March 26, 1972 |
Hickory, North Carolina, U.S.
|Medium||Stand up comedy, film, television|
|Spouse||Genta Reep (separated March 2013)|
|Notable works and roles||"Hemi Guy" in Dodge Ram Hemi commercials|
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, and more recently as the winner of the fifth season of Last Comic Standing on NBC.
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.
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.
|2007||CMT Comedy Club||Himself|
|2007||Last Comic Standing||Himself||Winner|
|2007||Bandits vs. Smokies||Himself|
|2006||Comedy Central Presents||Himself|
|2010||Good Luck Charlie||Charity Collector|
|2013||R U Faster Than a Redneck?||Himself|
|2013||Eastbound & Down||Jed Forney|
|2008||Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||Raymus|
|2014||Into the Storm||Reevis|