Gaffigan, Jim 1966–

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Gaffigan, Jim 1966-

PERSONAL

Born July 7, 1966, in Chesterton, IN; married Jeannie Noth (an actress), July 26, 2003; children: one daughter, one son. Education: Georgetown University, bachelor's degree, 1988.

Addresses:

Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Macdonald-Murray Management, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 311, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career:

Actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Appeared in comedy clubs including Gotham Comedy Club and Stand-Up NY Comedy Club, both 2000, and Comedy Cellar; appeared in television commercials for Saturn automobiles, 1997, Rolling Rock beer, 1999, Kia automobiles, 1999, 2001, Sierra Mist beverages, 2005, 2006, 2007, Blockbuster videos stores (UK only), Vermont Lottery, Nike Hockey, Maryland Lottery, Barnes and Noble bookstores, and various other products.

Awards, Honors:

TV Guide Award nomination, best new actor in a sitcom.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Stoney, Fool's Paradise, 1997.

Eddie, Reflections of a Sensitive Man, 1997.

Storekeeper—Los Angeles, The Real Howard Spitz (also known as Samantha et Monsieur Spitz), 1998.

From a High Place, 1998.

Waiter, Personals (also known as Hook'd Up), Unapix Entertainment, 1998.

Bucky, Entropy, 1999.

Mr. Kamen, Puppet, 1999.

Larry, Not Afraid to Say … (also known as Three's a Crowd), Showcase Entertainment, 1999.

Jim at the ad agency, Kimberly (also known as Daddy Who?), 1999.

Soldier, Three Kings, Warner Bros., 1999.

Announcer number two, Wirey Spindell, WinStar Cinema, 1999.

(Scenes deleted) Police officer, Road Trip, DreamWorks, 2000.

Narrator, Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story, 2000.

Ivy Vaughn, Endsville, 2000.

Officer Rodriguez, Little Pieces, 2000.

Patrick, Killing Cinderella, 2000.

Larry Johnson, Super Troopers (also known as Broken Lizard's "Super Troopers"), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2001.

Russell, 30 Years to Life, Exodus Entertainment, 2001.

Dayton, Final, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Arty Hittle, Hacks, Film Threat DVD, 2002.

Owen, No Sleep 'till Madison, 2002.

O'Hare Hilton manager, Igby Goes Down, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Barry, The Paper Mache Chase (short), 2003.

Dr. Gelding, Season of Youth, Had to Be Made Films, 2003.

Chris Grandy, 13 Going on 30 (also known as Suddenly 30), Columbia, 2004.

Bob, Duane Incarnate, 2004.

Sandie, Dr. Trabulous' patient, The Great New Wonderful, First Independent Pictures, 2005.

Gordon, bitter sex addict, Trust the Man, Fox Searchlight, 2005.

Joe, Stephanie Daley, Regent Releasing, 2006.

Lampert Binew, The Living Wake, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Random Play, VH1, 1999.

Correspondent, Rock Candy, VH1, 1999.

Jim Gaffigan, Welcome to New York (also known as Gaffigan), CBS, 2000-2001.

Roy, That '70s Show, Fox, 2003-2004.

Himself, The World Stands Up, 2004.

All voices, Pale Force (animated), 2005-2006.

Andy Franklin, My Boys, TBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bob, Cry Baby Lane, 2000.

Butters, Bad Apple, TNT, 2004.

Reverend Craig Peterson, Strip Search, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top, Comedy Central, 2003.

I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

Host, Golden Trailer Awards, 2006.

Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale, Comedy Central, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Rusty Carnouk, The Ellen Show, CBS, 2001.

Andy Franklin, My Boys, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voice of himself, "Old Man," Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1995.

Voice of Jim, "Ben Treats," Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1995.

Keats, "Raising Heck," Soul Man, ABC, 1998.

George Rozakis, "Flight," Law & Order, NBC, 1998.

The Del-Ex kid, "Pearce on Conan," Lateline, ABC, 1999.

Random Play, VH1, 1999.

Multiple episodes, Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 1999-2007.

"Jim Gaffigan," Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central, 2000.

Portis, "Journey to the Himalayas," Third Watch, NBC, 2000.

Oliver Tunney, "Countdown," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2001.

Doug, "Defining Moments," Sex and the City, HBO, 2001.

Rusty Carnouk, "Joe," The Ellen Show, CBS, 2001.

Rusty Carnouk, "Just the Duck," The Ellen Show, CBS, 2002.

Russell Matthews, "Dead," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), 2002.

Multiple episodes, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2002-2007.

Brad, "Anger Management," Hope & Faith, NBC, 2003. The View, ABC, 2003, 2006.

Toby Gibbons, "Partners," Ed, NBC, 2003.

Toby Gibbons, "Business as Usual," Ed, NBC, 2003.

Toby Gibbons, "Back in the Saddle," Ed, NBC, 2004.

Toby Gibbons, "Best Wishes," Ed, NBC, 2004.

Mr. Nifco, "Mail Order Mystery," The Jury, Fox, 2004.

Shorties Watchin' Shorties, Comedy Central, 2004.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2004.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004, 2005, 2006.

Jerome Block, "Gimmick Sports," Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker (also known as Cheap Seats), ESPN, 2005.

Celebrity Charades, AMC, 2005.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005, 2006.

Jamie, "Anything But Love," Love, Inc., UPN, 2006.

Voice of Og the Yeti and Henrichaven, "My Mom Married a Yeti," Shorty McShorts' Shorts (animated), Disney Channel, 2006.

Also appeared as Oliver "How Florrie Got Her Groove Back," Conrad Bloom.

Television Producer; Series:

Welcome to New York (also known as Gaffigan), CBS, 2000-2001.

Pale Force, 2005-2006.

RECORDINGS

Comedy Albums:

Luigi's Doghouse, 2001.

Economics II, 2001.

The Last Supper, 2003.

More Moos Moos, 2003.

Doing My Time, 2004.

Beyond the Pale, 2006.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Super Troopers (also known as Broken Lizard's "Super Troopers"), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2001.

Television Episodes:

Rock Candy, VH1, 1999.

"Jim Gaffigan," Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central, 1999.

Pale Force, 2005-2006.

Television Specials:

Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale, Comedy Central, 2006.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

New York Times, September 17, 2000.

Electronic:

Jim Gaffigan Website,http://www.jimgaffigan.com/, June 15, 2007.

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