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Jim Gaffigan

Highest Rated:   100% Hacks (2002)
Lowest Rated:   7% Hot Pursuit (2015)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Duck Duck Goose
  • Peng
2018
80% Chuck
  • John Stoehr
$0.4M 2017
No Score Yet Gilbert
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Drunk Parents
  • Actor
2016
86% Experimenter
  • James McDonough
$0.2M 2015
7% Hot Pursuit
  • Red
$26.9M 2015
54% Walter
  • Corey
2015
39% Misery Loves Comedy
  • Actor
$5.8k 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
$27.9k 2011
58% It's Kind of a Funny Story
  • George
$6.4M 2010
53% Going the Distance
  • Phil
$17.8M 2010
No Score Yet I Am Comic
  • Actor
2010
50% The Living Wake
  • Lampert Binew
$12.6k 2010
No Score Yet Ten Stories Tall
  • Actor
2010
35% The Slammin' Salmon
  • Stanley Bellin
$26.7k 2009
68% Away We Go
  • Lowell
$9.4M 2009
55% 17 Again
  • Coach
$64.1M 2009
No Score Yet Jim Gaffigan: King Baby
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Pale Force
  • Actor
2009
14% The Love Guru
  • Trent Lueders
$32.2M 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
27% Trust the Man
  • Gordon, Bitter Sex Addict
$1.5M 2006
73% The Great New Wonderful
  • Sandie
$40.2k 2006
90% What She Knew
  • 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
$54.6M 2004
No Score Yet Bad Apple
  • Butters
2004
No Score Yet No Sleep 'Til Madison
  • Owen Fenby
2002
75% Igby Goes Down
  • Hotel Manager
$4.7M 2002
35% Super Troopers
  • Larry Johnson
$18.4M 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% Fargo
2014
  • Donny Mashman
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show
2015-2016
  • Creator
  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • Appearing
  • 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
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2009
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail
2014
  • Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • 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
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009-2016
  • Ranger Pete
  • 2011
71% Bored to Death
2009-2011
  • Actor
  • 2010
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 Sex and the City
1998-2004
  • Doug
  • 2001
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
  • 2000

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