Last Updated: February 9, 2023
Info
Category:
Richest CelebritiesRichest Comedians
Net Worth:
$7 Million
Date of Birth:
Mar 14, 1976 (47 years old)
Place of Birth:
Staten Island
Gender:
Male
Profession:
Comedian, Television producer, Actor
Nationality:
United States of America
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Brian Quinn is n American comedian, producer, podcaster and actor who has a net worth of $7 million. Brian Quinn is best known as a member of the comedy troupe the Tenderloins alongside Sal Vulcano, James Murray, and formerly Joe Gatto. In 2011, the group began starring on its own hidden-camera comedy television show, "Impractical Jokers." Quinn later starred with the Tenderloins on the comedy game show "The Misery Index."

Early Life and Education

Brian Quinn was born on March 14, 1976 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. When he was still an infant, he moved with his family to Staten Island. He is of Italian and Irish descent. As a teenager, Quinn went to Monsignor Farrell High School, a boys' Catholic school. It was there that he met his friends and collaborators Sal Vulcano, James Murray, and Joe Gatto, with whom he performed in the school's improvisation club. Quinn went on to attend Brooklyn College. Subsequently, for eight years, he served in the New York City Fire Department.

The Tenderloins

Formed in the late 90s, the comedy troupe the Tenderloins originally consisted of James Murray, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, and Mike Boccio. Initially, the group performed as a live improv and sketch comedy troupe. The four members later added Gideon Horowitz. The Tenderloins achieved great success with their live shows, and eventually decided to venture into filmed comedy sketches. After Boccio and Horowitz left the group, Quinn stepped in to become the fourth member. The Tenderloins went on to produce sketches for YouTube, Myspace, and Metacafe, earning millions of views in the process. In 2007, the group performed a sketch on the NBC reality competition program "It's Your Show" and won the $100,000 grand prize.

In late 2011, the members of the Tenderloins launched the hidden-camera comedy television show "Impractical Jokers" on truTV. The show features the members, or "jokers," as they challenge each other to a series of competitive games and dares in which they usually end up embarrassing themselves in public. At the end of a typical episode, the joker who has lost the most challenges is given a particularly humiliating form of punishment. "Impractical Jokers" was a huge hit upon release, becoming the most popular series on truTV. It spawned "Impractical Jokers: The Movie," which came out in early 2020. The Tenderloins also starred on the TBS comedy game show "The Misery Index," based on the card game "Shit Happens" and hosted by Jameela Jamil. The show ran for three seasons through early 2021. At the end of that year, Joe Gatto left the Tenderloins to focus on his personal life.

Brian "Q" Quinn

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Podcasts

With the Tenderloins, Quinn has co-hosted "The Tenderloins Podcast," which began in 2012. Shortly after that, he began co-hosting "What Say You?" with Sal; it received multiple Podcast Award nominations. Elsewhere, Quinn serves as a co-host of the podcast "Tell 'Em Steve-Dave!" alongside Bryan Johnson and Walt Flanagan. Frequent guests on the podcast have included Sunday Jeff, Gitem, Ming Chen, Mike Zapcic, and the Franks. "Tell 'Em Steve-Dave!" won two Podcast Awards in 2010.

Other Appearances

Quinn has made some other notable appearances outside of the Tenderloins. In 2016, he had a cameo in the first episode of the second season of the Syfy series "12 Monkeys." A few years later, Quinn appeared in an episode of the truTV sitcom "Tacoma FD." In early 2022, Quinn had a cameo in the second season of "Star Trek: Picard" on the CBS All Access streaming service.

Philanthropy and Business

Since becoming famous for his time on "Impractical Jokers," Quinn has donated $50,000 to the New York City Fire Department, where he used to work. On the business side of things, he helped revive Staten Island's Rubsam & Horrmann Brewing Company, launching a new signature beer line called Q's Brews.

Personal Life

Quinn has struggled with depression over the years, something he has been open about. He also has arachnophobia. Due to a triple-punishment on "Impractical Jokers," Quinn has a tattoo that reads "38. Lives alone. Has 3 cats."

In 2009, while participating in Oktoberfest in Germany, Quinn was arrested for disorderly conduct after he was punched in the face, knocking a tooth out. He was escorted back to the United States, where he was bailed out by the Tenderloins.

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