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Karl Pilkington Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Karl Pilkington
Place Of Birth
Sales, UK
51 years old
Birth Date
September 23 1972

Karl Pilkington Facts

Child Star?
Author, TV Presenter, Entertainer
Education & Qualifications
Ashton-on-Mersey School
Net Worth
Current Partner
Suzanne Whiston

About Karl Pilkington

Karl Pilkington is an English actor, radio and television producer, comedian, and author.

Karl Pilkington was born in Sale, Greater Manchester, on September 23, 1972. Growing up, he reportedly had no interest in learning and only attended school to earn money by selling copies of video games he had made from an original copy.

Karl Pilkington became famous while producing and appearing on 'The Ricky Gervais Show' in the early 2000s. Since then, Karl Pilkington has been a famous icon in the entertainment industry, featuring in films, documentaries, and TV shows. Some of his famous works in the entertainment industry include 'An Idiot Abroad', 'The Ricky Gervais Show', and 'The World of Karl Pilkington'.

Discover more about the early life, career, family, and other trivia about Karl Pilkington.

Karl Pilkington Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Karl Pilkington’s net worth?

Karl Pilkington has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

How much does Karl Pilkington earn per year?

Karl Pilkington earns around $600,000 annually, as an entertainer.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Karl Pilkington?

Karl Pilkington is 6 ft (185 cm) tall.

How old is Karl Pilkington?

Karl Pilkington was born on September 23, 1972. He is currently 49 years old and will celebrate his 50th birthday in September 2022.

Childhood And Education

English television presenter and radio producer, Karl Pilkington, was born in Sales, Greater Manchester, on September 23, 1972. Although little is known about Pilkington's personal life, he grew up with his parents, older brother, and sister, in the Racecourse Estate neighborhood of Sale.

During his young years, Karl Pilkington was a student of Ashton-on-Mersey School, Sale, England. Instead of learning, Pilkington was earning, selling copied items, mainly copies of video games he made from an original copy he bought. Eventually, he began working as a disk and cassette printer at a Youth Training Scheme program after dropping out of school.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Karl Pilkington dating?

Karl Pilkington has been in a long-term relationship with Suzanne Whiston, since the early '90s. Suzanne Whiston is a journalist, producer, and media personality.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known As…

Karl Pilkington is best known as the person behind the production of the popular XFM radio show, 'The Ricky Gervais Show'.

Karl Pilkington started his career as a producer at XFM London and after some time, was promoted to production head of the radio station. Pilkington began working on 'The Ricky Gervais Show' in 2001, as the show's producer and was rarely heard on-air. Later, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (hosts of the show) began inviting Pilkington to make brief appearances on the show, which started to pave the way for his on-screen career. Eventually, he became a presenter of the show and soon began filling in hosting positions for presenters at the BBC.

After the drastic increase in fame powered by 'The Ricky Gervais Show', Karl Pilkington began anchoring other shows. He soon got different roles in the entertainment industry, including being a voice actor. Besides the XFM show that joined them, Pilkington worked on several independent projects with Gervais and Merchant. Pilkington also appeared as a guest on the shows, 'The Culture Show' and 'Flipside TV'.

Gervais' live standup comedy, 'Politics', had Pilkington appear in an interview titled 'Meet Karl Pilkington'. In September 2010, Karl Pilkington played a role in Gervais and Merchant's 'An Idiot Abroad', a Sky1 travel documentary comedy series, in which he visited the seven wonders of the world. After the documentary series, Pilkington wrote a book on his journey. Pilkington's acting debut was in the comedy-drama, 'Derek', produced by Channel4. In the drama, he played the role of the bus driver, Dougie, and the caretaker.

Pilkington co-wrote, co-created, and starred in the 2018 comedy series, 'Sick Of It'. He has also worked as a voice actor and made voiceovers for clients such as FreeView, Sony PSP, Wickes, Vodafone, and Unilever.

Alongside Gervais and Merchant, Pilkington founded the television production company, RiSK.

Charity Work

The Thomas Coram Foundation for Children was one of the few organizations that benefited from the charity works of Karl Pilkington. Pilkington launched a campaign in which celebrities and himself signed and designed their cards to be placed on auction on eBay. The money raised was used for the upkeep of the charity organization.

What awards has Karl Pilkington won?

Karl Pilkington won the Best Presenter Award for 'An Idiot Abroad' in 2011.

Other Interesting Karl Pilkington Facts And Trivia

  • Karl Pilkington is an avid soccer lover. As a child, he supported Manchester City, but has been supporting Manchester United since the '90s.
  • Pilkington has a $2 million house in Sale, Manchester, England. The four-bedroom apartment with ensuite bathrooms has a cinema room and a roof terrace from which Poole Harbour can be viewed.

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