Adam Pally

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Adam Pally
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Pally at TCA in 2010
Born Adam Saul Pally
(1982-03-18) March 18, 1982 (age 32)
Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Comedian
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Daniella Liben Pally (m. 2008)[1]
Children Cole (b. 2011) and GG (b. 2013)

Adam Saul Pally[1] (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 and currently as Peter Prentice in The Mindy Project.

Life and career[edit]

Pally was born in Livingston, New Jersey,[2] to parents Caryn and Steven. He was raised Jewish.[1][3] He grew up in New York, Chicago, and New Jersey.[3] He has two sisters, Erica and Risa.[4] 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"[5] and "ASSSSCAT 3000"[6] at the theater's Los Angeles division.[7] He is a member of the sketch comedy group "Chubby Skinny Kids" with comedians Dan Gregor and Doug Mand.[8] 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 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.[9]

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 most recently filmed a lead role opposite T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch in the upcoming comedy Search Party. This film serves as the directorial debut of screenwriter Scot Armstrong.[10]

Pally performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2008.

Other work[edit]

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.

Pally has appeared regularly on many podcasts on the Earwolf network such as Comedy Bang Bang, improv4humans, Who Charted, and How Did This Get Made?.

Personal life[edit]

Pally lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Daniella Anne Pally (née Liben). Their son, Cole, was born in December 2011.[11][12] Their second child, a daughter GG, was born on March 14, 2013.[13][14]


Year Film Role Notes
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
Monogamy Allen
2012 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom Brian
2013 A.C.O.D. Mark
Iron Man 3 Gary the Cameraman
The To Do List Chip
2014 Search Party Evan
2015 Night Owls Kevin Upcoming
Year Title Role Other notes
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 Various 2 Episodes: "Piper Doesn't Live Here Anymore", "The NTSF:SD:SUV: HISS Infomercial"
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
2013 Kroll Show Various 2 episodes: "San Diego Diet", "Sponsored by Stamps"
The Jeselnik Offensive Panelist Episode: "Adam Pally and Casey Wilson"
The Arscheerio Paul Show Rosie O'Donnell Episode: "Madonna & Rosie O'Donnell"
2013–2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Various 2 episode: "Andy Samberg Wears A Plaid Shirt & Glasses", "Fred Armisen Wears Black Jeans & Glasses"
2013–present The Mindy Project Dr. Peter Prentice Series Regular


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