...has written professionally (in a very amateur fashion) at film studios like Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal, Columbia, Magnolia and Interscope; and for producers such as Ivan Reitman, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., and Ray Stark. These film projects were written in collaboration with David Hines [Jeff (left) and Dave (less left) are pictured at right].
Jeff has also written for comics and entertainers such as Jim Carrey, Rodney Dangerfield, Gabe Kaplan, Rush Limbaugh (sorry), Rick Dees, and Jay Leno [The first joke Jeff ever sold to Leno].
Jeff is also co-owner (with the afore-mentioned Conover) of Comedy On Tap, which featured a newsletter that provided topical humor to 500,000 outraged, offended subscribers every weekday. After AOL decided that allowing newsletters with advertising to pass through their systems without getting a cut of the profits wasn't something they liked, they demanded that everybody re-subscribetwiceand that we furnish them proof of it for each of the subscribers. (They did this under the auspices of cutting spam advertising.) Rodney and Jeff had no desire to deal with all the paperwork and headache, and shut down the newsletter, thereafter writing humor for clients privately. Then AOL stuck pop-up advertising everywhere on their siteeven on their mail browsers. "Spam crusaders." Go figure....
Jeff also is partnered with Conover and film producer Rich Hull (She's All That) in SportsHollywood.com, a news/entertainment site where celebrities in film, TV and athletics give their views on sports and entertainment. Its bi-weekly newsletter reached over 400,000 readers... until AOL decided their newsletters were spam, too. Thanks AOL. Sorry to hear you're about to go out of business.
Oh yeahJeff has also worked as a cartoonist and illustrator, [See a review of Jeff's cartoon work by legendary cartoonist R. Crumb].
Jeff was married to Lori Ann Dotson in March of 2007. Unlike Jeff, her writing actually gets published.
Holiday Baggage (2010) - Creative Consultant. Director: Stephen Polk. Cast: Cheryl Ladd, Barry Bostwick. Baggage/Providence Productions. Premiered on the Lifetime Network on 12/12/10.
Dolemite (2009) - Movie screenplay, w/David Hines. Based on the works of Rudy Ray Moore. Warren Zide, Producer. Flipzide Studios.
Exorcist Squad (2008) - Original movie screenplay, w/David Hines
Bill Fishman, David M. Goodman, Producers. Cast: Charlie Murphy, Wayne Brady. Fallout Films.
Pirate Camp (2008) - Co-Producer, Creative Consultant, w/David Hines. Will Blume, executive producer. Stephen Polk, Chris Aronoff, Jesse Lawler, producers. Scott G. Sanders, associate producer. Directed by Michael Kastenbaum. Antibody Films; Providence Productions.
BachelorMan (2004) - Writer, Co-Producer, w/David Hines and Rodney Lee Conover. Director: John Putch. Magnolia Films/Magnet DVD. (Rent or Buy at Amazon.com.)
|The bleary-eyed author with Christine Taylor and his niece, Sasha Larsen, on the set of DBNS at 3:00 a.m.
Paranormal (2002) - Original movie screenplay, w/David Hines.
Brian Gilbert, Bill Fishman, Producers. Stan Winston Productions.
Father Figure (2001) - Original movie screenplay, w/David Hines. Tom Engelman, Producer. Radar Pictures. Interscope Communications, Inc.
Comedy On Tap, Inc. (1996-2012) - Internet entertainment service. Co-president w/Rodney Lee Conover
SportsHollywood.com (1999-2010) - Internet entertainment service. Co-president w/Rodney Lee Conover & Rich Hull.
Desperate But Not Serious (aka Reckless & Wild) (1999) - Creative Consultant, w/David Hines and Rodney Lee Conover. Elie Samaha, Producer. Franchise Films. (Comedy On Tap, Review; Buy the DVD here.)
Exorcist Squad (1999) - Original movie screenplay, w/David Hines. Bill Melton, Barry Sonenfeld, Producers. Sonenfeld/Josephson Prod.
|To read the first joke that Jeff sold to The Tonight Show, click on Jay Leno.
Soul Searching - (1998) Original movie screenplay w/David Hines. Lawrence Turman, Producer. The Turman-Morrissey Company.
EFN Media - (1997-98) Political Commentary and satire - Syndicated.
Sony Worldwide Networks (1995-97) - Producer; Entertainment and Comedy News Services.
Father Figure (1995) - Original movie screenplay, w/David Hines. Dave Madden, Craig Zadan, Kevin Moreton, Producers. Storyline Productions/Interscope Communications.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1994-95) - Monologue. To read Jeff's first joke on the show, click on the image of Jay Leno, at right.
Rick Dees in the Morning (1994) - KIIS FM Morning Show, Los Angeles.
Tales from the Cryptkeeper: "A Little Body Work" (1993) - Animated teleplay, w/David Hines. Based on the comic story Death Wagon from "The Crypt Of Terror." Richard Donner/Joel Silver Prods., Nelvana Ent. ABC TV. (Watch on Amazon Instant Video.)
Gabe Kaplan's Sportsnuts (1993) - Radio show, KLAC, Burbank.
|Portrait of Rodney Dangerfield, painted by Jeff in 1990.
Exchange Student (1992) - Movie screenplay, w/David Hines. Based on a script by John Swartzwelder. Ivan Reitman Productions. Universal Pictures.
Miracle Season (1991) - Original movie screenplay, w/David Hines. Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney, Inc.
A Dream Come True (1990) - Movie screenplay, w/David Hines. From a story by Rodney Dangerfield. Tom Lassally, Producer. Warner Brothers.
Pygmalion 1990 (1989) - Movie screenplay, w/David Hines. Based on Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw. Rastar Productions, Columbia Pictures.
Nuclear Reactions (1989) - Original movie screenplay, w/David Hines. Rastar Productions, Columbia Pictures.
Right Hand Men (1987) - Original movie screenplay, w/David Hines. Bud Yorkin Productions.
The Devil and Danny Wells (1987) - Original teleplay, w/David Hines. Disney Sunday Movie, Walt Disney Television.
For Better or Worse (1986) - Original movie screenplay, w/David Hines. New Star Entertainment.
Once Bitten (1985) - Original movie screenplay, w/David Hines. The Samuel Goldwyn Company. (Article in the San Diego Union; review in the Los Angeles Times; panned by USA Today; Buy Blu-Ray here; Buy DVD here.)
Kentucky Fried Chicken (1978) - Fired after three weeks.