JIM GAFFIGAN (Lowell) is well-known to audiences for not only his television and movie performances but also his stand-up comedy. In the latter field, he is one of the most successful of touring comics as well as among those with the highest number of appearances on both Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
His Beyond the Pale Comedy Central special DVD was certified platinum, selling over 150,000 copies, with the CD selling over 170,000 copies. His 2008 Comedy Central Live Tour, Jim Gaffigan: The Sexy Tour, encompassing 50 sold-out shows, was recorded for a new Comedy Central special. The accompanying DVD and CD, both entitled King Baby, were released in late March.
Mr. Gaffigan has costarred or played recurring roles on several TV shows, including The Ellen Show, That '70s Show, and Ed. He has also guest-starred on Flight of the Conchords, Sex and the City, and each of the Law & Order shows, among others. Of late, he has been a series regular on My Boys, which recently returned for a fourth season.
He has appeared in, among other films, Danny Leiner's The Great New Wonderful; Broken Lizard's Super Troopers; David O. Russell's Three Kings; Gary Winick's 13 Going on 30; Marco Schnabel's The Love Guru; Sol Tryon's The Living Wake; and Hilary Brougher's Stephanie Daley.
Mr. Gaffigan was the co-writer, and voice of all the characters on Pale Force, the superhero crime-fighting series that he created with Conan O'Brien on NBC.com. In addition to its weekly airings on the Internet, episodes also premiered on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The two-season, 40-episode series was nominated for Broadband Emmy and Webby Awards.
His award-winning commercials campaigns include ones for Sierra Mist, Rolling Rock, Saturn, and ESPN; for his body of work in this field, he was honored by Business Week as Salesman of the Year.