Baron Vaughn

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Baron Vaughn
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Born (1980-12-18) December 18, 1980 (age 41)
EducationBoston University (BFA)
OccupationComedian, actor
Years active2006–present

Baron Vaughn (born December 18, 1980)[1][2] is an American comedian and actor, known for his portrayal of Nwabudike "Bud" Bergstein on the Netflix television series Grace and Frankie and Tom Servo on the 2017 revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Previously, Vaughn appeared on the USA Network television series Fairly Legal, on which he played legal assistant Leonardo Prince.[3]

A classically trained actor, Vaughn has appeared in Law & Order and has played supporting roles in a number of feature films, including Cloverfield and Black Dynamite. However, he is best known for his comedy work; credits include The Awkward Comedy Show with Hannibal Buress, and stand-up comedy featured on the talk shows Lopez Tonight, Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He has appeared on Comedy Central during Live at Gotham and Russell Simmons Presents "Live at the EL REY", has starred in various CollegeHumor videos, and has performed stand-up comedy at Collegehumor live.

Vaughn also has a philosophy podcast, Deep S##! with Baron Vaughn.[4] In November 2014, he started another podcast with Leonard Maltin called Maltin on Movies on the Wolfpop network, sister network of Earwolf.

On November 23, 2015, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson announced that Vaughn would provide the voice of Tom Servo in the series' revival.[5] a role previously played by Josh Weinstein and Kevin Murphy. The first revival season was released April 14, 2017.

He provided the voice of Moon in the Disney XD series Right Now Kapow.

As of 2013, Vaughn lives in Los Angeles, California.[6]

On October 10, 2019 he was featured in a 30-minute YouTube documentary created by SoulPancake in collaboration with Funny or Die wherein a variety of comedians discuss mental health called Laughing Matters.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 My Brother Reason Comic
2007 Twisted Fortune Jack the Counter Guy
2008 Cloverfield Party Goer
2009 Black Dynamite Jimmy
2009 Cozy Bear Baron Short film
2009 Untitled Sketch Group Baron Vaughn Short film
2010 Ghostbusters Return Short film
2010 Anatomy of the Lonely
2011 Thugs, the Musical! Donald Evan Lesley Short film
2012 The Kitchen Andre
2013 The Assistant Baron Short film
2014 Jason Nash Is Married Arthur
2015 Life in Color Accomplished Comic
2019 Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello Voice; Direct-to-video[8]
2019 Scare Package Varron Bonn Segment "So Much To Do", also writer, director
2022 The Time Capsule Patrice


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Amos Episode: "Siren Call"
2006 The Burg The Photographer Episode: "90's"
2007 The Gamekillers Open Mike Unknown episodes
2008 Teachers Justin Hughes TV movie
2008–09 Law & Order Asst. M.E. Anskel 2 episodes
2009 Rescue Me Hipster #1 Episode: "Zippo"
2009 Wake Up World Davis Miles TV movie
2009 Canned Trent TV movie
2010 The Whitest Kids U' Know Jury Selector Episode #4.6
2011–12 Fairly Legal Leonardo Prince 23 episodes
2012 CollegeHumor Originals Metatron Episode: "God's Diary Is Embarrassing"
2013 Arrested Development Hors D'oeuvre Server Episode: "Double Crossers"
2013 Law of the Land Umprey Nixon Unknown episodes
2013 You're Whole Eddie Episode: "Attitude"
2014 Enlisted Wallace Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Key & Peele Man at Bar Episode: "Parole Officer Puppet"
2014 Dream Corp, LLC Instructional Patient TV short
2014–16 Comedy Bang! Bang! Zeke 9 episodes
2015–2022 Grace and Frankie Nwabudike "Bud" Bergstein Main cast
2015–16 TripTank Thomas / Person in Line (voice) 3 episodes
2016 Love Episode: "Party in the Hills"
2016 Girls Wolfie Episode: "Wedding Day"
2016 HelLA Douche Bag Episode: "Dating in LA Sucks"
2016 Hidden America with Jonah Ray Shane Episode: "Chicago: The Second Best City"
2016–19 Those Who Can't Phil 4 episodes
2016–17 Right Now Kapow Moon (voice) 26 episodes
2016–18 BoJack Horseman Various voices 2 episodes
2017 Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special Ben TV special
2017–present Mystery Science Theater 3000 Tom Servo (voice) 20 episodes
2017 Ya Killin' Me Nurse Unknown episodes
2017–21 Superstore Ken 6 episodes
2018 Take My Wife Man Asking for Directions Episode #2.8
2018–20 Corporate Baron 9 episodes
2019 The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle Himself (host) 8 episodes
2019–21 Tuca & Bertie Unknown Man (voice) 2 episodes
2019 Black-ish Doug 2 episodes
2020 Wild Life Hudson (voice) 6 episodes
2020 Dream Corp LLC Corporate Trainer Episode: "Clone Disposal"
2020 The Great Debate Host 8 episodes
2021 History of Swear Words Himself 2 episodes
2022 Star Trek: Lower Decks Capitain Maier (voice)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role
2006 Bully Tad
2007 Manhunt 2 Michael Grant
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV The Crowd of Liberty City / Commercial


  1. ^ "Rainbow Bridge, episode #159 of improv4humans with Matt Besser on Earwolf". Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  2. ^[user-generated source]
  3. ^ "Baron Vaughn" Archived 2011-04-29 at the Wayback Machine. USA Network. Retrieved October 1, 2013.
  4. ^ Czajkowski, Elise. "Talking to Baron Vaughn About 'The Half Hour', Structuring an Act, and Recreating Behaviors". Vulture. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  5. ^ Rife, Katie (2015-11-23). "Joel Hodgson reveals his picks for MST3K's new Mad and the 'Bots". The A.V. Club.
  6. ^ "Baron Vaughn: Before free Huntsville show, Los Angeles comedian talks 'insect racism,' working with Will Ferrell". Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  7. ^ Comedians Tackling Depression & Anxiety Makes Us Feel Seen | Laughing Matters | Documentary, retrieved 2019-10-30

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