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Jeffrey Ross Biography

Birth Name:
Jeffrey Ross Lipshultz
Birth Place:
Springfield, New Jersey, United States
Profession
Comic, actor, writer

Fast Facts

  • Studied film and broadcasting in college, but while working in the communications field after graduation, enrolled in a comedy class and fell in love with stand-up
  • Dropped his surname after it was mispronounced numerous times, including Ed McMahon's inability to get it right during a 1992 Star Search competition
  • Was invited to play poker at the Friars Club in New York City in 1995, and his subsequent membership was instrumental in getting their infamous roasts---for which he is well-known as a host, earning the nickname "The Roastmaster General"---on Comedy Central
  • In 2003, took part in a USO tour to entertain U
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  • troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his video diary turned into Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie (2005), which won the Best Feature Film award at the Montreal Comedy Festival