Jim Norton is an American comedian, radio personality, author, actor and television and podcast host. He is best known for being the co-host of radio show Opie and Anthony, with Gregg “Opie” Hughes and Anthony Cumia.
He was part of the show from 2001 to 2014. Since 2016 he has also hosted the morning radio show Jim Norton & Sam Roberts on SiriusXM Radio.
Jim Norton net worth is $3 million USD. Following article talks about the life and work of this versatile comedian, actor and author.
Biography and Background
His full name is James Joseph Norton Jr.
Jim had quite a few nicknames over the years. Some of them are Lil’ Jimmy, Paycheck, The Worm etc.
He is an American. He was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States.
Jim was born on July 19, 1968 and currently 52 years old.
Jim Norton mainly started his career as a standup comedian. But as years passed by he got involved into multiple professions which include radio personality, author, television and podcast host etc.
His Zodiac sign in Cancer.
Jim may be a famous person now but life wasn’t always like this to him. In fact, he had a pretty rough start. He grew up in Bayonne, New Jersey and attended North Brunswick High School.
But he dropped out in his senior year. This period was really a big struggle for Jim. He was only 13 and picked up drinking. He mostly drank vodka and grain alcohol because it used to make him drunk quicker.
He always felt that he was ugly. He felt insecure about himself. He was very shy and used alcohol as a way to feel comfortable and away from all of these horrible thoughts about himself and his life.
And when he was 16 he started cutting himself to seek attention from others. He missed schooling, his graduation. He did all of these in a drunk state of mind. So his parents send him to rehabilitation.
After staying sober for three years he obtained his GED and got admitted to Middlesex County College in order to get a Law degree but quit again after one month. He then worked as a forklift operator until he was 23.
After that he spent a few years gathering unemployed benefits and doing sets in local comedy venues before deciding to become a comedian full time.
His father and mother’s name is unknown. But it is known that his father was a former US marine and army reservist who later worked as a driver for the US postal service. And his mother was a librarian.
Jim has a sister. Her name is Tracy.
Jim Norton is married. His wife’s name is Sharon Norton.
He has no children.
Norton wanted to pursue a career as a comedian when he was 12. His interest in comedy began when his mom brought a comedy album from work.
He performed his first open mic night at a pub in 1990. He then spent five years developing his stand-up across New York, New Jersey, Boston, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida.
He developed a self-deprecating humor style which was well appreciated by other comedians and after spending ten years doing standup he found his mojo.
In 1997 he got his big breakthrough when Andrew Dice Clay asked him to be the opening act of his tours. The next three years Norton worked as opening for Clay.
And was part of shows in some big venues like Madison Square Garden in 2000. In 2001 he was hired on a radio show called “Opie and Anthony” as a third mic.
He appeared on “The Louie Show” in 1997. From 2002 to 2004, he performed regularly in the comedy series “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn”.
In 2003, he had assembled a new 45-minute set and his first comedy album titled “Yellow Discipline”. It was followed by a second album titled “Trinkets I Own Made from Gorilla Hands” in 2005.
In 2004, He was voted as “best comedian and breakthrough performer of the year” on Cringe Humor. He helped Amy Schumer by making her be part of his opening act in her early career.
Norton co-hosted the AVN Awards with Jessica Drake in 2007. 2010 was the year when “The Jim Norton Show” premiered on the Raw Dog Comedy channel on SiriusXM.
The show was hosted by Jim with other comedians and clips of live stand-up. The year 2016 saw Norton become the host of the show “Jim Norton & Sam Roberts”.
In the same year he became the co-host of “UFC Unfiltered”, the first Ultimate Fighting Championship audio podcast with former fighter Matt Serra.
His special “A Mouthful of Shame” made its debut on Netflix in 2017. His first book “Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch” was released in 2007 followed by a second book titled “I Hate Your Guts” in 2008.
He also made appearances in the movies “Spider-Man”, “Furry Vengeance”, “Cop Out”, “The Irishman”,” Run Ronnie Run”, “Rock Bottom”, “Brokers”, “American Dummy” and many more.
Jim Norton Net Worth
Jim Norton is a man of many trades. He has been part of any professions throughout his illustrious career which spans over almost 30 years now.
In this long career he has worked as a comedian, actor, author, television and podcast host etc. Jim Norton net worth is $3 million USD.
And the speed in which his career is moving forward it is safe to say that his net worth will only keep increasing.
Jim Norton’s Notable Works
Following are some of his notable works:
Social Media Presence
Jim Norton has official Twitter and Instagram accounts. They are given below:
Jim Norton is a 52-year-old American comedian, actor, television and radio personality. He has been part of the industry for almost 30 years now and has been an inspiration to millions. Making people laugh and being successful wherever he goes.
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