Jeff Roop (Jeffrey Robert Roop)
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BiographyMontréal, Québec, Canada
Jeff was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. While pursuing a finance degree at McGill University he began taking acting classes and performing in college and local plays. He attended theater school at the Moscow Art Theatre, in Russia, and at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His first professional television job was on "The Guiding Light" and his first professional theater role was an off-Broadway production of A.A Milne's "Mr. Pim Passes By". Read more... Marlon Brando. He also founded the critically acclaimed Arbat Theatre Company in his hometown (its production of "The Glass Menagerie" was a highlight). In 2001 he had his first starring role in a television series, as Drew in "Vampire High". Notable film and television roles include starring in the ESPN feature "Codebreakers", opposite Scott Glenn; playing hockey legend Frank Mahovlich in CBC's "Canada-Russia 72"; starring opposite Katherine Heigl in NBC's "Critical Assembly"; the Lifetime feature "Widow on the Hill", opposite James Brolin; guest starring in "CSI:NY", "Without a Trace", "Numb3rs", and "Saving Hope"; playing James van der Beek's nemesis in the thriller "Final Draft", the thriller "Jekyll + Hyde", recurring roles on CBC's top-rated drama "Heartland" and "ReGenesis", starring in the CBC series "11 Cameras", starring in the Canadian-Uruguayan co-production "14 Days in Paradise", opposite Nicholas Campbell, and a lead role opposite French comedy stars Florence Foresti and Jamel Debbouze in "Hollywoo". Most recently, he co-wrote, produced and starred in "Prairie Dogs", a demo pilot for a television series made with funds from the Bravo! Channel. Upcoming is the survival thriller "Backcountry", in which Jeff starred opposite Missy Peregrym, Eric Balfour and Nicholas Campbell. The film premiered to wide acclaim at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and then went on to play festivals around the World, including Palm Springs and Sitges. It will be released by IFC in March. Jeff also acted as an Executive Producer on the film. He was once a fan of the Montreal Expos. Now all he has left are the Montreal Canadiens. And a lovely wife and son.