Fast Facts

  • His father is a Baptist minister.
  • Youngest of six children.
  • One of his first jobs was selling gospel-music cassettes at Dollywood.
  • Moved to New York at 19 to pursue a career in a rock band.
  • Studied with renowned acting teacher William Esper.
  • Featured in long character arcs in Band of Brothers, ER and Brothers & Sisters before landing the role of Rufus Humphrey on Gossip Girl.


  • Joan Settle — Mother
  • Naama Nativ — Ex-wife
  • Aven Angelica Settle — Daughter
  • Mike Settle — Brother
  • Robert Settle — Father


  • Birth Name: Jeffrey Matthew Settle
  • Birth Place: Hickory, NC
  • Profession: Actor

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