Pete Holmes once admitted that without major influences such as Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Regan, Conan O’Brien, Sinbad, Chris Farley, Dane Cook, Steve Martin, and Ray Romano, he wouldn’t have made any headway within the comedy circles. Today, the entertainer has found success as a podcaster, comedian, writer, and producer.
As an actor and comedian, Holmes focuses more on surreal humor, observational comedy, blue comedy, satire, improvisational comedy, sketch comedy, and satire. Over the course of his career, he has carried out several projects, with CollegeHumor, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Pete Holmes Show, and Crashing being his most notable works.
As an actor, he made his debut screen appearance in 2005 in the television series Premium Blend as himself. So far, he has featured in about 16 television series and four movies. He landed his first film gig in 2014 when he was cast as himself in the movie I Am Road Comic and it’s been uphill ever since.
Age & Early Life
The stand-up comedian’s birth name is Peter Benedict Holmes. He was born in Lexington, Massachusetts, on 30th March 1979. Pete is of Irish Lithuanian ethnicity – his father is Irish and his mother is from Lithuania, a country in Europe. He was raised in Lexington and also attended Lexington High School, where he finished his high school education.
Holmes began his college career at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, where he studied English and Communications. As a student, he was part of the group that took part in the improvisational comedy troupe, The Sweaty-Toothed Madmen. He formerly lived in Chicago as well as Sleepy Hollow, a city situated in New York. Presently, he manages his career from Los Angeles.
As regards to his religion, Pete Holmes is a member of the Roman Catholic faith. He was born and raised in a staunchly Catholic family. From childhood, he has held onto the practices of the church and it appears he is not ready to switch to another faith in the nearest future.
Wife or Girlfriend? Is He Married, Dating, Divorced?
The veteran comedian/television host has been in a blissful marital relationship with a non-celebrity woman called Valerie Chaney since 2017. Chaney is the entertainer’s second wife, as Holmes was formerly married to a woman called Becca.
He got married to his first wife at the age of 22 (which was exactly the year he launched his comedy career), however, the union only survived for six years due to Becca’s extra-marital affair with her current husband simply identified as Rocko. Though events about Pete and Becca’s wedding still remains a secret, their divorce was not, as it left him in a traumatic state for a long time and equally shook his career badly.
Interestingly, the comedian is back in form relationship-wise, having moved on from his failed marriage – many thanks to Chaney who has proved to be his perfect match. On several occasions, Holmes has kept details of his love life out of media’s reach but he sometimes shares a couple of pictures of his second wife on his social media accounts.
The comedian first declared himself and Valerie as a couple on his Instagram page on 17th October 2015, and ever since, he has never shied away from showing the world how precious she is to him. The two share a daughter together who was born in September 2018.
Is Pete Holmes Gay?
The multi-hyphenate personality’s sexual orientation is straight despite declaring himself gay in the premieres of the Comedy Central Records’ album, Nice Try: The Devil. In real life, he doesn’t and has never shown interest in people of his own gender. Moreover, he is a married man and was faithful to his first wife until they got divorced as a result of her infidelity. So, it would be best advised to disregard any report claiming that the popular actor is a relationship with a fellow guy. It is most likely a hoax.
What’s His Height?
The comedian, who has amassed a net worth of $3 million, stands at a height of 1.98 meters. His weight and other body measurements are, however, not available at the moment. Nonetheless, it’s very clear from his pictures that Pete’s weight and body features perfectly befits his personality and profession.