Jon Reep is an American stand-up comedian and actor best known for his recurring role as Gerald Bob on the television sitcom Rodney (2004-2006) and for winning the fifth season of the reality competition series Last Comic Standing.
Reep was born and raised in rural Hickory, North Carolina. He lived there until he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1992 to attend North Carolina State University. Shortly thereafter he began performing stand-up comedy at Goodnights comedy club.
He graduated from NCSU in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater, Mass Communication and Public & Personal communication.
Upon graduating, Jon was employed at UNC-TV where he became the assistant director of such TV shows as North Carolina Now & Legislative Week in Review, while at night simultaneously honing his skills as a stand-up comedian.
In 1998 Jon left UNC-TV to pursue a full-time comedy career. He traveled all over America performing in comedy clubs and colleges in every state in the country.
In 2000, Jon was invited to perform at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival, and shortly thereafter moved to Los Angeles to further is career as a stand-up comedian and actor.
As an actor Jon has played the pot smoking farmer Raymus from the movie Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay, and the dim witted cop Gerald Bob from the ABC Sitcom Rodney.
He played a goodwill worker in Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie and was the HEMI guy in Dodge Truck's popular ad campaign. He can also be seen as the host of Speed TV's R U Faster than a Redneck and in the action thriller film, Black Sky.
As a comedian he was the winner of Last Comic Standing 5. He's been on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, the half-hour special Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep, and his own special Jon Reep: Metro Jethro.
He's been on TBS's Pit Stop Comedy, NBC's Late Friday or CMT's Comedy Club & Comedy stage among others.