Jon Reep

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Jon Reep
Born (1972-03-26) March 26, 1972 (age 47)
Hickory, North Carolina, U.S.
MediumStand up comedy, film, television
Years active1998–present
GenresStand-up comedy
SpouseGenta Reep (separated March 2013)
Notable works and roles"Hemi Guy" in Dodge Ram Hemi commercials
SignatureJon Reep Autograph.svg

Jon Reep (born March 26, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian and actor, known as the "That thing got a Hemi?" guy in Dodge commercials starting in 2004. In 2007, Reep won the fifth season of Last Comic Standing on NBC.

Early life[edit]

Reep was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina. He has one younger brother, Jason. Their father, David, worked as the manager of a Goodyear store, and a part-time police officer. Their mother, Betty, was a receptionist at a local telephone company, Sprint. Reep was raised as a Baptist.


Reep attended Fred T. Foard High School in Newton, North Carolina and played football.

After graduating high school, Reep began attending Catawba Valley Community College, while working at his father's Goodyear store.

In 1992, Reep transferred to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and graduated in 1996 with a BA degree in theatre, mass communication, and public and interpersonal communication. After graduation, Reep landed a job as a production assistant with UNC-TV.


In 1995, Reep was at a Carolina Panthers inaugural football game in Clemson, South Carolina when the Panthers mascot, Sir Purr, called him to the field. Reep started dancing in the endzone until the police arrested him. Reep was then sent some Panther memorabilia for the incident. On October 5, 2007, Reep married Genta Trimble in Maui, Hawaii. In March 2013, his wife Genta Reep filed for divorce. Their divorce is currently ongoing in the state of California.[1]

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 CMT Comedy Club Himself
2007 Last Comic Standing Himself Winner
2007 Bandits vs. Smokies Himself
20042006 Rodney Gerald Bob
2006 Comedy Central Presents Himself
2005 Premium Blend Himself
2001 Late Friday Himself
2008 MADtv Himself
2009 Metro Jethro Himself
2010 Good Luck Charlie Charity Collector
2013 R U Faster Than a Redneck? Himself
2013 Eastbound & Down Jed Forney


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Raymus
2014 Into the Storm Reevis


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