With over 100 TV and film credits under his belt, veteran character actor Jasper Cole is best remembered for his role as Zeke Pleshette, Val Kilmer’s sidekick in the cult sensation Macgruber.
Jasper continued his villainous streak by co-starring in the box office smash hit film The Purge: Anarchy produced by Michael Bay and Jason Blum, in Captured, as “Shelly” starring Brittany Curran and Kristin Prout, and Model Home as “Walker” opposite Emmy winner Kathy Baker and Monique Gabriella Curnen. He will soon be seen in the lead role of “Bad Cop” in the horror/thriller Savage Sistas, as “Dark Butler” in the horror film Spirits opposite Lynn Lowry as well as “Peter” in The Ones Above starring Jean Smart. He appears as “Jacques De Leon” in the new CBS Drama Training Day opposite Bill Paxton.
Jasper also played a “Homeless Man” opposite Tatiana Ali in the TV movie Second Sight. He was seen in the third season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as “The Oolong Slayer” opposite Andy Sandberg and Andre Baugher. Jasper co-starred in the 2013 hit horror film Hansel & Gretel as “John,” iconic actress Dee Wallace’s son. Jasper has appeared in dozens of theatrical productions, national TV commercials, and has guest starred on some of television’s top shows,including C.S.I., MarriedWith Children, Saved By The Bell, Touched by An Angel,Party Of Five, LaFemme Nakita, Tales From The Crypt, Baywatch, Pacific Blue and Clueless. Recently Jasper obtained critical acclaim for his work on Michael Eisner’s Emmy Nominated series Prom Queen, his unforgettable stint on Everybody Hates Chris and his recurring role on the ABC series The Forgotten starring Christian Slater. He has also guest starred on HBO’s hit series Funny Or Die Presents and appeared regularly in various comedy sketches for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Film and TV audiences will recognize Jasper as Reno, the bad cowboy in the award winning Showdown at Seven commercials for the popular movie website Fandango. He also appeared in the popular national Direct TV commercials opposite Rob Lowe. You can see him worldwide as a pirate in the “1-800-Contact” commercials as well. Nickelodeon fans know Jasper as “Oswald” in the final season of the hit series Victorious and he appeared in several episodes of the syndicated series Outlaw Empires.
Once established as Hollywood’s bad guy, it was only a matter of time before Jasper graced the big screen. He has appeared in multiple films such as 18 Again, Alien Nation, Get Your Stuff, Friday the 13th Part VIII, and Urban Assault-Tko. Jasper flaunted his sinister side and became an International sensation as Val Kilmer’s sidekick in the blockbuster MacGruber alongside Ryan Phillipe, Kristin Wiig and Will Forte. The film is gaining cult status on DVD and TV.
Jasper is also the host of two nationally syndicated Radio/TV shows: One On One With Jasper Cole and On The Set With Jasper Cole.