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Jeff Foxworthy Biography

Birth Name:
Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy
Birth Place:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Actor, comedian, writer, producer

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?


  • 1996People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: winner


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