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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 21 April 1970Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameJeffrey Allan Anderson
Nickname Heff A
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeff Anderson was born on April 21, 1970 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA as Jeffrey Allan Anderson. He is an actor and director, known for Clerks. (1994), Clerks II (2006) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). He has been married to Barbara Jacques since 2009. He was previously married to Lisa Spoonauer.

Spouse (2)

Barbara Jacques (2009 - present)
Lisa Spoonauer (1998 - 1999) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Sardonic, drawling, heavily-accented voice

Trivia (17)

Worked at AT&T until high school friend, Kevin Smith, told him to audition for Clerks. (1994). He also wore an AT&T t-shirt throughout the movie.
Met and fell in love with his now ex-wife, Lisa Spoonauer, on the set of Clerks. (1994).
The idea for his movie Now You Know (2002) came from the Matchbox 20 song called "Push".
His script for Now You Know (2002) was written in about 2-3 months.
Proposed to his wife (now divorced), Lisa Spoonauer, after only knowing her three weeks on the set of Clerks. (1994).
Even though his character had much of the dialogue, in every scene in Clerks. (1994), he had gum in his mouth. Claims it helped him relax.
Has started his own production company in Hollywood.
Writing and Directing his second film, called "Marry Me to Death".
Owns and runs his own import tile company.
Went to NJIT school for Architecture before he dropped out and moved to LA.
Was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.
Plays the drums.
Received a nomination for Best Male Performance at the Chicago Film Festival for his role in Love 101 (2000), and has been seen in Peter Bergstrom's Something Cool.
Auditioned for the role of Brodie Bruce in Mallrats (1995).
Has two dogs - one named Elway and one named Barkley.
He is a huge Denver Broncos fan.
He claims he gets recognized as Randal Graves mostly by his voice.

Personal Quotes (3)

(How he got the role in Randal from "Clerks"): "I knew Kevin from high school. We graduated the same year. After high school, Kevin used to work in the video store from Clerks, which is just as dismal in real life as it is on film, therefore it was a great place to rent videos because nobody would go there. Kevin was an awesome video employee. He was the anti-Randal, never charged late fees and always had a recommendation for good flicks to rent. It was my coming to the video store, which eventually got me the role as Randal. He'd be pecking away at the script for Clerks while he worked and we would talk about it and when he was finally holding auditions, he invited me down to watch. I watched the auditions, which were less than stellar, then got up and did my own less than stellar audition. Somehow, Kevin saw something he liked in it and came to my house a few nights later and read me for Randal."
(On his first screenplay "Now You Know"): "I pretty much wrote it in my spare time. I never really said, "Okay, I'm going to write a movie now." I was just kinda screwing around."
I loved Chasing Amy. I hated the fact that I wasn't in it. It's a love/hate thing.

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