Adam DeVine

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Adam DeVine
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DeVine at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
Born Adam Patrick DeVine
(1983-11-06) November 6, 1983 (age 30)
Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
Occupation Comedian, actor, producer, writer
Years active 2005–present

Adam Patrick DeVine is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and voice actor. He is a star and creator of the Comedy Central series Workaholics (since 2011) and Adam DeVine's House Party (since 2013).

Early life[edit]

DeVine was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to Dennis and Penny DeVine.[1] He graduated from Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska in 2002. He attended Orange Coast College along with friend and fellow cast member Blake Anderson.[2] He studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and later moved to Los Angeles where he began working as a stand up comedian and actor.[3][4] In June 1995, when he was 11 years old, he was hit by a 42-ton cement truck while walking his bike across the street, resulting in multiple fractures to both his legs that required multiple surgeries over three years; it took two years for him to learn to walk again.[5][6]

Career[edit]

In 2006, DeVine and friends Blake Anderson, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck formed the sketch-comedy group Mail Order Comedy. Although they toured together live, the group found greater success on websites such as Myspace and YouTube. The G4 series Attack of the Show! featured "Wizards Never Die", a music video by Mail Order Comedy (as "The Wizards"), in April 2008.[4] Purple Magic, a music album by "The Wizards" containing 14 tracks, was released on April 1, 2009.[7] Comedy Central's original series, Workaholics premiered on April 6, 2011, and stars DeVine, Anderson, and Holm and co-stars Newacheck, all of whom also serve as series creators and executive producers.

DeVine had small roles in Mama's Boy (2007) and National Lampoon's The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2009). He had a recurring role on the television series Samantha Who?. He also appeared on an episode of the Fox show Traffic Light (2011). In season 4 of Community (2013), he played a small role as William Winger, Jr., Jeff's half-brother. In the first episode of Arrested Development's fourth season, he played an airport ticket attendant alongside his Workaholics co-stars. He co-starred as Bumper in the 2012 musical comedy film Pitch Perfect. For this performance, he won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain and one nomination for Choice Movie Breakout.[8][9] DeVine has appeared in SimCity video game trailers as "The Mayor".

DeVine is the voice artist for the character Pizza Steve in the Cartoon Network animated series Uncle Grandpa, which premiered on September 2, 2013. He stars in his own Comedy Central series, Adam DeVine's House Party, which debuted in October 2013.[10] He also appears in a recurring role on season 5 of the ABC network sitcom Modern Family as Andy, the Pritchett family's nanny.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006–2008 Crossbows & Mustaches Steve Wolf / Steve Jobs 10 episodes

Also executive producer for 9 episodes

2007 Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz Teen Episode 1.1
2007 The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Toby Episode: "Dykes Like Us"
2008 Special Delivery Himself Episode: "Strike a Pose"
2008 420 Special: Attack of the Show! from Jamaica Bull Doozer TV movie
2008 The Dude's House Himself TV series short, 3 episodes

Also executive producer

2008 Frank TV Waiter / Jack Gerber Episodes: "Frankapalooza" and "Damn Frankees"
2008 5th Year Himself TV series short, 5 episodes
2009 Better Off Ted Josh Episode: "Win Some, Dose Some"
2009 Samantha Who? Tyler Episodes: "The Dream Job" and "The Other Woman"
2011 Traffic Light Tobey Episode: "Stealth Bomber"
2011–present Workaholics Adam DeMamp Main cast

Also co-creator, writer, executive producer

2012 Tron: Uprising Galt Voice only, episode: "Identity"
2013 Community Willy Episode: "Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations"
2013 Arrested Development Starsky Episode: "Flight of the Phoenix"
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Nick Episode: "Sarah Silverman Wears a Black Dress with a White Collar"
2013 Super Fun Night Jason Episode: "Pilot"
2013–2014 Modern Family Male Nanny / Andy Episodes: "The Help", "A Fair to Remember" and "And One to Grow On"
2013–present Uncle Grandpa Pizza Steve / Additional Voices Voice only, main cast
2014 Sanjay and Craig Raska Boosh Guest Star, Episode: "Kerplunk'd!"

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Mama's Boy Alhorn
2009 Ratko: The Dictator's Son Chris
2011 The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Ephor 1
2012 Pitch Perfect Bumper Teen Choice Award for Best Villain

Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam DeVine profile
  2. ^ Adam DeVine on YouTube; accessed December 31, 2013.
  3. ^ "The Humor Magazine Est 1970". National Lampoon. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Bios". Mail Order Comedy. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  5. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/adam-devine/bio/324819
  6. ^ http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Omaha_Man_Hits_It_Big_In_Comedy_134801628.html
  7. ^ "Purple Magic [Explicit]". Amazon.com. ASIN B003ESSTAS. 
  8. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 11, 2013). "'Teen Choice 2013' Winners Announced". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 1, 2013). "Second Wave of Nominations Heat Up 'Teen Choice 2013'". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  10. ^ Marechal, AJ (April 11, 2013). "Comedy Central Plans 'House Party' with Adam Devine". Variety. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 

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