Jim Gaffigan

Lowest Rated: 7% Hot Pursuit (2015)
Birthday: Jul 7, 1966
Birthplace: Chesterton, Indiana, USA
Born July 7th, 1966, Indiana native and standup comic Jim Gaffigan cultivated a reputation during the late '90s and early 2000s as a low-key, witty, and inventive comic with mildly self-deprecative routines. He then branched out into television and film roles, finding mixed (if not unqualified) success in those venues. Launched during the early '90s, Gaffigan's original standup act sparked the attention of such after-hours talk programs as Late Night with David Letterman (on CBS) and Late Night with Conan O'Brien (on NBC). Both shows booked the comic for repeated spots to tremendous audience enthusiasm. Letterman was reportedly so wowed by Gaffigan's material, delivery, and presence, in fact, that he commissioned his company, Worldwide Pants Incorporated, to produce a sitcom for Gaffigan, Welcome to New York. The series cast Gaffigan as a character named Jim Gaffigan, a former weatherman from Indiana who moves to New York and takes a job on a Good Morning America-like local talk show called "AM New York." Christine Baranski co-starred as Gaffigan's caustic producer, Marsha Bickner, Roseanne's Sara Gilbert as Marsha's assistant, Amy, and Rocky Carroll as Adrian Spencer, the program's smarmy, artificial host. Many of the initial gags and bits revolved around the "fish out of water" concept of a Hoosier thrust into the Big Apple, and Gaffigan's co-workers' cutting objections to his presence in the newsroom. Unfortunately, Welcome to New York folded a few months in, thanks to markedly poor ratings and viewership. The comic continued his television work unabated, however, with a recurring role on the equally short-lived Ellen DeGeneres starrer The Ellen Show. Beginning in 1999, Gaffigan began signing for supporting roles, typically comic turns, in feature films, starting with David O. Russell's Three Kings. He played Larry Johnson, the highway pullover dumbfounded by a "meow"-spouting cop, in Broken Lizard's Super Troopers (2001), then a hotel manager in the eccentric dramedy Igby Goes Down (2002). Gaffigan also landed a bit part as Chris Grandy in Gary Winick's Big update 13 Going on 30 (2004). In mid-2005, Gaffigan issued his premier comedy video, Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale -- an hour-long special in which the comic delivers a number of riffs on the subjects of food, holidays, gift giving, and religion. (The title refers to the fair-haired Gaffigan's ghostly white complexion, one of the recurring subjects of his shtick.) Gaffigan then essayed a supporting role in Hilary Brougher's 2006 psychodrama Stephanie Daley, starring Tilda Swinton, Amber Tamblyn and Timothy Hutton. 2008 found the actor co-starring alongside Justin Timberlake and Verne Troyer in the Love Guru, which won the dubious honor of three Raspberry Awards. Gaffigan would have better luck in 2009, when he joined the cast of Sam Mendes' comedy Away We Go, and again in 2010 for the films Going the Distance and It's Kind of a Funny Story. He also worked in the television sitcom My Boys from 2006-2009. '

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Drunk Parents Actor 2019
71% Troop Zero Actor 2019
82% Light From Light Richard 2019
54% Them That Follow Actor 2019
No Score Yet Troupe Zero Actor 2019
100% Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Screenwriter Actor 2018
81% Chappaquiddick Paul Markham 2018
67% You Can Choose Your Family Frank 2018
No Score Yet Duck Duck Goose Peng 2018
No Score Yet American Dreamer Cam 2018
No Score Yet You Can Choose Your Family Frank 2018
95% Gilbert Actor 2017
80% Chuck John Stoehr 2017
85% Experimenter James McDonough 2015
7% Hot Pursuit Red 2015
54% Walter Corey 2015
36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor 2014
No Score Yet Dying To Do Letterman Actor 2014
No Score Yet Love Sick Love Andrew Blythe 2013
No Score Yet Kilimanjaro Actor 2013
21% Salvation Boulevard Jerry Dobson 2011
58% It's Kind of a Funny Story George 2010
53% Going the Distance Phil 2010
No Score Yet I Am Comic Actor 2010
50% The Living Wake Lampert Binew 2010
No Score Yet Ten Stories Tall Actor 2010
35% The Slammin' Salmon Stanley Bellin 2009
68% Away We Go Lowell 2009
56% 17 Again Coach 2009
No Score Yet Jim Gaffigan: King Baby Actor 2009
No Score Yet Pale Force Actor 2009
14% The Love Guru Trent Lueders 2008
No Score Yet Jim Gaffigan - King Baby Actor 2008
No Score Yet Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It) Matt Ryder 2008
28% Trust the Man Gordon, Bitter Sex Addict 2006
73% The Great New Wonderful Sandie 2006
90% Stephanie Daley Joe 2006
No Score Yet Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale Actor 2005
No Score Yet Pale Force Actor 2005
No Score Yet Duane Incarnate Bob 2004
64% 13 Going on 30 Chris Grandy 2004
No Score Yet Bad Apple Butters 2004
No Score Yet No Sleep 'Til Madison Owen Fenby 2002
76% Igby Goes Down Hotel Manager 2002
35% Super Troopers Larry Johnson 2002
100% Hacks Arty Hittle 2002
42% Final Dayton 2001
71% Hamlet Actor 2000
94% Three Kings Soldier 1999
24% Wirey Spindell Announcer No. 2 1999
40% Entropy Bucky 1999
No Score Yet Hook'd Up Pete the Waiter 1999

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
90% Bob's Burgers
2011
Voice
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
97% Fargo
2014-2017
Donny Mashman
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
38% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016-2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2016
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show
2015-2016
Creator Executive Producer Producer Jim Gaffigan
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Appearing Panelist
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jim Rome on Showtime
2012-2015
Appearing
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest Host
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail
2014-2016
Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
2012-2013
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
93% Portlandia
2011
  • 2012
92% Royal Pains
2009-2016
Ranger Pete
  • 2011
79% Bored to Death
2009-2011
  • 2010
94% Flight of the Conchords
2007-2009
Guest Jim
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
George Rozak Larry Johnson
  • 2009
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Martin Faris Russel Matthews
  • 2007
  • 2002
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Toby Toby Gibbons
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Roy
  • 2004
  • 2003
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Doug
  • 2001
  • 1998
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
Performer
  • 2000

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