James Christopher Gaffigan is a famous actor, writer, comedian, and producer. His stand up comedies revolves around the topics like Laziness, observations, food, and fatherhood. He has also received nominations for Grammy Awards for his comedy specials. He has also written a book titled Dad is Fat in the year 2013. If you are interested in knowing about career, life, biography and net worth of Jim Gaffigan in 2018, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 7th July in the year 1966 in Illinois at Elgin. He is the son of Michael A. Gaffigan and Marsha Mitchell. He has five other siblings among whom he is the youngest. He used to make jokes with his siblings. His father was a banker, and he also made sure that his children also get a secure job.
When Jim was just five years old, he announced that he wanted to become an actress. He went to La Lumiere School which was in La Porte in Indiana. He has also starred in the football team of his school. After school, he went to Purdue University. He completed his graduation in the year 1988, and he got the degree in Finance.
He got married to an actress named Jeannie Gaffigan. He has got two daughters with his wife, and there are three sons. All of them lived together in the two bedroom apartment in New York City. In the year 2015, they shifted to a big home. He has always spent quality time with his family and prefers not to work on Sundays. In the year 2017, his wife was diagnosed with Brain Tumor which was removed after nine hours of surgical treatment.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His career was started when he completed graduation as he went to New York to pursue his passion for comedy. He got a job somewhere, and then he used to work during the day and took classes at night. He loved stand-up comedy and his friend took him to the stage at first and then he never left doing comedy. He has been working as a stand-up comedian for seven years, and he has tried a number of styles and genres for making people laugh. He is influenced by David Letterman and also Bill Murray.
He thinks of Richard Pryor as the greatest comedian till now. He has written amazing books which have become one of the best sellers of all time. His comedy album has been nominated for Grammy Awards for three times. Even though he hasn’t won any awards till now, but it is confirmed that he would get many in the near future.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Jim Gaffigan is around $18 million. He has accumulated this much amount of money by working on movies and TV series. He is a famous person who has worked hard to reach this position and has done many commercials in his career. Not only he earns money, but he has been able to gain respect from his fans. He has also written books which are one of the greatest sellers of all time and has helped him having added more amounts in his wealth.
He has appeared in more than two hundred TV advertisements till now. He has also appeared in various shows and movies. He has also given his voice for the animation, and no one can forget his writings. He is a famous actor and would remain famous for a long time as his roles are unforgettable. He lives with his wife and family now.