• Audrey Murdick is an American certified bodybuilder, fitness instructor, and wife of ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.
• She was bullied in elementary school but was a successful athlete and student in high school.
• She has appeared in a few films and television shows, and produced a short film in 2017.
• She and Jeff married in 2012 and have twin boys.
• She is an avid traveler, physically active, and enjoys camping and watching movies.

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Short Info

Net Worth$45 million
Date Of BirthApril 18, 1962
SpouseAudrey Murdick, Paige Dunham, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Fresno, CA, United States, Oakland, CA, United States
FactJune 2009: His rep has confirmed that he and his wife are in the process of getting a divorce.

Who is Audrey Murdick, Jeff Dunham’s wife? Wiki Bio

Audrey Murdick was born in Norco, California USA on 29 August 1980, so her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She is a certified bodybuilder and a former fitness instructor, but probably better known for being the wife of famous American ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.

Early life and education

Audrey was raised an only child in Norco by her father Steve Murdick, who is a basketball coach at a local high school, and her mother Sally who works as a secretary at a local firm. She was bullied while attending elementary school because she was chubby, however, things changed after she enrolled at high school and started to lose weight, beginning to exercise and eat healthy foods.

Audrey Murdick and Jeff Dunham at the premiere of Dinner For Schmucks on July 19, 2010 in NY.

Posted by Sarah Nursall Murdick on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

She also started playing several sports such as soccer and handball, and was also getting good grades.

Career as an actress and fitness instructor

Upon matriculation, she dedicated herself to exercising, going to the gym several times per week and not enrolling at college, but worked several jobs for three years before she received her fitness certification, which allowed her to work as an instructor. She started working out with weights, becoming a bodybuilder and competing at local shows.

After gaining recognition, many women contacted her on Instagram wanting to be taught by her; however, Audrey has recently deleted her Instagram account and has stopped working as a fitness trainer.

She launched her acting career in 2005 when she appeared in the short mystery film “The Thieves Guild” also starring Jeremy Flynn and Ben Lazarus in the story about ‘Malcolm, an ex-convict, is released back into the streets after serving time in prison only to find himself in a web of betrayal with his brother Garrett and accomplice Cassandra.’

In 2012, she starred alongside her husband in the comedy TV show “Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters”, and her last appearance has been in the animation comedy show “Achmed Saves America” in 2014 – Achmed is Jeff’s puppet which he uses during his ventriloquist shows. In 2017, Audrey produced the short film “Incredible Edible America”.

Love life and marriage with Jeff Dunham

Audrey met Jeff in 2009 when he hired her to be his trainer and help him lose weight. They started dating later that year, and in December 2011Jeff asked her to marry him, the wedding held in October 2012 attended by only their closest friends and family.

On 11 October 2015, they welcomed their twin boys James Jeffrey and Jack Steven Dunham with two hours between their births. Jeff was married to Paige Brown before meeting Audrey. They started dating in December 1992, married in May 1994, and Paige gave birth to their daughters Ashlyn and Kenna in 1995 and 1997. However, in November 2008, Jeff filed for divorce. Audrey was also in a long-term relationship with her high school sweetheart, which lasted for three years before they split.

Hobbies and other interests

Audrey enjoys watching movies in her spare time and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, and Meryl Streep while some of her favorite movies are “Good Will Hunting”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and “Devil Wears Prada”.

Audrey Murdick

She is interested in comedy and has seen Jeff perform numerous times, while the two often watch stand-up comedians perform live. They are both fans of jazz and blues music, with their favorite singers being Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin.

Audrey is still physically active, having several training sessions at the gym each week mostly focused on fitness exercises. and no longer lifts weights. She likes to travel and has been all around the USA with Jeff as he performs, and the two have gone on holidays to many European countries such as Italy, Spain, and England. She enjoys spending her free time in nature, being keen on camping.

Appearance and net worth

Audrey is 39 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall, and weighs around 110lbs (50kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at $1 million, while Jeff’s net worth is estimated at $140 million.

Who is Jeff Dunham?

Jeffrey Dunham was born in Dallas, Texas USA on 18 April 1962 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American nationality. Jeff is a ventriloquist, actor, and a stand-up comedian who rose to prominence after his stand-up comedy performance “Achmed the Dead Terrorist”. Jeff was abandoned at birth, and was adopted when he was three months old by Howard Dunham, a real estate appraiser, and Joyce who is a housewife.

He became interested in ventriloquism when he was eight years old, and by the time he turned 10 had decided that he wanted to become the best ventriloquist in the world. He began attending conventions at the age of 12, and has since missed only one Vent Haven ConVENTion, in 1977.

He launched his career as a teenager performing at schools and churches, appearing on TV for the first time in 1976. After matriculation in 1980, he enrolled at Baylor University, but dropped out to pursue his career as a ventriloquist. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1988, and started performing at The Comedy & Magic Club located in Hermosa Beach.

He went on to appear in “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” on 6 April 1990, together with Bob Hope and B.B. King, and for the show used his Walter puppet.

His first comedy DVD “Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself” was released in 2005, which eventually sold two million copies. He went on to release many others, such as “Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity”, “Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special” as well as his first music album “Don’t Come Home for Christmas” on 4 November 2008.

A perfect moment… Our boys are at day camp, and a rare summer light rain in LA… Took a break on the picnic bench…

Posted by Jeff Dunham on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Jeff has many puppets which are loved by his fans, such as Walter, Peanut, Jose Jalapeno on a Stick, Bubba J, Sweet Daddy Dee, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and Little Jeff among many others. He also restores antique dummies and puppies, including The Umpire which is 6ft (1.8m) tall and was built in 1941.

Jeff is interested in ‘building and flying his own kit helicopters’, while he also likes muscle cars, and is the owner of a Batmobile replica.

General Info

Full NameJeff Dunham
Net Worth$45 million
Date Of BirthApril 18, 1962
Height1.83 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Ventriloquist, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Fresno, CA, United States, Oakland, CA, United States
EducationBaylor University


SpouseAudrey Murdick, Paige Dunham, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Fresno, CA, United States, Oakland, CA, United States
ChildrenAshlyn Dunham, Kenna Dunham, Bree Dunham, James Jeffrey Dunham, Jack Steven Dunham, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Fresno, CA, United States, Oakland, CA, United States
ParentsJoyce Dunham, Howard Dunham, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Fresno, CA, United States, Oakland, CA, United States


MoviesLas Vegas, NV, United States, Fresno, CA, United States, Oakland, CA, United States, Delta Farce, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special, Dinner for Schmucks, Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos, Big Top Scooby-Doo!, The Nut Job, Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map, The Nut Job 2, Jeff Dunham: Spark of In...
TV ShowsLas Vegas, NV, United States, Fresno, CA, United States, Oakland, CA, United States, Comedy Central Presents, Live at Gotham, The Jeff Dunham Show, History of the Joke, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Any Day Now, Xuxa, Halloween Baking Championship, Hot Country Nights

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1The only way a ventriloquist speaks differently is that he forgoes using his or her lips, and learns to reproduce sounds using the tongue, upper palate, and teeth only. Those 'difficult' letters are B, F, M, P, V, W, and Y.
2Up until college age I was using the typical little-boy dummy that sits on the knee and makes woodpecker jokes. My first original character didn't happen until later, and that was Jose the Jalapeno on a Stick.
3We just got a tour bus. I didn't know tour buses could be this nice. It's just me, Brian Haner the guitar guy, the tour manager and a writer. We laugh ourselves silly. Apparently we're going to have a road dog, a miniature pincher. It's the smallest they've ever seen. How masculine am I going to look, working with dolls and a miniature dog?
4When I was in third grade I taught myself ventriloquism... What's hard is to learn to be an entertainer and make people laugh. I was a few years out of college before I felt I had enough material. Then in 1988 I moved to L.A. and started to do some shows at comedy clubs.
5I had a happy, dramafree youth, growing up in an upper-middle-class neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. The only thing that was slightly unusual compared to most of my friends was that I was an only child... I don't think that's why my parents gave me a dummy, at least they've never copped to it.
6In 1980, when I graduated from high school, my goal was to be on 'The Tonight Show' with Johnny Carson at least once before our ten-year class reunion. Our class reunion was in June of 1990, and I was on 'The Tonight Show' in April 1990, so I made it by a few months.
7It's strange because even in the vaudeville days, ventriloquists were never the main attraction. They were the guys brought out to stand in front of the curtain while sets were being changed. Ventriloquism wasn't even celebrated as an art until Edgar Bergen came along in the 1930s.
8My mother and my father have always supported me. Now in their eighties, they actually clamor onto the tour bus with me once or twice a year so they can watch the performances and hear the crowds. Traveling with eighty-something-year-olds on a tour bus... there has to be some sort of reality show in that.
9The best place to find material is in real life. I've always maintained that it's not until the mid-20s that you have enough of a life to draw from. There's nothing better for a comic than to go through some bad stuff - and some good stuff, like getting married.
10I've always said that instead of watching a guy juggle seven things amazingly I would rather see a really bad juggler who's really funny.
11Stand-up comedy is tough right now. Anybody can come to a concert, tape you, and put you up on the Internet. You either fight it or embrace it.
12Growing up doing those Kiwanis Clubs, doing those Cub Scout banquets, doing those church shows, I learned to find that sensibility that most people could laugh at - that all ages and demographics could laugh at.
13When I was eight years old, I got a dummy for Christmas and started teaching myself. I got books and records and sat in front of the bathroom mirror, practising. I did my first show in the third grade and just kept going; there was no reason to quit.
14But the mechanics of learning to 'throw your voice' are pretty simple. Anyone with a tongue, an upper palate, teeth, and a normal speaking voice can learn ventriloquism.
15As humans we like to laugh at our fears, we like to whistle in the dark.
16I've skewered whites, blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Jews, Muslims, gays, straights, rednecks, addicts, the elderly, and my wife. As a standup comic, it is my job to make sure the majority of people laugh, and I believe that comedy is the last true form of free speech.
17A comedian needs to have his own filters, needs to know his audience, how far he can push things.
18I try to make the majority of my audience laugh. That's my audience. They'll laugh at the dead terrorist.
19I'm a geek to the bone.


1His wife Audrey gave birth to twin boys (her 1st and 2nd children) at age 35, Jack Steven Dunham and James Jeffrey Dunham on October 11, 2015 in Los Angeles with 2 hours apart. The baby boys arrived the day before the couple's third anniversary.
2Has been performing ventriloquism since he was eight, and has never held a "real" job in his life.
3He owns the 1989 Batmobile from Tim Burton's Batman.
4When he was in the process of making Achmed, Jeff Dunham was originally going to call him Phil.
5Parents are Joyce Dunham and Howard Dunham.
6Received first puppet, at age 8. Was a Christmas gift from his parents.
7"Peanut" is his only puppet not hand made by himself.
8"Achmed, Jr." is often referred to as A.J.
9June 2009: His rep has confirmed that he and his wife are in the process of getting a divorce.
10Has three daughters: Bree Dunham(adopted), Ashlyn Dunham, and Kenna Dunham, all from his first marriage.
11Two of his characters are apparent homages to characters performed by previous famous ventriloquists. "Bubba J" strongly resembles Mortimer Snerd, performed by Edgar Bergen. "Jose the Jalapeno on a Stick," who has a face but no body, is similar to the disembodied head in a box performed by Señor Wences.
12An award-winning ventriloquist.




The Nut Job 22017filmingMole (voice)
Angie Tribeca2016TV SeriesFisher Price
Achmed Saves America2014VideoAchmed Bubba J Himself (voice)
The Nut Job2014/IMole (voice)
Big Top Scooby-Doo!2012VideoSchmatko / Conductor (voice)
From Up on Poppy Hill2011Gen (English version, voice)
Dinner for Schmucks2010Lewis the Ventriloquist
Sonny with a Chance2009TV SeriesJeff / Walter
30 Rock2009TV SeriesPumpkin
Delta Farce2007Amazing Ken
Blue Collar TV2005TV Series
One on One2003TV SeriesBenny / Kenny
She Spies2002TV SeriesElvis Presley Ventriloquist
Any Day Now2002TV SeriesVentriloquist
Ellen1996TV SeriesStarky & Gus
Hot Country Nights1991TV SeriesVentriloquist


Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood2015TV Movie
Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map2014TV Special
Achmed Saves America2014Video characters / creator
Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters2012TV Special
Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos2011TV Special
The Jeff Dunham ShowTV Series creator - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special2008TV Special documentary
Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity2007TV Special
Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself2006TV Special
Comedy Central Presents2003TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes


Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map2014TV Special executive producer
Achmed Saves America2014Video executive producer
Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters2012TV Special executive producer
Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos2011TV Special executive producer
The Jeff Dunham Show2009TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special2008TV Special documentary executive producer
Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity2007TV Special executive producer
Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself2006TV Special executive producer


Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special2008TV Special documentary lyrics: "Jingle Bombs" / performer: "Jingle Bombs", "Roadkill Christmas"

Art Department

Achmed Saves America2014Video original character design


Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map2014TV Special


The Biggest Schmucks in the World2011Video short special thanks
Mr. Chili: Too Hot for TV!2007Video short special thanks


60 Minutes Wednesday2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Ventriloquist (segment "Ventriloquist Convention")
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Just for Laughs2005TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2004TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Comedy Central Presents2003TV Series documentaryHimself Melvin the Superhero Guy Peanut ...
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Xuxa1993TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope and Other Young Comedians: The World Laughs, Young and Old1992TV SpecialHimself
Hot Country Nights1991-1992TV SeriesHimself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Jonathan Winters and His Traveling Road Show1990TV MovieHimself
The Comedy Concert II1990TV MovieHimself
Halloween Baking Championship2016TV SeriesHimself - Host
Hell's Kitchen2016TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
Jay Leno's Garage2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Ventriloqust-Comedian
Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood2015TV MovieHimself Walter Bubba J ...
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map2014TV SpecialHimself Walter Bubba J ...
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself - Guest / Ventriloquist Perfomer / ...
The O'Reilly Factor2012TV SeriesHimself
Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters2012TV SpecialHimself Achmed Jr. Walter ...
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
The Batmobile2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2012TV SeriesHimself / Walter
Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy2011TV SpecialHimself Walter Peanut ...
Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos2011TV SpecialHimself Walter Achmed the Dead Terrorist ...
The Biggest Schmucks in the World2011Video shortHimself
The 2010 American Country Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Jeff Dunham Show2009TV SeriesHimself Walter Achmed the Dead Terrorist ...
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
I'm No Dummy2009DocumentaryHimself
Boogie2009TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHimself
Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special2008TV Special documentaryHimself Walter Achmed the Dead Terrorist ...
Live at Gotham2008TV SeriesHimself
History of the Joke2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity2007TV SpecialHimself Walter Achmed the Dead Terrorist ...
Mr. Chili: Too Hot for TV!2007Video shortHimself
Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself2006TV SpecialHimself Walter Sweet Daddy Dee ...

Archive Footage

CMT's Biggest Laughs2012TV MovieHimself - Comic / Walter
Aangenaam... Comedy 20092009VideoHimself


Won Awards

1998American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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