Kurt Fuller

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Kurt Fuller
Fuller at the 2011 Comic-Con
Born (1953-09-16) September 16, 1953 (age 64)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Jessica Hendra (1993–present)
Children 2

Kurt Fuller (born September 16, 1953) is an American character actor. He has appeared in a number of television, film, and stage projects. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Stockton, California in 1971, and U.C. Berkeley in 1976. He is best known for his roles in Psych, No Holds Barred, Wayne's World, and Supernatural.


Standing 6-foot-3-inch-tall (1.91 m), Fuller is frequently cast as a weaselly executive, a smarmy authority figure, a law enforcement officer or overprotective father.[citation needed] He may be recognized as nerdy television director Russell in Wayne's World, a spiteful mayoral aide in Ghostbusters II, the sleazy television executive and mastermind of the "Battle of the Tough Guys", Mr. Brell in No Holds Barred, a seedy real estate agent in Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and power-abusing, egotistical NSC Director Robert Lindsey in the third season of Alias. Usually cast in comedic roles, Fuller played Werner Klemperer, whom he resembles, in Paul Schrader's Auto Focus and Karl Rove on the TV satire That's My Bush!. He also portrayed Pacific Bell Retirement Fund Executive Walter Ribbon in The Pursuit of Happyness.

Fuller has also appeared in many television shows, including Knight Rider, Timecop, Quantum Leap, L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, Ally McBeal, Felicity, Malcolm in the Middle, The West Wing, Boston Legal, Boston Public, House, Monk, Desperate Housewives, the live action version of The Tick, Charmed, Carnivàle, My Name Is Earl, Ugly Betty, Glee, Drop Dead Diva and the pilot episode of NewsRadio. He has had a recurring role as Woody the Coroner on Psych and another on Supernatural, depicting an angel called Zachariah.[1] He also acted as a Senior Police Officer in the 2000 comedy Scary Movie, who is the commanding officer of Doofy.

From 2010 to 2011, Fuller appeared in the ABC Network series Better with You: the show was cancelled after a single season.

Fuller portrays director of the C.I.A., Grayden Osborne, in the ABC drama Scandal. He also appears in FOX's Us & Them with Jane Kaczmarek and Jason Ritter.

Personal life[edit]

Fuller in September 2008

Fuller was born in San Francisco, California. He is married to actress and author Jessica Hendra (daughter of writer Tony Hendra) and has two daughters named Julia and Charlotte.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Running Man Tony
1988 Miracle Mile Gerstead
1988 Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Mr. Glotter
1989 True Believer George Ballistics
1989 No Holds Barred Brell
1989 Ghostbusters II Jack Hardemeyer
1989 Under the Boardwalk Tortoise
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities Pollard Browning
1991 Eve of Destruction Bill Schneider
1991 Bingo Lennie
1992 Wayne's World Russell Finley
1992 Original Intent Alex Grabowsky
1993 Calendar Girl Arturo Gallo
1994 Reflections on a Crime Howard
1995 Stuart Saves His Family Von Arks
1995 French Exit Stubin
1995 Just Looking Chuck
1996 Twisted Desire Detective Becker
1996 The Fan Bernie
1997 Looking for Lola Dr. Gregory Hinson
1997 Moonbase Deckert
1999 Diamonds Moses Agency
1999 Red Dog Squadron Kaiser Wilhelm
1999 Pushing Tin Ed Clabes
2000 Scary Movie The Sheriff
2002 Joshua Father Pat Hayes
2002 The New Guy Mr. Undine
2002 Auto Focus Werner Klemperer
2002 Repli-Kate President Chumley
2003 Anger Management Frank Head
2004 Ray Sam Clark
2005 Don't Come Knocking Mr. Daily
2005 The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Berdette
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness Walter Ribbon
2006 Good Cop, Bad Cop Kramer
2007 Mr. Woodcock' Councilman Luke
2008 Superhero Movie Mr. Thompson
2008 Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous Cousin Barry
2009 National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year Dean Reardon
2010 Group Sex Bloom
2010 The Prankster Dean Pecarino
2011 Midnight in Paris John
2012 The Silent Thief Howard Henderson
2012 Love and Germophobia Dr. Robinson Short film
2013 The Frozen Ground D.A. Pat Clives
2013 Wrong Cops Music producer
2015 Accidental Love Reverend Norm
2015 A Light Beneath Their Feet Dr. Rutter
2017 The Wolves of Savin Hill Carl
2017 The Philosophy of Phil Jerome Post-production
2018 Office Uprising Lentworth Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Knight Rider Cameraman Episode: "Speed Demons"
1985 Wildside Elliot Thogmorton 6 episodes
1986–1994 L.A. Law Ed Freeling / Stan Nussbaum / Clifford Gild 3 episodes
1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet Roger Television film
1987 Cagney & Lacey Lorca Episode: "Waste Deep"
1987 The Tortellis Charo's Manager Episode: "Coochie, Coochie"
1987 Hooperman Eliot, the Nephew Episode: "John Doe, We Hardly Knew Ye"
1987 Sledge Hammer! FBI Agent Bunion Episode: "Hammer Hits the Rock"
1987 Beverly Hills Buntz Harry Episode: "Fit to Be Tied"
1987, 1988 Jake and the Fatman Mr. Burnstein 2 episodes
1988 It's Garry Shandling's Show Adam's Dad Episode: "The Soccer Show"
1988 Newhart Bill Dryden Episode: "Would You Buy a Used Car from This Handyman?"
1988 The Van Dyke Show Steve Episode: "Dick Stops Smoking"
1988 227 Bosworth Duncan Episode: "A Yen for Lester"
1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special Peter Webster Episode: "Frog Girl: The Jenifer Graham Story"
1990 Capital News Miles Plato 13 episodes
1989 Glory Days Walter Ayoob Episode: "Whattya Wanna Do Tonight?"
1990 Hurricane Sam Mr. Gower Television film
1991 Shannon's Deal Garth Episode: "Greed"
1991 Stat Mickey Weller Episode: "Psychosomatic"
1991 Father Dowling Mysteries Lloyd Eastland Episode: "Nuclear Family - October 26, 1962"
1991 Marilyn & Me Harry Lipton Television film
1992 Laurie Hill Dr. Spencer Kramer 10 episodes
1992 Civil Wars Jonathan Bentel Episode: "Dirty Pool"
1992 The Heart of Justice Dr. Leonard Television film
1993 Relentless: Mind of a Killer 1993 Dahlberg Television film
1993 Harmful Intent Bingham Television film
1994 Ellen Dr. Collins Episode: "The Refrigerator"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Albert Blank / Walter Litvak 3 episodes
1995 NewsRadio Ed Harlow Episode: "Pilot"
1995 Virus Dr. Williams Television film
1995 Vanishing Son Isaac 2 episodes
1995 See Jane Run Dr. Melloff Television film
1995 Live Shot Mitch Merman Episode: "The Forgotten Episode"
1995 Murder, She Wrote Sheriff Milo Pike Episode: "A Quaking in Aspen"
1995 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Vincent Van Strough (voice) Episode: "History of the Monster World: Part One /
Fear, Thy Name Is Ickis"
1996 The Faculty Everette Sloan
1996 Suddenly Susan Bill Keane Episode: "First Episode"
1996 Twisted Desire Det. Becker Television film
1996 Doomsday Virus Chet Walter 2 episodes
1997 Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder Detective Tom Green Television film
1997 Crisis Center Unknown character Episode: "He Said, She Said"
1997–1998 Timecop Dr. Dale Easter 9 episodes
1998 Brooklyn South Gerald Nader Episode: "Violet Inviolate"
1998 Dharma & Greg David Saunders Episode: "The House That Dharma Built"
1998 Principal Takes a Holiday Principal Frank Hockenberry Television film
1998, 1999 Chicago Hope Artie Lomax 2 episodes
1999 The Practice Mr. Lawrence Episode: "Target Practice"
1999 The Jack Bull Conrad Television film
1999 Family Law Mr. Cutler Episode: "The Fourth Trimester"
1999, 2001 Providence Thrifty Ticket Agent / Michael 2 episodes
1999, 2002 Ally McBeal Attorney Paget / Bernard Marsh 2 episodes
2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family Mike Love's Dad (voice) 2 episodes
2000 Angels in the Infield Simon Television film
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Mr. Young Episode: "Hal Quits"
2001 That's My Bush! Karl Rove 8 episodes
2002 The Tick Destroyo Episode: "The Tick vs. Justice"
2002 Boston Public Ken Thomas Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Five"
2002 Porn 'n Chicken Dean Widehead Television film
2002 The West Wing SitRoom Civilian Advisor 2 episodes
2002 Felicity Paul Korsikoff Episode: "Back to the Future"
2002 Live from Baghdad Inky Television film
2003 The Guardian Frank DeScala Episode: "Understand Your Man"
2003 Judging Amy Leonard Zook Episode: "Maxine Interrupted"
2003 Oliver Beene Mitch Episode: "Home, a Loan"
2003 Monk Dennis Gammill Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man"
2003 Karen Sisco Bo Sweeten Episode: "Nostalgia"
2003 Alias Robert Lindsey 6 episodes
2003 The Handler Edward Burke Episode: "Dirty White Collar"
2004 Las Vegas Siegel Episode: "Blood is Thicker"
2005 House Mark Adams Episode: "Poison"
2005 Unscripted Kurt 2 episodes
2005 Charmed John Norman Episode: "Carpe Demon"
2005 Yes, Dear Doctor Episode: "Jimmy Has Changed"
2005 Boston Legal Reverend Donald Diddum 3 episodes
2005–2006 Desperate Housewives Detective Barton 5 episodes
2006 In Justice Kenneth Long Episode: "Confessions"
2005 The 4400 Keane Driscoll Episode: "Graduation Day"
2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender Quon (voice) Episode: "Lake Laogai"
2006–2007 Big Day Steve 12 episodes
2007 Eyes Michael Zucker Episode: "Whistlebower"
2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Ted Atkins Episode: "Monday"
2007 The Batman Superior Episode: "Artifacts"
2007 My Name Is Earl Mr. Baldwyn Episode: "G.E.D."
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sheriff Ned Bastille Episode: "Ending Happy"
2007 Ugly Betty Mr. Tanen Episode: "How Betty Got Her Grieve Backy"
2007 Shark Ben Bentley Episode: "For Whom the Skel Rolls"
2007 Grey's Anatomy Jerry Episode: "Physical Attraction... Chemical Reaction"
2008 Hollywood Residential Chet
2009 Eli Stone Doug Stemple Episode: "Tailspin"
2009 Glee Mr. McClung Episode: "Preggers"
2009–2010 Supernatural Zachariah 7 episodes
2009–2014 Psych Coroner Woody Strode 33 episodes
2010 Men of a Certain Age Scarpulla Manager Episode: "Back in the Sh*t"
2010 Sons of Tucson Principal Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Drop Dead Diva Henry Bingum Episode: "Senti-Mental Journey"
2010 Svetlana Interrogator Episode: "Water-Board Certified"
2010–2011 Better with You Joel Putney 22 episodes
2011–2016 The Good Wife Judge Peter Dunaway 7 episodes
2012–2014 Parenthood Dr. Bedsloe 5 episodes
2013 Scandal Grayden Osborne 4 episodes
2013–2014 Us & Them Michael 7 episodes
2014 Rebels Arnie Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight Mr. Abramson 3 episodes
2014 The Crazy Ones Mitchell Payson Episode: "Dead and Improved"
2014 Jennifer Falls Dr. Wessman Episode: "Three Dates with My Mother"
2014 Franklin & Bash Eckhart Smits Episode: "Honor Thy Mother"
2014 Manhattan Love Story William 11 episodes
2015 Hot in Cleveland Gerald Episode: "Duct Soup"
2015 Bones Sid Lauren Episode: "The Big Beef at the Royal Diner"
2015–2017 Rosewood Floyd Butters 3 episodes
2016 BrainDead J.K. Cornish Episode: "The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became
a Matter of Debate in American Politics"
2017 Bull Judge Robert Genda Episode: "Name Game"
2017 Psych: The Movie Coroner Woody Strode Television film
2017 American Dad! (voice) Episode: "The Long Bomb"

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