James Murray is a well-known face on TV, thanks to the TV show “The Impractical Jokers”. He is not just the producer but also one of the prominent cast members of the show. This means that he gets to earn much more than other member of the cast. He takes home the salary he gets as an actor in the show, and he also pockets the jackpot of the revenues that get generated out of its high TV Rating Points. We are going to divulge what everyone is curious to know – James Murray Net Worth in 2018.
James Murray was born as James Stephen Murray on May 1, 1976, in New York, USA. He had his schooling at the Monsignor Ferrell High School at Staten Island, the neighborhood where he was born.
He got his high school friends Joe Gatto, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano to form a group called “The Tenderloins”. Throughout all this, he kept up with his studies and did his B.A. in English from the Georgetown University.
In 2014, James married Jenna Vulcano, who was his fellow actor Sal Vulcano’s sister. They had known each other since they were kids and they had a church wedding attended by friends, neighbors and family. The marriage was solemnised legally as well with signed official papers. However, what is incredibly amazing is that the couple mutually agreed to annul the marriage within 24 years. Everything turned out to be a joke played on fellow actor and friend Sal Vulcano.
What one may find disgusting is Murray’s comments on social media after this incident. He wrote, “We’re now planning punishments months in advance. We did one to Sal… we annulled the marriage…after the honeymoon night! Revenge rocks… and I got to marry his sister, that’s pretty damn good, too”
After two years in 2016, Sal Vulcano declared that he was gay. This made James Murray declare that he too was gay. Sal late said while withdrawing his statement that he declared himself gay, only to help Murray come out without being afraid.
In 1999, the four-member group of friends reassembled after high school, and performed under their group “The Tenderloins”. They started as sketch comedians. Sketch comedies, which you must be aware, comprises of a series of short comedy scenes or vignettes, called “sketches”, which are commonly between one to ten minutes long.
Years later, they entered a YouTube video competition called, “It is Your Show” which was launched by NBC. They won the competition as well as the $100,000 prize money.
With the prize money and popularity, they made their own TV show “The Impractical Jokers” which was first released in 2011. It was an instant hit, and they became one of the most recognisable faces on TV.
James Murray kept donning different hats. He was not just an actor in the ‘Impractical Jokers’ but also a producer. He has also been an executive producer to many other series such as Joke and Dagger, Heckle and Hide, Tooth and Consequences, Virtual Insanity, Dog Days of Bummer, and many other series. He also has a production house called NorthSouth Productions where he is the Senior Vice President.
Awards & Achievement
The biggest achievement of James Murray is that he and his team have been making people laugh away their everyday blues since 2011. His show “Impractical Jokers” is produced by the production company, NorthSouth Production, and telecast by TruTV. Despite being a “Hidden Camera” Prank TV show, it is different from others. It shows the public pranks done on random strangers by the four comedians. However, the one carrying out the prank doesn’t know about the prank. This makes it all the more hilarious and a super hit show. Having started in 2011, it is currently in the sixth season. NorthSouth Production and TruTV have announced the seventh season.
His other noteworthy, as well as hilarious achievements, are:
• He can speak in four languages.
• He ate dog poo to win a $290 challenge in one of his shows.
• He has a large fan following on Facebook and on Twitter his followers exceed a million.
• As a part of April Fool’s Day joke, he announced to contest for Staten Island Congress seat.
Net Worth of James Murray
James Murray’s net worth has been reported to exceed $1.5 million. He is the top-earning member of his team. On top of it, he is also the director, producer and a writer.
Other than being a comedian, James Murray has produced directed and edited various shows such as the Subway in 2002, Superdude and Friend, and Criss-Cross in 2005. He has also produced and acted in 12 Monkeys (2015), Awakened (2018) and Say Whaaat? (2017). He has diverse talents and in coming years is slated to gain more and more financially.
TruTV has already announced that the show would be renewed for a seventh season. It has already been on air on February 1, 2018. The show will be syndicated to broadcast television outlets via Trifecta Entertainment & Media, which will ensure its appearance in 85% of the U.S. markets.
With these developments, one can expect James Murray Net Worth to touch $1.75 million by the end of 2018.
James Murray has brought respectability to hidden-camera-prank-video shows. He has reaped huge benefits from not only making it popular but also bringing laughter in people’s life. He had been doing this now for almost a decade and also laughing all the way to his bank.