Nicknamed Jair, he is a reality personality from the TLC series The Willis Family who is joined by his 11 brothers and sisters on the show. They previously competed on season 9 of America's Got Talent as a family band, finishing in the quarterfinals.
He became a freestyle and Greco-Roman wresting state champion in Tennessee. He is also a west coast swing and Irish dance champion.
He is a multi-instrumentalist skilled in multiple types of guitar who can also play the cello, uileann pipes, whistles, mandolin, Irish banjo, and piano.
He was previously engaged to Mary Meyer, but a marriage never followed. All eleven brothers and sisters of his have a name that begins with a "J." His parents are Toby and Brenda Willis.
His sister Jessica Willis is the oldest of the Willis children. Jair is the second oldest.