Jim Gaffigan on February 20, 2010
|Birth name||James Christopher Gaffigan|
July 7, 1966 |
Chesterton, Indiana, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film|
|Years active||1991 – Present|
|Genres||Deadpan, sarcasm, observational comedy, satire|
|Subject(s)||Pop culture, everyday life, marriage, parenting, obesity, self-deprecation|
|Spouse||Jeannie Noth Gaffigan (2003-present) 5 children|
|Notable works and roles||Beyond the Pale
Roy Keene on That '70s Show
Andy Franklin in My Boys
Early life 
Gaffigan was born in Chesterton, Indiana in 1966 and attended La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana. He is the youngest of six children and often jokes about growing up in a large family. He attended Purdue University for one year, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He graduated from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business in 1988. Gaffigan wrestled in high school and played division 3 football while in college.
Stand-up career 
Gaffigan's comedy routines often include humorous, high-pitched "asides" representing commentary on his performance from a hypothetical naive and easily offended audience member. These were inspired by his sister.
Gaffigan is also known for routines or skits relating to being lazy and eating food, especially popular routines regarding Hot Pockets, cake, and bacon. In 2004 Gaffigan's stand up material was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties. His 2006 album, Beyond the Pale, consisted primarily of material regarding food and American eating habits. The album was accompanied by an hour-long special on Comedy Central of the same name, which was released on DVD. 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.
For Easter 2010, Gaffigan traveled to Israel and had two performances. One was at a theater in Tel Aviv and the second was at Israel's only English-speaking comedy club in Jerusalem.
On February 25, 2012, Gaffigan taped a one-hour stand-up special Mr. Universe at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. 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 $1 of the proceeds going to the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Acting career 
Gaffigan is also recognizable for having performed in several comedic commercials for Sierra Mist alongside fellow comedian Michael Ian Black. Furthermore, he appeared in two movies chosen for the 2001 Sundance Film Festival: Super Troopers and Thirty Years to Life. He appeared on That '70s Show. Gaffigan was a regular cast member of the TBS original sitcom My Boys. He left the show at the end of the third season.
Gaffigan produced a series of animated shorts for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, titled Pale Force, in which the animated Gaffigan and O'Brien are superheroes who fight crime with their extremely pale skin.
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 entitled "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.
Personal life 
He is married to Jeannie Noth, with whom he has two daughters, Marre and Katie Louise, and three sons, Jack, Michael, and Patrick. Gaffigan has stated on stage that he is a Catholic.
- 2001: Luigi's Doghouse
- 2001: Economics II
- 2003: More Moo Moos
- 2004: The Last Supper
- 2004: Doing My Time
- 2006: Beyond the Pale
- 2009: King Baby US # 56
- 2012: Mr. Universe US # 53
- Three Kings (1999)
- Cry Baby Lane (2000)
- Super Troopers (2001)
- Igby Goes Down (2002)
- No Sleep Till Madison (2002)
- 13 Going On 30 (2004)
- The Great New Wonderful (2005)
- Stephanie Daley (2006)
- The Living Wake (2007)
- What She Knew (2008)
- The Love Guru (2008)
- 17 Again (2009)
- Away We Go (2009)
- The Slammin' Salmon (2009)
- It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
- Going the Distance (2010)
- Salvation Boulevard (2011)
- Love Sick Love (2012)
Selected television appearances 
- Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (voice)
- Random Play (VH1 Comedy Sketch Series) (1997–1999)
- Law & Order (1998 and 2009)
- Welcome to New York (2000–2001)
- Sex and the City (2001)
- The Ellen Show (2001–2002)
- Hope & Faith (2003)
- Ed (2003–2004)
- That '70s Show (2003–2004)
- I Am Comic (2010)
- My Boys (2006–2009) 3 seasons
- Pale Force - Recurring animated short on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (voice)
- Law and Order: Criminal Intent (2002 & 2007)
- WordGirl (2007-present; voice of Mr. Dudley)
- Flight of the Conchords (2009)
- The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (2009)
- Bored to Death (2010)
- Royal Pains (2011)
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2012)
- Conan (2012)
- Portlandia (2013)
- "Anytime with Bob Kushell feat. Jim Gaffigan". Anytime with Bob Kushell. Season 2. Episode 2. 2009-03-24.
- Pale Force
- , announcement Gaffigan's public website
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