Jackie Martling

Comedian and Writer
Born Feb 14, 1948

John Coger "Jackie" Martling, Jr. is an American comedian, comedy writer and radio personality. He is best known for being a writer on The Howard Stern Show from 1983 to 2001.

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1948 Birth Born on February 14, 1948.


1971 23 Years Old Jackie Martling was born in Mineola, New York, on Long Island. He attended Oyster Bay High School and lived in East Norwich, New York, earning a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan State University in 1971. … Read More


1979 31 Years Old In 1979, he segued into performing full-time as a standup comedian. … Read More
1982 34 Years Old …  Although album sales were anemic, Martling mailed the albums to Howard Stern at WNBC-AM when Stern first arrived in New York City in 1982.
1983 35 Years Old A guest appearance on Stern's radio show in February 1983 led to his eventual hiring as a cast member when the show moved to morning drive on K-Rock in 1986. … Read More


1991 43 Years Old Martling demanded the billing "head writer" for Howard Stern's TV show which aired on WWOR and also was nationally syndicated 1991–1992.
1995 47 Years Old During the time Martling served on The Howard Stern Show staff, many fans who called in, other show staff members, and Howard himself frequently would throw out the remark, "F. Jackie," short for "Fuck Jackie," a reference to the opening line in the chapter about Jackie in Stern's 1995 book, Howard Stern Miss America. … Read More


2001 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Martling left the Stern show in March 2001 after his salary demands were not met.
2005 57 Years Old Martling appeared on Stern's second-to-last show on terrestrial radio on December 16, 2005, and on his last show the following day, Howard Stern's last two words on terrestrial radio were "F. Jackie." … Read More
…  In April 2007, he released his first musical CD, Happy Endings, co-produced by guitarist, Frank Vignola. … Read More


2010 62 Years Old He wrote and performed a one-man show, JokeLand on Broadway in summer 2010 in New York City.
2012 64 Years Old In 2012, he appeared in Fred Carpenter's "Send No Flowers," the short film "My Cross To Bear," and voiced two puppets in 2013's human/puppet movie "The Fuzz." … Read More
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