Jesse Lee Soffer
Character: Travis Alexander
Jesse Lee Soffer’s acting career began at the early age of six when he landed a Kix cereal commercial. It was just weeks after the Ossining, New York native expressed interest to his mother in the craft. At age eight, Soffer made his feature film debut opposite John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty in “Matinee.” Soon after, he was cast as Susan Sarandon and Sam Shephard’s son “Percival” in the family drama “Safe Passage,” as well as the iconic character “Bobby” in both “The Brady Bunch Movie” and “A Very Brady Sequel.”
Continuing the pattern of working with Oscar® caliber and other A-List talent, the young actor starred as runaway turned sleuth “Jamie Kincaid” in the made-for-television movie “From the Mixed Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler,” where he held his own in scenes with the legendary Lauren Bacall. Additionally, Soffer worked with acclaimed director Richard Shepard in AMC’s The Royale. In 1998, he was cast as a series regular on Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s ABC sitcom “Two of a Kind.” When the series ended, Soffer returned to the East Coast and immediately took on the role of “Max Nickerson” on the CBS daytime drama “Guiding Light.”
After barely four months on the show, Soffer decided to solely focus on his studies and put himself through The Gunnery boarding school in Connecticut. Upon graduation, he realized that he still yearned to act and, once again, began to actively pursue a career in front of the camera. Within months, Soffer landed a major contract role on “As the World Turns.” His portrayal of troubled youth “Will Munson” earned him three consecutive Daytime Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor in 2005. Soffer made his return to the big screen in Davis Guggenheim’s independent feature film “Gracie” playing the son of Elizabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney. In the film, he was able to combine his real life passion for soccer as a star high school player. Soffer can also be seen in the 20th Century Fox film “In Time,” starring Justin Timberlake. He has also had guest lead roles in “CSI: Miami”, “The Mentalist” and “Rizzoli & Isles.” Most recently Soffer starred in FBC’s ensemble drama “The Mob Doctor” as the streetwise brother of the series’ title character.
Soffer currently resides in Los Angeles, California.