American comedy writer and actor Jim Downey, best known for being a long time writer for the famous NBC television series Saturday Night Live. Born on October 6, 1952. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Downey graduated from Harvard University and wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. In 1984, he wrote for The New Show and for Late Night along with David Letterman between 1982 and 1984 when he was named head writer. He also served as a head writer for Saturday night Live from 1976 to 2013 in addition to his role as a producer for Weekend Update. The actor was also featured in 83 episodes of SNL, as audience member and announcer. How was regular in TV series Kate & Allie and Curb Your Enthusiasm as well as 30 Rock. Downey also featured in the movies The Brain Machine, Bum Rap, Billy Madison, The Little Patriot, Dirty Work, and There Will Be Blood. He has to date won several awards, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for Saturday Night Live and two Writers Guild of America Awards.