Brent Morin

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Brent Morin
Brent Morin
Morin in 2014
Born (1986-08-31) August 31, 1986 (age 32)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California U.S.
EducationColumbia College
Occupation
  • Comedian
  • actor
  • writer
Years active2011–present
Websitebrentmor.in

Brent Morin (born August 31, 1986)[1] is a Los Angeles-based American comedian, stand-up comic, actor and writer.[2] He was a panelist in the sixth season of Chelsea Lately and played Justin Kearney on the NBC sitcom Undateable[3] and the agent Hobbs on the sci-fi web-series Crunch Time, on Rooster Teeth.[4] In 2015, Morin released his stand-up comedy show, I'm Brent Morin, exclusively on Netflix.[5]

Early life[edit]

Morin was born in South Windsor, Connecticut, to two inner city high school English teacher parents.[6] Morin has an older brother, who was a concert pianist, and a younger brother, who became a professional figure skater. He graduated from South Windsor High School.[6] He is of Irish and Italian background.[7]

Career[edit]

Morin (left) with the cast of Undateable, in 2015.

Morin moved to Los Angeles at 18 to study at a film school at Columbia College Hollywood.[8] Although he graduated with a film degree, Morin started doing stand-up and eventually decided that was what he wanted to do.[6] Morin has said that he was inspired by his idols, Albert Brooks and Woody Allen.[8] After graduation, he worked as a production assistant with Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on NBC and continued with Conan on TBS.[6][9] He went from being a general office production assistant to becoming the set production assistant/Andy Richter's stand-in.[10] Morin has appeared regularly as a stand-up comic on shows with The Comedy Store, The Improv and Laugh Factory,[11] as well as on tours throughout the United States.[12] In his network TV debut, Morin co-starred in the Bill Lawrence NBC series Undateable,[13] a multi-camera sitcom with a live audience, which was based on the book Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating or Having Sex by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle.[14]

Morin portrayed Justin Kearney, the owner of Black Eyes Bar and hopeless romantic roommate of Danny (played by Chris D'Elia). Undateable was unique in that it was a cast full of stand-up comedians who were good friends before the show aired. The show often incorporates improv, with Morin playing Felix to D'Elia's grouch Oscar à la The Odd Couple.[15][16][17] Lawrence and the cast (Chris D'Elia, Morin, Ron Funches, and Rick Glassman) went on a series of stand-up tour dates, with an appearance on @midnight to promote the show.[18][19] In 2016, Morin was cast for the Rooster Teeth web series, Crunch Time. In 2018, he appeared on the second season of Netflix's The Standups, performing a half-hour special.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Morin dated actress Angie Simms for two years, confirming their relationship in 2016,[21][22] and breakup in 2017.[23]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Outdoorsman Jason Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Chelsea Lately Himself (Round table) Season 6
2013 Adam DeVine's House Party Himself Episode: "Foam Party"
2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gregory Phillips Episode: "Chocolate Milk"
2014 The McCarthys Tommy O'Gara Episode: "Why Guys Shouldn't Date Their Sister's Ex"
2014 Ground Floor Jasper McCabe Episodes: "The Break-Ups" and "Mano-a-Mansifled"
2015 I'm Brent Morin[24] Himself Television special
2014–16 Undateable Justin Kearney Main role
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2016 On The Spot[25] Himself Episode: "Brent Morin"
2016 Crunch Time[4] Special agent Hobbs Web-series

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Comedy Juice[26] Himself Stand-up comedy show
2016 I'm Brent Morin[27] Himself Stand-up comedy show

References[edit]

  1. ^ @ksdknews (28 September 2015). "august 31st 1986. Send me an expensive gift" (Tweet). Retrieved 19 March 2016 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ DeSocio, Jeffrey Thomas (1 December 2015). "Brent Morin on 'Undateable' and new comedy special". KTTV. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ ""Undateable"- Bridgit Mendler and the Undateable Cast". NBC. 8 September 2015. Archived from the original on 12 March 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b "ROOSTER TEETH to Launch 2 New Sci-Fi Series: CRUNCH TIME and DAY 5 (Exclusive)". Nerdist. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Brent Morin: I'm Brent Morin Review". Paste Magazine. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d Hill, Jazmine (12 July 2013). "Interview With The Super Hilarious & Super Favorite Brent Morin". Serial Optimist. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  7. ^ Leff, Bill; Snyder, Wendy (8 March 2014). "Brent Morin". WGN Radio. Tribune Broadcasting. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  8. ^ a b Juul, Matt (4 June 2014). "Comedian Brent Morin Talks 'Undateable,' Boston Shows". Boston Globe. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  9. ^ Blair, Iain (17 July 2013). "Standup Brent Morin Climbs from Conan P.A. to Center Stage". Variety. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  10. ^ Lash, Jolie (29 May 2014). "'Undateable' Q&A: Brent Morin On Teaming Up With Longtime Pal Chris D'Elia For Laughs". Access Hollywood. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Brent Morin Biography". Laugh Factory. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  12. ^ Graham, Jefferson (10 June 2014). "D'Elia and Morin sing for their social media supper". USA Today. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  13. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (28 May 2014). "A Bunch of Friends? Yeah, Again: 'Undateable' Keeps a Sitcom Formula Alive". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  14. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (20 February 2013). "NBC's Bill Lawrence Comedy 'Undateable' Casts Lead". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  15. ^ Ray, Lincee (19 June 2014). "5 reasons to watch 'Undateable'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  16. ^ Radish, Christina (6 July 2014). "Brent Morin Talks 'Undateable,' Performing Stand-Up, His Weird Life Journey with Chris D'Elia, Being Funny on Camera, Singing on the Show, and More". Collider. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  17. ^ King, Larry (11 June 2014). "The Cast of "Undateable"". Larry King Now. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  18. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (25 February 2014). "Bill Lawrence and 'Undateable' Stars Hit the Road to Promote NBC Comedy 'Undateable'". Variety. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  19. ^ Lawrence, Bill (28 May 2014). "The 'Undateable' Comedy Tour: How to Launch (or Not Launch) a TV Show in 2014". Grantland. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  20. ^ https://www.netflix.com/title/80175685
  21. ^ https://www.twitter.com/brentmorin/status/777122384197275648?lang=en
  22. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/-98syIPxio/
  23. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO2_IpHmcA4
  24. ^ ""I'm Brent Morin" Is a Complicated Introduction". Emertainment Monthly. 8 September 2015. Archived from the original on 4 December 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  25. ^ "F*CK BOIZ NEVER SAY DIE! – On The Spot #56 with Brent Morin". Rooster Teeth. 2 April 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  26. ^ "COMEDYJUICE W/ BRENT MORIN, KVON, JASON COLLINGS AND DAPHNIQUE SPRINGS". Improv. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  27. ^ "I'm Brent Morin". Pop Sugar. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.

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