Jesse Lee Soffer is an American actor who is known for portraying Will Munson on the CBS soap opera “As the World Turns”. He received three Emmy nominations for his work on the show. He is also known for his role as Bobby Brady in the comedy “The Brady Bunch” Movie and its sequel “A Very Brady Sequel”.
Jesse Soffer Profile Summary
Jesse Lee Soffer
April 23, 1984
Place of Birth
Ossining, New York, U.S
Jill Hindes, Stan Soffer
Craig Soffer, Shayne A. Hindes, Melissa Soffer, Jenna Hindes
Jesse Soffer Biography
Jesse Lee Soffer was born on April 23, 1984, in Ossining, New York to Jill Hindes (née Bruning) and Stan Soffer. His father died in 1993, and he was nine years old then. Jesse has two younger half-sisters, Shayne and Jenna Hindes, from his mother’s second marriage and he also has two older half-siblings from his father’s first marriage, Craig and Melisa Soffer. Jesse spent part of his childhood in Tarrytown, New York, and later moved to Newtown, Connecticut at the age of 10.
Jesse boarded at The Gunnery and he graduated in 2003. He played soccer while in school and was named in the all-star team (prep school category) during his senior season. He took classes at New York University (NYU).
Jesse Soffer Career
Jesse started his acting career at the age of six when he landed a Kix cereal commercial. In 1993, at age of eight, he made his feature film debut with John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty in the comedy Matinee.
Jesse co-starred as Percival in the drama “Safe Passage” in 1994 and in 1995, he co-starred as Bobby Brady in the comedy “The Brady Bunch Movie” and he reprised his role in “A Very Brady Sequel” a year later. Continuing the pattern of working with Oscar-calibre and A-list talent, Jesse starred as a runaway-turned-sleuth Jamie Kincaid in the TV movie From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. He worked with director Richard Shepard in the AMC TV movie The Royale. In 1998, Jesse was cast as Taylor Donovan with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on the ABC sitcom Two of a Kind. He also originated the role of Max Nickerson on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light in 1999. After four months on the show, he left to focus on his studies.
Jesse returned to his television career after he graduated from high school. He took over the role of troubled youth Will Munson on the CBS soap opera “As the World Turns” in 2004. He played the role until April 4, 2008. As of 2008, he was nominated three times for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his work on ATWT as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor in 2005. In 2007, Jesse returned to his film career and co-starred with Carly Schroeder in Davis Guggenheim’s sports drama Gracie, based on a true story, and in July 2010, he reprised his role as Will Munsen on As the World Turns. During his time on “As the World Turns”, he was cast in an episode of Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: SVU. However, he was unable to film due to a clash in filming commitments. In 2011, Jesse co-starred in the dystopian science fiction action thriller In Time.
Ever since then, Jesse has guest-starred on a number of television series including CSI: “Miami”, “The Mentalist”, and “Rizzoli &Isles”. In 2012, he co-starred with Jordana Spiro in the short-lived Fox medical drama “The Mob Doctor” as Nate Devlin, the streetwise brother of Dr. Grace Devlin (Spiro), and later that year, he co-starred as Travis Alexander in Lifetime’s original movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret.
It was reported in 2013 that Jesse had joined the cast of the NBC police procedural drama Chicago P.D., the first spin-off show from the drama Chicago Fire as Det. Jay Halstead. On September 24, 2014, Jesse appeared in the second-season premiere of the YouTube comedy/talk web series Talking Marriage with Ryan Bailey.
Jesse was in a relationship with Chicago P.D. co-star Sophia Bush from May 2014 to November 2016. He began dating Chicago Med star Torrey DeVitto and after a year of dating, the pair officially announced their romance in August 2018. The pair announced they had ended their relationship in May 2019.
Jesse SofferAwards and Nominations
Daytime Emmy Award nomination, Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (2006, 2007, 2008)