Jeff Foxworthy
  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  September 06, 1958

Jeff Foxworthy is an actor, comedian, author, writer and radio host. He’s a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, and formerly Ron White. Foxworthy is best known for his “You might be a redneck” one-liners, but he’s released six major-label comedy albums. His first two albums were each certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

He’s written several books based on his redneck jokes and an autobiography titled “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem.” Foxworthy has also ventured into television, starting in the mid-1990s with his sitcom called “The Jeff Foxworthy Show.” He’s also appeared alongside Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy in several Blue Collar television specials, including “Blue Collar TV.” Additionally, Foxworthy hosted the game shows “The American Bible Challenge” and “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” Foxworthy also hosted the radio program “The Foxworthy Countdown.

Foxworthy was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1958, the first of three children. He graduated from Hapeville High School and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology but left just before graduating. He worked for five years in mainframe computer maintenance at IBM, where his father also worked. At the urging of his coworkers, Foxworthy entered and won the Great Southeastern Laugh-off at Atlanta’s Punchline comedy club in 1984. In 1993, Foxworthy released “You Might Be a Redneck If…” which topped the comedy albums chart and started the “You Might Be a Redneck” fad.

The album went gold in 1994, platinum by 1995, and 3x platinum by 1996, selling over three million copies. His 1995 release “Games Rednecks Play” received a 1996 Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Comedy Album.” “Totally Committed” was released in May 1998. In conjunction with the album was a one-hour HBO stand-up special by the same name. The album reached gold status and received a 1999 Grammy nomination.

What religion is Jeff Foxworthy?

Foxworthy identifies as a Christian. The comedian says his walk with Christ started as a child. When asked about the first time he opened a Bible, he said, “Oh, wow, as a kid, I’m sure. I’ve got to say when I was seven, so it was at a young age. I remember having the ones with the pictures. I still have the first one I read. Though I will say that the one that I had, probably for the first 25 years of my life, is in pretty pristine condition, whereas the one that I’ve had for the last 15 or 20 years, it’s written in, and it’s a little bit of a mess.”

He continued, “The spine’s fallen off of it. In fact, I was telling somebody that the other day because somebody said to me, “I don’t think God would want you writing in the Bible.” I said, “I think He would love you writing in the Bible because it means you’re spending time in there.” So I would be very upset if I lost this one. I’ve got 25 years of notes in the margin there.”

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