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Gelman at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
October 6, 1976 |
Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.
Brett Gelman (born October 6, 1976) is an American actor and comedian best known for co-starring as Brett Mobley in the Adult Swim comedy-action series Eagleheart and as Mr. K on the NBC sitcom Go On.
Life and career
Gelman was born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois. He graduated from Highland Park High School and later attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He has been a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for over ten years, and continues to perform at the theater's Los Angeles division.
Gelman has appeared in the films The Other Guys and 30 Minutes or Less. He currently co-stars as Chris Elliott's sidekick Brett Mobley in the live-action Adult Swim series Eagleheart and is a regular sketch performer on HBO's Funny or Die Presents and Comedy Central's Nick Swardson's Pretend Time. He has had recurring roles on The Life & Times of Tim and The Inbetweeners, as well as making guest appearances on comedy programs such as Bored to Death, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Happy Endings, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and The League. Gelman has also written for the MTV sketch series Human Giant and the Scott Aukerman & B.J. Porter created sketch pilot The Right Now! Show. In 2010, Gelman appeared as a cast member on the Comedy Central sketch comedy special "This Show Will Get You High", created by Matt Besser. Gelman most recently co-starred as "Mr. K" on the NBC comedy series Go On starring Matthew Perry.
Gelman and frequent writing partner and collaborator Jon Daly performed for many years as the comedy rap duo "Cracked Out". Their EP "The Fleetwood Crack" was made available for download on their website in 2007.
Gelman has gained recognition for appearing as the "Little Bit Of Luck" character in the "Take 5" New York Lottery ad campaign that ran from 2008 through 2011.
Gelman makes frequent appearances on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast, as well as other podcasts on the Earwolf podcasting network. In 2011, he began his own podcast, Gelmania, also available on the Earwolf network. Gelman has said he wanted his podcast to "reflect a lot of the fears and anger and sadness of the world, but do that through a really stupid lens." As of October 2013, Gelmania is no longer available on Earwolf or iTunes.
|Film and Television|
|2004||Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story||Mayhem Team Member|
|The Colbert Report||Spencer||Episode "Greg Behrendt"|
|2007||Watching the Detectives||Glenn|
|Fat Guy Stuck in Internet||Co-Worker / Linux / The Oracle||3 Episodes|
|2008||Stick It in Detroit||Hot Rod Johnson|
|Human Giant||Kidnapped Soldier / Rapzilla / Billy Crystal||2 Episodes|
|2009||May the Best Man Win||Bachelor Party Host|
|Californication||Annoying Hipster||Episode "Mia Culpa"|
|2010||Comedy Lab||Ruby||Episode "Penelope Princess of Pets"|
|The Other Guys||Hal|
|This Show Will Get You High||Cast Member||Comedy Central pilot|
|Nick Swardson's Pretend Time||Various||Episode "Mudslide Junction"|
|2010–2011||Funny or Die Presents||Various||3 Episodes|
|The Back Room||Various||4 Episodes|
|2010–2012||The Life & Times of Tim||Various Voices||4 Episodes|
|Happy Endings||Carl||Episode "Your Couples Friends & Neighbors"|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Pig Parker||Episode "Vow of Silence"|
|30 Minutes or Less||Pizza Boss|
|Bored to Death||Faux Jonathon||Episode "We Could Sing a Duet"|
|A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||TV Director|
|2011–2013||The League||Gavin||2 Episodes|
|2011–present||Eagleheart||Brett Mobley||Series Regular|
|2012||The Office||The Magician||Episode "Welcome Party"|
|Comedy Bang Bang||Dog Lawyer||Episode "John Hamm Wears a Light Blue Shirt & Silver Watch"|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Rocket Horse||Episode "Rocket Horse & Jet Chicken"|
|The Inbetweeners||Mr. Gilbert||7 Episodes|
|Garfunkel & Oates||Carlos||Recurring|
|2012–2013||Go On||Mr. K||Series Regular|
|Gregory Go Boom||Tom||Short|
|Drunk History||Art Thief||Episode "Boston"|
|Ghost Girls||Rabbit||Episode "I Believe in Mira-ghouls"|
|NTSF:SD:SUV::||Gabby Hofstein||Episode "Unfrozen Agent Man"|
|We Are Men||Alimony Steve||Episode "We Are Franksgiving"|
|2014||Someone Marry Barry||Goker||Upcoming|
|Flock of Dudes||Howie||Upcoming|
|Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins||Clarinet Player||Upcoming|
- UCB Theater Profile
- Conversations with Ross: Featuring Brett Gelman http://www.rosscarey.com/2012/10/08/episode-70-featuring-brett-gelman/