After playing four years of college football, Jeff graduated from Aurora University with a degree in Marketing in 2001. Immediately, Jeff started a career in radio advertising in Chicago while also pursuing acting simultaneously. In 2009, Jeff was cast on CBS's hit reality show, Big Brother 11 and was named "America's Favorite House Guest.” While living in the Big Brother house Jeff met his now wife Jordan Lloyd (who won the season) which led to their appearance as teammates on the Amazing Race 16.
Jeff was thrilled to combine three of his greatest passions: travel, food and entertainment, when he took on his next adventure as host of Around The World For Free Season 2. After circumnavigating the globe in 100 days without a penny in his pocket, Jeff and Jordan returned for Big Brother (season 13), where Jeff once again took home the title of “America's Favorite House Guest.” Since then, Jeff has spent his summers hosting the last 5 seasons of The Big Brother After Show on CBS.com as well as numerous others shows for CBS's online network. Among them are Jeff & Jordan Do America, Reality Remix, Survivor Live, The Ultimate Adventure Guide & Between Takes at CBS.
In 2015, Jeff proposed to Jordan, fittingly where it all began for the couple, in the Big Brother backyard. The couple went on to prepare for their future together on WE Networks hit show Marriage Bootcamp Reality Stars. After marrying his Big Brother showmance in early 2016, Jeff filmed his first two feature films, Wish For Christmas and At Your Own Risk. Jeff's greatest accomplishment to date came at the end of the year when the couple welcomed their very first child Lawson.
Jeff also really enjoys talking about himself in the 3rd person.