Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian.
Dunham has been credited with reviving ventriloquism and doing more to promote the art form than anyone since Edgar Bergen. The extremely successful Texas native holds the Guinness World Record for “Most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour” for his Spark of Insanity show, which he performed in 386 venues worldwide.
“There are not that many ventriloquists out there who build their own characters. I love that because they are uniquely mine.”
Jeff Dunham’s most popular characters include Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Walter, Peanut, and José Jalapeño. In addition to building the dummies he uses in his act, Dunham also restores antique ones as a hobby.