Jeffrey Kramer
Overview
 
Jeffrey Kramer is an American film and television actor and film producer
Film producer
A film producer oversees and delivers a film project to all relevant parties while preserving the integrity, voice and vision of the film. They will also often take on some financial risk by using their own money, especially during the pre-production period, before a film is fully financed.The...

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Kramer was born in New York City and grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey
Teaneck, New Jersey
Teaneck is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, and a suburb in the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 39,776, making it the second-most populous among the 70 municipalities in Bergen County....

, graduating from Teaneck High School
Teaneck High School
Teaneck High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school, which is part of the Teaneck Public Schools district in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States...

 with the Class of 1963. He made his first appearance on the TV series Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Barney Miller is a situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker...

starring in the episode Snow Job as the "Stick Up Man". Then during the year he made an appearance in his first film, the Oscar-winning horror
Horror film
Horror films seek to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience's most primal fears. They often feature scenes that startle the viewer through the means of macabre and the supernatural, thus frequently overlapping with the fantasy and science fiction genres...

/thriller movie Jaws
Jaws (film)
Jaws is a 1975 American horror-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. In the story, the police chief of Amity Island, a fictional summer resort town, tries to protect beachgoers from a giant man-eating great white shark by closing the beach,...

, playing "Deputy Leonard 'Lenny' Hendricks"; he also reprised his role as "Deputy Leonard 'Lenny' Hendricks" in its sequel Jaws 2
Jaws 2
Jaws 2 is a 1978 thriller film and the first sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws , which is based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name...

in 1978; in 1976 he guest starred in Baretta
Baretta
Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma...

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Encyclopedia
Jeffrey Kramer is an American film and television actor and film producer
Film producer
A film producer oversees and delivers a film project to all relevant parties while preserving the integrity, voice and vision of the film. They will also often take on some financial risk by using their own money, especially during the pre-production period, before a film is fully financed.The...

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Life and career

Kramer was born in New York City and grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey
Teaneck, New Jersey
Teaneck is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, and a suburb in the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 39,776, making it the second-most populous among the 70 municipalities in Bergen County....

, graduating from Teaneck High School
Teaneck High School
Teaneck High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school, which is part of the Teaneck Public Schools district in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States...

 with the Class of 1963. He made his first appearance on the TV series Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Barney Miller is a situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker...

starring in the episode Snow Job as the "Stick Up Man". Then during the year he made an appearance in his first film, the Oscar-winning horror
Horror film
Horror films seek to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience's most primal fears. They often feature scenes that startle the viewer through the means of macabre and the supernatural, thus frequently overlapping with the fantasy and science fiction genres...

/thriller movie Jaws
Jaws (film)
Jaws is a 1975 American horror-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. In the story, the police chief of Amity Island, a fictional summer resort town, tries to protect beachgoers from a giant man-eating great white shark by closing the beach,...

, playing "Deputy Leonard 'Lenny' Hendricks"; he also reprised his role as "Deputy Leonard 'Lenny' Hendricks" in its sequel Jaws 2
Jaws 2
Jaws 2 is a 1978 thriller film and the first sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws , which is based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name...

in 1978; in 1976 he guest starred in Baretta
Baretta
Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma...

. He appeared in the Joe Dante cult classic "Hollywood Boulevard"; during the credit sequence as a girl is walking down the boulevard, when Jeffrey's name pops up, there is a "Jaws" poster in the visible background. He appeared in the horror film Halloween II
Halloween II
Halloween II is a 1981 slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal, and written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. It is the second installment in the Halloween series and is a direct sequel to the Halloween set on the same night of October 31, 1978 as the seemingly unkillable Michael Myers continues to...

playing Graham, a dentist
Dentist
A dentist, also known as a 'dental surgeon', is a doctor that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The dentist's supporting team aides in providing oral health services...

 who examines dead Ben Tramer's body, believing him to be Michael Myers. And during the year he appeared in Heartbeeps
Heartbeeps
Heartbeeps is an American romantic sci-fi comedy film about two robots who fall in love and decide to strike out on their own. It was directed by Allan Arkush, and starred Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters as the robots...

as "Party Butler Robot" in the film. He then made an appearance on Happy Days
Happy Days
Happy Days is an American television sitcom that originally aired from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life in mid-1950s to mid-1960s America....

starring in two episodes, The People vs. the Fonz as "Martin Smith" and Fonzie the Flatfoot as "Lefty". In 1985 he starred in Santa Claus: The Movie
Santa Claus: The Movie
Santa Claus: The Movie is a 1985 British/American Christmas film starring Dudley Moore and John Lithgow. It is the last major fantasy film produced by the Paris-based father-and-son production team of Alexander and Ilya Salkind...

as "Towzer"; and finally made his last appearance in Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama series which aired on the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. The series was created by David E. Kelley, who also served as the executive producer, along with Bill D'Elia...

in 1997 as a pedestrian. His most recent film is The 'burbs
The 'Burbs
The 'Burbs is a 1989 American black comedy thriller film directed by Joe Dante starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson. The film was written by Dana Olsen, who also has a cameo in the movie...

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Awards

Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Nominated Emmy Award
Emmy Award
An Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards .A majority of Emmys are presented in various...

Outstanding Drama series for: The Practice
The Practice
The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and spawned the successful and lighter spin-off series Boston...

(1997)
shared with:
David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
David Edward Kelley is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal and Harry's Law, as well as several films. Kelley is one of the only screenwriters to have had a show created by him run on...

 (executive producer)
Robert Breech (co-executive producer)
Gary M. Strangis
Pamela J. Wisne
Christina Musrey
1999 Won Emmy Award
Emmy Award
An Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards .A majority of Emmys are presented in various...

Outstanding Comedy Series for: Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama series which aired on the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. The series was created by David E. Kelley, who also served as the executive producer, along with Bill D'Elia...

(1997)
shared with:
David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
David Edward Kelley is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal and Harry's Law, as well as several films. Kelley is one of the only screenwriters to have had a show created by him run on...

 (executive producer)
Jonathan Pontell (co-executive producer)
Mike Listo
Steve Robin
Pamela J. Wisne
Peter J. Burrell (coordinating producer)
Outstanding Drama Series for: The Practice
The Practice
The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and spawned the successful and lighter spin-off series Boston...

(1997)
shared with:
David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
David Edward Kelley is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal and Harry's Law, as well as several films. Kelley is one of the only screenwriters to have had a show created by him run on...

 (executive producer)
Robert Breech (co-executive producer)
Gary M. Strangis
Christina Musrey
Pamela J. Wisne
1998 Won / Nominated Emmy Award
Emmy Award
An Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards .A majority of Emmys are presented in various...

Outstanding Drama Series for: The Practice
The Practice
The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and spawned the successful and lighter spin-off series Boston...

(1997)
shared with:
David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
David Edward Kelley is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal and Harry's Law, as well as several films. Kelley is one of the only screenwriters to have had a show created by him run on...

 (executive producer)
Robert Breech (supervising producer)
Ed Redlich
Ed Redlich
Ed Redlich is an American television producer. He was the executive producer for Without a Trace, for which he wrote 5 episodes, as well as the executive producer for Shark starring James Woods....


Gary M. Strangis
Alice West
Jonathan Pontell
Christina Musrey (co-producer)
Pamela J. Wisne (co-producer)
Outstanding Comedy Series for: Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama series which aired on the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. The series was created by David E. Kelley, who also served as the executive producer, along with Bill D'Elia...

(1997)
shared with:
David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
David Edward Kelley is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal and Harry's Law, as well as several films. Kelley is one of the only screenwriters to have had a show created by him run on...

 (executive producer)
Jonathan Pontell (supervising producer)
Mike Listo
Steve Robin (co-producer)
Pamela J. Wisne (co-producer)
1998 Won Monitor Award Film Originated Television Series - Best Achievement for: Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama series which aired on the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. The series was created by David E. Kelley, who also served as the executive producer, along with Bill D'Elia...

(1997)
shared with:
David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
David Edward Kelley is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal and Harry's Law, as well as several films. Kelley is one of the only screenwriters to have had a show created by him run on...


Jonathan Pontell
Mike Listo
Steve Robin
Pamela J. Wisne
For episode "Cro-Magnon".
1999 Won Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic
Producers Guild of America
Producers Guild of America is a trade organization representing television producers, film producers and New Media producers in the United States. The PGA's membership includes over 4,700 members of the producing establishment worldwide...

For: The Practice
The Practice
The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and spawned the successful and lighter spin-off series Boston...

(1997)
shared with:
David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
David Edward Kelley is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal and Harry's Law, as well as several films. Kelley is one of the only screenwriters to have had a show created by him run on...


Robert Breech
Christina Musrey
Gary M. Strangis
Pamela J. Wisne

Actor

  • Ally McBeal
    Ally McBeal
    Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama series which aired on the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. The series was created by David E. Kelley, who also served as the executive producer, along with Bill D'Elia...

    (1997) (TV series) - Pedestrian
  • The 'burbs
    The 'Burbs
    The 'Burbs is a 1989 American black comedy thriller film directed by Joe Dante starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman and Henry Gibson. The film was written by Dana Olsen, who also has a cameo in the movie...

    (1989) (voice) - Voice-over actor
  • Hero and the Terror
    Hero and the Terror
    Hero and the Terror was a 1988 action film starring martial arts star Chuck Norris, directed by William Tannen. Produced by Menahem Golan, written by Michael Blodgett, and was distributed by Cannon Films. The film stars Norris as Danny O'Brien as a cop trying to stop a serial killer, Simon Moon...

    (1988) - Dwight
  • Clue
    Clue (film)
    Clue is a 1985 comedy mystery film based on the board game of the same name . The film is a murder mystery set in a Gothic Revival mansion, and is styled after Murder by Death and other various murder/dinner parties of mystery...

    (1985) - The Motorist
  • Santa Claus: The Movie
    Santa Claus: The Movie
    Santa Claus: The Movie is a 1985 British/American Christmas film starring Dudley Moore and John Lithgow. It is the last major fantasy film produced by the Paris-based father-and-son production team of Alexander and Ilya Salkind...

    (1985) - Towzer
  • American Dreamer
    American Dreamer (film)
    American Dreamer is a 1984 American film starring JoBeth Williams and Tom Conti. It was directed by Rick Rosenthal from a script by Ann Biderman, David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf.An American housewife wins a trip to Paris in a mystery-writing contest...

    (1984) - Gold Buddy #3
  • Happy Days
    Happy Days
    Happy Days is an American television sitcom that originally aired from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life in mid-1950s to mid-1960s America....

    (1975–1984) (TV series) - Lefty/Martin Smith
  • Inside the Love House (1983) - Rick
  • The Incredible Hulk (1982) (TV series) - Marty
  • Heartbeeps
    Heartbeeps
    Heartbeeps is an American romantic sci-fi comedy film about two robots who fall in love and decide to strike out on their own. It was directed by Allan Arkush, and starred Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters as the robots...

    (1981) - Party Butler Robot
  • Halloween II
    Halloween II
    Halloween II is a 1981 slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal, and written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. It is the second installment in the Halloween series and is a direct sequel to the Halloween set on the same night of October 31, 1978 as the seemingly unkillable Michael Myers continues to...

    (1981) - Graham
  • Laverne & Shirley
    Laverne & Shirley
    Laverne & Shirley is an American television situation comedy that ran on ABC from January 26, 1976, to May 10, 1983...

    (1978–1981) (TV series) - Jeff
  • M*A*S*H (1977–1980) (TV series) - Driver
  • Struck by Lightning (1979) (TV series) - Ted Stein
  • Soap
    Soap (TV series)
    Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from 1977 to 1981.The show was created as a parody of daytime soap operas, presented as a weekly half-hour prime time comedy. Similar to a soap opera, the show's story was presented in a serial format and included melodramatic plot elements such...

    (1978) (TV series) - Policeman #2
  • Jaws 2
    Jaws 2
    Jaws 2 is a 1978 thriller film and the first sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws , which is based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name...

    (1978) - "Deputy Leonard 'Lenny' Hendricks"
  • You Light Up My Life (1977) - Background Singer
  • Stick Around
    Stick Around (TV)
    Stick Around was an unsold television pilot for ABC, starring Andy Kaufman. Only one episode was ever made, airing on May 30, 1977.Kaufman portrayed Andy, a run-down servant robot in the future...

    (1977) (TV) - Ed
  • Chico and the Man
    Chico and the Man
    Chico and the Man is an American sitcom which ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974 to July 21, 1978. It stars Jack Albertson as Ed Brown , the cantankerous owner of a run down garage in an East Los Angeles barrio, and Freddie Prinze as Chico Rodriguez, an upbeat, optimistic Chicano...

    (1976) (TV series) - Rojo
  • Hollywood Boulevard
    Hollywood Boulevard
    -Revitalization:In recent years successful efforts have been made at cleaning up Hollywood Blvd., as the street had gained a reputation for crime and seediness. Central to these efforts was the construction of the Hollywood and Highland shopping center and adjacent Kodak Theatre in 2001...

    (1976) - Patrick Hobby
  • Baretta
    Baretta
    Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma...

    (1976) (TV series) - Junkie
  • Jaws
    Jaws (film)
    Jaws is a 1975 American horror-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. In the story, the police chief of Amity Island, a fictional summer resort town, tries to protect beachgoers from a giant man-eating great white shark by closing the beach,...

    (1975) (as Jeffrey C. Kramer) - Deputy Leonard 'Lenny' Hendricks
  • Barney Miller
    Barney Miller
    Barney Miller is a situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker...

    (1975) (TV series) - Stick Up Man

Producer

  • Armed & Famous
    Armed & Famous
    Armed & Famous is a reality television series that premiered January 10, 2007, on CBS. First-run episodes were also aired on VH1 in the United States. After the first episode aired, CBS moved the show into a time slot opposite American Idol on FOX. After four episodes, the show was pulled from...

    (2007) (TV series) (executive producer) (1 episode)
  • Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks
    Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks
    Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks is a children's show on Discovery Kids, that premiered in the fall of 2006 and was produced by Endgame Entertainment and Bigfoot....

    (2006) (TV series) (co-executive producer) (unknown episodes)
  • The Big Empty (2003) (executive producer)
  • A Time for Dancing
    A Time for Dancing
    A Time for Dancing is a 2000 American drama film starring Larisa Oleynik and Shiri Appleby, and directed by Peter Gilbert. The movie is an adaptation based on the novel of the same title by Davida Wills Hurwin....

    (2000) (producer)
  • The Practice
    The Practice
    The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and spawned the successful and lighter spin-off series Boston...

    (1997–1999) (TV series) (co-executive producer) (56 episodes) (producer)
  • Ally (1999) (TV series) (co-executive producer) (unknown episodes)
  • Ally McBeal
    Ally McBeal
    Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama series which aired on the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. The series was created by David E. Kelley, who also served as the executive producer, along with Bill D'Elia...

    (1997–1999) (TV series) (co-executive producer) (8 episodes)
  • Chicago Hope
    Chicago Hope
    Chicago Hope is an American medical drama series created by David E. Kelley that ran from September 18, 1994, to May 5, 2000. It takes place in a fictional private charity hospital.-Premise:The show stars Mandy Patinkin as Dr...

    (1994) (TV series) (producer) (##unknown episodes##)

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