A scene from Cymbeline (with Cary Vaughn; Director of Photography - Chad Davis)

Jeff Scott Rust
currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee and performs in night clubs, films, commercials and Memphis area theatres.
He portrayed three characters in an episode of the BBC/History Channel documentary series Days That Shook the World. He acted as a prosecuting attorney in the indie feature General Sessions, produced by lawyer and author Larry Moore. Winning the award for Best Score at the Los Angeles Independent Film & Video festival, the General Sessions soundtrack includes four selections from Jeff's music catalog.
For information about Jeff's work in music, click Sound Design and Music.

Acting Resume

The Reluctant Comedian (Featured role: Willy Lorat)
Feature by Jim Esposito, in production by Sleeping Cat Studio - Jim Esposito, director

Chasing The White Dragon (Featured role: Bubby) Feature by Kathilynn Phillips.

The Garden (Lead: James)
Feature by Thomason Pollard with cinematography by Eric Price.
*Premiered in Europe at the Cannes Film Festival 2007.
Premiered in USA at the Indie Memphis Film Festival.

By No Other Name (Co-star: Billy Shears)
Feature by John Moore, in production by Grade One Entertainment - Brian Churchill, director

Days That Shook the World - Martin Luther King, Jr. episode (Featured roles)
BBC/History Channel Production - Srik Narayanan, writer & director

Cymbeline (Co-star: Iachimo)
Stage-On-Screen Production - John Malloy, director

General Sessions (Co-star: Prosecutor Irving Phelps)
Independent Feature - Larry Moore, director

Rollin' With "K" (Featured role: Plantation Owner)
Made for Time-Warner Cable - Michael Tabor, director

Into Thy Narrow Bed (Featured role: Choir director)
Independent Feature - John Malloy, director

Going To California (Featured role: Memphis Mystery Man)
Made for Showtime series - Griffin Dunne, director

The Rainmaker (Driver)
Feature - Francis Ford Coppola, director

Separated By Murder (Waiter)
Made for TV (CBS) - Larry Thompson Productions

Your Place Or Mine? (Club dancer)
Bar-Kays music video - Ardent Teleproductions

Commercial Film
Horseshoe Casino
(Featured roles in ad campaigns)
Produced by Prin Pictures for RPM Advertising

Family Life Services of Memphis (Featured role: Counselor)
P.S.A. - Jim Robinson, Director

Mid-South Auto Showcase (Featured role: Car buyer)
Auto sales show - John Still, Director

C.L.U.E. Filmmakers
(Starring role: Instructor of animated filmmaking)
Instructional Video for the Memphis City Schools
Margaret Sano, Director

An Evening with the General (as General Ulysses S. Grant)
Script by Jeff, based on Grant's letters to the Union Army's Department of the Mississippi in St. Louis
Dir. by Stephen Hassinger and Vickie Parker for The Inn at Hunt-Phelan
Dinner Theatre event at The Inn at Hunt-Phelan, Memphis, TN. . .
This was the location of General Grant's headquarters while planning the Battle of Vicksburg.
Promotional photo

Il Trovatore (coro - second tenor & anvil player!)
Starring Randolph Locke and Carol Sparrow, Dir. by Michael Ching & Daniel Helfgot
Opera Memphis at the Orpheum

Rigoletto (coro - first tenor)
Starring Michael Corvino, Dir. by Michael Ching & John Hoomes
Opera Memphis at the Orpheum

Tosca (coro - second tenor)
Starring Kallen Esperian, Dir. by Michael Ching & Michael McConnell
Opera Memphis at the Orpheum

Shakespeare's Cymbeline (as Iachimo)
Dir. by John Malloy for Jim Esposito's Sleeping Cat Studio

Tales Of Hoffmann (coro - second tenor)
Starring Randolph Locke, Dir. by Michael Ching & Karen Tiller
Opera Memphis at the Orpheum

Personals (as Jeff Thompson)
Dir. by Billy Pullen for Playwright's Forum at Theatreworks

Turandot (Royal Palace Guard)
Starring Lori Phillips, Dir. by Kenneth Schermerhorn & John Hoomes
Opera Memphis at the Orpheum

A Man and a Woman (The Man, with Leah Roberts)
Dir. by Jen Wood-Bowien for the P&H Cafe Ten-Minute Play Festival

Little Red Wagon Painted Blue (as Steve Porter)
Dir. by Marler Stone for Playwright's Forum at Theatreworks

Far East by A.R. Gurney (as Ensign Bob Munger)
Dir. by Jerry Chipman for Theatre Memphis Main Stage

Manon Lescaut (as a Waiter/French Soldier)
Starring Kallen Esperian, Dir. by Michael Ching & Michael McConnell for Opera Memphis at the Orpheum

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (as Nick)
Dir. by Hal Harmon, Emerald Theatre Co. at Theatreworks

Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie (as Anthony Marston)
Dir. by John Rone for Germantown Community Theatre

Aida (as Egyptian Treasure Bearer)
starring Geraldine McMillian, Dir. by Mark Ensley, David Pfeiffer, & Sherrill Milnes
Opera Memphis at the Orpheum

The Nutcracker (as a Parent in the Grandfather Dance)
Dir. by Julie & Tom Knowles for Memphis Dance Theatre

The Best Man by Gore Vidal (as a Reporter)
Dir. by Leigh Ann Evans for Germantown Community Theatre

Acting study with. . .

Molli Benson (Los Angeles) - Camera, directing

Craig Brewer - Camera, scene study

Gary Grubbs - scene study

Linda Phillips-Palo (Casting director) - Scene study

University of Memphis - Camera

The Actor's Studio, Lisa Lax (Memphis) - Camera

John Still (Memphis) - Camera, voice-over

John Malloy (Memphis) - Camera, stage, radio

Michael David McGuire (Los Angeles/Memphis) - Camera

Max Maxwell (Memphis) - Stunts, fighting

Academie Moderne LTD (Boston) - Modeling: runway & camera

Other stage training. . .
University of Memphis - Shakespeare scene studies

Memphis Fencers Association with
Tom Knowles - Beginner & Intermediate Fencing

P&H Shakespeare Repertory with
John Malloy - scene study using Cymbeline

Theatre Memphis Scene Study Workshop with
Joanne Malin - using The Lion In Winter

Special Skills:
Audio engineering, film & video editing, drummer, electric bassist, and singer (tenor)

Height: 5' 9" - Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: Brown - Eyes: Hazel - Ears: Quite Good
Playable age range: 30-48

|edition: January/2012|
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