The Impractical Joker James Murray have the shortest marriage of all time. Has Marriage lost its meaning? Read along to know more about James Murray, his wiki, height, marriage, his sexuality, his wife, net worth and bio.
James Murray is one of the founders of troupe Tenderloins which released the Impractical Joker’s comedy show. He rose to fame in 1999 when he and his friends formed the group Troupe Tenderloins. Everything is going well in James Muray’s life, but his marriage was indeed a very shocking one. Continue reading to know in detail about James Murray, his failed marriage, his sexuality, age, bio, and net worth.
James Stephen Murray
Date of birth
May 1, 1976
Place of birth
New York City, U.S.
Irish and Italian descent
Melyssa Davies (m. 2020)
Jenna Vulcano (m. 2014; annulled 2014)
Monsignor Farrell High School; Georgetown University (BA)
Comedian, actor, author, producer, writer, director
$7 million (estimated)
Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto
TV show debut
December 15, 2011
TV show network
TV show viewership
Over 32 million viewers in its first season
Other TV shows
The Misery Index; Impractical Jokers: The Movie
First film budget
Paid by Murray’s parents instead of buying him a car
First film role
Producer, writer, and director
Awakened (2018), The Brink (2019), Don’t Move (2020), The Stowaway (2021), Area 51 (2022)
Social media presence
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube (The Tenderloins)
$100,000 grand prize in NBC’s “It’s Your Show” competition for the sketch “Time Thugs”
Shortest Marriage! James Murray and his ex-wife, Jeena Vulcano
The impractical Joker married Jeena Vulcano on October 30, 2014. Jeena Vulcano is the sister of Sal Vulcano who is also an Impractical Joker. She appeared in some series of Impractical Jokers too. Everybody was taken by surprise when they announced their marriage. Was it real or just a joke?
It was indeed a real one, and all his family members and friends attended the marriage ceremony. However, the next day James Murray tweeted,
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.
They mutually annulled the marriage after the next day. It was an act of revenge against Sal Vulcano who had punished James Murray with skydiving from a plane and getting a tattoo which was the same punishment. Hence, Marrying his sister was an act of sweet revenge on James Murr’s side.
However, Murr has been married to Melyssa Davies since September 25, 2020. The couple met at a launch party for his book Awakened in June 2018 and hit it off right away. They got engaged in August 2019 after Murr proposed to her outside their new home in New Jersey. Their wedding was held at the Lake House Inn in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in front of their family and friends, including Murr’s fellow Jokers Sal Vulcano, Brian Quinn, and Joe Gatto. Joe also served as the best man and officiated the wedding.
Murr is currently enjoying his married life with Melyssa and working on new projects with The Tenderloins. He is one of the most successful and popular Impractical Jokers who has found love and happiness both on and off screen.
How much does James Murray earn? What is his net worth?
Murray has amassed a net worth of $7 million. He is best known for being one of the stars and executive producers of the hit hidden camera show “Impractical Jokers” on TruTV. He is also a co-founder of the comedy troupe “The Tenderloins”, which has performed live shows and podcasts across the country. Murray has written and directed several films and shorts, as well as co-authored several horror and science-fiction novels with Darren Wearmouth. He also owns Impractical Productions, LLC, which produces various television shows and specials. Murray has diversified his sources of income and established himself as a successful entertainer in the industry.
James Murray sexuality, Is he a Gay?
Murr’s sexuality has been a subject of curiosity and speculation among his fans, especially after he came out as gay on an episode of Daytime Talk Show With Sally Jessy in 2014. However, he later admitted that he was not gay and that he only said he was to prank his friend Sal Vulcano, who also came out as gay on the same show. It turned out that Sal was not gay either.
James Murray Early Childhood
Before James Murray became a celebrity, he had a normal childhood in Staten Island, New York. He was born on May 1, 1976, to Irish and Italian parents. He attended Monsignor Farrell High School, where he met his future comedy partners Joe Gatto, Brian Quinn, and Sal Vulcano in freshman year. He graduated in 1994. He was interested in comedy and filmmaking from a young age. In 1998, he produced, wrote, and directed a film titled Damned!, which was an alternative retelling of Bible stories. He also went to Georgetown University, where he earned a BA in English. He was always adventurous and curious, which helped him develop his improvisational skills and sense of humor. He reunited with his high school friends after college and formed the comedy troupe The Tenderloins. This was the beginning of his successful career as a comedian and actor.
James Murray Career and rise to prominence of Tenderloins
Long before glory days James and his friends performed improv comedy during high school even though for fun. After college James met Sal Vulcano soon the two reunited with high school friend Joe Gatto and another friend, Mike Boccio. For six months they practiced improv at Joe’s house three days a week. Officially, they formed comedy troupe “Tenderloins” in 1999. Briefly, it also consists Gideon Horowitz who left the group for personal reasons.
The group performed live show years after years but were still limited to internet success. Mike Boccio was out of the group around 2005 subsequently new fourth member Brian “Q” Quinn replaced him in 2006. The big break for the group came in the year 2007 when they entered NBC “It’s Your Show competition” and won $100,000 grand prize for their video “Time Thugs.” It also opened the door for their TV show. At first, their scripted comedy pilot for Spike TV failed to turn into series. Eventually, Tenderloins got their big shot with Tru TV which announced comedy series Impractical Jokers on April 12, 2011. And the rest is history!