Jeff Archuleta is David’s Dad

June 21, 2008

Jeff Archuleta is the dad of American Idol runner-up David Archuleta. You can see Jeff’s biography, photos and a video below.

Jeff became known to the public when he received the “stage dad” stigma while David was competing on “American Idol.” Producers of the hit show banned Jeff from coming backstage after he allegedly “badgered producers, the band, vocal coaches and even other contestants.” Now, Jeff is back in the news as People reports he will be joining David and the other top five guy contestants on the road this summer.

Jeff Archuleta Biography

Jeff Archuleta was born July 6, 1961 which makes his age 46. Jeff married Lupe Marie and the couple had David in Miami on December 28, 1990. When David was 6, the family moved to Salt Lake City and currently live in Murray, Utah.

Jeff flat out denies the stage dad rumors, which reportedly go back to David’s “Star Search” days, and insists he is just David’s “music consultant.”

“I’m definitely involved with my son, and I encourage him, but I think that’s a lot different from forcing and threatening and all that stuff. There was absolutely no truth in any of the stories about me yelling at David, making him cry or withholding water from him. That was crazy!”

Jeff Archuleta is a jazz musician and David cites his father’s music collection as a major influence on his career. David also grew up listening to a lot of latin based music. Jeff has worked as a boom operator on such films as “The Five,” “Skills Like This” and “Looking For Sunday.” He has also served as a production assistant on other sets.

You can see more pictures and video of Jeff below.

Jeff Archuleta Video

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10 Responses to “Jeff Archuleta is David’s Dad”

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    josiah Says:

    Jeff is of Spanish descent, a Honduran immigrant. – this is wrong information. The mom is a Honduran and dad is an American with mixed nationalities. The family moved to Utah from Florida when David was 7 years old. That’s when the parents found out little David was watching Les Miserable and singing on perfect pitch with accent while they were packing.

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    Amy Idiot Says:

    OMG, you’re the same Amy is some website who is so mean to the Archuletas. Why oh why such an idiot became a writer!!! Do your research, 99% the story in you’re article is wrong. Stick to being a scrub, baby. You’re not fit to be writer. Imbecile.

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    Amy Says:

    This is actually the first time I’ve written about David and his father and if you read the story I didn’t say anything bad about either of them. I actually like David was pulling for him to win American Idol. If there is wrong info I sourced where it came from and welcome you to clear it up. Thanks!

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    MCCAIN Says:

    This is a really good article. I think his dad cost him the title with all that bad publicity that last two weeks of the competition.

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    Archuleta Chick Says:

    I just have one question, where did you get David’s mom’s name? Xiomaria? what is that? his mother’s name is Lupe.

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    davidmysuperstar Says:

    This article is all wrong. Who ever wrote this article does not know the facts and shouldn’t be writing things that are not true. Please check the facts before you publish anything. Infact, get another job…you suck!

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    davidmysuperstar Says:

    Oh another thing, You say that you like David Archuleta, then why are you bringing up the negative press about his dad! We know his dad is a good and supportive father to David. Why are you now digging up old negative press/gossip on the Archuletas? David is a great singer with a good heart…and his family are wonderful people. So stick to the facts, lady.

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    Lori Says:

    David’s dad was asked not to go the arranging room because it was unfair to the two contestants left, someone complained that David was getting extra help. Go to you can get the real story from David’s vocal coach Dean Kaelin. I wish everyone would read his notes from all his dealings with David and his dad during Idol days then maybe we could read an article about David without them saying and most of them do that his dad was banned from the set. Idol is over and still we read this, get over it folks, the guy is a great dad and him or David had never even met Naomi Judd, she owes them an apology for her remarks on the today show, they even interviewed the contestant that he supposedly harrased, she had never met the dad and didn’t know what they were talking about. Lets spread all the good stuff and help David out and leave his family alone.

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    Emily Archuleta Says:

    I also like it!!!!