Jeff Wiens is a writer-actor-director based in New York and one half of comedy two-some, Franco and Billy. Wiens and F&B partner, Peter Blomquist, wrote, directed and starred in the critically acclaimed IFC web series, Get Hit [ifc.com], which The Hollywood Reporter named one of the ten webisodes of 2008 worth watching. Episodes of Hit have been featured on IFC, Direct TVâ€™s Channel 101 and Pitchfork.com. Their live spectacle, The Franco & Billy Show ran at UCB in 2007 and was part of UCBâ€™s Longest Sketch Show Ever. Wiensâ€™ television and film appearances include roles on ABCâ€™s Life on Mars, VH1â€™s I Hate My 30s, George Lucas In Love, Fame L.A. and Shopnation (w/Tim Conway). He has performed in Off Broadway and regional theatres including Soho Rep, MCC, The Mark Taper Forum, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Indiana & Syracuse Reps, and won a Dramalogue Award for his performance in the west coast premiere of Suburbia at the Actors Gang in L.A.
Hometown: Stockton, CA ("Most Miserable City in America" - Forbes, 2009)