"New Girl" Newcomer Jeff Gum Sizzles with TV's Zooey Deschanel
Actor Jeff Gum delivers a salaciously scandalous performance as an irrepressible business magnate to the popular series on Fox Television.
Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWire) -- 12/03/2013 --Critically acclaimed actor Jeff Gum has been cast as the deviously handsome executive “Slick” in December’s New Girl TV series on 20th Century Fox Television. Gum, who has appeared in recent Hollywood productions including The Smell of Success and In the Motherhood (with Chelsea Handler and Leah Remini), is a well-known actor in Hollywood and no stranger to the spotlight. His enigmatic eyes, six-pack abs and striking good looks have landed him memorable film roles and featured him on the cover of Men’s Health magazine more than a dozen times.
“Playing the character of a slick businessman who is both ruthless and appealing was a real challenge…and fun to do,” said Gum. “I really enjoyed working with New Girl’s stellar cast and was grateful for the opportunity.” In this role, Jeff Gum stars alongside Hollywood favorite Zooey Deschanel and opposite Emmy Award and Global Globe nominee Max Greenfield and Jake Johnson.
New Girl stars Zooey Deschanel as the “adorkable Jess” and is considered one of the best comedies on television. New Girl’s TV ratings and reviews are excellent-attracting millions of viewers per week. Now, after several successful seasons, the show strives to bring more laughs and new characters to its cast and story lines. Versatile actor Jeff Gum will be a first-rate addition to the show, which is already ranked as one of the most popular programs on network television.
Last season, NEW GIRL was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (Deschanel) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Greenfield). The series was nominated in its freshman year for five Emmy Awards.
“I am so thrilled to be part of such an iconic and well respected production,” said an enthusiastic Gum. “Doing comedy with a serious tone was a fantastic experience, too.”
Jeff Gum is originally from Gainesville, Florida and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and modeling. It did not take long for the actor to be noticed. He has been featured in important roles including The Smell of Success, 2009; and Turnaround Jake, 2014. He has also earned outstanding reviews and accolades for his work from other performers. Mickey Rourke, the Oscar nominated actor who took notice of Gum, expressed great admiration for the actor’s talent. Gum was understandably flattered by the praise. “Actors always strive to impress the production director, but it is the ultimate compliment to receive great ratings from your acting peers and industry mentors,” said Gum.
Gum’s show appearance as business shark and womanizer “Slick” in New Girl is sure to attract great reviews and new fans to the handsome actor. New Girl is now in its third season and more about the program can be found at the Fox website http://www.fox.com/new-girl .
About Jeff Gum
Jeff Gum has appeared in dozens of TV series and films including: Losing Ferguson, In the Motherhood, and The Smell of Success. He resides in Los Angeles, California.
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