Children: daughters Eve, Jane, Emily.
When he was summoned to a hearing of the House Un-American Activities Committee, he not only refused to name names but also offered an acting critique of the previous witness. He was promptly blacklisted and did not work in films or television for 12 years.
Kirk Douglas sought Corey's advice about playing the title role in Spartacus (1960).
Served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Was good friends with Pat Boone.
Jeff Corey is one of the Actor's Studio's original alumni.
For a very long time, Jeff Corey and Charles Conrad (who had come from NYC where he had been Sandy Meizner's "Neightborhood Playhouse" chief assistant) were the two main and most prestigious acting teachers based in Hollywood.
He was a master acting teacher of Improv, Characterization and the art of subtext.