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JEFFREY OMURA

 

ACTOR

 

First

 

Jeffrey was born in Lansing, Michigan and raised in the suburb of Okemos. Upon graduating from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, he was cast in Shakespeare in the Park's Romeo and Juliet at the Delacorte Theater. He's gone on to appear in TV shows like Gossip Girl, White Collar, Damages, The Michael J. Fox ShowBlue Bloods, Limitless, The Blacklist, Gone, Elementary, Succession and Amazon's pilot The Interestings. His voiceovers can be heard in dozens of films and TV shows, including Netflix's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny. He is a founding member of the theater collective Exit, Pursued by a Bear, a founding member of Fair Wage Onstage, and an elected councilor on Actors' Equity's National Council.

Now Playing

 

Jeffrey plays Nick in Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? directed by Mike Donahue at the Weston Playhouse August 15 - 31, starring Andrew Garman as George, Kathleen McElfresh as Martha, and Kristin Villanueva as Honey. 

"Omura's Nick is... chameleon-like... swinging between bravado, disgust, embarrassment, and anger".

-BroadwayWorld.com

"Jeffrey Omura’s Nick and Kristin Villanueva’s Honey are just about perfect."

-Chester Telegraph

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FRUITING BODIES

"Jeffrey Omura... is magical and maniacal in equal measure. Omura brings a youthful exuberance to all of his characters but is also capable of plunging into emotional depths that are simply heartbreaking."

-Stagebiz.com

"Omura steals the show for multiple reasons... His ability to switch into new roles is enthralling."

-Diandra Reviews It All

"Delightful chameleon Jeffrey Omura...takes on the role of several characters."

-Theasy.com

Jeffrey joins the cast of FRUITING BODIES, a new play written by Sam Chanse, directed by Shelley Butler, and produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company at Theatre Row in New York City. It stars Thom Sesma, Kimiye Corwin, Emma Kikue, and Jeffrey Omura. 

 

 

Jeffrey on Hawaii Five-O

 

Jeffrey joins the cast of Hawaii Five-O as Palani Kuewa in the Season 9 finale Friday, May 17. He joins series regulars Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Beulah Koale, and Meaghan Rath on the beautiful shores of Oahu in a role unlike anything you've seen him in before. 

 

 

Don't miss Jeffrey in these new plays!

April 8, 2019 - EIGHT NIGHTS by Jennifer Maisel

at City Winery NYC benefiting HIAS

directed by Will Pomerantz

with Jeffrey Omura, Chip Zien, Ariel Shafir, Amanda Kristin Nichols, Shayna Small, Peter Townsend, Annie Meisels

Mar 18, 2019 - LOVE by Kate Cortesi

produced by South Coast Rep

directed by Mike Donahue

 

Nov 30, Dec 1 & 2, 2018 - DARK PEOPLE by Geoffrey Thorne

produced by Bespoke Plays

directed by Bola Ogun

with Jeffrey Omura, Aldis Hodge, David Julian Hirsh, Wade Allain-Marcus

July 28, 2018 - BIRDS OF EMPATHY by Clarence Coo

produced by Portland Center Stage's JAW Festival

directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

with Jeffrey Omura, Emily Kuroda, Ryan Tresser, David Bodin

July 5, 6, 7, 2018 - END OF MESSAGE by Laura Jacqmin

produced by Cape Cod Theater Project

directed by Monty Cole

with Jeffrey Omura, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Vandit Bhatt, Sarah Tolan Mee, Jordan Brodess, Amelia Workman

May 26, 2018 - SANCTUARY CITY by Martyna Majok

produced by Sundance Theater Lab

directed by Kenneth Prestininzi

with Jeffrey Omura, Rebecca S'Manga Frank, Micah Stock

May 23, 2018 - BLOOD IN YOUR BLOOD by A. Rey Pamatmat

produced by Sundance Theater Lab

directed by Nelson Eusebio

with Jeffrey Omura, Amy Hill, Micah Stock, Theresa Avia Lim, Alano Miller

April 21, 2018 - CESSPOOL by Chris Wilson

produced by Hunter College Playwrights' Festival

directed by Mike Donahue

Dec 14, 2017 - REUNION by Nandita Shenoy

produced by Bluestone Project

directed by Nelson Eusebio

with Jeffrey Omura, Brenny Rabine, CJ Wilson, Vishaal Reddy, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy 

Dec 1, 2017 - HENRY VI by William Shakspeare

produced by NAATCO

adapted and directed by Stephen Brown-Fried

 

Nov 6, 2017 - BETWEEN HERE AND THE CITY OF MEXICO by Tony Meneses

produced by the Abingdon Theatre at the Vineyard Theatre

with Jeffrey Omura, Danaya Esperanza, Frankie J. Alvarez, Ramon O. Torres, Diana Gonzalez-Morett, Zabryna Guevara

 

Oct 30, 2017 - THE FIT by Carey Perloff

produced by New York Stage and Film at Barnard College

directed by Melia Bensussen

featuring Jeffrey Omura, Dennis Boutsikaris, Mahira Kakkar, Betsy Aidem, Lori Tan Chinn

Oct 23, 2017 - CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION by George Bernard Shaw

produced by The Shaw Project

directed by David Staller

featuring Jeffrey Omura, Rebecca Luker, Max von Essen, Tony Sheldon, George Dvorsky, Mark Shanahan, Dan Dominques, James Donegan, Daniel Marconi, Thom Sesma, Evan Zes, Aaron Lee Battle, Frank C. DiLella

 

July 22, 2017 - THE FIT by Carey Perloff

produced by New York Stage and Film at Vassar College

directed by Daniel Aukin

featuring Jeffrey Omura, Maura Tierney, Jon Tenney, Jolly Abraham, Jade Wu

 

July 7, 8, 9, 2017 - THE GREAT LEAP by Lauren Yee

produced by New York Stage and Film at Vassar College

directed by Will Davis

featuring Jeffrey Omura, Richard Schiff, David Shih, Jeena Yi

 

TEACHERS AND STUDENTS: FOUR SHORT PLAYS by Itamar Moses

produced by The Orchard Project

directed by Michelle Tattenbaum

June 15, 16, 17, 2017 - HAVE SARI, WILL TRAVEL by Deepa Purohit

produced by Rising Circle Theater Collective

at Theatrelab on 36th St

directed by Awoye Timpo

starring Jeffrey Omura, Kate Rigg, Kathleen Choe, Pallavi Sastry, Yolande Bavan

Weds, April 19, 2017 - BIRDS OF EMPATHY by Clarence Coo

produced by Playwrights' Realm's Ink'd Festival

at the Loft at Theater 511

directed by Jesse Geiger

starring Jeffrey Omura, Robin de Jesus, Wai Ching Ho, Bill Buell

Thurs, April 6, 2017 - WHITE by James Ijames

produced by Tom Kirdahy Productions

at The Center

directed by Lucie Tiberghien

starring Jeffrey Omura, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Jennifer Mudge, Michael Urie

Tues, Mar 21, 2017 - AN LA RIOTS PLAY by Gene Wang

produced by Unseen & Unheard

at the Kraine Theater

starring Jeffrey Omura, Alton Alburo, Devin Burnham, Sarah Jun, David Shih, Daniel Velasco, Stephanie Weeks, Johnny Wu

Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - PEOPLE SITTING IN DARKNESS by Clarence Coo

produced by Atlantic Theater Company

at the Linda Gross Theater

directed by Ed Iskandar

starring Jeffrey Omura, Allison Buck, James Chen, Angel Desai, Sanjit de Silva, Olivia Oguma

Sun, Nov 22, 2016 - AFTER ORLANDO by various authors

produced by Daryl Roth and Wendy Goldberg

at the DR2 Theater

directed by Gregg Wiggans

starring Jeffrey Omura, Ana Nogueria, Sheria Irving, Greg Hildreth, Alejandro Rodriguez, Amir Arison

Weds, Oct 26, 2016 - SUPREME LEADER by Don Nguyen

produced by Labyrinth Theater Company

at the Alchemical Theater Lab

directed by Ed Iskandar

starring Jeffrey Omura, Steffanie Leigh, Ryan James-Hatanaka

 

 

Don't miss Jeffrey on HBO's Succession 

 

Succession, HBO's new drama about a dysfunctional global-media family, premiers on HBO on June 3. Jeffrey plays Rob, a publicist hired to help the family patriarch Logan Roy played by Brian Cox. The series also stars Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin, Peter Friedman, Natalie Gold, Matthew Macfadyan, Alan Ruck, Parker Sawyers, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong and Rob Yang.

 

 

Did you catch Jeffrey in

The Playwright's Realm's

"Hello, From The Children Of Planet Earth"?

Jeffrey stars as William, NASA scientist who's dedicated his whole life to his career and finds his life turned upside down when his childhood best friend asks him to father a baby. Also starring Jon Hoche, Dana Meryl Berger, Olivia Oguma, and Kaaron Briscoe. Written by Don Nguyen and directed by Jade King Carroll. 

Hello, From The Children of Planet Earth

February 24 - March 24

The Duke Theater on 42nd Street

 

 

Then watch Jeffrey on CBS' Elementary

 

This May, Jeffrey plays Sonny, a brilliant scientist who's built a nuclear powered laser gun, on CBS' Elementary  opposite Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock and Jon Michael Hill's Detective Bell. Elementary also stars Lucy Liu. Can Sonny help Sherlock find the killer in time?

 

 

Then see him on NBCUniversal's

new drama Gone 

 

Jeffrey plays Kyle Parrish on NBCUniversal's new drama Gone starring Leven Rambin ("The Hunger Games"), Danny Pino ("Law & Order: SVU"), Andy Mientus ("Smash"), and Christopher Noth ("The Good Wife"). The series is based on Chelsea Cain's hit novel One Kick

Gone tells the fictional story of Kit “Kick” Lannigan (Rambin), survivor of a famous child-abduction case, and Frank Booth (Noth), the FBI agent who rescued her. Determined never to fall victim again, Kick trains in martial arts and the use of firearms. She finds her calling when Booth persuades her to join a special task force he created dedicated to solving abductions and missing persons cases. Paired with former Army intelligence officer John Bishop, Kick brings her unique understanding of the mind of a predator.

 

 

You just missed...​

Jeffrey played Horatio in William Shakespeare's Hamlet at The Public Theater. Produced by the Public's Mobile Unit, the company toured New York City's five boroughs performing at community centers, homeless shelters, and prisons. From September 19 - October 9, 2016, the show as open to the general public at The Public Theater at Astor Place.

 

 

 

Now Streaming on Amazon... The Interestings

 

Amazon's new pilot "The Interestings" premiered June 17. 

 

Jeffrey joins the large ensemble that includes Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under"), David Krumholtz ("Numb3rs"), Jessica Pare ("Mad Men"), Jessica Collins ("The Young and the Restless"), and Corey Cott (Broadway's Newsies and Gigi).

 

Based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, the pilot is written by Nip/Tuck alums Lyn Greene and Richard Levine and directed by Mike Newell. It follows a group of friends who meet as teenagers at an arts camp in 1974 and stay connected over the next three decades. 

 

Jeffrey will play Robert Takahashi, a young lawyer and love interest to Cott's Jonah. The rest of the cast includes Ed Squires, Sarah Mezzanotte, Katie Balen, Jance Enslin, Gabriel Ebert, and Matt Barr. 

 

 

And Limitless
 

Jeffrey returned to Limitless on April 19 in part one of this season's two part finale. He plays the chief aide to  Senator Eddie Morra (played by Bradley Cooper). Limitless also stars  Jennifer Carpenter, and Jake McDorman.

But wait!

 

You just missed Jeffrey in 

Ma-Yi Theater Company's world premiere production of

HOUSE RULES

a new dark comedy by A. Rey Pamamat and directed by Ralph B. Peña starring James Yaegashi, Tiffany Villarin, Tina Chilip, Jojo Gonzalez, Mia Katigbak, and Conrad Schott.

 

Performances ran March 22 - April 17, 2016

HERE Arts Center in Soho

 

And previously...
 

"The latest by Lloyd Suh absolutely took my breath away, and I suspect it to be among the most important plays of our era."

- Playbill.com

 

You just missed Jeffrey in the title role of Lloyd Suh's world premiere play

Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery

which Playbill.com calls one of the most impactful plays of 2015.

Directed by Ed Iskandar and produced by NAATCO

at Walkerspace in Tribeca.

 

 

 

One more thing
 

Look out for Jeffrey's Liberty Mutual commercial

now airing nationally.

 

 

 

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Connect with Jeffrey on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and IMDB. 

 

 

 

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Check out his acting reel:

 

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