John Ross Bowie

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John Ross Bowie (born May 30, 1971, New York City) is an American actor and comedian best known for playing Barry Kripke on The Big Bang Theory and, beginning in 2016, Jimmy DiMeo on Speechless.

He appeared in What The Bleep Do We Know? opposite Marlee Matlin and made guest appearances on shows such as Reno 911!, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, and Good Luck Charlie. In March 2011 he began a run in a series of commercials for the Ford Motor Company.[1][2][3][4]

Bowie is a regular sketch comedy performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT) in New York and Los Angeles. At UCBT he was a member of the sketch troupe "The Naked Babies" with comedians Rob Corddry, Seth Morris, and Brian Huskey.[5] He had a recurring role in Corddry's Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. A former member of New York pop punk band, Egghead, he worked with Big Bang Theory co-star Kevin Sussman to create two television comedies, The Ever After Part[6] and The Second Coming of Rob.[7]

Bowie has written for Go Metric and The New York Press, and has authored a book on the cult movie Heathers.[8]

Personal life[edit]

A lapsed Episcopalian[9] of Scots-Irish descent,[9] he is married to comedian Jamie Denbo. They have a daughter and a son.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Road Trip Waiter
2004 Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story Daniel Benjamin
What the Bleep Do We Know!? Elliot
2005 Life of the Party Bert
2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Rory
2007 Because I Said So Cute Food Spewing Guy
2008 Sex Drive Dr. Clark Teddescoe
2009 He's Just Not That into You Dan the Wiccan
2010 Fully Loaded Richard
2013 iSteve[11] John Sculley Internet movie
The Heat FBI Agent
2016 Pet Jessup
Between Us Patritzio

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999–2000 Upright Citizens Brigade Various 3 episodes
2001 Undeclared Television Presenter Episode: "Sick in the Head"
2003 A.U.S.A. Wally Berman 8 episodes
2004 Happy Family CocoNate Episode: "The Juicer"
Joan of Arcadia Mr. Campbell Episode: "Do the Math"
CSI: NY Lester Jayne Episode: "American Dreamers"
Charmed Marcus Episode: "Once in a Blue Moon"
Kevin Hill Wayne Ellis Episode: "Making the Grade"
Girlfriends Ian Greenfield Episode: "Porn to Write"
2005 Arrested Development Spa Employee Episode: "Ready, Aim, Marry Me"; uncredited
Las Vegas Adam Clemo Episode: "Hit Me!"
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker Client Episode: "1995 SuperDogs! Superjocks!"
2005–08 Reno 911! Various characters 4 episodes
2006 Psych George Cheslow Episode: "Weekend Warriors"
2007 Heroes Attorney Episode: "Godsend"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Peter Ellis Episode: "A La Cart"
2008 Monk Tom Donovan Episode: "Mr. Monk Joins a Cult"
The Mighty B! Integritone 2 (voice) 2 episodes
Worst Week Rob Episode: "The Apartment"
2009 Wizards Of Waverly Place Simon Episode: "Fairy Tale"
Trust Me Episode: "Way Beyond the Call"
Family Guy Unnamed character in Shoving Buddies (voice) Episode: "Peter's Progress"
Curb Your Enthusiasm John Fowler Episode: "Denise Handicapped"
Glee Dennis Episode: "Mattress"
2009–16 The Big Bang Theory Barry Kripke 19 episodes
2010 Party Down Stuart Episode: "Constance Carmell Wedding"
The Glades Joe Thomas Episode: "Doppelganger"
Weeds Contest Organiser Episode: "Pinwheels and Whirligigs"
Melissa & Joey Lewis Scanlon Episode: "A Fright in the Attic"
2010–11 Childrens Hospital Dr. Max von Sydow 4 episodes
2010–13 Good Luck Charlie Walter 2 episodes
2011 The Glee Project Dennis Episode: "Individuality"
State of Georgia Professor Episode: "Pilot"
Burn Notice Paul Burkowski Episode: "No Good Deed"
Bones Lawrence Deighton Episode: "The Prince in the Plastic"
2012 House of Lies Spalding Winter Episode: "Microphallus"
Happy Endings Michael Episode: "You Snooze, You Bruise"
Retired at 35 Jared 7 episodes
The League Dr. Pete Wyland Episode: "Bro-Lo El Cordero"
2012–14 The Exes Jeff 2 episodes
2013 Whitney Eddie Episode: "Two Broke Hearts"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sister Steve Episode: "Halloween"
2013–15 Sofia the First Sven the Seahorse (voice) 2 episodes
2014 Episodes Psychiatrist 5 episodes
About a Boy Fiona's Male Boss Episode: "About a Buble"
Riot Competitor Regular cast
Hot in Cleveland Benny Episode: "Undercover Lovers"
Newsreaders Pat Fenis Episode: "Roswell, New Mexico; Skip Goes to a Wedding"
The Wrong Mans David Kinsman 4 episodes
2014–15 Chasing Life Paul Peters 7 episodes
2014–16 @midnight Himself 2 episodes
2015 Marry Me What's-His-Name Episode: "Test Me"
Fresh Off the Boat Lance Episode: "We Done Son"
2016 Love Rob Episode: "It Begins"
Veep Focus Group Member Episode: "C**tgate"
2016–present Speechless Jimmy DiMeo Main cast
2017 Death in Paradise Tyler McCarthy Episode: "In the Footsteps of a Killer"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Glucker (March 21, 2011). "Videos: Ford hires wisecracking, handsy puppet to promote 2012 Focus". autoblog.com. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Profile, Pulse2.com; accessed November 13, 2016.
  3. ^ David Griner (March 22, 2011). "Lecherous Non-Human Pitching Ford Focus". adweek.blogs.com. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Profile, cincinnatiforddealerquotes.com; accessed September 28, 2016.
  5. ^ Lies, Erica (March 20, 2012). "Talking to Seth Morris About Funny or Die, UCB, and First Dates with Toby Harris". splitsider.com. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ Wightman, Catriona (October 19, 2011). "'Big Bang Theory' John Ross Bowie, Kevin Sussman developing Fox comedy". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 29, 2012). "'Big Bang Theory' Duo Sell Semi-Autobiographical Comedy to CBS". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Bowie, John Ross (2011). Heathers. Berkeley, CA: Soft Skull Press. ISBN 9781593764579. 
  9. ^ a b "Bowieblog". Johnrossbowie.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  10. ^ Denbo, Jamie. "Episode 60: Jamie Denbo". The Mental Illness Happy Hour. Paul Gilmartin. mentalpod.com. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  11. ^ Funny Or Die (April 15, 2013). "'iSteve". funnyordie.com. Retrieved November 13, 2016. 

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