Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss)
Buddy Valastro is an accomplished fourth generation baker born into the business owned and operated by his parents. Buddy grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey in an old-fashioned Italian family. He showed a flair for cake decorating at an early age.
At the age of 17, Buddy's father died. Suddenly, the only son had to take on the responsibilities of the patriarch. He thrived under pressure. With the help of his family, Buddy has taken Carlo's Bakery to new heights.
Today Buddy oversees the day-to-day operations of the bakery. That entails managing over-the-top bridezillas, dealing with unreliable suppliers and late deliveries, addressing complaints of walk-in customers, drumming up new business and keeping the peace in his family while executing hundreds of elegant cakes. Buddy has a big personality and an even bigger heart. He is the glue that keeps the family together.
Buddy is married to Lisa Valastro and they have three children; Sofia (5), Buddy Jr. (4) and Marco (2). When he's not at the bakery, Buddy loves nothing more than spending time with his family. He also enjoys bowling and fishing.
A stand-up comedian since his college days on Long Island, NY, Jim Breuer worked in comedy clubs around the country for several years before deciding to try to become a regular on the NYC comedy club circuit. After only seven months in the city, he landed a gig on the nationally syndicated show "Uptown Comedy Club", where he spent two seasons. He joined NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in 1995, becoming best known for his original character 'Goat Boy' and his Joe Pesci impression in the recurring "Joe Pesci Show" sketch. Other characters have included ex-porn star Don Wong and Glen the older brother of Azrael Abyss, who co-hosts the fictional cable access show "Goth Talk". (The comedian left the show during the summer of 1998). Breuer headlined his own special "Pulp Comics: Jim Breuer" (Comedy Central, 1997) and that network tapped him to host "Premium Blend" in 1998. Despite the limitations of the "Half Baked" (1997) material, he drew praise in his feature debut for giving a decent impression of someone stoned (a character he often employs in his stand-up routines). His second film, the Watergate-era "Dick" (1999), cast him as White House counsel John Dean alongside fellow "SNL"-ers Ana Gasteyer and Will Ferrell.