Jim Gaffigan is a highly popular and successful stand-up comedian whose works have been nominated for Grammy multiple times. He was also been named as one of the “25 funniest people on Twitter” by Rolling Stone in 2012. Jim is known for his exceptional sense of humor that normally revolves around food, religion, fatherhood, laziness, and general observation. Other than being a renowned comedian, Jim is also a notable actor, writer, and producer. In this article, you will find details about Jim Gaffigan’s net worth in 2023, his best works, his biography, and much more.
Jim Gaffigan Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (as of 2023)||$30 million (est.)|
Jim Gaffigan Personal Biography
Jim Gaffigan was born on July 7, 1966, in Elgin, Illinois, to Marcia Miriam and Michael Ambrose Gaffigan. His mother was a fundraiser while his father was the president and CEO of the Mercantile National Bank of Indiana. Both his parents were charity workers. Jim grew up in a large family with five other siblings, him being the youngest of all. His mother was an accomplished needleworker and the recipient of a national award for original design and craftsmanship from the American Needlepoint Guild. Gaffigan’s maternal grandfather was Iowa Supreme Court Justice Richard F. Mitchell. Jim earned a degree in finance from Georgetown University’s School of Business and worked as a litigation consultant after graduating.
Since 2003, Gaffigan has been married to Jeannie Noth and together they have five children, two daughters, and three sons. The couple met while they both residing in Manhattan to pursue their career and started bumping often into each other. They began collaborating on works together eventually falling in love and getting married. Jeannie herself is also an actress, producer, and comedy writer. She is best known for being the writer and executive producer for The Jim Gaffigan Show.
|Full name||James Christopher Gaffigan|
|Profession||Actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and producer|
|Genres||Observational comedy, clean comedy, deadpan, sarcasm, satire|
|Years active||1991 – present|
|Age||Born on July 7, 1966|
|Place of birth||Elgin, Illinois, US|
|Education||Georgetown University (BS)|
|Spouse||Jeannie Gaffigan (2003 – present)|
|Parents||Marcia Miriam (mother) Michael Ambrose Gaffigan (father)|
Jim Gaffigan Professional Career
Stand-up & Acting
In 1990, Gaffigan moved to New York to pursue a career in acting and comedy. During the day he worked in advertising to support himself financially while taking acting classes at night. Jim fell in love with stand-up comedy after a friend from his acting class dared him to take a stand-up seminar. He then started playing in comedy clubs at night and as a result, got fired from his job while caught sleeping at work. However, after struggling in the initial years of his stand-up career, Gaffigan did a successful stand-up routine on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 1999 which turned out to be his career breakthrough. Jim began making various comedy albums and created several stand-up materials for TV channels and his popularity kept on increasing day by day. In 2012, his album Mr. Universe earned a Grammy nomination for the best comedy album, and the same year, he became one of the top-ten grossing comics in the US.
When Gaffigan’s comedy career was not going well at the start of the 1990s, he began auditioning for commercials at the suggestion from a friend. During this time, he appeared in over 200 TV commercials, thus making a small move toward his acting career. After appearing on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, he was asked to develop a sitcom called “Welcome to New York” by the host. He played one of the main characters in the show and the show received positive reviews from the critics. One year later, Jim appeared in the movies “Super Troopers” and “30 Years to Life” both of which were chosen for the Sundance Film Festival. He was also chosen for small roles in the popular series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Sex and the City”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “That ’70s Show”, and others. In 2010, Gaffigan, along with his wife, Jeannie started working on a project for a show loosely based on their lives and as a result created the popular “Jim Gaffigan Show”.
Producer, Voice acting & Writing
Gaffigan had produced a short animated series for Late Night with Conan O’Brien named “Pale Force”. Apart from production, Jim also did the voice-over work for the series. Pale Force received positive reviews and earned a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2007 in the “Outstanding Broadband Program – Comedy” category. Other than Pale Force, Gaffigan has also lent his voice to several characters on the animated shows “WordGirl”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “Rick and Morty”, “Star vs. the Forces of Evil”, and in movies “Duck Duck Goose”, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”, “Playmobil: The Movie”, etc.
In 2013, Gaffigan released a book titled “Dad Is Fat”, inspired after his eldest son wrote these words as his first sentence at the age of four. The book is a collection of essays dealing with the raising of Jim’s children, and recollections from his own childhood. It debuted at number five on The New York Times Best Seller’s list and remained on the list for three months. In 2014, Jim launched a second book of comic essays, “Food: A Love Story”, which was also well received by the readers garnering positive reviews.
Best Movies, TV Shows & Comedy Albums
A brief list of some of the best works, including movies, shows, and albums, of Jim Gaffigan is given below.
- Hacks (2002)
- Light From Light (2019)
- Stephanie Daley (2006)
- Experimenter (2015)
- Linoleum (2022)
- Chuck (2016)
- Chappaquiddick (2017)
- The Great New Wonderful (2005)
- Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)
- 17 Again (2009)
- Full Circle (2023)
- Rick and Morty (2021)
- Law & Order (1998)
- Stargirl (2021)
- Portlandia (2012)
- Royal Pains (2011)
- Flight of the Conchords (2009)
- Sex and the City (2001)
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2001)
- Welcome to New York (2000)
- Mr. Universe (2012)
- Obsessed (2014)
- Cinco (2017)
- Noble Ape (2018)
- Quality Time (2019)
- The Pale Tourist (2020)
- Comedy Monster (2021)
- Dark Pale (2023)
- Doing My Time (2004)
- Beyond the Pale (2006)
Awards won by Jim Gaffigan
- Gaffigan is the recipient of the Concert Comedian at the American Comedy Awards for his work that he won in 2014.
- He won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program in 2016 for his contributions to CBS Sunday Morning as its regular commentator.
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Frequently Asked Questions
$30 million (approx.)
No but his comedy albums have received Grammy nominations seven times.
Mort Dinner Rick Andre (voice of Hoovy)
Luigi’s Doghouse (2001)
It is a sitcom based partially on the real life of Jim Gaffigan and his family.
At just the age of 5 years, Jim announced that he was going to become an actor.
Jim is best known for his clean and family-friendly routine comedy.