Bryan Callen

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Bryan Callen
Callen in April 2011
Born Bryan Christopher Callen
(1967-01-26) January 26, 1967 (age 47)
Manila, Philippines
Other names the kid
Occupation Actor/Comedian
Years active 1995–present

Bryan Christopher Callen[1] (born January 26, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. Born in the Philippines, Callen spent the first fourteen years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the U.S. He went to high school in Massachusetts and earned his B.A. in History at the American University in Washington D.C. Callen studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.[2] Callen got his start as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv.

Early life[edit]

Callen was born in Manila, Philippines, to American parents. He later moved to India where his sister was born. His family then moved to Beirut, Lebanon where they lived for almost 3 years. This was followed by stints in Pakistan, and then back to Lebanon for another 2 years until the Lebanese Civil War broke out and the family was evacuated to Greece. Bryan's father, Michael Callen, worked for a time as an executive for Citibank. After 3 years in Greece, the family moved again to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The schools in Saudi Arabia only go to the 9th grade for foreigners; Bryan attended Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. After graduating, Callen attended American University in Washington, D.C., where he earned his B.A. in History.



Callen was one of the eight original cast members when MADtv debuted in 1995. Callen's characters included Pool Boy from Cabana Chat with Dixie Wetsworth, motivational speaker Al Casdy, and "relationship-challenged" death row inmate Jeremy Anderson. Callen also performed impersonations of Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Al Gore, Luke Perry, Steven Seagal, Sammy Hagar, Kevin Bacon, Jim Carrey, Ted Knight, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sean Astin, and Frank Gifford.

Other television projects[edit]

Callen's television credits include Entourage, NewsRadio, Oz, Frasier, Suddenly Susan, NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI, Sex and the City, 7th Heaven, Rude Awakening, Less Than Perfect, The King of Queens, Stacked, Las Vegas, and Reba. Most recently he starred in the Showtime series Fat Actress and How I Met Your Mother.

He played Ricky's sexually abusive father on The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family. Callen also makes frequent appearances on Chelsea Lately.

Callen hosted the E! show Bank of Hollywood, and currently appears as a commentator of The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest... on truTV.

He is the spokesperson in commercials for Gilette's Fusion Proglide product line.

Web series[edit]

Callen co-wrote and co-starred in Dream Crushers with Will Sasso, Sara Rue, and Scott Thompson.[3] The series was shot in 2009 but unaired until 2011.[4]

Callen appeared with Melinda Hill in an episode of the 2012-2013 web series Romantic Encounters.[5]


Callen is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and one of the original members of the Deathsquad crew. On January 21, 2012, Callen officially started his own podcast via Brian Redban's Deathsquad Studios titled The Bryan Callen Show[6] He has since left Deathsquad and changed the name of the show first to "Man Thoughts" and then back to "The Bryan Callen Show".[7]

Callen is also one of the three hosts of the 'Ten Minute Podcast', along with Chris D'Elia and Will Sasso.[8]

Callen as well co-hosts 'The Fighter and The Kid' podcast on Fox Sports, alongside UFC mixed martial arts fighter Brendan Schaub. [9]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Mail Bonding Poet
1998 Driven to Drink Bartender
2002 Run Ronnie Run Hollywood Agent
Live from Baghdad American Hostage No. 2
2003 Deliver Us from Eva Theo Wilson
Bad Santa Bar Owner who beats up the main character
The Goldfish Duncan Poole
Old School Avi, the Waiter
2005 D-WAR Dr. Austin
2006 Scary Movie 4 President's Aide
2007 I do & I don't Bob
2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Howard
2009 The Hangover Eddie Palermos
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Jason Big Ups!
2010 The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It Andy
2011 The Hangover Part II Samir
Warrior Himself (color commentator)
2014 Ride Along Miggs
About Last Night Trent
Planes: Fire & Rescue Avalanche
My Man Is a Loser Paul
Year Title Role Episodes
1995-1997 MADtv Cast Member 42
1995-1999 Caroline in the City Himself 97
1998 Oz Jonathan Coushaine 7
1999 Frasier The Chicken 3/Radio Wars
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bartender Barry Yoder 1
2003–2004 Sex and the City Harry's best man 1
2004 The West Wing Louis 'Disaster Relief'
2004–2006 7th Heaven George "Vic" Vickery 9
2005 Fat Actress Eddie Falcone 7
2005 The King of Queens Jared 1
2005–2009 How I Met Your Mother Bilson 6
2005–2007 Reba Buzzard Booker 1
2006–2007 Entourage Rob Rubino
2008–present truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... Himself 77
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Bob Underwood 2
2010 CSI: Miami Clent
2011 In Plain Sight Mark 5
2011 Death Valley Capt. Frank Dashell 12
2012 Mash Up Himself 1
2012 Californication Cop 1
2014 The Goldbergs Coach Miller 2
2014 @midnight Himself 1


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