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Jeff Dunham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jeff Dunham, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Apr 18, 1962 In Dallas
Movie/TV Credits:
28
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-10-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature 2017-08-11
Known For
Poster of The Jeff Dunham Show
Poster of 30 Rock
Filmography
Movie The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Mole 2017-08-11
Movie Smurfs: The Lost Village Farmer (voice) 2017-03-23
Movie Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood Himself 2015-09-17
Movie Achmed Saves America Achmed / Bubba J / Himself 2014-03-18
Movie The Nut Job Mole (voice) 2014-01-17
Movie Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map Himself 2014-11-18
Movie A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape From Paradise Jimbo 2012-08-15
Movie Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters Himself / Achmed / Walter / Peanut / Jose Jalapeno on a Stick / Bubba J. 2012-10-07
Movie Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos Himself 2011-09-27
Movie Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy Himself 2011-11-22
Movie Dinner for Schmucks Lewis the Ventriloquist 2010-07-30
Series Sonny with a Chance Unknown 2009-02-08
Movie I'm No Dummy Himself 2009-01-01
Series The Jeff Dunham Show 2009-10-22
Movie History of the Joke Himself 2008-02-28
Movie The Best of Comedy Central Presents: Uncensored 2008-02-05
Movie Jeff Dunham: Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special Himself / Walter / Achmed the Dead Terrorist / Bubba J / Peanut / José Jalapeño on a Stick 2008-11-16
Movie Delta Farce Amazing Ken 2007-05-11
Movie Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity Himself / Walter / Achmed the Dead Terrorist / Melvin the Superhero Guy / Peanut / José Jalapeño on a Stick 2007-09-17
Movie Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself Himself / Walter / Sweet Daddy Dee / Bubba J / Peanut / José Jalapeño on a Stick 2006-04-11
Series Live at Gotham 2006-07-21
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Series Any Day Now Ventriloquist 1998-08-18
Series Comedy Central Presents Unknown 1998-12-01
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-06-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Hot Country Nights Ventriloquist 1991-11-24
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01