One of the characters of the very popular drama Yellowstone comes from here in Linn County.
His name is Jefferson White and he attended high school in Mt. Vernon. Wide Open Country says he participated in high school speech, choir and school plays. However, his acting was also on display at the Cedar Rapids Theater, where he was part of the two Treasure island and West Side Story, according to Wiki.
After graduating from high school, White, now 34, went to Iowa State University and he played his first acting role in 2014 in Americans. His long list of acting credits is available on IMBD.
White’s biggest role to date is playing Jimmy Hurdstrom on Yellowstone, now in its 4th season on Paramount Network, which stars Kevin Costner. White was in Hungary filming a television series when his agent called him to travel to Utah for an audition. Taking this audition was a good thing. Jimmy plays an ex-convict, trying to become a cowboy. You can see him talking about the role and some of the many scenes he’s been involved in, below.
A change in Jimmy’s life has been a big part of the Yellowstone Episode aired on Sunday, November 21. What does this mean for White’s role on the show? There is speculation that his character will disappear from Yellowstone in favor of a role on 6666, a spin-off series that will feature the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas. Yellowstone Creator Taylor Sheridan is part of a group that recently bought the same ranch, which had an asking price of $ 347 million last year, according to Parade. The 6666 Ranch website says it was founded in 1870 and today covers over 260,000 acres.
Before 6666 adorns our television screens, another Yellowstone spin-off called 1883 will debut. The series, which will star country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, as well as Sam Elliott, will debut on Paramount + on December 19.
If we don’t see Jefferson White on Yellowstone for a while, we know he’s not done with the shows associated with him. Although 6666 does not yet have a scheduled release date, it will arrive on Paramount + at some point. This is great news for White, who Outsider has confirmed will be part of the new series. That leaves only one question? Will we see it more on Yellowstone? One thing is for sure, as a huge fan of the show, I’ll be watching to find out.