Brett Gelman

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Brett Gelman
Brett Gelman by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Gelman at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
Born (1976-10-06) October 6, 1976 (age 39)
Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Education Highland Park High School
Alma mater University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Occupation Producer, writer, actor, comedian
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Janicza Bravo

Brett Gelman (born October 6, 1976) is an American actor and comedian. His best known roles are as Brett Mobley in the Adult Swim comedy-action series Eagleheart, as Mr. K on the NBC sitcom Go On, as Hamish on the Comedy Central series Another Period, and as A.J. in the FX comedy series Married.

Life and career[edit]

Gelman was born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois.[1] He graduated from Highland Park High School[citation needed] and later attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.[2][unreliable source?] He has been a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre,[2] as part of the duo Cracked Out, improv group Monkey Dick, and sketch group Mr. A$$.[3]

Gelman has appeared in the films The Other Guys and 30 Minutes or Less. He has co-starred as Chris Elliott's sidekick Brett Mobley in the live-action Adult Swim series Eagleheart and is a regular sketch performer on HBO's Funny or Die Presents and Comedy Central's Nick Swardson's Pretend Time. He has had recurring roles on The Life & Times of Tim and The Inbetweeners, as well as making guest appearances on comedy programs such as Bored to Death, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Happy Endings, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and The League. Gelman has also written for the MTV sketch series Human Giant and the Scott Aukerman & B. J. Porter created sketch pilot The Right Now! Show. In 2010, Gelman appeared as a cast member on the Comedy Central sketch comedy special This Show Will Get You High, created by Matt Besser. Gelman co-starred as "Mr. K" on the NBC comedy series Go On starring Matthew Perry, and as A.J. on the FX comedy series Married.[citation needed]

In 2015, Gelman was also a consulting writer on season two of the entertainment news parody series Hot Package on Adult Swim and also recurs as Hamish on the Comedy Central series Another Period and as Ronnie on the Starz series Blunt Talk.

Other work[edit]

Gelman and frequent writing partner and collaborator Jon Daly[citation needed] performed for many years as the comedy rap duo "Cracked Out". Their EP The Fleetwood Crack was made available for download on their website in 2007.[citation needed]

Gelman has gained recognition for appearing as the "Little Bit Of Luck" character in the "Take 5" New York Lottery ad campaign that ran from 2008 through 2011.[citation needed]

Gelman makes frequent appearances on the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast, as well as other podcasts on the Earwolf podcasting network. In 2011, he began his own podcast, Gelmania, also available on the Earwolf network. Gelman has said he wanted his podcast to "reflect a lot of the fears and anger and sadness of the world, but do that through a really stupid lens."[4] In 2014, Gelmania began its second season but is no longer on the Earwolf network.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story Mayhem Team Member
2006 Gingerbreed Driller Driver
2007 Watching the Detectives Glenn
2008 Stick It in Detroit Hot Rod Johnson
2009 May the Best Man Win Bachelor Party Host
2010 The Other Guys Hal
2011 Eat August Short
30 Minutes or Less Pizza Boss
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas TV Director
2013 Jobs Jeff Raskin
Awful Nice Ivan
Gregory Go Boom Tom Short, Producer
2014 Someone Marry Barry Goker
Flock of Dudes Howie
Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins Clarinet Player
2016 Joshy Greg
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Coke Gonzales TV short
The Colbert Report Spencer Episode: "Greg Behrendt"
2007 Fat Guy Stuck in Internet Co-Worker / Linux / The Oracle 3 episodes
Honesty Mechanic Episode: "Mechanic"
2008 Human Giant Kidnapped Soldier / Rapzilla / Billy Crystal 2 episodes
2009 Californication Annoying Hipster Episode: "Mia Culpa"
2010 Comedy Lab Ruby Episode: "Penelope Princess of Pets"
This Show Will Get You High Cast Member Comedy Central pilot
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Various Episode: "Mudslide Junction"
2010–2011 Funny or Die Presents Various 3 episodes
The Back Room Various 4 episodes
2010–2012 The Life & Times of Tim Various Voices 4 episodes
2011 Happy Endings Carl Episode: "Your Couples Friends & Neighbors"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Pig Parker Episode: "Vow of Silence"
Bored to Death Faux Jonathan Episode: "We Could Sing a Duet"
2011–2013 The League Gavin 2 episodes
2011–2014 Eagleheart Brett Mobley Series regular
2012 The Office The Magician Episode: "Welcome Party"
Comedy Bang! Bang! Dog Lawyer Episode: "Jon Hamm Wears a Light Blue Shirt & Silver Watch"
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Rocket Horse Episode: "Rocket Horse & Jet Chicken"
The Inbetweeners Mr. Gilbert 7 episodes
2012–2013 Go On Mr. K Series regular
2013 Ghost Ghirls Rabbit Episode: "I Believe in Mira-ghouls"
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Gabby Hofstein Episode: "Unfrozen Agent Man"
We Are Men Alimony Steve Episode: "We Are Franksgiving"
2013–2014 Drunk History Various 2 episodes
2013–2015 Kroll Show Various 3 episodes
2014 Surviving Jack Principal McMullen Episode: "Rhythm Is a Dancer"
Adventure Time Ring Master Voice; Episode: "Sad Face"
Bad Teacher Doug Pilaf 5 episodes
Mr. Pickles Cheeseman Voice; Episode: "The Cheeseman"
Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends Himself Special
2014–2015 Married A.J. Series regular
2014–2016 TripTank Jeff Voice; 9 episodes
2015 Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family Himself Special
Fresh Off the Boat Dusty Nugget Episode: "Persistent Romeo"
Man Seeking Woman Demon Episode: "Stain"
The Odd Couple Stuart Episode: "Jealous Island"
Mad Men Daniel Episode: "Person to Person"
Comedy Bang! Bang! Mr. Celebrity Episode: "James Marsden Wears Gray Pants and Black High-Top Sneakers"
Blunt Talk Ronnie 2 episodes
2015–present Another Period Hamish 14 episodes
2016 Angel from Hell Lee Episodes: "Soulmates", "Rain Check"
Love Dr. Greg Colter 3 episodes
Dinner in America with Brett Gelman Himself Special
Fleabag Martin Series regular


  1. ^ Gelman, Brett. "BRETT GELMAN IS HERE TO CHANGE YOU!". /r/IAmA. Reddit. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Brett Gelman: "AJ"". FXNOW. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  3. ^ UCB Theater Profile. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  4. ^ Conversations with Ross: Featuring Brett Gelman

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