Rudnitsky performing in July 2016.
November 22, 1989|
Harrington Park, New Jersey, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, film, television|
Rudnitsky is a native of Harrington Park, New Jersey. His mother, Karen, is in charge of the gerontology center at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. He attended Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. He subsequently studied acting at the University of Southern California. His uncle (mother's brother) is Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the United States. Rudnitsky is Jewish.
Rudnitsky performed with the Groundlings. On August 31, 2015, it was announced that Rudnitsky would join the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player for the show's forty-first season. In the third episode of that season, Rudnitsky portrayed Anderson Cooper in a sketch, acting as moderator for a Democratic presidential debate, for which he was criticized by Cooper. He has also done impressions of Wolf Blitzer, John Mayer, Martin Scorsese, Tom Cruise, and Vladimir Putin (in a dress rehearsal sketch on the episode hosted by Donald Trump), while also doing a Dirty Dancing sketch for Weekend Update, which was seen as one of his high points of the season. On August 9, 2016, Rudnitsky departed the show.
|2011||A Made Man||Voice||Short film|
|2013||The Jewish Hunger Games||Peeta Hummus / Effie Trinket||Short film|
|2014||Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie||Bar Patron||Short film|
|Two-Bit Waltz||The Boy|
|The Great American Comedy Tour||Laugh Factory Host||Short film|
|2015||Clint Howard Reboots Pippi Longstocking with Milla Jovovich and Fred Willard||Assius||Short film|
|Set It Up||Mike|
|2012||Criminal Minds||Kyle Owens||Episode: "Perennials"|
|2015-2016||Saturday Night Live||Various||Main cast|
|2017||Better Briefs||Kyle||Episode: "Locked Out in Your Underwear"|
|Red Oaks||Brett||Episode: "Paroled"|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Waiter||Episode: "Namaste"; Uncredited|
|Relatively Happy||Henry Pepper||TV Pilot|
|2018||Champions||Asher||Episode: "Matt Bomer Poster"|
|Big Hero 6: The Series||Ned Ludd (voice)||Episode: "Muirahara Woods"|
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- Zhu, Danielle (2015-08-31). "Meet Jon Rudnitsky, SNL's newest cast member". Entertainment Weekly.
- Sheridan, Angeline. "Here's What's Buzzing in Bergen This Week", Macaroni Kid Northeast Bergen, September 3, 2015. Accessed September 8, 2015. "NBC recently announced the addition of 25 year old Jon Rudnitsky as a featured player on Saturday Night Live. Rudnitsky, who grew up in Harrington Park, is a stand-up comedian who got his start at Northern Valley Old Tappan High School."
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- Andreeva, Nellie (2015-08-31). "'Saturday Night Live' Adds Comedian Jon Rudnitsky To Cast As Featured Player". Deadline.com.
- Arkin, Daniel (2015-08-31). "Jon Rudnitsky, Stand-Up Comic, Joins 'Saturday Night Live' as Featured Player". NBC News.
- "Anderson Cooper offended by 'SNL' newcomer's impression". Retrieved 2016-07-02.
- LaScala, Marisa. "'SNL' Newbie Jon Rudnitsky Finally Makes His Mark On The Show With A 'Dirty Dancing' Parody". Bustle.com.
- Andreeva, Nellie (9 August 2016). "'Saturday Night Live' Featured Player Jon Rudnitsky To Depart". Deadline.com.
- "'SNL' Alum Jon Rudnitsky Joins Reese Witherspoon in 'Home Again' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
- Schwindt, Oriana (2017-03-14). "Jane Lynch Joins NBC Pilot 'Relatively Happy'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-07-17.