Jim Breuer

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Jim Breuer
Jim Breuer headshot.jpg
Breuer in 2017
Birth nameJames E. Breuer
Born (1967-06-21) June 21, 1967 (age 54)
Valley Stream, New York, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film, radio
Years active1988–present
GenresObservational comedy, improvisational comedy, character comedy, music
Subject(s)Everyday life, marriage, parenting, self-deprecation, heavy metal music
Dee Breuer
(m. 1993)
Notable works and roles

James E. Breuer (born June 21, 1967)[1] is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and radio host. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1998 and starred in the film Half Baked.

Early life[edit]

Breuer was born in Valley Stream, New York, on Long Island.[2]


Television career[edit]

Breuer was a member of the cast of Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1998, playing characters such as Joe Pesci and Goat Boy.[3] He went on to host The Jim Breuer Show after leaving SNL.[4] Breuer later hosted the third season of the VH1 show Web Junk 20, has done two Comedy Central specials — 2002's Hardcore, and 2009's Let's Clear the Air — and has been featured in commercials for Pizza Hut.

Radio career[edit]

Breuer was a regular on the Opie and Anthony Show[5] and is the host of Fridays with Jim Breuer, on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Other work[edit]

Breuer regularly tours as a comedian. Footage of his 2008 tour was used in his documentary More Than Me, as well as his 4-hour DVD The Jim Breuer Road Journals.[citation needed]

Breuer has written one book: I'm Not High (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior).[6]

In January 2011, he launched a podcast called "The Podcast Masters" with fellow comedian Pete Correale.[citation needed]

In September 2021, Breuer cancelled shows at venues requiring COVID-19 vaccination in New Jersey and Michigan.[7]

Personal life[edit]

From 2005 to 2021, Breuer lived in Chester Township, New Jersey, with his wife, Dee, and three daughters.[8] In August 2021, Breuer and his family moved to Naples, Florida after selling their home in New Jersey.[9]

He is a self-described "superfan" of the New York Mets.[10]

Breuer has publicly expressed distrust in COVID-19 vaccines. He had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is unvaccinated.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
1992–1994 Uptown Comedy Club Various
1995–1998 Saturday Night Live Various Cast Member
1995 Home Improvement Jim Episode: "Talk to Me"
1995 Clerks: The TV Show Randal Graves TV Short
1996 'Buddies Jim Unaired Pilot
1998 Half Baked Brian
1999 Dick John Dean
2000 Titan A.E. The Cook Voice
2000 Once in the Life Pizzaman
2001 One Eyed King Patrick 'Paddy' O'Donahue
2002 American Dummy Tony Metropolis Short
2003 Crooked Lines Chris
2006 Beer League Football Guy
2010 More than Me Himself
2010 The Jim Breuer Road Journals Himself
2011 Zookeeper Crow Voice
2012–2013 Motorcity Tooley Voice, 11 episodes
2013 The English Teacher Narcissist Man
2014 Family Guy Joe Pesci (voice) Episode: "Brian's a Bad Father"
2014 School Dance Officer Lagney
2015 Quitters
2016 Bling Mr. Glump Voice
2016 Rock and a Hard Place Pastor Darren
2016–2017 Kevin Can Wait Father Phillip 4 episodes
2017 Liv & Maddie Himself Episode: "Big Break-A-Rooney"


  1. ^ "Jim Breuer Biography". Starpulse.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
  2. ^ "Jim Breuer". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jim Breuer: Stand Up Videos and Funny Clips | Comedy Central's Jokes.com". Comedians.comedycentral.com. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
  4. ^ "The Jim Breuer Show (1998– )". IMDb.com. 13 July 1998. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  5. ^ "Opie and Anthony Show Rundown for August 8th, 2008". 923krock.com. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  6. ^ Breuer, Jim (October 5, 2010). I'm Not High: (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior). New York: Gotham Books. ISBN 978-1-59240-575-6.
  7. ^ Fieldstadt, Elisha. "Comedian and 'SNL' alum Jim Breuer cancels shows at venues requiring Covid vaccination". www.nbcnews.com. Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  8. ^ Keller, Joel (October 16, 2005). "In Person; Mr. Breuer's Neighborhood". The New York Times. Retrieved October 28, 2007. Mr. Breuer's stand-up comedy often revolves around stories about his childhood in Valley Stream, N.Y., on Long Island, his marriage and his neighbors. Living in Chester speaks to how he wants to live.
  9. ^ https://www.facebook.com/JimBreuer/videos/1890336124459466
  10. ^ "Jim Breuer: Why Would You Boo the Mets?". Archived from the original on 2021-12-22 – via www.youtube.com.
  11. ^ Carlson, Tucker (September 15, 2021). "JIm Breuer cancels shows at venues requiring coronavirus vaccines". Fox News through Facebook. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy". Metal Blade Records. Retrieved January 17, 2017.

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