featured or guest actor. He and Cole Escola starred in the sketch comedy series Jeffery & Cole Casserole, which aired on Logo TV for two seasons.[4] He has also appeared in Desperate Housewives, 90210, Hot in Cleveland, Torchwood, Shameless, Difficult People, and as Liz Lemon's cousin Randy Lemon on NBC's 30 Rock.[5] He is the author of two humor books: Fifty Shades Of Gay and Straight People: A Spotters Guide, as well as the young adult novels A Very Very Bad Thing and Drag Teen.[6][3][7] He co-wrote, produced, and starred in the indie horror/comedy cult hit You're Killing Me.[8] He was the host of the MTV series, Scream: After Dark, a talk show devoted to deleted scenes and interviews with the cast of the popular MTV horror series Scream.[9][10] He most recently played Marc Doober on Search Party on HBO Max.

Personal life[edit]

Self is gay.[11] He dated Patrick McDonald of Fire Island[12] for three years and publicly blogged about their breakup.[13][14] On January 8, 2017, Self and his boyfriend, Augustus Prew, announced their engagement via Instagram.[15][16] They were married on January 13, 2018, in Culver City, California.[17] Self's mother-in-law is the fashion designer Wendy Dagworthy.[18]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith Townsperson Uncredited
2011 Eirik/Ben Eirik
2013 Paragon School for Girls Millicent
2015 You're Killing Me George
2019 California No Jeffery
2020 The High Note Josh
2021 7 Days Dr. Henry
2022 Mack & Rita Sam
2022 Spoiler Alert Nick


Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Jeffery & Cole Casserole Jeffery 13 episodes
2010 30 Rock Randy Lemon Episode: "Klaus and Greta"
2010 90210 Ilon 3 episodes
2011 Hot in Cleveland Waiter Episode: "I Love Lucci: Part One"
2011 Shameless Grant Episode: "It's Time to Kill the Turtle"
2011 Torchwood James Percey Episode: "Rendition"
2011 Friends with Benefits Packard Episode: "The Benefit of Full Disclosure"
2012 Desperate Housewives Brian Episode: "Any Moment"
2012 Co-op of the Damned Dave Episode: "Rosemary's Other Baby"
2013 Ladies' Man: A Made Movie Xavier Television film
2014 Gay of Thrones Jeffery 10 episodes
2015 Difficult People Carl Episode: "Premium Membership"
2015 Not Looking Lee 4 episodes
2016–2022 Search Party Marc 23 episodes
2017 Throwing Shade Gay Man 1 Episode #1.5
2018 The Demons of Dorian Gunn Dorian Gunn Television film
2019 Lovestruck Kevin


  1. ^ "Jeffery Self". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  2. ^ O'Donnell, Carey (14 April 2016). "Catching Up With Comedian Jeffery Self On His New Young Adult Novel 'Drag Teen'". PAPERMAG. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b Ibrahim, Banu (May 3, 2016). "Author Jeffery Self's newest novel is this summer's must-read book". AOL.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Jeffery & Cole Casserole". Logo TV. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "Rome actor Jeffery Self to appear on NBC's '30 Rock'". Northwest Georgia News. 14 January 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  6. ^ Nichols, James Michael (27 April 2016). "Jeffery Self Breaks Into The Young Adult Literary World With 'Drag Teen'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Jeffery Self: Please Respect My Privacy". www.out.com. 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2022-12-12.
  8. ^ "OUT100: Cole Escola & Jeffery Self". 11 November 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  9. ^ Yohannes, Alamin (June 14, 2016). "Jeffery Self Plans Facebook Live Event For LGBTQ Community". NBC News. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  10. ^ Pedersen, Erik (25 May 2016). "MTV Sets 'Scream After Dark!' Aftershow Hosted By Jeffery Self". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  11. ^ "OUT100: Cole Escola & Jeffery Self". Out. November 11, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  12. ^ Self, Jeffery (22 April 2017). "Fire Island Series Premiere Recap: The Boys of Summer". vulture.com. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  13. ^ "WATCH: Jeffery Self and Patrick McDonald Are Big In Japan". queerty.com. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Baby's First Break Up". JefferySelf.com. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Instagram photo by Jeffery Self • Jan 9, 2017 at 1:15am UTC". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-26. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  16. ^ Towle, Andy (9 January 2017). "Actor, Writer, and Facebook Talk Show Host Jeffery Self Got Engaged with the Help of a Trader Joe's Orange - Towleroad". Towleroad.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  17. ^ Lopez, David (15 January 2018). "Actors Jeffery Self and Augustus Prew Tied the Knot!". Instinct. Archived from the original on 20 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  18. ^ Scott, Danny (4 August 2013). "Relative Values: My mum's the true queen of the catwalk". The Times.

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