Jeff Grace started his career in writing/directing on the stages of Second City and ImprovOlympic, while working days as an ad-man on the Altoids campaign at Leo Burnett in Chicago. He eventually left advertising and moved to Los Angeles to write for IFC’s The Henry Rollins Show. He made his television debut as an actor opposite Jon Hamm on the Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and in 2013 he made IndieWire’s “25 Best Breakthrough Performances” list for his role in the film It’s A Disaster. Since then, he’s starred on such shows as Narcos, How I Met Your Mother, Castle, Fresh Off The Boat, Still The King, Sorry For Your Loss, and Silicon Valley.
Jeff has produced and starred in several award-winning feature films – It’s A Disaster (Julia Stiles, David Cross), Mothers & Daughters (Susan Sarandon, Christina Ricci), The Scenesters and Folk Hero & Funny Guy (Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell, Melanie Lynskey) – all of which received theatrical distribution through Oscilloscope, Screen Media, Monterey Media and Gravitas Ventures respectively.
For his directorial debut (Folk Hero & Funny Guy) IndieWire listed Grace as “a filmmaker to watch,“ Screen Anarchy called him “a remarkable filmmaking talent whose progress will be well worth watching” and Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an 80% “Certified Fresh.” Most recently, Jeff just finished shooting a scripted comedy pilot he co-wrote for E! Networks called Glam Squad through Adam Sandler’s RecRoom. As a stand-up comedian, Jeff released his first stand-up comedy special (Live In Los Angeles) through Amazon Prime Video. Coming full circle with his advertising roots, Jeff is also part of the creative team at 20th Century Fox’s branded content agency, All City, working on campaigns for such brands as Google, AirBNB, American Airlines, Mars, Lays, NatGeo, Away, and Samsung. You can keep up with Jeff on Twitter or Instagram at @jeffgrace.