Everyone expects their marriage to last a long time and live happily ever after. However, this is not the scenario with James Murray who legally married one of his best friend’s sister to pull a prank on him.
James is popularly known as ‘Murr’ an American actor, producer, and writer, a member of the comedy troupe called ‘The Tenderloins’ and best known for his comedy series ‘Impractical Joker’ on TruTV.
|Date of Birth:||1976, May-1|
|Age:||43 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 11 Inch|
|Birth Name:||James Stephen Murray|
|Birth Place/City:||Staten Island, New York City, New York|
|Profession:||Actor, Producer, and Comedian|
|Net Worth:||$ 5 million|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Married to:||Jenna Vulcano (m. 2014– div. 2014)|
|Online Presence:||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|TV Show:||Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes, Impractical Jokers Practically Live Tour Special|
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 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, 2 more things. Yes I legally married Sal’s sister, no joke. And yes we annulled the marriage…after the honeymoon night!
Murray was punished with skydiving out of a plane after the loss at the beginning of season 3. Murray took 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 the sister of his colleague as a form of punishment for one day during the April Fool’s Day.
Later, in 2016, he comes out as 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; in fact, Sal wanted Murray to come out of the closet.
Talking about his body measurement, Murray has a height of 5 feet 11 inches 1.8 m and weighs 70 kg. Moreover, his eye color and hair color is dark brown.
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.
American entertainer and comedian, James Murray has a net worth of $ 5 million.
He generates handsome money from his public prank show ‘Impractical Jokers.’ However, his salary has not revealed yet.
James Murray is active over social media. He has 1.1 million fans followers on his Instagram page. His Twitter account has 1.01 million followers, and his Facebook has more than 503 K followers. Most of his posts are related to his works as well as his day to day life.