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Jim Gaffigan

Biography

A dry and smart standup comedian who’s hateful toward Hot Storage compartments and proud to become pale, Jim Gaffigan is a normal in the late-night chat present circuit and an in-demand professional aswell. After his initial appearance in the Late Present with David Letterman, Letterman himself asked Gaffigan to build up a present for Letterman’s creation company, GLOBALLY Pants. Even though show, Thanks for visiting NY, didn’t workout, Gaffigan’s skill was known and shortly he was producing appearances in the Ellen Present, Ed, Rules and Purchase, Sex and the town, which ’70s Show. During this time period, Gaffigan released four CDs of his standup by himself label and proved helpful in movies, with small jobs in Three Kings, Street Trip, and Igby FALLS. In 2004 he agreed upon a cope with Humor Central that could include a effective television particular and his Compact disc debut for the label, Doin’ My Period. The Compact disc included Gaffigan’s shortly to be well-known routine in the problems of eating Scorching Pockets. MP3s from the routine will be attached to many e-mails and exchanged on the web before Gaffigan would come back in 2006 along with his Beyond the Pale Compact disc, DVD, and tv particular. Bowling, bacon, as well as the Waffle Home string of restaurants had been a number of the topics protected on his 2009 launch, King Baby. Time for this theme, his 2012 work Mr. Universe included the monitor game titles “McDonalds,” “Subway,” and “Dominos.” “Donuts,” “Fried Breads,” and “Kobe Meat” all made an appearance on 2014’s Obsessed, an recording that kicked away with the monitor “Can’t CEASE EATING.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Jim Gaffigan
Height 1.83 m
Profession Author, Film producer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer, Stand-up comedian
Education Georgetown University, La Lumiere School, Purdue University
Nationality American
Spouse Jeannie Gaffigan
Children Jack Gaffigan, Patrick Gaffigan, Marre Gaffigan, Katie Louise Gaffigan, Michael Gaffigan
Music Songs Binge Watching, International Travel, Easier to Be a Guy, I'm a Man!, This Look, Fish, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Pirates, Animal Lover, Traveling with Killers, My Dad, Steak, Jesus Great Shape, Suvs & Pick Ups, Jeannie, Belt, Box of Donuts, Morning Person, Hiking, Elevators & Waterparks, Fairs, Seasons, Weird If You Didn't Clap
Albums Cinco
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor
Movies It's Kind of a Funny Story, Super Troopers, Away We Go, 17 Again, Going the Distance, Experimenter, The Love Guru, Stephanie Daley, Hot Pursuit, The Great New Wonderful, 13 Going on 30, Salvation Boulevard, The Living Wake, Three Kings, Igby Goes Down, Trust the Man, No Sleep 'Til Madison, The Slammin' Salmon, Chuck, Love Sick Love, The Real Howard Spitz, Duane Incarnate, Shoot First and Pray You Live, Season of Youth, 30 Years to Life, Personals, Staten Island Summer, Walter, Bad Apple, Duck Duck Goose, Drunk Parents, Cry Baby Lane, Entropy, Howard Cantour.com, Strip Search, Daddy Who?, Final, Kilimanjaro, Puppet, Little Door Gods, Ten Stories Tall, Hacks, From a High Place, Chappaquiddick, The Nobodies, Adventures in Comedy, Not Afraid to Say...
TV Shows The Jim Gaffigan Show, My Boys, The Ellen Show, Welcome to New York, Fargo, Pale Force, Random Play


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 His comedy career began after a friend bet him to do stand-up comedy.
2 Worked in Advertising before starting in stand-up.
3 Has said that he dislikes being labeled a ''Family friendly comedian''.
4 Appeared at the U.S.O. comedy tour in Cuba. [April 2003]
5 Recurring roles on Ed (2000) and That '70s Show (1998). [2004]
6 Has released the new comic album "Beyond Pale" which he did a stand up show for in Chicago. [2006]
7 Brother-in-law of Paul Noth and Patrick Noth.
8 He and family of seven live in a two-bedroom apartment in lower Manhattan, where he attends St Patrick's Old Catherdral on Mulberry St and enjoys eating at Veselka restaurant on Second Avenue.
9 Played Larry Johnson, on two separate occasions, and both times, the characters were under the scrutiny of law enforcement officials, in Law & Order (1990) and also in Broken Lizard comedy Super Troopers (2001).
10 Wife, Jeannie Gaffigan, gave birth to their third child, Katie Louise, in New York on May 10, 2009.
11 Earned a B.A. from Georgetown University's School of Business in 1988.
12 Has two daughters and three sons with wife Jeannie Gaffigan named Marre (b. 2005) Jack (b. 2006) Katie Louise (2009), Michael (2011) and Patrick (2012).
13 Nominated for TV Guide Award - Best New Actor in a Sitcom
14 Hand-picked by David Letterman to develop the sitcom Welcome to New York (2000).
15 Has 4 CDs of his stand up available on his website
16 Is the youngest of six siblings.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chappaquiddick 2017 post-production Paul Markham
Drunk Parents 2016 post-production Carl Mancini
Duck Duck Goose 2016/I post-production Peng
Fargo 2017 TV Series Donny Mashman
The Bleeder 2016 John
The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015-2016 TV Series Jim Gaffigan
Xiao men shen 2016 Shen Tu (voice)
Star vs. the Forces of Evil 2015 TV Series Father Time
Staten Island Summer 2015/II Danny's Dad
Wallykazam! 2015 TV Series Mr. Trollman
Hot Pursuit 2015 Red
Bob's Burgers 2013-2015 TV Series Henry Haber
Experimenter 2015 James McDonough
Walter 2015 Corey
The Nobodies 2014/I Short MC
Us & Them 2014 TV Series Theo
Teachers Lounge 2014 TV Series Nutritionist
Kilimanjaro 2013/I Bill
Portlandia 2012-2013 TV Series Donald
Love Sick Love 2012 Andrew Blythe
Howard Cantour.com 2012 Short Howard Cantour
Royal Pains 2011 TV Series Pete Stanbleck
Salvation Boulevard 2011 Jerry Hobson
Bored to Death 2010 TV Series Drug Counsellor
It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 George
Going the Distance 2010 Phil
Ten Stories Tall 2010 Simon
The Daily Show 2009 TV Series Edward R. Brokaw-Amanpour
WordGirl 2009 TV Series Mr. Dudley
Law & Order 1998-2009 TV Series Larry Johnson / George Rozakis
Away We Go 2009 Lowell
My Boys 2006-2009 TV Series Andy Franklin
17 Again 2009 Coach Murphy
Flight of the Conchords 2009 TV Series Jim
The Slammin' Salmon 2009 Stanley Bellin
Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It) 2008 Mart Ryder
The Love Guru 2008 Trent Lueders
Pale Force 2005-2008 TV Series Jim / Conan / Lady Bronze
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002-2007 TV Series Marty Palin / Russell Matthews
The Living Wake 2007 Lampert Binew
Shorty McShorts' Shorts 2006 TV Series Og the Yeti / Henrichven
Love, Inc. 2006 TV Series Jamie
Stephanie Daley 2006 Joe Daley
Trust the Man 2005 Gordon, Bitter Sex Addict
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker 2005 TV Series Jerome Block
The Great New Wonderful 2005 Sandie (segment "Sandie's Story")
The Jury 2004 TV Series Mr. Nifco
Duane Incarnate 2004 Bob
Strip Search 2004 TV Movie Reverend Craig Peterson
13 Going on 30 2004 Chris Grandy
That '70s Show 2003-2004 TV Series Roy Keene
Bad Apple 2004 TV Movie Butters
Ed 2003-2004 TV Series Toby Gibbons
Channel Surfing 2004 TV Movie voice
Hope & Faith 2003 TV Series Brad
The Paper Mache Chase 2003 Short Barry
Season of Youth 2003 Dr. Gelding
Igby Goes Down 2002 Hilton Manager
No Sleep 'til Madison 2002 Owen
Hacks 2002 Arty Hittle
The Ellen Show 2001-2002 TV Series Rusty Carnouk
Sex and the City 2001 TV Series Doug
Final 2001 Dayton
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 TV Series Oliver Tunney
30 Years to Life 2001 Russell
Super Troopers 2001 Larry Johnson
Welcome to New York 2000-2001 TV Series Jim Gaffigan
Endsville 2000 Ivy Vaughn
Killing Cinderella 2000 Patrick
Little Pieces 2000 Officer Rodriguez
Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story 2000 Short The Narrator
Cry Baby Lane 2000 TV Movie Dan
Third Watch 2000 TV Series Portis
Puppet 1999 Mr. Kamen
Three Kings 1999 Cuts Troy's Cuff Soldier
Kimberly 1999 Jim at the Ad Agency
Wirey Spindell 1999 Announcer #2
Not Afraid to Say... 1999 Larry
Entropy 1999/I Bucky
Personals 1999 Waiter
LateLine 1999 TV Series The Del-Ex Kid
Random Play 1999 TV Series Various
From a High Place 1998 Eph Williams
Conrad Bloom 1998 TV Series Oliver
The Real Howard Spitz 1998 Storekeeper
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1998 TV Series Jim
Soul Man 1998 TV Series Keats
Fool's Paradise 1997 Chester
Reflections of a Sensitive Man 1997 Eddie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jim Gaffigan Show TV Series created by - 23 episodes, 2015 - 2016 written by - 22 episodes, 2015 - 2016 story by - 1 episode, 2015
Just for Laughs Presents: Jim Gaffigan 2014 TV Movie
Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed 2014 TV Special
Gaffigan 2013 TV Movie writer
Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe 2012 Video
Just for Laughs 2009 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Jim Gaffigan: King Baby 2009 TV Special documentary
Pale Force 2005-2008 TV Series writer - 19 episodes
Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale 2006 TV Special documentary
Comedy Central Presents 2000 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1997-1998 TV Series additional material - 2 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015-2016 TV Series executive producer - 17 episodes
Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed 2014 TV Special executive producer
Gaffigan 2013 TV Movie executive producer
Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe 2012 Video executive producer
Jim Gaffigan: King Baby 2009 TV Special documentary executive producer
Pale Force 2005-2008 TV Series producer - 20 episodes
Welcome to New York 2000 TV Series producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flight of the Conchords 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CMT's Biggest Laughs 2012 TV Movie footage courtesy of

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Away We Go' 2009 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jim Gaffigan: Cinco 2017 TV Movie post-production Himself
What's a Podcast? A Documentary Film 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Chelsea 2016 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Himself
@midnight 2016 TV Series Himself
Conan 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning 2014-2016 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The View 2003-2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 2016 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Comic / Himself - Guest
Talking Dead 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Now 2015 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue 2015 TV Series Himself - Host, The Jim Gaffigan Show
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Noches Con Platanito 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Weekend Today 2015 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1999-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Comic
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs 2015 TV Special Himself
Cop Show 2015 TV Series Himself
Misery Loves Comedy 2015 Documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Host / ...
Just for Laughs: 15 Years of Gags 2015 TV Movie Himself
Adventures in Comedy 2015 Documentary
Just for Laughs Presents: Jim Gaffigan 2014 TV Movie Himself - Host
Like Me 2014 Documentary Himself
Alec Baldwin's Love Ride 2014 TV Mini-Series Himself (2016)
Rachael Ray 2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Author, Food: A Love Story
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
American Comedy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner
Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed 2014 TV Special Himself
Fatherhood 2014 TV Series documentary short Himself
Gaffigan 2013 TV Movie Himself
The 7th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2013 TV Series Himself
The Mommy Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The O'Reilly Factor 2013 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
7 Minutes in Heaven 2012 TV Series short Himself (2016)
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe 2012 Video Himself
3rd Annual Shorty Awards 2011 Video Himself - Presenter
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dying to Do Letterman 2011 Documentary Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010 TV Movie Himself
I Am Comic 2010 Documentary Himself
Just for Laughs 2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Jim Gaffigan: King Baby 2009 TV Special documentary Himself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2009 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2001-2007 TV Series Himself
Our Massive Planet 2007 TV Series Himself (2007)
Golden Trailer Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Host
Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
Celebrity Charades 2005 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself
The World Stands Up 2004 TV Series Himself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 TV Series Himself
Just for Laughs 2004 TV Series Himself
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
USO Comedy Tour 2002 TV Series Himself - Comedian
Comedy Central Presents 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock Candy 1999 TV Series Himself (1999)
Live at Jongleurs 1997 TV Series Himself - Comedian
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1997 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O'Reilly Factor 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
CMT's Biggest Laughs 2012 TV Movie Himself - Comic

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For the album "Obsessed."
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For "Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe."
2007 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Broadband Program - Comedy Pale Force (2005) · Paul Noth (executive producer/writer/director/creator)
· Jeff Ross (executive producer)
· Jordan Schlansky (producer)
· Mike Sweeney (producer)
· Robert Angelo (online producer)
· Patrick Noth (original music/sound)


Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!


#Quote
1 There is something dishonest, though, about putting bacon in a salad. You know? It's kind of like smoking while you jog.
2 Once you put bacon in a salad, it's no longer a salad. It just becomes a game of "find the bacon in the lettuce".
3 Delivery is the combination of my two favorite activities, eating and not moving [...] really the worst part of delivery is getting up and answering the door.
4 I remember the first time I saw a hammock. I thought "So that's what trees are for."
5 I like the idea of hitting people after you've hit them. There's nothing funnier than laughing and then you have to catch your breath again before you can catch your breath. Some of it is just the style of how it works for me. Some people go for the big home runs. I'm a singles hitter.
6 I think of my wife as kind of a secret weapon. Without her I certainly wouldn't have become as successful as I am. In a way, I feel like I brainwashed her to my point-of-view so she'll come up with lines that are great, that I might have come with later on. Every comedian deals with people coming up and saying, 'what about this or that?' And 90 percent of the time it's not useful information. But with my wife, 90 percent of the time it's useful.
7 For me, relaxing might be spending an hour on Twitter, as weird as that might sound. I'll come up with an idea and we will rewrite it, and it's fun to see the response. A lot of comedian friends are on there, like Andy Kindler, Michael Ian Black and 'Rob Delaney', and we're spread throughout the country.
8 Ever read a book that changed your life? Me neither.
9 Manhattan's probably one of the bluest parts in the country, and Indiana's definitely one of the redder states. I have sympathy for both sides. That's not to say that I'm anything but a Democrat, but I think there's this condescension to middle America that's in some ways based on myth. Every now and then you hear, "Will it play in middle America?" It's really derogatory. "Will those dumb idiots think it's interesting?"
10 I'm from Indiana. I know what you're thinking, Indiana...Mafia. But in Indiana it's not like New York where everyone's like, 'We're from New York and we're the best' or 'We're from Texas and we like things big' it's more like 'We're from Indiana and we're gonna move.

#Trademark
1 Self depreciating humor
2 Strawberry Blond Hair
3 Jokes about food
4 His pale skin
5 Voicing the "internal monologue" of his audiences in a comically high-pitched voice

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