James Pumphrey Survived a 12-hour heart attack at the age of 48

James Pumphrey Survived a 12-hour heart attack at the age of 48

James Pumphrey is an American actor with many TV shows and movie credits. Moreover, he is a writer and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the YouTube channel, Donut Media.

Who is James Pumphrey?

James Pumphrey is a writer, comedian, actor, and internet personality. He is best recognized as the host of the automotive web series Up To Speed on the YouTube channel Donut Media. The series has 178 videos on the channel that have amassed almost 14 million total views as of 2021.

Pumphrey’s rise to TV fame began as the cast of the 2008 TV series The Midnight Show. He appeared in 19 episodes of the show from 2008 to 2012. His next prominent TV appearance came in 2009 as Mike in the sketch comedy UCB Comedy Originals. 

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Additionally, his other acting credits include his TV roles as Calvin Trout in Players (2010), D.I.R.T. Comedy (2013), Guy Code (2011-2015), Key and Peele (2012-2015), Animation Domination High-Def (2012-2015), and Let’s Do It (2015 short film). He last starred on TV with a voice role in the 2017 animation TV series, Tarantula. 

His Age

James Pumphrey was born in the United States in 1985. He celebrates his birthday each year on 19 March. As of 2021, his age is 36 years. About his family, he has a sister named Mary Pumphrey and he also often shares snaps with his parents. 

James Pumphrey Survived a 12-hour heart attack at the age of 48
James Pumphrey shares his childhood picture with his parents | Source Instagram
James Pumphrey Survived a 12-hour heart attack at the age of 48
James Pumphrey with his sister Mary Pumphrey | Source Instagram

Pumphrey Joined Donut Media

Donut Media is a popular YouTube channel created on 10 July 2015. They primarily upload informational videos and stories related to a wide variety of cars. According to the channel’s YouTube bio, “Donut Media is a channel for all types of car people, from JDM diehards to American muscle car enthusiasts and everything in between.”

As of 2021, they have over 6 million followers, with over 1.5 billion overall video views. According to Social Blade, the channel makes an estimated $82.8k to $1.3 million yearly.

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Pumphrey joined Donut Media as their head writer in 2016. In May 2019, he became the channel’s editor-in-chief and still holds the position. In addition, he also has hosted several automotive shows for the channel like Bumper 2 Bumper, Up To Speed. 

James Had a Heart Attack In 2019

On 3 November 2019, Pumphrey shared news of his adverse health condition through his official Instagram handle. He apparently had pains in his shoulder, neck, and right arm since the day before he went to ER, where doctors confirmed it as a heart attack. 

Pumphrey also revealed he had another heart attack about six months ago, and two of the three arteries that feed his heart were completely blocked. As per the same Instagram post, heart disease runs through his family. 

Pumphrey’s father died at 48 years old, and his elder sister got the attack before she was even 30 years.

He was treated at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. Pumphrey also expressed his gratitude to UCLA medical staff for saving his life.

“I want to thank the team at Donut for telling me to focus on getting well and they’d take care of the rest,” he added.

Who Is His Wife?

Pumphrey is not gay and has been married to his wife, Kasey Edward, for a long time. He has not shared many details about her and their marriage life. However, he frequently brings her up in his Instagram post. 

On 23 August 2020, he posted an image with Kasey alongside a lengthy note whose fragment read, “I’m proud of my life and my wife.”

James Pumphrey Survived a 12-hour heart attack at the age of 48
James Pumphrey with his wife Kasey Edward | Source Instagram

Net Worth

Pumphrey’s income and net worth for 2021 are not available from reliable sources. However, he earns mostly through his career as an actor, writer, and YouTube star.

Did You Know?

  • Pumphrey stands at the height of 6 feet, 3 inches tall.
  • There is no Wikipedia page by his name as of 2021.
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