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Jeff Foxworthy

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Many comics can be permanently tied to a trademark, from Rodney Dangerfield's "I don't get no respect" to Tim Allen's machismo-fueled grunting, but perhaps no stock phrase is more easily identifiable than that of schtickmeister Jeff Foxworthy. Foxworthy's slogan "You might be a redneck if..." endeared him to millions of American blue-collar types during the early to mid-'90s and served as a veritable staple of his approach to humor. Born in Atlanta, Foxworthy attended the Georgia Institute of Technology but dropped out prior to graduation and worked as an IBM technician during the early to mid-'80s, when he impetuously decided to enter an amateur standup contest. The then-nascent comedian won the competition -- an accomplishment that encouraged him to drop out of his IBM gig and step behind the microphone full-time. Foxworthy's debut book, presciently entitled, You Might Be a Redneck If... hit stores in 1989, followed by a CD, which racked up an astonishing 3.5 million copies -- making it the single most lucrative comedy record up through that time. Successive albums followed, in addition to a blizzard of Foxworthy (and "redneck") themed merchandise that grossed several million dollars per year in its prime. Unfortunately, the comedian's transition to filmed entertainment was a somewhat bumpy one; a domestically themed sitcom, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, premiered on ABC in 1995 but folded after only two seasons. Foxworthy encountered far greater success by pooling the resources of several similar comedians into a "Blue Collar" comedy troupe that toured throughout the country. Comprised of Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy, the ensemble turned out a series of standup films and scored high ratings with their own sketch comedy series, Blue Collar TV (2004), presented as a kind of "redneck variation" on Saturday Night Live. Foxworthy also found considerable success by hosting the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (2007).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bunyan and Babe
  • Babe the Blue Ox
2017
No Score Yet Crackerjack
  • Executive Producer
  • Narrator
2013
13% The Smurfs 2
  • Handy Smurf
2013
22% The Smurfs
  • Handy Smurf
2011
No Score Yet I Am Comic
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Redneck Kings of Comedy
  • Actor
2007
0% The Fox and the Hound 2
  • Lyle
2006
No Score Yet Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Redneck Comedy Roundup 2
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Redneck Comedy Roundup
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy
  • Actor
2005
35% Racing Stripes
  • Reggie
2005
No Score Yet Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy, and Bill Engvall: Live from Las Vegas
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again
  • Actor
2004
92% Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Jeff Foxworthy: Check Your Neck & You Might Be A Redneck If...
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Jeff Foxworthy: Totally Committed
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Jeff Foxworthy - Totally Committed
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Jeff Foxworthy - Crank It Up
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Jeff Foxworthy - You Might Be a Redneck If...
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Banner Times
  • Actor
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Shark Tank
2009
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet The American Baking Competition
2013
  • Host
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
2007-2015
  • Appearing
  • Host
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice

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