Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan Headshot

Comedian • Actor • Writer • Producer

Birth Date: July 7, 1966

Age: 56 years old

Birth Place: Chesterton, Indiana

Jim Gaffigan established a distinctive show business imprint in the 1990s and 2000s as a kind of mild-mannered Middle American everyman, both as a stand-up comedian and a prolific character actor. Playing up his lily-white Indiana roots, Gaffigan took an Old School route onto the stand-up circuit as a plainspoken, self-effacing observational comedian, leading to prominent roles in national television advertising, such as his stint as the lawn-chair-philosopher pitchman for Rolling Rock beer. His would-be-big-break, "Welcome to New York" (2000-01), a sitcom in which he essentially played himself, fizzled, but he became a regular on Ellen DeGeneres's second sitcom "The Ellen Show" (CBS, 2001-02). Along the way, he earned ever-more-frequent stand-up spots on network late-night showcases such as "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009) and "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS, 1993-2015), appearances he rode out of the comedy clubs and into showcase theaters. In 2006 he landed a steady TV gig as one of a retinue of amiable, wise-cracking Chicagoans on the sitcom, "My Boys" (TBS, 2006-2010), and in fall 2010 was cast in a Broadway revival of the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play "That Championship Season." A walking archetype of comedic vanilla, Gaffigan became not only one of the top draws in stand-up, but a go-to actor for parts requiring, as he, himself, explained it, a "balding, doughy white guy."

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Peter Pan & WendyStream

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Smee
Movie
2023
62%

Reindeer in HereStream

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2022

Above Average PresentsStream

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2022

Hotel Transylvania: TransformaniaStream

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Van Helsing
Movie
2022
49%

Linoleum

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Cameron Edwin/Kent Armstrong
Movie
2022

Collide

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2022

Susie Searches

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Sheriff Loggins
Movie
2022

Jim Gaffigan: Comedy MonsterStream

Director
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2021

Jim Gaffigan: Comedy MonsterStream

Self
TV Show
2021

Forever Young: Searching for the Fountain of Youth

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TV Show
2021

LucaStream

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Lorenzo
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2021
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Feasting With the Stars

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2020

Jim Gaffigan: Asian-American

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2020

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

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2020

Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist

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2020

CMA Best of Fest

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2020

Celebrity Game FaceStream

Self
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2020

John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father's Day

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2020

GMA3: What You Need to Know

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2020

The Red Nose Day Special

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2020

StargirlStream

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Thunderbolt
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2020
94%

Friday Night In with The MorgansStream

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2020

Target Number One

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Picker
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2020

Tesla

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George Westinghouse
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2020

The Oratorio

Self
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2020

25 Sets

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2019

A Little Late With Lilly Singh

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2019
82%

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time

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2019

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time

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2019

Jerry O'

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2019

Lights Out With David SpadeStream

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2019

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?Stream

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Himself
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2019

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?Stream

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Jim Gaffigan
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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Strahan & Sara

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2019

Drunk Parents

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Carl Mancini
Movie
2019

Playmobil: The Movie

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Del
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2019

Troop Zero

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Ramsey
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2019

Them That Follow

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Zeke
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2019

Above the Shadows

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Paul Jederman
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2019

Light From Light

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Richard
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2019

The Day Shall Come

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Lemmy
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2019

I've Got Issues

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2019

Dekle v senci

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2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Us & Them

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2018

Couch Surfing

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2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

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Van Helsing
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2018

Duck Duck Goose

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Peng
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2018

Super Troopers 2

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Larry Johnson
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2018

You Can Choose Your Family

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Frank
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2018

Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape

Self
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2018

American Dreamer

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Cam
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2018

Access Live

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2017

Megyn Kelly Today

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2017

The History of ComedyStream

Self
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2017

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco

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2017

Chappaquiddick

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Paul Markham
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2017

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

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2016

NightcapStream

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2016

Today's Take

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2016

Black and WhiteStream

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2016

ChelseaStream

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2016
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Tinder Takeover

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2016

Celebrity PageStream

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2016

Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack

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2016

The Bleeder

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John
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2016

Xiao men shen

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Shen Tu
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2016

The Daily Show With Trevor NoahStream

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2015

At Midnight With Chris Hardwick

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2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

The Jim Gaffigan ShowStream

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Jim
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2015
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The Jim Gaffigan ShowStream

Executive Producer
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2015
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Jim Gaffigan Show: Extras

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2015

Star vs. the Forces of EvilStream

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Father Time
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2015

Star vs. the Forces of EvilStream

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Father Time
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2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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2015

The Late Late Show

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2015

Walter

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Corey
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2015

Hot Pursuit

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Red
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2015

Staten Island Summer

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Danny's Dad
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2015

Experimenter

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James McDonough
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2015

Adventures in Comedy

Self
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2015

q

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2014

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shots

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2014

The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail

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2014

Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed

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2014

Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed

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2014

Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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Wallykazam!

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2014

The Social

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2013

Kilimanjaro

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Bill
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2013

Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell

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2012

Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeStream

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2012

Comedy Bang! Bang!Stream

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2012

Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe

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2012

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Stream

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2012

CBS This Morning: Saturday

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2012

CBS This Morning

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2012

Love Sick Love

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Andrew Blythe
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2012

The Chew

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2011

PortlandiaStream

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2011
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The Marilyn Denis Show

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2011

Bob's BurgersStream

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Henry Haber
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2011

Salvation Boulevard

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Jerry
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2011

ConanStream

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2010

Overheard With Evan Smith

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2010

The Talk

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2010

Access Hollywood Live

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2010

Going the Distance

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Phil
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2010

Ten Stories Tall

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Simon
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2010

It's Kind of a Funny Story

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George
Movie
2010

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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TV Show
2009

Royal PainsStream

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Pete Stanbleck
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2009

The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

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2009

Jim Gaffigan: King Baby

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2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

The Slammin' Salmon

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Stanley
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2009

17 Again

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Coach Murphy
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2009

Away We Go

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Lowell
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2009

The Bonnie Hunt Show

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2008

The Love Guru

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Trent Lueders
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2008

Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do With It)

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Mart Ryder
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2008

Flight of the ConchordsStream

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Jim
TV Show
2007
94%

The Living Wake

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Lampert Binew
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2007

My BoysStream

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Andy Franklin
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2006

Rachael RayStream

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2006

etalk

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2006

Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale

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2006

Stephanie Daley

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Joe
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2006

Love, Inc.

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2005

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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2005

The Great New Wonderful

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Sandie
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2005

Wtyczka

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2004

Strip Search

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The Rev. Craig Peterson
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2004

Bad Apple

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Butters
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2004

Duane Incarnate

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Bob
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2004

Hope & Faith

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2003

Real Time With Bill MaherStream

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Season of Youth

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2003

No Sleep 'Til Madison

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Owen
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2003

Crank YankersStream

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2002

Last Call With Carson Daly

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2002

Hacks

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Arty Hittle
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2002

Law & Order: Criminal IntentStream

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2001

The Ellen Show

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Rusty Carnouk
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2001

Final

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Dayton
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2001

Super Troopers

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Larry Johnson
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2001

Welcome to New York

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Jim Gaffigan
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2000

Ed

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2000

Cry Baby Lane

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Bob
Movie
2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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Oliver Tunney
TV Show
1999
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The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

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1999

Hook'd Up

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Waiter
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1999

Not Afraid to Say...

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Larry
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1999

Comedy Central Presents

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1998

That '70s ShowStream

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1998

Sex and the CityStream

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Doug
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1998
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The View

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1997

The View

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1997

Soul Man

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1997

Just for Laughs

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1996

Access Hollywood

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1996

Late Night With Conan O'Brien

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1993

Late Show With David Letterman

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1993

Law & OrderStream

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1990

CBS News Sunday Morning

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1979

Good Morning America

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1975

TodayStream

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