Ray Jessel: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Each of Ray’s songs starts the same– there’s a nice piano intro with simple subject matter, but then the hook is an unexpected hysterical one-liner, typically about sex. In “I Think About Sex,” the verses create a beautiful and peaceful image then immediately stop for the lyrics: ‘I think about sex’.

On his audition for America’s Got Talent, Jessel sang a song about falling in love with a girl who is perfect in many ways but one. It sounds like a sweet, sentimental love song at first, but she has one flaw: a penis.

4. He Wrote for ‘The Sherlock Holmes’ Musical

Early in his composing career, Jessel began collaborating with Marian Grudeff. The duo was admired by Broadway producer Alexander H. Cohen, who hired them to write a song. The song was titled, “A Married Man,” and it was put in Cohen’s ‘Baker Street’ musical.

5. Jessel Had a Career in Hollywood

Jessel has traveled all around the world for his musical career, and eventually he landed in Hollywood. Jessel was pursuing a writing career in television when he found himself in LA, but dabbled in comedy sketches as well. He worked on ‘The Dean Martin Show’ and ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ and eventually wrote a movie titled ‘The Love Boat.’

WATCH: 84-Year-Old Ray Jessel Sings a Naughty Song

84-year-old Ray Jessel sent everyone roaring last night on America's Got Talent with a rather naughty original song.

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