James Urbaniak

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James Urbaniak
James Urbaniak by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Urbaniak at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
Born James Christian Urbaniak
(1963-09-17) September 17, 1963 (age 51)
Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present

James Christian Urbaniak (born September 17, 1963) is an American actor. Urbaniak was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Julie and their twins, son Severn Jerzy and daughter Esme Maeve.[1]

One of his first noteworthy roles was in the avant-garde playwright/director Richard Foreman's The Universe, for which Urbaniak won an Obie. He has also been acclaimed for his acting in the films Henry Fool and American Splendor, in the latter of which he played legendary illustrator R. Crumb. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his role in Thom Pain (based on nothing).[2] He provides the voice for main character Dr. Thaddeus Venture on The Venture Bros. as well as the Doctor's brother Jonas Venture Junior and the super-villain Phantom Limb.

In one of his lesser-known roles, Urbaniak played a pizza guy in the famous "Whassup?" television commercials for Budweiser. He also portrayed the moderator in "Human Centipede Anonymous", a Funny or Die short depicting three men who grapple with their past as a human centipede.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 NYC 3/94 Short film
Opera No. 1 James Short film
1997 Henry Fool Simon Grim
Sticky Fingers of Time, TheThe Sticky Fingers of Time Isaac
1998 Aphrodisiac Deli assistant
Book of Life, TheThe Book of Life True Believer
1999 Ride with the Devil Poker player
Sweet and Lowdown Harry
Sex and the City Buster Television series
2000 Intern Olivier Di Santo
2001 No Such Thing Concierge
Upheaval Short film
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Rod Flexnor
Teknolust Agent Hopper
Passengers Man Short film
Daypass Simple Simon Short film
2003 Ed Gallery owner Television series
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Dr. Roger Stern Television series
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Lab technician
Briar Patch Druden Hunt
Manhunt Innocentz #5 Video game
Grasshopper James Short film
American Splendor Robert Crumb
2003–present Venture Bros., TheThe Venture Bros. Dr. Venture
Additional voices
Television series
2004 Thanksgiving Willy Short film
B Movie Professor Friend
Hi no tori Susanoo English dubbing
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Wade Donato Television series
Boutique Nick Short film
2005 Fortunes Lewis Croshere
Road The Ranger
Girl from Monday, TheThe Girl from Monday Funk
2006 Fay Grim Simon Grim
Last Romantic, TheThe Last Romantic Alex Scarvey
Death of a President Dr. James Pearn
2006–2007 Kidnapped The Accountant Television series
2007 Across the Universe Sadie's manager
Manhunt 2 Video game
Nanny Diaries, TheThe Nanny Diaries Educational consultant
SuperNormal Meowman/Mr. Tabby Television series
Numb3rs Binky Moore Television series
2008 Bentfootes, TheThe Bentfootes Jim Raritan
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Cafe manager/Sarkissian Television series
Diagnosis, TheThe Diagnosis Dr. Besman Short film
Without a Trace Damon Lafloer Television series
Independent Lens Richard Schultz Television series
Starter Wife, TheThe Starter Wife Gary Television series
CSI: Miami Max Paulson Television series
2009 NCIS Dr. Rod Daniels Television series
Weeds The Wizard Television series
Medium Mr. Enright Television series
Snake 'n' Bacon Bacon Television film
Avatar: The Game NDA Video game
2009–2013 Office, TheThe Office Rolf Television series
2010 You Don't Know Jack Jack Lessenberry
Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim Adam Television series
Beware the Gonzo Principal Roy
Hello Lonesome Gary
Human Centipede Anonymous James Short film
Drones Pete
2011 Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues Dr. 0 Video game
Music Never Stopped, TheThe Music Never Stopped Mike Tapplin
Cinema Verite Dick Cavett Television film
Star Wars: The Old Republic Needles[4] / Ilox Video game
2011–2012 Homeland Larry Television series
2012 Metalocalypse Television series
Electric City Mr. Orwell Web series
Pig Goat Banana Mantis Mantis (voice) Animated short
The Good Wife Judge Bernard Temple Television series
2013 iSteve Bill Gates Internet Movie[5]
The Mentalist Television series
Hawaii Five-0 Serial Killer Gary Nathan Television series
2014 Ned Rifle Simon Grim
Review Grant Television series
Adventure Time Rat King / Leaf-Beard Episode "Little Brother"
The Boxtrolls Sir Broderick Animated film
Teen Wolf (2011 TV Series) The Chemist Episode "Weaponized"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Voucher Ankles News Flash: New Anklets
  2. ^ 2005 Drama Desk Award Nominations
  3. ^ Funny or Die Human Centipede Anonymous
  4. ^ BioWare (2011-12-20). Star Wars: The Old Republic. Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast. 
  5. ^ Funny Or Die (15 April 2013). "'iSteve". funnyordie.com. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 

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