Most people know Brian Quinn as a member of the successful improv comedy troupe, The Tenderloins. Many people also know that Quinn and his Tenderloins buddies are the stars of Impractical Jokers, the hit comedy show which basically follows the four friends as they endlessly prank each other. Did you, however, know that Quinn was actually a firefighter before delving into fulltime comedy? Did you also know that the Impractical Jokers star is afraid of spiders? Discover these and more facts about Brian Quinn below.
How Old Is Brian Quinn?
Brian Michael Quinn was born on the 14th of March 1976 in Staten Island, New York City. His father’s name is James Quinn while his mother’s name is Carol Murphy. The comic also has two brothers namely Jim and Danny.
Quinn grew up in the big apple and obtained his high school diploma from Monsignor Farrell High School. He thereafter attended Brooklyn College before going on to work as a firefighter.
Even though they were all born in 1976, Brian Quinn is actually the oldest Tenderloin member. The 3rd youngest member is James Murray and he was born on the 1st of May 1976 in Staten Island. He studied English at Georgetown University before going on to work as a TV producer.
The 2nd youngest Tenderloins member is Joe Gatto. He was born on the 5th of June 1976. He studied accounting in college before going on to become a seller of high-end baby furniture. Finally, the youngest Tenderloins member is Sal Vulcano. He was born on the 6th of November 1976. He studied finance in college before opening his own bar.
Brian Quinn first met his future collaborators while they were all students at Monsignor Farrell High School. During their time at the institution, all four boys were not class clowns as one would expect; rather, they were intelligent, respectful, hardworking and diligent. The quartet were also not close friends; they, however, ran in the same circles and joined the same improv comedy group in junior year. After finishing high school, all four men headed to different parts of the country for college. They later returned to New York where they ran into each other and subsequently decided to set up a comedy troupe. They spent the first six months practicing in the basement of a house that belonged to one of them. They later began performing publicly and uploaded their sketches to YouTube.
For nearly a decade, Quinn and his three buddies found it difficult making much head way. The four pals later came up with the novel idea of a hidden-camera show where they prank themselves rather than members of the public. Known as Impractical Jokers, the show basically features the four buddies daring each other to do something embarrassing. If one refuses, or cannot complete his task, he is subjected to an even more embarrassing punishment. Impractical Jokers debuted on truTV in 2011 and has grown to become one of the highest-rated comedy shows in the U.S. Quinn and his pals have also embarked on several lucrative tours, selling out legendary venues such as the O2 Arena and the Madison Square Garden.
Brian Quinn has a net worth estimated at $5 million and this primarily stems from his lucrative comedy career. Apart from what he and his buddies make on their hit comedy show, the Tenderloins have also made a small fortune from their successful tours. For instance, their Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour of 2019 grossed more than $9.5 million.
On an individual note, Quinn has also invested in a Staten Island brewery known as Rubsam & Horrmann Brewing Company. R&H was founded in 1888 and has brewed over 100,000 kegs of beer. The company later went moribund before Quinn decided to revamp it. The comic was motivated to do so due to his love for beer as well as his passion for his hometown of Staten Island. R&H relaunched in September 2019 and carries three signature brews.
What Is Brian Quinn’s Height?
Brian Quinn has an average, medium-sized build. The comic is 5 feet 10 ½ inches tall and his weight is given as 84kg. His eye colour is hazel while his hair color is dark brown with some sprinkling of grey.
Quinn is actually the 2nd tallest Tenderloins member. The tallest Tenderloins member is James Murray who is 5 feet 11 inches tall The 3rd tallest Tenderloins member is Joe Gatto who is 5 feet 10 inches tall. Finally, the shortest Tenderloins member is Sal Vulcano and he is 5 feet 9 ¾ inches tall (1.77m).