Jeff Ross - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 14, 2020

Jeff Ross
Nick Name: Roast master General
Profession: Comedian, Writer, Author, Actor, Director
Best Known For: Comedy Central
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 13, 1965 (age 55)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Marsha Lifschultz
Siblings: 1

Robyn Lifschult (younger sister)

High School: Jonathan Dayton High School
University: Boston University College of Communication
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.79 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Jeff Ross?

Jeff Ross is a comedian, writer, director, actor, author by profession and American by nationality. Also known as Roastmaster General, he has had appearances in Comedy Central Roast and 2006 directorial debut Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie.

Jeff Ross – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Jeff Ross’ birth took place on September 13, 1965, in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was born as Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz to mother Marsha Lifschultz and father who owned and ran Clinton Manor Catering. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a younger sister named Robyn Lifschult.

Ross grew up in Newark then his family moved to Union, New Jersey, and later to Springfield, New Jersey. Both of Jeff Ross’ parents died before he was 20. His mother passed away from leukemia when he was 14 years old and his father died of drug-related causes when he was 19 years old.

young Jeff Ross (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Jonathan Dayton High School and after graduation went on to study at Boston University College of Communication. He graduated from the same in 1987 with a film major with a minor in political science. 

His ethnicity is Ashkenazi-Jewish.

Jeff Ross – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Jeff Ross was in a relationship with Kate Blanch and dated her through 2003. However, the two never got married and soon separated. 

Jeff Ross, Kate Blanch in August 2013 (Zimbio)


Apart from Blanch and Georgina the Waitress (whom he is said to have dated in 1992) he has not been linked to any woman in public. He is unmarried, sans wife and children.

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Jeff Ross – Career

Early Career

Ross began performing stand-up comedy in 1994 at The Boston Comedy Club. Greeted with initial success, just in a year, he also began performing at The Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY, New York Friars Club. Soon he was given the title of "Roast master General", indicating his ability to “roast.”

In 1998 Jeff Ross was hired by Jimmy Kimmel as a writer on The Man Show where he wrote punchlines for Billy Crystal's monologue at the Oscars in 2000. 

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Career takes off

Jeff Ross began to perform at the Comedy Central in 2005. On the show, he is famous for roasting celebrities like Pamela Anderson (2005), Bob Saget (2008), Charlie Sheen (2011), Roseanne Barr (2012), Rob Lowe (2016), among others.

Over the years, Jeff Ross has also worked with Rob Reiner, Carson Daly, Emmitt Smith, Mike Greenberg. As of 2019, he has published 7 books, among which the most famous ones include I Only Roast the Ones I Love, Love in the RV Park, A Crisis in Community College Leadership, 1040 Taxes Could Be Replaced by One-Cent Fees!.

Jeff Ross roasts Bruce Willis (Comedy Central)

Acting

Jeff Ross has also worked as an actor. He has had appearances in Celtic Pride (1996), Six Feet Under, Crashing, Weeds, Future-Worm!, The Aristocrats, WTF with Marc Maron and competed in Celebrity Poker (2004), Dancing with the Stars (2008). 

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Jeff Ross – Sexual accusations

In August 2020 it was reported that Ross was accused on having sexual relationship with an underage girl.

Jeff Ross – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $4 million but his annual salary is still under review.

Jeff Ross – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Jeff Ross is active on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook with thousands of followers. He also has an official website roastmastergeneral.com and a YouTube channel with over 35k subscribers.

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