James Murray Net Worth - What Is The Impractical Jokers' Star Sources Of Income?
The comedian, producer, and television personality, James Murray's net worth is estimated to be $5 million, which he has amassed from his work as an executive producer and prolific television acting career. He came into prominence after starring in The Impractical Jokers alongside Sal Vulcano, Joseph Gatto, Brian Quinn, and Drew Patterson.
James Murray was born on the 1st of May, 1976 in New York City, USA. He is one of the founding members of the comedy group named The Tenderloins. Even though he was rumored to be gay, he has announced his engagement to his fiance, Melyssa Davies on August 30, 2019.
Net Worth and Sources of Income
As mentioned above, the comedian James Murray's net worth is estimated to be $5 million, which he has accumulated from his career in television series. And the primary source of his income has been his salary from Impractical Jokers. However, he has raked in revenue from other ventures too.
Income from Impractical Jokers
He gathered mainstream popularity and success from truTV's Impractical Jokers, which is a show depicting extreme, embarrassing, and humiliating public pranks with hidden cameras. He is starred alongside his other cast members and friends Sal Vulcano, Joseph Gatto, Brian Quinn. The show lasted for quite a long time, starting in 2011 with 200+ episodes till date and is in the top 5 in its time slot on cable in the US and is the number one show on Comedy Central in the UK and India.
Considering the length of the episode and the number of viewers it gathered, we are pretty sure James Murray's salary must have been grand. Moreover, the flood of wealth for James who just got engaged to Melyssa Davies doesn't stop here since Impractical Jokers is being renewed for the 9th season in 2020.
Income from Comedy Group
Murray is widely prominent for being one of the members of the New York comedy troupe, The Tenderloins. The group was formed in 1999 with his high school friends, Brian, Sal, and Joseph, and were the winner of $100K as a grand prize in NBC's It's Your Show competition.
The lads are absolutely funny, and they never fail to crack up the crowd with their amazing jokes. What started as a group performing live improv and sketch comedy shows, ended up trending over to the web, accumulating millions of views for their internet sketches and stand up comedy. Hence, they have had several successful shows since the group formed. The Troupe also has an official website where fans can sign up for their latest updates and book tickets for their next shows. James Murray's got to be earning a good income from these sources too.
Income from Books
Apart from a television star, James Murray is the writer of the best-selling novel of 2019, Awakened. He has co-written Impractical Jokers too. On his Instagram Handle, he has linked a book he previously finished named The Brink and it looks absolutely amazing.
Alongside being a talented actor, James is also a man with incredible writing skills. His books have caught the attention of many, and he must have gathered an immense fortune from these books too.
Income from Acting and Producing
Throughout the years, Murray served as a producer, director, editor, and actor for many projects. Some of them alongside their release years are listed below:
|Short Videos/ Movies||Role|
|Subway(2002)||Producer, Director, and Editor|
|Superdude & Friend(2005)||Producer, Director, Author, and Host|
|12 Monkeys(1995)||Guest Role|
|My Brother the Time Traveler(2017)||Supporting Role|
He is also the director of the movie Damned, which was an alternative re-telling of Biblical stories. Hence, James Murray has also gathered tremendous wealth by appearing in a few films and TV shows.
Engagement and Wedding
The actor from Impractical Jokers and the best-selling author proposed to the love of his life, Melyssa Davies on August 30, 2019. And it was right outside the new house they bought in New Jersey. It was officially announced on his social media with a picture of him holding her hand, which was embellished with a stunning Tiffany Diamond ring.
The pair had been to various vacations before Murray bent down on his knees with the ring for his soon-to-be wife. With this, he had about 50K fans asking Melyssa to marry him. "The fans kept it a secret the whole time, for 6 months," he said. It was from people all across America including Comic-Con. We can only imagine the extent of excitement and overwhelming joy Murray's fiance, Melyssa, felt after this. The adorable couple is looking forward to marrying in the fall of 2020 and to build their future together.