James Christopher Gaffigan, professionally known as Jim Gaffigan, was born on 7th July 1966 in Elgin Illinois, United States. Jim Gaffigan is an American Actor, writer, producer, and stand-up comedian. Jim studied at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana. He then went to Purdue University for a single year. Later he got in and graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 1988. This page carefully examines Jim Gaffigan Net Worth.
|Country:||United States of America|
|Profession:||Actor, Stand-Up Comedian|
|Last Updated:||September 4, 2019|
Jim Gaffigan was born to Michael A. Gaffigan and Marsha Mitchell. He has five siblings. He got married to Jeanne in 2003 and has five children; Michael Gaffigan, Katie Louise Gaffigan, Marre Gaffigan, Jack Gaffigan, and Patrick Gaffigan. Gaffigan’s wife went through 9-hour surgery for removing the brain tumor, which was diagnosed in 2017. Gaffigan and his family are Catholic, and their house is currently in Manhattan, New York City.
After getting the degree, Jim, in order to pursue comedy as a career, he went to New York. There he successfully started doing a job, and after his office hours, he used to take acting classes. He did comedy in various styles like Impression, voices, and angry comedy for the initial seven years. The topics Gaffigan discusses are about eating, parenthood, and laziness, which he mostly delivers in an observational style.
Stand-up material of Jim was stared in an Animated comedy series named Shorties Watchin’ Shorties in 2004. Next year, he also filmed another comedy show which turned into a DVD called Beyond the Pale. Jim, in the next several years, filmed different comedy movies such as King Baby and Obsessed. He was declared “King of Clean” in 2013 by Wall Street Journal.
Gaffigan did many stand up for charity purposes. He also was a part of several charity events like of United Service Organization, Bob Woodruff Foundation, and Make it right Gala. Jim had the most famous comic in Pandora.com, with approximately 647 million spins in 2016.
Gaffigan was nominated four times in Grammy Awards. In 2014’s American Comedy Awards, Gaffigan won Concert Comedian award.
Along with his comedy career, Gaffigan also gave appearances in commercials. He stared in an ad series with Michael Ian Black for Sierra Mist. Gaffigan has appeared in more than 200 ads and in 1999 BusinessWeek named him ‘Salesman of the Year.’
Jim Gaffigan starred in a sitcom of CBS called “Welcome to New York,” but it was canceled after only one season. Gaffigan also appeared as a cast member of The Ellen Show on CBS. He was a part of different casts like My Boys (TBS show), The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, and an episode of Fight of the Conchords.
In 2015, Gaffigan, along with his wife, wrote and produced a sitcom named “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” Gaffigan played his own role while Ashley Williams played his wife’s role. The first series was released in 2015 and the second one premiered in 2016. Jim Gaffigan and his wife decided not to continue this show and announced that there would not be any third season. Gaffigan played the role of James McDonough in the American biographical drama film “Experimental.” The film was released in 2015.
In 2016, the actor was a part of KFC ads and was part of the third season of Fargo. But, due to his busy schedule, Gaffigan was replaced with Mark Forward. In 2018, he was cast in Chappaquiddick, a biographical drama.
Jim Gaffigan created several animated shorts for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He was selected for the “Outstanding Broadband Program – Comedy” for a Daytime Emmy in 2007.
Gaffigan won the Daytime Emmy Award in 2016.
In 2013, he published the book “Dad is Fat.” In an interview, Gaffigan told that this book’s title was derived from his son. He told that when his son was four or five years old, he wrote, “Dad is fat,” which made him laugh. This book appeared in the list of New York Time’s best sellers list on number 5 and stood there for three months.
In the fall of 2014, Gaffigan released “Food: A love story.” After his marriage, he and his wife write books together. Jim is also known for his “voice overwork.” He has voiced different characters in shows like WordGirl, Burgers, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil.
Jim Gaffigan’s most recent appearance had been in the American thriller film “Them that Follow” which was released in August 2019. Gaffigan played the role of Zeke in this movie.
So what is stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan Net Worth 2019? Our estimate for Jim Gaffigan’s net worth as of 2019 is approximately $25 Million – $35 Million.
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