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Jeff Richmond

Jeff Richmond
Richmond with his wife, Tina Fey, in April 2010
Born Jeffrey Wayne Richmond
(1961-01-07) January 7, 1961
Garrettsville, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Composer, actor, producer, director
Spouse(s) Tina Fey (m. 2001)
Children 2

Jeffrey Wayne "Jeff" Richmond (born January 7, 1961) is an American composer, actor, director, and television producer. Richmond produced, composed the music for, and directed some episodes of 30 Rock, a sitcom created by and starring his wife, Tina Fey.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Jeffrey Wayne Richmond grew up in Portage County, Ohio and graduated from James A. Garfield High School in Garrettsville, Ohio class of 1979, where he won the John Philip Sousa award, and his mother still lives. He also played a key part in the creation of the Garrettsville Community Players. Directing, choreographing, and lending his creative and artistic vision to many of its shows in its beginning. [1] He attended Kent State University in Ohio in the late 1980s, where he co-authored a number of musicals, and wrote a musical score to William Shakespeare's Othello.[2]


Richmond worked at The Second City and Child's Play Touring Theatre before he began composing music for the series Saturday Night Live. Richmond left SNL in 2006 to produce and compose music for the situation comedy, 30 Rock. Richmond has also appeared as an extra on various occasions on 30 Rock, as the character Alfonso Disperioso, and beginning in 2010, he directed five episodes: "Argus", "Plan B", "The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell", "Today You Are a Man", and "A Goon's Deed in a Weary World".

In 2008, Richmond composed the score to the film Baby Mama, which starred his wife, Tina Fey, opposite Amy Poehler.

Richmond has also appeared in a recurring role on Late Night with Conan O'Brien as the short character of "Russian Hat Guy".[3]

Recipient of the Child's Play Touring Theatre 2012 Victor Award.[4]

Personal life

Richmond is married to Tina Fey, the creator and star of 30 Rock. They met while working at Second City and dated for seven years before marrying in a Greek Orthodox ceremony on June 3, 2001.[5] They have two daughters, Alice Zenobia (born on September 10, 2005)[6] and Penelope Athena (born August 10, 2011).[7] His father, Wayne Richmond, passed away in June of 2014.


  1. ^ Fredmonsky, Matt (March 11, 2010). "Kent State raises nearly $200 million".  
  2. ^ Dawidziak, Mark (2008-04-10). "'"Tina Fey's 30 Rock,' NBC Thursday-night shows roll out new episodes Ready to Rock. ( 
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  4. ^ "30 Rock Producer Jeff Richmond Receives Child's Play Touring Theatre 2012 Victor Award Full". Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tina Fey Biography". Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ AP. SNL Star Tina Fey Gives Birth to a Girl. 1 October 2005. Retrieved 7 February 2006.
  7. ^ Hammel, Sara (2011-08-12). "Tina Fey Welcomes Daughter Penelope Athena".  

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