- Full Name Jefferson White
- Occupation Actor
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Iowa, USA
“Everybody has one very specific job. It took me a while to learn to appreciate and value that, and to understand what is and isn’t my job on a TV set.”
“Don't let somebody else's standards or expectations define your success or failure. Ask yourself what you value, and then define your success by that.”
Jefferson White | Biography 2021'Snowbound,' and 'God's Country' are his Upcoming Movies in 2021
Jefferson White landed the role of Jimmy Hurdstrom in the series 'Yellowstone.' The series initially premiered on the Peacock Network in 2018 and later on Netflix. The story follows the family of the Duttons, who own America's largest contiguous ranch and are always under attack on property developers, confrontations, and disagreement with the country's first national park. The drama was renewed for a fourth season by Paramount Network in February 2020, and the fourth season is expected in late 2021.
Jefferson White is an American actor prominently known for his role Jimmy Hurdstrom in the Netflix series 'Yellowstone.'
Who Is Jefferson White?
Jefferson White is an American actor and producer. In 2014, Jefferson made his cinematic debut in the television series The Americans. The same year, he appeared in the television show Manhattan (2014-2015), which launched him into the spotlight.
He also portrayed the role of Jimmy Hurdstrom on Netflix's series Yellowstone from 2018 to 2020. White's significant TV series credits include The Twilight Zone, The Alienist, Blindspot, The Good Fight, and The Bite.
Early Life & Education
Jefferson White was born on 3 November in Iowa, United States, and presently lives in Brooklyn. He attended Iowa State University and later joined the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Though he had a special place for acting in his heart, he considered advertising to be his profession.
"I loved acting in high school and I've acted my whole life, but I was really nervous at the prospect of trying to live in the world as an actor," White said in a 2019 interview with Script and Score.
He also revealed that acting classes suddenly became the only thing that interested him. As a result, he declared a major in performing arts in the second semester of his sophomore year.
White appeared as Curio in Twelfth Night, a son in SIX CHARACTERS, and Judge Brack in Hedda Gabler, among many ISU Theatre productions. As a member of the speaking team, choir, chess club, and theatrical department, White built a reputation for himself since his teenage days.
In both school and community theater, White appeared in many plays and musicals. He was recognized in high school that earned an 'All-State award' for group improv in 2007, and played key characters in Theatre Cedar Rapids productions of West Side Story and Treasure Island.
White joined the Actors Theatre of Louisville as an apprentice after graduation. After his performance at a show, he was contacted by an agent, after which White moved to New York City to pursue acting.
His first job in New York was to audition for the television show The Americans (2014) and became a cast in his first audition.
However, his portrayal as a young, naïve Iowa child on the WGN America show, Manhattan was the breakout role that he earned in the same year. Iowa was a young soldier stationed at the site where they constructed a nuclear bomb, and the writer had written this character in the script with the pseudonym Iowa. It was written by Sam Shaw, a terrific writer who also attended the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.
White starred in a popular series, How to Get Away with Murder, from 2015 to 2016. He portrayed the role of Philip Jessup alongside artists like Viola Davis, Alfred Enoch, Billy Brown, Matt McGorry, Charlie Weber, Jack Falahee, and Liza Weil.
He then appeared in the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Gary and Elementary as Dorian Moll, both in 2015. In 2016, he portrayed Gary Hinman on Aquarius, Officer Eric Carlson on Blue Bloods (2016), Joshua Masterson on House of Cards. He then continued his television appearances in the TV series Hat Trick Bitches (2017) as Kevin, The Alienist (2018) as Lincoln Steffens, The Twilight Zone (2019) as Jerry Pierson, and Blindspot (2020) as Parker.
His other notable acting credits include short films like Swallow Grass Snakes (2018), Swipe (2019), and Others (2019). White starred in two short films, A Home in the Middle and The Mouse and the Lion, in 2020, two TV series, The Bite, and The Good Fight, in 2021.
He had also appeared in movies Dedalus (2018), Treasure Trouble (2019), and No Future (2020).
White has two upcoming movies: Snowbound and God's Country, where he would play the roles of Nathan and Samuel Cody, respectively. Both the projects are currently in pre-production.
Yellowstone is an American drama series that revolves around the Dutton family, led by patriarch John Dutton. The Duttons own America's largest contiguous ranch and are always under attack on property developers, confrontations with an Indian reservation, and disagreement with the country's first national park.
White portrayed Jimmy Hurdstrom, alongside Luke Grimes, Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Danny Huston, and Cole Hauser.
"Jimmy's path is one of the show's most fun and intriguing arcs, from the scrappy, naive delinquent Yellowstone viewers met in Season One to the bronc-riding, blossoming rodeo star in Season Three," he shared about his character in a 2020 interview with Deadline. According to him, his character had made him do things that he had never tried before.
The show initially premiered on the Peacock Network in 2018 and later on Netflix. White had totally appeared in 29 episodes in the three seasons. The drama was renewed for a fourth season by Paramount Network in February 2020, even before the broadcast of its third season. The production and casting for the fourth season is expected to start in July 2021, and the release is likely to be in late 2021.