Jeff Osterhage was born in Columbus, Indiana. After attending North Farmington High School and Western Michigan University – both offering Bachelors of Business Administration degrees – he earned his BBA.
He has appeared in over two dozen films and TV shows to date, and provided voice acting for several video games; one such title being Outlaws from 1997 in which he played Marshal James Anderson.
Early Life and Education
Osterhage hails from Columbus, Indiana. He attended North Farmington High School and Western Michigan University respectively and has made several cameo appearances both made-for-tv movies as well as feature length films.
People may recognize him from his role of Tyrel Sackett in both the 1978 television adaptation of True Grit and 1982 movie, The Sacketts (both based on Louis L’Amour novels). In those films he co-starred alongside Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck and Glenn Ford/Ben Johnson respectively.
He has appeared in 27 films and TV shows to date, as well as providing voices for numerous video games. Additionally, he is an active member of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
Jeff Osterhage has amassed his fortune through acting since the early 80s. Since then, he has continued in this profession with great success and remains active today.
Western fans recognize him for his roles as Tyrel Sackett in Louis L’Amour novel adaptations The Sacketts (1979) and The Shadow Riders (1982), both featuring Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Glenn Ford and Ben Johnson among others.
He has appeared in over 27 films and television series, such as starring in the 1989 revival of Dragnet with Bernard White and playing Marshal James Anderson in Outlaws computer game from 1997. Additionally, he has provided voice over work for various video games.
Achievement and Honors
Osterhage first made his mark in Hollywood as an actor, playing various roles and earning himself an esteemed reputation. He’s appeared in major-budget films alongside big names like Sam Elliot, Tom Selleck and Glen Ford – to name just a few.
Osterhage has also provided voice work for several video games. He provided Marshal James Anderson in 1997’s Outlaws video game, as well as Valygar Corthala in Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn (2000).
Dr. Smith has long been an active supporter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, participating in fundraising walks and events while making donations to research programs of this organization. Furthermore, his wife suffers from MS and so has used her celebrity to raise awareness of this disease.
Jeff Osterhage, best known for roles such as Knight Rider and Dragnet on television, was born March 12, 1953 in Columbus, Indiana to Bruce Henry Osterhage (a sales manager) and Ruth Anna Thomas (an art teacher). He graduated from North Farmington High School before attending Western Michigan University for his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
Christopher supports the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by participating in fundraising events and community cleanup projects, and providing voice acting for several computer games such as Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Outlaws. He even voiced Valygar Corthala himself!
As a single individual, he prefers to keep his personal life out of public view and live a simple lifestyle, prioritizing work over anything else.
Jeff Osterhage has made his mark in Hollywood through appearances in popular movies like Knight Rider and Dragnet, made-for-television films and series as well as video games like Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal where he voices characters such as Valygar Corthala.
Osterhage has not only distinguished himself with his acting talent but has also written and directed multiple film and television projects. Additionally, he is an accomplished musician having played drums and piano for years. Additionally, Osterhage resides in Burbank California and currently does not appear to be married with children of his own – no information regarding this matter exists at this time.