Jim Gaffigan Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Books, Net Worth, Movies

Jim Gaffigan Biography

Jim Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian known for his performance on Comedy Central Presents. He is also an actor known for the role of Zeke Slaughter in Them That Follow. Likewise, he is a writer as well as an executive producer.

How old is Jim Gaffigan? – Age

The actor is 57 years old as of 2023. He was born on July 7, 1966, in Elgin, Illinois, United States, and grew up in Chesterton, Indiana.

How tall is Jim Gaffigan? – Height

Gaffigan is 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) tall.

Jim Gaffigan Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Jim was born to Marcia Miriam and Ambrose Gaffigan in Elgin, Illinois, United States. His mother worked as a fundraiser and charity worker while his father worked as a banker. His grandfather Richard F. Mitchell was a Supreme Court Justice in Iowa.

He was brought up along with five siblings; three brothers and two sisters. They are Michael, Mitch, Joseph, Catherine, and Pamela Gaffigan. Unfortunately, his mother passed away of cancer at the age of 53 in 1990 while his father died of lung cancer in 1999.

Jim Gaffigan Education

Gaffigan enrolled as a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Purdue University. Later, he transferred to McDonough School of Business Georgetown University and obtained a degree in finance in 1988. It is also known that he is a graduate of La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana.

Is Jim Gaffigan Married? – Wife

Jim has been married to his wife Jeannie Gaffigan since July 2003. She is an actress and the author of books such as Faith, Funny People, and When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family. Likewise, she is a comedy writer and producer known for her work in films such as Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape and My Boys.

Jim Gaffigan and His Wife Jeannie Gaffigan Photo
Jim Gaffigan and His Wife Jeannie Gaffigan Photo

Jim Gaffigan Children

The comedian and his wife Jeannie have been blessed with five children; two daughters and three sons. They are Katie Louise, Maryellen, Michael, Patrick, and Jack Gaffigan.

Acting Career

Gaffigan is a professional actor known for portraying the role of Sandie in The Great New Wonderful. He also starred as Mart Ryder in Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It). Likewise, he was cast in Chappaquiddick as Paul F. Markham.

He voice-starred the character of Abraham Van Helsing in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Afterward, he reprised the voice role in Hotel Transylvania: Transformation. In addition, he has appeared in TV shows such as The Ellen Show and That ’70s Show.

Comedy Career

Jim is a vastly recognized comedian who is known for his several appearances in the Just for Laughs comedy. Likewise, he made several appearances in Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed which he filmed at Boston’s Wilbur Theater in 2014.

His comics are specialized in comedic characteristics such as deadpan, observational, clean, sarcasm, and satire. Moreover, his stand-up materials have been featured in the Shorties Watchin’ Shorties animated series on Comedy Central.

Most noteworthy, he has been nominated for Grammy Awards for comedy specials such as Quality Time, Mr. Universe, Cinco, and Obsessed. He has also been cast in the Flight of the Conchords comedy series as well as the 17 Again teen comedy.

Writing Career

Gaffigan is a writer and executive producer known for his work in Beyond the Pale. He was also the producer and the co-creator of The Jim Gaffigan Show on the TV Land series. Furthermore, he has released several albums including The Dark Pale, Comedy Monster, and The Pale Tourist.


  • Dad Is Fat
  • Food: A Love Story

Movies and TV Shows

  • American Dreamer
  • Above the Shadows
  • Chappaquiddick
  • Drunk Parents
  • Target Number One
  • Playmobil: The Movie
  • 17 Again
  • Super Troopers 2
  • Experimenter
  • Collide
  • Tesla
  • Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story
  • My Boys
  • Them That Follow
  • Light From Light


  • American Comedy Awards
  • Daytime Emmy Award

Jim Gaffigan’s Net Worth

Gaffigan sits at an estimated net worth of $40 Million.

Jim Gaffigan Instagram

You can find and follow Jim on Instagram using the account name: @james.gaffigan

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