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Jeff Dunham (born April, 1962) is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Star Search, Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance. He is familiar to Comedy Central audiences for his three specials on that network: Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, and Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special. Dunham also starred in The Jeff Dunham Show for one season on the network in 2009.[1] His style has been described as "a dressed-down, more digestible version of Don Rickles with multiple personality disorder". Describing his characters, Time observes, "All of them are politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill tempered." Dunham has been credited with reviving ventriloquism, and doing more to promote the art form than anyone since Edgar Bergen.

Dunham has been called "America's favorite comedian" by Slate.com, and according to the concert industry publication Pollstar, he is the top-grossing standup act in North America, and is among the most successful acts in Europe as well. As of March 2009, he has sold over four million DVDs, an additional 7 million dollars in merchandise sales, and received more than 350 million hits on YouTube (his introduction of Achmed the Dead Terrorist in Spark of Insanity is the ninth most watched YouTube video). A Very Special Christmas Special was the most-watched telecast in Comedy Central history, with its DVD going quadruple platinum (selling over 400,000) in its first two weeks. Forbes.com ranked Dunham as the third highest-paid comedian in the United States behind Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, and reported that he was one of the highest-earning comics from June 2008 to June 2009, earning approximately $30 million during that period.

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Jeff Dunham (born April, 1962) is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Star Search, Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance. He is familiar to Comedy Central audiences for his three specials on that network: Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, and Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special. Dunham also starred in The Jeff Dunham Show for one season on the network in 2009.[1] His style has been described as "a dressed-down, more digestible version of Don Rickles with multiple personality disorder". Describing his characters, Time observes, "All of them are politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill tempered." Dunham has been credited with reviving ventriloquism, and doing more to promote the art form than anyone since Edgar Bergen.

Dunham has been called "America's favorite comedian" by Slate.com, and according to the concert industry publication Pollstar, he is the top-grossing standup act in North America, and is among the most successful acts in Europe as well. As of March 2009, he has sold over four million DVDs, an additional 7 million dollars in merchandise sales, and received more than 350 million hits on YouTube (his introduction of Achmed the Dead Terrorist in Spark of Insanity is the ninth most watched YouTube video). A Very Special Christmas Special was the most-watched telecast in Comedy Central history, with its DVD going quadruple platinum (selling over 400,000) in its first two weeks. Forbes.com ranked Dunham as the third highest-paid comedian in the United States behind Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, and reported that he was one of the highest-earning comics from June 2008 to June 2009, earning approximately $30 million during that period.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1962-04-18

Place of Birth Dallas

Official Site http://www.jeffdunham.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Gnome Alone as (voice)
2017 Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster
2017 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature as Mole
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village as Farmer (voice)
2015 Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood as Himself
2014 Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map as Himself
2014 Achmed Saves America as Achmed / Bubba J / Himself
2014 The Nut Job as Mole (voice)
2012 Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters as Himself / Achmed / Walter / Peanut / Jose Jalapeno on a Stick / Bubba J.
2012 A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape From Paradise as Jimbo
2011 Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy as Himself
2011 Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos as Himself
2010 Dinner for Schmucks as Lewis the Ventriloquist
2009 The Jeff Dunham Show(12 episodes)
2009 Sonny with a Chance(1 episode)
2009 I'm No Dummy as Himself
2008 Jeff Dunham: Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special as Himself / Walter / Achmed the Dead Terrorist / Bubba J / Peanut / José Jalapeño on a Stick
2008 History of the Joke as Himself
2008 The Best of Comedy Central Presents: Uncensored
2007 Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity as Himself / Walter / Achmed the Dead Terrorist / Melvin the Superhero Guy / Peanut / José Jalapeño on a Stick
2007 Delta Farce as Amazing Ken
2006 30 Rock(1 episode)
2006 Live at Gotham(30 episodes)
2006 Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself as Himself / Walter / Sweet Daddy Dee / Bubba J / Peanut / José Jalapeño on a Stick
1998 Comedy Central Presents(1 episode)
1998 Any Day Now(88 episodes) as Ventriloquist
1997 Premium Blend(1 episode)
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(140 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1991 Hot Country Nights(1 episode) as Ventriloquist
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson(4 episodes)
1900 Elliot the Littlest Reindeer as Clyde/Peanutbutter
1900 Xuxa(0 episodes)
1900 The 2010 American Country Awards(0 episodes)

Writing

2014 Jeff Dunham: All Over the MapWriter
2014 Achmed Saves AmericaCharacters
2011 Jeff Dunham: Controlled ChaosWriter
2009 The Jeff Dunham Show(1 episode)Writer
2007 Jeff Dunham: Spark of InsanityAuthor
2006 Jeff Dunham: Arguing with MyselfWriter

Production

2015 Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in HollywoodExecutive Producer
2014 Jeff Dunham: All Over the MapExecutive Producer
2014 Achmed Saves AmericaExecutive Producer
2009 The Jeff Dunham Show(12 episodes)Producer
2007 Jeff Dunham: Spark of InsanityExecutive Producer

Crew

2014 Achmed Saves AmericaCreator

Editing

2014 Jeff Dunham: All Over the MapEditor

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