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Jeffery West is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Virginia, and has been a professional actor for more than 30 years.

He has appeared in films, on television and on the stage both regionally and in New York, where he lived for nine years. His voice work includes both narration and commercial work and radio newscasting. On television, he has been seen on NBC’s episodic "Surface," the "Knowledge" series, "One Tree Hill," "Dawson's Creek," as well as on the daytime dramas "All My Children" and "Guiding Light." On film, he has played supporting roles in "The Dangerous Lives of Altarboys," "Brookfield," and danced at the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom in Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Jeffery's regional theatre credits include PlayMakers Repertory Company, Manbites Dog, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, North Carolina Theatre and Triad Stage. Favorite roles include Roy Cohn in "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches," Howard Wagner (with Judd Hirsch and Eva Marie Saint) in "Death of a Salesman," Austin in "True West," Uncle Louie in "Lost in Yonkers," John Proctor in "The Crucible," Uncle Peck in "How I Learned to Drive," Dr. Sloper in "The Heiress," and, in "The Night Before Christmas Carol," he played Charles Dickens and more than a dozen characters from the famous story.

He directed "The Importance of Being Earnest," "Arcadia," "Our Country’s Good" and "Trust" for the Duke Department of Theater Studies and "Simply Simone" at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also directed the dramatics for Southpeak Interactive’s first CD ROM game, "Temujin," and directed (for live performance and the camera) and produced two monologues for the North Carolina Museum of History. For four seasons he served as the artistic director of the Raleigh Ensemble Players, with which he directed more than a dozen productions and produced Paul Ferguson’s critically-acclaimed musical of Lee Smith’s "The Devil’s Dream."

Jeffery is the former chair of the professional division of the North Carolina Theatre Conference and is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild, and he is the past President of the Triangle Network of Theatres. He has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, St. Mary’s College, Peace College, for REP, and was, for 13 years, a senior lecturing fellow with the Department of Theater Studies at Duke University. Outside of theatre, Jeffery is an accomplished teacher and player of racquetball, and currently has a sponsorship from Wilson Racquetball. He teaches at UNCG, Elon University and High Point University, and has recently taught at Greensboro College. He is married to actress, and voice and dialects coach Christine Morris.