Also credited as: Jeremy Hoop. Married to actress Wendy Gardiner (a.k.a. Wendy Hoop). When "Jack Weyland's Charly" premiered in September 2002, it was the 7th Latter-day Saint-themed feature film to hit theaters since 2002. If one counts the large-screen, big budget feature "Testaments," there were 8 such movies. Jeremy Elliott had the male lead role in 3 of these, arguably making him the biggest star in the fledgling genre. His first major film role was the lead role in "The King's Falcon," a 25-minute family film that won the "Best Short Film" Award at the Santa Clarita International Film Festival. He did voice work for Lee Groberg's PBS documentary "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" (1999) and had minor roles in some Utah productions, including "The Perfect Murder, Perfect Town" (2000) and Richard Dutcher's "Brigham City" (2001). His breakthrough role was as the Mesoamerican sculptor "Jacob" in "Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000) directed by Academy Award-winner Keith Merrill for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His next starring roles were in the LDS-themed "Out of Step" (2002), playing a non-Latter-day Saint New York City musician who falls in love with a Latter-day Saint dancer from Salt Lake City. This was followed by his starring role in "Jack Weyland's Charly," playing "Sam" -- a Latter-day Saint from Salt Lake City who falls in love with a convert from New York City.
Bio from official "Jack Weyland's Charly" movie website:
From his early starring roles in regional musical theater to his lead role in The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd, by Academy Award winning director Kieth Merrill, Jeremy Elliott as proven himself an accomplished leading man. He trained on scholarship at Brigham Young University in its acclaimed Theater and Media Arts Department, where he received many awards, including the national Irene Ryan Award for Best Scene Partner.
Since earning his degree, Jeremy has been acting professionally and appearing in numerous films and television productions. His film credits include the lead in Out of Step, by Vision Star Entertainment (a feature film that Jeremy co-wrote); appearances in Brigham City, a Zion Films production directed by Richard Dutcher; The Singles Ward, a Halestorm Production; and the Showtime original movie Just a Dream, directed by Danny Glover. His television work includes appearances in the Sci-Fi Network miniseries Firestarter Rekindled; CBS's Promised Land; USA Network's Cover Me and Pacific Blue; The King's Falcon; Perfect Town Perfect Murder (the Jean Benet Ransey story); Beyond the Prairie (the True Story of Laura Ingalls-Wilder); and several appearances on CBS's Touched by an Angel, among others.
Along with being an accomplished actor, Jeremy is also a well-trained singer and prolific songwriter. His songs are featured in Out of Step and Jack Weyland's CHARLY.
Jeremy is married to a wonderful wife, Wendy Gardiner, who is also an accomplished professional actor. He and Wendy recently welcomed a beautiful son, Gabriel, to their family.
Jeremy was born in Lake Arrowhead, California to Jack and Janette Hoop. He was raised in Santa Rosa, California where he was very involved in the performing arts. In 1990 he attended Brigham Young University on vocal scholarship. From 1991-1993 he served a mission for his church in Uruguay. He resumed school in 1994 and studied in BYU's acclaimed Music Dance Theater program. While still in school, Jeremy began to work professionally in TV and film. This year, Jeremy appeared in Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002) (TV) for the Sci-Fi network. He stars in the independent feature film Out of Step (2002) which he also co-wrote. Jeremy will also star in the upcoming feature "Charly" to be released September 18, 2002. Jeremy is married to fellow actor, Wendy Gardiner. They live with their son Gabriel outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.