Tim Bagley

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Tim Bagley
Born Timothy Hugh Bagley
August 17, 1957 (age 56)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present

Timothy Hugh "Tim" Bagley (born August 17, 1957) is an American character actor who has appeared in numerous films and television programs. He had recurring roles on the TV series Will & Grace, Monk and $h*! My Dad Says. He currently portrays Richard Pratt on the Showtime series, Web Therapy.

Early life[edit]

Bagley was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Carol and Elwyn Bagley. He has four siblings, Anne, Patrick, Kit and Dan. The family also lived in Madison and Trempealeau, Wisconsin, and Niles, Michigan. He is openly gay.[1]

After high school, Tim moved to Southern California to perform with the singing group, The Young Americans. During this time, he also attended California State University Fullerton, where he majored in Art with a Psychology minor. At some point he began taking acting classes with Nina Foch and Howard Fine, and began training and working with The Groundlings. In 1994, Fern Champion and Mark Paladini cast Bagley in his first feature film role as Irv the mechanic in the hit film The Mask.

Start in comedy[edit]

In 1989, Bagley began studying with The Groundlings, and was soon writing and performing with their prestigious Main Stage Company. Although he retired from the theatre's Main Company in the mid 1990s, Bagley still comes back regularly to perform in The Groundlings’ all-improv show Cookin' with Gas. In 1995, Bagley left the Groundlings and turned his attention to television. After guest appearance on Diagnosis: Murder and Seinfeld, he landed his first regular role on the Showtime series, Sunny Skies, starring Howie Mandel.[citation needed]

Television career[edit]

Since breaking into television in the early 1990s, Bagley has become a familiar face on primetime television. He has guest starred on such shows as Seinfeld, Wings, Dharma & Greg, According to Jim, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The X Files, Suddenly Susan, ER, Ellen, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Nanny, and Desperate Housewives.

He has also had regular and recurring roles in such hit shows as The King of Queens, Hope & Gloria, Strip Mall, and 7th Heaven, and portrayed fellow OCD sufferer Harold Krenshaw on Monk for several episodes, often antagnoizing the titular character, Adrian Monk and his assistants, Sharona Fleming and Natalie Teeger.

But he is perhaps best known on television for his appearances as Larry, one half of a married gay couple with an adopted daughter, on the hit sitcom Will & Grace.

Currently, he stars with Lisa Kudrow and Victor Garber on Web Therapy, the series of online vignettes developed by Kudrow which was adapted into a half-hour show by Showtime.

Film career[edit]

In addition to his work in independent films, Bagley has appeared in big-budget movies like The Mask, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Knocked Up. Other high profile films include Employee of the Month, Happy, Texas and Mistress, starring Robert De Niro. He appeared briefly at the beginning of the 2006 film Accepted.

He also had a memorable monologue in The Day After Tomorrow as TV news reporter Tommy Levinson, first seen trapped at the Santa Monica Pier during a hailstorm, and later reporting live as tornadoes strike Los Angeles (being killed when he is hit by flying debris). Bagley delivered his lines with a helicopter hovering a mere 10 feet above his head, only to discover years later that director Roland Emmerich describes it as one of the most dangerous and terrifying shots he's ever done.

Theatre awards[edit]

Bagley won two LA Weekly Theater Awards for best solo comedy performance in Groundlings, Pretty Groundlings, and best ensemble for Groundlings, Good and Twenty. He later won the Jury Award at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado for his one man show, Happy Hour, a poignant comedy about his family and personal tragedy. Additionally, Bagley created a successful one man show based on his experiences as a butler at the Playboy Mansion. Clean Boy, Dirty Stories, first presented at The Groundlings, went on to achieve great critical acclaim at Aspen Comedyfest.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Mistress Mitch's Singing Student
1994 The Mask Irv Ripley
1995 The Crazysitter Mr. White
1998 The Chosen One: Legend of the Raven Ricky Dean Straight-to-video
1999 Happy, Texas David, Pagent Professional
Turkey. Cake. Pete
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Friendly Dad
2001 The Fluffer Alan Dieser
2004 Memron Dr. Shue TV movie
The Day After Tomorrow Tommy Levinson
2005 The Storyteller Pete
Stephen's Life Dick Silver TV movie
2006 The Enigma with a Stigma Mayor Ken Polk
The Room Ben Ackerman TV movie
Accepted Vice Principal Matthews
Employee of the Month Glen Gary
2007 Case Closed Ernie TV movie
Jesus People Rod Carmichael
Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary Rusty Polten
The Captain The Captain
Knocked Up Dr. Pellagrino
Goldfish Mr. Jenkins
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Engineer
2008 Precious Meadows Gordon Carroll TV movie
2009 Finding Bliss Alan Balaban
Jesus People: The Movie Rod Carmichael
Wig Kent
Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out! Man in stall
Dick Tracy Special Security Guard TV movie (completed)
2010 Operation: Endgame Carl
2012 This Is 40 Dr. Pellagrino Sequel to "Knocked Up"

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Coach Cousin Roy "Christmas of the Van Damned"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Questioner/Lance 2 Episodes
1995 Night Stand with Dick Dietrick Marvin/Hubie 2 Episodes
Seinfeld Evan Fane "The Maestro"
1995 - 1996 Hope & Gloria Ed 3 Episodes
1996 Wings Luke "Sons and Lovers"
The Nanny Flight Attendant "A Pup in Paris"
3rd Rock from the Sun Frank "Hotel Dick"
1997 Ellen The Wine Maker "Makin' Whoopie"
Moloney Collin "Damage Control"
ER Archie Papion "Whose Appy Now?"
The Jeff Foxworthy Show DMV Man "Foxworthy Shall Rise Again"
1998 The Closer Brother Xavier "The Rebound"
1999 Suddenly Susan Don "Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut"
The X-Files Gordy "Arcadia"
2000 V.I.P. Renard Bouvoire "Miss Con-Jeannie-Ality"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Mr. Cornwallis "The End of an Era"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Shoe Salesman "Ted and Mary"
2000 - 2001 Strip Mall Dwight 22 Episodes
2000 - 2006 Will & Grace Larry 14 Episodes
2001 One on One Phantom "Phantom Menace"
Dharma & Greg Nelson "Wish We Weren't Here"
2002 So Little Time Real Estate Agent "The Flat Tire"
The Court Gregg Willis 5 Episodes
2003 Hidden Hills Steven Haley 2 Episodes
Wanda at Large Bill "Where's Roger?"
2003 - 2007 According to Jim Tim Devlin 4 Episodes
2004 Las Vegas Stan Putasca "You Can't Take It with You"
Pilot Season Jack Hiting Mini-series
Wanda Does It Tim Brewer 6 Episodes
2004 - 2007 The King of Queens Neil/Glenn 4 Episodes
2004 - 2009 Monk Harold Krenshaw 9 Episodes
2005 7th Heaven Vincent’s Father 2 Episodes
Joey Leonard "Joey and the House"
2006 - 2007 Help Me Help You Pat Weiner 2 Episodes
2006 - 2009 10 Items or Less Don 'The Bag' Bagley 3 Episodes
2007 The New Adventures of Old Christine Dr. Mike "Sleepless in Mar Vista"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Captain "July 19, 2007"
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Dean "Dykes Like Us"
2008 Miss Guided Peter 2 Episodes
Web Therapy Richard Pratt 3 Episodes
Desperate Housewives Dr. Wagner "Mirror, Mirror"
Pushing Daisies Colonel Likkin "Comfort Food"
2009 Me First! Jeffrey Wise
Kath & Kim Claude "Home"
Southland Stanley Sidelsky "Two Gangs"
2010 Funny or Die Presents ... Mr. Stern Episode: #1.3
Accidentally on Purpose Gavin "Speed 2"
Hot in Cleveland Larry "Pilot"
$h*! My Dad Says Tim 3 episodes
True Jackson, VP Ed Wheeler "True Drive"
2011 Shameless Mike "Casey Casden"
Grimm Postman "Pilot"
2011-present Web Therapy Richard Pratt TV series, Main cast
2012 Shake It Up Principal Rabinoff "Protest It Up"
2013 Quick Draw Mayor Dodge "Railroad Spur"
Anger Management Zac "Charlie Gets the Party Started"

Written works[edit]

Year Film
2007 The Captain

Produced[edit]

Year Film
2007 The Captain

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