James Stephen Murray was born on May 1, 1976 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA. (1). James completed his schooling form Staten Island High School, where he met his other members. Thereafter they formed the group “The Tenderloins” of four members, Joe Gatto, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano. (2). He continued his education at Georgetown University where he received a BA in English. (3)
The quartet started as a sketch comedian. The big break came for the group when they won NBC’s “It’s Your Show” YouTube video competition and the group was handed prize money of $100,000. Loads of opportunity came knocking with the group releasing TV series “The Impractical Jokers” in 2011 and the rest is history. (4).
In addition to his stint as an actor on Impractical jokers he also works a producer. He has worked as an executive producer on Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes (TV Series), Joke and Dagger (2017), Heckle and Hide, Tooth and Consequences, Virtual Insanity, Dog Days of Bumme, among many others. He also works as a Senior Vice President, Development for his NorthSouth Productions. (1).
In his personal life, James Murray got married to Sal’s sister Jenna Vulcano with a Church wedding among friends and family in 2014. The pair even made the marriage official with a legal paper signed up. Unlike Normal marriage, the relationship between the pair didn’t last a week. In fact, it ended within 24 hours of the wedding. The pair mutually annulled the association with Murray confirming the news. After the separation pair never got together so the wedding came as a practical joke played on Sal Vulcano. Murray clarified the situation during an interview revealing that marriage was planned a few months ago in order to punish Sal. (4)
in 2016 June James Murray declared that he was gay. (5)
As of 2017, James Murray has a net worth over $1M. He is the highest earning member of the group. He also ran for Staten Island Congress as an April fool’s day joke. (5)
James has big social footprint. He is active on Facebook and has about 25K followers. He is even more popular on twitter and has almost a million followers. (6)
(1). Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2098978/bio
(2). Retrieved from http://hotbirthdays.com
(3). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impractical_Jokers
(4). Retrieved from http://eceleb-gossip.com/james-murray-net-worth-girlfriend-married-wife-gay/
(5). Retrieved from http://wikicelebinfo.com/impractical-joker-james-murray/
(6). Retrieved from https://twitter.com/jamessmurray