Jeff Baron grew up in suburban New Jersey, the son of
a secretary and a clothing salesman.  The first in his
family to go to college, Jeff got a film degree from
Northwestern University, where his comedy writing and
lyrics were frequently performed on and off campus.

He worked for the skiing trade association for a few
years, then got an MBA from Harvard Business School.  
During his two years at Coca-Cola, Jeff managed the
creation and introduction of Ramblin' Root Beer.  He left
to become a Marketing Director for Warner Amex
Satellite Entertainment Company, which became MTV
Networks.  He left the corporate world when his dad
became seriously ill, while Jeff was still in his 20's.
After his dad passed away,
Jeff wrote, directed and
hosted a weekly
comedy/reality cable TV
series,
The Jeff Baron Show.  
At the same time, he wrote
his first screenplay, which
was optioned by Marcia
Nasatir (
The Big Chill,
I
ronweed).  Jeff's other
original screenplays were
optioned by David Brown
(
Jaws, The Sting, The Player)
and Disney.
 
He wrote episodes of a wide
variety of TV series, including
The Tracey Ullman Show (Fox),
Almost Grown (CBS - David
Chase),
Sisters (NBC), A Year in
the Life
(NBC), Aaron's Way
(NBC) and the
Disney Sunday
Movie
(ABC).  He wrote and
produced several projects for
Nickelodeon.  He had series
development deals with TriStar
(now Sony), 20th Century Fox,
Nickelodeon and Dick Clark
Productions.  During this period,
Jeff wrote and directed
The
Bruce Diet
, an award-winning 25
minute comedy-horror film,
selected for film festivals around
the world.