Jackie graduated from Michigan State University as a mechanical engineer in the Class of '71.
He has been a stand-up comedian since 1979, and performed on the radio with Howard Stern between 1983 and 2001.
Jackie has written a number of songs. Among these are "Flies", "The Pot Song", "The Beer Song", and "Fool's Gold."
Jackie has spoken publicly of his fondness for smoking marijuana and drinking Heineken. In December 2005, Martling stated he hasn't had a drink in five years, but confessed to smoking marijuana from time to time.
Jackie was married to Nancy Sirianni from 1988 until they divorced in 2003.