1. Jeff Altman is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has appeared as a guest on Late Show with David Letterman 41 times.
2. In a recent appearance , Altman played a card trick where, after Letterman displayed much doubt in the authenticity of the trick, he isolated and found the card that Letterman picked and signed.
3. Altman mesmerized contemporaries like David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld, and inspired future comedians like Judd Apatow.
4. Altman has also had numerous acting roles in movies and television such as Dr. Gene Splicer in Tiny Toon Adventures, Professor Dweeb in Slimer and The Real Ghostbusters, Clint Mullet on Mork and Mindy, and is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Hughie Hogg, the nephew of Jefferson Davis Hogg, on The Dukes of Hazzard.
5. Altman was a TV cast member in the 1977 Starland Vocal Band Show, and later appeared as sleazy record promoter Lennie Richfield in the movie American Hot Wax in 1978.
6. Altman also had a starring role as the host of the short-lived NBC variety show Pink Lady and Jeff in 1980, which TV Guide has ranked #35 on its “50 Worst TV Shows of All Time” list.
7. He also has been the host of the defensive driving course available through Blockbuster Video.
8. In the 1990s, Altman was on the NBC series Nurses during its first season .
9. He was written out as the show was re-worked for its second season.
10. A regular feature of his stand-up act has typically included a comical impression of his father, and he
11. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in the early 1970s, showcasing his early show business flair to fellow members of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.
12. Altman is a drummer, and a longtime fan of Buddy Rich, whom he once enticed to appear at Hopkins for one of his classes.
13. Altman has a daughter, Faith E. Altman born April 12, 1989 with his ex-wife, the actress Leslie Ackerman.