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Jeff Dunham Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Husband, Net Worth, Salary

Jeff Dunham Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Husband, Net Worth, Salary

Jeffrey Dunham is an American ventriloquist and comedian. He has also appeared on numerous television shows such as Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show, and Sonny With a Chance.

Jeff Dunham was born in Dallas, Texas on April 18, 1962. As of 2019, his age is 57 years old with his birth sign Aries. At the age of three months old, was adopted by Howard and Joyce Dunham. At the age of eight Upon receiving a Mortimer Snerd dummy as a gift from his parents. Jeff Dunham stands at a height of 6 feet (1.8m) tall with an average of 83kg. He has a dark brown hair color with blue color eyes.

Educational Framework

Regarding his education, after various performances in local schools and colleges, his reputation started growing slowly across the Dallas community. But with his growing reputation, the stature of his targets also grew where he made fun of several significant people of the community.

At his sixth grade, Jeff started attending the Vent Haven ConVENTion in Kentucky. It was an annual meeting for ventriloquists from all over the world. Eventually, the organizers found that the other attendees were too intimidated to compete against Dunham who forced to declare him a ‘retired champion’, to prevent him from entering any more competitions.
Moreover, he enrolled at Baylor University after finishing high school. However, Jeff’s weekends were quite busy, as he had to travel to different places within the country for various performances. During this time, he also decided that he would create a few characters that would be with him continuously.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Jeff Dunham?

Jeff Dunham has an estimated net worth of around $140 million as of 2019. Jeff Dunham is consistently one of the highest-paid comedians in the world which raking in anywhere from $15 – 30 million per year.

In June 2017 and June 2018. Jeff has sold over four million DVDs and over $7million worth of merchandise sales, which makes sense considering his videos on youtube have had over 350 million views. Moreover, he has also sold over 10 million DVDs and has earned tens of millions of dollars from merchandise sales.

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Caption: Jeff Dunham American ventriloquist

From 2008 to 2009, Jeff earned a reported $30 million which makes him one of the highest-grossing comics of that year. Jeff has a car collection of Dodge Challenger RT4, The Batmobile, Dodge Challenger SRT8, The BatSmart: a 2008 Smart Car, The Achmed-mobile, H1 Hummer Slantback, H1Alpha Hummer, etc which price is more than $100 thousand. As of now, Jeff is living a lavish lifestyle with her wife in a lavish mansion.

Who is Jeff Dunham’s Husband?

Jeff Dunham is a married man, he married Audrey Murdick. His wife is an American competitive bodybuilder, personal trainer, actress as well as a certified nutritionist. There is no further information about their first met and dating history. The couple has been together for the last five years. Jeff and Audrey exchanged their wedding vows on 12th October 2012, in an intimate ceremony in front of 112 guests in Santa Ynez, California at the Sunstone Vineyards and Winery.

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Caption: Jeff Dunham with his family

It disclosed in the year 2015 that the couple expecting twins. On staying as a husband-wife for over four years, the couple has celebrated their parenthood as they welcomed their twin boys, Jack Steven Dunham, and James Jeffrey Dunham, on 11th October 2015, in Los Angeles, the United States. Previously, Jeff married Paige Brown in the year 1994. After a few years later, the couple blessed with two daughters, Kenna and Ashlyn. Also, they adopted a daughter, Bree but their marriage did not last for long, and divorced in the year 2010.

After that, Jeff began dating Murdick and got an engagement in December 2011. Currently, they are going very strong with no sign of problems in their relationship.

Jeff Dunham’s Career

During his time at Baylor University, Jeff also used to entertain corporate customers by giving private shows on weekends. He made fun of several prominent people like the CEO of General Electric while he was on his routine. After that, he performed for the Broadway Show ‘Sugar Babies,’ and later in events such as the ‘Westbury Music Fair’. Later in 1988, Dunham went to Los Angeles, California, after which he started making appearances on several television programs.

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Caption: Jeff Dunham American ventriloquist

Then in 2003, he made his first solo appearance on the Comedy Central TV network, on the show ‘Comedy Central Presents’ in a half-hour piece. Though his appearance turned out to be successful and appreciated the network refused to give him more time. Finally, he decided to produce his own comedy DVD, and with his own finances, he produced his comedy DVD ‘Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself’. It was aired by Comedy Central in late 2006 which turned out to be a huge success, attracting more than two million viewers, which made the network want to book him again.

After his success, his next work was of  ‘Spark of Insanity, which released in the next year. It attracted more than 140 million hits on YouTube which sold more than a million DVDs. Then in 2008, Jeff released ‘A Very Special Christmas Special’, which like his other works, became a huge success. After that, he signed a deal with Comedy Central in 2009. Then he worked on his own television series called ‘The Jeff Dunham Show’.

Jeff Dunham’s Awards & Achievements

Later the show’s premiere became the most-watched in the history of Comedy Central, and Dunham’s fame reached an international level. However, after receiving poor reviews, and because of high production costs, the show canceled after just one season.

Besides this, he also worked on his next comedy specials, ‘Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos’ which premiered on Comedy Central in September 2011. Then the ‘Minding the Monsters’, which premiered in October 2012, ‘All Over the Map’, which premiered in November 2014, and ‘Unhinged in Hollywood’, which premiered in September 2015

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Caption: Jeff Dunham American ventriloquist

Jeff Dunham: Arguing with myself’ was the first significant work in Jeff’s career. Taped in Santa Ana, the DVD was released on April 11, 2006, in California. But then it aired on Comedy Central Network. The Jeff Dunham Show’ which premiered on 22 October 2009 which featured Dunham interacting with several characters that he used in his ventriloquism acts, like Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and Peanut. The show earned more popularity initially, but because it received poor reviews.

After that, the production costs were found to be high where the show was canceled after only one season. After that, the entire series was released in a DVD ‘The Jeff Dunham Show DVD’ in May 2010. Dunham has won the ‘Ventriloquist of the Year’ Award twice. Also, he has been nominated once for ‘Comedian of the Year’ by the TNN Music City News Country Awards. Moreover, he has voted Funniest Male Standup at the American Comedy Awards in 1998.

Social Sites

Jeff Dunham is active on social sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. He has more than 9m followers on his official Facebook account and around 671k followers on his official Instagram. Likewise, he has over 545k followers on his official Twitter account and his YouTube account holds around 2,093,087 subscribers.

Facts of Jeff Dunham Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Husband, Net Worth, Salary

Full NameJeffrey Dunham
Net Worth$140 million
Date Of Birth18 Apri 1962
Age59 years 5 months
Place Of BirthDallas, Texas, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Weight83 Kg
ProfessionActor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Ventriloquist, Comedian, Voice Actor, Television producer
EducationVent Haven ConVENTion in Kentucky
NationalityAmerican
SpouseAudrey Murdick (m. 2012), Paige Dunham (m. 1994–2010)
ChildrenAshlyn Dunham, Bree Dunham, Kenna Dunham
ParentsJoyce Dunham, Howard Dunham
NicknamesJeffrey Dunham , Jeffrey William Robinson Dunham , Bubba J. , Jeff Dunham & Walter
Star SignAries

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