Jim Florentine

Jim Florentine

Gender: Male
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1964-08-18 (57 years old)

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James Florentine (born August 18, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author and television personality. He is best known for co-hosting That Metal Show on VH1 Classic and voicing several characters on Crank Yankers, including Special Ed and Bobby Fletcher. He hosts Metal Midgets on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and a podcast called Everybody Is Awful (Except You). He has released six albums of stand-up comedy, two comedy specials, six installments in the Terrorizing Telemarketers prank call compilation, and three installments of the Meet the Creeps hidden camera show. His 2018 book Everybody is Awful (Except You!) reached No. 1 on the Book Soup nonfiction chart.

Personal Life

Florentine is a native of central New Jersey. He came from a large Catholic family and was one of seven children who attended the Catholic school St Ambrose. He has stated in various interviews and in his stand-up act that he disliked his religious upbringing. Florentine was interested in a musical career growing up because of his love for heavy metal music but would often joke that he never had the talent to play an instrument.Florentine lived for several years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where his father wanted to set up a family-run hot dog vending business. The business, however, proved unsuccessful, and the family moved back to New Jersey. In his late teens, Florentine had drug and alcohol problems and was in and out of rehab. He has stated his love of hard rock music set him on a straight path in life. Florentine was later a DJ on his college radio station in Hazlet, New Jersey WCNJ. He later mentioned after seeing Andrew Dice Clay for the first time on a Rodney Dangerfield Comedy special, he wanted a career in stand-up comedy. He would often joke on air that marriage and kids were not for him. His girlfriend of six years committed suicide in December 2006. In August 2007, while a guest on the Howard Stern Show, Jim Florentine asked co-host Robin Quivers to go on a date with him during a show segment. Due to the attention this garnered, Quivers became tight-lipped about the topic. On July 28, 2008, Quivers announced on the radio show that she and Florentine had ended their relationship. She stated that the breakup was amicable, that Florentine was "genuine and honest," and that he was the one who initiated the breakup.He was married to lacrosse coach Samantha Warner from 2012 to 2015.

Early Life

He was born on 18 August 1964 in Brooklyn, New York to a large Catholic family; he has six brothers and sisters. He launched his career in New York City comedy clubs.


Jim Florentine
Jim Florentine
Jim Florentine


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1964-08-18 (57 years old)

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United States of America, United States of America

United States of America

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