Jeff Dunham, born Jeffrey William Robinson Dunham on April 18, 1962 in Dallas, Texas is a stand-up comedian and a ventriloquist. He and ex-wife Paige Dunham have three children. Dunham is best known for his controversial characters. Two of them “Bubba J” and “Jose the Jalapeno on a Stick” appear to be tributes to Edgar Bergen’s Mortimer Snerd and Senor Wences’ “Pedro”, a torso-less head in a box. His other characters include: Achmed Junior, Diane, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Melvin the Superhero Guy, Sweet Daddy Dee, Peanut, and Walter. Dunham starred in the Comedy Central channel's “The Jeff Dunham Show” in 2009 for one season. Catch his specials, criticized as politically incorrect by most critics and some viewers on Comedy Central.