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Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan 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 moments in recent television (primetime, cable and the 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 top 5 most popular touring comedians in the country today. His 3 month 2007 Comedy Central Live tour sold out 32 of 38 shows in 29 cities with second shows added in nine markets. The DVD for Beyond the Pale was certified Platinum, selling over 100,000 copies, with the CD also selling over 100,000 copies.

Gaffigan is the creative force, co-writer and voices all the characters in PALE FORCE, the crime-fighting duo with Conan O'Brien on NBC.com. The weekly animated series ran on the internet with Gaffigan premiering episodes once a month on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN. The first season of Pale Force was nominated for a Broadband Emmy and a Webby Award. The second season of Pale Force premiered on September 24, 2007 featuring twenty weekly episodes which ran through February.

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 currently be seen 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 films THE LOVE GURU, 17, the independent film THE LIVING WAKE and the 2007 release 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.

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 honor.

Gaffigan currently lives in New York with his family.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Jim Gaffigan Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 7, 1966 (51)
SignGemini
BirthplaceChesterton, Indiana, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Jim Gaffigan compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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