Big Jay Oakerson is one of the well-known comedians in New York City. Also, he is an American actor, radio show host, podcaster, and writer.

Picture of American comedian, Big Jay Oakerson
Caption: Picture of American comedian, Big Jay Oakerson (Photo: Improv)

Big Jay Oakerson Ethnicity

Oakerson was born and raised in a Jewish family with the birth sign Sagittarius. His birth date is December 7th, 1997, and his birthplace is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Well, details of his parents' identity not mentioned. His mom and stepdad worked full-time to provide them with a quality of life. However, Oakerson's father was absent for most of his childhood. Having American nationality, Big Jay is of  Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity.

With his family, he moved to the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey. He joined Camden Community College located in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. However, Oakerson drop-out of high school to pursue his career as a comedian. His real name is Jason Michael "Big Jay" Oakerson


Before becoming a popular celebrity, Oakerson worked as a chauffeur/bouncer for strippers and children's parties to make ends meet. Before touring as a headliner, he opened for Dave Attell and toured with Korn. Following are the television credits of Big Jay such as Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents, Inside Amy Schumer, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and This Is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir, along with multiple appearances on BET's Comic View, HBO's P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy and Crashing.

Big Jay Oakerson performing in the stage
Caption: Big Jay Oakerson performing on the stage (Photo: Amazon UK)

Also, he co-hosted Movies on Tap on Spike TV. Oakerson has played the role of Neil on the series Z Rock. Then he featured in the pilot episode of Louie, as well as an episode in the third season. He headlined a free charity show for supporters of the morning show Preston & Steve and radio station WMMR in Philadelphia for the annual Campout for Hunger which supports Philabundance on December 1, 2014. He released his first hour-long special titled, Live At Webster Hall on June 17, 2016. Likewise, Oakerson hosted Big Jay Oakerson's What's Your F@%king Deal?! on Seeso.

Podcast and Radio Show Host

Along with his fellow comedian, Luis J. Gomez, and Dave Smith, he hosts a podcast called Legion of Skanks. Also, he co-hosts the podcast The SDR Show on Gas Digital Network's station with Ralph Sutton (who co-owns the network with Luis J. Gomez). He along with fellow stand-up comedian Dan Soder, began their two-hour live radio talk show, The Bonfire, on SiriusXM's Comedy Central Radio channel airing every Monday through Thursday (previously Mondays and Wednesdays) from 6-8pm EST on July 27, 2015. 

Picture of Big Jay Oakerson performing on the stage
Caption: Picture of Big Jay Oakerson performing on the stage (Photo: IMDb)

The show has aired on Faction Talk from 5-7pm EST after Comedy Central Radio ceased production on all of its talk shows as of March 1, 2021. 

What's Big Jay Oakerson Net Worth? 

Big Jay Oakerson has surely collected a decent net worth out of his professional career. As per reports, Big Jay Oakerson has an estimated net worth of $3 Million. As we already know, he is a well-known comedian. 

Big Jay Oakerson sitting in the room
Caption: Big Jay Oakerson sitting in the room (Photo: nytimes)

Therefore, his main source of earnings came from working as a comedian and actor. Out of his professional career, he has been earning an annual salary of $400, thousand. Therefore, he has been able to accumulate a good net worth.

Does Big Jay Oakerson Have a Wife? 

Big Jay Oakerson isn't still married but in the past, he was a married man. Previously, Big Jay Oakerson was married to his wife Carla. However, only limited information about his marriage is available. Out of their marriage life, Oakerson shares a daughter with his ex-wife. The name of his daughter is Izabella Oakerson. The reason for Big Jay and Carla's divorce is not out in the media. 

Big Jay Oakerson with his girlfriend Christine
Caption: Big Jay Oakerson with his girlfriend Christine (Photo: Liverampup) 

After the divorce, the duo shares custody of their daughter. It seems the former spouses are good friends and take care of their children. Despite being a private person, Oakerson often revealed his relationship with his daughter and girlfriend. At present, Big Jay Oakerson is dating his girlfriend Christine Evans. His girlfriend Evans is a radio producer. 

Big Jay Oakerson Weight Loss

The size of Big Jay's body was not good for his health. To lose weight, he followed a diet plan and worked out. Also, fans jokingly nicknamed Big Jay as “Medium Jay Oakerson”. 

Picture of Big Jay Oakerson
Caption: Picture of Big Jay Oakerson (Photo: YouTube)

As a result of his diet plan, Oakerson has shown some weight loss. He is yet to lose a significant amount of weight. 

What is the Height of Big Jay Oakerson?

Big Jay Oakerson has a height of 1.90 m or 6 feet 3 inches tall. Oakerson has dark brown hair with blue eyes.