Toby Huss

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Toby Huss
Born (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 47)
Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.
Alma mater University of Iowa[1]
Occupation Actor, writer, comedian
Years active 1989–present
Website
www.tobyhuss.com

Toby Huss (born December 9, 1966)[2] is an American actor, best known for portraying Artie in the Nickelodeon television series The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993–1996). He is also known for his voice-over work on the long-running animated series King of the Hill (1997–2010), and for his role as Felix "Stumpy" Dreifuss on HBO '​s Carnivàle (2003–2005).[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Huss was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on December 9, 1966.[1][4] He attended the University of Iowa, where he participated in No Shame Theatre before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.[2]

Career[edit]

In the early 1990s, Huss 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.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Zadar! Cow From Hell Clerk
1994 Hand Gun Ted
1995 The Basketball Diaries Kenny
1996 Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All-Girl Bookie Joint Sammy Cybernowski
1996 Down Periscope Nitro
1996 Dear God Doubting Thomas Minister
1996 Jerry Maguire Steve Remo
1996 Beavis and Butt-head Do America Various characters (voice)
1997 Vegas Vacation Fake I.D. Salesman Uncredited
1998 Still Breathing Cameron
1998 Shock Television Donut Shop Patron
1999 The Mod Squad Red
1999 Clubland Rastus
2000 Bedazzled Various characters
2000 A Good Baby AmeriShine (voice)
2001 Human Nature Puff's Father
2001 Beyond the City Limits Dykes
2002 The Country Bears Tennessee O'Neal (voice)
2003 Windy City Heat Ansel Adams TV movie
2006 Rescue Dawn Spook
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Glen the Desk Clerk
2007 Balls of Fury Groundskeeper
2007 Have Dreams, Will Travel Deputy Raymond Ward
2009 World's Greatest Dad Bert Green
2009 Cryptic Lee
2010 Alpha and Omega Truck Stop Employee
2010 Furry Vengeance Wilson
2011 God Bless America Man With Cellphone Who Gets Shot
2011 Rip City Ronnie TV movie
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Roy Murphy
2013 Bad Milo! Dr. Yeager
2013 42 Clyde Sukeforth
2013 HairBrained Whittman Moderator
2013 Enough Said Peter
2013 R.I.P.D. Various Deado (voice)
2013 The Arrangement Dizzy Pagliouci TV movie
2014 The Occupants Father
2015 Little Boy Colonel Bob Completed
2015 Heaven's Floor Ed Post-production
2015 The Invitation Dr. Joseph Post-production
2015 Havenhurst Wayne Post-production
2015 In a Valley of Violence Harris Filming
2015 Equals (film) George Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993–1996 The Adventures of Pete & Pete Artie 11 episodes
1995–1999 NewsRadio Jack Frost/Junior/Guard #2 3 episodes
1997 King of the Hill Various characters (voice) 150 episodes
1997 Seinfeld Jack 1 episode
1998 The Army Show Cpl. Rusty Link 13 episodes
1999–2000 The Martin Short Show Himself Writer; 63 episodes
2000–2002 Nikki Jupiter 41 episodes
2001 The Angry Beavers Rikki/Pirate Rats (voice) 1 episode
2002 Home Movies Coach/FPC Floating Head (voice) 1 episode
2002–2003 One on One Hank 5 episodes
2003–2005 Carnivàle Felix "Stumpy" Dreifuss 24 episodes
2003–2009 Reno 911! Big Mike/General Lee 17 episodes
2004 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Ernie Devlin/Shado (voice) 4 episodes
2004 Pilot Season Stewart Miniseries
2006 Help Me Help You Lenny 2 episodes
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Charlie the Limo Driver 1 episode
2008 30 Rock Deutsche Stimme 1 episode
2008 The Riches Unknown 2 episodes
2008–2010 The Venture Bros. Scaramantula/General Treister 4 episodes
2009 In the Motherhood Goose 1 episode
2009 Bollywood Hero Jeff Hacker Miniseries; 1 episode
2009 The Goode Family Clyde 2 episodes
2009 Hung Cliff 1 episode
2010 Criminal Minds Frank Lynch 1 episode
2010 Childrens Hospital Old Timey Psychiatrist 1 episode
2011 Bob's Burgers Robber (voice) 1 episode
2011 Shameless Steve's Boss 1 episode
2011 Mr. Sunshine Travis 1 episode
2011 Adventure Time Booboo/Commander in Movie 1 episode
2011 The Cleveland Show Tutor 1 episode
2011 Beavis and Butt-head Todd Ianuzzi/Henry (voice) 2 episodes
2011–2012 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Mr. Yeung/Snow Leopard 2 episodes
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jeff Levitt/Frank Sinatra 1 episode
2012 The New Normal Farmer Mark 1 episode
2013 Anger Management Tom 1 episode
2013 Sanjay and Craig Various characters (voice) 4 episodes
2013 Newsreaders Peter Ruby 1 episode
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV E-Cigarette Smoking Man 1 episode
2013 Brickleberry Aubrey (voice) 1 episode
2013 Key & Peele Shoeshine Customer 1 episode
2014 The Spoils of Babylon Seymore Lunts Miniseries; 2 episodes
2014 Halt and Catch Fire John Bosworth 10 episodes
2014 Garfunkel & Oates Tom 1 episode

Discography[edit]

  • S'no Balls (2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Toby Huss - Biography". NY Times. 
  2. ^ a b "Toby Huss Biography". Fandango. 
  3. ^ "Cinemad Podcast: Toby Huss". Underground Film Journal. April 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "An interview with Toby Huss". The Original Van Gogh's Ear Anthology. September 3, 2013. 

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