Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA
The career of Jeff Dunham was the product of a dummy - several of them, in fact. Born April 18, 1962, he was adopted at the age of three by a devout Christian couple and raised as an only child in affluent surroundings. A gift of a ventriloquist dummy at age eight, however, forever changed his life, as the Mortimer Snerd figure spurred Dunham into a world of throwing voices, joke-telling and comedy that he successfully followed into a lucrative professional career.
The dummy was his constant companion from day one, with the young budding performer (after honing his skills through a book he admittedly stole from his local library) accepting any gig that came his way, including schoo... Continue Bio >>
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