Kevin Nealon

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Kevin Nealon
Nealon in Las Vegas, 2006
Born (1953-11-18) November 18, 1953 (age 65)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film
Years active1984–present
GenresSatire, political satire, news satire, observational comedy
Subject(s)American politics, American culture, current events, pop culture, mass media, news media, everyday life, marriage
SpouseLinda Dupree (1989–2002)
Susan Yeagley (2005–present; 1 child)
Notable works and rolesWeekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live
Gary Potter in Happy Gilmore
Doug Wilson in Weeds
Glenn Martin in Glenn Martin, DDS
Bruce in Daddy Day Care

Kevin Nealon (/ˈnlən/; born November 18, 1953) is an American actor and comedian, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, acting in several of the Happy Madison films, for playing Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and providing the voice of the title character, Glenn Martin, on Glenn Martin, DDS.

Early life[edit]

Nealon was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Kathleen M. (née Kimball) and Emmett F. Nealon, an aircraft company executive.[1] A few months after he was born, the family moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut.[2] He is of Irish descent,[3] and was raised Catholic.[4] He graduated from St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut, in 1971. Nealon graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing from Sacred Heart University (and worked in a variety of part-time jobs while doing stand-up comedy).[5] Nealon then took some night courses at Fairfield University, where he became the starting quarterback for the school's football team.


Nealon debuted on network television doing a stand-up routine for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1984. On the September 24, 1985 nighttime syndicated episode of Sale of the Century, Nealon can be seen onstage congratulating his friend Tim Holleran on winning more than $150,000 in cash and prizes. In 1986, Saturday Night Live recruited his friend Dana Carvey, and Carvey in turn recommended Nealon. Both joined the cast that year, and Nealon became a full-time performer in the 1987–1988 season, and remained for nine seasons.

Nealon's SNL characters include Mr. Subliminal (or Subliminal Message Man) and Franz (of Hans and Franz) along with Dana Carvey, He also anchored Weekend Update from 1990 to 1994.

In 1991, he had his first major film role, co-starring in the Christmas-set All I Want for Christmas. More recently[dubious ] Nealon has appeared in the movies Happy Gilmore, Anger Management, Little Nicky, Daddy Day Care, Good Boy! and Grandma's Boy. In fall 2005, he appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he played himself (Season 5, Episode 4).

Nealon had a recurring television role on the 2002-06 CBS comedy Still Standing playing Ted Halverson, the Millers' competitive and religious neighbor. He has also appeared as a patient in a mental institution on the first season of Monk. "Deja Vu" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 9 July 1999, during the fifth season. Nealon played Dr. Mark Crest. Nealon also had an ongoing supporting role as Doug Wilson on the show Weeds on Showtime.

In 1994, Nealon hosted the 13 part series Amazing America on the Discovery Channel.[6]

In 2002, Nealon hosted The Conspiracy Zone on The New TNN for 26 episodes plus an unaired pilot.

Nealon appeared as a couples counselor on the sitcom, 3rd Rock from the Sun. He had a small cameo appearance in the 2008 film Get Smart.

Nealon also hosted the World's Funniest Commercials on TBS. In a performance similar to Bob Saget, Nealon tells corny jokes in between each funny commercial. In 2008, a book authored by Nealon chronicling his experiences during his wife's pregnancy called Yes, You're Pregnant, But What About Me? was released.

Nealon played Stuart Pearson in the adventure comedy Aliens in the Attic. Shooting took place in Auckland, New Zealand.

Nealon currently portrays Captain Telstar in the Charter Spectrum commercials. He has a YouTube and Twitter interview show, Hiking With Kevin.

On July 26, 2011, Kevin Nealon was on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (USA Edition) for 5 weeks doing the Fastest Finger First with the difficulty with the Fastest Finger machine to input his answers in. But He ended up answering another FF question and won $64,000 on the show.

Personal life[edit]

Nealon with wife Susan Yeagley in April 2011

Nealon married actress Susan Yeagley on September 3, 2005 in Bellagio, Italy. Yeagley gave birth to their first child, son Gable Ness Nealon, on January 29, 2007 in Santa Monica, California.[7]

Nealon played rugby for Connecticut Yankees RFC.[8]

On February 22, 2006, Nealon[9] contributed a story to the New York Times about being wiretapped by Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who has been indicted on racketeering and conspiracy charges. It was also revealed in a separate court case on February 27, 2006, that investigators working for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus may also have targeted Nealon for wiretapping.[10]

He is a vegetarian because of concerns about animal cruelty and for health reasons.[11]

He is an avid golfer and poker player and also plays banjo and guitar. He also claims to be fluent in German, having lived in Germany for four years.[12]


Nealon and his former wife Linda Dupree (who played one of the mud wrestlers fighting John Candy in Stripes) had been active in the animal rights movement, supporting the Amanda Foundation, Farm Sanctuary, the Washington Wildlife Protection Association, The Ark Trust's Genesis Awards, PETA and also Meat Out.

In 2001, Nealon played on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for his charity. The final question he faced, worth $125,000, was about Barbie dolls. He used his Phone-A-Friend and 50:50, but he answered the question incorrectly, thus losing $32,000 of $64,000 he had, and ended up walking away with $32,000 for his charity.


Year Title Channel Notes
2011 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ABC 5 Weeks


Year Work Role Notes
1984 The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson Guest
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King 1 episode
1986–1995 Saturday Night Live Various 174 episodes
1987 Roxanne Drunk guy
1989 Cranium Command Left Ventricle short
1990 Monsters Louis 1 episode
1991 All I Want for Christmas Tony Boer
1992 The Edge Greg 2 episodes
1993 Coneheads Senator
Partners short
1993–1996 The Larry Sanders Show Himself 3 episodes
1994 Felidae Kong Voice
1995 Jeffrey TV Reporter Uncredited
1996 Happy Gilmore Gary Potter
Champs Marty Heslov 12 episodes
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Kevin Voice
1 episode
1997 Something So Right Joel 1 episode
1997–1998 Hiller and Diller Ted Hiller 13 episodes
1998 Principal Takes a Holiday Franklin Fitz
The Wedding Singer Mr. Simms
1998–1999 Dharma & Greg Mr. Clayborn 2 episodes
1999 Kill the Man Albino Advocate
3rd Rock from the Sun Dennis Caslow 1 episode
The Outer Limits Dr. Mark Crest Episode "Deja Vu"
2000 Bar Hopping Cuckie
Norm Smith 1 episode
Little Nicky Stanley the Gatekeeper
2001 These Old Broads Roger Uncredited
Heartbreakers Man at the Bar
Joe Dirt Greasy Mechanic Uncredited
Three Sisters Terry 1 episode
2002 The Master of Disguise White Collar Executive
Monk John Wurster 1 episode
Eight Crazy Nights Mayor Voice
2003 Anger Management Sam
Crank Yankers OCD Ken/Jack Gravat Voice
1 episode
Daddy Day Care Bruce
Good Boy! Mr. Baker
2003–2006 Still Standing Ted Halverson 5 episodes
2005 Fat Actress Johnny Knightley 1 episode
Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself 1 episode
2005–2012 Weeds Doug Wilson 99 episodes
2006 Grandma's Boy Mr. Cheezle
Campus Ladies Kevin 1 episode
Scenes deleted
2008 Remarkable Power Jack West
You Don't Mess with the Zohan Kevin
Get Smart CIA Agent #2
2009 University of Andy Doug Wilson 2 episodes
The Goode Family Irwin Winslow Voice
1 episode
Aliens in the Attic Stuart Pearson
2009–2011 Glenn Martin, DDS Glenn Martin Voice
39 episodes
2010 American Dad! Voice
1 episode
'Til Death Stephen Redford 6 episodes
Glory Daze Marcus 1 episode
2011 Just Go with It Adon
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Gary
2012 Hot in Cleveland George 2 episodes
Franklin & Bash Lawrence Reynolds 1 episode
Isabel Louis Lorenz
2013 Drunk History The Grand Dragon Episode: "Atlanta"
The League Chuck Falcon Episode: "Rafi and Dirty Randy"
2014 Small Time Irv
Walk of Shame Chopper Steve
Blended Eddy
Comedy Bang! Bang! Milkman Episode: "Amber Tamblyn Wears a Leather Jacket & Black Booties"
2016 @midnight Himself Episode: Nikki Glaser, Jim Jeffries, Kevin Nealon
The Soul Man Ron Saxby Episodes: "This Mud's for You", "No Bingo, No Peace"
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Gary Sikes
2016–present Man with a Plan Don Burns Series regular
2018 Father of the Year
Year Hiker Episode Name Hiking Trail Season EP TRT Published
2017 Matthew Modine Could Have Been Tom Cruise 1 1 6:50 5/23/17
2017 Cheryl Hines Patriotic Bikini Santa Monica Mountains 1 2 15:30 5/29/17
2017 Rosanna Arquette Rocks and Roles 1 3 16:08 6/13/17
2017 Susan Yeagley "Parks & Rec" Susan Yeagley Wants Don Lemon Smoky Mountains (TN) 1 4 16:13 6/24/17
2017 Brad Paisley Admits His Horrible Habit 1 5 18:01 6/30/18
2017 Kimberly Williams-Paisley Record Breaking Kiss 1 6 16:47 7/5/17
2017 Howie Mandel Uses Nude Model 1 7 17:56 8/1/17
2017 Tiffany Haddish Untitled 1 8 15:05 9/12/17
2017 Adam Sandler Untitled 1 9 17:14 11/3/17
2017 Bella Thorne Friends Sent To Prison 1 10 16:35 11/12/17
2017 Conon O'Brien Untitled (Part 1) Amalfi Drive (Murphy Ranch) 1 11 13:22 11/16/17
2017 Chelsea Handler Untitled (Part 1) 1 12 14:36 11/23/17
2017 Judd Apatow Untitled (Part 1) 1 13 13:45 11/30/17
2017 Caitlyn Jenner Untitled Malibu (Trancas) 1 14 14:34 12/7/17
2017 Martin Short Untitled 1 15 14:57 12/14/17
2017 Conon O'Brien Untitled (Part 2) Amalfi Drive (Murphy Ranch) 1 16 14:59 12/21/17
2017 Judd Apatow Untitled (Part 2) 1 17 14:58 12/28/17
2018 Chelsea Handler Untitled (Part 2) 1 18 16:17 1/4/18
2018 Tig Notaro Untitled 1 19 13:51 1/11/18
2018 Nick Kroll Untitled 1 20 15:07 2/1/18
2018 Sarah Silverman Untitled Runyon Canyon 1 21 17:32 2/8/18
2018 Owen Wilson Fears A Mob Hit 1 22 15:21 2/15/18
2018 Michael Keaton Reveals Secret Identity Will Rogers State Park 1 23 15:31 2/22/18
2018 Will Forte R-Rated!  Reveals His New Tinder Video 1 24 17:17 3/1/18
2018 Allison Janney Reveals Rare Genetic Disorder 1 25 15:31 3/8/18
2018 Bob Saget Stuffs "Wet Wires" 1 26 16:49 3/22/18
2018 Russell Peters Fears Bombing 1 27 16:55 3/29/18
2018 Bob Odenkirk Secret Journals Griffith Park Observatory Trail 1 28 18:11 4/5/18
2018 Jim Jefferies Brutally Attacked On Stage ("R") 1 29 17:34 4/12/18
2018 Jimmy Kimmel Discovers Ancestor Shock! 1 30 17:34 4/19/18
2018 Dana Carvey Disproves A Hurtful Rumor! 1 31 18:10 5/3/18
2018 Ray Romano Reveals His Real Worries! 1 32 18:46 5/17/18
2018 Bobcat Goldthwait Talks Man Boobs Temescal Canyon 1 33 18:25 6/14/18
2018 Bobby Kennedy Jr. Why Bobby Kennedy Jr. Takes Risks 1 34 18:15 6/28/18
2018 Jack Black The Price Of Fame Bronson Canyon 2 35 16:33 9/20/18
2018 Diana Nyad Hallucinates During Cuba Swim 2 36 15:23 9/27/18
2018 Rob Lowe The Teen Idol Thing Fryman Canyon 2 37 16:10 10/4/18
2018 Kate Beckinsale Enjoys Being Naughty! 2 38 17:39 10/11/18
2018 Fred Arminson Fantasy Massage 2 39 17:40 10/18/18
2018 Simon Helberg Was A Black Belt! 2 40 17:09 10/25/18
2018 David Spade Explains His Rascally Reputation 2 41 17:43 11/1/18
2018 Molly Shannon Almost Loses Her Ear Runyon Canyon 2 42 17:59 11/8/18
2018 Jeff Goldblum Was Mugged Santa Monica Mountains 2 43 17:53 11/15/18
2018 Kumail Nanjiani What Kumail Nanjiani Is Hiding Griffith Park 2 44 18:06 11/22/18
2018 Phil Rosenthal Claims To Be Jewish Will Rogers State Park 2 45 17:54 11/29/18
2018 "Weird Al" Yankovic Fears Bursting Into Flames Temescal Canyon 2 46 17:29 12/6/18
2018 Rafinha Bastos Brazil's Rafinha Bastos Robbed With Gum! Hollywood Hills 2 47 17:27 12/13/18


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  2. ^ As told in his book, Yes, You're Pregnant, But What About Me?
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  5. ^ Loveline 1/26/2004 around the 42 minute mark
  6. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 311. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  7. ^ "Kevin Nealon Welcomes First Child". People. 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  8. ^ "Kevin Nealon: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  9. ^ Nealon, Kevin (2006-02-22). "Don't Stop Bugging Me". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  10. ^ Jackman, Tom (2006-02-28). "Ringling Circus Hired Private Eye To Infiltrate PETA, Fairfax Jury Told". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  11. ^ "Weeds Star Kevin Nealon's Vegetarian Testimonial". Go Veg. Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  12. ^ "The Kevin Nealon Show : Chris D'Elia" on YouTube. Retrieved July 7, 2012

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Preceded by
Dennis Miller
Weekend Update anchor
Succeeded by
Norm Macdonald