Drew Droege

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Drew Droege
Born Andrew Gerhardt Droege
(1977-02-09) February 9, 1977 (age 38)
Lincolnton, North Carolina,
United States
Occupation Actor

Drew Droege (born February 9, 1977) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director best known for his online impressions of Chloë Sevigny.

Early life[edit]

Droege was born in Columbia, South Carolina, the son of Al and Candy Droege. He attended and graduated from Lincolnton High School in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Droege went on to study Theatre and English at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he obtained a BA. Following college graduation, Droege moved to Los Angeles and started studying with The Groundlings.

Career[edit]

Television and film[edit]

Droege has appeared on television in Hot In Cleveland, Key & Peele, How I Met Your Mother, Up All Night, New Girl, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Jon Benjamin Has A Van, Glory Daze, The Sarah Silverman Program, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, Halfway Home, Reno 911! and Campus Ladies and on film in Sassy Pants, Eating Out 4: Drama Camp and Big Gay Love.

Live performance[edit]

Droege performed in the March, 2012 edition of Don't Tell My Mother, a monthly showcase event in which authors, screenwriters, actors, and comedians share true stories they would never want their mothers to know.[1] He has directed several sketch comedy shows and Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera[2] (winner, Best Ensemble, NY International Fringe Festival 2011[3] ) in Los Angeles.

Droege was a member of improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings Sunday Company, where he currently performs and teaches.[4] He also performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and plays a leading role in UCB's breakdancing movie musical, Freak Dance.[5]

Web series[edit]

Droege's Chloe Sevigny[6] impression videos have been featured on PerezHilton.com, EW.com, The Huffington Post and The New York Post, and were called "compulsively watchable" by The Advocate.

In 2012 and 2013, Droege appeared in the comedy series Romantic Encounters[7] and the interview series All Growz Up,[8] both opposite Melinda Hill.[9] Droege also starred in Crowned.

Other work[edit]

Droege's Earwolf podcast, Glitter In The Garbage, was deemed "Brilliant and Lowbrow" by New York magazine's Approval Matrix.[10]

As a writer, Droege has contributed to OUT magazine, Logo's New Now Next Awards, E!'s Fashion Police, and Funny Or Die's Billy On The Street.

Awards[edit]

In 2010, Droege was given Outfest Film Festival's Special Programming Award For Emerging Talent.[11] In 2011, he was named one of Out magazine's OUT 100.[12] In 2012, LA Weekly cited Droege as one of Los Angeles' Top 10 Comedy Acts To Watch.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2002 Romeo and Juliet Revisited Benvolio
2002 The Journey Guy in Coffee Shop
2003 Killing the Dream John Colburt
2003 Scream Bloody Murder Beaumont
2005 The 70s House Disco Drill Sergeant
2005 Reno 911! Governor's Assistant
2006 Kill House Detective Kirk
2006 Pro-Choice Camper
2007 Halfway Home Jeremy
2007 Derek and Simon: The Show Surprise Guest
2008 King Country Charlie
2009 Kicking Sand in Your Face Bad Comedian
2009 Yoga Man Erich Sun
2009 The Lone Wolf Bully #2
2009 Milk Dad #1
2009 Coco Lipshitz: Behind the Laughter Raoul Lupenstein
2010 Wish Makers of West Hollywood Jake
2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Seth
2010 Glory Daze Bruce
2011 Freak Dance Dazzle
2011 The Zombie Whisperer Xander Xaxs
2012 Sassy Pants Michael Paul
2012 Waffle Hut Teresa
2012 Redeeming Dave James
2012-2013 Romantic Encounters Web series
2013 All Growz Up Self
2013 Crowned Rori Web series
2013 Ass Backwards Homeless Norma
2013 Happy Endings Josh Jill Episode: "The Ballad of Lon Sarofsky"
2014 Where the Bears Are Oscar Butterfield Web series/(6) episodes
2014 Go-Go Boy Interrupted Ann Ziety Web series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LAWeekly". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jeresey Shoresical: Cast/Crew". jerseyshoresical.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "FringeNYC Encore Series". fringenyc.org. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Drew Droege: Groundlings' School". The Groundlings Theatre & School. 
  5. ^ "Freak Dance". UCB Theatre web page. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Hansen, Jim. "The Chloe Videos". Jim Hansen Films. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Gutelle, Sam. "Melinda Hill Seeking "Romantic Encounters" on My Damn Channel Network". Tubefilter. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "All Growz Up: Drew Droege". Chuckler. 
  9. ^ Carrie, Stephanie. "Steph’s LA Weekly Feature Series – Melinda Hill’s Romantic Encounters". Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Approval Matrix: Week of April 25, 2011". nymag.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Outfest Announces 2010 Award Winners". Outfest.org. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "17th Annual Out100". www.out.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2012". LAWeekly.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012.