Jeremy Hoop: Mormon Actor
Jeremy Woolley Hoop (also credited as Jeremy Elliott) is an American actor, musician, and public speaker. He was born on January 15, 1972, in Lake Arrowhead, California. After serving a full-time mission to Uruguay for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he earned a bachelor’s degree in acting from Brigham Young University in 1998. He received numerous awards in the BYU Theater and Media Arts Department, including the national Irene Ryan Award.
He has appeared in several films familiar to Latter-day Saint audiences, such as Charly, Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd, and Ephraim’s Rescue. He did voice work for "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" and had a minor role in Brigham City. He also appeared in The King’s Falcon, The Singles Ward, Jonah and the Great Fish, The Orchard, and Out of Step.
On television he has appeared in Everwood, Firestarter Rekindled, Promised Land, Beyond the Prairie, Pacific Blue, Cover Me, and Perfect Murder, Perfect Town. He made five appearances in the series Touched By an Angel.
His discography includes the EP Rise Up and the single One Look. He joined musicians Alex Boye, Katherine Nelson, and Aaron Edson on the album "A Christmas Miracle" to support Carrie Ann Kemp and her cancer treatments. He wrote many songs for the movies Charly and Out of Step.
As a public speaker, he has devoted five years traveling around the United States lecturing on ethics in entertainment. He has also lectured on how to pursue a career in the industry while maintaining personal ethics and integrity.
Hoop and his wife, actress and writer Wendy Gardiner Hoop, are the parents of six children, one of whom passed away in 2013.