Two weeks after he was born, his father went on trial for counterfeiting money, but was spared jail time out of the court's sympathy for his young son., Lange provided a blood sample which was taken to a laboratory for DNA testing.
The results indicated that Lange was 25 percent American Indian.
However, he disliked the show itself, referring to the material as "ridiculously lame, easy jokes." Stern announced a "Win Jackie's Money" contest, where various comedians would audition for Martling's seat by sitting in during shows.
Those who sat in included Craig Gass, Doug Stanhope, Richard Jeni, Jim Florentine and Ron Zimmerman.
Lange stated that his most degrading point of cocaine use occurred during a shooting of the ), in which he played Babe the pig as a lifeguard.
Because the sketch involved going through hours of make-up so as to transform the comedian into a pig, he snorted cocaine in his car in full pig make-up during a break in the shooting of the sketch.
Lange has since described this period as a personal high point, but a creative low point; he enjoyed being paid ,000 an episode, sleeping late, and being in healthy physical shape as well as working amongst the cast, particularly with Macdonald, and Laurie Metcalf.
However, the teller took it seriously and triggered a silent alarm. When he learned that the police were searching for him, he turned himself in.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and sentenced to 25 hours of community service.
Among his impersonations on the show were Ed Harris, Ed Mc Mahon, F.
Lee Bailey, Joe Pesci, Larry Csonka, Newt Gingrich, Richard Karn, Roseanne Barr, Rosie O'Donnell, and Yasser Arafat.