Brian Patrick Stepanek
February 6, 1971
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
|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 Tom Harper on the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn until 2018. He currently voices Lynn Loud Sr. on the Nickelodeon animated series The Loud House.
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. 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. 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.
In 2014, Stepanek appeared in the Nickelodeon television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, playing the father of the title characters Tom Harper until the shows cancellation. In 2015, he appeared in the animated film Home voicing several roles, including the Gorg Commander.
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.
|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||Film; voice role|
|2016–present||The Loud House||Lynn Loud Sr.||Voice role; recurring role|
|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|
- 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.
- Zainab Akande (April 9, 2015). "Actor Brian Stepanek Talks 'Home,' Voice Acting and Animated Movies". GALO Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
- 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.
- Brian Lowry (September 12, 2014). "TV Review: Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-23.