Jim Breuer is an American actor, stand-up comedian and radio host. As a comedian, he has proven to be very versatile over the years, embracing improvisational, observational, musical, character and self-mockery comedies. He addresses parenthood, marriage, and everyday life in his comedy sets.
Jim was part of the cast of the long-running award-winning sketch comedy show – Saturday Night Live, from 1995 to 1998. He has also appeared in several movies and TV shows including Half-Bake, Titan AE, Clerks: The TV, American Model, Once in a Lifetime, Twisted Lines, More Than Me, School Dance, Motor Skills and many more. In fact, Jim Breuer has been active in Hollywood since 1988.
Jim Breuer Biography (Age)
James E. Breuer was born on June 21, 1967 in Valley Stream, New York. He attended High School Central High School where he met Fred Armisen, who later became a cast member of SNL.
His father who was a World War II veteran passed away on August 25, 2014. Beyond that, not much is known about Jim Breuer’s early life. Perhaps the actor made the decision to keep this part of his life private.
His television career began when he appeared on television. Uptown Comedy Club weekly TV show before joining Saturday Night Live. On SNL, his characters were well received and he was a valued cast member. He also appeared on the critically acclaimed series, Home Improvement in a guest starring position. Jim was then supposed to star in the TV series Friends, but was dropped from the show after filming the pilot. In any case, the series was unfortunately short-lived.
In 1998 he started hosting “The Jim Breuer Show” which aired on MTV. The show aired weekdays at 5:30 p.m. and it featured Jim performing skits as different characters. It also included different guest comics, including Tracy Morgan, Judah Friedlander, and Jeff Ross.
He appeared in the 1998 stoner comedy, Half Baked, alongside Guillermo Diaz and Dave Chappelle. The film was directed by Tamra Davis and produced by Robert Simonds. On top of that, Jim hosted the Comedy Central movies. Premium Mixes and several other shows including Junk Web 20 on VH1.
In 2002, he landed his first Comedy Central special, Hardcore. He also released Smoke ‘n’ Breu, his comedy album, the same year. The comedian had his second Comedy Central special, Let’s See the Clean Air, in 2009 and went on to become one of the highest-rated comedy specials in its history.
His net worth
Apart from the above, the man has appeared in advertisements for Pizza Hut where he advertises cheese crust filled pizzas. After that, Jim starred in When Metallica Ruled the World, a VH1 documentary about Metallica songs over the years. In 2016, he was cast in the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait, a sitcom starring Kevin James.
In 2008, the comedian took part in his “Breuniversity Tour”, a comedy tour of 20 college campuses and several comedy clubs across the country. He also used footage from the tour in his documentary, More Than Me. Two years later (2010), he published his book – I’m Not High (But I Have Many Crazy Stories About Life as a Goat Boy, Father, and Spirit Warrior) – which was undeniably a bestseller.
Jim also started a podcast with comedian Pete Correale. The podcast that went live in 2011 was called “The Podcast Masters”. Nevertheless, in 2011, he took part in Metallica’s 30th anniversary show. He was also a comedian on the Opie and Anthony Show, a radio show hosted by Anthony Cumia and Gregg “Opie” Hughes
Pretty impressive, isn’t it, what he has achieved in his years in the industry. Well, they’re a big part of his impressive net worth, currently estimated at $8 million. Yes, his fortune is the fruit of a carefully organized career.
Jim Breuer’s Family: Wife and Daughters
Much like his youth, he is notoriously little known about his personal life. It is known, however, that Jim married his wife Dee in 1993. The couple have three daughters together, including Gabrielle Breuer. Jim Breuer lives with his family in Chester Township, New Jersey. Her other daughters are only a few years younger than Gabrielle, born in 1999.
Incidentally, the only personal information known about Jim is that he is a dedicated fan of the New York Mets, New York City’s professional football team.