Jeff Kober (born December 18, 1953[citation needed]) is an American actor, known for his television roles as Dodger in China Beach, Jacob Hale Jr. in Sons of Anarchy, and Joe in the fourth season of The Walking Dead. He is also known his movie roles such as Roy Gaddis in Out of Bounds (1986), Patrick Channing in The First Power (1990), Marcus in One Tough Bastard (1995), and as Ponoma Joe in A Man Apart (2003). In February 2020, Kober joined the cast of ABC's General Hospital as Cyrus Renault. He exited the role in June 2021, but has made occasional guest appearances from August to December of the same year, winning a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the role in 2022.[1]

Jeff Kober
Kober at the 2015 Walker Stalker Con
Born (1953-12-18) December 18, 1953 (age 69)
Years active1985-present
  • Rhonda Talbot (m. 1989–?)
  • Kelly Cutrone (m. 1998–?)
  • Adele Slaughter (m. 2013)

Early life Edit

Kober was born in Billings, Montana, on December 18, 1953. He moved to the Los Angeles area in his twenties and studied acting with theater educator Ed Kaye-Martin.

Career Edit

Kober may be best known as Dodger in China Beach[2] and Daedalus in the short-lived cult horror series Kindred: The Embraced. He has made guest appearances on such television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, 24, The Closer, New Girl,[3] Criminal Minds, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. He played the character Julian Bradley in the two-part 1985 episode entitled "The Monster: Part 1&2" on Highway to Heaven. He played Jacob Hale, Jr. in the FX series Sons of Anarchy and Joe in the AMC series The Walking Dead.[2][3] He also featured as DJ Ray from Reef Radio in Bacardi 1990s 'serve chilled' advertising campaign.[4] In 2013, Kober reprised his role as Daedalus for the Kindred: The Embraced DVD set in a special features segment called "Daedalus: The Last Will and Testament," which is meant for Abel (the boy Daedalus wanted to embrace in the episode "Romeo and Juliet"), who is now an adult and was embraced by Julian Luna as Kindred. He played a role in the 2005 film Love's Long Journey. He appeared in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia called "Gun Fever Too: Still Hot".

On June 24, 2022, Kober won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Cyrus Renault on General Hospital.[1]

Personal life Edit

Kober is twice divorced. He married Rhonda Talbot on February 4, 1989; they had one child. On August 25, 1998, Kober married his second wife, fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone. Their marriage ended in divorce. On December 31, 2013, Kober married his current wife, Adele Slaughter.[5]

Kober is a bass guitarist who is a former member of The Walking Wounded.[6]

Kober visited Vietnam with co-star Dana Delany during filming of the television drama series China Beach (1988), which was based on U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Their visit is documented in the Dana Delany episode of the series Intimate Portrait (1993), which features a discussion and photographs of their journey.

Kober is a noted artist who is responsible for the paintings attributed to his character Daedalus on Kindred: The Embraced (1996). Kober and Slaughter co-authored Art That Pays: The Emerging Artist's Guide to Making a Living.

Filmography Edit

Film Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Out of Bounds Roy Gaddis
1988 Viper Matt Thomas / Richard Gelb
1988 Alien Nation Josh Strader
1988 Lucky Stiff Ike
1990 The First Power Patrick Channing
1993 The Hit List Richard Cordon
1993 The Baby Doll Murders Louis
1995 Automatic Major West
1995 Tank Girl Booga
1996 One Tough Bastard Marcus
1996 Demolition High Luther
1997 The Big Fall Johnny 'Axe' Roosevelt
1997 The Maker Rubicon Beziqui
1999 Inferno Beserko
2000 Militia Tom Jeffries Uncredited
2001 The Want Zed
2002 Defining Maggie Buddy
2002 Enough FBI Agent
2003 A Man Apart Pomona Joe
2004 Hidalgo Sergeant at Wounded Knee
2004 World Without Waves Doug
2007 The Hills Have Eyes 2 Redding
2008 Multiple Terry
2011 Re-Cut John Fowler
2012 Perfection Harry
2012 The Guilt Trip Jimmy
2015 Bad Blood Ray Baker
2016 Sully LT Cook
2016 River Guard Detective Mitchell
2017 Lost Cat Corona Sue
2017 Beauty Mark Bruce
2018 Leave No Trace Mr. Walters
2018 Above All Things Mr. Swanson
2018 Dead Sound Stone
2018 What Still Remains Zack
2019 Char Man Kent Bridewell
2019 Lie Exposed The Photographer
2021 Topology of Sirens Dad

Television Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1985 V Visitor Officer Episode: "The Hero"
1985 Highway to Heaven Julian Bradley 2 episodes
1985 The Twilight Zone Younger Cop Episode: "Night of the Meek"
1986–1987 Falcon Crest Guy Stafford 7 episodes
1987 MacGyver Matt Bell Episode: "Pirates"
1987 Ohara Frankie Nelson Episode: "Toshi"
1987 Laguna Heat Vic Harmon Television film
1988–1991 China Beach Sgt. Evan 'Dodger' Winslow 57 episodes
1992 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life Tors Buckner Television film
1992 Keep the Change Billy Kelton
1992 Angel Street Father Juan Yasztremski Episode: "Midnight Times a Hundred"
1993 The Hat Squad Sgt. Dan Coltrain Episode: "Dead Man Walking"
1993 Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story J.D. Roberts Television film
1993 The X-Files Bear Episode: "Ice"
1993 A Matter of Justice Talbot Television film
1994 The Commish Gary Spurling Episode: "Bank Job"
1994 The Innocent Tinsley Television film
1994 Higher Education Dale Evans 4 episodes
1994, 1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Kurt Nypo / Russell Stafford 3 episodes
1995 Earth 2 The Z.E.D. Episode: "Redemption"
1996 Women: Stories of Passion Vincent Episode: "Sing, Sing Me the Blues"
1996 The Lazarus Man Matz Episode: "The Hold-Up"
1996 Kindred: The Embraced Daedalus 8 episodes
1997 Gold Coast Roland Crowe Television film
1997, 1998 Nothing Sacred Michael Reyneaux 2 episodes
1998 The Magnificent Seven Morgan Coltrane Episode: "Safecracker"
1998 The Advanced Guard Desmond Television film
1998 The Pretender Clavell Dane Episode: "Bank"
1998 C-16: FBI Ringo Lattimer Episode: "The Art of War"
1998 Logan's War: Bound by Honor Sal Mercado Television film
1999 Poltergeist: The Legacy Raymond Corvus 2 episodes
1999 Seven Days James Rance Episode: "A Dish Best Served Cold"
1999 Charmed Jackson Ward Episode: "The Power of Two"
1999–2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rack / Zachary Kralik 4 episodes
2000 JAG Rory Coulter Episode: "Body Talk"
2000 American Tragedy Bill Pavelic Television film
2001 18 Wheels of Justice Bobby Episode: "Dance with the Devil"
2001 Star Trek: Voyager Iko Episode: "Repentance"
2001 Lost Voyage Dazinger Television film
2001, 2004 NYPD Blue Leon / Tom 2 episodes
2002 Star Trek: Enterprise Traeg Episode: "Shadows of P'Jem"
2002 Crossing Jordan Daryl Wood Episode: "Crime & Punishment"
2002 ER Toby and Matt's Dad Episode: "First Snowfall"
2002 Windfall Bennett Television film
2003 The Shield Bruce Rosen Episode: "Inferno"
2003 Peacemakers Major Hansen Episode: "Dead to Rights"
2003 10-8: Officers on Duty Ken Meade Episode: "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"
2003 The Guardian Fred Murphy Episode: "Believe"
2003, 2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Walter Hicks / Roger Wilder 2 episodes
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Abraham / Eugene Hoff Episode: "Charisma"
2004, 2006 Dr. Vegas Mitch 2 episodes
2005 Criminal Minds Leo Episode: "Derailed"
2005 Love's Long Journey Mason Television film
2006 24 Conrad Haas Episode: "Day 5: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m."
2006 The Closer Scott Campbell Episode: "To Protect & to Serve"
2007 Supernatural Randall Episode: "Folsom Prison Blues"
2008 Aces 'N' Eights Tate Television film
2008 Reaper Dennis Episode: "Greg, Schmeg"
2008 The Cleaner Tom Porter Episode: "House of Pain"
2008 Numbers Brady Episode: "Conspiracy Theory"
2009 Cold Case Jack Dubinski Episode: "Lotto Fever"
2009 Burn Notice Falcone Episode: "Friends and Family"
2009 Mending Fences Jack Norris Jr. Television film
2009–2013 Sons of Anarchy Jacob Hale, Jr. 13 episodes
2010 Lost Mechanic Episode: "What Kate Does"
2010 CSI: Miami Glenn Harper Episode: "Dishonor"
2010 Law & Order: LA Toomey Episode: "Harbor City"
2011 Breakout Kings Harry Lee Reddin Episode: "Fun with Chemistry"
2012 New Girl Remy 4 episodes
2013 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Creepy Guy Episode: "Gun Fever Too: Still Hot"
2014 The Walking Dead Joe 4 episodes
2014 NCIS: New Orleans Brick Myers Episode: "Chasing Ghosts"
2016 Shameless Jupiter 2 episodes
2016 Timeless Davy Crockett Episode: "The Alamo"
2016 12 Deadly Days Dad Episode: "Love Bites"
2017 His Wives and Daughters Eddie Ray Banks Episode: "Pilot"
2017–2018 The Walking Dead: Red Machete Joe 3 episodes
2017–2018 NCIS: Los Angeles Harris Keane 8 episodes
2018 Van Helsing Simon Episode: "Christ Pose"
2019 Sneaky Pete Jacques Reynard Episode: "The Stamford Trust Fall"
2019, 2021 Truth Be Told Jerbic 2 episodes
2020 Interrogation Drake Episode: "Henry Fisher vs Eric Fisher 1992"
2020 Bosch John the Baptist Episode: "Money, Honey"
2020 Big Dogs Capt. DiBiasi 7 episodes
2020 The Church of Mike Randy Pope Episode: "The Church of Mike"
2020–2022 General Hospital Cyrus Renault 168 episodes
2021 Big Sky Mr. Kennedy 2 episodes

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Mishael Morgan is 1st Black lead winner at Daytime Emmys". Associated Press. 25 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Interview – Jeff Kober of The Walking Dead". 4 February 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "The Walking Dead Season 4: Jeff Kober Talks Joe's 'Very Special Death'". Wetpaint, Inc. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  4. ^ 'Bacardi Rum. Serve Chilled.' by Luke White, 1996.
  5. ^ "General Hospital: Jeff Kober celebrates a milestone as Cyrus Renault finds God". Geeks. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  6. ^ "7 Things to Know about Jeff Kober, General Hospital's Cyrus Renault". Soap Hub. 2020-04-29. Retrieved 2022-03-06.

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