Read & Learn from Talent Agent Jeffrey UmbergerFebruary 8, 2012 by: Colleen
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Read for Talent Agent Jeffrey Umberger
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In addition to operating Umberger Agency, Jeffrey is also a Casting Producer for DIY Network’s hit show ‘MEGA DENS’. He once did some scouting for the Television series ‘COLLECTOR INSPECTOR’ on HGTV, and ‘BREATHING ROOM’ on Fine Living Network. He later began working in commercial casting with Casting Director Kris Redding. It was after this that Jeffrey began his career as a talent agent. Jeffrey now owns Umberger Agency, which is quickly becoming one of the most highly respected Voice-Over talent agencies in the country. As a Voice-Over Agent, Jeffrey has placed talent with Tyler Perry’s ‘HOUSE OF PAYNE’, ‘SINGLE LADIES’ on VH1, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, DIY Network, The Food Network, Fine Living Network, The Cooking Channel, and Georgia Public Broadcasting, among others. He also helped his VO talent obtain National Commercial credits including McDonalds, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, Publix, Dove, AT&T, Verizon, REI, Wilson, BB&T, UPS, and countless others. He has long been affiliated with Music, Acting, and Photography. An accomplished musician, he enjoyed a 23-year long career as a keyboardist in Atlanta and Los Angeles, most notably performing Jazz and Classical at the legendary Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Buckhead. (before that, he played piano for his elementary school classmates on the stage during lunch) As a composer, he scored music for the Billy Dee Williams film Good Neighbor, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library’s ‘Carter Awards’, a UPS Commercial, and countless other projects. In 2003 Jeffrey opened his award winning photography company, Jeddy Photo. Just recently his black and white art photography was purchased as set-design for the TV sitcom ‘HOUSE OF PAYNE’.
Jeffrey maintains a career in the on-camera acting field as well. In 1988, he began adding Television and Film acting credits to his resume, getting his start on the NBC TV pilot ‘A FATHER’S HOMECOMING’ with Michael McKeon (Lenny from ‘LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY’). Later credits include the role of Bailey Parks in the film ‘KILLER NEXT DOOR’, starring Billy Dee Williams and Danica McKellar (Winnie from ‘THE WONDER YEARS’). He most recently made appearances on Arsenio Hall’s show ‘THE WORLD’S FUNNIEST MOMENTS’, ‘THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA’, and Tyler Perry’s ‘HOUSE OF PAYNE’. Looking his fears straight in the eye, he made the jump out of the perverbial ‘entertainment airplane’ and did a free-fall with his Stand-up comedy debut at Jerry Farber’s Side Door Comedy Club, after studying with Comic Josh Harris. He can also be seen, ironically, as the lead in the soon-to-be-released short film ‘STAND UP OR SHUT UP’, and is a core cast member of Atlanta’s premiere sketch comedy theater, SKETCHWORKS.
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