Jeff Dunham Biography

Updated On Jun 13, 2019 Published On Dec 03, 2015
Facts of Jeff Dunham
Date of Birth: 1962 , April-18
Name Jeff Dunham
Birth Name Jeffrey Dunham
Nick Name Jeff
Father Howard Dunham
Mother Joyce Dunham
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Dallas, Texas
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Writer,Actor
Eye Color Brown Dark
Hair Color Brown Dark
Face Color White
Married Yes
Married to Paige Brown (1994) Audrey Murdick
Divorce Paige Brown (2008)
Education Ohio Northern University
Awards Not Yet
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Movies She Spies
TV Show Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters
Sisters Ardis Galyen
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American Comedy Awards, USA winner for Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic, Jeff Dunham is one of the renowned American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian in the world. He has also appeared in several television shows like Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show, and many more.

Childhood, Parents, Education

Jeff Dunham was born on 18th April 1962 in Dallas, Texas, the United States of America. The actual information related to his biological parents is unknown, and Howard Dunham and Joyce raised him. Jeff is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Professional Life

Standup comedian, Jeff became ventriloquist since 1970 after he received his Christmas present as Mortimer Snerd dummy.

He began studying more on this topic, and also issued a book related to ventriloquism from the library. He then practicing it an hour each day and then also attended Vent Haven ConVENTion.

Jeff performed in front of 100 of the audience when he was still in his teens. While attending Baylor University, he also earned a salary of $70,000 annually by performing all over the country. He first appeared on television in 1976.

TV Shows

He then appeared in The Tonight Show starring as Johnny Carson. He got a breakthrough in his career in 1985 after making his appearance in Broadway show Sugar Babies.

Till the date, Jeff has appeared in over dozens of televisions shows like Hot Country Nights, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, 30 Rock, Sonny with a Chance, Big Top Scooby-Doo!, Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map, Mune: Guardian of the Moon, and many more.

Unsuccessful Marriages & Relationship With Wife

Talking about Jeff Dunham' personal life, he is married twice in his life. Jeff was first married to Paige Brown. He met her for the first time at the Comedy Corner, and they eventually started dating since 1992.

After dating for around two years, the pair got married on 19 May 1994. As a married couple, they became parents to three children. Unfortunately, the couple got divorced in 2010.

Since 2009, he had a romantic relationship with Audrey Murdick. Audrey Murdick is a nutritionist as well as the personal trainer. They got engaged at the end of 2011, and they got married on 12 October 2012. They are blessed with two children. Jeff has five children in total; three daughter and two sons.

Net Worth

As of 2018, Jeff Dunham' net worth is reported to be around $120 million. He earns in between $15 million to $30 million per year.

Social Media Profile

Jeff is pretty active on social media. He is active on both Instagram and Twitter. He has over 668k followers on Instagram and over 545k followers on Twitter. 

He gives regular updates about his life via his social media. 

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Born in Dallas, Texas

April 18 , 1962

Born on 18th April 1962, Jeff was born as Jeff Dunham in Dallas, Texas, United States of America. The actual information related to his biological parents is unknown and he was raised by Howard Dunham and Joyce. 

Began ventriloquism

1970

Standup comedian, Jeff became ventriloquist since 1970 after he received his Christmas present as Mortimer Snerd dummy from his parents. He began studying more in this topic and he also issued a book related to ventriloquism from the library.

Made his television debut

1976

After practicing an hour each day and attending Vent Haven ConVENTion each year, he developed himself as an accomplished ventriloquist. He performed in front of 100 of audience when he was still in his teens. He first appeared in television in 1976. 

Joined Baylor University

1980

After his high school graduation, he joined Baylor University. There he majored in communications; there he also expressed his skills all around the University. While attending this University, he also earned the salary of $70,000 annually by performing all over the country.

Appeared in Broadway show Sugar Babies

1985

He made his television debut in 1976 and then he appeared in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He got a break through in his career in 1985 after making his appearance in Broadway show Sugar Babies.

Joined The Tonight Show

1990

As he was gaining massive praise all around the world being the ventriloquist and stand-up comedian, The Tonight Show also announced that he will join this team soon. He finally made his appearance in this show in April 1990.

Married to Paige Brown

May 19 , 1994

Jeff was first married to Paige Brown. He met her for the first time at the Comedy Corner and they began their love affairs since 1992. They finally got married on 19th of May 1994. As a married couple they became parents for three times. 

First child, Ashlyn Dunham

September 11 , 1995

Paige Brown had already welcomed a daughter before getting married with him. They welcomed their first child together on 11th of September and that time it was also a sweet little baby girl and they named her Ashlyn Dunham. 

Second child, Kenna Dunham

1997

He also became parents with his ex wife for the second time and that was in 1997. Together they welcomed their second child that year and they were also quite lucky that year too as they welcomed a baby girl, Kenna Dunham. 

Divorced with Paige Brown

2010

As he always had a hectic day all the days in a week it provided a strain on his married life. In 2008, he then filed a divorce with his wife and in 2009 he began dating Audrey Murdick. He finally dissolved his first married life in 2010.

Began dating Audrey Murdick

2009

As his first married life was in the process of being dissolved, he met Audrey Murdick and he began having romantic relationship with her since 2009. Audrey Murdick is a nutritionist as well as personal trainer. 

Married to Audrey Murdick

October 12 , 2012

Since 2009, he had romantic relationship with Audrey Murdick. Audrey Murdick is a nutritionist as well as personal trainer. She is also a competition bodybuilder. At the end of 2011, they got engaged and they got married on 12 October 2012.

Released her first book, Dear Walter

2003

Besides being busy being the renowned ventriloquist and stand-up comedian, he is also a great writer and has also published several books and article related to comedy. He released his debut book, Dear Walter in 2003 and he also published his autobiography at the end of 2010.

Won American Comedy Awards, USA

1998

As a standup comedian and ventriloquist, he has been honored several times and he has also been given several names in honor of him. In 1998, he won one of the major awards in his life and that was American Comedy Awards, USA for Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic.

Net Worth and Salary

2018

As of 2018, Jeff Dunham' net worth is reported to be around $120 million. He earns in between $15 million to $30 million per year.