Jeff Hiller is an actor and comedian based in New York City. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Jeff is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University where he studied Theatre and Theology (it made sense at the time). After moving to New York, Jeff studied improv and sketch comedy at the UCB Theatre, performing with house teams “Police Chief Rumble” (ECNY award, Best Sketch Group), “Creep”, “The Scam”, and “People People”. He is a member of “Baby Wants Candy” performing fully improvised musicals from scratch, and has taught improvisation at the UCB Theatre training center. Jeff plays every Saturday night at UCB Hell’s Kitchen with The Curfew as well as with the flagship show, ASSCAT3000 on Sunday nights.
Jeff has appeared in guest roles on television in “30Rock” (twice), “Ugly Betty”, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend“, “Broad City”, “Difficult People”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “The McCarthy’s”, “Community”, and a lot of shows that no one remembers. Jeff has played crime solving computer geniuses on both “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and “Psych“. He was a regular on Ali Wentworth’s series Nightcap, played Antoin Donner in “The Real Hotwives…“, and Maggie’s new work friend on the third season of “Playing House“. Jeff sang an impromptu musical with Ann Curry and Improv Everywhere on NBC’s “Today Show”. At the movies, Jeff was a naked ghost annoying Ricky Gervais in “Ghost Town”, a snooty waiter to Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne in “Adam”, and a pissed off waiter in the Netflix comedy, Set It Up. He got fancy as the head waiter opposite Chloe Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert in “Greta”.
As a stage actor, Jeff originated the role of John Quincy Adams in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (At the Public theatre and on Broadway). Off-Broadway, Jeff originated the role of the Lamb in Silence! (the musical version of “Silence of the Lambs”) and took over Bright Colors, Bold Patterns from creator Drew Droege. He has performed at the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park in Midsummer Nights Dream and Love’s Labours Lost, and performed in City Center Encores with Lady, Be Good! His regional credits include La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Bucks County Playhouse and Goodspeed Opera House.
Jeff has performed frequently as a stand up and storyteller, hosting Moth Story Slams in Los Angeles and New York, and performing with “Nights of Our Lives” and “Risk!” as well as his solo storytelling show, “Grief Bacon”.
Jeff is married to artist Neil Goldberg and is the parent to a beautiful, bouncing cat named Beverly. Before moving to New York, Jeff was a social worker in Denver, Colorado working with homeless youth and HIV prevention. Seriously.