Jerry Lambert (actor)
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Lambert as his Kevin Butler character
August 8, 1957 |
Shelton, Washington, U.S.
Jerry Lambert (born August 8, 1957) is an American stage, film, and television actor and voiceover artist, best known for his work on the ABC sitcom, Sons and Daughters, as well as commercials for companies including GEICO, Holiday Inn, Bridgestone, and playing a fictional Sony executive for the PlayStation brand named Kevin Butler.
Early life and education
Lambert was born in Shelton, Washington. He graduated from Mt. Hood College near Portland, Oregon and from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He began his theatrical career performing in plays in New York while continuing classes. He studied improvisation and sketch comedy at Acme Comedy Theatre in Hollywood and Chicago City Limits in New York.
One of America's busiest comedic actors, he has appeared in over 80 television shows and films since 1989, when he made his film debut in Alien Space Avenger. He has appeared in episodes of (among others) "Shameless", Everybody Loves Raymond, Scare Tactics, King of the Hill, Greek, The West Wing, Sons & Daughters, Malcolm in the Middle, That '70s Show, Angel, Maron and was in the movie Smother starring Diane Keaton, along with the drama 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out starring Michael Madsen and Ron Livingston.
In 2010, he completed a new television pilot for Fox Television with John Goodman and Justin Bartha called The Station (produced by Ben Stiller and directed by David Wain). He has a recurring role on the new TBS animated prime time series Neighbors from Hell.
He portrayed Kevin Butler in the popular Sony PlayStation 3 "It Only Does Everything" commercials (now known as Long Live Play), as VP of a different fictional department in each commercial. He appeared live for a short comedic performance at Sony's E3 2010 conference.
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