Born Jeffrey-Paul Valenti in Hartford, CT to a working-class Italian-American family; JP learned at an early age the importance of hard work, dedication and perseverance. His parents Paula Buccheri and Jeffery Valenti constantly instilled in him the idea that he could become anything he set his mind to. From the time he was a young child he has gravitated toward creative arts. Whether it was writing, doing comedic impressions or creating his own talk show. In addition to this, JP has always been very active in athletics. Participating in sports like Baseball, Football, Track & Field, Soccer and Basketball. He attended the University of Connecticut where he double majored in Communication Sciences and Sociology.
After college, JP worked as a Analyst for a Manufacturing Company, Technician for the State Police Firearms Unit and as a Recruiter for an IT consulting firm, before ultimately deciding to leave that life behind and pursue his passion for acting and entertaining.
Besides acting, JP has also done print catalogs for Gilly Hicks, Dunkin Donuts, Mercedes Benz and Swiss Army Victorinox; as well as emceed huge stage shows at both Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
He is most known for his role on Netflix's Haunting of Hill House, recurring role on PBS's The Cobblestone Corridor, his live action role in Rock Band IV: Rocumentary, as well as well as his notable role in the Wayfair "Drop The Mic" Commercial campaign.
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