Did Jeff dunham win Americas got talent?

No, Jeff Dunham (born Jeffrey Dunham on April 18, 1962 in Dallas, Texas) has never appeared on America's Got Talent.

The man you are most likely thinking of is Terry Fator (born Terry Wayne Fator on June 10, 1965 in Dallas, Texas). He was the singing ventriloquist that won $1 million dollar at the America's Got Talent show in 2007 and credits Jeff Dunham as "a huge inspiration to me."

He combines the art of ventriloquism with celebrity impressions. His puppets, including Cowboy Walter, Emma Taylor and Winston the Impersonating Turtle, effortlessly perform the singing styles of an eclectic group of stars including: Tony Bennett, Elvis, Maroon Five, Garth Brooks, Nat King and Natalie Cole, Roy Orbison, Marvin Gaye, Gnarls Barkley, James Blunt, Brooks & Dunn, members of The Rat Pack, Louis Armstrong and even Kermit The Frog.

Jeff Dunham is a global entertainment phenomenon with more than 45 years on stage and countless performances, making him one the world’s most recognizable and inventive entertainers.

Jeff’s fascination with ventriloquism began at age eight when his parents gave him a toy Mortimer Snerd dummy, and by ten he was performing anywhere he could find an audience. After graduating from Baylor University in 1986, Jeff stayed in Waco, Texas, for two more years, working on his act and developing his defining characters Jose Jalapeño, Peanut, and Walter. In 1988 he then moved to Los Angeles, and within a few short months became one of the top headliners on the U.S. comedy club circuit. This led to his many appearances on multiple stand-up comedy shows, as well as numerous guest appearances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Since those early years Jeff has gone on to impact every aspect of the entertainment industry: film, television, animation, digital, publishing, and the concert stage.

Throughout all this, of course, Jeff has not been alone. His entourage of signature characters are loud, irreverent, and unforgettable: Walter, the curmudgeonly retiree; Bubba J, the dumb and loveable redneck; Peanut, the crazed “what-the-hell-is-that?” purple rapscallion nut-ball; José Jalapeño, the spicy pepper from south of the border “on a STEEK!,” and finally the bumbling, skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist. These characters, each conceived, created, and built by Jeff himself, have now taken on lives of their own, garnering their own individual legions of fans at live shows and online.

Naturally Jeff has had his own fair share of fans throughout the years, for which he is most grateful and with whom he enjoys maintaining a highly interactive relationship via JeffDunham.com and social networking platforms, including more than 10 million fans on Facebook. To show his gratitude for their loyal support, Jeff donates a dollar from each of his concert tickets to various charities in the communities he visits. To date the Jeff Dunham Fund has contributed more than $1.3 million to people in need, and Jeff sincerely hopes these efforts inspire others to give back as well.

Jeff lives in Los Angeles and owes his greatest happiness to his beautiful bride, Audrey; his three grown daughters, Bree, Ashlyn, and Kenna; and the newest additions to their family, the couple’s twin one-year-olds, Jack and James.

View Jeff Dunham’s upcoming tour and characters at Jeffdunham.com. To get the latest updates, just visit his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter @jeffdunham.

The art of ventriloquism is about creating the illusion of life. So what does it take to be a good ventriloquist?

To Do Ventriloquism:

• You must be able to talk without moving your lips.

• Have a different voice for your puppet.

• Keep your puppet or ventriloquist figure “alive” through manipulation.

• And hold a believable conversation with your character.

How To Throw Your Voice:

• You can't really throw your voice. The human ear can not tell where sound is coming from. It must coordinate with your eyes to determine the direction of sound.

• When you watch television, it appears as if the actors on screen are talking. The sound is actually coming from the speakers. Because your eyes see the actor's mouth moving, your brain tells you that is where the sound comes from.

• Ventriloquism used this technique long before television. If the eye sees the puppet's mouth moving, the brain buys into the illusion the sound comes from the puppet. This is a big part of what makes ventriloquism work.

Learn more tips and how to instructions provided by professional ventriloquist Tom Crowl at Comedyventriloquist.com.

Thursday, September 07 2017
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