Jack McBrayer

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Jack McBrayer
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McBrayer in 2007
Born (1973-05-27) May 27, 1973 (age 43)
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater University of Evansville
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1999–present[1]

Jack McBrayer (born May 27, 1973) is an American actor and comedian. He gained national exposure for his portrayal of characters in 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.[2] He is currently playing a recurring character in The Middle.

Personal life[edit]

McBrayer was born in Macon, Georgia, and moved to Conyers, Georgia when he was 15. He studied theater administration at the University of Evansville,[3] worked at The Second City and IO Theater (1995–2002),[3] an experience that introduced him to 30 Rock creator Tina Fey and prepared him "100%" for his role on her show.[1]

Career[edit]

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 a cameo appearance 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 has appeared on Conan'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.[4][5]

In 2008, he was featured throughout the video for "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey. During the shooting for the video, it is reported McBrayer accidentally hit Carey in the face with a Frisbee.[3] 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."[6] He worked as a voice actor in the American animated series Ugly Americans[7] and appeared in the 2010 film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore with a recurring role on the second season of Phineas and Ferb, playing the part of Irving, a fan of Phineas and Ferb. He also regularly appears in the skit "Knock Knock Joke of the Day" on the hit children's television show, Yo Gabba Gabba! since season 2[8] 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.[citation needed] His 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, Jack will play Penny's older brother.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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-video
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 Savannah Sir Graham
2013 The To Do List Hillcrest Pool Manager
2014 Cooties Tracy
2014 They Came Together Oliver
2015 Bad Night Motel Clerk
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village Clumsy Smurf (voice) Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
2005–06 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) 22 episodes
2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Best Man Episode: "Comedy"
2010 Ugly Americans Kong Episode: "Kong of Queens"
2010 Robotomy Frenemy Episode: "Frenemy"
2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special 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
2013–16 Wander Over Yonder Wander (voice) Series regular
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 Comedy Bang! Bang! Chad Episode: "Rashida Jones Wears a Black Blazer & Flowered Pants"
2013 Key & Peele Robert Episode: #3.3
2013–present The Middle Dr. Ted Goodwin 6 episodes
2013–2015 Drunk History H.R. Haldeman / Clarence Darrow / Alan Freed / Andrew Jackson 4 episodes
2013 Childrens Hospital Ballard Episode: "Coming and Going"
2014–16 Jake and the Neverland Pirates Pirate Mummy (voice) 7 episodes
2014 WordGirl Kid Math (Rexagon) Episode: "Kid Math"
2015 Axe Cop Mr. Chicken Chickenslice (voice) Episode: "Axe Cop Saves God"
2015 New Girl Man Changing Bins Episode: "Clean Break"
2015 The Jack and Triumph Show Jack 7 episodes
2015 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Himself Episode: #2.24
2015 Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell Angel Episode: "Shoulder Work"
2016 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Doug Whitney 6 episodes
2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Der Scutt Television film
2016 The Amazing Gayl Pile Mitch Maxwell Episode: #3.1
2016 Odd Squad: The Movie Weird Tom Television movie
2016 Match Game Celebrity Panelist Multiple appearances; Revival series, hosted by Alec Baldwin
2016 The Big Bang Theory Randall, Penny's brother Season 10 Premiere
2016 The Lion Guard Badilli Episode: "The Trouble With Galagos"
2016 Emo Dad Principal Meister (voice) Season 2; Web Series
2016 The Eric Andre Show Himself

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jack McBrayer or Kenny the Page? 'Same thing,' says '30 Rock' star". Show Patrol (blog). ChicagoNow. October 9, 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ a b c Itzkoff, Dave (2008-04-06). "Not-So-Alter Ego of Kenneth the Page, Still Soaking It In". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Conan's First Tour Stop: Triumph, Self-Pleasuring Pandas, and Spoon". New York (magazine). 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2010-04-25). "Conan Back at NBC Universal (For Two Nights): "Bad Ideas Are Being Greenlit" Here". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  6. ^ Heisler, Steve (2010-03-01). "Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! - Season 5 premiere". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  7. ^ Moore, Debi (2010-04-27). "Ugly Americans Season Finale: Kong of Queens". Dread Centralteacher. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  8. ^ MacIntyre, April (2009-03-16). "Jack Black to guest star on Yo Gabba Gabba". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 

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