Jim Gaffigan

Who is Jim Gaffigan?

Jim Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian and actor who have been involved in this entertainment field since 1991 to date. Apart from acting, he is also known as a writer and a producer. He has produced as well as wrote a script for an animated series named ‘Pale of Force’ from 2005 to 2008. Likewise, he has performed in many successful comedy special shows, films, and series. He is also known for his voice acting in his produced series ‘Pale of Force’ of various characters. For his outstanding contribution to this field, he has been nominated for various awards as well. He has also collaborated with his wife for various works and projects.

Quick Info 
Full NameJames Christopher Gaffigan
Birth DateJuly 7, 1966
Birth PlaceElgin, Illinois, United States
FatherMichael A. Gaffigan
MotherMarcia Gaffigan
Age54 years old
Height6 feet (183cm/1.83m)
Weight92 kg (202lbs)
Net Worth$30 million
WifeJeannie Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan


Jim Gaffigan’s real name is James Christopher Gaffigan who was born on July 7, 1966, in Elgin, Illinois, United States. He was born to parents Michael A. Gaffigan and Marcia Gaffigan. His father was a banker and CEO of Mercantile National Bank while his mother was a charity worker. His parents died because of cancer. Jim is the youngest child among his five siblings. He is currently 54 years old with a Cancer star sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Jim Gaffigan holds an American nationality and as per religion, he follows Catholic/Christian. Besides, he has an average body type. He stands 6 feet (183cm/1.83m) tall and weighs 92 kg (202lbs). He has a pair of blonde hair of blue colored eyes.

Early Life/Education

Jim Gaffigan was raised in Chesterton, Indiana, and was interested in acting from five years old. He attended La Lumiere School and graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with a Finance degree in 1998. He also took acting classes at night time and worked in the day time.

Personal Life

Jim Gaffigan married Jeannie Gaffigan in 2003 who is also an actress. This couple together has five children named Marre born in 2005, Jack was born in 2006, Katie Louise born in 2009, Michael born in 2011, and Patrick born in 2012. He is very attached to his family members and avoids work on Sunday to spent time with his family. Moreover, his wife was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April 2017 and there was a successful tumor operation after nine hours of operation.

Jim Gaffigan


Jim Gaffigan is active in his social media accounts. His Instagram account (@jimgaffign) has 841 thousand followers and his Twitter account (@JimGaffigan) has 3.2 million followers. Likewise, his Facebook page has 968.8 thousand likes and 1.12 million followers. He also has a YouTube channel with 529 thousand subscribers.


Stand-up Comedian

Jim Gaffigan was inspired by Hoosier David Letterman and decided to pursue a career in comedy. He performed much stand-up comedy in comedy clubs night. Jim dedicated his seven years in comedy by acting in various genres of comedy from angry comedy to impressions and voices. He also performed live comedy in ‘The Late Show with David Letterman. Some of his special comedy are Mr. Universe, Obsessed, Cinco, and Quality Time. This all comedy special led him to receive Grammy Award nominations.


Jim Gaffigan have made his debut film in 1998 in ‘The Real Howard Spitz’ as a Shopkeeper. He then went on to be seen in many films with minor roles. In 1999, he made into ‘Entropy’ and ‘Three Kings.’ In 2001, he appeared in ‘Super Troopers,’ ‘Final’ and ‘30 Years to Life.’ Between 2002 to 2010, he did various films like ‘Igby Goes Down,’ ‘13 Going on 30,’ ‘The Great New Wonderful,’ ‘Stephanie Daley,’ ‘The Slammin’ Salmon,’ ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ and many more. In 2012, he was cast in a short film named ‘Howard Cantour.com’ in a titular role Howard Contour.

Likewise, in 2017 he was seen in a drama film ‘Chappaquiddick’ where he portrayed Paul F. Markham. The next year, he made an appearance in the computer-animated film ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ where he voiced for the character Professor Abraham Van Helsing. In 2019, he was seen in various films including ‘Them That Follow,’ ‘Troop Zero,’ ‘Drunk Parents,’ ‘Above the Shadows’, and ‘Playmobil: The Movie’ where he had a voice role. Recently he was seen as George Westinghouse in 2020 film named ‘Tesla.’

Jim Gaffigan


Taking about Jim Gaffigan’s television career, he landed his first role in an episode of the 1998 series ‘Soul Man’ as Keats. He then appeared in many series till 2000 with a minor role. He was also featured in a television film ‘Cry Baby Lane’ in 2000. The next year, he was seen in ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ and ‘Sex and the City.’ He also worked for the show ‘The Ellen Show’ from 2001 to 2002. Likewise, he landed in the show ‘That 70’s Show’ from 2003 to 2004. He has also seen in two other television film ‘Strip Search’ and ‘Bad Apple’ in 2004.

From 2006 to 2009, he was seen in 40 episodes of ‘My Boys’ as Andy Franklin. He also lent his voice for Mr. Dudely in the 2009 series ‘Flight of the Conchords’ and for Henry Haber in ‘    Bob’s Burgers’ in 2013. Moreover, also the voice for various characters in the animated TV series ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil’ in 2015. Jim also co-created the sitcom named ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ which ran till 2015 to 2016. Recently he was seen in the 2019 series ‘Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?’


Jim Gaffigan has been honored with Concert Comedian at the American Comedy Awards in 2014. He has also been awarded Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program in 2016.

Net Worth

As of 2020, Jim’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million.

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