J Jerry Hoffmann made his début at the age of 18 in the film Shahada, in the major role of Samir. The film had its world première at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival and won awards both in Germany and at various film festivals abroad.
He began drama studies in 2009 at the Otto Falckenberg School of the Performing Arts in Munich and continued at the Berlin University of the Arts. Before completing his training he had been seen in a number of stage and screen productions. In the film Wir Sind Wieder Wer, he plays a young member of the American occupying force who falls in love with a German woman, played by Henriette Confurius. The film received the 2012 No Fear Award at the First Steps Awards.
In the miniseries Zeit der Helden, produced by Westdeutscher Rundfunk and Arte, Hoffmann plays a nurse who has a relationship with his co-worker (played by Jasna Fritzi Bauer). The series won the Deutscher Fernsehpreisfor Best Series in 2013 and the Grimme-Preis in 2014.
In 2013, he was selected as a talent at the Berlinale Talents. In the ARD two-parter Grzimek, featuring Ulrich Tukur, Barbara Auer, and Katharina Schüttler, he plays Grzimek’s adoptive son, Thomas.
Hoffmann has a part in the 20th Century Fox action film Hitman: Agent 47, with Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, and Zachary Quinto. In the stageplay I call my brothers, Hoffmann plays the lead role of Amor; the production received invitations to the 2014 Radikal jung Festival in Munich and the 2014 International Theater Festival in Belo Horizonte.
After taking workshops with making360, Jerry joined the collective. He then wrote & directed his first VR short film, CELINE, which received a recognition award from the VR Club at USC and The Walt Disney Company.