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Jeffrey Weissman born October 2, 1958, is an American actor, Jeffrey Weissman appears in dozens of motion pictures, and TV shows. Most notably co-starring as George McFly in Back to the Future Part II and III (in a role originated by Crispin Glover) with Michael J. Fox, and as Teddy Conway in Pale Rider with Clint Eastwood, with John Lithgow in Twilight Zone: The Movie , with Dick Van Dyke on Diagnosis Murder and as Screech’s Guru on Saved by the Bell.

He continues to act, on stage, film & television. He coaches and teaches, from the art of comedia del arte to film technique, with students including both professionals and newcomers to the arts.

Jeffrey trained in acting and performance at American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco State University, UCLA and Santa Monica City College. His comedic experience includes work with The Second City Alumni, Los Angeles Theater Sports, Andy Goldberg and Bill Hudnutt Sitcom Workshops, (formerly Harvey Lembeck). He also performed at Berekely Rep. in the ”Finding the Inner Imp” with Ron Campbell, and participated in acting workshops with Peter Flood, Jackie Benton, and Magic Theater Gym. He has taught dance, movement and storytelling workshops with the Voice of Men In Motion. He also trained under Jackie Benton, Peter Flood, and Bill Hudnut, and is a Varsity Player with Los Angeles Theatersports.

Jeffrey Weissman appears in several commercials, television shows, and feature films, and is probably best known for his portrayal of the role of George McFly in the two Back to the Future sequels.

Trained at the American Conservatory Theater, he was selected by the filmmakers of Back to the Future to take over the role of George in the two sequels after Crispin Glover decided not to return to the role. Jeffrey was working at Universal Studios Hollywood at the time performing daily as Groucho Marx, Stan Laurel, and Charlie Chaplin. He auditioned for the role after hearing that the part was to be a stand-in double for Crispin Glover. It wasn't until he had been given the role and showed up on the set that he discovered that he would be actually taking over the part.

He has appeared in several supporting roles in feature films, including Pale Rider and Twilight Zone: The Movie. He has also made guest appearances on television shows such as Saved by the Bell, Dallas, Max Headroom, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Chip and Pepper's Cartoon Spectacular, and Divorce Court. His commercial credits include an interactive television commercial for Ameritech and a Christmas commercial for the grocery chain Publix.

Jeffrey has been an acting teacher and coach for various schools and private clients for 30 years. He has directed for Universal Studios in Japan, and he was artistic director of the ‘Flying Penguins’ improv comedy group, (helping to form the highly acclaimed Los Angeles Theater Sports, now in its eighteenth year). He has recently been teaching theater games to training teachers at Dominican College, Comedia Del Arte & “The Business of Acting” at Sonoma State University, as well as “Kidprov” & “Teenprov” workshops & shows at various libraries in Marin County and South San Francisco.

Jeffrey currently lives in California with his wife Kimbell Jackson and his two children, Nicholas and Spencer.


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