Jim Gaffigan Net Worth: $30 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$30 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 7, 1966|
|Age:||55 years old|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Comedian, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Writer, Author|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Jim Gaffigan net worth is around $30 million. James Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer.
His material often addresses fatherhood, laziness, food, religion, and general observations. James Gaffigan is regarded as a “clean” comic, using little profanity in his routines. James Gaffigan has released several successful comedy specials, including Mr. Universe, Obsessed, Cinco, and Quality Time, all of which have received Grammy nominations.
Jim Gaffigan Net Worth (2023):
Jim Gaffigan net worth is around $30 million. In recent years James Gaffigan has been one of the highest-paid comedians on the planet. In a touring year, his earnings can approach $15-20 million.
Jim Gaffigan Income:
Between 2017 and 2018, James Gaffigan earned $18 million from his various endeavors. That was enough to make him one of the 10 highest-paid comedians on the planet at the time.
Jim Gaffigan Biography:
|Birth name||James Christopher Gaffigan|
|Born||July 7, 1966 (age 56)|
Elgin, Illinois, U.S.
|Genres||Observational comedy,clean comedy,deadpan,sarcasm,satire|
|Relative(s)||Richard F. Mitchell|
James Gaffigan is a credited writer and/or producer on many of his comedy works, his two books, and also his television show.
James Gaffigan was born on July 7, 1966, in Elgin, Illinois.
His parents are Marcia Mitchell, a charity worker and fundraiser, and Michael A. Gaffigan, a banker and the former president and CEO of the Mercantile National Bank of Indiana. James Gaffigan is the youngest of 6 children, and was raised in Chesterton, Indiana, with all of his siblings. Both of his parents died from cancer; his mother in 1990, and his father in 1999.
During his teenage years, James Gaffigan often watched comedy shows like “Saturday Night Live”. James Gaffigan father was the first in the family to attend college, and often encouraged his children to attend college and pursue more “secure” careers. However, Gaffigan knew he wanted to pursue a career in acting as early as age five.
James Gaffigan attended La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, where he was a member of the football team. He then continued his education at Purdue University, before transferring to Georgetown University after just a year. He graduated from Georgetown in 1988 with a Finance degree.
For a brief time after graduating from college, James Gaffigan worked as a litigation consultant. Then, in 1990, James Gaffigan moved to New York to pursue a career in comedy. A big inspiration for him at this time was David Letterman, who is also from Indiana.
In New York, James Gaffigan worked a day job in advertising and took nighttime acting classes. Then, after taking a stand-up seminar, he fell in love with stand-up and starting playing at comedy clubs.
The first 7 years of James Gaffigan career were spent trying out different styles. Eventually, after auditioning multiple times for “The Late Show with David Letterman” over the course of six years, he finally landed the opportunity to perform on the show. His stand-up routine was successful and well-received, and helped him launch his career in earnest.
Jim Gaffigan Career:
David Letterman was so impressed by Gaffigan’s first appearance on his show that he handpicked him to develop a sitcom for the Letterman-owned production company World Wide Pants. Gaffigan’s next successful venture was as a guest star on a list of hit shows including That ’70s Show (1998), Sex and the City (1998), Third Watch (1999), Ed (2000) and Law & Order (1990). Gaffigan’s humorous quips have earned him over 2 million Twitter followers and he was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the “25 funniest people on Twitter” in 2012.
James Gaffigan has released over ten comedy albums, including “Luigi’s Doghouse” (2001), “The Last Supper” (2004), “Beyond the Pale” (2006), “Mr. Universe” (2012), and “Noble Ape” (2018), to name just a few. He first made the transition to acting in the 1990s, after his comedy career slowed down.
James Gaffigan turned his attention to auditioning for commercials, which turned out to be a very profitable move. Over the course of his career, he has appeared in over 200 commercials, for everything from Saturn and Chryslers to Rolling Rock and ESPN. He then made the transition to acting in films and on television.
James Gaffigan has appeared in a wide range of films. Some of these films include “13 Going on 30” (2004), “The Love Guru” (2008), “17 Again” (2009), “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” (2010), “Hot Pursuit” (2015), “Chuck” (2016), “Being Frank” (2018), and “Drunk Parents” (2019), to name just a few. He starred on the television shows “Welcome to New York” (2000-2001), “The Ellen Show” (2001-2002), “My Boys” (2006-2009), and his own show, “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (2015-2016).
James Gaffigan has also appeared as a guest on series like “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Sex and the City”, “That ’70s Show”, “Flight of the Conchords”, and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, among others.
Additionally, James Gaffigan is known for his voice-over work. From 2005 to 2008, he voiced an animated version of himself on “Pale Force” alongside Conan O’Brien. He also produced the series, which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Broadband Program – Comedy.
Other shows James Gaffigan has voiced characters on include “Bob’s Burgers”, “Shorty McShorts’ Shorts”, “Wordgirl”, “Star vs. the Forces of Evil”, and the animated film “Duck Duck Goose”.
Gaffigan is a best-selling published author. James Gaffigan first book, “Dad Is Fat”, was released in 2013, and debuted at No. 5 on The New York Times Best Seller’s list. The title of the book was derived from the first complete sentence his eldest son wrote on a dry-erase board at the age of four or five.
The book is a collection of essays dealing with the raising of his children, as well as memories from his own childhood. Gaffigan signed with Crown Publishing in June 2013 to write a second book of comic essays. “Food: A Love Story” was published in 2014.
Jim Gaffigan career Highlights:
Here are the best highlights of Jim Gaffigan’s career:
- Jim Gaffigan: King Baby (Stand Up, 2009)
- American Dreamer (Movie, 2018)
- Being Frank (Movie, 2018)
- Troop Zero (Movie, 2019)
- Tesla (Movie, 2020)
Jim Gaffigan Wife:
James Gaffigan married actress Jeannie Gaffigan (née Noth), in July 2003. Together, the couple have 5 children. James Gaffigan is a frequent collaborator with Gaffigan, and helps him write and work on much of his material.
Jim Gaffigan Favorite Quotes:
“Thanksgiving. It’s like we didn’t even try to come up with a tradition. The tradition is, we overeat. ‘Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?’ ‘But we do that every day!’ ‘Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?’” – Jim Gaffigan
“Whatever a writer gets paid for his book, it’s never enough. I think that’s true. It’s hard work. But in the end, you wrote a book. It’s something real and tangible that sits on a shelf forever.” – Jim Gaffigan