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
Jeffrey never had to auditioned for the role of Shran on Enterprise. It was just offered to him.
Jeffrey considers Vincent Price. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Boris Karloff among the actors that influenced him the most.
One of earliest horror films that had an impact on Jeffrey was The Head That Wouldn't Die from 1962.
Jeffrey attended the 2011 Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend in Orlando, FL.
Though Jeffery once offered signed pictures through the mail for fans, he is now unable to because of his work load.
Jeffery's management is Bleu An Entertainment Company.
The charity that Jeffrey donates the most to is The City of Hope. It is an organization that fights cancer.
In 1983, Jeffrey won a LA Drama Critics Award.
For his acting training, Jeffrey attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and the Actor's Training Program at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Jeffrey Combs holds the current record for playing the most number of species in the Star Trek universe: one Vorta (Weyoun), two Ferrengi (Brunt and Krem), one Andorian (Shran), one Human (Mulcahey), and two unnamed species (Tiran from DS9's "Meridian" and Penk from Voyager's "Tsunkatse") for a grand total of six species.
Jeffrey appeared as Professor Jonathon Crane/Scarecrow (voice) in the video game: Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (2003).
Jeffrey appeared as Commander Suldok (voice) in the video game: Star Trek: Elite Force II (2003).
Jeffrey has been named as the "first Lovecraftian actor" by the fans of H.P. Lovecraft due to his frequent appearance and participation in film adaptations of HLP's works.
Jeffrey was nominated in 1991 for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
for the film: Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
Jeffrey is a big fan of William Shakespeare. He's acted in many Shakespeare plays.
Jeffrey often makes appearances at science fiction and Star Trek conventions.
Jeffrey has his own Official Fan Club.
On September 11, 2001, a man named Jeffrey Coombs was aboard hijacked American Airlines Flight 11, which later crashed into the World Trade Center. Having been confused with the passenger on the jet, Combs the actor was pronounced dead by news media outlets and was forced to announce publicly that he was still alive.
Jeffrey has starred in 5 movies based on H.P. Lovecraft stories.
Jeffrey has stated that out of all the Star Trek characters he has played, Weyoun is his all time favorite.
Jeffrey was nominated in 1997 for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
for the film The Frighteners. (1996/I)
In high school, Jeffrey starred in the following plays: "The Dark of the Moon," "Camelot," "The Night of January 16th," "Teahouse of the August Moon," and "Star Spangled Girl."
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.