Dan Bakkedahl

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Dan Bakkedahl
Bakkedahl with his wife, Irene, at the 2008 Emmy Awards
Born (1969-11-18) November 18, 1969 (age 45)
Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Comedian
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Irene Bakkedahl
Children 2

Dan Bakkedahl (born November 18, 1969) is an American actor and improvisational comedian from Chicago's Second City. He is best known for starring as Steve Nugent in the FX comedy series Legit and for his recurring role as Congressman Roger Furlong on the HBO series Veep. Prior to that, he was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2005 to 2007.

Life and career[edit]

Bakkedahl was born in Rochester, Minnesota, and was raised in Stuart, Florida. He is a 1988 graduate of Martin County High School. He is of part Norwegian descent.[1] Bakkedahl attended St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, before completing his studies at Florida State University, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.

After college, Bakkedahl toured for a year with the Repertory Theater of America. After moving to Chicago, he made a name for himself at the Improv Olympic performing in the influential two-man improv show ZUMPF with his teacher Miles Stroth. Dan went on to perform at the Second City mainstage, eventually writing Doors Open on the Right, Second City’s 90th revue. In Chicago, he is often noted for having left the Second City mainstage due to artistic differences.[2]

Bakkedahl continues to perform regularly at comedy venues such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Magnet Theater, Second City and Improv Comedy Lab in Los Angeles. He is also a member of the advisory council of the California Shakespeare Theater.[3]

Bakkedahl's first major television work was on Comedy Central's The Daily Show where he served as a correspondent from 2005 to 2007. After leaving The Daily Show in 2007, he has since moved to Los Angeles and went on to have supporting roles in the films such as Observe and Report, The Heat, and This Is 40. He also appeared in the Snake 'N Bacon animated special on Adult Swim, which aired on May 10, 2009. In early 2010, he co-starred in the comedy pilot "Our Show" on NBC.

From 2010 through 2011, Bakkedahl appeared in a series of commercials for T-Mobile cellular phones, where he plays a human likeness of AT&T's 3G network.

Bakkedahl has made guest appearances on shows such as 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Newsreaders, and The United States of Tara, as well as appearing in recurring roles as "Murray the A/C Repairman" in season three of Community and currently as Congressman Furlong on Veep.

Bakkedahl starred alongside Jim Jeffries and DJ Qualls in the FX comedy series Legit, which ran for two seasons on FX and FXX.



Year Film Role Notes
2005 25 Years of Improv Comedy Dan Bakkedahl
2007 Crime Fiction Crazy Caller
2008 My First Kidnapping Rick Sleevning short
2009 Observe and Report Mark
2012 This Is 40 Dentist
2013 Heat, TheThe Heat Albino DEA Agent Craig
2015 Get Hard Rick Filming
2015 Hitman: Agent 47 Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Law & Order Tony Bicks Episode:Remains of the Day
2007 30 Rock Angry Father Episode:The Fighting Irish
2007 Flight of the Conchords Waiter Episode:The Actor
2008 The Return of Jezebel James Darryl Episode:Needles and Schlag
2009 The Office Roger Prince, Jr. Episode:Prince Family Paper
2009 Dollhouse General Store Proprietor Episode:True Believer
2009 Snake 'n' Bacon Homicide Detective Animation
2010 How I Met Your Mother Curtis Episode:Natural History
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Waiter Episode:The Hero
2011–2012 Community Murray Recurring role
2012 The Book Club The Author Episode:Dirty Jobs and Enemies of the State
2013–2014 Legit Steve Nugent Series regular
2013–present Veep Roger Furlong Recurring role
2014 Californication Dr. Dan Episode:Smile
2014 Gotham Davis Lamond Episode:The Balloonman

Voice acting[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Additional Voices (voice: English version) Video game


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