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To be a successful multitalented person in the modern-day, you ought to channelize your talents, this line has been very well proved by James Murray who is an American improvisational comedian, actor, author, and producer.
Moreover, he is eminently known as one of the founding members of the popular comedy group titled “The Tenderloins” which got their break after they won the $100k worth grand prize in NBC’s competition “It’s Your Show” for the sketch “Time Thugs”.
Besides this, Murray has also captured the heart of many people with his appearance in movies such as “My Brother the Time Traveler” and “12 Monkeys”. Recently, he came into the limelight in the year 2021 when Murray and Wearmouth published a thriller, The Stowaway, about a serial killer on board a cruise ship.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on May 1, 1976, this handsome comedian has turn 46 years old in the year. He seems enough tall with his height which is 180 centimeters and 5’11” in feet & inches.
He maintains himself very fit and healthy with a weight of 78 in kilograms and 172 lbs in pounds. Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle.
This renowned personality, James accumulates a very decent amount of money from his professional career as a comedian and actor. Having started his career in 1998, Murray has undoubtedly managed to amass a healthy fortune from his decade-long career.
He along with his comedy troupe, “The Tenderloins” have made his appearance on the popular show, “Impractical Jokers”, which also has added more dollars to his net worth. According to the sources, his estimated net worth is $5 million approximately. Moreover, he also earns money from his books and also from social media sites as well.
Education / Family
Born and growing up in Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States, James belongs to the White ethnicity. However, he never revealed any information about his parents. Moreover, he grew up along with his sisters, Christine Murray, and Danielle Murray.
As of his education, James attended Monsignor Farrell High School, where he met his future comedy partners Joe Gatto, Brian Quinn, and Sal Vulcano in their freshman year.
Furthermore, he enrolled at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and eventually graduated earning a bachelor’s degree in English. After his graduation, he along with his youth friends began their career as a comedian troupe.
|Nick Name||James Murray|
|Birth Place||Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States|
|Date of birth||May 1, 1976|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’11”
In centimeters: 180 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 78 kg
In pounds: 172 lbs
|Profession||Comedian, actor, author, and producer|
|School||Monsignor Farrell High School|
|Home town||Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States|
|Fathers name||Name Not Known|
|Mothers name||Name Not Known
|Sisters||Christine Murray, Danielle Murray|
Career / Fashion and Style
Moving towards his career, James took the first step towards his career in the year 1998 by writing, directing, and producing a movie titled “Damned!” which was an alternate retelling of the Bible. After that, in the year 1999, along with his friends, Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulcano, Murray formed an improv & sketch comedy troupe named “The Tenderloins”.
Moreover, they together began producing comedy sketches and also posted them on YouTube, Metacafe, and MySpace, later garnering over million viewers. Furthermore, they gathered huge publicity in the year 2007 when they went on to win the $100,000 grand prize in NBC’s “It’s Your Show” competition for the sketch “Time Thugs”.
After almost 4 years, the troupe started to appear on the hidden camera reality show, “Impractical Jokers”, which premiered on December 15, 2011, on TruTV. In fact, the show garnered over 32 million viewers on the show’s first season. Apart from that, it has become the most popular series on TruTV after almost 8 years of the show’s existence.
James has managed to establish himself as a renowned celebrity through the show. Besides this, Murray, along with the other members of The Tenderloins, starred in a game show, “The Misery Index” in the year 2019.
Other than this, a reality comedy film titled “Impractical Jokers: The Movie” was released on February 21, 2020, starring Murray and other members of “The Tenderloins”.
Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More
Talking about his relationship status, James is a married man. He is married to his beloved, Melyssa Davis who is a beautiful American lady. Moreover, the couple met for the first time at the launch party for his book, “Awakened” in June 2018 held in New York City. Shortly after, they began to date each other and went for their first vacation in February 2019.
In fact, the age gap of over 19 years couldn’t hold the couple back from loving each other as just within a year of dating. Later, James proposed Davies outside the home they just purchased together in New Jersey on August 30, 2019.
Thereafter, they tied the sacred knot of marriage with each other at the Lake House Inn in Bucks County, Pennsylvania on September 25, 2020. Their wedding was a secret event attended by a few relatives and family including his friends from “Impractical Jokers”, Sal Vulcano, Brian Quinn, and Joe Gatto, who together as a trio served as the best man for Murray.
Apart from that, this lovely couple has also appeared in the September issue of Sophisticated Weddings magazine! Previously, James was married to Jenna Vulcano, sister of his friend, Sal Vulcano, as a stunt for Impractical Jokers.
However, their marriage couldn’t last long and the duo annulled the marriage the night after the honeymoon as a practical joke on Sal.
|Girlfriend||Jenna Vulcano and Melyssa Davis|
|Wife||Jenna Vulcano (m. 2014; annulled 2014)
Melyssa Davies (m. 2020)
Here we are providing the list of favorites of James Murray:
|Favorite Actor||Nicolas Cage|
|Favorite Baseball Team||Yankees|
Some Interesting Facts About James Murray
- During his high school, he was also a member of the Improvisation Club.
- He has also worked at NorthSouth Productions, where he was the senior vice president of development.
- In the year 2018, James released a sci-fi/horror book called Awakened, which was co-written by Darren Wearmouth. In the year 2019, a sequel, called The Brink, was released.
- Murray and Wearmouth co-wrote another horror novel, Don’t Move in the year 2020. The novel follows a group of campers being hunted by a giant arachnid.
- He has a tattoo of a ferret skydiving as a reference to an earlier punishment on Impractical Jokers.
- This handsome star is very fond of watching movies and listening to music.
- He is also very popular on Instagram has more than 1.4 million followers.
Social Media Profile(s)
- Instagram – @therealmurr
- Twitter – @jamessmurray
- Facebook – @jamessmurray