Brian Stepanek

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Brian Stepanek
Born Brian Patrick Stepanek
(1971-02-06) February 6, 1971 (age 45)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Parisa Stepanek (m. 2002)
Children 3

Brian Patrick Stepanek (born February 6, 1971[2]) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Arwin Hawkhauser in the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Brian in 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. He is now known for playing Tom Harper, the father of quadruplets on Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn; and the voice of Magnifo on the shortform Cartoon Network series Mixels.


Stepanek is known for his role as Arwin in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.[1][3] 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 appeared in the sitcoms What I Like About You and Malcolm in the Middle. He was one a co-host of 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: Who Let the Ghosts Out? 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.

Since 2014, Stepanek has appeared in the Nickelodeon television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, playing the father of the title characters Tom Harper.[4][5] In 2015, he appeared in the animated film Home voicing several roles, including the Gorg Commander.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 What I Like About You Lowell 1 episode
Friday After Next Policeman #3
The Drew Carey Show Bob Episode: "The Dawn Patrol"
2005–08 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Arwin Hawkhauser Recurring role
27 episodes
2005 The Island Gandu Three Echo
2006 Charlotte's Web Sheep Group (voice)
Over the Hedge Nugent (voice)
2006–08 Disney Channel Games Presenter
2007 Transformers Sector Seven Agent
Kim Possible Mathter (voice) 1 episode 'll
2008 Bolt Martin (voice)
The Secret Saturdays Agent Epsilon (voice) 1 episode
Brian O' Brian Brian Lead role
28 episodes
Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? Phears
2008–11 The Suite Life on Deck Arwin Hawkhauser/Milos 3 episodes
2009 Hatching Pete Coach Mackay
Phineas and Ferb Professor Mgillicuty (voice) 1 episode
2010–11 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Harold Buttowski (voice) 10 episodes
2011 Monster Mutt Dr. Victor Lloyd
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Banker Vid
Mr. Young Professor 3 episodes
2012–13 Two and a Half Men Arthur
2013 Pain & Gain Brad McCalister
The Crazy Ones Phil Episode: "The Intern"
2014 Jessie Mr. Collinsworth Episode: "Hoedown Showdown"
Mixels Magnifo (voice) 1 episode
Jingle All the Way 2 Victor
Mom Fred Episode: "Sonograms and Tube Tops"
2014–15 The Haunted Hathaways Officer GooseBump 3 episodes
2014–present Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn Tom Harper Main role
2015 Home Gorg Commander, Father, Boov (voice)
2016 The Loud House Dad Voice role
LBJ Rufus Youngblood Post-production


  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. ^ "Brian Stepanek". Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  3. ^ a b Zainab Akande (April 9, 2015). "Actor Brian Stepanek Talks ‘Home,’ Voice Acting and Animated Movies". GALO Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Brian Lowry (September 12, 2014). "TV Review: Nickelodeon’s ‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn’". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 

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