Jeff is a divorced ex-cop who started Barton Bounty Hunters so he could help make his town safer while getting to work with his old friends Larry and Bill. He's the leader of the pack, the one who always has to make the rational decisions and be the adult, particularly when his employees act more like a class of third graders than an elite bounty hunting force. Between keeping his business afloat, saving his co-workers from themselves and trying to keep his cool around his ex-wife Stacy and...... Read Full Bio »
Jeff is a divorced ex-cop who started Barton Bounty Hunters so he could help make his town safer while getting to work with
his old friends Larry and Bill. He's the leader of the pack, the one who always has to make the rational decisions and be
the adult, particularly when his employees act more like a class of third graders than an elite bounty hunting force. Between
keeping his business afloat, saving his co-workers from themselves and trying to keep his cool around his ex-wife Stacy and
his embarrassing redneck parents, Jeff always has something to stress him out.
JEFF FOXWORTHY (Jeff)
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the U.S. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy nominee and best-selling author of more than 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature -- a style that has been compared to Mark Twain's.
Foxworthy is the host of the CBS reality series The American Baking Competition, which is based on the format of the hit UK show The Great British Bake Off.
He also hosted the second season of The American Bible Challenge for GSN and narrated the Lifetime reality show The Week the Women Left, which revolved around a small Carolina town where all the women leave for the week leaving men to run the local store and tend to the children.
Foxworthy reunited with Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy for Them Idiots Whirled tour in 2012. The concert was filmed as a special and aired on CMT. Foxworthy was also the host of the hit show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Prior to that, he executive produced and starred in Foxworthy's Big Night Out and starred in and executive produced the television series, Blue Collar TV, which he created for the WB network. Blue Collar TV came about due to the success of Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the Movie and the concert tour of the same name. The movie premiered on Comedy Central and was the highest rated movie in the channel's history. To date the movie has sold more than 4 million units. The soundtrack for this movie has been certified gold (more than 500,000 units) by the RIAA.
Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, the sequel to the first film, has sold more than 3 million units since its release in 2004. It premiered on Comedy Central in 2005 and was the third most watched telecast ever leading the channel to its most watched day, weekend and week in network history.
In 2006, the Blue Collar boys reunited to shoot Blue Collar Comedy Tour - One for the Road in Washington, D.C., at the Warner Theater. The movie was one of the highest rated shows on Comedy Central that year. The soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy that same year.
Foxworthy's book The Redneck Dictionary was released in 2005. It is based on the popular words of the South he recounts in his stand-up act. Due to their popularity, the redneck words became a regular sketch on Blue Collar TV. The book reached No. 2 on the New York Times Best Seller List. The Redneck Dictionary II was released in 2006 and was also a New York Times best-seller. The Redneck Dictionary III was released the following year. Foxworthy also released the New York Times best- seller How to Really Stink at Golf, which shares his invaluable tips for a lifetime of horrible drives and putts. The follow-up to that book, How to Really Stink at Work, was released in 2009.
Foxworthy also wrote the children's book, Dirt on My Shirt, which has become a New York Times best-seller. The book is a collection of poems inspired by his family and friends. His second children's book Silly Street was released in 2009, and his third children's book Hide!!! was a New York Times best-seller and won a 2011 Mom's Choice award for illustrated children's books.
Foxworthy is the voice of Handy Smurf in the film The Smurfs. Prior to this, he was the voice of Reggie the Rooster in the Warner Bros. film Racing Stripes. He also voiced the animated character Lyle in the Disney movie Fox and the Hound II, which is currently available on DVD.
2004 marked the release of Foxworthy's final solo comedy CD, Have Your Loved Ones Spayed or Neutered. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts and was his second highest-selling album debut.
In 1999, The Foxworthy Countdown, a weekly syndicated four-hour radio show, featuring Foxworthy, debuted bringing fans the current Top 30 country hits as well as interviews with stars. The show ran for 10 years and was carried in 220 markets across the U.S. Foxworthy received a CMA nomination in 2001 for broadcast personality of the year.
Foxworthy also has an HBO special and two Showtime specials to his credit. His second Showtime special earned a Cable ACE Award nomination. He also won a People's Choice Award for favorite male newcomer for The Jeff Foxworthy Show.