Brian Scolaro

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Brian Scolaro
Born (1973-10-18) October 18, 1973 (age 40)
Nationality United States
Website BrianScolaro.com

Brian Scolaro is an American comedian, actor, and voice actor. He is most known for his half hour special on Comedy Central and his roles on FOX's Stacked, TBS's Sullivan & Son and NBC's Three Sisters.

Brian Scolaro was born October 18, 1973 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and went to Archbishop Molloy High School in Jamaica, Queens where he appeared as a lead in the school's theatre productions of No Time for Sergeants, Room Service, 12 Angry Men and Arsenic and Old Lace. At the State University of New Paltz, New York, Brian wrote a weekly comedy editorial for the school newspaper entitled This Week's Crap where he generally attacked and complained about the school leaders. He also wrote, produced and hosted a radio comedy program That Damn Show on WFNP FM for three years and became the hero of neighboring high school kids in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Along with his friend Brett Bisogno, Brian wrote, produced and starred in the college's television comedy show Earp and Whitney which was nominated for a National Association of College Broadcaster's award for Best Comedy Program in 1995.

After graduating college, Brian worked with the mentally handicapped in Brooklyn, and as a brief stint as a production assistant for HBO Downtown Productions, The Comedy Channel (now Comedy Central) and HBO's "Reel Sex". Brian quit his assistant job and turned to stand-up comedy full time and did his first show at Stand Up NY in Manhattan on January 14, 1992.

He established himself as a stand up comedian in Manhattan at Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Dangerfields, Comic Strip Live, Boston Comedy Club, Catch a Rising Star and (at the epicenter of stand up comedy in America) The Comedy Cellar on Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village. He appeared in Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 1999.

In 2001, writer Steve Koren saw Brian at the end of 12 hour video tape collage of actors auditioning for his NBC pilot Everything but the Girl with Tiffani Amber Thiessen. Steve insisted NBC fly Brian in to test and he was hired as a regular cast member for the role of love sick, overly sensitive "Doug". When the pilot was beat to the line-up by Scrubs, Lester Lewis brought him to the attention of Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline and he immediately moved to Hollywood to be a regular cast member on the second season of NBC's Three Sisters as the bartender, love interest of A.J. Langer named Gordon.

In 2003, Brian appeared as a regular cast member on a popular ABC pilot by director Tom Shadyack called Platonically Incorrect with Tom Everett Scott. The pilot was penned by Darlene Hunt, Gabe Sax and Jeff Judah and even shot a second episode but still did not get picked up by ABC after a long deliberation.

After a holding deal with CBS in 2004, Brian was cast as Stuart Miller for Fox's Stacked which starred Pamela Anderson and Christopher Lloyd. Written by Steve Levitan, "Stacked" was a pilot that was guaranteed to air six episodes in 2005 and the following year aired a full second season. Paul Brownfield from the L.A. Times said "Scolaro is terrific. An actual sitcom find."

During the writer's strike of 2007- 2008, Brian did stand-up performances on NBC's "Late Nite with Conan O'Brien", ABC's "Comics Unleashed", and was invited back to the channel that started his career as an intern, Comedy Central, to headline an episode of "Live at Gotham". In 2009, he taped his own half hour special for the network "Comedy Central Presents: Brian Scolaro".

From 2010 thru 2013, Brian has had a recurring character of the sad sack, forgetful, Doug, on the first season of TBS's "Sullivan and Son", played numerous characters on HBO's "The Life and Times of Tim", did stand-up on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", and appeared on AMC's Mad Men, TNT's Men of a Certain Age, Showtime's Dexter, ABC's "Grey's Anatomy", NBC's "Harry's Law", and the film The Brothers Solomon.


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