Pete Holmes once admitted that without great influences like Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Regan, Conan O’Brien, Sinbad, Chris Farley, Dane Cook, Steve Martin, and Ray Romano he would not have made any progress in comedy circles. Today the entertainer is successful as a podcaster, comedian, author, 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 done 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 appeared on the television series Premium Blend in 2005 as himself for the first time on screen. So far he has appeared in about 16 television series and four films. He made his first film appearance in 2014, when he was cast as himself in the film I Am Road Comic, and since then he has been on the rise.
Age & Early Life
The birth name of the stand-up comedian is Peter Benedict Holmes. He was born on March 30, 1979, in Lexington, Massachusetts. Pete is of Irish-Lithuanian descent – his father is Irish and his mother is from Lithuania, a country in Europe. He grew up in Lexington and also attended Lexington High School, where he completed his high school education.
Holmes began his college career at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, where he studied English and Communication. As a student, he was part of the group that performed in the improvisational comedy troupe The Sweaty-Toothed Madmen. He used to live both in Chicago and in Sleepy Hollow, a city in New York. He currently directs his career from Los Angeles.
As for his religion, Pete Holmes is a member of the Roman Catholic faith. He was born and raised in a strict Catholic family. Since childhood, he has adhered to the practices of the Church and it seems that he is not ready to change to another faith in the near future.
Wife or Girlfriend? Is He Married, Dating, Divorced?
The veteran comedian/TV presenter has been in a blissful marital relationship with an unremarkable woman named Valerie Chaney since 2017. Chaney is the entertainer’s second wife, as Holmes was formerly married to a woman named Becca.
He married his first wife at the age of 22 (which was exactly the year he started his comedy career), but the relationship survived for only six years because Becca had an extramarital affair with her current husband, who was simply identified as Rocko. Although the events surrounding the marriage of Pete and Becca still remain a secret, their divorce was no secret as it left him in a traumatic state for a long time and also severely shook his career.
Interestingly, the comedian is back in good form in terms of relationships after leaving his failed marriage behind – thanks to Chaney, who proved to be his perfect match. On several occasions, Holmes has kept details of his love life out of the media’s reach, but sometimes he shows a few pictures of his second wife in his social media reports.
The comedian first declared himself and Valerie as a couple on his Instagram page on October 17, 2015, and since then he has never shied away from showing the world how precious she is to him. The two share a daughter who was born in September 2018.
Is Pete Holmes Gay?
His multi-hyphenated sexual orientation is heterosexual, although he declared himself gay in the premieres of Comedy Central Records’ album Nice Try: The Devil. In real life, he shows no interest in people of his own sex and has never shown it. Furthermore, he is a married man and was faithful to his first wife until they divorced because of their infidelity. So it would be best to ignore any report that claims that the popular actor has a relationship with a fellow human being. This is most likely a hoax.
What’s His Height?
The comedian, who has accumulated a net worth of $3 million, stands at a height of 1.98 meters. However, his weight and other body measurements are not available at the moment. Nevertheless, it is clear from his pictures that Pete’s weight and body characteristics are a perfect match for his personality and profession.