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 currently plays the recurring role of football coach Red Raymond on The CW
, and will co-star in the Starz series Boss opposite Kelsey Grammar, which Gus Van Sant
Born to Tom and Patti Hephner, Jeff Hephner grew up in the small town of Sand Creek
near Adrian, Michigan
, where he graduated from Sand Creek High School. In high school he played basketball
. He was named to the academic all-state team for Class C-D for the 1993-1994 season.
He played basketball and attended Calvin College
for two years, and then Ferris State University
for two years. Both colleges are in the Grand Rapids, Michigan
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.
After appearing in ten episodes of The Jury
as "Keenan O'Brien", he also appeared in the 2005 episode "The Unblinking Eye" on Criminal Intent
, as Michael Pike.
Hephner starred as author Pat Conroy
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