Jim Gaffigan

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.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1966-07-07

Place of Birth Chesterton, Indiana, USA

Adult Actor False

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

Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Duck Duck Goose
2015 Experimenter as James McDonough
2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show(23 episodes) as Jim Gaffigan
2015 Staten Island Summer as Danny's Dad
2015 Misery Loves Comedy as Himself
2015 Walter as Corey
2015 Adventures in Comedy
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 Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe as Himself
2011 Salvation Boulevard as Jerry Hobson
2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story as George
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(41 episodes)
2006 Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale as Himself
2006 Stephanie Daley as Joe Daley
2005 Love, Inc.(1 episode)
2005 Kimberly as Jim at the Ad Agency
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 No Sleep 'til Madison as Owen
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(2 episodes)
2001 The Ellen Show(17 episodes) as Rusty Carnouk
2001 Super Troopers as Larry Johnson
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 Third Watch(1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
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)
1900 The Bleeder as John Stoehr
1900 Drunk Parents
1900 Pale Force(21 episodes)
1900 Random Play(6 episodes)

Writing

2014 Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed … Writer
2012 Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe … Writer
2009 Jim Gaffigan: King Baby … Writer
2006 Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale … Writer

Creator

2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show … Creator

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