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Short Info

Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthJuly 7, 1966
SpouseJeannie Gaffigan
MarkJokes about food
FactHas released the new comic album "Beyond Pale" which he did a stand up show for in Chicago. [2006]

Jim Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. His comedy is often self-deprecating and revolves around fatherhood, observations, laziness, and food. He is also known for his roles in television and film, including King of Queens, My Boys, Super Troopers 2, and Three Kings.

Early Life

Jim Gaffigan was born on July 7, 1966, in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Marsha Jean (née Mitchell) and Michael A. Gaffigan. His father was an accountant and his mother was a purchasing agent. He has four siblings: two brothers, Kevin and Patrick; and two sisters, Lisa and Jeannie.

Gaffigan was raised in a Catholic family of Irish descent. He attended Catholic schools until high school when he transferred to a public school. He graduated from Chesterton High School in 1984.

Gaffigan attended Purdue University and Georgetown University Law Center but did not complete either degree. He began his comedy career while working as an advertising copywriter in New York City.


Gaffigan’s first comedy album, Comedian, was released in 1997. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. His second album, Doing My Time, was released in 2004.

In 2005, Gaffigan appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and on Late Show with David Letterman. That same year, he released his third album, Beyond the Pale. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

In 2007, Gaffigan appeared in the film Superbad as a police officer. He also had a role in the film Away We Go.

In 2009, Gaffigan starred in his own sitcom on CBS, The Jim Gaffigan Show. The show was cancelled after one season.

In 2010, Gaffigan appeared in the film Iron Man 2 as a security guard. He also had a role in the film Hot Tub Time Machine.

In 2012, Gaffigan appeared in the film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World as Dodge Peterson. He also had a role in the film The Heat as Detective Harding.

In 2014, Gaffigan appeared in the film Tammy as Greg Warner. He also had a role in the film Hot Pursuit as Cooper Harris.

In 2015, Gaffigan appeared in the film Pixels as Lieutenant Colonel Violet Van Patten. He also had a role in the film Entourage as himself.

In 2016, Gaffigan had a role in the film Zoolander 2 as Don Atari. He also had a role in the film Finding Dory as Charlie the Caterpillar.

In 2017, Gaffigan had a role in the film Ferdinand as Valiente the Bull. He also had a role in the film The Emoji Movie as Poop Emoji / Mel Meh / Steve Jobs / Smiler / Gene / High Five Emoji / Fireworks Emoji / Ice Cream Emoji / Burger Emoji / Vomit Emoji (voice).

In 2018, Gaffigan had a role in the film Ocean’s Eight as Claude Becker. He also had a role in the film Avengers: Infinity War as Peter Parker / Spider-Man (voice).

Personal Life

Gaffigan married Jeannie Noth in 1990. They have five children: Jack, Katie, Marre, Michael, and Patrick. The family resides in Manhattan.

Gaffigan is a convert to Catholicism. He has spoken about his faith on numerous occasions and has said that it is “the backbone of [his] life.”

Physical Characteristics

Gaffigan is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall and has blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameJim Gaffigan
Net Worth$6 million
Salary$6 million
Date Of BirthJuly 7, 1966
Height1.83 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Stand-up comedian, Television producer, Film producer, Voice Actor, Author, Chandler, AZ, USA, Washington, DC, USA, Pennsylvania, United States
EducationGeorgetown University, La Lumiere School, Purdue University, Chandler, AZ, USA, Washington, DC, USA, Pennsylvania, United States


SpouseJeannie Gaffigan
ChildrenPatrick Gaffigan, Marre Gaffigan, Michael Gaffigan, Jack Gaffigan, Katie Louise Gaffigan, Chandler, AZ, USA, Washington, DC, USA, Pennsylvania, United States


NominationsGrammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor, Chandler, AZ, USA, Washington, DC, USA, Pennsylvania, United States
MoviesChandler, AZ, USA, Washington, DC, USA, Pennsylvania, United States, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Super Troopers, Away We Go, Hot Pursuit, 17 Again, Experimenter, Going the Distance, Stephanie Daley, The Love Guru, The Living Wake, The Great New Wonderful, Igby Goes Down, 13 Going on 30, Salvation Bo...
TV ShowsChandler, AZ, USA, Washington, DC, USA, Pennsylvania, United States, The Jim Gaffigan Show, My Boys, The Ellen Show, Welcome to New York, Fargo, Pale Force, Random Play

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


1There is something dishonest, though, about putting bacon in a salad. You know? It's kind of like smoking while you jog.
2Once you put bacon in a salad, it's no longer a salad. It just becomes a game of "find the bacon in the lettuce".
3Delivery 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.
4I remember the first time I saw a hammock. I thought "So that's what trees are for."
5I 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.
6I 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.
7For 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.
8Ever read a book that changed your life? Me neither.
9Manhattan'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?"
10I'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.


1His comedy career began after a friend bet him to do stand-up comedy.
2Worked in Advertising before starting in stand-up.
3Has said that he dislikes being labeled a ''Family friendly comedian''.
4Appeared at the U.S.O. comedy tour in Cuba. [April 2003]
5Recurring roles on Ed (2000) and That '70s Show (1998). [2004]
6Has released the new comic album "Beyond Pale" which he did a stand up show for in Chicago. [2006]
7Brother-in-law of Paul Noth and Patrick Noth.
8He 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.
9Played 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).
10Wife, Jeannie Gaffigan, gave birth to their third child, Katie Louise, in New York on May 10, 2009.
11Earned a B.A. from Georgetown University's School of Business in 1988.
12Has two daughters and three sons with wife Jeannie Gaffigan named Marre (b. 2005) Jack (b. 2006) Katie Louise (2009), Michael (2011) and Patrick (2012).
13Nominated for TV Guide Award - Best New Actor in a Sitcom
14Hand-picked by David Letterman to develop the sitcom Welcome to New York (2000).
15Has 4 CDs of his stand up available on his website
16Is the youngest of six siblings.




Chappaquiddick2017post-productionPaul Markham
Drunk Parents2016post-productionCarl Mancini
Duck Duck Goose2016/Ipost-productionPeng
Fargo2017TV SeriesDonny Mashman
The Bleeder2016John
The Jim Gaffigan Show2015-2016TV SeriesJim Gaffigan
Xiao men shen2016Shen Tu (voice)
Star vs. the Forces of Evil2015TV SeriesFather Time
Staten Island Summer2015/IIDanny's Dad
Wallykazam!2015TV SeriesMr. Trollman
Hot Pursuit2015Red
Bob's Burgers2013-2015TV SeriesHenry Haber
Experimenter2015James McDonough
The Nobodies2014/IShortMC
Us & Them2014TV SeriesTheo
Teachers Lounge2014TV SeriesNutritionist
Portlandia2012-2013TV SeriesDonald
Love Sick Love2012Andrew Blythe
Howard Cantour.com2012ShortHoward Cantour
Royal Pains2011TV SeriesPete Stanbleck
Salvation Boulevard2011Jerry Hobson
Bored to Death2010TV SeriesDrug Counsellor
It's Kind of a Funny Story2010George
Going the Distance2010Phil
Ten Stories Tall2010Simon
The Daily Show2009TV SeriesEdward R. Brokaw-Amanpour
WordGirl2009TV SeriesMr. Dudley
Law & Order1998-2009TV SeriesLarry Johnson / George Rozakis
Away We Go2009Lowell
My Boys2006-2009TV SeriesAndy Franklin
17 Again2009Coach Murphy
Flight of the Conchords2009TV SeriesJim
The Slammin' Salmon2009Stanley Bellin
Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It)2008Mart Ryder
The Love Guru2008Trent Lueders
Pale Force2005-2008TV SeriesJim / Conan / Lady Bronze
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2002-2007TV SeriesMarty Palin / Russell Matthews
The Living Wake2007Lampert Binew
Shorty McShorts' Shorts2006TV SeriesOg the Yeti / Henrichven
Love, Inc.2006TV SeriesJamie
Stephanie Daley2006Joe Daley
Trust the Man2005Gordon, Bitter Sex Addict
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker2005TV SeriesJerome Block
The Great New Wonderful2005Sandie (segment "Sandie's Story")
The Jury2004TV SeriesMr. Nifco
Duane Incarnate2004Bob
Strip Search2004TV MovieReverend Craig Peterson
13 Going on 302004Chris Grandy
That '70s Show2003-2004TV SeriesRoy Keene
Bad Apple2004TV MovieButters
Ed2003-2004TV SeriesToby Gibbons
Channel Surfing2004TV Movie voice
Hope & Faith2003TV SeriesBrad
The Paper Mache Chase2003ShortBarry
Season of Youth2003Dr. Gelding
Igby Goes Down2002Hilton Manager
No Sleep 'til Madison2002Owen
Hacks2002Arty Hittle
The Ellen Show2001-2002TV SeriesRusty Carnouk
Sex and the City2001TV SeriesDoug
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2001TV SeriesOliver Tunney
30 Years to Life2001Russell
Super Troopers2001Larry Johnson
Welcome to New York2000-2001TV SeriesJim Gaffigan
Endsville2000Ivy Vaughn
Killing Cinderella2000Patrick
Little Pieces2000Officer Rodriguez
Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story2000ShortThe Narrator
Cry Baby Lane2000TV MovieDan
Third Watch2000TV SeriesPortis
Puppet1999Mr. Kamen
Three Kings1999Cuts Troy's Cuff Soldier
Kimberly1999Jim at the Ad Agency
Wirey Spindell1999Announcer #2
Not Afraid to Say...1999Larry
LateLine1999TV SeriesThe Del-Ex Kid
Random Play1999TV SeriesVarious
From a High Place1998Eph Williams
Conrad Bloom1998TV SeriesOliver
The Real Howard Spitz1998Storekeeper
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1998TV SeriesJim
Soul Man1998TV SeriesKeats
Fool's Paradise1997Chester
Reflections of a Sensitive Man1997Eddie


The Jim Gaffigan ShowTV Series created by - 23 episodes, 2015 - 2016 written by - 22 episodes, 2015 - 2016 story by - 1 episode, 2015
Just for Laughs Presents: Jim Gaffigan2014TV Movie
Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed2014TV Special
Gaffigan2013TV Movie writer
Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe2012Video
Just for Laughs2009TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Jim Gaffigan: King Baby2009TV Special documentary
Pale Force2005-2008TV Series writer - 19 episodes
Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale2006TV Special documentary
Comedy Central Presents2000TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1997-1998TV Series additional material - 2 episodes


The Jim Gaffigan Show2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 17 episodes
Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed2014TV Special executive producer
Gaffigan2013TV Movie executive producer
Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe2012Video executive producer
Jim Gaffigan: King Baby2009TV Special documentary executive producer
Pale Force2005-2008TV Series producer - 20 episodes
Welcome to New York2000TV Series producer


Flight of the Conchords2009TV Series performer - 1 episode


CMT's Biggest Laughs2012TV Movie footage courtesy of


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


Jim Gaffigan: Cinco2017TV Movie post-productionHimself
What's a Podcast? A Documentary Film2016Documentary post-productionHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
@midnight2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The View2003-2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Comic / Himself - Guest
Talking Dead2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Now2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2015TV SeriesHimself - Host, The Jim Gaffigan Show
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Noches Con Platanito2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weekend Today2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1999-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Comic
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV SpecialHimself
Cop Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Misery Loves Comedy2015DocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Host / ...
Just for Laughs: 15 Years of Gags2015TV MovieHimself
Adventures in Comedy2015Documentary
Just for Laughs Presents: Jim Gaffigan2014TV MovieHimself - Host
Like Me2014DocumentaryHimself
Alec Baldwin's Love Ride2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself (2016)
Rachael Ray2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author, Food: A Love Story
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Comedy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed2014TV SpecialHimself
Fatherhood2014TV Series documentary shortHimself
Gaffigan2013TV MovieHimself
The 7th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Comedy Bang! Bang!2013TV SeriesHimself
The Mommy Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
7 Minutes in Heaven2012TV Series shortHimself (2016)
Last Call with Carson Daly2004-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe2012VideoHimself
3rd Annual Shorty Awards2011VideoHimself - Presenter
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dying to Do Letterman2011DocumentaryHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
I Am Comic2010DocumentaryHimself
Just for Laughs2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Jim Gaffigan: King Baby2009TV Special documentaryHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2007TV SeriesHimself
Our Massive Planet2007TV SeriesHimself (2007)
Golden Trailer Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Host
Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale2006TV Special documentaryHimself
Celebrity Charades2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
The World Stands Up2004TV SeriesHimself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties2004TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs2004TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
USO Comedy Tour2002TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Comedy Central Presents2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock Candy1999TV SeriesHimself (1999)
Live at Jongleurs1997TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1997TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The O'Reilly Factor2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
CMT's Biggest Laughs2012TV MovieHimself - Comic


Nominated Awards

2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumFor the album "Obsessed."
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumFor "Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe."
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Broadband Program - ComedyPale Force (2005)

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