Born on a tobacco farm in the small town of Croom, Maryland, Jed grew up with music all around him; from the hymns at church to the country songs playing in his father’s pickup truck radio while he worked in the fields. After graduating high school, Jed joined the Army, and while at Ft. Belvoir, VA, he traveled to various Army facilities performing as Elvis. Jed's own music endeavors, though, took back seat to his desire to be a professional actor. Accepted into the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Jed graduated in 1986, and worked odd jobs in New York to support himself while making the rounds in New York.
Still, he found time for Elvis—he won “Best All-Around Performer” at the Doo-Wop Club in Manhattan and was a cast member of “Elvis—An American Trilogy”, playing the younger Elvis Presley. Jed was also chosen from dozens of tribute artists to record “Hardly Had Time To Say Hello”—a song written especially for Elvis, and delivered and signed for by Elvis, six weeks before his untimely death.
Jed has performed hundreds of live shows, not only paying tribute to Elvis, but also the legendary Man In Black, Johnny Cash, as well as performing as Sir Paul McCartney. In addition, Jed generously donates his time to various charities, including the Night of 100 Elvises (which benefits the Johns Hopkins Children Center), the Children's Miracle Network and many others. “I think each of us has a certain gift, something we’re blessed with”, Jed says. “But if we don’t use it to help out others, even if it’s just to put a smile on someone’s face; it’s wasted. I think about that every time I step out in front of an audience”.