Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Coffey has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He's a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and currently makes his home in the heart of NYC.
Coffey has originated roles On & Off-Broadway (and regionally) in numerous world premieres. He made his Broadway debut in the play Bronx Bombers (as Joltin' Joe DiMaggio) at the Circle in the Square, after originating the role with Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd. Other highlights include Bekah Brunstetter's Public Servant on Theatre Row (New York City), Gina Gionfriddo's Can You Forgive Her? at the Huntington Theater Company, directed by Peter DuBois, Richard Nelson's Frank's Home, directed by Robert Falls (Playwrights Horizons, NYC, Goodman Theater, Chicago, IL), Richard Nelson's How Shakespeare Won the West (Huntington Theater, Boston, MA) and working alongside Arthur Miller in his penultimate play, Resurrection Blues, directed by Mark Lamos (Old Globe Theater, San Diego, CA). Additional favorites include Days to Come by Lillian Hellman for the Mint Theater Company, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Mark Lamos (Westport Playhouse), The Front Page, directed by Gordon Edelstein (Long Wharf), Violet Hour, directed by David Kennedy, and Hedda Gabler, directed by Ron Daniels (Dallas Theater Center), P.R. Man (Ohio Theatre, NYC), A View from the Bridge and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Alley Theater), Galileo and Measure For Measure (Yale Rep), among many others.
In addition to dozens of indie features and award-winning shorts, his major feature film appearances include The Good Nurse, Trust, The International, and Thirteen Days. His work in Trust was singled out by Roger Ebert in his "Best Films" list and his performance was praised at the Toronto Film Festival as a "tour-de-force performance... giving a shockingly convincing performance that is equally perverse and plausible".
Television appearances include recurring and guest starring roles on The Madness (Netflix, 2024) (American Horror Story: NYC, And Just Like That..., Mrs. Fletcher, Chicago Fire, Instinct, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Cupid and Law & Order and Law & Order: CI.
His social & community outreach includes acting and facilitating both nationally and internationally with Theater of War, (Bryan Doerries, founder), AITAF (Arts in the Armed Forces - Adam Driver, founder), and Waterwell (Arian Moayed, founder).