Jeff Dunham

The career of Jeff Dunham was the product of a dummy - several of them, in fact. Born April 18, 1962, he was adopted at the age of three by a devout Christian couple and raised as an only child in affluent surroundings ... Read more »
Born: 04/18/1962 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

The Nut Job 2 2017 (Movie)

Mole (Voice)

Angie Tribeca 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm No Dummy 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jeff Dunham: Achmed Saves America 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

The Nut Job 2014 (Movie)

Mole (Voice)

WWE Tribute to the Troops 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

CMT's Biggest Laughs 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Country Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

Lewis the Ventriloquist (Actor)

30 Rock 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

So Random! 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jeff Dunham Show 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Ellen 1995 - 1996, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Live at Gotham 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

Super Dave 1987 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Delta Farce 2007 (Movie)

Amazing Ken (Actor)

Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Comedy Awards Viewer's Choice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Virtual Ed Sullivan Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN Music City News Country Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

The Comedy Concert II 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Jonathan Winters and His Traveling Roadshow 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

The career of Jeff Dunham was the product of a dummy - several of them, in fact. Born April 18, 1962, he was adopted at the age of three by a devout Christian couple and raised as an only child in affluent surroundings. A gift of a ventriloquist dummy at age eight, however, forever changed his life, as the Mortimer Snerd figure spurred Dunham into a world of throwing voices, joke-telling and comedy that he successfully followed into a lucrative professional career.

Relationships

Audrey Murdick

Wife
Married Oct. 12, 2012

EDUCATION

Baylor University

1980 - 1986

Milestones

1990

First appearance on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson"

1985

Joined cast of "Sugar Babies" with Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller

1976

TV debut on local Dallas TV (interviewed by Bill O'Reilly)

1969

began ventriloquism at age eight

Bonus Trivia

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"You’d think that in high school, people would have made fun of me for doing (ventriloquism) but I guess it became — I’m not going to say ‘cool’ — but it became O.K. Because I was saying things that they could never get away with," from The New York TimesOct. 29, 2009

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"I try to make the majority of my audience laugh. "That’s my audience. They’ll laugh at the dead terrorist," from The New York TimesOct. 29, 2009

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"I've skewered whites, blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Jews, Muslims, gays, straights, rednecks, addicts, the elderly, and my wife. As a standup comic, it is my job to make the majority of people laugh, and I believe that comedy is the last true form of free speech," from Fox News.comOct. 2, 2008

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