The American stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan is an expert in making jokes, especially those related to eating habits and education. Gaffigan is also an actor, screenwriter, and producer.
Jim Gaffigan’s Biography
Gaffigan was born on July 7, 1992, in Chesterton, Indiana, and attended the Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, before attending Purdue University for only one year and transferring to the McDonough School of Business, a subsidiary of Georgetown University, where he graduated with a degree in Finance in 1988.
After graduating, he moved to New York in 1990 to continue his comic book career. He initially worked for an advertising agency, but to keep his dream alive, the young Gaffigan took acting classes after work. During his acting class, he was challenged to do a live stand-up comedy show, and from then on he fell in love with the stage. Although it took him about 7 years to find the right comedy style that suited him, the comedian finally decided to use a high voice in the third person to perform his jokes, which he calls the voice that refers to the audience.
The comedian’s career began when, after appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1993, the host offered him the opportunity to develop a series for the Letterman production company World Wide Pants. The series was not as successful as the comedian would have expected, but he managed to get roles in other shows and movies, including The Late Show: The 1970s Show and Sex and the City in 1998, Third Watch in 1999 and Ed in 2000. He also starred in the movie The Love Guru alongside actor Mike Meyers and was featured in the sitcom Law & Order.
He appeared again in the teen comedy 17 and the comedy Away We Go by Sam Mendes. His comedic work was included in Comedy Central’s animated series Shorties Watchin’ Shortie, and in October 2005, he appeared in a live Comedy Central show that became his comedy album Beyond the Pale, which was primarily about the comedian making fun of Americans’ bad eating habits and the possible consequences. His next album was released in 2009 after his “The Sexy Tour” and he called it King Baby.
The comedian was nominated for a Grammy Award three times for his comedic works, which include Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe, who was nominated for Best Comedy Album in 2013, his comedy film Obsessed, which topped the Billboard Comedy Album Charts in 2014 and was nominated for Best Comedy Album in 2015, and Cinco, who was nominated for Best Comedy Album in 2018. He won an award at the American Comedy Awards for Concert Comedians in 2014 and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Show on the CBS Sunday Morning Show in 2015. Gaffigan was named the most popular comedian on Pandora.com in June 2016, with spins to the tune of 647 million.
As a writer, Gaffigan has published two books, Papa is Fat and Food: A love story. He is also known as a voice actor, and his works include an animated duck goose and a version of himself in Pale Force. He has also dubbed in shows like Bob’s Burgers, Word Girl, and Star vs. The Forces of Evil, all of which are animated works.
Jim Gaffigan Net Worth
Over the years, the comic star has amassed a handsome sum through his comedy shows, acting career, tours, writing and other ventures, which has increased his net worth to around $25 million.
Family, Wife, and Kids
This talented comic star is the son of Michael A. Gaffigan and Marcia Gaffigan. He is the last of six children born to his parents.
He married the American actress Jeannie Gaffigan in 2003, and the couple has five beautiful children with names: Marre, Katie Louise, Jack, Patrick, and Michael. Gaffigan is Catholic with his wife and children, and he affirmed his religion on stage and said they were visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. The comedian is said to share a very close bond with his family, as he usually takes them on tours and stays home on Sundays to spend time with them. They currently live in New York City in a house much larger than the two-bedroom apartment that was the subject of the Jim Gaffigan Show, a series that showed how they raised their five children in a two-bedroom apartment.
In 2017, Jeannie Gaffigan was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and underwent a 9-hour operation, which proved to be a success to the delight of the family.
The talented comedian has a gallant figure with a height of 1.80 m, which fits him perfectly.