GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Greenburgh’s James Jackson "Biff" Henderson, Jr.!
James Jackson "Biff" Henderson, Jr., who owns a house in Greenburgh, turns 68 on Friday.
Henderson, Jr., a comedian and television personality best known for his work on the "Late Show with David Letterman," was born Oct. 3, 1946 in Durham, N.C.
He is the show's stage manager and appears in occasional humorous segments, often involving interviewing people he meets in public places or at well-attended public events. He acquired the nickname "Biff" from his mother when her friend had a dream involving a boy named "Biff".
One of Henderson's most notable roles has been his appearance during the CBS Mailbag segments. David Letterman would read the sender's name and hometown for each of the viewers' letters. Then Henderson would find the hometown on a large map and stick a colorful pushpin in its location. Henderson's appearance during this segment became so popular that it led to the creation of the Late Show CBS Mailbag 2002 Biff Henderson's Map Across America Summer Tour. Henderson and his map traveled across the country and appeared via satellite from such locations as Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. One segment Henderson performed in was a take-off of the MTV show "Punk'd" called "Biff'd". The segment resembled "Candid Camera." In the segment Henderson would come out of nowhere, either startle or scare the person and say the catchphrase "you just got Biff'd." In one of Henderson's more memorable segments, Letterman sends Henderson to Camp Towanda, a sleepaway camp, and films his stay.
In addition to his appearances on "The Late Show," Henderson has appeared on "To Tell The Truth" and guest-starred on "CSI: Miami" and "Cosby."
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