Hey there, I’m Jeff Gentner. I’m an up and coming actor based in Savannah.
This is me at my truest art form. I've done a lot of things in life but to perform in-front of the camera is the most vunerable striped down version of Jeff. As early as Kindergarten I acted as the lead in our elementary play. I continued throughout elementary school to star in our schools productions. Then somehow got away from it all in middle school and got more into sports. With exception to writing and directing a comedy skit for our 8th grade talent show which we won. Outside of school around that time I made a few short films on VHS with my friends. We remade the 80s cult classic COLORS and aired it at an 8th grade party. But performing drifted away in high-school as I became consumed by being an athlete and reaching my then goals of playing NCAA Div. Soccer which I did at Marshall University, go herd! Fast forward to 2016 while directed the comedy short Art Sale. On our second day our lead actor / writer Zae woke me up on his floor to say "Yo man, our guy David is not showing up we need an actor fast, why don't you jump in!?" I agreed as long as I could re-write my own lines and change the charater to fit me, a redneck drug pusher in an all black neighborhood. All day leading up to my scene I was privatly filled with excitment and what I call good anxiety. When the moment came it was the happiest I have felt with anything artistically in my life. I remember being so consumed in my charater that when our DP Gabe yelled "Cut" it was like coming out of a dream back into reality. I thought to myself in that moment "Wake up and get it together you have to go back to directing this film!" At that poing I knew that I just had awaked my true artistic purpose. At first it was bitter sweet and I started to ask myself all my insecure thoughts like: "What have you done with your life up to this point?" and "You have over 15 years of experience as a profession photographer and 1/2 that in video!" "How are you going to just start over!?" But in 2017 about a year after that cameo role I made up my mind to make every move and decision possible to pursue acting. This is coming from a kid back in middle school deciced at soccer camp that I wanted to be a college soccer player, well I did, at the highest level. Then after college that I wanted to be a photographer for the Associated Press, I did. Now acting! We have one life to live you might as well go after what you want and be happy. Thank you so much for reading this if you made it all the way to the end! Best, Jeff
“You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
WOKE Jim Carrey