Bryan Callen

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Bryan Callen
Callen in April 2011
Born Bryan Christopher Callen
(1967-01-26) January 26, 1967 (age 48)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Amanda Humphrey (m. 2008)

Bryan Christopher Callen[1] (born January 26, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse,[2] and got his start as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv. He is the co-host of the successful podcast 'The Fighter & The Kid alongside UFC heavyweight "Big Brown" Brendan Schaub.



Callen was one of the eight original cast members when MADtv debuted in 1995. Callen's characters included Pool Boy from Cabana Chat with Dixie Wetsworth, motivational speaker Al Casdy, and "relationship-challenged" death row inmate Jeremy Anderson. Callen also performed impersonations of Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Al Gore, Luke Perry, Steven Seagal, Sammy Hagar, Kevin Bacon, Jim Carrey, Ted Knight, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sean Astin, and Frank Gifford.

Other television projects[edit]

Callen's television credits include Entourage, NewsRadio, Oz, Frasier, Suddenly Susan, NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI, Sex and the City, 7th Heaven, Rude Awakening, Less Than Perfect, The King of Queens, Stacked, Las Vegas, Reba, Fat Actress, How I Met Your Mother, and The Goldbergs.

Callen played Ricky's sexually abusive father on The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family. He also makes frequent appearances on Chelsea Lately. He hosted the E! show Bank of Hollywood, and currently appears as a commentator of The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest... on truTV.

Web series[edit]

Callen co-wrote and co-starred in Dream Crushers with Will Sasso, Sara Rue, and Scott Thompson.[3] The series was shot in 2009 but unaired until 2011.[4] He appeared with Melinda Hill in an episode of the 2012-13 web series Romantic Encounters.[5]


Callen is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and one of the original members of the Deathsquad crew. On January 21, 2012, Callen officially started his own podcast via Brian Redban's Deathsquad Studios, The Bryan Callen Show[6] He left Deathsquad and changed the name of the show first to Man Thoughts and then back to The Bryan Callen Show.[7]

Callen was also one of the three hosts of Ten Minute Podcast, along with Chris D'Elia and Will Sasso.[8] He also co-hosts the popular The Fighter and The Kid podcast on Fox Sports, alongside UFC mixed martial arts fighter Brendan Schaub.

Personal life[edit]

Callen and his wife, Amanda Humphrey, were married on October 28, 2008.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Mail Bonding Poet
1998 Driven to Drink Bartender
2002 Run Ronnie Run Hollywood Agent
2002 Live from Baghdad American Hostage No. 2
2003 Deliver Us from Eva Theo Wilson
2003 Bad Santa Bar Owner
2003 The Goldfish Duncan Poole
2003 Old School Avi
2005 D-WAR Dr. Austin
2006 Scary Movie 4 President's Aide
2007 I Do & I Don't Bob
2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Howard
2009 The Hangover Eddie Palermos
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Jason Big Ups
2010 The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It Andy
2011 The Hangover Part II Samir
2011 Warrior Himself
2014 Ride Along Miggs
2014 About Last Night Trent
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Avalanche Voice
2014 My Man Is a Loser Paul


Year Title Role Notes
1995–1997 MADtv Various Characters 42 episodes
1995–1999 Caroline in the City Himself 97 episodes
1998 Oz Jonathan Coushaine 7 episodes
1999 Frasier The Chicken 3 episodes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Barry Yoder Episode: "Last Laugh"
2003 Sex and the City Harry's Best Man Episode: "The Catch"
2004 The West Wing Louis Episode: "Disaster Relief"
2004–2006 7th Heaven George "Vic" Vickery 9 episodes
2005 Fat Actress Eddie Falcone 7 episodes
2005 The King of Queens Jared Episode: "Like Hell"
2005 Reba Buzzard Episode: "Invasion"
2005–2009 How I Met Your Mother Bilson 6 episodes
2006–2007 Entourage Rob Rubino 2 episodes
2008–present truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... Himself 77 episodes
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Bob Underwood 2 episodes
2010 CSI: Miami Kent Episode: "Getting Axed"
2010 I'm in the Band Bleed Episode: "Bleed Guitarist"
2011 In Plain Sight Mark 5 episodes
2011 Death Valley Capt. Frank Dashell 12 episodes
2012 Californication Cop Episode: "The Ride Along"
2014 Kingdom Garo Kassabian 3 episodes
2014–present The Goldbergs Coach Miller 6 episodes


  1. ^ Bryan Callen profile,; accessed May 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Bryan Callen on the Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School". Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  3. ^ Dream Crushers at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Sasso, Will. "Dream Crushers". Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Gutelle, Sam. "Melinda Hill Seeking ‘Romantic Encounters’ On My Damn Channel Network". Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ The Bryan Callen Show,; accessed May 15, 2015.
  7. ^ The Bryan Callen Show,; accessed May 15, 2015.
  8. ^ TenMinutePodcast; accessed May 15, 2015.
  9. ^ Profile,; accessed May 15, 2015.

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