Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan established a distinctive show business imprint in the 1990s and 2000s as a kind of mild-mannered Middle American everyman, both as a stand-up comedian and a prolific character actor. Playing up his ... Read more »
Born: 07/07/1966 in Chesterton, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (87)

Black and White 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Conan 2013, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Real Time with Bill Maher 2016 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Talking Dead 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Bleeder 2016 (Movie)

John Stoehr (Actor)

The Daily Show 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Bob's Burgers 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Experimenter 2015 (Movie)

James McDonaugh (Actor)

Hot Pursuit 2015 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Jim Rome on Showtime 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Staten Island Summer 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Walter 2015 (Movie)

Corey (Actor)

Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

Shoot First and Pray You Live 2014 (Movie)

Mark Ryder (Actor)

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Love Sick Love 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Portlandia 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

CMT's Biggest Laughs 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Kilimanjaro 2012 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Give it up For Greg Giraldo 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Howard Cantour.com 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Royal Pains 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Salvation Boulevard 2011 (Movie)

Jerry Dobson (Actor)

Bored to Death 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Going the Distance 2010 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

George (Actor)

The Living Wake 2010 (Movie)

Lampert Binew (Actor)

17 Again 2009 (Movie)

Coach Murphy (Actor)

Away We Go 2009 (Movie)

Lowell (Actor)

Flight of the Conchords 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jim Gaffigan: King Baby 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Lateline 1998 - 1999, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Boys 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soul Man 1997 - 1999, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ten Stories Tall 2009 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

The Slammin' Salmon 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

Trent Lueders (Actor)

Stephanie Daley 2007 (Movie)

Joe Daley (Actor)

Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Love, Inc. 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great New Wonderful 2006 (Movie)

Sandie (Actor)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

Gordon, Bitter Sex Addict (Actor)

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2005 (Tv Show)

Performer

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

Chris Grandy (Actor)

Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

That '70s Show 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Duane Incarnate 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope & Faith 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Season of Youth 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Igby Goes Down 2002 (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

Super Troopers 2002 (Movie)

Larry Johnson (Actor)

The Ellen Show 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Final 2001 (Movie)

Dayton (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Welcome to New York 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Presents... 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Third Watch 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entropy 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Personals 1999 (Movie)

Waiter (Actor)

Random Play 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Candy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Kings 1999 (Movie)

Cut's Troy's Cuff Soldier (Actor)

Law & Order 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Not Afraid To Say 1998 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

The Real Howard Spitz 1998 (Movie)

Storekeeper--Los Angeles (Actor)

Fool's Paradise 1997 (Movie)

Stoney (Actor)

From a High Place 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bad Apple (TV Show)

Actor

Life of the Party (Movie)

Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (Actor)

Night of Too Many Stars (TV Show)

Himself

Nightcap (Tv Show)

Actor

Us & Them (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Jim Gaffigan established a distinctive show business imprint in the 1990s and 2000s as a kind of mild-mannered Middle American everyman, both as a stand-up comedian and a prolific character actor. Playing up his lily-white Indiana roots, Gaffigan took an Old School route onto the stand-up circuit as a plainspoken, self-effacing observational comedian, leading to prominent roles in national television advertising, such as his stint as the lawn-chair-philosopher pitchman for Rolling Rock beer. His would-be-big-break, "Welcome to New York" (2000-01), a sitcom in which he essentially played himself, fizzled, but he became a regular on Ellen DeGeneres's second sitcom "The Ellen Show" (CBS, 2001-02). Along the way, he earned ever-more-frequent stand-up spots on network late-night showcases such as "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009) and "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS, 1993-2015), appearances he rode out of the comedy clubs and into showcase theaters. In 2006 he landed a steady TV gig as one of a retinue of amiable, wise-cracking Chicagoans on the sitcom, "My Boys" (TBS, 2006-2010), and in fall 2010 was cast in a Broadway revival of the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play "That Championship Season." A walking archetype of comedic vanilla, Gaffigan became not only one of the top draws in stand-up, but a go-to actor for parts requiring, as he, himself, explained it, a "balding, doughy white guy."

Milestones

2015

Co-created TV Land's "The Jim Gaffigan Show," which was based largely on his own life

2015

Appeared in the biographical drama "Experimenter"

2009

Starred alongside Zac Efron in "17 Again"

2006

Was a series regular on TBS's "My Boys"

2004

Appeared in "13 Going on 30"

2000

Landed the lead role in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Welcome to New York"

Bonus Trivia

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One of the trademarks of Gaffigan's standup act is an inner monologue of various audience members who analyze his jokes in a high-pitched voice.

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When Gaffigan moved to New York City at the age of 24 he took a desk job in advertising and was often found sleeping on the job after a late night of standup comedy sets.

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In 2000 Gaffigan was hand-picked by his idol, David Letterman, to star in the CBS sitcom "Welcome to New York." The show, however, which was produced by Letterman's Worldwide Pants, was cancelled after 13 episodes.

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Gaffigan's 2015 TV land series, "The Jim Gaffigan Show," is based largely on his life as a father of five raising his children with his wife in a 2-bedroom apartment in New York City.

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