Jeff Foxworthy

Foxworthy in 2009, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 6, 1958

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Scottish, German, Irish, and French

Jeff Foxworthy is an American comedian, actor, television and radio personality, producer, writer, and voice artist. He has hosted the quiz show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? since 2007.

He is the son of Carole and Jimmy Foxworthy. He is married to Pamela Gregg, with whom he has two children.

Jeff’s paternal grandfather was Alexander M. Foxworthy (the son of James Landon/Landy Foxworthy and Helen Kilburn Montgomery). James was the son of John William Foxworthy and Sarah Elizabeth Wallingford. Helen was the daughter of George Harris Montgomery and Hattie B. Kilburn.

Jeff’s paternal grandmother was Laura Cecile Abstance (the daughter of Laurie William Abstance and Virginia Hightower). Laurie was the son of Henry W. Abstance and Janie C. Hightower. Virginia was the daughter of Hardy Elijah Hightower and Martha Abstance.

Jeff’s maternal grandfather was James Marvin Camp (the son of James Abner Camp and Leila Ora Whaley). James was the son of Henry Morris Camp and Malinda/Melinda “Linda” Babb. Leila was the daughter of Charles Lloyd Whaley and Martha Lasseter Mundy.

Jeff’s maternal grandmother was Mary E. Sheats (the daughter of Charles “Charlie” Young Sheats and Maude Alice Horton). Charles was the son of William Haralson Sheats and Susannah “Susan” Fitzalan Awtrey.

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