Jim Gaffigan Biography: In His Own Words – Exclusive Video, News, Photos
Jim Gaffigan was born James Christopher Gaffigan on July 7, 1966 (Jim Gaffigan age: 54) in Chesterton, Indiana to parents Marcia Mitchell and Michael Gaffigan. Gaffigan has five older siblings.
JIM GAFFIGAN BIOGRAPHY: EARLY LIFE, FAMILY, EDUCATION
Gaffigan attended Purdue University for his freshman year of college and later transferred to Georgetown University to complete his bachelor’s degree in finance. Gaffigan was a football player and competed in Division 1 athletics during his time in college. After graduating in 1988, he worked as a litigation consultant and also held a job in advertising before moving onto acting.
JIM GAFFIGAN BIOGRAPHY: COMEDY, MOVIES, AND TV SHOWS
Gaffigan took night classes in acting while working in New York City. Gaffigan took an immediate liking to comedy after participating in a standup comedy seminar and began to do sets at local comedy clubs in the evening. Right at the time that Gaffigan was getting into it, the comedy business was beginning to slow down.
“There were tons of people going into it,” Gafffigan told Punchline magazine in 2005. “It wasn’t the quick an easy money thing of the 80s. It was right when people could see comedy on cable and they’d say, ‘Well, I can just see it on TV.'” Gaffigan then branched out and started auditioning for commercials, which he quickly found success with. However, he knew that his main focus was comedy.
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After landing a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman and delivering a successful routine on television, Gaffigan was given the opportunity to develop his own sitcom with David Letterman called Welcome to New York. However, due to low viewership, the show went off air. Gaffigan returned to doing commercials and television work, and ended up appearing on a number of high-profile shows, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Ellen Show, That ’70s Show, and more. He also began to land more and more movie roles and acted in Super Troopers (2001) and 13 Going on 30 (2004), among many other projects. From 2006 to 2009, Gaffigan played Andy Franklin on the sitcom My Boys. Gaffigan also wrote and produced his own sitcom The Jim Gaffigan Show, which ran for a total of two seasons.
Gaffigan is known for being a clean comic as well as for his “inner voice” commentary during his routines. In 2012, Gaffigan filmed his first comedy special Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe. Since then, he has been nominated for a total of five Grammy awards for Best Comedy Album for his works Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe (2013), Obsessed (2015), Cinco (2018), Noble Ape (2019), and Quality Time (2020).
JIM GAFFIGAN BIOGRAPHY: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON ‘BEING FRANK’
Gaffigan played the lead role of Frank Hansen in Being Frank (2018), a comedy directed by Miranda Bailey. The film follows the story of a father who is found out to have been living a second life in another town, with another family.
Gaffigan was drawn to the script because it was “grounded” and made use of situation-based humor. The most difficult part of playing Frank, he told uInterview, was avoiding playing a cliché. He noted that Frank is a flawed character who gets “called out” during the film and that Gaffigan had to go against his instinct to defend himself and his character. Despite the difficulty, Gaffigan enjoyed the role. “It’s so fun to play flawed,” he said. “Particularly when you’re perfect in real life,” he added jokingly.
He noted that there has been a recent return of the genre of “comedy drama of heart” and hoped that his film would be a part of the recent progression towards “an era for everyone” to enjoy.
JIM GAFFIGAN BIOGRAPHY: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON ‘MOST WANTED’
Gaffigan stars alongside Atoine Olivier Pilon and Stephen McHattie in the 2020 crime film Most Wanted, based on the true story of former drug addict Alain Olivier, who was used as spy by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. The movie was released under the title Target Number One in Canada. Gaffigan plays Glen Picker, a drug dealer who sets up Leger (based on Olivier) to scam the police. In an exclusive talk with uInterview, Gaffigan discussed several thoughts he had about the film and his character.
“We’re in this age where we’re really looking at abuse of power,” Gaffigan commented when asked about what he thought about the drug war and the events that unfold in Most Wanted. Gaffigan noted that people are led by a number of motivating factors that end up causing them to make disastrous mistakes, including “human ignorance, idiocy, and ego.”
“Really, the only truly corrupt person in this movie is my character, who with knowledge is doing the wrong thing over and over again… All it takes is one person, my character, to ruin a bunch of people’s lives,” Gaffigan mused.
JIM GAFFIGAN BIOGRAPHY: PERSONAL LIFE
Gaffigan married Jeannie Gaffigan in 2003. The couple has six children: Jack Gaffigan, Marre Gaffigan, Katie Louise Gaffigan, Patrick Gaffigan and Michael Gaffigan.
JIM GAFFIGAN BIOGRAPHY: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is Jim Gaffigan’s wife? Gaffigan is married to Jeannie Gaffigan.
What is Jim Gaffigan’s net worth? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gaffigan has a net worth of $30 million.
Does Jim Gaffigan have children? Gaffigan has six children: Jack Gaffigan, Marre Gaffigan, Katie Louise Gaffigan, Patrick Gaffigan and Michael Gaffigan.
JIM GAFFIGAN FILMOGRAPHY
|1997||Reflections of a Sensitive Man||Eddie|
|1998||Soul Man (TV Series)
– Raising Heck
|1998||Late Night with Conan O’Brien (TV Series)
– David Hasselhoff/Molly Shannon/Morcheeba
|Man on street – Seinfeld finale sketch (uncredited)|
|1998||Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series)
– Old Man
|1998||The Real Howard Spitz||Storekeeper|
|1998||Conrad Bloom (TV Series)
– How Florrie Got Her Groove Back
|1998||From a High Place||Eph Williams|
|1999||LateLine (TV Series)
– Pearce on Conan
|The Del-Ex Kid|
|1999||Not Afraid to Say…||Larry|
|1999||Wirey Spindell||Announcer #2|
|1999||Kimberly||Jim at the Ad Agency|
|1999||Three Kings||Cuts Troy’s Cuff Soldier|
|1999||Random Play (TV Series)
– Episode #1.2
– Episode #1.4
|2000||Third Watch (TV Series)
– Journey to the Himalayas
|2000||Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story (Short)||The Narrator|
|2000||Little Pieces||Officer Rodriguez|
|2000-2001||Welcome to New York (TV Series) (13 episodes)||Jim Gaffigan|
|2001||Super Troopers||Larry Johnson|
|2001||30 Years to Life||Russell|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
|2001||Sex and the City (TV Series)
– Defining Moments
|2002||No Sleep ‘til Madison||Owen|
|2002||Igby Goes Down||Hilton Manager|
|2001-2002||The Ellen Show (TV Series) (18 episodes)||Rusty Carnouk|
|2003||The Paper Mache Case (Short)||Barry|
|2003||Season of Youth||Dr. Gelding|
|2003||Hope & Faith (TV Series)
– Anger Management
|2003-2004||Ed (TV Series)
– Best Wishes
– Back in the Saddle
– Business as Usual
|2003-2004||That ‘70s Show (TV Series)
– Won’t Get Fooled Again
– A Legal Matter
– I’m a Boy
– We’re Not Gonna Take It
– You Shook Me
– No Quarter
– Hey Hey What Can I Do
|2004||13 Going on 30||Chris Grandy|
|2004||Strip Search||Reverend Craig Peterson|
|2004||The Jury (TV Series)
– Mail Order Mystery
|2005||The Great New Wonderful||Sandie|
|2005||Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker (TV Series)
– Gimmick Sports
|2005||Trust the Man||Gordon, Bitter Sex Addict|
|2006||Stephanie Daley||Joe Daley|
|2006||Love, Inc. (TV Series)
– Anything But Love
|2006||Shorty McShorts’ Shorts (TV Series short)
– My Mom Married a Yeti
|Og the Yeti
|2007||The Living Wake||Lampert Binew|
|2002-2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
|2005-2008||Pale Force (TV Series) (20 episodes)||Jim
|2008||The Love Guru||Trent Lueders|
|2008||Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It)||Mart Ryder|
|2009||The Slammin’ Salmon||Stanley Bellin|
|2009||Flight of the Conchords (TV Series)
– Murray Takes It to the Next Level
|2009||17 Again||Coach Murphy|
|2006-2009||My Boys (TV Series) (40 episodes)||Andy Franklin|
|2009||Away We Go||Lowell|
|1998-2009||Law & Order (TV Series)
– Reality Bites
|2009||WordGirl (TV Series)
– Tobey’s Tricks and Treats/Escape Wham
– Monkey vs Robot/Becky and the Bard
– Becky and the Chocolate Factory/Chuck’s Brother
|Mr. Dudley (voice)|
|2009||The Daily Show (TV Series)
– Maziar Bahari
|Edward R. Brokaw-Amanpour|
|2010||Ten Stories Tall||Simon|
|2010||It’s Kind of a Funny Story||George|
|2010||Going the Distance||Phil|
|2010||Bored to Death (TV Series)
– Super Ray Is Mortal!
|2011||Salvation Boulevard||Jerry Hobson|
|2011||Royal Pains (TV Series)
|2012||Howard Cantour.com (Short)||Howard Cantour|
|2012||Love Sick Love||Andrew Blythe|
|2012-2013||Portlandia (TV Series)
– Soft Opening
– Winter in Portlandia
|2014||Teachers Lounge (TV Series)||Nutritionist|
|2014||Us & Them (TV Series)
– Coeds & Carburetors
– Upstairs & Downstairs
|2014||The Nobodies (Short)||MC|
|2015||The Experimenter||James McDonough|
|2015||Wallykazam! (TV Series)
– Rock and Troll
|2015||Staten Island Summer||Danny’s Dad|
|2015-2016||The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Series) (23 episodes)||Jim Gaffigan|
|2016||Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas||Santa Claus|
|2016||Nightcap (TV Series)
– The Cannon
|2017||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)
– Kimmy Bites an Onion!
|2018||Duck Duck Goose||Peng (voice)|
|2018||Super Troopers 2||Larry Johnson|
|2018||Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation||Van Helsing (voice)|
|2013-2018||Bob’s Burgers (TV Series)
– UFO No You Didn’t
– Ain’t Miss Debatin’
– The Millie-churian Candidate
– Carpe Museum
|Henry Haber (voice)|
|2019||Them That Follow||Zeke|
|2019||Light from Light||Richard|
|2019||Troop Zero||Ramsey Flint|
|2019||Drunk Parents||Carl Mancini|
|2019||The Day Shall Come||Lemmy|
|2015-2019||Star vs. the Forces of Evil (TV Series)
– Beach Day/Gone Baby Gone
– Mathmagic/The Bounce Lounge
– Freeze Day/Royal Pain
|Father Time (voice)|
|2019||Above the Shadows||Paul Jederman|
|2019||Playmobil: The Movie||Del (voice)|
|2019||Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (TV Series)
– The Fastest Fast Food Fiend!
|Jim Gaffigan (voice)|
|2019||I’ve Got Issues||Narrator|
|2020||Most Wanted||Glen Picker|
|Jesus Revolution (pre-production)|
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