Jere is a fanatic of extreme skiing, wakeboarding and surfing.
Jere graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a BA in Literature and Tisch School of the Arts, New York University in New York.
Jere worked as a lifeguard on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and as a cabdriver in Boston during a two-year hiatus between high school and college.
Jere saved a victim of heart attack using CPR at a restaurant in Encino, California in 1997.
Jere has run in marathons and competed in triathlons.
While starring in Dear John and Something So Right, Jere appeared in 4 of NBC's The More You Know public service announcements. His topics were self-esteem, a teacher tribute, parental involvement, and teen encouragement.
Jere was married to Melissa Burns till 1996 and they have three children together.
He has been married to Kathleen Kinmont since 1997.