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Jim Norton Biography
Jim Norton born James Joseph Norton Jr. is an American comedian, actor, radio personality, author, television and podcast host.He gained initial prominence as the third mic on the radio show Opie and Anthony, with Gregg “Opie” Hughes and Anthony Cumia, from 2001 to 2014. Norton has been the co-host of the podcast UFC Unfiltered with Matt Serra and the morning radio show ‘Jim Norton & Sam Roberts‘ that has been airing on SiriusXM Radio since 2016, as well as ‘The Chip Chipperson Podcast‘ since 2017. He has also hosted the self titled show The Jim Norton Advice Show.
Since 2003, Norton has released four comedy albums and seven comedy specials, including three on Epix and one on Netflix. In 2014, Norton hosted The Jim Norton Show, a talk show on Vice. He has written two books: Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch and I Hate Your Guts.
Jim Norton Age| Birthday
Norton was born on July 19, 1968 in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S; and is 50 years old in 2018.
Jim Norton Family| Parents
Norton’s father was a former marine and army reservist who later worked as a driver for the US postal service while his mother was a librarian . Norton grew up in North Brunswick, New Jersey with his sister Tracy Norton.
Jim Norton Artistry| Style
Norton developed an act based on self-deprecating humor, which came naturally to him, and gained encouragement when other comedians told him they enjoyed it. Around ten years into stand-up, Norton felt he had found his voice and felt comfortable enough on stage.
Jim Norton & Andrew Dice Clay
In 1997,Norton had a comedy breakthrough after comedian Andrew Dice Clay noticed his appearance on The Louie Show and asked him to be his opening act on his tours when his original pick cancelled at the last minute. The two first met at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles where Norton was doing his first gig at the venue, and learned Clay wished to go on stage after him. Norton went on to open for Clay in the course of the following three years, playing large venues including Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2000.
Jim Norton |Yellow Discipline
Upon the absence of Opie and Anthony from the airwaves between August 2002 and October 2004, the comedian was encouraged to write and develop his stand-up act. Soon after the show’s cancellation, he underwent his Yellow Discipline Tour. In 2003, he had assembled a new 45-minute set and assembled his first comedy album, Yellow Discipline, his first full length comedy album.
Jim Norton |Trinkets I Own Made from Gorilla Hand
The comedian followed suit with ‘Trinkets I Own Made from Gorilla Hands’, in April 2005. Trinkets I Own Made From Gorilla Hands is the second full-length comedy album released by the comedian . It was recorded at The Stress Factory, a club near Norton’s home town of Bayonne, New Jersey. The original title was Fat Pigs Deserve to Cry, which still appears on the album’s disc art.
Jim Norton |One Night Stand
Soon after, Norton filmed his first half-hour HBO comedy special as part of the network’s One Night Stand series, at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts after his manager informed him of the chance to perform a showcase in the New York City area.The half-hour series (One Night Stand) aired weekly and featured stand-up comedy specials from some of the top performing comedians.
Jim Norton |Please Be Offended| Epix
Norton had a productive start in the 2010s, writing and releasing three, hour long specials in three and-a-half years. He released his first, Please Be Offended, on the television channel Epix in June 2012, and features Ozzy Osbourne sitting on a toilet introducing Norton. He chose the network as they allowed him complete creative freedom and were willing to promote his product. Norton followed it with American Degenerate, his second for Epix, which aired in August 2013 before it was released on Netflix that November. In April 2015, Norton released his fourth Epix special, Contextually Inadequate.Within three months of its release, Norton was touring with a new hour of material.
Jim Norton A Mouthful of Shame |Netflix
Norton’s special A Mouthful of Shame debuted on Netflix in 2007. He promoted it with the 31-date Mouthful of Shame Tour, his first nationwide theatre tour as headliner, throughout 2016. The special includes an opening with Robert De Niro spanking Norton’s bare bottom. He signed with WME to pitch ideas for his own series on Netflix Later in 2017. Norton embarked on his first stand-up tour of Europe, visiting Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Belgium.Norton completed his first UK tour in November 2017.
Jim Norton Photo
Jim Norton | Opie and Anthony
Norton was hired as the third mic on the Opie and Anthony radio show on WNEW in New York City in early 2001. The radio show hosts entailed Gregg “Opie” Hughes and Anthony Cumia. Norton resisted calling himself a “host” of the show as he believes his strongest performances were when he was “an outsider looking in”. The comedian first appeared on the show in 2000 while with Clay during his time opening for him on tour and became a regular guest and sat in on some shows. In August 2002, however,the show was cancelled following the controversial Sex for Sam 3 segment and remained off the air for two years. Norton returned to the radio with Hughes and Cumia on XM Satellite Radio, an uncensored satellite radio service, in October 2004. Cumia said Norton contributed a “dark and perverse” side to the show.
After Cumia was fired from SiriusXM in July 2014, Hughes and Norton continued to broadcast and became the hosts of Opie with Jim Norton, during which time the channel was renamed Opie Radio. Norton quickly missed working with Cumia, disliked the title of the re branded program, and felt he did not take over the vacant spot left by Cumia, but rather be a voice on the show hosted by Hughes. The show ended in September 2016.
The Jim Norton Show
In May 2010, The comedian premiered his self titled show ‘The Jim Norton Show‘ on the Raw Dog Comedy channel on SiriusXM. The show featured Norton as the host with other comedians as well as footages of live stand-up.
After Cumia was fired from SiriusXM in July 2014, Norton disliked the title of the re branded program, and felt he did not take over the vacant spot left by Cumia, but rather be a voice on the show hosted by Hughes. The show ended in September 2016. During this time, Norton also hosted a weekly advice show on SiriusXM named The Jim Norton Advice Show.
Jim Norton| Jim Norton & Sam Roberts
Norton became the host of Jim Norton & Sam Roberts with former Opie and Anthony intern and producer Sam Roberts in October 2016. Norton has a nightly one-hour playlist segment on Ozzy’s Boneyard, a channel on SiriusXM, named Obsessed that airs his favourite tracks.
Jim Norton |The Chip Chipperson Show
In 2016, the comedian conceptualized the production of ‘The Chip Chipperson Show’, an animated web series based on the same titled character that he does on the radio.In mid-2016, Norton ended an online crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo for excecution of the production adding that he started the character as a way of hassling his girlfriend. He had received many requests from his fanbase to have the concept animated, and launched the project to have five full episodes made by Big Hug Productions. Norton voiced the character in the series that also featured his other characters, including Uncle Paul Harghis, Jelly, Edgar Mellencamp, and Ted Scheckler. The fund raised over $61,000 from 724 donators.
Jim Norton|UFC Unfiltered
In May 2016, the comedian became the co-host of UFC Unfiltered, the first Ultimate Fighting Championship audio podcast, hosting the show with former fighter Matt Serra. The pair record two episodes each week with the first episode launching on June 21, 2016, and has since run for over 130 episodes. Norton then launched his own weekly audio and video podcast based on his Chip Chipperson character, on the Riotcast network. The Chip Chipperson Podacast which he launched on April 9, 2017.
Jim Norton Net Worth
The actor/ Comedian’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million in 2018. Norton’s income streams from the sales of his stand up comedies, acting and hosting career.
Jim Norton Television Appearances| Jim Norton Actor
Norton made his first television appearance on ‘The Louie Show’ starring Louie Anderson in 1997. From 2002 to 2004, Norton was a regular performer on the comedy series Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He then lost his place on the second season of Last Comic Standing in 2004 because of a contractual obligation to film pilot episodes for MTV which he had secured following the success of his One Night Stand special. The two pilots were Camp Cool, filed in Cancun for MTV Spring Break, also starring Al Shearer about helping men meet women, and Stupid Bets. His manager advised him not to compete in Last Comic Standing as it was a reality show, but he agreed as he was depressed and frustrated with the uncertainty of his career as Opie and Anthony had been cancelled. Norton had a contract with Viacom during this time.
In September 2004, Norton made his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and appeared twice more by mid-2006. He has appeared many times since, including as a correspondent named “The Uninvited Guest”. In April 2005, Norton starred in a pilot episode for Louis C.K.’s Comedy Central sitcom Lucky Louie, playing as Louie’s friend Rich.He landed the role after the series was picked up by the network and aired through 2006. In 2007, Norton co-hosted the AVN Awards with Jessica Drake. In June 2008, Norton appeared in several episodes of The Gong Show with Dave Attellas one of the celebrity judges. Since mid-2007, Norton has been a regular guest on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld on Fox Newswhich he later credited as a contributor in boosting turnouts to his comedy shows. In 2010, Norton guest-hosted Red Eye. Starting in 2010, Norton began appearing in Louis C.K.’s FX sitcom Louie. In 2010, Norton’s role in Bored to Death was tailored by its creator Jonathan Ames, a fan of his.In 2013, Norton said he had pitched a television show about a sex addict radio show host, but it was not picked up.
The Jim Norton Show
In July 2014, Norton debuted his four-episode talk show, The Jim Norton Show, on Vice, a first for the network. The show featured opening monologues, pre-recorded bits, and guest interviews including co-host Bailey Jay, comedians Dave Attell, Whitney Cummings, and Gilbert Gottfried, and Mike Tyson, Dana White and “Freeway” Rick Ross. Norton had assistance with the writing from comedians Kurt Metzger and Jesse Joyce. Vice had expressed an interest in filming more episodes, but Norton became unsure if the network had enough time for the project as they had grown in size. Looking back on the project, Norton was pleased with its outcome and entered talks with regard to continuing the format with Vice and other networks. In 2015, Norton starred in an episode of Quinn’s parody television series Cop Show. In April 2016, Norton revealed that he had shot two pilot episodes for a potential comedy series on the AMC channel. Though it was not picked up, the show was reworked into a discussion program where he hosts a panel who talk about a single subject for thirty minutes.
Jim Norton Publication| Books
In early 2007, the comedian announced the near completion of his first book, a collection of stories of his life with anecdotes from his childhood and his comedy career. The publication titled Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch was publicly released on July 10, 2007. It reached No. 4 on The New York Times Best Seller list under hardcover non-fiction, and entered the Amazon.com Top 10 for books the day it was released, peaking at No. 7.
On November 4, 2008; Norton released his second book, ‘I Hate Your Guts’ . The book reached No. 13 on The New York Times Best Seller list under hardcover non-fiction. He criticizes people in the book, including Al Sharpton, Keith Olbermann, and Steve Martin, which includes a rant that Norton later regretted and has since apologized for to Martin.
Jim Norton Film| Actor
In 2002, Norton appeared on the short film Crooks, a straight to video release about postal workers stealing stamps. Norton has had various cameo appearances such as in the 2002 film Spider-Man and the 2008 film Zack and Miri Make a Porno. He has also appeared in the films Furry Vengeance, Cop Out and Special Correspondents. Norton recalled around 2003 being a time when his acting career had gained some momentum.
In 2016, Norton landed a role in From Nowhere, a critically acclaimed independent film about three teenagers from the Bronx. This was followed by an appearance in Pitching Tents. Norton had a pivotal role in the 2008 film Courting Condi, counseling Devin Ratray on how to win the heart of Condoleezza Rice.
Jim Norton| The Irishman| Netflix
Norton will feature in the upcoming crime film The Irishman directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. Norton filmed a scene where he plays one of his idols, the late comedian Don Rickles, performing at a night club. In the film, he plays as a young Don Rickles who tells jokes to a crowd with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci present. He landed the part without an audition, and De Niro requested that Norton perform his own material after using jokes from Rickles’s act from the 1970s.
Jim Norton House
In 2007, Norton bought an apartment in one of Donald Trump’s buildings in the Upper West Side of New York City.
Jim Norton Girlfriend |Jim Norton Gay
Jim Norton is currently single but has had an encounter with Bree Olson back in 2011. Also, there has been rumours that he has had an affair with a transgender.
Jim Norton Arrested
In November 2000, Norton was arrested with comedian Lewis Black and show producer Rick Del Gado during their live reports on board the Teen Voyeur Bus, a transparent bus of topless women driving around the city. It so happened that the bus’ route was also the route that the president was taking that day, but the show was not informed of the news. Norton spent the night in jail..
Jim Norton|Roy Den Hollander Suit
In October 2008, Norton was sued by New York City attorney Roy Den Hollander over his treatment during a phone interview on Opie and Anthony. In August 2009, The New York Post reported that Hollander was willing to drop his suit if Norton would also drop his motion to have Hollander sanctioned for filing a baseless claim, as well as being forced to pay Norton’s legal fees.
Jim Norton|Jesse Ventura Argument
On December 2, 2009, Norton had an on-air argument with Jesse Ventura over the September 11 attacks and measures against illegal immigration. Ventura was arguing against what Norton claimed was the Border Patrol practice of stopping individuals and asking for ID deep within US borders, claiming that such actions were unconstitutional. At some point, when Norton disagreed with him on this, Ventura suggested that Norton did not believe in the Constitution, to which Norton strongly objected. Soon after, as the argument became more heated, Ventura walked off the air and the two exchanged explicit comments towards each other.
Jim Norton Stand up Shows
|2003||Yellow Discipline||Recorded at The Stress Factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey|
|2005||Trinkets I Own Made from Gorilla Hands||Recorded at The Stress Factory|
|2011||Despicable||Recorded at The Stress Factory|
|2012||No Baby For You!||Recorded in Boston in 2007|
Jim Norton DVDs/Specials
Year Title Notes
2005 One Night Stand: Jim Norton 30 minute HBO special
2007 Monster Rain Recorded at The Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C.
2009 Down and Dirty with Jim Norton Stand-up showcase, hosted by Norton
2012 Please Be Offended 1 hr EPIX special recorded at Ohio Theatre in Cleveland, OH
2013 American Degenerate 1 hr EPIX special recorded in Boston
2015 Contextually Inadequate 1 hr EPIX special recorded in Boston
2017 A Mouthful of Shame 1 hour Netflix special recorded in New York
Jim Norton Books
|2007||Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch||Foreword by Colin Quinn|
|2008||I Hate Your Guts||A collection of 35 venomous essays|
Jim Norton Film| Movies
|2000||Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story||Dick||Short film|
|2002||Run Ronnie Run!||Police Officer||Uncredited|
|2002||American Dummy||Eddie Barnum||Short film|
|2002||Errors, Freaks & Oddities||Paul|
|2002||Spider-Man||Surly Truck Driver|
|2002||Crooks (2002 film)||Paul||Short film featuring Norton as Paul, Jessica Alexander as Carmela, and Rozie Bacchi as Maggie Bagley|
|2003||The Gynecologists||Sheldrake||Short film|
|2006||Bully||Officer Morrison (Voice)||Video game|
|2006–07||Lucky Louie||Rich||13 episodes|
|2008||Zack and Miri Make a Porno||Auditioner|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Joseph Kaplan, Chuck Jones from Just or Unjust (voice)||Video game|
|2009||Z Rock||Himself||1 episode|
|2010||Bored to Death||Jim||Episode: “The Gowanus Canal Has Gonorrhea!”|
|2010–15||Louie||Jim / Pig||10 episodes|
|2012||True Bromance||Best Bro|
|2012||Who Is Tara Thomas?||Himself||Short film|
|2013–16||Inside Amy Schumer||Various||5 episodes|
|2014||Teachers Lounge||Head of Security|
|2015||Deadbeat||Carl||Episode: “The Spank Job”|
|2015||Benders||Brian Beale||Episode: “Wake ‘Em Up”|
|2015||The Knick||Camera Man||Episode: “Williams and Walker”|
|2016||Special Correspondents||Rent Boy|
|2016||Nightcap||Himself||Episode: “A-List Thief”|
|2016||Pitching Tents||Mr. Mulligan|
|2016–2017||Power||Father Callahan||8 episodes|
|2017||Crashing||Himself||Episode: “The Baptism”|
|2019||The Irishman||Don Rickles|
Jim As Writer
|2005||One Night Stand|
|2007||Jim Norton: Monster Rain||Stand-up special|
|2012||Jim Norton: Please Be Offended||Stand-up special|
|2012||Jim Norton: American Degenerate||Stand-up special|
Jim Norton as himself
|1998||The Jim Breuer Show||Episode: “Pilot”|
|1998||White Chicks, Incorporated|
|2002||Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn|
|2004||Meet The Creeps Vol. 1|
|2004||Last Comic Standing||Episode: “Las Vegas Finals: Part 2”|
|2004–11||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Episode: “Las Vegas Finals: Part 2”|
|2005||One Night Stand||Episode: “Jim Norton”|
|2006||Al Franken: God Spoke||Documentary|
|2006–09||Late Show with David Letterman||2 episodes|
|2007||Lucky Louie: A Week In The Life||1 episode|
|2007||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||1 episode|
|2007||Jim Norton: Monster Rain||Stand-up special|
|2007–12||Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld|
|2008||The Gong Show with Dave Attell||2 episodes|
|2008||Down and Dirty with Jim Norton||4 episodes|
|2008||The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget|
|2009||Impaled: Painfully Blunt!||Documentary|
|2009||The Tragic Side of Comedy||TV Documentary|
|2009–14||Chelsea Lately||8 episodes|
|2010||Just for Laughs||1 episode|
|2011||That Metal Show||1 episode|
|2011||Looking for Lenny||Documentary|
|2011||Dave’s Old Porn||Episode: “Jim Norton/Seka”|
|2011||Imagine||Episode: “The Art of Stand-Up – Part Two”|
|2011–||The Joe Rogan Experience||6 episodes|
|2012||The Rock & Roll Roast of Zakk Wylde|
|2012||Jim Norton: Please Be Offended||Stand-up special|
|2012||Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||1 episode|
|2012||The Burn with Jeff Ross||1 episode|
|2012||Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings||1 episode|
|2013||Rock and Roll Roast of Dee Snider|
|2013||Four Courses with J.B. Smoove|
|2013||The Jeselnik Offensive||1 episode|
|2013||Insane Clown Posse Theater||1 episode|
|2013||Jim Norton: American Degenerate||Stand-up special|
|2013–14||Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show||2 episodes|
|2014||I Am Road Comic||Documentary|
|2014||Comedy Underground with Dave Attell||1 episode|
|2014||The Jim Norton Show||4 episodes|
|2015||Misery Loves Comedy||Documentary|
|2015||Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate||Stand-up special|
|2016||The Eric Andre Show||1 episode|