Jeff Dunham Bio | Wiki
Jeff Dunham is a famous American ventriloquist, stand-up comedian, and actor. He has appeared in several tv shows including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show, and Sonny With a Chance. Dunham has six specials that run on Comedy Central: Arguing with Myself, Spark of Insanity, and Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special among others. In 2009, he starred in The Jeff Dunham Show.
Further, he has been called “America’s favorite comedian” by Slate. He sold over four million DVDs as of November 2009, an additional $7 million in merchandise sales, and received more than 350 million hits on YouTube. He was ranked as the third highest-paid comedian in the United States behind Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock. In addition, he achieved the Guinness Book of World Records record for “Most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour” for his Spark of Insanity tour.
Jeff Dunham Age
He was born on April 18, 1962, in Dallas, Texas, in the United States. Dunham is 60 years old.
Jeff Dunham Height
Dunham is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 ft 0 in (Approx 1.83 m).
Jeff Dunham Family
He was born to his hardworking parents in Dallas, Texas, in the United States. Dunham holds American nationality. He is the son of Joyce Dunham and Howard Dunham.
Jeff Dunham Wife
He married his loving wife Audrey Murdick, a certified nutritionist, personal trainer, and competition bodybuilder on October 12, 2012. The two began dating in mid-2009 and got engaged on December 25, 2011. The couple welcomed twins on October 15, James Jeffrey and Jack Steven. Before, he married Paige Brown in May 1994. The two met at the Comedy Corner in West Palm Beach, Florida, and began dating in 1992. They first adopted her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Bree, and later they welcomed Ashlyn in 1995 and Kenna in 1997.
Jeff Dunham Education
He received his high school diploma from a local high school in Dallas. He then enrolled and graduated with his degree from Baylor University in 1986.
Jeff Dunham With Walter | Old Man Puppet
He created Walter who potrays the character of a grumpy old man with arms always crossed in discontent. He created Walter after watching Bette Davis’s final appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Walter has a brash, negative, and often sarcastic view of today’s world as he is a former Vietnam War veteran and a former welder, and “doesn’t give a damn” about anyone. Moreover, the character has appeared in every Comedy Central special.
Jeff Dunham Tour
As a comedian, he is set to entertain his fans with his amazing characters. Dunham tickets and events venues are available on jeffdunham.com. He is set to tour at:
- Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on December 2, 2022
- Agua Caliente Casino on December 26, 2022
- Gainbridge Fieldhouse on December 28, 2022
- Van Andel Arena on December 29, 2022
- The Schottenstein Center on December 30, 2022
- PPG Paints Arena on December 31, 2022
- NRG Park on January 11, 2023
- The Moody Center on January 12, 2023
- American Airlines Center on January 13, 2023
Jeff Dunham Peanut
He also created the character Peanut who potrays the role of hyperactive, purple-skinned “woozle” with white fur covering most of his body, a tuft of green hair on the top of his head, and one sneaker on his left foot. Peanut’s humor is not based on a particular motif or stereotype, as those of the other characters, and he has been described as “the bad kid”. Moreover, peanut makes fun of Dunham, and torments and mocks José Jalapeño on a Stick.
Jeff Dunham Characters
He has designed several characters that he uses in his comedies and has gained fame for them. The characters include:
- Bubba J
- José Jalapeño on a Stick
- Achmed the Dead Terrorist
- Sweet Daddy Dee
- Melvin the Superhero Guy
- Little Jeff
- Achmed Junior
Jeff Dunham Bubba J
This is a beer-drinking redneck that Dunham describes in Arguing with Myself and A Very Special Christmas Special. Dunham frequently does jokes involving Bubba J’s love of drinking beer and NASCAR and his low intelligence. The character Bubba J does not appear onstage but Bubba appears as the backstage security guard in Controlled Chaos.
Jeff Dunham YouTube
He launched his YouTube channel on December 31, 2006. On his channel, he uploads videos from Jeff, Achmed, Walter, Peanut, Bubba J, and the rest of the gang! He also uploads his stand-up comedies among his other videos. His account has 3.83 million subscribers with over 996 million views.
Jeff Dunham Merch
Apart from being a comedian, he has also designed his online store where he sells his merch. His merch is available at affordable prices at secure.jeffdunham.com. His Products include:
- Seriously? Tour Tee
- Peanut Dummy
- Animatronic Taking Ached Dall
- Talking Bubba J
- Walking Walter Bobblehead
- The Gang’s All Here Mug
- Walter, Jose, Bubba J, and Achmed Hot Sause
- Funko Pop Duhrum and Peanut
- Funko Pop Duhrum and Walter
- Relative Disaster Album
- Achamed Phunny 9″ Plush Figure
Jeff Dunham Young
His career began as a teenager performing for audiences in school, church, and during his job at Six Flags. His Tv debut was in 1976 when the still prepubescent performer caught the attention of Dallas reporters like Bill O’Reilly. He also did commercials for Datsun dealerships in Dallas and Tyler while still in high school. In 1985, he caught a break when he was asked to join the Broadway show Sugar Babies with Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller, replacing an outgoing variety act.
Jeff Dunham Comedian
After graduating in 1986, he continued honing his act in comedy clubs in the Southwest with new characters such as Peanut and José Jalapeño. However, he struggled against the perception he relates from fellow comedians that he was not a true comedian because he relied on props. In 1988, he moved to Los Angeles and became friends with Mike Lacey, owner of The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Lacey gave Dunham a steady slot at the club. Further, he first appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on April 6, 1990, with Peanut.
He appeared in the show four times. Dunham appeared on Comedy Central Presents on July 18, 2003, in a half-hour piece, he showcased José Jalapeño on a Stick, Walter, an early version of Melvin the Superhero Guy, and Peanut. His characters had crossed language barriers, with his specials dubbed for audiences in various countries such as France by 2008. He signed a multi-platform deal with Comedy Central in March 2009 that included his fourth stand-up special to air in 2010, DVDs.
He had a guest role with Bubba J on NBC’s sitcom 30 Rock and with Walter in “Hart to Hart”, an episode of the Disney Channel series Sonny With a Chance. In addition, he competed in season eight of The Masked Singer as “Pi-Rat” in 2022 and was eliminated on “Vegas Night” alongside Montell Jordan as “Panther”.
Jeff Dunham Net Worth
He has worked as a ventriloquist, stand-up comedian, and actor since 1976 and has attained decent fortune. Dunham’s net worth is $140 Million.
Who Is Jeff Dunham
Dunham is a famous American ventriloquist, stand-up comedian, and actor. He has appeared in several tv shows including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show, and Sonny With a Chance. Dunham has six specials that run on Comedy Central: Arguing with Myself, Spark of Insanity, and Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special among others. In 2009, he starred in The Jeff Dunham Show.
How Old Is Jeff Dunham
Dunham is 60 years old born on April 18, 1962, in Dallas, Texas, in the United States.