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Jim Gaffigan
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Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually realize through hard work and ample talent. Hailing from a clan of conservative Midwestern bankers, young Gaffigan had virtually no contacts or connections in the entertainment industry. In a 2006 interview for The Onion's AV Club, Gaffigan told journalist and film critic Noel Murray he came from "a conservative family where you're driven by security, and wearing a tie to work is considered a success. My uncle was the first one to go to college and, at that point, we'd been in this country for 150 years. It took us five generations to get to the middle class, and I was like, "Hey, I think I'm gonna go into the entertainment world!" Everybody was like, "Are you nuts?"

Gaffigan proved his comic merit and steadily climbed the ladder to stand-up success, eventually landing an appearance on fellow Hoosier David Letterman's talk show Late Show with David Letterman (1993). The gap-toothed late night yukmeister was so impressed by Gaffigan's first appearance that he handpicked him to develop a sitcom for the Letterman-owned production company World Wide Pants. The fruit of this union, a sitcom entitled Welcome to New York (2000), was canceled shortly into its initial run despite critical acclaim. Fortunately, the stand-up artiste's career was very far from over. He went on to guest-star on a veritable who's who list of hit shows including That '70s Show (1998), Sex and the City (1998), Third Watch (1999), Ed (2000) and Law & Order (1990).

Jim Gaffigan stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Three Kings 1999 At home on DVD 2000-06-18 ***
Igby Goes Down 2002 at Showcase Orange 2002-09-27 *** 1/2
13 Going On 30 2004 w/ Family on DVD 2004-08-22 ***
17 Again 2009 Family 2009-08-01 ** 1/2
Going the Distance 2010 Suzy 2011-03-27 * 1/2
It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 Suzy 2020-11-14 ***
Hot Pursuit 2015 Suzy 2015-08-31 ** 1/2
Being Frank 2018 Suzy 2019-09-13 ***
Troop Zero 2019 Suzy and Hanna 2020-01-18 *** 1/2
Luca 2021 Suzy and Hanna 2021-06-21 ** 1/2