James Murray wiki, bio, gay, wife, net worth, Tenderloins history.

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.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameJames Stephen Murray
Date of birthMay 1, 1976
Place of birthNew York City, U.S.
EthnicityIrish and Italian descent
Zodiac signTaurus
Marital statusMarried
SpouseMelyssa Davies (m. 2020)
Ex-wifeJenna Vulcano (m. 2014; annulled 2014)
EducationMonsignor Farrell High School; Georgetown University (BA)
OccupationComedian, actor, author, producer, writer, director
Years active1997–present
Net worth$7 million (estimated)
Comedy troupeThe Tenderloins
Comedy partnersBrian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto
TV showImpractical Jokers
TV show debutDecember 15, 2011
TV show networkTruTV
TV show viewershipOver 32 million viewers in its first season
Other TV showsThe Misery Index; Impractical Jokers: The Movie
First filmDamned! (1998)
First film budgetPaid by Murray’s parents instead of buying him a car
First film roleProducer, writer, and director
BooksAwakened (2018), The Brink (2019), Don’t Move (2020), The Stowaway (2021), Area 51 (2022)
Social media presenceFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube (The Tenderloins)
Awards$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?

James Murray and his ex-wife Jenna Vulcano
James Murray and his ex-wife Jenna Vulcano

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.

— Murr (@jamessmurray) October 31, 2014

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.

The Tenderloins
Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Sal Vulcano (L-R)

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 gay
James Murray is openly a gay person

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.

Impractical Jokers
Impractical Jokers

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!

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