Playing Edgar Allen Poe in a one-man play: "Nevermore - An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe" at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, California
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Jeffery Combs | Jeff Combs
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on making The Frighteners
(1996)] One of the greatest experiences of my career. Peter Jackson is a genius. He makes it look easy and effortless. A visionary. Very collaborative and sharing. No real ego. I remember my [character's] chest is a bunch of scars, and they came to me with their drawings and [Jackson] said, "What do you think?" Which is unheard of in film. It was one of the highlights ...
Auditioned for the role of Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987). Although he did not get the role, Jonathan Frakes
, who did get the role, remembered Combs when directing an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993) and cast him in a guest role in that episode. The producers liked his performance so much he was later cast in two different recurring roles on the show.
Roles in horror films, particularly in adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft's works