THIS WEEK: JEFFREY WEISSMAN
CFF PRESENTS: STAR OF...
Robert Zemeckis' BACK TO THE FUTURE II, III
Clint Eastwood's PALE RIDER
THE TWILIGHT ZONE (THE MOVIE)
Jeffrey Weissman is a 45-year veteran actor of stage, film and television.
He started working in classic ’70s Hollywood films; ’The Rose’, ‘FM’, ‘Fastbreak’, I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, and he even got hypnotized by Alice Cooper in ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.
Jeffrey’s first starring role came in ’82, as one of the terrified passenger ensembles in the remake of ‘Nightmare at 20,000 Feet’, George Miller’s unforgettable fourth segment of the ‘Twilight Zone the Movie’, with John Lithgow. That same year Louis Malle directed Jeffrey in ‘Crackers’. Next, Amy Heckerling cast Jeffrey in ‘Johnny Dangerously’.
In 1984 Clint Eastwood asked Jeffrey to play tin-pan miner/half wit, ‘Teddy Conway’ in ‘Pale Rider’.
In ’89 director Robert Zemeckis recast the iconic role of George McFly. Jeffrey stepped up to help production to seamlessly recreate scenes from the first film, and to portray the patriarch of the ‘future 2015 McFly family’. The trilogy now has become one of the top ten trilogies of all time. 2019 is the 30th anniversary of BttF II. Jeffrey continued with Bette Midler in ‘For the Boys’, and in Disney’s ‘Max Keeble’s Big Move’.
Jeffrey played the ocd wine maker hero in the hilarious cult mocumentary, ‘Corked!’.
He's in action films ‘Traveler’ and ‘American Brothers’ and ’Savior of None’, shot in Sacramento
In 2018, Jeffrey played Mark Twain in the PBS production; ‘Dreamland; Mark Twain in Jerusalem’ recounting Twain’s remarkable 1867 trip to Europe and the Holy Land.
Jeffrey has guest starred on many TV shows; Max Headroom, Dallas,Scarecrow and Mrs King’,‘Saved By The Bell’, with Dick Van Dyke on Diagnosis Murder, and played recovering Asshole #1 in the ‘Assaholics Anonymous’ episode of ‘The Man Show’.
As well, Jeffrey does voice work in animated projects and has appeared in over 100 stage productions.
Jeffrey is a world-renowned imitator of Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, Stan Laurel & Larry Fine. He appeared for eleven years as 'the Hobo' on the California State Railroad Museum's consistently sold out holiday show, 'The Polar Express'.
Jeffrey teaches acting, improvisation, character and show development. Privately and on going classes at Bay Area Professional Actors Studio, currently in Berkeley, and occasionally at San Francisco Acting Academy.
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