Impractical Jokers Net Worth: Career & Facts

Impractical Jokers
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As of June 2022, the combined net worth of Impractical Jokers is $20 million, making them worth $5 million each.

Impractical Jokers is an American reality prank show with some improvisational elements.

The reality show was produced by NorthSouth Productions, which premiered on truTV on December 15, 2011.

The show occasionally airs on the TBS network.

It starred Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, James Murray, and Brian Quinn.

At first, starting a group called The Tenderloins, these four guys use their on-screen chemistry with each other and their humor to make everything interesting for their fans.

Impractical Jokers
Impractical Jokers

One of the ways their admiration spiked was when the group participated in NBC’s reality show competition, ‘It’s Your Show.’ They won the grand prize and a $100,000 winning.

The ninth season of the show premiered on February 4, 2021. Similarly, a full-length film began production in April 2018 and was released on February 21, 2020.

Additionally, there are tons of international versions of the show- British, Dutch, Greek, Lebanese, and Swedish, proving that the fan following of the show is enormous.

Similarly, several spinoffs of the show have been released.

Introduction

Brian “Q” Quinn-

Brian “Q” Quinn is a comedian from Staten Island, New York City, United States.

He went to Monsignor Farrell High School and attended Brooklyn College. He worked in the New York City Fire Department.

James “Murr” Murray is a comedian from Staten Island, New York, United States. He was a part of Community Theater in the high school.

After high school graduation, Murray attended Georgetown University, where he pursued BA in English. He is married to Melyssa Davies.

Joe Gatto-

Joe Gatto is a comedian from Staten Island, New York, United States. He, too, attended Monsignor Farrell High School.

After graduation, he attended Long Island Post University and obtained an Accounting degree.

He is married to Bessy and has two children.

Also, he founded the Tenderloins comedy group in 1999.

Sal Vulcano-

Sal Vulcano is a standup and improvisational comedian from Staten Island, New York, United States.

He attended Monsignor Farrell High School. He obtained a degree in Finance from St. John’s University.

You’d be surprised to know that he is an ordained minister and performed the wedding ceremony of his friend, Joe Gatto, in 2013.

Quick Facts

Full Name Brian Michael Quinn

James Stephen Murray

Salvatore Edward Anthony Vulcano

Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr.

Nickname/Celebrated name Brian- Q

James- Murr

Salvator- Sal

Joe- Joe

Date of birth Brian Quinn: March 14, 1976
James Murray: May 1, 1976
Joe Gatto: June 5, 1976
Sal Vulcano: November 5, 1976
Birthplace Staten Island, New York, United States
Age Brian Quinn: 46
James Murray: 46
Joe Gatto: 46
Sal Vulcano: 45
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Brian Quinn: Pisces
James Murray: Taurus
Joe Gatto: Gemini
Sal Vulcano: Scorpio
Sexual Orientation Straight
High School Monsignor Farrell High School
Salary $50,000 per episode
Net worth $20 million
Social Network Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Last update June 2022

Impractical Jokers: Net Worth and Income

Impractical Jokers consists of four men who have been friends since childhood.

James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, and Brian “Q” Quinn make up the group, and together they are comedic gold.

They first appeared on television in an NBC reality show competition, ‘It’s Your Show.’  Four of them took home the grand prize of $100,000.

Likewise, they’ve amassed an incredible amount of money between the group’s television show, movie, and other appearances.

Combined as a group, the Impractical Jokers have a net worth is about $20 million. Breaking that down, each has roughly $5 million.

Impractical Jokers
Impractical Jokers

Some sites claim that they are worth even more.

Nonetheless, it is safe to say that none of the Impractical Jokers have more net worth than the other, which proves that each one of them is just as primary to the success of their show and their brand.

Back in 2015, the Jokers had a salary of about $26,000 per episode. However, with the show’s success, the bar has raised way up to $50,000 per episode.

There is a total of sixteen episodes in season 9, and with the salary of 50k per episode, each Joker takes home about $800,000 a season.

Moreover, in 2019 the Jokers made money beyond their television shows and movie. They toured across the country and made a sizable amount for themselves.

Net Worth of Impractical Jokers in Different Currencies

Let us determine the net worth of Impractical Jokers in different currencies as of June 2022.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 4,278,000
Pound Sterling £ 3,651,500
Australian Dollar A$ 6,868,130
Canadian Dollar C$ 6,312,175
Indian Rupee ₹ 369,042,500
BitCoin ฿ 117.60

Houses

Among the four jokers, Brian “Q” Quinn and Sal Vulcano both live in New York City.

However, James “Murr” Murray moved to Princeton, NJ, with his wife and bought his first home.

Similarly, Joe lives in Long Island, New York, with his family.

Joe sold his home in Lynbrook in 2019.

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Impractical Jokers and Movie

Plot

Impractical Jokers is a hidden camera reality prank show in which a typical episode is a series of games of dares.

The “Joker” receives a thumbs up or thumbs down for his daring performance.

At the show’s end, the Joker with the most thumbs down is a loser and thus subjected to a “punishment.”

One Joker is challenged to embarrass himself, engaging with the general public as part of the punishment, receiving commands from the fellow jokers who are surveilling the scenario from behind the show.

The Joker will lose a challenge as soon as he refuses to follow any instructions given by the other three Jokers.

Furthermore, the show has been well received by critics.

In fact, Linda Stasi of the New York Post has called the show the most ridiculous show she’s ever seen and possibly the funniest.

The show has been compared to hit prank shows, including Jackass and Candid Camera. In fact, the critics have offered praise for its unique twist on the genre.

Similarly, the series garnered 1.5 million viewers during its premiere on December 15, 2011.

Impractical Jokers: Development

After winning a grand prize of $100,000 in NBC’s “It’s Your Show,” the group went into television.

They filmed a pilot episode for a scripted sitcom for Spike TV in 2008. However, the show did not go to series.

On April 12, 2011, TruTV announced Impractical Jokers, which was initially programmed to be named Mission: Uncomfortable, eight months before the show’s debut.

However, James Murray explained the concept of a hidden camera.

Two of the jokers, Vulcano and Quinn, gave their pilot episode to TruTV, which was recorded on their iPhones.

Impractical Jokers: Movie

The truTV made an announcement on March 7, 2018, that Impractical Jokers was renewed for the eighth season and also a feature film.

Moreover, they also announced that the film would be directed by Chris Henchy and produced by Funny or Die.

Impractical Jokers:The Movie
Impractical Jokers: The Movie

The film’s production started at the end of April 2018. Similarly, the trailer of the film was released on December 17, 2019.

Ultimately, the film was released on February 21, 2020.

The film grossed $10.7 million at the worldwide box office collection on a budget of $3 million.

Career

Joe Gatto worked as a salesman at the baby retail store, Giggle, and was a car salesman at a Nissan dealership.

Similarly, Joe also wrote and starred in the TV movie The Tenderloins in 2009. Besides, in 2014 he appeared on the TV series Jokers Wild.

Brian “Q” Quinn worked as a ride operator at Beachland Amusements, a video clerk at Blockbuster, and a fireman for the FDNY before the show aired.

Similarly, he has also appeared in several movies, including 1996 Warshots, 1999 Dogma, 1999 Bg Helium Dog, and 2000 Vulgar.

James Murray sold golf balls at a golf course and then worked for NorthSouth Productions, which has produced shows for truTV, AT&T, TLC, MTV, etc.

He acted in a student film called Private Parts and Judas in the movie Damned!

Similarly, Murray was a director, editor, and producer of the 2002 short film Subway.

Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano
Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano

Likewise, he also wrote, directed, and produced the 2005 short film Superdude & Friend, Criss-Cross, and Standups in Love.

Sal Vulcano worked as a pizza delivery guy, as a bartender at The Full Cup, and has performed standup comedy. He has acted in the movies Damned! and Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy.

Vulcano was involved in the management of bat from 2010 to 2014 in Staten Island named The Full Cup.

It was well known as a music and comedy venue.

However, the bar was closed down because of numerous legal and financial issues. Luckily the Joker jumped ship when he saw signs of approaching failure.

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Unknown Facts About Impractical Jokers

  • James Murray revealed that he had a crush on his high school Spanish teacher.
  • The Jokers made a pact that if one of them loses and refuses to participate in their assigned punishment, that Joker will leave the show.
  • The four Jokers have known each other since 1990. They were together in high school, ninth-grade year.
  • Though they went to the same school, Brian “Q” Quinn was not technically one of the founding members of the Tedreloins. Brian joined the group when Mike Boccio left the group. Brian actually quit his job as a firefighter to join the group.
  • James Murray speaks over five languages.
  • Joe Gatto is the only Joker who does not drink alcohol.
  • Joe and Murr used to live in a single apartment together.
  • Sal Vulcano is a huge germaphobe and is afraid of many animals

FAQs

Who is the most punished Joker on Impractical Jokers?

Reportedly, the Joker to receive the most punishment on the show so far is Sal Vulcano.

Who is James Murray’s wife?

James is happily married to Melyssa Davies. However, as part of the stunt, James married fellow Joker, Sal Vulcano’s sister, Jenna Vulcano, in 2014 but had the marriage annulled the very next day.

Did Sal really get Jayden Smith’s tattoo?

Yes, Sal Vulcano did get a tattoo of Jayden Smith on his left thigh as a part of the punishment.

Why did Joe leave the Tenderloins troupe?

Joe decided to leave the Tenderloins troupe just a few weeks before they came up with the idea of Mission: Uncomfortable. He had to be talked back to the troupe by the cast members.

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