Jim Gaffigan is a three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, Pollstar nominated, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life.
Coming in April 2018, Gaffigan takes a dramatic turn in Entertainment Studio’s, Chappaquiddick, opposite Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern and Kate Mara. The film follows the story revolving around Senator Ted Kennedy (Clarke) and the tragic car accident that took the life of Mary Jo Kopechne (Mara) in 1968. Gaffigan plays District Attorney Paul Markham, who was on the island of Chappaquiddick during the accident and helped Kennedy with the cover up. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year and was immediately acquired by Entertainment Studio’s for $20 million.
Gaffigan was recently seen in IFC Films/Showtime’s, Chuck, opposite Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman and Elisabeth Moss. The sports drama follows the true story of boxing champ Chuck Wepner (Schreiber) who in 1975 went 15 rounds in the heavyweight world championship against Muhammad Ali. Gaffigan portrays John Stoehr, the ever-loyal best friend of Wepner.
Additionally, he recently wrapped production as the leading man in Cold Iron Pictures’ and Imagine Entertainment’s comedy, You Can Choose Your Family. In the film he plays a seemingly normal father of a loving family whose home life is hilariously turned upside down when his 17-year-old son discovers that his dad has a second family. The film is directed by Miranda Bailey and produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Karen Kehela Sherwood, and Amanda Marshall.
Gaffigan’s other upcoming films include the Bron Studios comedy, Drunk Parent’s (Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek) and the leading role as the voice of “Peng” in Original Force Animation’s Duck Duck Goose (Carl Reiner, Stephen Fry) which will open April 20th. Gaffigan will soon begin production on the dramatic thriller, Them That Follow, joining Walton Goggins in a screenplay about a small community in Appalachia where believers handle poisonous snaked to prove their righteousness before god. Gaffigan will play Zeke, the pious, steadfast husband of the community matriarch.
Gaffigan currently lives in Manhattan with his wife Jeannie and their five children.
Don’t miss your chance to see Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper Tour at Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday, May 25. Tickets range from $49.50 to $74.50, plus applicable service charges.