Radio personality, TV Writer
Who is Artie Lange?
Arthur Steven "Artie" Lange, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, radio personality, and author best known for his tenures with the The Howard Stern Show and the comedy sketch series MADtv. He is the host of a sports and entertainment radio show named The Artie Lange Show.
Lange performed his first stand-up comedy routine at 19 years of age. He took up work as a longshoreman to help support his family following the death of his quadriplegic father. In 1995, Lange starred in the first season of MADtv before leaving halfway through the second due to cocaine abuse and his subsequent arrest. After a period of rehabilitation, Lange featured in Dirty Work with Norm Macdonald, who brought Lange into the second season of his sitcom, The Norm Show. In 2001, Lange joined The Howard Stern Show until December 2009 when a suicide attempt in January 2010 led to an eight-month stay in a psychiatric ward. In 2011, Lange returned to radio with Nick DiPaolo to co-host The Nick & Artie Show. In January 2013, it was renamed The Artie Lange Show after DiPaolo's departure.
Lange has released two recordings of comedy performances–It's the Whiskey Talkin' and Jack and Coke. He co-wrote, produced, and starred in his feature film Artie Lange's Beer League, co-wrote his memoirs Too Fat to Fish and Crash and Burn.
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
Discuss this Artie Lange biography with the community:
We need you!
Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!
- Oct 11, 1967
- Also known as
- Arthur Steven Lange Jr.
- Arthur Steven Lange
- Arthur Steven Lange, Jr.
- Arthur Steven "Artie" Lange, Jr.
- Indigenous peoples of the Americas
- Indian American
- Italian people
- United States of America
- Union High School
- Connecticut School of Broadcasting
(1986/03 - 1987/06)
- Lived in
- New York City
- Los Angeles
on July 23, 2013