Jim Breuer is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and radio presenter. As a comedian, he has proved to be very versatile over the years, taking on improvisational, observational, musical, character, and self-ironic comedies. In his comedy sets, he deals with the topics of education, marriage, and everyday life.
Jim was a cast member of the long-running, award-winning sketch show Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1998. He has also appeared in several films and television shows, including Half Baked, Titan A.E., Clerks: The TV Show, American Dummy, Once in the Life, Crooked Lines, More than Me, School Dance, Motorcity and many more. In fact, Jim Breuer has been active in Hollywood since 1988.
Jim Breuer Biography (Age)
James E. Breuer was born on 21 June 1967 in Valley Stream, New York. He attended Valley Stream Central High School, where he met Fred Armisen, who later also became a member of the SNL.
His father, who was a World War II veteran, died on August 25, 2014, and 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 the weekly TV show of the Uptown Comedy Club before joining Saturday Night Live. During his time at SNL, his characters were well received and he was a valued member of the cast. He also appeared in a guest role in the critically acclaimed series Home Improvement. Jim was later to star in the television series Buddies but was removed from the series after shooting the pilot. In any case, the series was unfortunately short-lived.
In 1998 he started as a presenter of the “Jim Breuer Show”, which was broadcasted on MTV. The show was broadcast on weekdays at 5:30 pm and showed Jim, who performed sketches as different characters, as well as various guest comics, including Tracy Morgan, Judah Friedlander, and Jeff Ross.
In 1998 he appeared in the stoner comedy Half Baked alongside Guillermo Diaz and Dave Chappelle. The film was directed by Tamra Davis and produced by Robert Simonds. Jim also hosted the premium blends of Comedy Central and several other shows, including Web Junk 20 on VH1.
In 2002 he landed his first Comedy Central special, Hardcore. That same year, he also released Smoke ‘n’ Breu, his comedy album. The comedian received his second Comedy Central-Special, Let’s Clear The Air, in 2009, and it became one of the highest-rated Comedy Central-Specials in his history.
His Net Worth
The man has also appeared in commercials for Pizza Hut, in which he promoted pizzas with cheese crust filling. Jim then starred in When Metallica Ruled the World, a VH1 documentary that discusses 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 went on his “Breuniversity Tour”, a comedy tour of 20 university campuses and several comedy clubs across the country. He also used footage from this tour in his documentary film “More Than Me”. Two years later (2010) he published his book – I’m Not High (But I’ve Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior) – which was an undeniable bestseller.
Jim also started a podcast with Pete Correale, the comedian. The podcast that went live in 2011 was called “The Podcast Masters”. Still, in 2011, he presented at the show for Metallica’s 30th anniversary. 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, all that he has achieved during his years in the business. Well, they are largely the source of his impressive net worth, currently estimated at $8 million. Yes, his wealth is the result of a carefully curated career.
Jim Breuer’s Family: Wife and Daughters
Similar to his early years, notoriously little is known about his personal life. However, it is known that Jim married his wife Dee in 1993. The couple has three daughters in common, including Gabrielle Breuer. Jim Breuer lives with his family in Chester Township, New Jersey. His other daughters are only a few years younger than Gabrielle, who was born in 1999.
Apart from that, the only other personal information known about Jim is that he is a dedicated fan of the New York Mets, New York City’s professional soccer team.