McBrayer in New York City in March 2007
May 27, 1973|
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Evansville|
Jack McBrayer (//; born May 27, 1973) is an American actor and comedian, who gained national exposure for his portrayal of characters on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and as Kenneth Parcell in 30 Rock, for which he was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. During his time at The Walt Disney Company, he has voiced a major character in the 2012 film Wreck-it Ralph and later its 2018 sequel, as well as recurring characters in Wander Over Yonder, Phineas and Ferb, Puppy Dog Pals, and the ABC sitcom The Middle.
McBrayer was born in Macon, Georgia, and moved to Conyers, Georgia when he was 15. He studied theater administration at the University of Evansville, Indiana. From 1995 to 2002 he worked at The Second City and IO Theater in Chicago, an experience that introduced him to 30 Rock creator Tina Fey and prepared him for his role on her show.
McBrayer appeared in over 80 sketches on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2002–04), often lampooning his own Southern upbringing by playing stereotypical hillbilly characters. On August 10, 2007 and September 20, 2008 he made cameo appearances on Late Night playing Kenneth Parcell from 30 Rock. During the first appearance, O'Brien remarked to him, "I thought you were above this now." McBrayer later reprised his role as Kenneth twice (November 24, 2009 and January 13, 2010) after O'Brien's switch to The Tonight Show, and appeared on O'Brien's Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour at stops in Eugene, Oregon, Universal City, California (on the Universal Studios lot where O'Brien taped Tonight), and the final tour stop in Atlanta, in his home state of Georgia.
In 2008, he was featured throughout the video for "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey. McBrayer said he accidentally hit Carey in the face with a Frisbee during the shooting for the video. McBrayer also appears in the first episode in the fifth season of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as a spokesman in a spoof advertisement for the fictional "Diarrhea-phragm." He worked as a voice actor in the American animated series Ugly Americans and in a recurring role on the second season of Phineas and Ferb, playing the part of Irving, a fan of Phineas and Ferb.
In 2010, he played a role in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. He regularly appears in the skit "Knock Knock Joke of the Day" on the hit children's television show, Yo Gabba Gabba! since season 2 and stars in Craig McCracken's new TV show Wander Over Yonder on the Disney Channel. In the fall of 2012, Jack lent his voice to the Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph, playing the title character's close friend and video game opponent Fix-It Felix, Jr. More recently, he has starred alongside Los Angeles Clippers player Blake Griffin in Kia commercials, and in 2013 appeared in a commercial for Barnes & Noble. McBrayer's Adult Swim series The Jack and Triumph Show premiered in February 2015. In September 2016, on the season 10 premiere episode of The Big Bang Theory, McBrayer played Penny's older brother Randall.
|2004||Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story||Stuart Applebaum|
|2005||The Baxter||Elliot's Friend||Uncredited|
|2006||Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby||Glenn|
|2007||Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||DJ|
|2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Darald|
|2009||Spring Breakdown||Stage Manager||Direct-to-DVD|
|2010||Despicable Me||Carnival Barker / Tourist Dad (voices)|
|2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Chuck|
|2011||The Brass Teapot||Joe|
|2012||A Thousand Words||Starbucks Barista|
|2012||The Campaign||Mr. Mendenhall|
|2012||Wreck-It Ralph||Fix-It Felix Jr. (voice)|
|2013||Movie 43||Brian||Segment "iBabe"|
|2013||The To Do List||Hillcrest Pool Manager|
|2014||They Came Together||Oliver|
|2015||Bad Night||Motel Clerk|
|2016||Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie||Der Scutt|
|2017||Smurfs: The Lost Village||Clumsy Smurf (voice)|
|2017||We Love You, Sally Carmichael!||Darren|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||Fix-It Felix Jr. (voice)||In production|
|1999||Early Edition||Teddy / Rehearsal Dinner Toaster||Episode: "The Out-of-Towner"|
|2002||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Wally Jenson (uncredited)||Episode #10.27|
|2005||Weekends at the D.L.||Soldier||Episode #1.12|
|2005–2006||Arrested Development||Country Club Waiter||2 episodes|
|2006||The Colbert Report||Kevin (voice)||Episode: "Will Power"|
|2006–2013||30 Rock||Kenneth Parcell||138 episodes|
|2007||My Boys||Paul||Episode: "The Promise of a New Season"|
|2009||The Electric Company||Marlon||Episode: "Abracadabra Cadabra Ca-Green!"|
|2009–2015||Phineas and Ferb||Irving (voice)||36 episodes|
|2010||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Best Man||Episode: "Comedy"|
|2010||Ugly Americans||Kong (voice)||Episode: "Kong of Queens"|
|2010||Robotomy||Frenemy (voice)||Episode: "Frenemy"|
|2010||Kung Fu Panda Holiday||Wo Hop (voice)||Television special|
|2011||Bob's Burgers||Leslie / Marble (voices)||2 episodes|
|2011||The Simpsons||Ewell Freestone "Peach Guy" (voice)||Episode: "The Great Simpsina"|
|2011||Conan||Ghost / Drug Dealer / Conan||3 episodes|
|2011||Portlandia||Zupan's Market Customer||Episode: "Cool Wedding"|
|2011||Funny or Die Presents||Park Ranger||Episode #2.4|
|2011||Archer||Randy (voice)||Episode: "Bloody Ferlin"|
|2011||Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension||Irving (voice)||Television film|
|2013–2016||Wander Over Yonder||Wander (voice)||79 episodes|
|2013||Bob's Burgers||Leslie (voice)||Episode: "Boyz 4 Now"|
|2013||Deon Cole's Black Box||White History Month Narrator||Episode: "Sweet Home Chicago"|
|2013||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Tagg||Episode: "Trading Faces"|
|2013–2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Chad / Band Camp Register||2 episodes|
|2013||Key & Peele||Robert||Episode: #3.3|
|2013–2018||The Middle||Dr. Ted Goodwin||8 episodes|
|2013–2018||Drunk History||Various roles||9 episodes|
|2013||Childrens Hospital||Ballard||Episode: "Coming and Going"|
|2014–2015||Jake and the Neverland Pirates||Pirate Mummy (voice)||7 episodes|
|2014||WordGirl||Kid Math / Rexagon (voices)||Episode: "Kid Math"|
|2014||The Getaway||Himself||Episode: "Jack McBrayer in Hawaii"|
|2015||Axe Cop||Mr. Chicken Chickenslice (voice)||Episode: "Axe Cop Saves God"|
|2015||New Girl||Wally||Episode: "Clean Break"|
|2015||The Jack and Triumph Show||Jack||7 episodes; also executive producer|
|2015||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Himself||Episode: #2.24|
|2015||Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell||Angel||Episode: "Shoulder Work"|
|2015, 2017||Playing House||Rod Rockemoore||2 episodes|
|2015||The Awesomes||Villain-Tine (voice)||Episode: "Villain-Tine's Day"|
|2015||The Adventures of Puss in Boots||Esteban (voice)||Episode: "Star"|
|2016||The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret||Doug Whitney||6 episodes|
|2016||The Amazing Gayl Pile||Mitch Maxwell||Episode #3.1|
|2016||Odd Squad: The Movie||Weird Tom||Television film|
|2016||The Big Bang Theory||Randall||Episode: "The Conjugal Conjecture"|
|2016||The Lion Guard||Badilli (voice)||Episode: "The Trouble With Galagos"|
|2016||Emo Dad||Principal Meister (voice)||Season 2|
|2016||The Eric Andre Show||Himself||Episode: "Stacey Dash; Jack McBrayer"|
|2016||Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Phillib Almnall||Episode: "Day of the Diamond Dealmakers"|
|2016||Mighty Magiswords||Snax / Orb-Bot / Matt||Episodes: "Champions of Breakfast" / "Continue?"|
|2017||Angie Tribeca||Wade||Episode: "License to Drill"|
|2017||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Dr. Throop||Episode: "Alex Jones"|
|2017||Big Mouth||Pubic Hair #1 (voice)||Episode: "The Pornscape"|
|2017||Milo Murphy's Law||Ship Captain (voice)||Episode: "The Island of Lost Dakotas"|
|2017||Puppy Dog Pals||Hedgehog (voice)||Episode: "Winter Wonder Pug"|
|2008||"Touch My Body"||Mariah Carey||E = MC²|
Awards and nominations
Primetime Emmy Awards
|2008||Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs||30 Rock: Kenneth The Web Page||Nominated|
|2009||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||30 Rock|
|2016||Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series||Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell|
Screen Actors Guild Awards
|2007||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||30 Rock||Nominated|
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- "Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 61st Primetime Emmy Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
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- "Conan's First Tour Stop: Triumph, Self-Pleasuring Pandas, and Spoon". New York. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2010-04-25). "Conan Back at NBC Universal (For Two Nights): "Bad Ideas Are Being Greenlit" Here". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
- Heisler, Steve (2010-03-01). "Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! - Season 5 premiere". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
- Moore, Debi (2010-04-27). "Ugly Americans Season Finale: Kong of Queens". Dread Centralteacher. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
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- "15th Annual SAG Awards Recipients". SAG-AFTRA. January 25, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "Nominations announced for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". SAG-AFTRA. December 17, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Announcement". SAG-AFTRA. December 16, 2010. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "Nominations Announced for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". SAG-AFTRA. December 14, 2011. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "Nominations Announced for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". SAG-AFTRA. December 12, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "Nominations Announced for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". SAG-AFTRA. December 11, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2016.