September 8, 1968|
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Brian Huskey (born September 8, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He co-stars in the TBS comedy People of Earth. His other roles include Chet on the Adult Swim comedy series Childrens Hospital, and Victor on the Comedy Central series Another Period.
Early life and education
Huskey was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and did not meet his biological father until he was 17. He attended Charlotte Country Day School for the entirety of grade school, graduating in 1987. 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 in the band Bicycle Face.
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.
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.
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. Huskey has appeared in commercials for Wendy's, and, in 2011, "The Swagger Wagon" ad campaign for the Toyota Sienna. He has appeared in a campaign for Bai Brands alongside Justin Timberlake.
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.
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 has also been on many podcasts, including as a recurring character on Womp It Up! as the stepfather of one of the main characters.
|2008||Meet Dave||Lieutenant Right Arm|
|2009||Shrink||Film Executive #1|
|2009||Land of the Lost||Teacher|
|2009||Taking Chances||Edwin Goosewiite|
|2011||Fright Night||Rick Lee|
|2011||Let Go||Man Passing By|
|2013||This is the End||Headless Man|
|2013||The To Do List||High School Principal|
|2013||Tarzan||Mr. Smith (voice)|
|2014||Someone Marry Barry||Minister Hagen|
|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|
|2017||The Disaster Artist||Teller|
|2018||A Futile and Stupid Gesture||John Landis|
|2018||Ant-Man and the Wasp||Elementary School Teacher|
|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||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–present||Veep||Leon West||7 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)||24 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||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"|
|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–present||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||For the People||Con Man||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2018||Mr. Neighbor's House 2||Mr. Neighbor||TV special; also creator, executive producer, writer|
|2018||Ghosted||FAA Agent Corliss||Episode: "The Airplane"|
- "BA #090: Brian Huskey". the Box Angeles podcast. August 2, 2015.
- Brian Huskey on IMDb
- Evans, Suzy (September 7, 2011). "Rachael Drummond and Brian Huskey Get Their Swagger On". Backstage.
- 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.
- "If Google Was A Guy". YouTube. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2016-11-13.