Fast Facts

  • Worked at IBM for five years in Atlanta before winning the Great Southeastern Laugh-Off comedy competition in 1984.
  • Met his future wife the first time he appeared in a comedy club; married her in 1985 in New York's Central Park.
  • Inspired to begin his trademark "You might be a redneck if..." routine after seeing valet parking offered at a Detroit bowling alley.
  • Named "Best Stand-Up Comic" in 1990 at the American Comedy Awards.
  • Received his first Grammy nomination for his 1995 comedy album Games Rednecks Play.
  • Headlined his own sitcom, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, on ABC and NBC.
  • Has authored over 20 humor books (Hick Is Chic; Learning to Talk More Gooder Fastly) and children's books (Dirt on My Shirt; Hide!!!).
  • Appeared on the successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White.
  • Served as host of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?


  • 1996, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: Winner


  • Pamela Gregg — Wife
  • Jay Foxworthy — Brother
  • Juliane Foxworthy — Daughter
  • Carole Foxworthy — Mother
  • Jennifer Foxworthy — Sister
  • Jim Foxworthy — Father
  • Jordan Lane Foxworthy — Daughter


  • Attended Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA


  • Birth Name: Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, GA
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer

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