Jackie Martling Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Feb 29, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 27, 2022
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About Jackie Martling

Jackie Martling is an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and comedy writer who is famous for working on 'The Howard Stern Show'.
Jackie Martling, famously known as 'The Joke Man', was also into the music business. Along with Frank Vignola, the guitar legend released an original music CD of his music titled 'Happy Endings'. 
Jackie Martling was the head writer and full-time cast member of 'The Howard Stern Show'. Other than releasing his own comedy albums, he has also written two books, released gadgets that incorporate jokes, and has hosted his own radio program as well as making guest appearances on many radio programs.

Jackie Martling's Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Jackie Martling’s net worth?

Jackie Martling's net worth is approximately $2 million. His career as a radio personality, stand-up comedian, and comedy writer are the main factors that contribute to his huge net worth.

How much does Jackie Martling earn per year?

As per reports, Jackie Martling used to earn $578,000 per year at the peak of his career. However, his current annual earnings are unknown to the public.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jackie Martling?

Jackie Martling stands at the height of 5 ft 7 in (170 cm).

How old is Jackie Martling?

Jackie Martling was born on February 14, 1948, and he is 74 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Jackie Martling was born John Coger Martling, Jr. in Mineola, New York on February 14, 1948. His parents have four children, and he is the oldest among them.
Jackie Martling, who is of English, Dutch, and French ancestry, studied at H. Vernon School, which is located in East Norwich, New York. In the seventh grade, he took up music and spent his youth as a gymnast. After this, he went to study at Oyster Bay High School. Following high school, he completed his mechanical engineering degree course from Michigan State University in 1971. Jackie was associated with a band as a singer and guitarist during his college days. However, he left the group to work in construction in Denver, Colorado.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jackie Martling’s partner?

As per reports, Jackie Martling is currently single. Jackie Martling's ex-wife is Nancy Sirianni, who is also a musician. They were married for 20 years from 1988 to 2008. The music created by Nancy Sirianni and her band, The Scoldees, was featured on the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. Even though Jackie and Nancy Sirianni separated, they continued their professional relationship by appearing together for the game show 'Play With Jackie'.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jackie Martling started pursuing stand-up comedy as a serious career when the MC of one of his music shows, David Sayh, encouraged him to continue on as a comedian. Jackie Martling was part of the band The Off-Hour Rockers where he was a guitarist and singer. Once this group disbanded, Martling started to do comedy gigs professionally.
In 1981, Martling's joke lines, which he used in his shows arranged at various local venues, were discovered by the writer and producer of Rick Dees' radio show, 'Dave Lipson'. Following this, Jackie Martling got the chance to perform at a particular show for Dees. He also received the nickname 'The Joke Man' from Dave.
Jackie Martling sent his comedy albums to Howard Stern at the suggestion of the owner of Garvin's Comedy Club. This action opened up a path for Martling to perform regularly on a segment of Howard's show.
In 1986, Jackie Martling became the head writer and full-time in-studio comedian of 'The Howard Stern Show'. In 2001, Martling left the show after working there for 15 years when the WXRK owner declined his renegotiation amount. Following his departure from the show, Jackie Martling appeared in different TV shows and films including 'The Aristocrats', 'The White Irish Drinkers', 'Mail Order Brides', 'Leverage', and others.
Jackie has also released several comedy albums like 'What Did You Expect?', 'The Joke Man', 'Hot Dogs & Donuts', 'Sgt. Pecker', 'Come Again?!', and more. In 2007, Jackie released his first music album named 'Happy Endings'.
Jackie Martling has also written two books named 'Jackie 'The Joke Man' Martling's Disgustingly Dirty Joke Book' and 'The Joke Man: Bow To Stern'.
Jackie Martling has also written and hosted his own radio show named 'Jackie’s Joke Hunton SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Currently, Jackie Martling organizes and performs stand-up comedy shows all over America. He still makes guest appearances on leading radio shows and podcasts to date. He currently resides in Bayville, New York.

Charity Work

Jackie Martling has been associated with many charity works. In 2012, he attended the Annual Charity Day hosted by BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald. This charity event is held every year on 9/11 to benefit more than 100 charities across the globe.

What awards has Jackie Martling won?

This American stand-up comedian has won quite a few nominations and awards.
This American comedian won an award in the category of 'Best Supporting Actor' at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival in 2005. He also won the festival award at the Red Corner Film Festival in the category 'Best Ensemble' for 'St. Joseph' in 2018. In 2018, Jackie Martling won the Audience Choice award for 'Best Feature' at the Festival of Cinema NYC for his role in 'St. Joseph'.

Other Interesting Jackie Martling Facts And Trivia

Jackie Martling remains the first comedian to ever have displayed his talents at the BB King Blues Club, which is located in New York City.
There is a puppet named Jackie Puppet that resembles Jackie Martling.
Jackie Martling is quite active on his social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

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Jackie Martling Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

John Coger Martling, Jr.

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170 cm

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Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, Radio Personality, Author, Actor, Musician


Michigan State University

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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