Artie Lange

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Artie Lange

Born

10/11/1967, Union Township, Union County, New Jersey

Birth Name

Arthur Steven Lange

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Artie Lange began his adult life working as a longshoreman on the coast of New Jersey after dropping out of Seton Hall University. After working on the docks for a few years, Lange decided to pack up his bags and head out to Hollywood and audition for television…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • As of February 8, 2007, Artie weighed in at 295 lbs, which is one pound less than his all time high.

    • After missing 5 out of 6 live broadcasts of The Howard Stern Show over the weeks of January 22nd and January 29th, Howard, Robin and many of the fans feared that Artie may have fell off the wagon and had begun using heroin again.

    • Artie perfomed at the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas on during the Super Bowl weekend.

    • On Tuesday, January 2, 2007, Artie Lange's Beer League was released on DVD.

    • On Wednesday, January 3, 2007, Artie appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.

    • On it's opening weekend in September, Artie Lange's Beer League made roughly $350,000.

    • On September 20, 2006, Artie admitted that last year he was addicted to heroin while filming his movie, Artie Lange's Beer League.

    • As of September 19, 2006, Artie weighed 282lbs, which is up from his late June, 2006 weight of 274lbs.

    • When Artie was a teenager, he was arrested for attempted robbery. He handed a bank teller a note demanding $50,000 as a goof and walked out. Artie later said that he did it because he thought the teller was really cute.

    • As of September 12, 2006, Artie reported that his on-again/off-again relationship with Dana Sironi is off.

    • Artie's first standup comedy gig was at New York City's "Improv" in Hell's Kitchen.

    • While at Union High School in Union, New Jersey, Artie was an All-County third baseman.

    • During the August 21, 2003 broadcast of The Howard Stern Show, results of a DNA test indicatec that Artie was 1/4 American-Indian as well as German on his father's side and Neopolitan Italian on his mother's side.

    • In 1986, Artie's father fell off the roof of house that he was working on and became a quadripalegic. His father died four years later.

    • Artie is a great impersonator of every character from The Godfather and he has memorized most every line from the trilogy.

    • In April of 2006, Artie stated that he won a grand total of $15,000 gambling on the 2006 Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament.

    • In 2001, Artie replaced Jackie Martling as a regular on The Howard Stern Show.

    • Artie has admitted on air during The Howard Stern Show that he cried at a Michael Jackson concert during the song "Man in the Mirror."

    • A few of Artie's favorite musical artists are Bruce Springsteen and The Allman Brothers.

    • Artie's favorite sports teams are the New York Yankees, New York Knicks and the New York Giants.

    • His drink of choice is Jack Daniels with a splash of water and lots of ice, which he prefers to drink through a regular-size straw.

    • Artie worked as a longshoreman following his failed attempt at college until his big break into show business in 1995.

    • In May 2004, when The Howard Stern Show aired live from Las Vegas, Artie was reported dead by the Stern show prank phone call master, Captain Janks.

  • Quotes

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  • The talented comic on The Howard Stern Show.

    9.0
    Artie Lange began life after dropping out of college by performing stand up comedy in small clubs. After he did this for a few years, he drove out to Hollywood to audition for a brand new television show, which would try to copy Saturday Night Live's concept.



    That show that gave Artie his big break in show business was Mad TV. From there, he quickly earned a cult following and had some small parts in small films. By this time, nothing could stop Artie.



    He was still a relatively unknown, however, because FOX's sketch comedy had such a small audience. It wasn't until 2001 when he joined The Howard Stern Show that Artie really made a name for himself.moreless
  • Underrated comic on The Howard Stern Show.

    9.1
    Artie Lange began life after dropping out of college by performing stand up comedy in small clubs. After he did this for a few years, he drove out to Hollywood to audition for a brand new television show, which would try to copy Saturday Night Live's concept.



    That show that gave Artie his big break in show business was Mad TV. From there, he quickly earned a cult following and had some small parts in small films. By this time, nothing could stop Artie.



    He was still a relatively unknown, however, because FOX's sketch comedy had such a small audience. It wasn't until 2001 when he joined The Howard Stern Show that Artie really made a name for himself.moreless
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