May 15, 1978 |
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Vanessa Britting (m. 2010)|
David Krumholtz (born May 15, 1978) is an American actor, best known for playing Charlie Eppes in the CBS drama series Numbers. He appeared as Seth Goldstein in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and its two sequels, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. He is also known for his role as Bernard the Arch-Elf in The Santa Clause and its sequel, The Santa Clause 2. Additionally, he is known for his role as Mr. Universe in the 2005 film Serenity. He also played Michael, the AV geek, in 10 Things I Hate About You.
Krumholtz was born in Queens, New York City. He is the son of Judy, a dental assistant, and Michael Krumholtz, a postal worker. He grew up in a "very working-class, almost poor" Jewish family. His mother moved from Hungary to the U.S. in 1956, and his paternal grandparents emigrated from Poland.
Krumholtz began his acting career at the age of 13 when he followed his friends to an open audition for the Broadway play Conversations with My Father (1992). When he tried out, he won the role of Young Charlie opposite Judd Hirsch, Tony Shalhoub, and Jason Biggs, who was also making his Broadway debut. Soon after his run on Broadway, Krumholtz co-starred in two feature films, Life With Mikey (1993) opposite Michael J. Fox, and Addams Family Values (1993) opposite Christina Ricci. For his role in Mikey, David was nominated for a 1993 Young Artist Award. Although his work in these two films garnered him critical attention, David is probably best known by children as the sarcastic head elf Bernard from The Santa Clause (1994) and its sequel The Santa Clause 2 (2002). Because of filming overlap with Numb3rs, he was unable to take part in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).
In 1994, Krumholtz co-starred in his first television series, Monty, with Henry Winkler; the show lasted only a few episodes. Krumholtz later starred in several short-lived series over the years. Along the way, he had the opportunity to work with Jason Bateman (Chicago Sons, 1997), Tom Selleck (The Closer, 1998), Jon Cryer (The Trouble with Normal, 2000), and Rob Lowe (The Lyon's Den, 2003). In 2005 he finally found television success with the CBS series Numbers. Along with his starring roles on television, Krumholtz made guest appearances on ER as schizophrenic patient Paul Sobriki, as well as on Law & Order, Undeclared, Lucky, and Freaks and Geeks.
He broke out of the children's movie genre with The Ice Storm (1997), directed by Ang Lee, and Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), starring Alan Arkin and Natasha Lyonne. In 1999, David starred as Michael Eckman in the popular teen movie 10 Things I Hate About You with Larisa Oleynik, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles, and Heath Ledger. That same year, he portrayed a completely different teen character – that of Yussel, a young conflicted Jewish man in Liberty Heights (1999).
It was the role of Yussel that brought Krumholtz to the attention of actor and filmmaker Edward Burns, who cast him in the independent film Sidewalks of New York (2001). Playing the romantic and slightly obsessed Benny, Krumholtz was on a path to larger, more complex film roles. His first role as a leading man was in the romantic comedy You Stupid Man (2002), opposite Milla Jovovich. Although never released theatrically in the United States, You Stupid Man, directed by Edward Burns's brother Brian Burns, was released on DVD (2006). Krumholtz carried his first leading role in a released American film when he starred Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002), which premiered on FX Networks.
Big Shot was a true story based on the Arizona State University basketball fixing scandal in 1994. Krumholtz played Benny Silman, a college student and campus bookmaker, who was jailed for his part in shaving points off key Arizona State basketball games. Benny was unlike any character Krumholtz had played before; and he garnered critical praise for his performance, proving that he was not just a sidekick.
In 2005, Krumholtz played Max in My Suicidal Sweetheart (formerly Max and Grace), once again starring opposite actress Natasha Lyonne. Krumholtz also returned to smaller key roles in the successful films Ray (2004) and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). In September 2005, he was seen in Joss Whedon's science fiction film Serenity as "Mr. Universe", a hacker and information broker. Most recently, in early 2006, Krumholtz's 2003 film Kill the Poor screened in New York City at IFC Center and across the country on Comcast's On Demand cable service.
From 2005, he portrayed Charlie Eppes, a mathematical genius who helped his brother Don (Rob Morrow), an FBI agent, solve crimes using mathematics, on CBS' show Numbers. The cast of Numbers also included Judd Hirsch and Peter MacNicol, who appeared with him in Addams Family Values as a camp counselor. Television critic Matt Roush (TV Guide) called Krumholtz's work on Numbers "probably his best TV work to date". Numbers was officially cancelled by CBS on May 18, 2010.
He appears in two documentaries on the Knocked Up DVD (one being staged and the other being genuine). "Gummy: The Sixth Roommate" tells the true story of how David dropped out of the film to play the lead part in a Woody Allen movie in Paris that got canceled before production, and Apatow would not write him back into his script. He would have played one of the main character's five roommates (along with other Freaks and Geeks alumni Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Martin Starr). Friend and fellow Freaks actor Jason Segel appears with him in a short scene in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.
On May 22, 2010, Krumholtz married actress Vanessa Britting (born Vanessa Almeda Goonan), at The Plaza Hotel, in New York City; they had been engaged since July 2008. They have a daughter, Pemma Mae Krumholtz, who was born in 2014.
|1993||Life with Mikey||Barry Corman|
|1993||Addams Family Values||Joel Glicker|
|1994||Santa Clause, TheThe Santa Clause||Bernard the Elf|
|1997||Ice Storm, TheThe Ice Storm||Francis Davenport|
|1998||Slums of Beverly Hills||Ben Abromowitz|
|1999||10 Things I Hate About You||Michael Eckman|
|2000||How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog||Brian Sellars|
|2001||Mexican, TheThe Mexican||Beck|
|2001||Sidewalks of New York||Benjamin Bazler|
|2001||Two Can Play That Game||Jason|
|2001||According to Spencer||Ezra|
|2002||Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie||Benny Silman||Television film|
|2002||You Stupid Man||Owen|
|2002||Santa Clause 2, TheThe Santa Clause 2||Bernard the Arch-elf|
|2003||Kill the Poor||Joe Peltz|
|2004||Looking for Kitty||Abe Fiannico|
|2004||Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle||Goldstein|
|2005||My Suicidal Sweetheart||Max|
|2005||Guess Who||Jerry MacNamara||Uncredited|
|2006||American Storage||Kurt||Short film|
|2006||Nail, TheThe Nail||Daniel||Short film|
|2006||Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny||Frat boy #2||Uncredited|
|2007||Battle for Terra||Terrian commander||Voice only|
|2007||Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||Schwartzberg|
|2008||Demption||Detective Joseph Schneider||Short film|
|2008||Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay||Goldstein|
|2009||I Love You, Man||Sydney's buddy #3||Uncredited|
|2011||Mr. Popper's Penguins||Kent|
|2011||Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, AA Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||Goldstein|
|2013||The Big Ask||Andrew|
|2013||This Is the End||David Krumholtz|
|2014||Judge, TheThe Judge||Mike Kattan|
|2015||I Saw the Light||James Dolan|
|2016||Hail, Caesar!||Communist screenwriter|
|2016||Casual Encounters||Sammy Deetz||Post-production|
|1993||Law & Order||Scott Fisher||Episode: "Sweeps"|
|1994||Monty||David Richardson||5 episodes|
|1995||Pig Sty||Timmy||Episode: "Tess Makes the Man"|
|1997||Chicago Sons||Billy Kulchak||13 episodes|
|1997||Justice League of America||Martin Walters||Pilot|
|1997||Union Square||Russell||2 episodes|
|1998||Closer, TheThe Closer||Bruno Verma||10 episodes|
|2000–2002||ER||Paul Sobriki||3 episodes|
|2000||Trouble with Normal, TheThe Trouble with Normal||Bob Wexler||13 episodes|
|2000||Freaks and Geeks||Barry Schweiber||Episode: "Noshing and Moshing"|
|2003||Lyon's Den, TheThe Lyon's Den||Jeff Fineman||13 episodes|
|2005–2010||Numbers||Charlie Eppes||118 episodes|
|2007||Wainy Days||Ortez||Episode: "Tough Guy"|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Vincent Prochik||Episode: "Wet"|
|2011||Playboy Club, TheThe Playboy Club||Billy Rosen||7 episodes|
|2012||Raising Hope||Carl||2 episodes|
|2012||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Patrick Kelly||Episode: "Shitagi Nashi..."|
|2012||Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom||Dr. Jacob "Jack" Habib||3 episodes|
|2012||Partners||Joe Goodman||13 episodes|
|2012||Childrens Hospital||Dookie||Episode: "Wisedocs"|
|2013–2014||League, TheThe League||Joel Cocque||2 episodes|
|2014||Newsreaders||Mark Jones||Episode: "Motorboating Dads; the Negative $100,000 Question"|
|2014||Key & Peele||Terrorist #3||Episode: "Terrorist Meeting"|
|2014||Men at Work||Myron||5 episodes|
|2014–2015||The Good Wife||Josh Mariner||6 episodes|
|2015||Mom||Gregory Muchnick||3 episodes|
|2015||Forever||1984 Abe||Episode: "Punk is Dead"|
|2015||All Hail King Julien||Timo||Voice only|
|2015||Gigi Does It||Gigi||8 episodes|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||Episode: "David Krumholtz Wears a Blue Zip-Up Jacket and Grey Sneakers"|
|2015||Master of None||Nathan||Episode: "Plan B"|
|1992–1993||Conversations with My Father||Young Charlie||Royale Theatre
March 22, 1992 – March 14, 1993
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- Rebecca Ford (15 October 2014). "Hank Williams Biopic 'I Saw the Light' Rounds Out Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
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