Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (pronounced “beau-yer”) is most recognizable for his portrayal of ambitious producer Jay in the critically acclaimed Lifetime series “UnREAL,” which returns for its second season this June. Earlier this year, Bowyer-Chapman starred opposite Robert De Niro and Zac Efron in the comedy “Dirty Grandpa.” He also wrapped production on the indie feature “Tao of Surfing” alongside Eric Balfour and Lou Diamond Phillips.
Bowyer-Chapman began his career as an international model before making his feature film debut in “Shock to the System,” which premiered at the 2006 Outfest Film Festival. In 2012, he starred opposite Jussie Smollett in LOGO’s romantic comedy-drama “The Skinny.” Additional credits include his critically-acclaimed breakthrough performance in HBO’s “Dear Mr. Gacy,” SyFy’s “Stargate Universe” and the Nickelodeon animated series “Iron Man: Armored Adventures,” in which he voiced the role of the iconic superhero Black Panther.
Bowyer-Chapman is passionately involved with the Human Rights Campaign, for which he serves as a guest speaker. Born and raised in Canada, he currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.