Biography

Jim  has proven himself a major talent  beloved to a wide range of audiences after achieving milestones in stand-up, acting and writing. As approachable as he is edgy, JIm is responsible for some of the funniest and most memorable moment in recent television (primetime,
cable and late-night circuit and film. 

As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigan’s clever, quiet style has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on both CBS’ LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
and NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN.  His recent one hour Comedy Central Special, CD and DVD, all entitled “Beyond the Pale” have catapulted
Gaffigan to one of the most popular touring and recorded comedians in the country today.  The DVD for “Beyond the Pale” went Gold within the first six months. After Gaffigan’s first appearance on DAVID LETTERMAN, the host personally chose him to develop a sitcom for World Wide Pants.  Eighteen months later, WELCOME
TO NEW YORK debuted on CBS to critical acclaim.  He then co-starred with Ellen DeGeneres on her CBS sitcom THE ELLEN SHOW.  For two years he had
recurring roles both on FOX’s THAT 70'S SHOW and NBC’s ED.  Jim has also had roles on SEX AND THE CITY, THIRD WATCH and each of the LAW & ORDER
shows, among others. Jim can be seen this November in MY BOYS, TBS' first original scripted comedy series. On film, Jim has endeared himself to audiences by taking on vivid supporting characters in a number of genres.  In the cult hit SUPER TROOPERS, Gaffigan got huge laughs and famously helped add "meow" to the lexicon of Vermont state troopers.  Jim's quiet dramatic turn in THE GREAT NEW WONDERFUL, a
meditation on the aftermath of 9/11, took audiences and critics by surprise as he embodied an office worker broken by tragedy who ultimately explodes in rage. Gaffigan’s other recent film credits include the forthcoming independent films THE LIVING WAKE and STEPHANIE DALEY.  He has also been featured in TRUST THE MAN, 13 GOING ON 30, THREE KINGS, FINAL, IGBY GOES DOWN, ENTROPY and THIRTY YEARS TO
LIFE.  In 2004, he co-starred in TNT’s BAD APPLE, with Chris Noth. Gaffigan recently signed on to co-write and lend his voice to 20 new episodes
of PALE FORCE, a series of animated shorts that will air regularly on CONAN and on the internet via webisodes starting in October.  The series focuses on
two pale crime-fighting superheroes that, like Gaffigan and O'Brien, are equipped with fair skin. Many recognize Gaffigan from his numerous award-winning commercial campaigns, which include Sierra Mist, ESPN, Saturn and Rolling Rock.  His commercial
presence earned him Business Week’s 1999 "Salesman of the Year"honor. Gaffigan currently lives in New York with his family.

Jim  has proven himself a major talent  beloved to a wide range of audiences after achieving milestones in stand-up, acting and writing. As approachable as he is edgy, JIm is responsible for some of the funniest and most memorable moment in recent television (primetime,
cable and late-night circuit and film. 

As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigan’s clever, quiet style has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on both CBS’ LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
and NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN.  His recent one hour Comedy Central Special, CD and DVD, all entitled “Beyond the Pale” have catapulted
Gaffigan to one of the most popular touring and recorded comedians in the country today.  The DVD for “Beyond the Pale” went Gold within the first six months. After Gaffigan’s first appearance on DAVID LETTERMAN, the host personally chose him to develop a sitcom for World Wide Pants.  Eighteen months later, WELCOME
TO NEW YORK debuted on CBS to critical acclaim.  He then co-starred with Ellen DeGeneres on her CBS sitcom THE ELLEN SHOW.  For two years he had
recurring roles both on FOX’s THAT 70'S SHOW and NBC’s ED.  Jim has also had roles on SEX AND THE CITY, THIRD WATCH and each of the LAW & ORDER
shows, among others. Jim can be seen this November in MY BOYS, TBS' first original scripted comedy series. On film, Jim has endeared himself to audiences by taking on vivid supporting characters in a number of genres.  In the cult hit SUPER TROOPERS, Gaffigan got huge laughs and famously helped add "meow" to the lexicon of Vermont state troopers.  Jim's quiet dramatic turn in THE GREAT NEW WONDERFUL, a
meditation on the aftermath of 9/11, took audiences and critics by surprise as he embodied an office worker broken by tragedy who ultimately explodes in rage. Gaffigan’s other recent film credits include the forthcoming independent films THE LIVING WAKE and STEPHANIE DALEY.  He has also been featured in TRUST THE MAN, 13 GOING ON 30, THREE KINGS, FINAL, IGBY GOES DOWN, ENTROPY and THIRTY YEARS TO
LIFE.  In 2004, he co-starred in TNT’s BAD APPLE, with Chris Noth. Gaffigan recently signed on to co-write and lend his voice to 20 new episodes
of PALE FORCE, a series of animated shorts that will air regularly on CONAN and on the internet via webisodes starting in October.  The series focuses on
two pale crime-fighting superheroes that, like Gaffigan and O'Brien, are equipped with fair skin. Many recognize Gaffigan from his numerous award-winning commercial campaigns, which include Sierra Mist, ESPN, Saturn and Rolling Rock.  His commercial
presence earned him Business Week’s 1999 "Salesman of the Year"honor. Gaffigan currently lives in New York with his family.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1966-07-07

Place of Birth Chesterton, Indiana, USA

Official Site http://www.jimgaffigan.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Pale Force (21 episodes)
Gut Instinct as Picker
2019 Them That Follow as Zeke
2019 Playmobil: The Movie as Del (voice)
2019 Being Frank
2019 Above the Shadows as Paul Jederman
2019 The Day Shall Come as Lemmy
2019 It Started As a Joke as Himself
2019 Drunk Parents as Carl Mancini
2019 Troop Zero as Ramsey
2019 Light from Light as Richard
2018 American Dreamer as Cam
2018 Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape as Himself
2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation as Professor Abraham Van Helsing (voice)
2018 Super Troopers 2 as Larry Johnson
2018 Chappaquiddick as Paul Markham
2018 Duck Duck Goose as Peng (voice)
2017 Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs as Himself
2017 Chuck as John Stoehr
2017 Gilbert as Himself
2017 Jim Gaffigan: Cinco as Himself
2016 Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
2015 Experimenter as James McDonough
2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show (23 episodes) as Jim Gaffigan
2015 Staten Island Summer as Danny's Dad
2015 Hot Ones (2 episodes) as Himself
2015 Hot Pursuit as Red
2015 Walter as Corey
2015 Adventures in Comedy
2015 Misery Loves Comedy as Himself
2014 The Nobodies as MC
2014 Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed as Himself
2013 Howard Cantour.com as Howard Cantour
2013 Kilimanjaro as Bill
2012 Love Sick Love as Andrew Blythe
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (1 episode) as Himself
2012 Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe as Himself
2011 Salvation Boulevard as Jerry Hobson
2011 Dying to Do Letterman as Himself
2011 Bob's Burgers (1 episode) as Henry Haber
2010 Going the Distance as Phil Berlin
2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story as George Gilner
2010 I Am Comic as Himself
2009 Away We Go as Lowell
2009 Jim Gaffigan: King Baby as Himself
2009 17 Again as Coach Murphy
2008 Shoot First And Pray You Live as Mart Ryde
2008 The Love Guru as Trent Lueders
2008 The Best of Comedy Central Presents: Uncensored
2007 Flight of the Conchords (1 episode)
2007 The Living Wake as Lampert Binew
2006 My Boys (40 episodes)
2006 Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale as Himself
2006 Stephanie Daley as Joe Daley
2005 Love, Inc. (1 episode)
2005 Trust the Man as Gordon
2005 The Great New Wonderful as Sandie
2004 The Jury (1 episode)
2004 13 Going on 30 as Chris Grandy
2004 Bad Apple as Butters
2003 Hope & Faith (1 episode) as Brad
2003 Season of Youth as Dr. Gelding
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1 episode)
2002 Igby Goes Down as Hilton Manager
2002 No Sleep 'til Madison as Owen
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2 episodes)
2001 The Ellen Show (18 episodes) as Rusty Carnouk
2001 Super Troopers as Larry Johnson
2000 Kimberly as Jim at the Ad Agency
2000 Cry Baby Lane as Bob
2000 Welcome to New York (15 episodes) as Jim Gaffigan
2000 Ed (4 episodes)
1999 Entropy as Bucky
1999 Three Kings as Cuts Troy's Cuff Soldier
1999 Third Watch (1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode)
1999 Random Play (6 episodes)
1998 Comedy Central Presents (1 episode)
1998 That '70s Show (7 episodes)
1997 The View (3 episodes)
1995 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (2 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (19 episodes)
1990 Law & Order (2 episodes)

Writing

2018 Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Writer
2017 Jim Gaffigan: Cinco Writer
2014 Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed Writer
2012 Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe Writer
2009 Jim Gaffigan: King Baby Writer
2006 Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale Writer

Production

2018 Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Executive Producer

Creator

2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show Creator

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