Pete Holmes once admitted that without majors like Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Regan, Conan O’Brien, Sinbad, Chris Farley, Dane Cook, Steve Martin, and Ray Romano, he wouldn’t have progressed in the world of comedy. Today, the artist has found success as a podcaster, comedian, writer and producer.

As an actor and comedian, Holmes focuses more on surreal humor, observational comedy, blue comedy, satire, improv comedy, sketch comedy, and satire. During his career, he has done several projects including CollegeHumour, You Made It Strange with Pete Holmes, The Pete Holmes Show, and Crashing being his most notable works.

As an actor, he made his first screen appearance in 2005 in the television series Prime Blend as himself. So far, he has participated in about 16 TV series and four movies. He landed his first movie gig in 2014 when he was cast himself in the movie I Am A Comic and it’s been rocky ever since.

Age and early life

The comedian’s birth name is Peter-Benoît Holmes. He was born in Lexington, Massachusetts on March 30, 1979. Pete is of Lithuanian Irish descent. Her father is Irish and her mother is from Lithuania, a country in Europe. He grew up in Lexington and also attended Lexington High School, where he graduated from high school.

Holmes began his college career at GordonCollege, Wenham, Massachusetts, where he studied English and Communications. As a student, he was part of the group that took part in the comedy improv troupe, Les fous en sueur. Previously, he lived in Chicago and Sleepy Hollow, a town located in New York. He currently runs his career from Los Angeles.


Regarding his religion, Pete Holmes is a member of the Roman Catholic faith. He was born and raised in a resolutely Catholic family. Since childhood, he has clung to church practices and it appears that he is not ready to change his religion in the near future.

Wife or girlfriend? Is he married, dating, divorced?

The veteran comedian/TV host has been in a happily married relationship with a non-celebrity woman called Valerie Chaney since 2017. Chaney is the entertainer’s second wife, as Holmes was previously married to a woman called Becca.

He married his first wife at the age of 22(this is exactly the year he started his career in comedy), however, the union only survived six years due to the Becca’s extramarital affair with her current husband, simply identified as Rocko. Although the events of Pete and Becca’s marriage are still under wraps, their divorce was not chosen as it left him in a traumatic state for a long time and also disrupted his career.

Interestingly, the comedian is back in relationship form, having moved on from his failed marriage – big thanks to Chaney who turned out to be his perfect match. On several occasions, Holmes has kept details of his love life out of the media’s reach, but he occasionally shares a few photos of his second wife on his social media accounts.

The comedian first declared himself and ValerieAs a couple on his Instagram page on October 17, 2015, that he never shied away from showing the world how precious she was to him. The two share a daughter who was born in September 2018.

Is Pete Holmes gay?

The multi-featured personality’s sexual orientation is straight-line despite coming out as gay in the premieres of Comedy Central Records’ album Nice Try: The Devil. In real life, he does not have and has never shown interest in people of his gender. Furthermore, he is married and faithful to his first wife until they divorced due to his infidelity. So, it would be best to disregard any reports claiming the popular actor is in a relationship with a man. It’s most likely a hoax.

What is his size?

The comedian, who has amassed a net worth of $3million, stands 1.98 meters tall. However, his weight and measurements are not available at this time. Nevertheless, it is clear from his photos that Pete’s weight and body features fit perfectly with his personality and profession.