Jeff Schroeder and partner Jordan Lloyd, cast as one of the three returning ‘duos’ from seasons past for Big Brother 13, originally appeared on season 11 of Big Brother. On Big Brother 11, Jeff won $25,000 as America’s Favorite Player and helped Jordan to win Big Brother 11. Jeff and Jordan began a relationship during their season of Big Brother and are currently still going strong. However, they currently do not have any plans to marry or stop popping out kids yet as they still don’t even live in the same city.
Jeff’s main pet peeve about his girlfriend/teammate, by the way, is that “she doesn’t think sometimes,” according to his bio for The Amazing Race 16.
Jeff, an advertising salesman from Norridge, Illinois, originally auditioned for Big Brother with an ex-girlfriend, but she did not make the cut. Instead, he ended up making a connection with former waitress Jordan Lloyd after she was discovered at her job by CBS casting agents. Jeff and Jordan were in an alliance almost from very early on in Big Brother 11. Although Jeff ended up getting evicted, his alliance with Jordan helped her to eventually win and take home the Big Brother 11 $500,000 prize.
Following their stint on Big Brother 11, Jeff and Jordan went on to be cast in the 16th season of The Amazing Race. They were the 5th team eliminated after completing six legs of the race.
Jeff has a business degree from Aurora University and played college football as a running back for Benedictine University. His dream is to “visit as many places as I can around the world.”
During his time on Big Brother 11, Jeff notoriously stirred up bad and demands for apologies from gay rights groups after he yelled anti-gay slurs against houseguest Russell Kairouz, which were viewed by fans watching the Big Brother live feeds.
Not to be deterred, Jeff had another homophobic rant on Big Brother 13 when he started venting about J.K. Rowling saying Harry Potter character Albus Dumbledore was gay. “He’s in school with little kids! You don’t want to make that guy gay!” Jeff said, again viewed by fans on the Big Brother live feeds. “I don’t think it’s the right thing to have a kids’ book, and to have the headmaster that’s locked away in this magical land, to be gay. That isn’t the right kind of writing to do.”
Castmate Kalia Booker was none too pleased about Jeff’s homophobic comments. “Why? Gay men can’t work with little kids?” she slammed back. “Just because he is gay, doesn’t mean there is a thing wrong with him.” She also revealed her sister is a lesbian. Jeff’s response was to get mad and say: “Don’t start with that f***ing s**t! Don’t tell me the right answer for f***ing TV! … I don’t give a f*** if your little sister is gay!”
Jeff maintains a Twitter account at @jeffschroeder23, where he has previously expounded on his love of Justin Bieber‘s Never Say Never movie and fat free blueberry muffins from Dunkin Donuts. Dude, you love Bieber and fat free muffins and you are ranting about gays? Really?
Besides Big Brother and The Amazing Race, Jeff has also appeared in an episode of The Bold and The Beautiful (with Jordan), on the Rachel Ray Show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Fox Reality Really Awards, The Early Show and a few other random TV appearances here and there. He also entered the Big Brother 12 house with Jordan to host the Veto Competition ‘Lovers Lane’.
Jeff also starred as the host for the second season of the CBS online broadcast series Around The World For Free (aka ATWFF). Jeff visited 13 countries during his hosting spree, including Japan, Cambodia, India, Romania and Germany.
Despite some confusion in IMDB.com and a few other sites, Big Brother Jeff Schroeder is NOT the same Jeff Schroeder nicknamed ‘The Shredder’ who has played with the Smashing Pumpkins.