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Callen in April 2011
|Born||Bryan Christopher Callen
January 26, 1967
|Spouse(s)||Amanda Humphrey (m. 2008)|
Bryan Christopher Callen (born January 26, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and got his start as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv.
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
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.
Callen co-wrote and co-starred in Dream Crushers with Will Sasso, Sara Rue, and Scott Thompson. The series was shot in 2009 but unaired until 2011. He appeared with Melinda Hill in an episode of the 2012-13 web series Romantic Encounters.
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 He left Deathsquad and changed the name of the show first to Man Thoughts and then back to The Bryan Callen Show.
Callen is also one of the three hosts of Ten Minute Podcast, along with Chris D'Elia and Will Sasso. He also co-hosts The Fighter and The Kid podcast on Fox Sports, alongside UFC mixed martial arts fighter Brendan Schaub.
Callen and his wife, Amanda Humphrey, were married on October 28, 2008.
|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|
|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|
|2014||About Last Night||Trent|
|2014||Planes: Fire & Rescue||Avalanche||Voice|
|2014||My Man Is a Loser||Paul|
|2015||God Father 4||Himself|
|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"|
|2005–2009||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|
- Bryan Callen profile, filmreference.com; accessed May 15, 2015.
- "Bryan Callen on the Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School". Retrieved 2014-07-29.
- Dream Crushers at the Internet Movie Database
- Sasso, Will. "Dream Crushers". Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- Gutelle, Sam. "Melinda Hill Seeking ‘Romantic Encounters’ On My Damn Channel Network". Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- The Bryan Callen Show, deathsquad.tv; accessed May 15, 2015.
- The Bryan Callen Show, manthoughts.com; accessed May 15, 2015.
- TenMinutePodcast; accessed May 15, 2015.
- Profile, jimkennedyphotographers.com; accessed May 15, 2015.