Toby Huss

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Toby Huss
Born Toby Edward Huss
(1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 47)
Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Iowa
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present

Toby Edward Huss (born December 9, 1966) is an American actor, best known for portraying Artie, the "Strongest Man in the World", in the Nickelodeon T.V. series The Adventures of Pete & Pete, as well as his voice-over work on the long-running animated series King of the Hill, and for his role as Felix 'Stumpy' Dreifuss on HBO's Carnivàle.

Early life and education[edit]

Huss was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on December 9, 1966. He attended the University of Iowa, where he participated in No Shame Theatre before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.


Huss has appeared in over 35 movies and television series. In the early 1990s he appeared in network promos for MTV, playing odd characters, including a crooner known at the time as Ol' Two Eyes (the predecessor to Rudy Casoni) who sang lounge-singer versions of Dr. Dre's "Dre Day", Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain", Pearl Jam's "Jeremy", and Onyx's hit "Slam"; a James Bond-like spy named Cobalt; a leather fetishist with an abnormal affection for goats; a flannel-wearing doofus; and an angry redneck named Reverend Tex Stoveheadbottom, who delivered fast-talking and descriptively detailed non-sequitur tirades that usually included the phrase, "Go to Hell!" Other roles include the voices of Cotton Hill and Kahn Souphanousinphone on King of the Hill and a boyfriend of Elaine Benes in the episode "The Junk Mail" of Seinfeld.

From his parodies of Frank Sinatra, which were featured in the films Vegas Vacation and Down Periscope, Huss has created a Sinatra-inspired character named Rudy Casoni.



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