Professionally known as Jeff Ross, Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz is an American stand-up comedian, writer, director, and actor. He is also known as the Roastmaster General for his insult comedy, and his multiple appearances at celebrity roasts held on the Comedy Central Roast TV series.
Ross is popular for his appearance in the TV show and films like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Celtic Pride, Stuck on You, Along Came Polly, Six Feet Under, and others.
How Rich Is Comedian Jeff Ross?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ross is estimated to own net worth of $4 million as of 2019. He garners his fortune from his successful career as a comedian, actor, writer, and director.
In the United States of America, a writer makes $61,240, whereas, a comedian earns around $37,633 to $40,000 annually. Likewise, an actor earns around $32,000 to $67,000 per year.
As per sources, Ross owns a 1,492 sq ft house in Los Angeles, California. Ross purchased the home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms for $999k back in 2005.
Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz was born on 13th September 1965 in New Jersey, USA. He is American by nationality and is of Jewish heritage.
Ross grew up alongside his younger sister Robyn in his hometown. He went to Jonathan Dayton High School. He then enrolled at Boston University, where he majored in broadcasting film and minored in political science. He graduated from the Boston University College of Communication in 1987.
Let Us Go Through His Career Journey
In 1994, Jeff began performing stand-up at open mic nights at The Boston Comedy Club in New York City. By 1995, Ross performed at comedy clubs like the Comedy Cellar and Stand Up NY. The same year, he was invited to participate in a roast of actor Steven Seagal by the New York Friars Club.
He became a regular at the Friars Club roasts and was given the title of Roastmaster General. In 1999, comedian Jimmy Kimmel hired him as a writer on The Man Show, and he wrote some of the punchlines for Billy Crystal’s monologue at the Oscars in 2000.
He became a roaster at all Comedy Central roasts in the 2005 roast of Pamela Anderson. He also roasted Charlie Sheen dressed as Muammar Gaddafi; Rob Lowe dressed as Purple Rain-era Prince, roasted Roseanne Barr dressed as the late football coach Joe Paterno.
Some of the other renowned celebrities Jeff roasted are William Shatner, Larry the Cable Guy, Joan Rivers, Donald Trump, James Franco, The Border, Bruce Willis, and Alec Baldwin.
In 2005, Jeff released the film Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie, which he both directed and produced and which documented his experiences on the Iraq tour.
In 2009, he published his first book entitled I Only Roast the Ones I Love Busting Balls Without Burning Bridges. His book is about his journey to becoming Roastmaster General and includes tips on writing roast jokes and how to put on a roast.
From 2012-13, Jeff hosted the comedy panel show The Burn with Jeff Ross, which aired for two seasons on Comedy Central.
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In 2015, Jeff starred in the Comedy Central specials Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live from Brazos Country Jail. In the show, he performed stand-up comedy for both male and female convicts in Brazos County, Texas.
In 2018, Jeff and fellow comedian Dave Attell embarked on their Bumping MMics comedy tour. Footages of their tour were released in a three-part special on Netflix. The Bumping Mics comedy special filmed during three of their performances at the Comedy Cellar and consist of observational and political humor interspersed with Ross and Dave roasting one another as well as members of the audience.
As of 2019, Netflix began airing the series Historical Roasts where Jeff hosts fictionalized versions of comedy roasts for figures like Anne Frank and Abraham Lincoln.
Ross made his acting debut in the 1996 comedy film Celtic Pride where he has a minor role. Some of his other film roles include Stuck on You, Along Came Polly, Six Feet Under, Crashing, and more.
He also served as the co-creator of the satirical animated program Where My Dogs At? Which aired on MTV2 in 2006.
Recently in 2019, he appeared in an episode of Crank Yankers as himself.
Life Behind the Camera- Philanthropic Works
Apart from his multiple careers, Ross is involved in several charitable and philanthropic works. Some of the organizations he supports are:
- Adrienne Shelly Foundation
- Andre Agassi Foundation for Education
- Friars Foundation
- Happy Hearts Fund
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Noreen Fraser Foundation
- Scleroderma Research Foundation
- United Service Organization
- Scleroderma Research Foundation
Is Comedian Jeff Married To Anyone?
The 54-year-old comedian cum actor is reportedly single at the moment. He seems focused on his stand-up career and is not involved in any sort of relationship.
Despite his fame and fandom, Jeff prefers a low-key life and rarely speaks about his personal life to the media.