Jeff Hephner’s Biography – Wife, Children, Net Worth

Early life, family, formation

Actor Jeffrey Lane Hephner was born on June 22, 1975 in Madison Heights, Michigan USA. He grew up in Sand Creek, a small town near Adrian, in southern Michigan, raised by his parents Tom Hephner and Patti Vanooven. According to his Facebook photos, he has a brother, but neither his name nor his age have been disclosed. It is also unknown whether or not he has other siblings.

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Growing up, Jeff was known to be an athletic boy, playing football and basketball throughout his high school days. After graduating from Sand Creek High School, he was added to the all-state team for class CD for the 1993–94 season.

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For two years he played basketball and attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1999 he moved to Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan and stayed there for two years. He was the captain of the University basketball team.

When Jeff told his parents he wanted to be a actor, the news was a shock, because his passion for the sport made them believe that it was his life project. Also, his college basketball scholarship assured them that he had a natural talent for the game. Unfortunately, in his senior year of college, Jeff badly tore his calf muscle, the making him unfit to pursue a career in basketball. For him, the incident confirmed his dreams of becoming an actor. In an interview with the “Chicago Tribune,” he shared, “So I have about seven months of rehab.

And that’s when I left school and said, “I’m going to do this!” Theater groups were so small that he was usually the only guy in the group, so he would easily get the male roles. After living in Florida for a while, he moved to New York, where he came across an audition line for a commercial, but even though he stood in line, he wasn’t allowed to audition. for he had no agent or portrait. . He decided to get part-time jobs, as a bartender and construction worker – working in a bar led him to meet his now wife.

The personal life of the family

At some point in Jeff’s life, his parents divorced and both remarried – his stepfather is Dr. Marinus Vanooven and his stepmother is Donna Hephner.

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In 2000, he made his first appearance in the dramatic war film “Tigerland” as a replacement for Colin Farrell. Director Joel Schumacher then gave him a small role in the film as McManus; this role earned Jeff his SAG card. In 2002, he had a small role in “Maid in Manhattan”.

In 2006, he starred as famed author Pat Conroy in a remake of the 1974 film “The Water Is Wide,” produced by Hallmark Hall of Fame TV and based on Pat’s book “Conrack.” In 2014, he appeared in “Interstellar”, directed by Christopher Nolan, and the following year co-starred alongside Jennifer Garner in “Peppermint”, an action-thriller film.

He appeared in two films in 2019 – in January he co-starred in ‘An Acceptable Loss’, and later that year played Charlie Allen in ‘Love Takes Flight’. It was announced that he will be part of the cast of “The Shuroo Process” in 2020.

TV shows

He is best known for his role as Jeff Clarke in “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med” on NBC.

In 2004, he starred as Keenan O’Brien in Fox’s legal drama series, “The Jury,” his first major recurring role. In 2005, he starred in season four, episode 21 of “The Unblinking Eye” in NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Thanks to this appearance, he got the lead role of Matt Ramsey in Fox’s “The OC”.

In October 2008, he starred in four episodes of The CW’s “Easy Money,” before the network canceled the series – the final four episodes aired in 2009. Later that year, he starred in an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. , then had a short recurring role in four episodes of NBC’s medical drama, “Mercy.” In 2010, he appeared on an episode of “NCIS,” and replaced Ben Browder’s recurring role as football coach Red Raymond on The CW’s “Hellcats.”

In 2011, he appeared in episodes of “Shotgun”, “Private Practice”, and “Castle”. That same year, he was cast in NBC’s “The Playboy Club,” but before filming began, he was replaced by Eddie Cibrian.

In 2011, he started playing Ben Zajac in the Starz political drama, “Boss” until 2012, and from 2013 he had a recurring role in the second season of the NBC drama, “Chicago Fire”. which he fulfilled until 2014.

In 2015, he co-starred alongside Sharon Stone in TNT’s ‘Agent X’. In 2016, he appeared in National Geographic’s “MARS,” then reprized his role in NBC’s medical spinoff “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” as Jeff Clarke until 2017. series, her character returns to college to study medicine – her first appearance on the show was in the first season finale “Timing”, and held her recurring role until her eventual departure in the season two episode 22, “White Butterflies”.

Private life

In 2002 he married New York Pilates instructor Heather Sylvia Adam. In an interview with “Chicago Tribune”, Jeff recalled their meeting in a New York bar, “It was the night before Columbus Day, she was a teacher, so they had that day off. The only people in the bar were her and her friends, me and my friends, they have three children together, a daughter and two sons.

To the best of his abilities, Jeff likes to keep his personal life private.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

  • He appeared in all three CSI television series.
  • He considers Frank Langella a mentor
  • In 2011, he was ranked #86 on BuddyTv’s “Sexiest Men on TV of 2011”.


He has blond hair and brown eyes. He is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m).

Net Worth and Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $2 million at the start of 2020. His main source of income is his acting career, and he earns an average of around $50,000 for a movie and $35,000 for a series.

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