In 1994, Jeff got married to Marla Beth Cahan. Marla Beth Cahan is a casting director and she is also a well known actress. As a married couple, they have been parents twice.
When Jeff was eight, he attended a comedy show where Jimmy Durante was the main performer. After seeing his performance, he was influenced by his humorous acts. As a child he joined Melzer Elementary School where he was also active in several sports but due to the Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome he quit sports. Later he attended Nova High School and graduated from there in 1980. Then he got enrolled at Broward Community College and finally University of Miami where he majored in film. As he was interested in comedy, he dropped out from there and began his stand up career. In 1984, he performed in The Second City. He made his acting debut in 1983 from the movie, Spring Break but this role was minor one. In 1989, he appeared in the TV series Roseanne. For his role in The Goldbergs, he earned the salary of $60,000 per episode. His net worth is said to be around $5 million.