Artie Lange is a famous American actor, stand-up comedian, radio and television personality, and writer. He has appeared on successful shows, and at present, he conducts his personal radio show. Let us have a look into the net worth of Artie Lange as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Artie Lange or Arthur Steven Lange Jr. was born on 11th October 1967 in Livingston, New Jersey, the USA. His mother, Judy (nee Caprio, Italian descent), was a housewife. His father, Arthur Lange Sr. (Native American and German descent), installed television antennas as a general contractor. The family lived in Union Township, Union County. Artie has a sister named Stacey, a fashion designer.
While at Union High School, Artie Lange was America’s third baseman but, had to take summer schooling to graduate. He briefly attended Connecticut School of Broadcasting (March-June, 1987) and Seton Hall University and returned home.
Artie’s father fell and became quadriplegic (October 1987). The family took a second mortgage. His mother worked as a secretary. They requested celebrities to send items to sell when Howard Stern sent his autographed jacket. In 1990, his father passed away from infections.
Career, Awards & Nominations
At 19 years (July 1987), Artie did his first stand-up comedy at Improv, Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. Following, he started acting classes at HB studio. He earned $60,000/year filling orange juice for docked ships and drove a taxi around New York City.
Artie’s first pay was $30 for stand-up comedy at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He was selected as one of the eight characters for improvising in 1995 Fox’s Mad TV. He earned $10,000/week, sent $4000 to his mother, and rest spent on him. Ultimately, he lost Mad TV job due to his drug abuse.
Artie Lange and Norm MacDonald acted in ‘Dirty Work’ that was a flop. However, Artie bagged over $1 million worth of NBC deals. Over the years, Artie enacted in ‘Artie Lange’s Beer League’ (written by Artie Lange), ‘Entourage’, ‘Mystery Men’, ‘Old School and Rescue Me’. Judd Apatow, director of “Crashing”, 2017 HBO comedy series, cast Artie as a stand-up comedian, Pete Holmes. This movie has been renewed for the second time.
Artie Lange and Norm MacDonald appeared in Norm shows lasting for two seasons. Both appeared on Howard Stern show that was a great success. Artie Lange co-hosted the Howard Stern show (2001-December, 2009) after Jackie Martling, the head writer, quit.
Artie Lange worked with Nick Paolo on “The Nick and Artie Show,” Fox Sports (2011- 2014). In January 2014, Artie Lange began hosting his own radio show – “The Artie Lange Show”.
Writer, Artie published his autobiography, “Too Fat to Fish” that was the number one bestseller on the New York Times (2009). Artie’s “Crash and Burn,” also was a bestseller on the New York Times (2013). His latest book is called “The Gambler: A Degenerate’s Guide to Living on the Edge” (20117). Artie has release “Jack and Coke”, CD of his performance as a stand-up comedian.
Net Worth & Earnings
Artie Lange has estimated net worth of $12 million earning an annual salary of $2 million. Artie first payment as a comedian was $30. Following, he earned $7500 per episode of Mad TV and $35,000 per episode working on the show by Norm. Artie’s best salary was while he worked for the radio show by Howard Stern of $450,000/year.
Highest earning Artie Lange ever made till date was at the Super Bowl weekend (2008). A casino paid him $140,000 for his two comedian shows and his club appearance. That very night, he lost over $80,000 on gambling and $10,000 on one prostitute.
In 2008, Artie owned a villa with five bedrooms in New Jersey valued at $2,450,000.
Artie Lange has his own subscription-based podcast (www.artiequitter.com) for interested audiences for stand-up comedy. He performs at casinos like Foxwoods resort in Connecticut.