Jeff went to England for two years to work on a TV series with a friend and stayed an additional five years, working on other series.
During the time in England, friends began calling him "Swampy" and "Boggy", playing off of his last name. He told them that he did not want to be called "Boggy". After his return to the United States, other friends heard of his nickname and also began calling him "Swampy". After a while, Jeff began to like it.