About Jarrod

Jarrod is awesome to work with.

One of the best attributes of a good actor is when you look at him and assume one thing, then find yourself surprised. Jarrod brings that complexity and mystery. There are a lot of things going on in his mind that you, the viewer, have to watch out for and pay attention to. That's not something an actor can learn. It's very natural.

John Herzfeld, Director

About Jarrod

At the University of Michigan, Jarrod carved his path to athletic stardom.  And while the accolades for his powers on the football field kept coming, Jarrod remained focused on accomplishing his academic goals.  He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Management and Communications and used the fifth year of his football scholarship to attend Graduate School, and was chosen team captain that same year.

In 1991, he was a first-round draft choice of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants. In 1992, he was selected Giants offensive player of the year.  Jarrod met his wife Robin Emtage, a photographer and makeup artist, who he met in 1995, when she was hired to do his makeup for a photoshoot. They married in 1998.

His wife Robin (RobinEmtage.com) does all his headshots. They also own SILKTAGE by Emtage Beauty, an all-natural beauty line company Silktage.com.

Jarrod’s desire to be a more accomplished person in entertainment motivated him to move to Los Angeles in 2002. He owns Bunch Time Productions an entertainment company in which he produces sports projects for television.

Jarrod’s acting credits include various lead and supporting roles for: CSI Miami, Rozilli & Isles, Entourage, and many others. He played the young George Foreman in the Emmy award-winning HBO film, “Only in America, The Don King Story.”  Jarrod also appeared in one of 2012 most anticipated films, “Django Unchained”, in which Quentin Tarantino won the Oscar for “Best Original Screen Play”. Jarrod has also been cast as a principal in more than fifty national commercials.

Jarrod is an instructor and a 3rd-degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu. He has won gold in several tournaments, including Pan American and World.

Jarrod also continues to be involved in the football community. He was the head coach at Beverly Hills High School from 2017-2019. In 2021 he became the Vice-President of the NFL Alumni Southern California Chapter.