Born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1963 under the name of Ben Earl Workman. Little Ben knew it was something special when his grandfather applied a white face on him the first time. It was then within an instant Jumper was born. The journey into the “Kingdom of Clowns” began. Jumper’s grandfather served as a volunteer clown within various charity organizations for 25 years and at the time of his death in 1977, at the age of 84, he served as the official clown for the Corpus Christi State School. The young Jumper moved to Houston, Texas in 1977 with his family and embarked on various learning studies that have contributed to his many diverse cultures in his painting skills.