Jeff Foxworthy

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Jeff Foxworthy
Foxworthy in 2006
Birth nameJeffrey Marshall Foxworthy
Born (1958-09-06) September 6, 1958 (age 65)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, movies, radio
Years active1984–present
GenresSouthern comedy, country comedy, host
Subject(s)Culture of the Southern United States, everyday life, family, rednecks
SpousePamela Gregg (1985–present)
Notable works and roles

Jeffrey Marshall "Jeff" Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958)[1] is an American stand-up comedian, actor, radio, and television personality, author, voice artist, and comedian. He is known for having "Southern humor" and unusual styles of entertainment. He acted in The Jeff Foxworthy Show during the mid 1990s. He has also hosted game shows, hosting Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and The American Bible Challenge.

Early life[change | change source]

He was born in Hapeville, Georgia.[1][2] He is the first child of Jimmy Abstance Foxworthy, an IBM executive, and Carole Linda (Camp) Foxworthy. His parents are of English ancestry.[3][1][4] His grandfather, James Marvin Camp, was a fireman in Hapeville for more than 30 years.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Jeff Foxworthy Biography (1958-)". Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  2. "Jeff Foxworthy Bio". Utopia Artists. 2000-06-12. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  3. 3.0 3.1 From Essex England to the Sunny Southern USA: A Harris Family Journey, Robert E. Harris, Genealogical Press, 1994, page 870.
  4. "Surname Database: Foxworthy Last Name Origin". The Internet Surname Database.