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Adsit at the 2010 Comic-Con International.
November 26, 1965 |
Northbrook, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
Robert Scott Adsit (born November 26, 1965) is an American actor, writer and improvisational comedian. He is known for co-starring as Pete Hornberger in the NBC comedy 30 Rock and in the Adult Swim stop-motion animation programs Moral Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole.
Life and career
After attending Columbia College Chicago, Adsit joined the mainstage cast of Chicago's The Second City in 1994, where he appeared in several Jeff award-winning revues, including Piñata Full of Bees and Paradigm Lost for which he won The Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Comedy. A sketch he performed with future Saturday Night Live head writer Adam McKay, "Gump," was included as one of Second City's all-time best in the theater's 25th anniversary compilation.
He appeared in the 1997 PBS documentary about the process of creating the multi-award winning Second City review, Paradigm Lost, Second to None along with castmates Tina Fey, Kevin Dorff, Rachel Dratch, Jenna Jolovitz and Jim Zulevic. Adsit also attended DePauw University in Indiana.
In 1996, he portrayed an alcoholic and drug-addicted father in the Hazelden Substance Abuse Clinic (Minnesota) short-subject production, Reflections From The Heart Of A Child. This 26-minute video/DVD feature is required curriculum in most DWI Repeat Offender classes and substance abuse rehabilitation clinics nationwide to this day. In 1997, Adsit recorded the voices for the King of Payne, Sir Psycho, The Duke of Bourbon, and Merlin for Williams' Medieval Madness pinball machine. Adsit co-wrote the game's recorded dialog with fellow Second City cast member, Kevin Dorff. Adsit, Dorff and their Second City castmate, Tina Fey, played the character voices in the game.
In 2001, he starred in an episode of Friends, "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin" in Season 7. After moving to Los Angeles, Adsit appeared in several sitcoms and commercials, as well as appeared as a cast member in the renowned sketch comedy program, Mr. Show. He also plagued the band Tenacious D as both a neighbor and a demon in their HBO show.
From 2005–2008, he co-directed, co-wrote and co-produced the Adult Swim show Moral Orel with Dino Stamatopoulos and Jay Johnston. He also provides the voice of Orel's father, Clay Puppington, as well as his best friend, Doughy, Link McMissins, Art Posabule, Mr. Christein, Junior Christein, Doctor Potterswheel, Billy Figurelli, Mrs. Figurelli and Tiny Tina, among others. He was nominated for an Annie Award for his work as Clay.
Adsit also had a minor role in the The Office episode "Conflict Resolution" as a photographer. Adsit also had a small role in the movie Kicking & Screaming, starring Will Ferrell, where he played the coach of a rival team. In 2006, he joined the cast of 30 Rock with former Second City castmate Tina Fey. On 30 Rock, he plays the role of Pete Hornberger, the well-meaning but frequently terrified executive producer of TGS with Tracy Jordan. Adsit continues to act, improvise and teach at I.O. West and the Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2007 Adsit along with Brendon Small starred together in a pilot for Adult Swim entitled Let's Fish, but the pilot never became an official series.
After the success of Moral Orel, Adsit and Dino Stamatopoulos started working together again on their newest stop-motion animation series Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, which Adult Swim has ordered for ten episodes for its first season, which began airing on June 27, 2010. Adsit will direct, write, produce and provide much of the lead voices.
|1998||Temporary Girl||Seth the Agent|
|2001||Friends||Director||episode "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin"|
|Town and Country||Cab Driver|
|Lovely and Amazing||Man at Phone|
|Malcolm in the Middle||Attorney|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Joel Reynolds|
|2002||Run Ronnie Run||Police Negotiator|
|2003||Melvin Goes to Dinner||Man|
|Kingpin||Male Addict||TV Miniseries|
|The Italian Job||Actor Rehearsing in Car|
|Grand Theft Parsons||Music Expert|
|Alias||Computer Expert||Episode: Reunion|
|Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2003||CEO Harold Barbour||TV Special|
|2004||The Terminal||Cab Driver|
|Monk||Medical Examiner||Episode: Mr. Monk Gets Fired|
|Without a Paddle||Greasy Man|
|Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2004||Colbert's High School Friend||TV Special|
|Charmed||Man in Dress / Cursed Wood Nymph||Episode: Spin City|
|2005||Be Cool||Program Director|
|Kicking and Screaming||Stew|
|Bad News Bears||Umpire|
|Malcolm in the Middle||Joe|
|2005–2008||Moral Orel||Clay Puppington, Various Voices||Voice|
|2006||Monk||Howard Gordan||Episode: Mr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show|
|I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With||Big Galoot|
|The Office||Photographer||Episode: Conflict Resolution (2:21)|
|For Your Consideration||First AD|
|2006–2013||30 Rock||Pete Hornberger||TV Series: 97 Episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
|2007||Dante's Inferno||Judge Minos||Voice|
|Let's Fish||Don||TV Pilot|
|Mr. Woodcock||Cheesy Salesman|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Hoppy Bunny and Drewbacca||Voice|
|2009||The Informant!||Sid Hulse|
|Big Lake||John the Baptist||1 episode|
|Delocated||Dog Food Executive||1 episode|
|Mary Shelley's Frankenhole||Professor Polidori, The Creature, Dr. Moreau, Thomas Jefferson, Adolf Hitler, et al.||Voice|
|2013||John Hodgman: Ragnarok||Himself||Netflix special|
|We're the Millers||Doctor|
|St. Vincent de Van Nuys||David||Filming|
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- "The Comic's Comic interviews Scott Adsit". Thecomicscomic.typepad.com. 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
- Photo in Dark Avengers Annual 01
- MaxFun Intern (14 November 2012). "Judge John Hodgman Episode 84: Dog Duty". Maximum Fun. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
- MaxFun Intern (2 January 2013). "Judge John Hodgman Episode 91: Coming Out of the Supply Closet". Maximum Fun. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
- Julia Smith (3 July 2013). "Judge John Hodgman Episode 117: Lawn and Order". Maximum Fun. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "John Hodgman: RAGNAROK - Netflix". Netflix. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Scott Adsit.|
- Scott Adsit at the Internet Movie Database
- The Second City Coffee Table Book, including Adsit's "Gump"
- Radio Interview with Adsit on The Sound of Young America
- Nerdist Podcast Interview With Adsit
- The Onion's A.V. Club Interview with Scott Adsit