Foxworthy at the red carpet of the 2007 American Idol season finale
|Birth name||Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy|
September 6, 1958 |
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, movies, radio|
|Genres||Southern comedy, country comedy, host|
|Subject(s)||Culture of the Southern United States, everyday life, family, rednecks|
|Spouse||Pamela Gregg (1985–present)|
|Notable works and roles|
Jeffrey Marshall "Jeff" Foxworthy (September 6, 1958) 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. He is the first child of Jimmy Abstance Foxworthy, an IBM executive, and Carole Linda (Camp) Foxworthy. His parents are of English ancestry. His grandfather, James Marvin Camp, was a fireman in Hapeville for more than 30 years.
References[change | change source]
- "Jeff Foxworthy Biography (1958-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
- "Jeff Foxworthy Bio". Utopia Artists. 2000-06-12. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
- From Essex England to the Sunny Southern USA: A Harris Family Journey, Robert E. Harris, Genealogical Press, 1994, page 870.