Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 11:50 am
James Murray is popularly known as ‘Murr’ is an American actor, producer, and writer. James is a member of the comedy troupe called ‘The Tenderloins’ and best known for his comedy series ‘Impractical Joker’ on TruTV.
American entertainer and comedian, James Murray has a net worth of $1.5 million in 2018.
Back in 2017, his net worth was $1 million. He generates handsome money from his public prank show ‘Impractical Jokers.’ However, his salary has not revealed yet.
Besides a comedian, James is a producer, writer, and director. He has produced and directed some shows like 2002 short Sunway, 2005 short Superdude & Friend. Furthermore, he earned extra wealth from his concert and tour.
James Murray rose to fame after appearing in the reality television prank show, ‘Impractical Jokers.’ The show aired on the TruTV on 15 December 2011. The four cast member of the Impractical jokers reassembled after the high and formed a comedy group called ‘The Tenderloins.’
The four Impractical Jokers are the high school friends and performed together on the NBC show, ‘It’s Your Competition.’ The group won $100,000 prize on NBC’s show. ’ In 2008, they filmed a pilot episode for a scripted series for Spike TV, but it did not go well.
After that, the group launched a TV show called ‘Impractical Jokers.’ The show’s cast member are Sal Vulcano, BrianQuinn, and Joe Gatto. James Murray explained how the hidden camera format made sense based on the jokesters’ skills. Murray said, “They needed to find out the right format that thing is, they have been doing this for years, but when it’s on camera, the embarrassment is amplified.” The audience loves the show and received positive reviews. Soon it became one of the highly rated shows in the United States of America.
Before the show, he served as a vice president of development for a TV company. He worked there for eleven years, creating and selling TV shows.
In an interview with Las Vegas Magazine, he said:
“I started a lot of pranks shows being greenlighted, like back then Justin Bieber re-launched Punk’d go on CW. Other prank shows were going around, and I felt like there was a new opportunity there. And so the guys and I got together and came up with a twist. … We took the traditional prank format like, say, Candid Camera, where comedians prank the public. We spun it upside down. We’re no longer punking strangers. We’re pranking each other, and the public is just there to witness our embarrassment.”
James Murray Married To Jenna Vulcano
Murray was married to Sal’s sister, Jenna Vulcano but the marriage was annulled within 24 hours. In 2014, Murray and Jenna married in the church inviting some close friends and family. Also, they signed a marriage paper stating husband and wife officially.
However, the couple ended their marriage relation after the honeymoon night. They only spent a day together. The fans of Impractical Jokers were shocked when they heard the news that the couple is no longer together.
Despite being married and declared husband and the wife annulled their marriage in the next day.
He tweeted out,
“Oh, two more things. Yes, I legally married Sal’s sister, no joke. And yes we annulled the marriage…after the honeymoon night! Revenge rocks.”
Oh, 2 more things. Yes I legally married Sal's sister, no joke. And yes we annulled the marriage…after the honeymoon night! Revenge rocks.
— Murr (@jamessmurray) October 31, 2014
Murray was punished with skydiving out of a plane after the loss at the beginning of season 3. Murray took the revenge for his punishment on Sal. Later, James declared that it was just a prank on him. However, James got a wife for one day.
Is James Murray Gay?
James Murray married for one day with his colleague’s sister as a form of punishment. During the April Fool’s Day, he had run the Congress.
Later, in 2016, he comes out as a gay. In the television show “The Daytime Talk Show” which was hosted by Sally Jessy. Before saying Murr is gay, his friend Sal Vulcano noted that he is gay. But after Murr’s confession, Sal retreated and said that he is straight. Later, Sal revealed that he is not gay but he did that to help him to come out who he is.
James Murray was born on 1st May 1976 in New York City. He attended Monsignor Farrell High School. He was also a member of a local community theatre in his hometown
After completing his high school education, he went at Georgetown University and pursued a Bachelors of Arts degree in English.
James Murray is active over the social media. He has 963k fans followers on his Instagram page. His Twitter account has 979k followers, and his Facebook has more than 400k followers. Most of his posts are related to his works as well as his day to day life.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurement
As of his birthdate, he is of 42 years old. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall. His hair color and eyes color are brown. Moreover, his weight and body measurement are not known.