The creator of the hilarious animated series, Pale Force, Jim Gaffigan has had a wonderful career as both comedian and actor. He was born on July 4, 1966 in Chesterton, Indiana and performed his first stand up comedy show in 1991 in New York City. He originally intended to find work in advertising, but he instead pursued his dream of making people laugh. He came from a family of Midwestern bankers, but he soon found himself on the ladder to comic success.
Jim Gaffigan made his television debut in 1991 on Comedy Central Presents and from then on made many appearances on shows like Late Night with Conan O’ Brien, That 70’s Show and The Ellen Show. Because of his work on The Late Show with David Letterman, the host invited him to develop a sitcom for the production company, World Wide Pants. Gaffigan then starred in his own sitcom called Welcome to New York in 2000, but the show was cancelled only after four months of being on air. He did get critical acclaim for his work, leading him to guest star on many other shows. He was seen on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Sex and the City, Hope & Faith, Ed, The Jury, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Gaffigan’s comic routines are recognized for their deadpan characteristic, as well as the mix of humorous and high-pitched voices he throws in. He is also known for appearing on several hilarious commercials for Sierra Mist. Gaffigan has since appeared on two movies chosen for the Sundance Film Festival: Super Troopers and Thirty Years to Life. In 2006, he landed the role of Andy Franklin on the TBS comedy series My Boys. He later got a part on the comedy film The Love Guru, starring Jessica Alba, Mike Myers, Justin Timberlake and Romany Malco. Gaffigan’s other film credits include Three Kings, The Living Wake, Stephanie Daley and Trust the Man.