John Lutz Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Salary

John Lutz Biography

John Lutz, born John Michael Lutz is an American actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He is best known for playing J. D. Lutz on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, and for his work as a writer on the NBC series Saturday Night Live for seven seasons.

John Lutz Age

Lutz was born on April 23, 1973, in Pipestone, Minnesota, United States. He grew up in suburban Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan. He is 46 years old as of 2019. Lutz is an American by nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.

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John Lutz Family

Lutz is thew the son of a Lutheran minister. His siblings are Jeremy, a math teacher in North Carolina; Joel; and a sister, Jamie.

John Lutz Wife

John Lutz is a married man. He is married to Saturday Night Live contributor and 30 Rock co-star Sue Galloway. The couple is blessed with a child named Kellan Lutz.

John Lutz Education

Lutz attended Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, majoring in psychology and minoring in business. He performed in university theatre productions during his last three semesters on campus.

John Lutz Career

With ImprovOlympic and The Second City Theaters in Chicago, Lutz started his professional career as a writer-performer. After spending three years traveling with Second City, he was recruited at NBC’s Saturday Night Live in February 2004. NBC flew him to New York in first class for a face-to-face interview with Lorne Michaels, the sketch comedy show’s creator and executive producer.

He also appeared on SNL in tiny roles during this moment. Lutz was playing J’s part. D. Lutz on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock until the January 2013 series finish. His protagonist was for the show-within-a-show a sketch comedy author.
Lutz frequently appears at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City in the long-running hit improv show ASSSCAT 3000.

Starting in November 2010, Lutz performed with fellow 30 Rock star Scott Adsit in the two-man improv show John and Scott at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. With a single recommendation from an audience member, he and Scott conduct long-form improv. The show was very effective and as of April 2019, it is still operating.

John Lutz Filmography


2018 Drunk History as Himself
2018 Most Likely to Murder as Corey
2016 Odd Squad: The Movie Weird Team Member
2015 Sisters as Joel Barme
2014 The Awesomes as Mr. Stone
2012 Sleepwalk with Me as Chip
2011, 2012 The Good Wife as Lawyer
2011 Friends with Kids as Jason’s Colleague at Work
2009 Mystery Team as Frank
2009 Splinterheads as Guinness Man
2008 Stick it in Detroit Justin Rose
2008 Human Giant as Detective Joseph DeCarlo
2006–2013 30 Rock as J.D. Lutz
2004–2010 Saturday Night Live as Occasional roles


2014–present Late Night with Seth Meyers

2008–2009 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday

2003–2010 Saturday Night Live

John Lutz Net Worth And Salary

According to various sources, his net worth is estimated to be over $1 million. However, we have no exact salary and net worth for Lutz. It is said to be under review.

John Lutz Interview

Interview: Comedian John Lutz

SP: What is your favorite part of writing for SNL?

JL: I think my favorite part of writing for SNL is that you can write whatever you want to write. By that I mean that on Tuesday you have the freedom to write whatever you want. Your scenes live or die by what you’ve decided to write. So if it’s funny and it works, you get to do your idea, if it fails, its still your idea. So you still can be proud of it. Even though it didn’t work, you’re like, “well I thought it was funny, I tried my best, didn’t work.” They don’t do a lot of assignments where they go, “you gotta go write that thing.” It’s pretty much whatever inspires you you can write. And I think that’s why you get such a variety of different people’s voices when they write stuff, because they’re allowed write whatever they think is funny. And I think that is a freedom that I don’t think many other writing jobs have. You know, if you’re writing for a sitcom, you have to write for the characters that are in the sitcom, or the story-lines that you’re breaking. I think it’s one of the only places where on Tuesday you can not have an idea, and then at seven on Saturday, come up with something, write it up and have it maybe make it to the show. Which I’ve had happened before. Where it’s like I don’t have anything, and at seven o’clock, I’m like oh, this is funny, and just write it up and be totally loopy and goofy and then that made it to the show. So, that I think is the coolest thing.

SP: Is that scary when you’re not sure? Do you just trust you’re always going to be able to come up with something?

JL: Umm…yeah…most times. Sometimes there are just weeks where you are just blank and you don’t have anything. But I’ve never had a week where I haven’t had something that I’ve written. So it comes to you, but it’s like…sometimes it’s at seven…

SP: Yeah. (Laughs).

JL: When you have to turn it in in three hours. And sometimes it’s two weeks before, or even over the summer, or you have an idea and you’re like oh, I know this person is hosting in two months, that will be perfect for that person. But…it comes…you know eventually. (Laughs)

SP: Yeah…with time.

JL: Yeah.

SP: How do you think SNL may have influenced the last election?

JL: Um…I don’t know. I know that it probably did because I know that a lot of people, or at least younger people get their news from either Weekend Update, or the political stuff that’s on the show here, or the Daily Show or Colbert. That’s where they get their news or information. So I think sometimes people watching see that stuff and it’s like, “Oh, there’s Sarah Palin being stupid. Oh, she must really be stupid.” So I think it might have a little bit. But none of that would have happened if Sarah Palin, or Joe Biden, or Obama or McCain hadn’t done those things in the first place. So it’s kind of like, did we really affect it? Or are we just showing what’s already happening and satirizing that? So you never…you know…I don’t know…

SP: Right.

JL: Is my answer…(Laughs)

SP: Yeah.

JL: I guess. But I think it’s just we’re so much part of that lately. In the last few elections I feel like it’s just..we’re a part of it…but then again…when Bush…when Will Ferrel was playing Bush, Bush still got elected. Even though he was portraying him as being a kinda..a little bit of a…”Dumb Dumb”….but it was all stuff Bush was doing anyway. So it’s like people are aware of it enough…and then they see it on T.V.. So maybe? I don’t know…I’m kind of rambling now (Laughs).

SP: No, no, it’s good.

JL: (Laughs).

SP: Do you feel a sense of responsibility to make any kind of statement with what you write? Or are you purely going for the funny? Or is it a mixture of both?

JL: For me…it’s always funny first and then it’s also picking something that’s actually happened to satirize. I know that especially on this show, we try to make sure that we are not partisan at all so that…if we’re making fun…a perfect example in my opinion is the Vice Presidential debate. We hit Biden as much as we hit Palin I think…like there were good jokes on both sides because we try to balance it out. And I think that when you write political comedy you should try to do that because it’s very easy to skew toward your point of view but I think it’s always better when you try to hit both sides. Sometimes it’s hard because the stories lend themselves to making fun of somebody. Like Sarah Palin with that interview with Katie Couric. You’re not going to be able to balance it out by making fun of Obama’s campaign in that sketch…but then you try to do it…