J.D. Walsh (actor)

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J.D. Walsh
Born John Douglas Walsh
(1974-12-24) December 24, 1974 (age 43)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Residence Van Nuys, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, writer, producer
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Deirdre Walsh
Children 3

John Douglas "J.D." Walsh (born December 24, 1974) is an American actor, writer, producer, and improv comedy leader. He is best known for his role as Gordon on Two and a Half Men. He wrote, produced and directed the show Battleground whose pilot episode was funded by FOX.[1]

Early life[edit]

Walsh was born and raised as an only child in Madison, Wisconsin. His mother worked as a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and he didn't speak to his father.[2]

Walsh briefly attended University of Minnesota before transferring to University of California, Santa Barbara. There he got involved with Theatresports. He'd later transfer to and graduate from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in theater.[2]

After graduating, Walsh founded Ultimate Improv, an improvisational comedy club located in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.[2] In September 2008, he and his troupe made a video spoof of Les Misérables' "One Day More" called "Les Misbarack", which became a hit on YouTube.[3]


Walsh's roles have included parts in various TV shows and films, as actor, as writer,[4] and co-executive producer,[1] his most notable being "Mackey Nagle" on Smart Guy and as Gordon on Two and a Half Men.[5] Walsh appeared in the 2014 film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as an online instructor demonstrating how batteries work.

His latest project, Battleground started airing on Internet streaming site Hulu in February 2012.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Walsh lives in Van Nuys, California, with his wife, Deirdre and their three children.


Year Title Role Notes
1997-1999 Smart Guy Mackey Nagle 19 episodes
1998-2002 Dharma & Greg Donald 5 episodes
2003 The Lyon's Den Max Vargus 1 episode
Bad Boys II Sales Tech
Tremors Larry Norvel 5 episodes
2004 Two and a Half Men Ted 1 episode
2004 Without a Trace Paul 1 episode
2005 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Nick 1 episode
2006-2011 Two and a Half Men Gordon 8 episodes
2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Doctor 4 episodes
2008 CSI Eddie 1 episode
2009 The League JD 1 episode
2010 iCarly Gordon Birch 1 episode
2011 Criminal Minds Kevin 1 episode
The Mentalist Nate Glass 1 episode
2013 Bones Dr. Fred Dumaski 1 episode
Franklin & Bash Alan Slaten 1 episode
2013-2014 The Crazy Ones Randall 2 episodes
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Dr. Jallings - Science Investigator
Rizzoli & Isles Larry Rothsburgher 1 episode
2015 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Doctor 1 episode


  1. ^ a b "Fox Picks Up Comedy Series Battleground". collider.com. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "BA #093: JD Walsh". the Box Angeles podcast. August 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ The Les Misbarack video had been viewed over 1,234,219 times as of March 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "New Project At Fox For 'Lone Star' Director". deadline.com. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Walsh's Credits TV Guide". tvguide.com. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  6. ^ "Hulu to launch 1st original scripted show, 'Battleground,' humorous take on Wisconsin politics". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 

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