Burr in 2008
|Birth name||William Frederic Burr|
June 10, 1968 |
Canton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse||Nia Hill (m. 2013)|
William Frederic "Bill" Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster who has released several stand-up comedy specials. Outside of stand-up comedy, he is known for hosting the Monday Morning Podcast, playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family.
Burr was born in Canton, Massachusetts. He has German, Irish, and some French ancestry. His father was a dentist. In 1993, Burr obtained a bachelor's degree in radio from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Before starting his comedy career, he worked in warehouses; he stated that he enjoyed this job because "if [his] boss gave [him] a rough time, [he] could just get on a forklift and just, like, drive away".
Burr's career began in 1992. He moved to New York City in 1995. Since May 2007, Bill Burr has recorded a weekly one-hour podcast, Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast, in which he speaks about his past and recent experiences, current events, going on tour, and sports, and offers advice to questions submitted by the listeners. The podcast is available on Burr's website and on the All Things Comedy network. He is sometimes joined by his wife, Nia Hill, and has featured guests and interviews with other comedians.
Burr also appears as a guest on radio shows and other comedians' podcasts, such as the now defunct Opie and Anthony Show, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Adam Carolla Show, Joe Rogan Experience, WTF with Marc Maron, The Nerdist Podcast, and Nobody Likes Onions. Burr was also the very first guest on Tom Green's podcast. On April 18, 2011, he guest hosted the Hollywood Babble-On podcast alongside Ralph Garman.
In 2008, Burr's voice was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto IV as Jason Michaels of the biker gang The Lost MC in the mission "No Love Lost". In 2009, he reprised his role in the game's expansion pack The Lost and Damned.
Burr's special Let it Go was recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco and premiered on Comedy Central on September 18, 2010. A later special, You People Are All The Same, premiered in 2012 as a Netflix exclusive.
Burr was a regular on Chappelle's Show during its brief run.
Burr has been referred to as a "comedian's comedian" by observers of the US stand-up comedy circuit, meaning a comedian whose work is followed and appreciated by fellow professional comedians. Burr appeared in the movie Date Night as Detective Walsh. He has also appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of AMC's Breaking Bad as Patrick Kuby. He played Mark Mullins in the 2013 buddy cop film The Heat.
Burr stars in F Is for Family which premiered December 18, 2015 on Netflix. The show, an animated sitcom, is based around Burr's stand-up and the absurdity of political correctness. On April 17th, 2016 Netflix approved the show for a second season. Burr writes and executive produces the series along with Michael Price.
Rolling Stone magazine called Burr "the undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor". Burr often portrays himself as "that loud guy in the bar" with "uninformed logic". In an interview with the The Boston Globe, Burr stated, "I'm the 'dude, bro' guy." According to Montreal Gazette, Burr is "a cynic and a contrarian who has never paid any heed to political correctness". The New York Times in 2013 called Burr one of the funniest, most distinctive voices in the country for years".
Burr married his longtime girlfriend, producer and screenwriter Nia Renee Hill, in 2013. She sometimes appears as a guest on Burr's podcast. They reside in Los Angeles, California. Their first child, a daughter, was born on January 20, 2017.
Burr is an avid drummer and routinely performs alongside the Goddamn Comedy Jam. As of May 2015, he is also a licensed helicopter pilot.
- Emotionally Unavailable (2003) [CD]
- Emotionally Unavailable: Expanded Edition (2007) [CD]
- Why Do I Do This? (2008) [CD/DVD]
- Let It Go (2010) [CD/DVD/Netflix]
- You People Are All The Same (2012) [Netflix and download]
- Live at Andrew's House (2014) [limited vinyl release]
- Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (2014) [Netflix]
- Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out (2017) [Netflix]
|1996||Townies||Yes||15 episodes; role: Ryan Callahan|
|1998||Two Guys and a Girl||Yes||1 episode; role: Fitzey|
|2001||Perfect Fit||Yes||Role: Doorman|
|2002||Passionada||Yes||Role: Blackjack Player|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Yes||Episode: "Maledictus"; role: Jogger|
|2004||Chappelle's Show||Yes||3 episodes; role: Various|
|2005||One Night Stand||Yes||1 episode; role: Himself|
|2006||Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza||Yes||1 episode|
|2007||Twisted Fortune||Yes||3 episodes; role: Various|
|2007||Playing Chicken||Yes||Role: Tim|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Yes||Video game; role: Jason Michaels (voice)
|2008||Why Do I Do This?||Yes||Yes||Stand-up special; role: Himself|
|2009||Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned||Yes||Video game; role: Jason Michaels (voice)|
|2010||Date Night||Yes||Role: Detective Walsh|
|2010||Let It Go||Yes||Yes||Stand-up special; role: Himself|
|2011–13||Breaking Bad||Yes||5 episodes; role: Kuby|
|2012||Stand Up Guys||Yes||Role: Larry|
|2012||You People Are All the Same.||Yes||Yes||Stand-up special; role: Himself|
|2013||The Heat||Yes||Role: Mark Mullins|
|2013-16||New Girl||Yes||2 episodes; role: Bobby|
|2014||Walk of Shame||Yes||Role: Officer Walter|
|2014||Maron||Yes||Episode: "The Joke"; role: Himself|
|2014||Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee||Episode: "Smoking Past the Band "; role: Himself|
|2014||I'm Sorry You Feel That Way||Yes||Yes||Stand-up special; role: Himself|
|2014||Black or White||Yes||Role: Rick Reynolds|
|2014–15||Kroll Show||Yes||6 episodes; role: Detective Smart|
|2015||The Jim Gaffigan Show||Yes||Episode: "My Friend the Priest"'; role: Himself|
|2015||Daddy's Home||Yes||Role: Jerry|
|2015-||F Is for Family||Yes||Yes||Yes||Role: Frank Murphy (voice); Co-Creator|
|2016||The Simpsons||Yes||Episode: "The Town", role: Boston football fan 1 (voice)|
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