Jeff Lindsay Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

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Jan 31, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on May 27, 2022
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About Jeff Lindsay

Jeff Lindsay or Jeffry P. Freundlich was born on July 14, 1952, in Miami, United States.
Jeff Lindsay is the pen name he uses to write novels. Jeff Lindsay is a popular playwright and crime novelist known for his many books about Dexter Morgan, the sociopathic vigilante.
His wife, Hilary Hemingway, was the co-author of many of the earlier published works of Jeff Lindsay. Hilary is a great author herself and is the niece of Ernest Hemingway. Jeff Lindsay went to Ransom Everglades School and graduated from there in 1970. He then went to Middlebury College in Vermont to graduate in 1975. Since the first book in the Dexter series ('Darkly Dreaming Dexter'), Jeff Lindsay became quite famous among the general public, and his books sold like hotcakes. Actor Michael C. Hall played the character of Dexter Morgan in the 'Dexter' TV series that aired on Showtime. The first season of the mystery show was based on the book 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter.' The show started with fireworks and ran for eight seasons. Some seasons might have deviated from the storyline its books followed, but they were mysterious nonetheless. Jeff Lindsay appeared in a cameo role in the show's third season (10th episode). Jeff Lindsay has also worked with Marvel Comics (distribution) on a comic version of 'Dexter.' This version consists of two mini-series named 'Dexter' and 'Dexter: Down Under.'

Jeff Lindsay's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jeff Lindsay's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Jeff Lindsay is $12 million. He has been a famous writer since his 'Dexter' books, and he has also appeared in the TV series for an episode.

How much does Jeff Lindsay earn per year?

It is not known how much Jeff Lindsay earns per year. His books have been famous all over the world, and the TV series gave them more popularity. The royalties Jeff Lindsay has earned kept his net worth high.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jeff Lindsay?

The height of Jeff Lindsay is not known.

How old is Jeff Lindsay?

Jeff Lindsay was born on July 14, 1952. As of May 2022, he is 69 years old.

Childhood And Education

Jeff Lindsay was born in Miami, United States. The names of his parents or siblings are not known. The American playwright has kept his personal life private for now.
Jeff Lindsay did his graduation in 1970 from Ransom Everglades School. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1975. The college is in Vermont.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jeff Lindsay's partner?

Jeff Lindsay is married to Hilary Hemingway, who is also an author. In fact, she worked on many of Jeff's projects as a co-author. She is the niece of the American novelist Ernest Hemingway. Hilary Hemingway and Jeff Lindsay live in Cape Coral, Florida, and have three children to call their own.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jeff Lindsay is known for his fiction books, which are 'Tropical Depression: A Novel of Suspense' in 1994, 'Dream Land: A Novel of the UFO Coverup' in 1995, 'Time Blender' in 1997, and 'Dreamchild' in 1998.
Jeff is most famous for his Dexter series - 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter' in 2004, 'Dearly Devoted Dexter' in 2005, 'Dexter In The Dark' in 2007, 'Dexter By Design' in 2009, 'Dexter Is Delicious' in 2010, 'Double Dexter' in 2011, 'Dexter's Final Cut' in 2013, and 'Dexter Is Dead' in 2015.
His Billy Knight series include 'Tropical Depression' of 2015 and 'Red Tide' of 2015.
His Riley Wolfe series include 'Just Watch Me' in 2019, 'Fool Me Twice' in 2020, and 'Three-Edged Sword,' which will be released on December 6, 2022.
His non-fiction work includes 'Hunting With Hemingway: Based On The Stories Of Leicester Hemingway,' released in 2000.
His first book in the Dexter series is named 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter.' Jeff Lindsay wanted to name this book 'Pinocchio Bleeds' when his middle daughter thought of it, but Jeff's publisher denied the name.
'Dexter Is Dead' is deemed as the eighth and final novel Jeff Lindsay wrote in the 'Dexter Morgan' book series. Regarding the 'Dexter' TV series, Lindsay has stated that playing the sociopathic character Dexter is 'tough for an actor.'

What awards has Jeff Lindsay won?

The first novel in the Dexter series was on the original nomination list for the Edgar Awards (Mystery Writers of America) in the Best First Novel category. But the book was dropped from the list after the organization learned that Jeff had other books in the '90s with a different pen name - Jeffry P. Lindsay.
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Jeff Lindsay Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jeffry P. Freundlich

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Middlebury College

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Hilary Hemingway
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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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