Adam Pally performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2008
|Born||Adam Saul Pally
March 18, 1982
Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Daniella Liben Pally (2008–present; 2 children)|
Adam Saul Pally (born March 18, 1982) is an American actor and comedian, most widely known for starring as Max Blum in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings. In 2013, Pally joined the cast of The Mindy Project, as a series regular for the second season, playing the role of Peter Prentice.
Life and career
Pally was born in Livingston, New Jersey, to parents Caryn and Steven. He was raised Jewish. He grew up in New York, Chicago, and New Jersey. He has two sisters, Erica and Risa. In 2004, Pally graduated from The New School university in New York City. He has performed improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCBT) in New York since 2002 and continues to perform in shows such as "Death by Roo Roo" and "ASSSSCAT 3000" at the theater's Los Angeles division. He is a member of the sketch comedy group "Chubby Skinny Kids" with comedians Dan Gregor and Doug Mand. Pally is also in the improv group "Hot Sauce" with Gil Ozeri and Ben Schwartz; the group continues to perform their long-form improv show at UCBT occasionally.
Pally has appeared in films such as Iron Man 3, Taking Woodstock, Solitary Man, Assassination of a High School President, The To Do List and A.C.O.D.. He has made guest appearances on Californication and The Colbert Report. He has also written and appeared on the Adult Swim series NTSF:SD:SUV::, starring Paul Scheer. Pally is attached to star with Taran Killam in the Funny or Die produced horror-comedy "Killer Rebound Guy", the film is currently in development and was written by UCBT vets Katie Dippold and John Reynolds. Pally plays a dumped ex-boyfriend who tries to convince his small town that his ex's new boyfriend (Killam) is a serial killer. Pally and frequent collaborator Gil Ozeri (Ozeri was also a writer on Happy Endings, which Pally co-starred in) are currently writing a script being produced by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay's company Gary Sanchez Productions.
From April 2011 to May 2013, Pally starred as Max Blum, one of the lead characters on the ABC ensemble comedy series Happy Endings, alongside Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Damon Wayans, Jr., and Casey Wilson. In 2013, Pally was nominated for "Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" at the Critics' Choice Television Awards for his work on season three of Happy Endings. Despite critical acclaim and a cult following, the show was cancelled by ABC after the conclusion of its third season on May 3, 2013. Following the cancellation of Happy Endings, Pally joined the cast of The Mindy Project as a series regular for the second season, playing the role of Peter Prentice.
Pally is a regular contributor to the humor website Funny or Die, where he is best known for his series Riding Shotgun with Adam Pally, where he interviews celebrities in his car.
In 2011, Pally co-starred in the comedic stage-show "The Realest Real Housewives", created by his Happy Endings co-star Casey Wilson.
|2008||Assassination of a High School President||Freddy Bismark|
|2009||Taking Woodstock||Artie Kornfeld|
|Solitary Man||Irate Student|
|2010||The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down||Bryce||TV movie|
|2012||3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom||Brian||Post-production|
|Iron Man 3||Gary the Cameraman|
|The To Do List||Chip|
|2007, 2011||Californication||Young Hollywood Douchebag||3 episodes: "Filthy Lucre", "Freeze-Frame" and "The Recused"|
|2008||The Colbert Report||Maverick Bully||Episode: "Charlie Cook/Andrew Sullivan"|
|2011||Best Friends Forever||Joe||Original Unaired Pilot|
|The Fuzz||Officer Chip Nelson||Web Series|
|NTSF:SD:SUV||Douchey Guy||Episode: "Piper Doesn't Live Here Anymore"|
|2011–2013||Happy Endings||Max Blum||Series Regular
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2013)
|2012||Happy Endings: Happy Rides||Max Blum||Web Series|
|NTSF:SD:SUV||David||Episode: "The NTSF:SD:SUV: HISS Infomercial"|
|2013||Kroll Show||Sex In The City Dude||Episode: "San Diego Diet"|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||Delivery Man||Episode: "Andy Samberg Wears A Plaid Shirt & Glasses"|
|The Jeselnik Offensive||Panelist||Episode: "Adam Pally and Casey Wilson"|
|2013–present||The Mindy Project||Peter Prentice||Series Regular|
- "Daniella Liben, Adam Pally". The New York Times. July 6, 2008. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- Adam Pally, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Accessed February 24, 2011.
- "Adam Pally on Jimmy Kimmel Live!". Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Season 9. Episode 124. May 5, 2011. ABC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZqPlSFXgzw. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
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