Who is Jim Gaffigan and what is his net worth 2018? Jim Gaffigan is a popular American Stand-Up Comedian, which he has created by fulfilling multiple professional modules in his career like screen writing, acting, television production, and as a voice actor. Most of his comedy sequences revolve around general observations, fatherhood, laziness, and food. His clean comedy routines make him popular amongst all age groups. He is also popular for his roles in movies like ’17 Again’, ‘Super Troopers’, ‘Hot Pursuit’, and ‘Three Kings’.
James Christopher ‘Jim’ Gaffigan was born on 7th July 1966 in Elgin, Illinois, to banker father Michael A. Gaffigan and Marcia Gaffigan. He completed his schooling from La Lumiere School and then got a degree from Purdue University and Georgetown University. Despite completing his education Jim opted to pursue a career in comedy.
His father was always against his comedy career, as he wanted his kids to seek careers that could provide job security. However, even when Jim was five, he announced to choose entertainment industry by announcing that he wants to become an actress, hinting that he was born with a funny bone.
He married Jeanne Noth in 2003, and together the couple has five children Marre, Katie Louise, Jack, Patrick, and Michael. The family currently lives in Manhattan, New York. He is very close to his family and is known for taking them with him on tours. He has a strict rule of not working on Sundays to serve his Catholic religion and serve some quality time with his family.
He started off his career as a Stand-Up comedian in 1980’s. However, his comedy career kick started only after he appeared on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’, in which he made his Stand-Up debut on television.
He also worked as a writer on shows like ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’. In 2012 Rolling Stone added his name to the list ‘25 Funniest People on Twitter’.
He made his big screen debut in 1998 with ‘The Real Howard Spitz’. He has played short roles in over 20 Hollywood movies. Some of them include ‘Entropy’, ‘The Great New Wonderland’, ‘The Slammin Salmon’, and ‘Away We Go’, ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story ’, ‘Salvation Boulevard’, ‘Chuck’, ‘Experimenter’, ‘The Love Guru and Walter.
Jim Gaffigan made his Television debut with ‘Soul Man’ in 1998. Some of popular TV series include ‘Sex and the City’, ‘Law & Order’, ‘The 70’s Show’, ‘Strip Search’, ‘Cheap Seats’, ‘My Boys’, ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’, ‘US & Them’, ‘Bob’s Burgers’, ‘Bored to Death’, ‘Ed’, and ‘Welcome to New York’.
Jim Gaffigan has received multiple awards for his comic acts including the American Comedy Award for the Best Concert Comedian in 2014. His movie ‘Pale Force’, in which he served as an executive producer, lead actor and also writer, was nominated for Daytime Emmy as the most Outstanding Broadband Comedy in 2007. Jim won an Emmy in 2015 for his amazing Morning programs on CBS Sunday.
Jim Gaffigan Net Worth
Jim Gaffigan has built a net worth of over $17 million. He makes big bucks from multiple professions, like his acting, production, scriptwriting, and comedy. He even had a show named after him ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’, which helped in bringing his name to every other household.
Jim Gaffigan is one of funniest celebrities in Hollywood. His spontaneity and effortlessness make him one the most amazing comedy writer and actor. It is always a delight to watch anything with a little Jim in it, as the mere sight of him is a signal you an enjoyable time ahead. We sure love him, and want to make as many jokes as he can, and continue with his Stand-Up career along with acting and writing, as no one can crack his jokes like he can.