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Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes is a multi-talented comedian, actor, writer, producer, and podcaster from the United States. Pete Holmes is widely recognized for his late-night talk show on TBS, “The Pete Holmes Show” and HBO’s “Crashing.”

Early Life

Born as Peter Benedict Holmes better known as Pete Holmes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. He was born on the 30th of March 1978 and is 45 years old. Furthermore, he is a US citizen and has a birth sign of Aries. He belongs to mixed ethnicity of Irish-Lithuanian descent and he practices Christianity religion.

He was born into a family of an American father of Irish ancestry and a Lithuanian refugee mother. His brother works as a singer for Dr. Holmes. Despite the fact, he has not mentioned the names of his parents and siblings. He relocated to Chicago and Los Angeles after previously residing in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

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Caption: Pete Holmes with his father (Source: YouTube)

Pete Holmes – Education

Moving to his academic background, he attended Lexington High School. Later, he enrolled at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, graduating with a degree in English and Communications in 2001.

Professional Career

Pete Holmes began his career in the New York City comedy scene. In the mid-2000s, he was appearing in clubs and on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, as well as being a regular panellist on VH1’s Best Week Ever and VH1’s All Access. He began his career as a touring comedian, including stints on the Christian comedy circuit. His cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 2006.

He appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2010. The same year, he debuted his first television special on “Comedy Central Presents.” Similarly, he appeared on the TBS talk show “Conan” on March 21, 2011, and November 17, 2011.

Continued his successful career

In contrast, he has provided the voices for several characters on “Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans.” On the other hand, he wrote for the NBC prime-time sitcom “Outsourced” and, before its cancellation in May 2012, for the Fox sitcom “I Hate My Teenage Daughter.”

Aside from that, on November 15, 2011, he released his first album, “Impregnated With Wonder,” on iTunes. “Nice Try, The Devil,” his second album, was released in 2013. Furthermore, in College Humor’s internet series “Badman,” he created a popular comedic portrayal of Batman.

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Caption: The poster of a late-night talk show on TBS, The Pete Holmes Show (Source: BetaSeries)

Later, he appeared on the TBS series “The Pete Holmes Show” and the series premiered on October 28, after Conan. TBS renewed the show for a second season. Gabe Liedman performed the show’s first stand-up routine on December 9, 2013. TBS cancelled the talk show after two seasons on May 23, 2014, due to low audience ratings. The show’s run ended on June 19, 2014.

“Faces and Sounds,” his third comedy special, was released in 2016. “Dirty Clean,” his fourth album, was released in 2019. “Crashing” is an HBO series that Holmes created and starred in. It is an HBO semi-autobiographical show about Holmes’ character Pete, a young comedian who pursues a career in stand-up comedy after his wife cheats on him and leaves him homeless.

Recent Works

He successfully pitched the show’s concept to Judd Apatow, and it was picked up by HBO for production in September 2015, with Apatow serving as director. The pilot’s success prompted HBO to approve the first season in January 2016. After four episodes, HBO renewed the show for a second season, which began on January 14, 2018.

HBO renewed the series for a third season on February 21, 2018. Despite critical acclaim for season three, HBO cancelled Crashing in March 2019. He released his book “Comedy Sex God” on May 14, 2019, which is described as “part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, and part spiritual quest.”

In 2021, he played the role of Uncle Blake in the Christmas comedy film, “Home Sweet Home Alone.” Similarly, he played the lead role of Tom Smallwood in the 2022 CBS sitcom “How We Roll.” He was recently seen in an episode of the NBC sitcom “Night Court” playing the role of Randy (Abby’s Fiance).

Net Worth 2024

As of 2023, this American comedian has a net worth of $4 million while his salary and other assets are unknown. His earnings are primarily derived from his appearances on television and in films.

Moreover, he is also a producer, earning a living by creating shows and other forms of entertainment. He earns money from books and good money from his writing because he is also a writer.

Relationship Status

Pete Holmes married her wife Valerie Chaney in the year 2017. Meanwhile, the couple has been living a happy married life together. The couple has not yet mentioned their children in front of the media and the general public.

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Caption: Pete Holmes with his wife (Source: AmoMama)

There are no scandals or rumours surrounding his personal or professional life. He is not surrounded by them and maintains a low profile.

Body Measurements

This American comedian stands 6 feet 5 inches and weighs an average. While he has a pair of blue eyes with dark brown hair colour.

Pete Holmes – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@peteholmes’ there are over 630k followers. Likewise, there are over 401.4k followers on his Twitter page ‘@peteholmes’ and over 97k followers on his Facebook page.