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Jim Gaffigan was born on 7 July, 1966 in Elgin, IL, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. At 54 years old, Jim Gaffigan height is 6 ft 0 in (182.9 cm).

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Jim Gaffigan Age 56 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 7 July 1966
Birthday 7 July
Birthplace Elgin, IL
Nationality IL

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Gaffigan will portray George Westinghouse in Michael Almereyda's 2020 film Tesla.


In October 2016, it was announced Gaffigan would be joining the cast of the third season of the anthology drama series, Fargo. However, he was ultimately forced to drop out due to scheduling difficulties; he was replaced by Mark Forward. In 2018, he portrayed Paul Markham in the biographical drama Chappaquiddick, starring Jason Clarke and Kate Mara, to positive reviews. Gaffigan next took on the lead role in the 2018 neo-noir film American Dreamer, which was released on September 20, 2019. Gaffigan's dark portrayal of a broken man driven to desperate actions was very well received by critics, with the Chicago Sun-Times review calling it "a career-best dramatic performance" by Gaffigan. ac


Gaffigan has stated, on stage and elsewhere, that he is a practicing Catholic (although he jokes that his wife is a "Shiite Catholic" compared to him). He and his family attend Mass at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in Manhattan, where Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie were married in 2003 and where their children were baptized. In May 2016, the Gaffigans delivered the commencement address at the Catholic University of America. The Gaffigans also delivered the commencement address at Jeannie's alma mater Marquette University on 20 May 2018. They were both awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree as part of the graduation ceremony.


In April 2017, Jeannie was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor known as papilloma of the choroid plexus, which was successfully removed in a nine-hour operation performed by surgeon Joshua B. Bederson.


As of June 2016, Gaffigan was the most popular comic on all of Pandora.com with over 647 million spins.

In 2016, Gaffigan embarked on his Fully Dressed Tour, performing in the United States, Canada, and the UK.

In February 2016, Gaffigan began appearing in KFC commercials as Colonel Sanders, replacing Norm Macdonald.

Since April 8, 2016, Gaffigan has appeared with his family in a marketing campaign for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

In 2016, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program for his contributions as a commentator to CBS Sunday Morning.


Gaffigan has performed stand-up to support charitable causes as well. In 2002, he was part of a United Service Organization event at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Gaffigan performed at the 2013 Stand Up for Heroes charity event benefitting the Bob Woodruff Foundation alongside fellow stand-up comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby and Jon Stewart. Gaffigan also performed at the 2013 CNN Heroes event, which celebrates everyday heroes doing extraordinary work around the world. In May 2014, Gaffigan performed at the Make It Right Gala, an organization founded by Brad Pitt, which builds sustainable homes and buildings for communities in need. On September 26, 2015, he performed at the Festival of Families, a Catholic event held in Philadelphia. Gaffigan was the only comedian on the bill at the festival, and the event was visited by Pope Francis. The event had more than one million attendees.

In the 2010s, Gaffigan, his wife, and Peter Tolan began to develop material for a show based loosely on their own life. CBS agreed to shoot a pilot of their show in March 2013, with casting by Marc Hirschfeld, and Mira Sorvino playing his wife; but ultimately passed on the project. When the cable network TV Land began efforts to broadcast original material and attract younger audiences, it offered the Gaffigans complete creative control. The result was The Jim Gaffigan Show, a sitcom about a couple raising their five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment. After the release of two online-only episodes in June 2015, the pilot episode aired on July 15, 2015. The show stars Gaffigan as a fictionalized version of himself, with his wife Jeannie played by Ashley Williams. Other characters include their real-estate agent (and Jeannie's best friend) Daniel (played by Michael Ian Black), Jim's fellow comic and best friend Dave (Adam Goldberg), and their priest, Father Nicholas (Tongayi Chirisa). After 2 seasons of the show, in 2016 Jim and his wife Jeannie decided not to continue with a third season so they could spend more time with their kids.


Gaffigan's style is largely observational, and his principal topics relate to laziness, eating, and parenthood. He is famous for his Hot Pocket routine, which was inspired by a commercial he saw that he mistook for a Saturday Night Live sketch. Also, during his routines, he will sometimes perform soliloquies by using a high-pitched voice and—in the third-person—deliver negative feedback on his own performance, such as after making a diarrhea joke in his 2012 special "Mr. Universe" using the voice and saying "Really, he’s using diarrhea jokes?" He says "that inside voice is my connection with the audience."

Gaffigan filmed his 2014 comedy special titled Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed at Boston's Wilbur Theater on January 18, 2014. Obsessed premiered on Comedy Central on April 27 becoming the most watched stand-up comedy special of the year for the network. The accompanying album, also titled Obsessed, debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Billboard Comedy Album charts. 2015 saw him embark on a headlining tour, culminating in a winter show at Madison Square Garden.

On April 26, 2014, Gaffigan received the award for Concert Comedian at the American Comedy Awards for his work.


His memoir, Dad Is Fat (2013) and his most recent book, Food: A Love Story (2014), are both published by Crown Publishers. He co-created and starred in a TV Land television series based on his life called The Jim Gaffigan Show. He collaborates extensively with his wife, actress Jeannie Gaffigan, and together they have five children. They are Catholic, a topic that comes up in his comedy, and live in Manhattan, New York City.

In 2004, Gaffigan's stand up material was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shortie. October 2005, he filmed a live Comedy Central special that aired for the following January, and became the comedy album/DVD Beyond the Pale. The routine consisted primarily of material regarding food and American eating habits, and the comedian unknowingly predicted a future menu item at Dunkin Donuts—the 'glazed donut breakfast sandwich'—while commenting on the future of America's eating habits. His 2009 album King Baby was also a television special filmed in Austin, Texas, at the end of his "The Sexy Tour." Comedy Central released King Baby on DVD. In a March 2009 interview on Anytime with Bob Kushell, Gaffigan defended his naming of the tour, stating that he thought it would be funny that parents would be unsure about whether to bring their teenage children to the show. Four years later, on March 14, 2013, Gaffigan was named the "King of Clean" by the Wall Street Journal.

Gaffigan starred in Shia LaBeouf's 2013 short film Howard Cantour.com, the content of which was later revealed to be mostly plagiarized from Daniel Clowes' 2007 graphic novella Justin M. Damiano. Reflecting on the incident in an interview for The Daily Beast, Gaffigan said, "There's no greater sin in the stand-up world than thievery...So you do not want to be associated with thievery," but added, "I don't have any hard feelings about it because I don't think people think I had anything to do with it."

In 2013, Gaffigan released Dad Is Fat, a title derived from the first complete sentence his eldest son wrote on a dry-erase board at the age of four or five. "He showed it to me," Gaffigan recalled in an interview, "and I laughed, and then I put him up for adoption." The book is a collection of essays dealing with the raising of his children, as well as reminiscences from his own childhood. In support of the volume, he appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition, ABC's The View, and MSNBC's Morning Joe, spoke at BEA in New York, embarked on a nine-stop bus tour that ended on Father's Day.

Gaffigan signed with Crown Publishing in June 2013 to write a second book of comic essays. The book, Food: A Love Story, which was released in Fall 2014. Publisher's Weekly said the book "packs plenty of laughs." Kirkus Reviews remarked that "Gaffigan somehow manages to work 'clean' without ever becoming sickeningly saccharine," and that 'laughs [are] served up just right on every page." Of the accompanying audiobook, the Library Journal said, "The witty commentary is peppered with jokes and funny stories that will have listeners smiling throughout and occasionally laughing out loud."

Gaffigan participated on the NPR radio quiz program Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! in 2013. Gaffigan is also a regular commentator on CBS Sunday Morning, for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 2016.


On February 25, 2012, Gaffigan taped a one-hour stand-up special—Mr. Universe—at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.; it was nominated for a Grammy. He announced that, based on the business model used by Louis C.K.'s Live at the Beacon Theater, the stand-up would be available online through his website for $5, with 20% of the total proceeds going to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, an organization that provides support to military veterans. In 2012, he was among the top-ten grossing comics in the US, according to Pollstar.

Gaffigan's humorous quips have earned him over two and a half million followers on Twitter. He was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the "25 funniest people on Twitter" in 2012.


Gaffigan appeared on Broadway in That Championship Season, which opened in March 2011, opposite Brian Cox, Chris Noth, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jason Patric. Gaffigan's performance was praised by ABC News correspondent Sandy Kenyon as the most moving and that he may "steal the show". He called being on Broadway "an amazing experience, really hard but really fun."


In 2009, Gaffigan guest starred as the best friend of Murray Hewitt in one episode of the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords. Later that same year, he appeared in the Sam Mendes-directed dramedy Away We Go and the teen comedy 17 Again. On June 11, 2009, Gaffigan appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. He appeared on Law & Order episodes "Flight" and "Reality Bites", as well as an episode titled "Smile" on Law and Order: Criminal Intent.

He was in an episode of The Daily Show as a man posing as a Daily Show correspondent who knows nothing about the show (he refers to it as "The John Daily Show") and simply wants to be seen with Jon Stewart. This was meant to be a parody of the 2009 White House gatecrash incident.


In 2008, he appeared in the movie The Love Guru starring Mike Myers.


In 2007, "Pale Force" was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Broadband Program in the Comedy category. Gaffigan served as executive producer, writer, and lead actor.


Gaffigan is also notable for his voice-over work. He voiced an animated version of himself on Pale Force with Conan O'Brien from 2005 to 2008. He has also voiced characters on the animated shows Bob's Burgers, Shorty McShorts' Shorts, WordGirl, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, and the animated feature Duck Duck Goose.

Gaffigan produced a series of animated shorts for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, titled Pale Force (2005–2008). The animated sketches featured Gaffigan and O'Brien as superheroes who fight crime with their extremely pale skin. The series was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2007 in the category of "Outstanding Broadband Program – Comedy".

Gaffigan is married to actress Jeannie Gaffigan (née Noth), with whom he has five children: daughters Marre (born 2005) and Katie Louise (born 2009) and sons Jack (born 2006), Michael (born 2011), and Patrick (born 2012). The family of seven famously lived in a two-bedroom apartment in New York City, before moving to a larger home in 2015. To stay connected to his family, Gaffigan tries to "maintain bedtime rituals while working in the city"; when on tour, he reportedly takes his family with him. Gaffigan has stated that he avoids working on Sundays.


After his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1999, Gaffigan was tapped by the host to develop a sitcom called Welcome to New York in which he also co-starred alongside Christine Baranski. The show was cancelled after its first season despite receiving positive reviews. During the 2000/2001 television season, he was a cast member of The Ellen Show on CBS, Ellen DeGeneres' second sitcom. He appeared in two movies chosen for the 2001 Sundance Film Festival: Super Troopers and 30 Years to Life. He appeared on That '70s Show. He was a regular cast member of the TBS original sitcom My Boys. He left the show at the end of the third season.


His father Michael, a banker, was the president and CEO of the Mercantile National Bank of Indiana for fifteen years until his retirement in 1991. A former seminarian, he was also actively involved in local charity work. He died of lung cancer in 1999. Gaffigan's father was the first in his family to attend college and he encouraged his children to seek careers that promised job security. However, at about the age of five, Jim announced that when he grew up, he wanted to be an "actor."


Gaffigan moved to New York in 1990 to pursue comedy, a move that was inspired by his admiration for fellow Hoosier David Letterman. He found a job in advertising, and he would work during the day and take acting classes at night. His career began in earnest when a friend from the class dared him to take a stand-up seminar that required a live set at the end. He fell in love with stand-up, and began to play comedy clubs nightly—after his evening acting classes—until the wee hours of the morning. He was often found sleeping on the job; his boss had to wake him up to fire him.

Gaffigan is widely noted for being an everyman and a clean comic, and signature routines regard Hot Pockets, cake, and bacon. His tendency to avoid profanity has drawn mixed responses from audiences and critics. One critic compared him to Full House-era Bob Saget (who starred in the 1990s family show), which Gaffigan took as an insult. However, Hampton Stevens in The Atlantic wrote that the comic champions "a vital element to standup that [Lenny] Bruce had taken away—the indispensable, but apparently forgotten idea that comedians have no obligation to be provocative, topical, socially conscious, or anything else but funny."

As Gaffigan's comedy career stalled in the 1990s, a friend suggested he audition for commercials, a move which turned out to be profitable. He has appeared in over 200 TV commercials, ranging from Rolling Rock to Saturn to Chrysler and ESPN. His ubiquity earned him the title of 'Salesman of the Year' by BusinessWeek in 1999. He also performed in a trio of Sierra Mist commercials for the 2007 Super Bowl as part of the Sierra Mist comedy ensemble "The Mis-Takes". He appeared in an ad series for Sierra Mist alongside fellow comedian Michael Ian Black.


As a teenager, Gaffigan watched Saturday Night Live. He attended La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, where he starred on the school's football team. He attended Purdue University for one year, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, then transferred to Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where he graduated in 1988 with a degree in Finance. He played varsity football at Georgetown and Purdue. Although Gaffigan had hated studying finance, he worked as a litigation consultant for a short time after graduating and "was horrible at it."


For the first seven years of his career, he tried various styles, ranging from angry comedy to impressions and voices. Also, live comedy was in decline following its peak of the 1980s, further affected by the increased popularity of cable television. After periodically auditioning for The Late Show with David Letterman for six years, he then had a successful stand-up routine on the show, and his career took off.


James Christopher Gaffigan (born July 7, 1966) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer. He was raised in Chesterton, Indiana. His material is often about fatherhood, observations, laziness, and food. He is also regarded as a "clean" comic, using little profanity in his routines. He has had several successful comedy specials, including Mr. Universe, Obsessed, Cinco, and Quality Time, all of which have received Grammy nominations.

Gaffigan was born on July 7, 1966 in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Marcia Mitchell and Michael A. Gaffigan. He grew up in Chesterton, Indiana, the youngest of six children, and often jokes about growing up in a large family. His mother Marcia was a charity worker and fundraiser; she was also accomplished at needlework, for which she received a national award for original design and craftsmanship from the American Needlepoint Guild in 1985. She died of cancer in 1990, aged 53.