Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan

Age
48
Birthday
Jul. 7th, 1966
Born in
Chesterton, Indiana, USA
Height
6'

Jim Gaffigan's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
My Boys TV Show
My Boys
The Ellen Show TV Show
The Ellen Show
Shorty McShorts' Shorts TV Show
Shorty McShorts' Shorts
Celebrity Charades TV Show
Celebrity Charades
Random Play TV Show
Random Play
Welcome to New York TV Show
Welcome to New York
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Going the Distance
2010 - I Am Comic
2009 - 17 Again
2009 - Away We Go
2009 - The Slammin' Salmon
2008 - The Love Guru
2007 - The Living Wake
2005 - Trust the Man
2005 - The Great New Wonderful
2004 - 13 Going On 30
2002 - Super Troopers
2001 - Final
1999 - Three Kings

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Roy Keene
7
Toby Gibbons
4
Donald
2
Larry Johnson
2
Pete Stanbleck
1
Drug Counsellor
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City, New York in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually realize through hard work and ample talent. Hailing from a clan of conservative Midwestern bankers, young Gaffigan had virtually no contacts or connections in the entertainment industry. In a 2006 interview for The Onion's AV Club, Gaffigan told journalist and film critic Noel Murray he came from "a conservative family where you're driven by security, and wearing a tie to work is considered a success. My uncle was the first one to go to college and, at that point, we'd been in this country for 150 years. It took us five generations to get to the middle class, and I was like, "Hey, I think I'm gonna go into the entertainment world!" Everybody was like, "Are you nuts?" Gaffigan proved his comic merit and steadily climbed the ladder to stand-up success, eventually landing an appearance on fellow Hoosier David Letterman's talk show "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993). The gap-toothed late night yukmeister was so impressed by Gaffigan's first appearance that he hand-picked Gaffigan to develop a sitcom for the Letterman-owned production company World Wide Pants. The fruit of this union, a sitcom entitled "Welcome to New York" (2000), was canceled shortly into its run, despite critical acclaim. Fortunately, the melanin-challenged stand-up artiste's career was very far from over. He went on to guest-star on a veritable who's who list of hit shows including "That '70s Show" (1998), "Sex and the City" (1998), "Third Watch" (1999), "Ed" (2000) and "Law & Order" (1990). According to the aforementioned Noel Murray, the demise of "Welcome to New York" (2000) also had a cathartic effect on Gaffigan's stand-up routine. "His observational humor lost a lot of its initial peevishness, and it now relies on his hyper-awareness of his own mundanity, expressed in an "inner voice" that comments on his act throughout the show", wrote Murray in early 2006, referring to Gaffigan's signature habit of reading his audience's mind in a gut-bustingly tremulous falsetto. Whatever the future holds for Mr. Gaffigan, all fans of good and original comedy are just happy that he is alive and well and making us pee our pants.


TRIVIA:
  • Earned a B.A. from Georgetown University's School of Business in 1988.
  • His wife, 'Jeannie Noth' (qv), gave birth to their third child, a girl named Katie Louise, in New York on May 10, 2009.
  • Is the youngest of six siblings.
  • Nominated for TV Guide Award - Best New Actor in a Sitcom
  • Has 4 CDs of his stand up available on his website
  • Hand-picked by 'David Letterman' (qv) to develop the sitcom _"Welcome to New York" (2000)_ (qv).
  • Has two daughters and one son with wife 'Jeannie Noth' (qv).


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