With over 100 features, shorts, and TV series, Jeffrey Staab is a seasoned award-winning film and TV actor who’s career (spanning 16 years) has worked alongside stars like William Baldwin, Tosin Morohunfola, Tom Berenger, Katherine McNamara, Jessica Roth, Jason Wiles, and Kevin Kilner to name a few. He was professionally trained by reputable LA acting coach Brian Cutler (protégé of the late acclaimed Charles Conrad). Staab was directed by Rod Holcomb, whose directing career spans shows like ER, Lost & Criminal Minds. Jeffrey was also featured in Ron Greenfield's book "Perspectives on Entertainment 2".
Mr Staab was cast in sports movie Jayhawkers (2014) by director/writer Kevin Willmont, who recently won an Academy Award for BlacKkKlansman. Staab has a riveting performance (Described by producers and Director Nicholaus James: “one of the best performances of his career!”) as Ben in Found Wandering Lost (2020) and played a featured role in Christmas At The Chateau (2019). Jeffrey has won and been nominated for multiple awards such as Best Actor in First City Film Fest (2018), Los Angeles Films Awards (2017), and Outlaw Film Festival (2017). He also was honored with five best actor awards for his performance as a defeated father in the short film, Happy Birthday, by writer/director Kyle Kelley.
What you may not know about Jeffrey is that he grew up stuttering in his early childhood and into his teen years. Even though he was plagued with fear, shyness, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, Jeffrey grew up believing that someday he would be an actor and a great orator. His battle to conquer stuttering was a difficult but a battle he ultimately he won. “I wanted to speak and express my voice more than I wanted to be a prisoner of my affliction to stuttering.” Jeffrey still stutters, on occasion, when he gets really excited. “It’s just a part of who I am...” he says. “Stuttering for me is a gift. It made me want to live. It was part of the fuel that fired my passion and desire to overcome anything and live up to my fullest potential irregardless of what it was I had to conquer...” Jeffrey is excited to be the Spokesperson and is looking forward to meeting everyone at CWU!