James Murray is an American comedian, actor, producer. He is famous as a member of the TV series Impractical Jokers.James Murray’s Early Life and Profession:
He was born on May 1, 1976, in Staten Island, New York, USA. However, there are no dependable details about his parents and siblings. He has kept their identities far from the web. He belongs to Italian and Irish ethnicity and his star sign is Taurus.
James attended Monsignor Farrell High School. While attending school, he with his classmates Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, and Brian Quinn formed up a high school improvisation club. The motive of the group was to mainly express themselves. After graduating high school, he went to Georgetown University.
James Murray’s Professional Life:
In 1998, he wrote, produced, and directed the movie Damned! starring Jeremy Guskin as Jesus in the alternate telling of the Bible. Soon after graduating from college, he reunited with his high school improvisation club. They practiced their improvisation at Gatto’s house prior to going on a tour for an improv and sketch comedy in 1999. They named their group, The Tenderloins.
The Tenderloins started producing comedy sketched and uploaded them on MySpace, YouTube, and Metacafe. Their videos started gaining millions of views online. In 2007, they won a grand prize of $100,000 in NBC‘s It’s Your Show competition for their sketch “Time Thugs”. Furthermore, their popularity skyrocketed and they started their own TV show, Impractical Jokers.
On December 15, 2011, their show premiered on TruTv. The show was viewed over 32 million times in its first season. In time, their show became one of the most popular series on the channel. In 2019, he along with his fellow members starred in The Misery Index, hosted by Jameela Jamil. It is a show based on Andy Beckman’s card game “Shit Happens”.
As a writer, he released a sci-fi horror book Awakened in 2018 co-written by Darren Wearmouth. It is about a monster that lives in the subways of New York. Its sequel, The Brink was released in 2019. The following year, he and Warrenmouth co-wrote another horror novel Don’t Move. It is about a group of campers being hunted by a giant arachnid.
James Murray’s Personal Life:
Talking about his personal life, James Murray is a hitched man. He met Melyssa Davies at his lunch party for his book Awakened. She is 19-years his junior. The couple began dating shortly and took their relationship a step further and tied their knots on September 25, 2020. However, they do not have any children present, but, together are living a cheerful life.
Prior to dating Davies, he married Sal Vulcano’s sister Jenna Vulcano. It was a punishment from Sal’s in the third season of the show. However, both of them annulled their marriage shortly after.
James Murray’s Net Worth:
James Murray is a talented comedian, author, and producer who has an estimated net worth of around $7 Million as per the celebrity net worth. A huge portion of his payment is done by his TV show Impractical Jokers and his work as a novelist.
However, there is no exact information about his annual salary. But, viewing his successful career it is certain he earns hundreds of thousands every year. He lives a luxurious and lavishing life in New York City, New York.