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Urbaniak at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
|Born||James Christian Urbaniak
September 17, 1963
Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
James Christian Urbaniak (born September 17, 1963) is an American actor and voice actor. Urbaniak was born in Bayonne, New Jersey and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
One of his first noteworthy roles was in the avant-garde playwright/director Richard Foreman's The Universe, for which Urbaniak won an Obie. His first media appearance occurred in 1983, when at the age of 20, James came onstage from the audience of the Late Show with David Letterman, to try his hand at a monologue joke that Letterman had flubbed. He has also been acclaimed for his acting in the films Henry Fool and American Splendor, in the latter of which he played legendary illustrator R. Crumb. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his role in Thom Pain (based on nothing). He provides the voice for main character Dr. Thaddeus Venture on The Venture Bros. as well as the Doctor's brother Jonas Venture Junior and the super-villain Phantom Limb.
Urbaniak played a pizza guy in the famous "Whassup?" television commercials for Budweiser. He also portrayed the moderator in "Human Centipede Anonymous", a Funny or Die short depicting three men who grapple with their past as a human centipede.
Urbaniak appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast on May 13, 2015.
|1994||NYC 3/94||Short film|
|Opera No. 1||James||Short film|
|1997||Henry Fool||Simon Grim|
|Sticky Fingers of Time, TheThe Sticky Fingers of Time||Isaac|
|Book of Life, TheThe Book of Life||True Believer|
|1999||Ride with the Devil||Poker player|
|Sweet and Lowdown||Harry|
|Sex and the City||Buster||Television series|
|2000||Intern||Olivier Di Santo|
|2001||No Such Thing||Concierge|
|2002||Confessions of a Dangerous Mind||Rod Flexnor|
|Daypass||Simple Simon||Short film|
|2003||Ed||Gallery owner||Television series|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Dr. Roger Stern||Television series|
|Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde||Lab technician|
|Briar Patch||Druden Hunt|
|Manhunt||Innocentz #5||Video game|
|American Splendor||Robert Crumb|
|2003–present||Venture Bros., TheThe Venture Bros.||Dr. Venture
|B Movie||Professor Friend|
|Hi no tori||Susanoo (voice)||English dubbing|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Wade Donato||Television series|
|Girl from Monday, TheThe Girl from Monday||Funk|
|2006||Fay Grim||Simon Grim|
|Last Romantic, TheThe Last Romantic||Alex Scarvey|
|Death of a President||Dr. James Pearn|
|2006–2007||Kidnapped||The Accountant||Television series|
|2007||Across the Universe||Sadie's manager|
|Manhunt 2||The Bloodhounds||Video game|
|Nanny Diaries, TheThe Nanny Diaries||Educational consultant|
|SuperNormal||Meowman/Mr. Tabby (voice)||Television series|
|Numb3rs||Binky Moore||Television series|
|Chicago 10||Rennie Davis / Richard Schultz (voice)||Animated film|
|2008||Bentfootes, TheThe Bentfootes||Jim Raritan|
|Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Cafe manager / Sarkissian||Television series|
|Diagnosis, TheThe Diagnosis||Dr. Besman||Short film|
|Without a Trace||Damon Lafloer||Television series|
|Starter Wife, TheThe Starter Wife||Gary||Television series|
|CSI: Miami||Max Paulson||Television series|
|2009||NCIS||Dr. Rod Daniels||Episode: "Love & War"|
|Weeds||The Wizard||Television series|
|Medium||Mr. Enright||Television series|
|Snake 'n' Bacon||Bacon (voice)||Television film|
|Avatar: The Game||NDA||Video game|
|2009–2013||Office, TheThe Office||Rolf||4 episodes|
|2010||You Don't Know Jack||Jack Lessenberry|
|Life & Times of Tim, TheThe Life & Times of Tim||Adam (voice)||Television series|
|Beware the Gonzo||Principal Roy|
|Human Centipede Anonymous||James||Short film|
|2011||Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues||Dr. 0||Video game|
|Music Never Stopped, TheThe Music Never Stopped||Mike Tapplin|
|Wizards of Waverly Place||Rob Robinson||Television series|
|Cinema Verite||Dick Cavett||Television film|
|Sound of My Voice||Mr. Pritchett|
|Star Wars: The Old Republic||Needles / Ilox||Video game|
|Electric City||Mr. Orwell||Web series|
|Pig Goat Banana Mantis||Mantis (voice)||Animated short|
|The Good Wife||Judge Bernard Temple||Episode: "And the Law Won"|
|2013||iSteve||Bill Gates||Internet movie|
|The Mentalist||Aaron Kalinoski||Television series|
|Monsters vs. Aliens||The Rule-Bot (voice)||2 episodes|
|Hawaii Five-0||Serial Killer Gary Nathan||Television series|
|2014||Ned Rifle||Simon Grim|
|Adventure Time||Rat King / Leaf-Beard (voice)||Episode: "Little Brother"|
|The Boxtrolls||Sir Broderick (voice)||Animated film|
|Teen Wolf||The Chemist||Episode: "Weaponized"|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||Victor Kahn||Episode: "The Lonely Island Wear Holiday Sweaters & White Pants"|
|All Hail King Julien||Lemur #1 (voice)||1 episode|
|2015||Agent Carter||Miles Van Ert||2 episodes:
"Now is Not the End"
"Bridge and Tunnel"
|Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.||Randolph Carter||Video game|
|Pig Goat Banana Cricket||Nose Picker Fish (voice)||1 episode|
|Special Relativity||Mr. Wandell, Art Director||Radio|
|Newsreaders||Carob Landis||Episode: "The FMK Killer; Newsreaders: Behind the Scenes"|
|The Magic Circle||Ishmael Gilder||Video game|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Nick Lingeman||Episode: "Boyle's Hunch"|
|Dr. Ken||James Miller||Episode: "The Seminar"|
|2015–2016||The Adventures of Puss in Boots||Thriffith (voice)||3 episodes|
|2015–present||Difficult People||Arthur Tack||TV series|
|2017||Rebel in the Rye||Gus Lobrano||In post-production|
|2015||Welcome to Night Vale||Intern James, Leonard Burton||Podcast
Episode: Intern James Urbaniak [Bonus Track] ; [Best of?]
|2016||A Night Called Tomorrow||Arch Hutton||Podcast
Also Writer and Producer
- "James Urbanik on Letterman, 1983". Youtube.
- "2007 - Drama Desk Awards - Nominations". Retrieved 28 April 2015.
- "Human Centipede Anonymous". Funny or Die. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
- BioWare (2011-12-20). Star Wars: The Old Republic. Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast.
- Funny Or Die (15 April 2013). "'iSteve". funnyordie.com. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
- "Special Relativity - A Radio Comedy starring Alex Borstein". Retrieved 2015-05-18.
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