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Jim Gaffigan

Born: 1966

Biography

Jim has proven himself a major talent  beloved to a wide range of audiences after achieving milestones in stand-up, acting and writing. As approachable as he is edgy, Jim is responsible for some of the funniest and most memorable moment in recent television (primetime, cable and late-night circuit and film. As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigan’s clever, quiet style has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on both CBS’ LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN and NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN.  His recent one hour Comedy Central Special, CD and DVD, all entitled “Beyond the Pale” have catapulted Gaffigan to one of the most popular touring and recorded comedians in the country today.  The DVD for “Beyond the Pale” went Gold within the first six months. After Gaffigan’s first appearance on DAVID LETTERMAN, the host personally chose him to develop a sitcom for World Wide Pants.  Eighteen months later, WELCOME TO NEW YORK debuted on CBS to critical acclaim.  He then co-starred with Ellen DeGeneres on her CBS sitcom THE ELLEN SHOW.  For two years he had recurring roles both on FOX’s THAT 70'S SHOW and NBC’s ED.  Jim has also had roles on SEX AND THE CITY, THIRD WATCH and each of the LAW & ORDER shows, among others. Jim can be seen this November in MY BOYS, TBS' first original scripted comedy series. On film, Jim has endeared himself to audiences by taking on vivid supporting characters in a number of genres.  In the cult hit SUPER TROOPERS, Gaffigan got huge laughs and famously helped add "meow" to the lexicon of Vermont state troopers.  Jim's quiet dramatic turn in THE GREAT NEW WONDERFUL, a meditation on the aftermath of 9/11, took audiences and critics by surprise as he embodied an office worker broken by tragedy who ultimately explodes in rage. Gaffigan’s other recent film credits include the forthcoming independent films THE LIVING WAKE and STEPHANIE DALEY.  He has also been featured in TRUST THE MAN, 13 GOING ON 30, THREE KINGS, FINAL, IGBY GOES DOWN, ENTROPY and THIRTY YEARS TO LIFE.  In 2004, he co-starred in TNT’s BAD APPLE, with Chris Noth. Gaffigan recently signed on to co-write and lend his voice to 20 new episodes of PALE FORCE, a series of animated shorts that will air regularly on CONAN and on the internet via webisodes starting in October.  The series focuses on two pale crime-fighting superheroes that, like Gaffigan and O'Brien, are equipped with fair skin. Many recognize Gaffigan from his numerous award-winning commercial campaigns, which include Sierra Mist, ESPN, Saturn and Rolling Rock.  His commercial presence earned him Business Week’s 1999 "Salesman of the Year" honour. Gaffigan currently lives in New York with his family.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Chesterton, Indiana, USA

Resources

Movies

Stephanie Daley

Joe Daley in Stephanie Daley

Jim Gaffigan: King Baby

Himself in Jim Gaffigan: King Baby

The Great New Wonderful

Sandie in The Great New Wonderful

I Am Comic

Self in I Am Comic

The Living Wake

Lampert Binew in The Living Wake

No Sleep 'til Madison

Owen in No Sleep 'til Madison

17 Again

Coach Murphy in 17 Again

Away We Go

Lowell in Away We Go

Bad Apple

Butters in Bad Apple

Salvation Boulevard

Jerry Hobson in Salvation Boulevard

Shoot First And Pray You Live

Mart Ryde in Shoot First And Pray You Live

Cry Baby Lane

Bob in Cry Baby Lane

Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe

Himself in Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe

Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale

Himself in Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale

Kilimanjaro

Bill in Kilimanjaro

Howard Cantour.com

Howard Cantour in Howard Cantour.com

Entropy

Bucky in Entropy

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

Santa Claus in Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed

Self in Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed

The Nobodies

MC in The Nobodies

Experimenter

James McDonough in Experimenter

Misery Loves Comedy

Self in Misery Loves Comedy

Adventures in Comedy

in Adventures in Comedy

Walter

Corey in Walter

Staten Island Summer

Danny's Dad in Staten Island Summer

Hot Pursuit

Red in Hot Pursuit

The Love Guru

Trent Lueders in The Love Guru

Kimberly

Jim at the Ad Agency in Kimberly

Super Troopers

Larry Johnson in Super Troopers

It's Kind of a Funny Story

George Gilner in It's Kind of a Funny Story

Love Sick Love

Andrew Blythe in Love Sick Love

Chuck

John Stoehr in Chuck

Duck Duck Goose

Peng (voice) in Duck Duck Goose

Drunk Parents

Carl Mancini in Drunk Parents

Season of Youth

Dr. Gelding in Season of Youth

13 Going on 30

Chris Grandy in 13 Going on 30

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

Himself in Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

Chappaquiddick

Paul Markham in Chappaquiddick

Trust the Man

Gordon in Trust the Man

Gilbert

Self in Gilbert

Going the Distance

Phil Berlin in Going the Distance

Dying to Do Letterman

Self in Dying to Do Letterman

Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs

Self in Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs

Them That Follow

Zeke in Them That Follow

Being Frank

Frank in Being Frank

Super Troopers 2

Larry Johnson in Super Troopers 2

Troop Zero

Ramsey Flint in Troop Zero

Target Number One

Picker in Target Number One

Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape

Himself in Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Professor Abraham Van Helsing (voice) in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

The Day Shall Come

Lemmy in The Day Shall Come

Igby Goes Down

Hilton Manager in Igby Goes Down

American Dreamer

Cam in American Dreamer

Playmobil: The Movie

Del (voice) in Playmobil: The Movie

Light from Light

Richard in Light from Light

It Started As a Joke

Self in It Started As a Joke

Three Kings

Cuts Troy's Cuff Soldier in Three Kings

Above the Shadows

Paul Jederman in Above the Shadows

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time

Himself in Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time

25 Sets

Himself in 25 Sets

I've Got Issues

Narrator in I've Got Issues

Tesla

George Westinghouse in Tesla

Feeding America Comedy Festival

Self in Feeding America Comedy Festival

Give It Up for Greg Giraldo

Self in Give It Up for Greg Giraldo

Final

Dayton in Final

Time Warp Vol. 3: Comedy and Camp

Self in Time Warp Vol. 3: Comedy and Camp

Linoleum

Cameron / Kent in Linoleum

Puppet

Mr. Kamen in Puppet

Strip Search

Reverend Craig Peterson in Strip Search

Peter Pan & Wendy

Smee in Peter Pan & Wendy

Luca

Lorenzo Paguro (voice) in Luca

Not Afraid to Say...

Larry in Not Afraid to Say...

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Van Helsing (voice) in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Pale Force

in Pale Force

Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster

Self in Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster

Hook'd Up

Waiter in Hook'd Up

Greedy People

in Greedy People

Just For Laughs: Over The Edge

Self in Just For Laughs: Over The Edge

Unfrosted

Edsel Kellogg III in Unfrosted

Mort in Sherman Oaks

Barry in Mort in Sherman Oaks

Time Warp Vol. 1: Midnight Madness

Self in Time Warp Vol. 1: Midnight Madness

Jim Gaffigan: Asian American

Self in Jim Gaffigan: Asian American

Jim Gaffigan: Florida Man

Self in Jim Gaffigan: Florida Man

Collide

Peter in Collide

Susie Searches

Sheriff Loggins in Susie Searches

Reindeer in Here

Santa Claus (voice) in Reindeer in Here

Jim Gaffigan: Dark Pale

Self in Jim Gaffigan: Dark Pale

Fool's Paradise

Chester in Fool's Paradise

The Slammin' Salmon

Stanley Bellin in The Slammin' Salmon

TV Shows

That '70s Show

Roy in That '70s Show

Law & Order

Larry Johnson in Law & Order

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

in Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Hope & Faith

Brad in Hope & Faith

Ed

Toby Gibbons in Ed

The View

Self in The View

The Jim Gaffigan Show

Jim Gaffigan in The Jim Gaffigan Show

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

Flight of the Conchords

Jim in Flight of the Conchords

Love, Inc.

in Love, Inc.

My Boys

in My Boys

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Self - Comedy Guest in Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Welcome to New York

Jim Gaffigan in Welcome to New York

Pale Force

in Pale Force

Third Watch

in Third Watch

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Oliver Tunney in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

The Ellen Show

Rusty Carnouk in The Ellen Show

Comedy Central Presents

in Comedy Central Presents

The Jury

in The Jury

Random Play

in Random Play

Hot Ones

Self in Hot Ones

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Self in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Lights Out with David Spade

Self - Panelist in Lights Out with David Spade

A Little Late with Lilly Singh

Self in A Little Late with Lilly Singh

Real Time with Bill Maher

Self in Real Time with Bill Maher

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Officer Krupke in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Jim Gaffigan (voice) in Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist

Self in Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Father Time (voice) in Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Conan

Self in Conan

Finding Your Roots

Self in Finding Your Roots

Rick and Morty

Hoovy (voice) in Rick and Morty

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Self in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

DC's Stargirl

The Thunderbolt (voice) in DC's Stargirl

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Self in The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Self in Late Night with Seth Meyers

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Self - Guest in Late Night with Conan O'Brien

The View

Self - Guest in The View

Bob's Burgers

Henry Haber (voice) in Bob's Burgers

Law & Order

George Rozakis in Law & Order

Sex and the City

Doug in Sex and the City

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Russell Matthews in Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Full Circle

Manny Broward in Full Circle

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Marty Palin in Law & Order: Criminal Intent

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Comedy Bang! Bang!

Self in Comedy Bang! Bang!

Dark Side of Comedy

Self in Dark Side of Comedy

CBS News Sunday Morning

Self in CBS News Sunday Morning

Portlandia

Donald in Portlandia

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Self - Guest in Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Self in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Saturday Night Live

Self - Cameo (uncredited) in Saturday Night Live

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Self - Guest in Late Night with Seth Meyers

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Self in The Kelly Clarkson Show