Jeffrey Combs

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Jeffrey Combs

Born

9/9/1954, Oxnard, California, USA

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Jeffrey grew up in Lompoc, CA with a many siblings, older and younger. He attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria in Central California, and the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Jeffrey moved to Los Angeles in 1980…more

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    • Jeffrey: (on the horror genre) Just like any other genre, I think that when it's done well and reflects, either obliquely or right up front, something that's going on in our society or fears that are in the general atmosphere, I think that they are, y'know, as high an art as anything else can be. But they can also be really dumb and crass and exploitative in the worst sense of that word. Nothing bothers me more than a horror movie that is unmotivated and just for shock without any sort of reasoning behind it, it's just sort of a series of crap. That doesn't really interest me.

    • Jeffrey: Ferengi never get killed. They're too lusciously cunning, like animals. They're selfish and clever but they can be put back in their place. The Ferengi were originally supposed to be intimidating, not comical; that lasted about thirty seconds. In their nature they're humorous because they're so one-track. But they can be very different from one another.

    • Jeffrey: (comparing Enterprise with TOS) Not in style, so much -- in structure. It's a single ship out there exploring the universe; it has a lot more action than the others, which tended to fall into a lot of walking-and-talking stuff, whereas you're guaranteed some things going on physically in this show. A strong captain who is instinctive...in that way it's very similar to the original series.

    • Jeffrey: (on actor Rene Auberjonois) I love Rene. I wouldn't be here without Rene. I guest-starred in my first Deep Space Nine, an episode called 'Meridian' directed by Jonathan Frakes, and because of that I got to reacquaint with Rene. I had done theater with him at the Mark Taper Forum some years before. We reconnected, and about a month later, he was directing his first episode, which was a Ferengi episode, 'Family Business.' He suggested me for the role of Brunt.

    • Jeffrey: (on his background in the theatre) I went to a lot of theatre schools, got a lot of training, did a lot of repertory where you do a different play every night. I took a lot of voice, movement, and acting classes. I did a lot of rep after I got out of school: in San Diego, the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory--just the whole theater circuit.

    • Jeffrey: Villains are more interesting, as Herbert West proves. Here's a guy we admire because, despite what we find disgusting about him, at least he doesn't give in.

    • Jeffrey: (on becoming an actor) I gravitated to acting out of a mixture of instinct, naiveté and opportunity.

    • Jeffrey: I always try to make my characters people, and yet I always want to entertain.

    • Jeffrey: I think there's something in the human psyche that we're titillated by the person who flies too close to the candle and their wings get singed.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A man of many talents!

    10
    Jeffery Combs truly is a man of many talents. Every character he portrays in either TV or movie is completely different. And while portraying different characters, there is a defining way Jeffery acts that makes the characters unique, almost as if the character is his own. And that is what makes Jeffery an absolutely awesomely talented actor. I discovered Jeffery while watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and loved him right from the start.To be honest, I watch TV shows and movies, solely if they have Jeffery in them. I even convinced my horror-feared friends to watch Fear Dot Com, only so I could see Jeffery in it, and they loved him too. Jeffery is just awesomeness to the max!moreless
  • Jeff combs,Mr versatile in every aspect of the roles he has played.As Shran the Andorian he is dry & refreshing the natural sense of humour oozes from him with creative arrogance.He deserves to be a lead cast member if there is another Star Trek sagamoreless

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    Jeff combs,Mr versatile in every aspect of the roles he has played.As Shran the Andorian he is dry & refreshing the natural sense of humour oozes from him with creative arrogance.He deserves to be a lead cast member if there is another Star Trek sa Jeff combs,Mr versatile in every aspect of the roles he has played.As Shran the Andorian he is dry & refreshing the natural sense of humour oozes from him with creative arrogance.He deserves to be a lead cast member if there is another Star Trek saga Jeff combs,Mr versatile in every aspect of the roles he has played.As Shran the Andorian he is dry & refreshing the natural sense of humour oozes from him with creative arrogance.He deserves to be a lead cast member if there is another Star Trek sagamoreless
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