Jeff Dunham Bio
Facts of Jeff Dunham
|Age:||55 years 5 months|
|Birth Date:||April 26, 1962|
|Birth Place:||Dallas, Texas, US|
|Height:||6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)|
|Net Worth:||$45 Million|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
The magic in performing as an entertaining ventriloquist happens when the characters come to life and the interaction between the separate personalities on stage becomes 'real.' Then don't forget that the act has to be funny, and to me, being funny and entertaining any given audience is more important than anything.
I think there's a lot of, unfortunately, unfunny ventriloquists out there, so they've got a bad rap. It came after Edgar Bergen because everybody had a little cheeky boy dummy like Charlie McCarthy, and everybody decided to become a ventriloquist because Bergen had popularized it. He brought it back from the doldrums of vaudeville.
I'm guilty of being fascinated by gadgets and toys and technology, but any penny that I spend, I try to make it be a part of what I do for a living. Because then you are forwarding. You are forwarding that art, forwarding that career ahead.
Relationship Statistics of Jeff Dunham
|What is Jeff Dunham marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Jeff Dunham get married ? (married date)||October 12, 2012|
|How many children does Jeff Dunham have ? (name):||Five: Ashlyn and Kenna (first marriage) James Jeffrey and Jack Steven (second marriage); Bree(adopted)|
|Is Jeff Dunham having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Jeff Dunham gay ?:||No|
|Who is Jeff Dunham wife ? (name):||Audrick Dunham|
More about the relationship
Jeff Dunham is currently married to Audrey Mudrick. She is a nutritionist, personal trainer and competition bodybuilder. They got engaged on December 25, 2011, after they started dating from 2009. Eventually, they got married on October 12, 2012.
Later on, they were blessed with a twin brother named James Jeffrey and Jack Steven. They are going very strong with no sign of problems in their relationship at the moment.
Previously, he was married to Paige Brown in May 1994 after the started dating from December 1992. Soon, they adopted a one and half-year-old child named Bree.
Later on, they gave birth to two daughters named Ashlyn and Kenna born in 1995 and 1997 respectively. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2008.
Who is Jeff Dunham?
Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist, producer, and stand-up comedian who hails from America. He gained a lot of popularity and fame for appearing in numerous shows such as Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance.
Moreover, his popular DVD named Spark of Insanity made him one of the world’s top-grossing comedians.
Jeff Dunham’s Early life, Childhood, and Education
Talking about his early life, Jeff Denham was born on 18 April 1962. He experienced his childhood in Dallas, Texas, US. After his birth, he was adopted by real estate agent named Howard Dunham and his wife Joyce.
He was raised as their only child. He started learning ventriloquism from the age of eight. Also, he performed in across the Dallas community.
Talking about his education and qualification, he attended in Baylor University right after he finished his high school.
However, due to his busy schedules traveling and performing in various places, he couldn’t continue his further education.
Jeff Dunham’s Career, Salary, and Net worth
He started his career early on as a ventriloquist. Later on, he performed for the Broadway Show named ‘Sugar Babies,’ and in events like ‘Westbury Music Fair’. In 1988, he went to Los Angeles and started appearing on various television shows.
Eventually, he made his debut solo performance on on the show ‘Comedy Central Presents’ airing on the Comedy Central TV network in 2003. After that, he began producing his own comedy DVD named ‘Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself’. It was broadcasted by Comedy Central in 2006. It turned out to be a huge success as it attracted more than two million viewers.
After his meteoric rise, his next project was ‘Spark of Insanity’. It released in the following year. This time too, it became a massive success attracting more than 140 million hits on YouTube. At the same time, it was sold more than a million DVDs. Similarly, he released ‘A Very Special Christmas Special’ in 2008, which too was a huge success. In the following year, he signed a contract with Comedy Central, for hosting his own show called ‘The Jeff Dunham Show’.
Astoundingly, he became the most-watched comedian in the entire history of Comedy Central. His fame rose to an international level. Unfortunately, the show was canceled because of its high production cost.
Subsequently, he appeared on his comedy specials such as ‘Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos’ in September 2011, ‘Minding the Monsters’ in October 2012, ‘All Over the Map’ in November 2014, and ‘Unhinged in Hollywood’
From his successful career, Jeff Dunham won the ‘Ventriloquist of the Year’ Award twice. Also, he was voted as the Funniest Male Standup at the American Comedy Awards in the year of 1998.
As a result of his successful career as a talented comedian, he amassed a lot of fortune and fame. As of now, he has the net worth of $45 Million but his salary is not revealed yet.
Jeff Dunham’s Rumors, and Controversy
Talking about his rumors and controversy, In his career as a comedian, he is known to mock people regardless of their status. He was highly criticized for mocking and making fun of TV critics in the year of 2009. In response, critics didn’t really like his show named The Jeff Dunham Show.
Jeff Dunham’s Body Measurement
Moving towards his body measurements, Jeff Dunham has a well-maintained body structure. He stands at the tall height of 6 feet (1.8m) and weighs 83kg. Furthermore, he has a dark brown hair color and blue eyes.
Social Media Profile
As a result of a successful career as a comedian, he has secured massive fan followers on popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Currently, his Instagram account has 506.1k followers while his Twitter account has 545k followers. Similarly, he has more than 9.8 million likes on his Facebook page.