Brian Stepanek

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Brian Stepanek
Brian Patrick Stepanek

(1971-02-06) February 6, 1971 (age 48)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Parisa Stepanek (m. 2002)

Brian Patrick Stepanek (born February 6, 1971) is an American actor and voice actor. He is known for his role as Arwin Hawkhauser on the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Brian on Brian O'Brian. He was also a Sector Seven Agent in the 2007 Michael Bay film Transformers, and also had a supporting role in The Island. Stepanek is also known as the voice of Roger in Father of the Pride and played Tom Harper on the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn from 2014 to 2018. He currently voices Lynn Loud Sr. on the Nickelodeon animated series The Loud House.


Stepanek is known for his role as Arwin in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.[1][2] He appeared in 2005 film The Island.

Stepanek has done additional voiceovers in the movies Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Kim Possible, Charlotte's Web and Over the Hedge. He voiced Roger in Father of the Pride. He appeared in the sitcoms What I Like About You and Malcolm in the Middle. He was a co-host for the first Disney Channel Games. Stepanek portrayed the popular Batman villain, The Riddler on one of the Batman OnStar commercials. Stepanek can also be seen as the bank manager in the Disney Channel movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2.

In 2008, he voiced Martin in the movie Bolt.[1] He was an uncredited policeman in Friday After Next. He has his first voice role in The Secret Saturdays as Agent Epsilon. Brian voices Kick, Brad and Brianna's father, Harold Buttowski on the Disney XD animated series Kick Buttowski.

Stepanek starred in a series of shorts that aired on Disney Channel called Brian O'Brian, which was a silent slapstick-style series and which was filmed in Milan, Italy.[1] He starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Hatching Pete as the Coach Mackay, and Mostly Ghostly as Phears. He reprised his role as Arwin for three episodes of The Suite Life on Deck. He made an appearance in season 9, episode 19 of Two and a Half Men. Stepanek starred in Mr. Young as Adam's university professor, Dr. Fenway.

From 2014 to 2018, Stepanek portrayed Tom Harper in the Nickelodeon television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, the father of the title quadruplets.[3][4] In 2015, he appeared in the animated film Home voicing several roles, including the Gorg Commander.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Stepanek was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio; from 1985–89, he attended Gilmour Academy, and went on to attend Syracuse University. Since 2002, he has been married to Parisa Stepanek, and together, they have three children.[citation needed]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2000 The West Wing Senator's Aide Episode: "The Lame Duck Congress"
2002 What I Like About You Lowell Episode: "Holly's First Job"
2002 Friday After Next Officer #3 Film
2002 The Drew Carey Show Bob Episode: "The Dawn Patrol"
2004–2005 Father of the Pride Roger Voice role; recurring role
2005–2008 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Arwin Hawkhauser Recurring role, 27 episodes
2005 The Island Gandu Three Echo Film
2006 Charlotte's Web Sheep Group Film; voice role
Over the Hedge Nugent Film; voice role
2006–2008 Disney Channel Games Himself Host
2007 Transformers Sector Seven Agent Film
2007 Kim Possible Mathter Voice role; episode: "Mathter and Fervent"
2008 Bolt Martin Film; voice role
The Secret Saturdays Agent Epsilon Voice role; episode: "Paris Is Melting"
Brian O' Brian Brian Lead role
Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? Phears Direct-to-video film
2008–2011 The Suite Life on Deck Arwin Hawkhauser/Milos 3 episodes
2009 Hatching Pete Coach Mackay Television film
Phineas and Ferb Professor Mgillicuty Voice role; 2 episodes
2010 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Harold Buttowski Voice role, 10 episodes
2011 Monster Mutt Dr. Victor Lloyd Film
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Banker Film
Mr. Young Professor 3 episodes
2012–2013 Two and a Half Men Arthur Episodes: "Palmdale, Ech", "Mr. Walden, He Die. I Clean Room."
2013 Pain & Gain Brad McCalister Film
The Crazy Ones Phil Episode: "The Intern"
2014 Jessie Mr. Collinsworth Episode: "Hoedown Showdown"
Mixels Magnifo Voice role; episode: "Mixed Up Special"
Jingle All the Way 2 Victor Film
Mom Fred Episode: "Sonograms and Tube Tops"
2014–2015 The Haunted Hathaways Officer GooseBump 3 episodes
2014–2018 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Tom Harper Main role
2015 Home Gorg Commander / Boovs Film; voice roles
2016–present The Loud House Lynn Loud Sr. Voice role; recurring role
2016 LBJ Rufus Youngblood Film
2017–present Young Sheldon Mr. Givens Recurring role, 5 episodes
2017 Longmire Jay Purcell Episode: "Fever"
2018 Daphne & Velma Nedley Blake Direct-to-video film
The Thundermans Professor Meteor Episode: "The Thundredth"
Green Book Graham Kindell Film
2019 I'm Sorry Mr. Castellotti 4 episodes


  1. ^ a b c d Mark Dawidziak (November 6, 2008). "Brian Stepanek, Cleveland native and Disney Channel regular, voices character in 'Bolt'". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, Ohio. Retrieved 2016-04-22. [Stepanek] also stars in the "Brian O'Brian" shorts that have been airing on the cable channel since early October.
    Filmed in Milan, Italy, these 40 vignettes are two- to four-minute films inspired by the physical comedy of such silent-screen greats as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.
  2. ^ a b Zainab Akande (April 9, 2015). "Actor Brian Stepanek Talks 'Home,' Voice Acting and Animated Movies". GALO Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  3. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 13, 2014). "Nickelodeon Greenlights New Comedy From Dan Schneider, Two Other Live-Action Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-04-23. Brian Stepanek (Two and a Half Men) and Allison Munn (What I Like About You) star as the Haley parents.
  4. ^ Brian Lowry (September 12, 2014). "TV Review: Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-23.

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