Brian Huskey

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Brian Huskey
Brian Huskey.jpg
Huskey in 2014
Born (1968-09-08) September 8, 1968 (age 54)
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro (BA)
OccupationActor, comedian, writer
Years active1999—present

Brian Huskey (born September 8, 1968) is an American character actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his roles in comedy programs such as People of Earth, Childrens Hospital, Veep, and Another Period. He also provides the voice of Regular Sized Rudy on the animated comedy Bob's Burgers.

Early life and education[edit]

Huskey was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and did not get to know his biological father until he was around age 15. He attended Charlotte Country Day School for the entirety of grade school and high school, graduating in 1987.[1] He attended University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating with a degree in English and minor in photography. Around this time, he began to play bass guitar in the band Bicycle Face.[1]

Huskey later relocated to New York City to attend phototography school and worked as a photographer's assistant. He met and was later roommates with Rob Corddry.[1]


Huskey studied and performed improvisational comedy during the start of the original Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB) in New York City and had each of the "UCB4" (Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Amy Poehler and Ian Roberts) as teachers. From there, he frequently appeared in comedy sketches on Late Night with Conan O'Brien for many years and was a panelist on VH1's Best Week Ever.[1]

At UCB, Huskey was a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Naked Babies, with comedians Rob Corddry, Seth Morris and John Ross Bowie. He has since worked on Corddry's Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital, playing the role of Chet the creepy EMT worker, as well as alter ego Mark Splorn. Huskey also appeared as correspondent Duncan Birch on the IFC cable news satire Onion News Network.[2]

Other programs in which Huskey co-starred include Damage Control and Free Radio. Huskey also appeared on the sitcoms Selfie and The Real O'Neals.[2]

He made some notable early television appearances in a series of commercials opposite Molly Erdman in a campaign for Sonic Drive-In. Both actors would later be fired from this role as the result of an Onion News Network veterans parody he wrote and performed.[1] Huskey has appeared in commercials for Wendy's, and, in 2011, "The Swagger Wagon" ad campaign for the Toyota Sienna.[3] He has appeared in a campaign for Bai Brands alongside Justin Timberlake.[4]

Huskey has also made many guest appearances on comedy programs including Community, Parks and Recreation, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, Worst Week, Happy Endings, Animal Practice, The Inbetweeners, Workaholics, and Veep. He has appeared in films such as Superbad, Step Brothers, Semi-Pro, and Meet Dave.[2]

He starred in the YouTube miniseries If Google Was A Guy on the YouTube channel CollegeHumor, acting as an anthropomorphic visualization of the search engine Google.[5]

In 2014, Huskey co-wrote the film A Better You, with UCB co-founder Matt Walsh. Huskey starred in the film and Walsh directed.

He co-created, co-wrote and starred in his own Adult Swim television specials, Mr. Neighbor's House in 2016, and Mr. Neighbor's House 2 in 2018. The dark comic series is described as a David Lynch-esque kid's show that plays with the fragmentation of the title character's mind.

In 2020, he began co-hosting the podcast Bald Talk alongside Charlie Sanders, where they interview other fellow balding comedic actors. Huskey has also been a regular on many other comedic podcasts, including Comedy Bang! Bang!, Improv4Humans, and Womp It Up! where he plays the role of Seth Wompler.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Bourne Identity Research tech #3
2004 Terrorists Howie
2007 Superbad Elementary Principal
2008 Semi-Pro White Pants
2008 Meet Dave Lieutenant Right Arm
2008 Step Brothers Interviewer
2009 Shrink Film Executive #1
2009 Land of the Lost Teacher
2009 The Scenesters Bill
2009 Taking Chances Edwin Goosewiite
2010 Breast Picture Mitchell
2011 Fright Night Rick Lee
2011 Let Go Man Passing By
2013 iSteve Professor Palladino
2013 This is the End Headless Man
2013 Coffee Town Manager
2013 The To Do List High School Principal
2013 Tarzan Mr. Smith (voice)
2014 Someone Marry Barry Minister Hagen
2014 Premature Principal Hansen
2014 Neighbors Bill Wazakowski
2014 Search Party Pargo
2014 A Better You Ron Also writer
2015 Manny Pacquiao Becomes a Professional Wrestler Chet Carmichael Short film
2015 Grand Zero Peter Short film
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Bill Wazakowski
2016 Opening Night Lee
2017 The Disaster Artist Teller
2017 Father Figures Joel
2018 Taco Shop Bruce
2018 A Futile and Stupid Gesture John Landis
2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp Elementary School Teacher
2019 Mope Eric
2021 Sound of Violence Mr. Bell
2022 The Bob's Burgers Movie Regular-Sized Rudy (voice)
2022 Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe Richard Wack (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1999–2000 Upright Citizens Brigade Grim Reaper / Rabbi 2 episodes
2002–2006 Late Night with Conan O'Brien White Collar Crime Prisoner / Group Leader / Spock 4 episodes
2004 Crossballs: The Debate Show Various Also writer
2004–2005 Best Week Ever Panelist 9 episodes
2005 Damage Control Various
2005 As the World Turns Moe Episode #1.12554
2005 Cheap Seats Maury Zimbalist / Slider 2 episodes
2008–2009 Free Radio James Reed 17 episodes
2008–2009 Worst Week Dr. Royce 2 episodes
2008–2011 The Onion News Network Duncan Birch 14 episodes
2008–2016 Childrens Hospital Chet Mandvanteussen 26 episodes; also writer
2009 Parks and Recreation Morgan Episode: "Canvassing"
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS Peter (voice) Episode: "From Here to Fraternity"
2010 Conan TBS Executive Episode: "Baa Baa Blackmail"
2010–2011 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Various Roles 4 episodes
2011 Workaholics Robbie Episode: "Piss & Shit"
2011 Happy Endings Dr. Charles Episode: "The Girl with the David Tattoo"
2011 House Dr. Riggin 2 episodes
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Buffet Man Episode: "Vow of Silence"
2011 Funny or Die Presents Shits Von Biggenheim Segment: "Juggalo News"
2012 Hart of Dixie Eric Sunberg Episode: "Aliens & Aliases"
2012 Community Professor Gilbar Episode: "Curriculum Unavailable"
2012 Burning Love Hershel Episode: "Pool Party"
2012 The Newsroom Jake Watson Episode: "We Just Decided To"
2012 Comedy Bang! Bang! Dr. Klinky von Tankerman Episode: "Amy Poehler Wears a Black Jacket & Grey Pants"
2012 Breaking In Episode: "Chasing Amy and Molly"
2012 Sullivan & Son Health Inspector Episode: "The Bribe"
2012 Guys with Kids Bryce Episode: "Pilot"
2012 The Inbetweeners Mr. Sutherland 2 episodes
2012 Crash & Bernstein Coach Vanover Episode: "Coach Crash"
2012–2013 Animal Practice Nurse Howard 3 episodes
2012–2019 Veep Leon West 16 episodes
2013 Bad Samaritans Mel Episode: "Dog Pound"
2013 How I Met Your Mother Rand Episode: "Something New"
2013 Arrested Development Chorizo Salesman Episode: "Flight of the Phoenix"
2013 The Goodwin Games Sleazy Party Dude Episode: "Welcome Home, Goodwins"
2013 The Goldbergs Andy Secunda Episode: "The Ring"
2013 NCIS Front Desk Clerk, Chevy Chase Lodge Episode: "Alibi"
2013 For-Profit Online University FPOU_PROF_300954 TV special
2013–2015 Kroll Show Various 3 episodes; also writer
2013–present Bob's Burgers Regular-Sized Rudy / various characters (voice) 48 episodes
2014 Betas Lambert Episode: "Blinded by the Light"
2014 The Neighbors Professor Clint Vance Episode: "Man, Actually"
2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Mr. Henders Episode: "The Apartment"
2014 Suburgatory Podiatrist Episode: "I'm Just Not That Into Me"
2014 Legit Zach Episode: "Intervention"
2014 Terry the Tomboy Mayor Destero TV movie
2014 The Hotwives of Orlando Alex the Plumber 2 episodes
2014 Newsreaders Wayne Episode: "Roswell, New Mexico; Skip Goes to a Wedding"
2014 Selfie Larry 9 episodes
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Johnny Tigers Episode: "Eddie George Wears a Navy Suit and Half-Zip Pullover"
2015 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Doctor Episode: "Marketing to Doctors"
2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL Teacher Episode: "To Catch a Paparazzi"
2015 The Returned Glenn Episode: "Rowan"
2015 The Comedians Brian from The Seth & Brian Show Episode: "Orange You the New Black Guy"
2015 BoJack Horseman Richard Nixon / Security Guard (voice) Episode: "The Shot"
2015 The Grinder Albert Krantz Episode: "Pilot"
2015 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Carl Thorson Episode: "Host John Mayer/Andy Cohen/Alison Becker/John Legend"
2015–2018 Another Period Victor Schmemmerhorn-Fish V 17 episodes
2016–2017 The Real O'Neals Father Phil 3 episodes
2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Major Domo Gustav Episode: "Amir Is Glenn's Mentor"
2016 Preacher Ted Reyerson Episode: "Pilot"
2016 Mr. Neighbor's House Mr. Neighbor TV special; also creator, executive producer, writer
2016 Son of Zorn Josh Episode: "Return of the Drinking Buddy"
2016 Talking Tom and Friends Director (voice) Episode: "The Famous Monster"
2016 Fresh Off the Boat Harvey Episode: "The Taming of the Dads"
2016–2017 People of Earth Richard Shenk / Schultz 20 episodes
2017 The Mindy Project Tim 2 episodes
2017 American Dad! Veterinarian (voice) Episode: "A Nice Night for a Drive"
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Bickering Husband Episode: "Tigerclaw"
2017–2018 New Girl Merle Streep 4 episodes
2018 A Tale of Two Coreys Bernie Haim Television film
2018 The X-Files Reginald Murgatroid Episode: "The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat"
2018 This Close Gus Episode: "Like I Always Wanted"
2018 For the People Con Man Episode: "Pilot"
2018 Mr. Neighbor's House 2 Mr. Neighbor TV special; also creator, executive producer, writer
2018 Ghost Story Club Jotham Episode: "The Troll Kings"
2018 Ghosted FAA Agent Corliss Episode: "The Airplane"
2018 Fortune Cookie Andrew Episode: "The Uh-Cult"
2019 Splitting Up Together Dr. Weiss Episode: "Contact High"
2019 Drunk History Max Jacobson Episode: "Drugs"
2020 Medical Police Chet 2 episodes
2020 Archibald's Next Big Thing Max (voice) Episode: "Big Fun Town/New Crackridge"
2020–2022 Central Park Various voices 5 episodes
2020 The George Lucas Talk Show Himself Episode: "May the AR Be LI$$ You - Season I: The Phantom Arli$$"
2021 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Gary Episode: "2020: A Year In Review"
2022 Pam & Tommy Albert Episode: "Destroyer of Worlds"


  1. ^ a b c d e "BA #090: Brian Huskey". the Box Angeles podcast. August 2, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Brian Huskey at IMDb
  3. ^ Evans, Suzy (September 7, 2011). "Rachael Drummond and Brian Huskey Get Their Swagger On". Backstage.
  4. ^ Gianatasio, David (May 3, 2018). "Justin Timberlake Is Back for Bai, and He's Weirdly Obsessed With the Fruit He 'Invented'". Adweek. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "If Google Was A Guy". YouTube. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2016-11-13.

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