James Urbaniak

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James Urbaniak
James Urbaniak by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Urbaniak at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
Born James Christian Urbaniak
(1963-09-17) September 17, 1963 (age 52)
Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1994–present

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. 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).[1] 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.[2]

Urbaniak appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast on May 13, 2015.


Year Title Role Notes
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
1998 Aphrodisiac Deli assistant
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
Upheaval Short film
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Rod Flexnor
Teknolust Agent Hopper
Passengers Man Short film
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
Grasshopper James Short film
American Splendor Robert Crumb
2003–present Venture Bros., TheThe Venture Bros. Dr. Venture
Additional voices
Television series
2004 Thanksgiving Willy Short film
B Movie Professor Friend
Hi no tori Susanoo English dubbing
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Wade Donato Television series
Boutique Nick Short film
2005 Fortunes Lewis Croshere
Road The Ranger
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 Television series
Numb3rs Binky Moore Television series
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
Independent Lens Richard Schultz Television series
Starter Wife, TheThe Starter Wife Gary Television series
CSI: Miami Max Paulson Television series
2009 NCIS Dr. Rod Daniels Television series
Weeds The Wizard Television series
Medium Mr. Enright Television series
Snake 'n' Bacon Bacon 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 Television series
Beware the Gonzo Principal Roy
Hello Lonesome Gary
Human Centipede Anonymous James Short film
Drones Pete
2011 Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues Dr. 0 Video game
Music Never Stopped, TheThe Music Never Stopped Mike Tapplin
Cinema Verite Dick Cavett Television film
Sound of My Voice Mr. Pritchett
Star Wars: The Old Republic Needles[3] / Ilox Video game
2011–2012 Homeland Larry 2 episodes
2012 Metalocalypse Television series
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[4]
The Mentalist Television series
Hawaii Five-0 Serial Killer Gary Nathan Television series
2014 Ned Rifle Simon Grim
Adventure Time Rat King / Leaf-Beard Episode: "Little Brother"
The Boxtrolls Sir Broderick Animated film
Teen Wolf The Chemist Episode: "Weaponized"
Comedy Bang! Bang! Victor Kahn Episode: "The Lonely Island Wear Holiday Sweaters & White Pants"
2014–present Review Grant Television series
2015 Agent Carter Miles Van Ert 2 episodes
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Randolph Carter Video game
Special Relativity[5] Mr. Wandell, Art Director Radio
Newsreaders Carob Landis Episode: "The FMK Killer; Newsreaders: Behind the Scenes"
Difficult People Arthur Tack TV series
The Magic Circle Ishmael Gilder Video game
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nick Lingeman Episode: "Boyle's Hunch"
Dr. Ken James Miller Episode: "The Seminar"

Other works[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Welcome to Night Vale Intern James, Leonard Burton Podcast
Episode: Intern James Urbaniak [Bonus Track] ; [Best of?]


  1. ^ "2007 - Drama Desk Awards - Nominations". Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Human Centipede Anonymous". Funny or Die. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  3. ^ BioWare (2011-12-20). Star Wars: The Old Republic. Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast. 
  4. ^ Funny Or Die (15 April 2013). "'iSteve". funnyordie.com. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Special Relativity - A Radio Comedy starring Alex Borstein". Retrieved 2015-05-18. 

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