- Jeff Altman
name = Jeff Altman
birthname = Jeff Altman
birthdate = Birth date and age|1951|8|13|mf=y
Syracuse, New York, United States
Film, television actor, comedian
yearsactive = 1976-Present
notable role = Hughie Hogg in "The Dukes of Hazzard"
Jeff Altman (born
August 13, 1951) is an American stand-up comedianwho has appeared as a guest on " The Late Show with David Letterman" 37 times, most recently August 2, 2007. He has also had numerous acting roles in movies and television, and is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Hughie Hoggon the popular television series " The Dukes of Hazzard".
Altman had a starring role as the host of the notorious short-lived
NBC variety show" Pink Lady and Jeff" in 1980. He has also directed many sitcoms and in the mid-'80s was spokesman for Arby'srestaurants. He also has been the (uncredited) host of the defensive drivingcourse available through Blockbuster Video.
A well-known feature of his stand-up act includes a comical impression of his father.
Altman was born in Syracuse,
New York. At Nottingham Senior High Schoolin Syracuse, he played third singles on the school's tennis team. He graduated from Johns Hopkins Universityin the early 1970s, showcasing his early show biz flair to the fellow members of the Tau Epsilon Phifraternity. Altman is a drummer, and a long time fan of Buddy Rich.
Altman was also on the
NBCseries "Nurses" in 1991-1992. His character was written off after just one season.
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