Jeffrey Ford, ACE, was born in Novato, California. He attended high school in Troutdale, Oregon and graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television in Los Angeles with a degree in Cinema-Television Production. He began his professional filmmaking career in 1994, working as an editorial assistant on James Gray’s debut feature film, Little Odessa. He went on to work as an assistant editor on several feature films, including the Academy Award-nominated As Good as It Gets for editor Richard Marks and director James L. Brooks.
Ford’s first solo feature as editor was The Yards for director James Gray, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.
He edited Teddy Bears’ Picnic for Harry Shearer, One Hour Photo for Mark Romanek, Hide and Seek for John Polson, The Family Stone for Thomas Bezucha (his work receiving an ACE Eddie nomination) and Street Kings for David Ayer. He also edited Shattered Glass and Breach for director Billy Ray. With Paul Rubell he co-edited Pubic Enemies for director Michael Mann. In 2011 he teamed with Bezucha again for Monte Carlo.
At Marvel Studios, Ford co-edited Captain America: The First Avenger (with Robert Dalva) for director Joe Johnston, Iron Man Three (with Peter S. Elliot) for Shane Black and The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron (both with Lisa Lassek) for director Joss Whedon. For Joe and Anthony Russo he co-edited (with Matthew Schmidt) Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
In 2019 he returned to work with Thomas Bezucha on Let Him Go starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane. He edited the Showtime mini-series The Comey Rule about the 2016 Presidential election for Billy Ray.
He recently completed editing Spider-Man: No Way Home for director Jon Watts.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.