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Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 11, 1967
MarkSarcastic catchphrase "Waaah!"
FactHad a small role in Jerry Maguire (1996) but his scene was deleted.
PaymentsEarned $450,000 from The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)

Artie Lange is an American comedian, actor, author, and radio personality. He is best known for his tenures on The Howard Stern Show and the sketch comedy series MadTV.

Lange was born on October 11, 1967, in Livingston, New Jersey. His father, Arthur Sr., was of Italian descent, while his mother, Judy (née Caprio), has German and Irish ancestry. He has two older sisters, Tracey and Nancy. Lange was raised in Union Township, Union County, New Jersey. He attended Union High School, where he played football and baseball. After graduating in 1985, he enrolled at Seton Hall University to study communications, but dropped out after one semester.

Lange began his comedy career working at various clubs in New York City. In 1987, he appeared on Star Search, where he lost in the finals. In 1995, he was hired as a writer and featured performer on MadTV. He appeared on the show for four seasons, until 1999.

In 2001, Lange joined The Howard Stern Show as a replacement for departing cast member Jackie Martling. He quickly became a favorite among fans and was known for his crude humor and self-deprecating stories. Lange remained on the show until 2009, when he was fired after struggling with drug addiction.

After leaving Stern, Lange appeared on a number of other radio shows and podcasts. He also wrote two books: Too Fat to Fish (2008) and Crash and Burn (2013). In 2014, he starred in the HBO comedy series Crashing. The show was cancelled after one season.

Lange has had a number of high-profile relationships, including with actresses Dana Snyder and Kate Gorney. He has three daughters: Hayden, Emma, and Madison.

As of 2021, Artie Lange’s net worth is $10 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his successful career in comedy and radio.

General Info

Full NameArtie Lange
Date Of BirthOctober 11, 1967
Height1.75 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Comedian, Film producer, Author, Actor, Taxi driver, Radio personality, Montclair, NJ, United States, Red Bank, NJ, United States
EducationConnecticut School of Broadcasting, Seton Hall University, Union High School, Montclair, NJ, United States, Red Bank, NJ, United States


ParentsJudy Caprio, Arthur Sr. Lange, Montclair, NJ, United States, Red Bank, NJ, United States
SiblingsStacy Lange


MoviesMontclair, NJ, United States, Red Bank, NJ, United States, Artie Lange's Beer League, Dirty Work, Old School, Elf, Lost & Found, The Bachelor, Mystery Men, Boat Trip, Perfect Opposites, Waltzing Anna, The 4th Floor, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, Supertwink, Serial Buddies...
TV ShowsMontclair, NJ, United States, Red Bank, NJ, United States, The Artie Lange Show, The Norm Show, Game Over, Howard Stern on Demand, Tough Cookies

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#Marks / Signs
1Sarcastic catchphrase "Waaah!"
2Darkly funny stories about his personal life
3Impressions of Italians and Southerners


The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)$450,000


1It's a better world from political correctness, but worse comedy-wise.
2I was born in 1967, so when you tell me the guy who won the decathlon in 1976 is becoming a woman, just give me four seconds to adjust. That's all I want. I'm not in the Klan, I want the guy to be happy. But if I roll my eyes a little bit, young people say 'what, do you hate him?' No! Just, give me a couple of seconds! That's all I need.
3The Godfather Trilogy box set is the perfect party because you can watch One and Two, then do coke off of Three!
4There's a lot of things I used to say both in my personal and professional life that I find embarrassing and I'm ashamed of and I'm dead honest about that. Stuff like the word "faggot;" on my first DVD, I use it a lot, I use the n-word because I'm telling a story and it's in a context that, to me, is not offensive. A lot of black people and gay people have said they're not offended by it at all because it's funny, but I look back and judge it on my own... I think we live in a more enlightened generation now and, absolutely, I think twice before I say things. If someone came to me and told me that something I said caused some kid to commit suicide, I'd be in a nuthouse for the rest of my life, I really would. I don't think of myself as a bigoted, mean person, I think of myself as trying to be funny and I always had an attitude where "as long as it's funny, it's not offensive" and a lot of great comics think that. I think we're living in a more enlightened time now where you should think twice about certain things because, ultimately, you're talking about people... I still am proud of a lot of my work but I certainly wouldn't do some of the things that I used to do. Now if some people don't want to accept that and don't want to forgive me for stuff that I might've said before, I promise you it wasn't done hate, but that's your prerogative and I'm not going to argue with you, you're entitled to that opinion. But the kid asked a good question: I certainly think twice about it, I know a lot of comics that do, just about language in general. I was always somebody coming from a blue collar neighborhood and I never went to college and I worked on the port as a longshoreman where those words were thrown around like crazy and I always consider myself having a thick skin. But you get older and you hopefully get more compassionate. Look, I still make jokes about every group of people that there are, I'm not going to be a hypocrite, here. But there's things, like, in "It's The Whisky Talkin'", two guys get up from their chairs to go to the bathroom, and I'm drunk by the end of that, and I said "where are you going, faggots?" It gets a huge laugh just because its a throwaway line, I wouldn't do that now. I mean, if it's in the right context it can be funny, but I wouldn't use it at all now, on the off chance, maybe they were gay or maybe a gay person hears that and says "wow, that brings up something horrible" and I think I should have more responsibility than that at this point in my life. I'm older and wiser and more enlightened. So I do try to keep myself in check, without question.
5[on techno music] When you're on that ecstasy shit, this sounds like "Hey Jude".
6[on Clay Aiken's fans' negative reaction to his coming out of the closet] That just shows you how immature they are. I was like 28 when I found out Elton John was gay and I didn't care, I kept buying his albums.
7[on his drug and alcohol addiction] I wish I was this dark genius artist - like Richard Pryor or something. There's that story about how Eric Clapton saw Jimi Hendrix play, and he supposedly went home and cried because he could never be that good. I would never do anything that fruity, but I can relate to that. I wish I was as great as other guys, and that sucks. So I get the blues, and I self-medicate.
8[on John Belushi] He was so powerful on SNL that every sketch show since then needs a Belushi guy. I was the Belushi guy on MADtv.
9[His opinion of Howard Stern's Wack Pack] There's times when it's heartbreaking to see some of the people get on the air and speak about their lives. This is a very difficult subject because the one argument is you're giving some sort of wonderful gift to these people that their becoming mini-celebrities. Beetlejuice is an example, he's a retarded, black midget who drinks all the time and has got bad teeth. The guy's a rock star, he makes over six figures a year doing appearances because the show made him famous and I really think he's having a good time with it; he seems happy, he seems to like the attention and all the partying and everything. Whereas, without that his life would be lonely and pathetic and everything. Now, that's me justifying what we do, that's the positive argument. He could go home and have really dark, dark times thinking about 'oh, their laughing at me and I'm being exploited.' But he gets paid a lot of money and the people that handle him seem to be good, honest people and I hope that they take care of him. But look, we don't see him 24 hours a day, he seems to be fine with it. But if I knew that one of these people that comes on our show all the time was really hurting about it and felt exploited and was sad; to be honest with you, that would really make me upset and I would question having them on again if that were the case. I genuinely think that the people that come on our show enjoy it, enjoy the attention and I think it enriches their lives that would have been really boring, mundane and, for lack of a better word, horrible without this love.
10I had a job that people in this business would absolutely kill for on the sitcom I was on, I was working with one of my best friends. Laurie Metcalf was in the cast, really talented people on the Warner Brothers lot in LA. I was a supporting character making 35 grand a week, some weeks I'd have two lines. I had a job making 35 grand a week where I didn't have to take anything to work; I didn't have a briefcase or a piece of paper. I had ridiculously lame, easy jokes to memorize; like the jokes on that show would be I'd go to Norm MacDonald and say 'Are you thinking what I'm thinking?' and he'd say 'No, I'm not thinking of cheeseburgers,' then I'd make a face like 'oh, you got me' and then I'd walk out and then I'd get 35 grand on a Friday. So I had a convertible Mercedes, I was living in a four-thousand dollar a month condo on Willshire and Beverly Hills, I was healthy, I was thin, I had a tan. Even with that life, creatively I was empty inside, I couldn't stand it, after two years I had to get out of there, I was going crazy pulling the hairs out of my head.
11[on Howard Stern] Howard's unbelievably nutty, politically incorrect style is probably the single biggest influence on me.
12The Howard Stern Show is a big hit because it entertains dumb and smart people at the same time for different reasons. There's a couple of shows like that, The Simpsons is another one, smart people and stupid people love The Simpsons for totally different reasons; that's why it's a big hit, everybody's either smart or stupid so a lot of people watch it. Our show, smart people and stupid people love it for different reasons and early on in my career I made a commitment to myself; I refuse to cater to stupid people. What we do on the air is just try to be funny and hope that the smart people listen more than the dumb people.
13I was in five movies that got a total of four stars from The Daily News. And the reviews of "Beer League" were nothing compared to "Dirty Work." The review in my home town paper, The Star Ledger, said that I "had all the charm of a date rapist." I felt really bad about that, then Norm [MacDonald]; he's trying to cheer me up, being totally serious; says "well, a date rapist has to have way more charm than a regular rapist!"
14I once dealt with a prima donna on a movie set. I won't say who, but his first name is a country. A communist country. Run by Fidel Castro.
15[on allegations of homophobia] I have gay friends, I support gay rights, I have nothing against the gay community, but when I see two guys kissing, I think it's gross. And, by the way, it's gross when 99% of straight people do it, too.
16It's a life of five-card draw, and you know what? When God asked me - I'm fine with the card I got. I'm gonna play this.
17Don't do drugs to be cool, do 'em because you hate yourself.


1Sidekick/Writer on the Nationally syndicated The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998). [June 2002]
2Has frequently joked about his bad luck with movies, naming "Mystery Men" (where he has a small role in the beginning) as his worst film, he claims his mother and sister called him from the movie theater to ask if he had any other scenes because they wanted to leave.
3Autobiography "Too Fat To Fish," featuring a foreword by Howard Stern, debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller List.
4Followed comedian George Carlin, whom he considers to be the all-time greatest, during his first ever talk show appearance on "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn." He immediately said "it's easy to follow the funniest guy, ever!".
5Has said that Richard Lewis's specials in the 1980s were what inspired him to become a stand-up comedian.
6Known for his impersonations of Notorious B. I. G., Anne Murray, Brian Johnson, the Iron Sheik, Henry Hill, Larry Flynt and numerous others.
7Contrary to popular belief, he had not met either David Spade or Norm MacDonald prior to making films with them; he has, however, become close friends with them in the years since.
8Both he and his predecessor, Jackie Martling, appear in the 2003 film Mail Order Bride, though they have no scenes together.
9Claims he has seen The Godfather (1972) so many times that he can recite the entire movie. When director Francis Ford Coppola visited The Howard Stern Show on June 8, 2009, Stern asked Coppola to request a scene from The Godfather for Artie to recite, he chose the scene between Michael Corleone and Carlo Rizzi before Rizzi's assassination. Lange performed the scene with only two minor errors and was applauded by Coppola and the cast. He later compared the experience to "singing Born To Run for Springsteen.".
10Had a small role in Jerry Maguire (1996) but his scene was deleted.
11Is of Italian, German and American Indian descent.
12At Howard Stern's now-defunct official bulletin board, there were more members with user names created in his honor than any other regular on the show, including Stern himself. Among those named after the comedian were Artie Lange dead at 37, Artie Lange's Liver, Artie's Dead Dad and Filthy Drunk Artie.
13[August 21, 2003] The results of a DNA test taken on the Howard Stern (1994) Show, show that Lange is 1/4 American Indian. He is Neapolitan Italian on his mother's side, but his father's full heritage has always been a "grey area". He had only previously known of his German ancestry on that side of his family.
14His indulgences in food and alcohol provide almost daily comic fodder for the rest of the Howard Stern (1994) cast. There are few foods high in calories, fat, carbohydrates, salt or sugar that Artie doesn't eat in excess and his drunken exploits are legendary. Mr. Lange maintains a good sense of humour about his shortcomings, and enjoys his role as comic foil on the show.
15Has become one of the favorite members of The Howard Stern Show (1990) during his now six-year stint as Jackie Martling's replacement.
16Was an All-County baseball player, as a third baseman for Union High School in Union, New Jersey
17Avid fan of the New York Yankees.
18Joined The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998) in 2001, replacing Jackie Martling.




Last Convict Standing2017TV Series pre-productionCelebrity Judge
The Jim Gaffigan Show2015-2016TV SeriesArtie Lange
Inside Amy Schumer2014TV SeriesClient
Archie Black2013Short
Louie2012TV SeriesTruck Driver
Adventures of Serial Buddies2011Golden Graham
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust2009Video GameAl Jones (voice)
Entourage2007TV SeriesScott Siegel
World Series Open 20062006TV ShortBartender
Beer League2006Artie DeVanzo
Waltzing Anna2006Jacob Kline
Supertwink2006TV ShortCock Hudson's Bar Plumber
Perfect Opposites2004Lenny Steinberg
Game Over2004TV SeriesTurbo
Elf2003Gimbel's Santa
Mail Order Bride2003Tommy
God Has a Rap Sheet2003Unfunny Fat Guy at Bar
Old School2003Booker
Boat Trip2002Brian
Norm1999-2001TV SeriesArtie Henderson
Gameday2001Video shortArtie
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth2000VideoMr. Hasselhof
The Bachelor1999Marco
The 4th Floor1999Jerry
Mystery Men1999Big Red
Lost & Found1999/IWally
Dirty Work1998Sam McKenna
King of New York1998TV Movie
What's Your Sign?1997
MADtv1995-1997TV SeriesVarious
Tough Cookies1986TV Series


Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure2014TV Special
Artie Lange: Jack and Coke2009Video
Who Is Mike Bocchetti?2009Documentary short writer
Beer League2006written by
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV Series 1 episode
It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange2004Video documentary
Gameday2001Video short
MADtv1995-1997TV Series writer - 41 episodes


Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure2014TV Special executive producer
Artie Lange: Jack and Coke2009Video executive producer
Rapturious2007executive producer
Beer League2006producer
It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange2004Video documentary executive producer
Backstage Pass2004Video documentary short executive producer
The Circle2001Short executive producer
Gameday2001Video short producer


As Cool as I Am2013special thanks
Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve2011TV Special documentary special thanks: closest comedy pal
Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles2003TV Series thanks


What's a Podcast? A Documentary Film2016Documentary filmingHimself
The Special Without Brett Davis2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Comic
Laugh Killer Laugh2015Himself
This Is Not Happening2015TV SeriesHimself
The Nasty Show Hosted by Artie Lange2015TV MovieHimself - Host
I Am Santa Claus2014DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure2014TV SpecialHimself
Oh Yeah...2014TV SeriesHimself
Women Aren't Funny2014Himself
Archie Black: The Worst2014DocumentaryHimself
Comedy Underground with Dave Attell2014TV SeriesHimself
That Metal Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Tom Green Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Phillies Nation TV2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gotham Comedy Live2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Californication2013TV SeriesHimself
Dave's Old Porn2012TV SeriesHimself
Man Caves2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Artie Lange Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2012TV SeriesHimself / Iron Sheik Jr. / Himself - Judge / ...
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Artie Lange: Jack and Coke2009VideoHimself
Joe Buck Live2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tragic Side of Comedy2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sam's Game2009TV SeriesHimself
Biography2009TV Series documentaryHimself
MADtv1999-2009TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Himself
Saturday Night Live2009TV SeriesHimself
Who Is Mike Bocchetti?2009Documentary shortas Artie Lange
Down and Dirty with Jim Norton2008TV SeriesHimself
The 2008 AVN Adult Movie Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - The Howard Stern Show Personality
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2008TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice2007TV MovieHimself
Dice Undisputed2007TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner2006TV MovieHimself - Roaster
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Stern's Staff (segment "Howard Stern")
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself
It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange2004Video documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1998-2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself (2001-2005)
Backstage Pass2004Video documentary shortHimself
Meet the Creeps, Vol. 12004VideoHimself
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2003TV Series
Playboy: Celebrity Photographers2003Video documentaryHimself
'Old School' Orientation2003Video shortHimself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn2002TV SeriesHimself
Wild Desk Ride2001VideoHimself / panelist
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner2001TV SpecialHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1998-2001TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Gotham Comedy Live2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesMarco
Psychopathic: The Videos2007VideoHimself (segment "Real underground baby") (uncredited)
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2007TV SeriesHimself

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