Jeffrey Allan Anderson (born April 21, 1970 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American film actor best known for being featured in Clerks. and Clerks 2 as Randal Graves. In between he has appeared in other Kevin Smith films and has written/directed/starred in the film Now You Know.
Born in New Jersey and then raised in Atlantic Highlands where he went to Henry Hudson Regional High School, the same school where aspiring writer friend Kevin Smith went to and where they also graduated in 1988. While working at AT&T Kevin was working on his first movie Clerks. The first auditioned was for the role of Jay but didn’t fit well with it after that Kevin gave Jeff the role of video store employee Randal Graves a foul-mouthed slacker apathy incarnate with convenience store worker best friend Dante Hicks. While working on the movie he fell in love with his Clerks co-star Lisa Spoonhauer and proposed to her after only knowing her 3 weeks on the set of Clerks and got married in 1995 and was...
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Clerks II is the sequel to Kevin Smith's 1994 movie Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse. The film was released on July 21, 2006; it screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the 2006 Edinburgh International Film Festival.The film opened in 2,150 theaters on July 21, 2006 and grossed $10,061,132 domestically in its first weekend. As of November 9, 2006 the film's theatrical gross was $24,148,068 domestically, plus an additional $2,668,875 foreign with a budget of $5,000,000. Although it was received with mixed reviews by critics, the View Askewniverse's cult fan base has been fairly positive about the film.
In the prologue, Randal Graves leaves the coffee pot warmer on, burning down the Quick Stop convenience store where he and Dante Hicks worked for over a decade. The film then jumps ahead approximately one year, to find them working at a Mooby's fast food restaurant. Dante is planning to...,
The Flying Car is a six-minute 2002 short film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It features View Askewniverse characters Dante Hicks and Randal Graves, who were introduced in Clerks.While stuck in a traffic jam, the two have another philosophical, pop-culture-laden conversation — this one sparked when Randal asks Dante what he would hypothetically sacrifice in exchange for marketing rights to a flying car.It is similar to the scene in the original movie where they are driving to the wake. In both they are in a car and Randal convinces Dante a situation (in the original: performing oral sex on yourself, in this scene: losing a foot and being raped by a German scientist and his friends in exchange for the flying car) isn't as perverse as it sounds, then calls him a pervert for agreeing with him.The short film was the first commissioned for The Tonight Show and premiered there on February 27, 2002. It also appears on the 10th anniversary Clerks. X DVD....,
Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, and Alanis Morissette.
Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson, the stars of Smith's debut film Clerks, have cameo roles, as do Smith regulars Scott Mosier, Dwight Ewell, Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson.
The film is a satire of the Catholic Church and Catholic belief, which caused organized protests and much controversy in many countries, delaying release of the film and leading to at least three death threats against Smith.Aside from some scenes filmed on the New Jersey shore, most of the film was shot in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay as well as a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America honor for Best Screenplay.
This film was rated R by the MPAA “for strong language...,
Clerks is a 1994 film written and directed by Kevin Smith (who also appears in the film in a minor role). Starring Brian O'Halloran as Dante Hicks and Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves, it presents a day in the lives of two shop clerks and their acquaintances. Clerks was the first of Smith's "View Askewniverse" films. It introduces several characters, notably Jay and Silent Bob, who reappear in his later works.
Dante Hicks is a clerk at the Quick Stop, a local convenience store in Leonardo, New Jersey. One morning, he receives a phone call from his boss, who claims that another employee is sick. After a brief argument, he reluctantly agrees to work, on the promise that he will be relieved at twelve o'clock so he can play hockey with his friends. When he arrives to open up the store, he realizes that the shutters outside won't open because someone jammed gum in the locks. With the shutters down, the store appears closed, so he writes "I assure you; we're open" in shoe polish on a large...,
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