Brian Stepanek

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Brian Stepanek
Born Brian Patrick Stepanek
(1971-02-06) February 6, 1971 (age 44)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Parisa Stepanek (m. 2002)
Children 3

Brian Patrick Stepanek (born February 6, 1971) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Arwin Hawkhauser in the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. He was also a Sector Seven Agent in the 2007 Michael Bay film Transformers, and also had a supporting role in The Island. He is now known for playing Tom Harper, the father of quadruplets on Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn; and the voice of Magnifo on the short-form Cartoon Network series Mixels.[2]


Stepanek is best known for his role as Arwin in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. He appeared in The Island.[2]

Stepanek has done additional voiceovers in the movies Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Kim Possible, Charlotte’s Web and Over the Hedge. He appeared in the sitcoms What I Like About You and Malcolm in the Middle. He was one a co-host of the first Disney Channel Games. Stepanek portrayed the popular Batman villain, The Riddler on one of the Batman OnStar commercials. Stepanek can also be seen as the bank manager in the Disney Channel movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2.[2]

In 2008, he voiced Martin in the movie Bolt. He was an uncredited policeman in Friday After Next. He has his first voice role in The Secret Saturdays as Agent Epsilon. Brian voices Harold Buttowski on the Disney XD animated series Kick Buttowski.[2]

Stepanek starred in a 5-minute short show called Brian O'Brian, a silent slapstick-style show aired on Disney Channel.[1] He starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Hatching Pete as the Coach Mackay, and Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? as Phears. He reprised his role as Arwin for three episodes of The Suite Life on Deck. He made an appearance in season 9, episode 19 of Two and a Half Men. Stepanek starred in Mr. Young as Adam's university professor, Dr. Fenway.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Stepanek was born and raised in Cleveland; from 1985-1989, he attended Gilmour Academy. He went on to attend Syracuse University.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2002 What I Like About You Lowell
2002 Friday After Next Policeman
2002 The Drew Carey Show ("The Dawn Patrol" episode) Bob
2005–2008 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Arwin Hawkhauser
2005 The Island Gandu Three Echo
2006 Charlotte's Web Sheep Group (voice)
2006 Over the Hedge Nugent
2006–2008 Disney Channel Games Presenter
2007 Transformers Sector Seven Agent
2008 Bolt Martin
2008 The Secret Saturdays Agent Epsilon
2008 Brian O' Brian Himself
2008 Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? Phears
2009 Hatching Pete Coach Mackay
2010 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Harold Buttowski
2008–2011 The Suite Life on Deck Arwin Hawkhauser/Milos
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Banker
2011 Mr. Young Professor
2013 Pain & Gain Brian McCalister
2013 Two and a Half Men Arthur, 1 episode
2013 The Crazy Ones ("The Intern" episode) Phil
2014 Jessie Mr. Collinsworth
2014 The Haunted Hathaways (episode: "Mostly Ghostly Girl") Officer
2014 Mixels Magnifo
2014–present Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn Tom Harper
2015 Home Gorg Commander