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Jeff Richmond is a composer, director, actor, and producer from the United States who is most known for directing a few episodes of the sitcom ’30 Rock.’ He not only directed some episodes of the sitcom, which was created by and starred his wife Tina Fey, but he also composed the musical score for those episodes. Jeff Richmond has been at his most creative on multiple small and big screen productions with his wife, including ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Sisters,’ and ‘Baby Mama.’ His most recent effort is the TV show ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ which he co-created with Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and for which he serves as music director and co-producer. Richmond is a big backend contributor, even though his wife gets the majority of the credit for collaborative initiatives. Co-composing musicals at Kent State University in Ohio prepared the way for a dazzling professional career, with his first significant break with Chicago’s ‘Second City,’ the world’s first improvisational theater company. He also made significant contributions to Child’s Play Touring Theater, which led to a music composition job for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ where he collaborated with Tina Fey, whom he had met in ‘Second City.’ He began working on the sitcom ’30 Rock’ five years after marrying Tina, where he served as a composer, director, and producer, as well as an extra.

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Career of Jeff Richmond

Jeff Richmond made a significant contribution to the founding of Garrettsville Community Players, a community-based theatrical troupe in Garrettsville, Ohio, early in his career. In the beginning, he directed and choreographed a number of the theater group’s plays and shows, which helped to promote it. During his tenure at Kent State University in the late 1980s, he collaborated on a number of musicals, the most prominent of which being the score for Shakespeare’s ‘Othello.’

Jeff Richmond moved to Chicago after graduating from Kent State University to pursue a career as a director, composer, and playwright. He worked with ‘The Second City,’ which is said to be the world’s first improv theatrical company, and the ‘Child’s Play Touring Theater,’ a non-profit educational theater company. While working on ‘Second City,’ he met Tina Fey and began a relationship with her, which eventually led to their marriage.
While working on ‘The Second City,’ he directed the skits ‘Promise Keepers, Losers Weepers’ and ‘The Revelation Will Not Be Televised’ in 1998 and 1999, respectively.

Tina Richmond and Jeff Richmond have a personal and professional relationship. In 2006, he received his first huge break when he was asked to write the score for Tina Fey’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ project. He went on to work with Tina on additional projects such as ’30 Rock’ and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ as a composer, director, and producer.

He composed the music for the film ‘Baby Mama,’ in which his wife Tina Fey co-starred with Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler. He appeared as Alfonso Disperioso in several episodes of ’30 Rock’ as a background actor. He wrote the original soundtracks for the television shows “Todd’s Pop Song Reviews,” “30 Rock,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” as well as the comedy picture “Mean Girls.”

Jeff Richmonds is the creator of 39 episodes of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and 35 episodes of ’30 Rock.’ He’s also worked on ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,’ ‘Sisters,’ and ’30 Rock’ as an executive producer, co-producer, and supervising producer. Three episodes of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and five episodes of ’30 Rock’ were directed by him.
Richmond’s most notable contributions to date have been writing the lively scores for ten tracks of ’30 Rocks,’ as well as composing the standalone numbers. For producing the first three seasons of ’30 Rock,’ he earned three Emmy Awards.

Personal History and Legacy

Jeff Richmond was born in Kilsyth, West Virginia, on January 7, 1961, and spent his childhood in Portage County, Ohio. He graduated from James A Garfield High School in Garrettsville, Ohio, with the class of 1979. For producing patriotic scores while still in high school, he received the ‘John Philip Sousa’ award.
He graduated from Kent State University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree. He met Tina Fey at ‘The Second City’ in Chicago, and the two married on June 3, 2001, after a seven-year romance.

Estimated Net Worth

Jeff Richmond has a net worth of $3 million dollars as a composer, director, producer, and actor in the United States. Richmond, who was born in Garrettsville, Ohio on January 7, 1961, is most known for producing, directing, and writing music for a season of 30 Rock, which starred his wife, Tina Fey.