Actor, model and producer Jeff Joslin is a former professional football player and two-time national champion quarterback at Carson-Newman College who entered the entertainment business in 2006 and became a quick success. National print campaigns for Lipitor, Bermuda Tourism, Biltmore House led to commercial roles for Barron’s, Bermuda Tourism and Cialis which launched Joslin to television and movie roles.
A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Jeff was a star quarterback at Farragut High School and signed to play at the University of Tennessee. He transferred to Carson-Newman College in nearby Jefferson City, Tenn., to be with his former high school coach, Ken Sparks. There, they won back-to-back NAIA national titles in 1983-’84 with Joslin being named honorable mention all-America. Later, he was selected to the Carson-Newman “Team of the Century.”
Joslin played in the Canadian Football League with Toronto, Saskatchewan and Ottawa, and then served as a director with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. A second-degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo, Joslin created X-Treme Team, a martial arts live program for middle and high school students that performed over 150 live shows worldwide, including a performance at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games. Martial arts organically led Joslin to train as a stunt and fight coordinator under Scott Leva of Precision Stunts, one of Hollywood’s top stunt coordinator.
Joslin has appeared in several TV shows such as Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, Murder In Manhattan and recently some top films such as Carjacked with Maria Bello and Madea’s Witness Protection as Tyler Perry’s boss.
Joslin is founder of 3 Legged Dog Productions, an indie film company to produce his own projects of interest with a focus on high-quality inspirational films.
In 2012, Joslin relocated to the West Coast to work Los Angeles market and be closer to his oldest sons. The oldest, Jeffrey Joslin II, is an accomplished musician, writer, performer who is also acting and modeling. His middle son, Justice Joslin, is a former pro football receiver and now with the Ford modeling agency now appearing in commercials, TV and film around the world. The youngest, Javan Joslin, will soon graduate in the fall of 2013 in marketing and join his brothers in Los Angeles.
Madea’s Witness Protection,
The Underground Railroad,
The Hobby Stop,
Stranger At The Pentagon
The Smell of Success,
A Dance for Bethany,
Inside the Locket
Murder In Manhattan,
Drop Dead Diva,
All My Children,
As The World Turns