Growing up in the entertainment industry, Jarrett (or Jett to his friends and listeners) was a rare case, having been an actor who was actually born and raised in Los Angeles. After a relatively successful acting career full of such iconic roles as Ludlow Tortelli on Cheers, the voice of Eugene on Hey Arnold!, Chad Weathers in the Robert Altman film Short Cuts, Colin on Freaks & Geeks and more, Jett found himself at a crossroads as his age, demographic, and life needs changed.
As work became more scarce, and his family needed him more, Jett slowly switched from his lifelong hobby of computers becoming a career, and his lifelong career as an actor becoming a hobby. He took on work in the IT field, managing systems and networks across the greater LA area, while using his free time to film web series (such as Mr. Deity), record podcasts, perform on stage with the Red Brick Road Theater Company, and star in short films for friends. All of this while slowly raising two kids, eventually on his own.
In time, Jett found himself with an itch he needed to scratch that spanned back decades, and he decided to finally take improv classes, certain he would prove himself right, once and for all: That he would never be good at improv. And boy was he [initially] right. But while his skills were sorely lacking, his enjoyment in it was immediately boundless, and he found himself on a roller coaster of training, friend-making, and reevaluating what he needed from his creative life as his skills slowly materialized with the training of such greats as Brian James O'Connell, Shulie Cowen, Craig Cackowski, Paul Vaillaincourt, Chris Alvarado and more, training at iO West, The Pack Theater and Revolution Theater.
Less than a year into his training, Jett attended a Deconstruction workshop coached by Brian James O’Connell, where he met Josh Spence, and within weeks they had begun to build an improv team out of thin air, eventually called The Feel Good Not Bad Death Laser. Soon a ragtag group was formed, including Jett’s longtime theater friend Michael Heiman, and a trio developed that survived through ups and downs, losses and wins, multiple theater closures and openings, and an entire night named The Michael Heiman Classic, which Michael did not host. Jett has been on more teams than he can remember now, and played at nearly every improv theater LA had to offer before the pandemic closed them all.
With a history of voice acting, podcast work, and audio editing experience under his belt, it was a natural “yes” when Josh pushed to put together an improv podcast to follow in the footsteps of some all-time improv favorites, carrying over the cast of the award-winning ALLEGEDLY... show they had built at ACME Comedy in NoHo before its untimely demise. Now when he's not spending his days as an IT Manager in the Media & Entertainment space, he spends excessive amounts of time editing Super Legit Podcast every week, and he’s honored to help showcase the incredible skills of the team he considers his friends, and the guests who honor them with their time and brilliance.