Kurt Fuller

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Kurt Fuller
Fuller at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con
Kurt Fuller

(1953-09-16) September 16, 1953 (age 68)
EducationLincoln High School (Stockton, California)
University of California, Berkeley
Years active1984–present
Jessica Hendra
(m. 1993)

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 the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976. He is best known for his roles in Psych, No Holds Barred, Wayne's World, and Supernatural. He also has major parts in Ghostbusters II (1989) and Scary Movie (2000).


Standing 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall, 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] Fuller later reprised the role for Supernatural's 300th episode "Lebanon." He also acted as a Senior Police Officer in the 2000 comedy Scary Movie, who is the commanding officer of Doofy.

In 1986 Fuller played the part of Frank in the US premiere of Steven Berkoff's play Kvetch in West Los Angeles.[2] The following year he reprised the role Off-Broadway at the Westside Arts Theater.[3]

From 2010 to 2011, Fuller appeared in the ABC Network series Better with You: the show was canceled 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 actor and writer Tony Hendra) and has two daughters named Julia and Charlotte. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Fuller is Jewish.[4]



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


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Knight Rider Cameraman Episode: "Speed Demons"
1985 Wildside Elliot Thogmorton 6 episodes
1986-94 L.A. Law Ed Freeling / Stan Nussbaum / Clifford Gild 3 episodes
1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet Roger Television film
Cagney & Lacey Lorca Episode: "Waste Deep"
The Tortellis Charo's Manager Episode: "Coochie, Coochie"
Hooperman Eliot, the Nephew Episode: "John Doe, We Hardly Knew Ye"
Sledge Hammer! FBI Agent Bunion Episode: "Hammer Hits the Rock"
Beverly Hills Buntz Harry Episode: "Fit to Be Tied"
1987-88 Jake and the Fatman Mr. Burnstein 2 episodes
1988 It's Garry Shandling's Show Adam's Dad Episode: "The Soccer Show"
Newhart Bill Dryden Episode: "Would You Buy a Used Car from This Handyman?"
The Van Dyke Show Steve Episode: "Dick Stops Smoking"
227 Bosworth Duncan Episode: "A Yen for Lester"
1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special Peter Webster Episode: "Frog Girl: The Jenifer Graham Story"
Glory Days Walter Ayoob Episode: "Whattya Wanna Do Tonight?"
1990 Capital News Miles Plato 13 episodes
Hurricane Sam Mr. Gower Television film
1991 Shannon's Deal Garth Episode: "Greed"
Stat Mickey Weller Episode: "Psychosomatic"
Quantum Leap Lloyd Eastland Episode: "Nuclear Family - October 26, 1962"
Marilyn & Me Harry Lipton Television film
1992 Laurie Hill Dr. Spencer Kramer 10 episodes
Civil Wars Jonathan Bentel Episode: "Dirty Pool"
The Heart of Justice Dr. Leonard Television film
1993 Relentless: Mind of a Killer 1993 Dahlberg Television film
Harmful Intent Bingham Television film
1994 Ellen Dr. Collins Episode: "The Refrigerator"
Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Albert Blank / Walter Litvak 3 episodes
1995 NewsRadio Ed Harlow Episode: "Pilot"
Virus Dr. Williams Television film
Vanishing Son Isaac 2 episodes
See Jane Run Dr. Melloff Television film
Live Shot Mitch Merman Episode: "The Forgotten Episode"
Murder, She Wrote Sheriff Milo Pike Episode: "A Quaking in Aspen"
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 Episode: "Pilot"
Suddenly Susan Bill Keane Episode: "First Episode"
Twisted Desire Det. Becker Television film
Doomsday Virus Chet Walter 2 episodes
1997 Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder Detective Tom Green Television film
Crisis Center Unknown character Episode: "He Said, She Said"
1997-98 Timecop Dr. Dale Easter 9 episodes
1998 Brooklyn South Gerald Nader Episode: "Violet Inviolate"
Dharma & Greg David Saunders Episode: "The House That Dharma Built"
Principal Takes a Holiday Principal Frank Hockenberry Television film
1998-99 Chicago Hope Artie Lomax 2 episodes
1999 The Practice Mr. Lawrence Episode: "Target Practice"
The Jack Bull Conrad Television film
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 2 episodes
Angels in the Infield Simon Television film
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Mr. Young Episode: "Hal Quits"
That's My Bush! Karl Rove 8 episodes
2002 The Tick Destroyo Episode: "The Tick vs. Justice"
Boston Public Ken Thomas Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Five"
Porn 'n Chicken Dean Widehead Television film
The West Wing SitRoom Civilian Advisor 2 episodes
Felicity Paul Korsikoff Episode: "Back to the Future"
Live from Baghdad Inky Television film
2003 The Guardian Frank DeScala Episode: "Understand Your Man"
Judging Amy Leonard Zook Episode: "Maxine Interrupted"
Oliver Beene Mitch Episode: "Home, a Loan"
Monk Dennis Gammill Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man"
Karen Sisco Bo Sweeten Episode: "Nostalgia"
Alias Robert Lindsey 6 episodes
The Handler Edward Burke Episode: "Dirty White Collar"
2004 Las Vegas Siegel Episode: "Blood is Thicker"
2005 House Mark Adams Episode: "Poison"
Unscripted Kurt 2 episodes
Charmed John Norman Episode: "Carpe Demon"
Yes, Dear Doctor Episode: "Jimmy Has Changed"
Boston Legal Reverend Donald Diddum 3 episodes
The 4400 Keane Driscoll Episode: "Graduation Day"
2005–2006 Desperate Housewives Detective Barton 5 episodes
2006 In Justice Kenneth Long Episode: "Confessions"
Avatar: The Last Airbender Quon (voice) Episode: "Lake Laogai"
2006–2007 Big Day Steve 12 episodes
2007 Eyes Michael Zucker Episode: "Whistlebower"
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Ted Atkins Episode: "Monday"
The Batman Superior Episode: "Artifacts"
My Name Is Earl Mr. Baldwyn Episode: "G.E.D."
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sheriff Ned Bastille Episode: "Ending Happy"
Ugly Betty Mr. Tanen Episode: "How Betty Got Her Grieve Backy"
Shark Ben Bentley Episode: "For Whom the Skel Rolls"
Grey's Anatomy Jerry Episode: "Physical Attraction... Chemical Reaction"
2008 Hollywood Residential Chet
2009 Eli Stone Doug Stemple Episode: "Tailspin"
Glee Mr. McClung Episode: "Preggers"
Legally Mad Lou Peable unaired pilot[5]
2009–2010, 2019 Supernatural Zachariah 8 episodes
2009–2014 Psych Coroner Woody Strode 33 episodes
2010 Men of a Certain Age Scarpulla Manager Episode: "Back in the Sh*t"
Sons of Tucson Principal Episode: "Pilot"
Drop Dead Diva Henry Bingum Episode: "Senti-Mental Journey"
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"
Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight Mr. Abramson 3 episodes
The Crazy Ones Mitchell Payson Episode: "Dead and Improved"
Jennifer Falls Dr. Wessman Episode: "Three Dates with My Mother"
Franklin & Bash Eckhart Smits Episode: "Honor Thy Mother"
Manhattan Love Story William 11 episodes
2015 Hot in Cleveland Gerald Episode: "Duct Soup"
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"
Psych: The Movie Coroner Woody Strode Television film
American Dad! Stadium Manager (voice) Episode: "The Long Bomb"
2018 Heathers Principal Gowan Recurring role
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jed Karey 3 episodes
Shooter Andrew Gold 3 episodes
2019–present Evil Kurt Boggs Series regular
2020 Psych 2: Lassie Come Home Coroner Woody Strode Television film

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 L.A. Noire Richard Coombs Voice


  1. ^ "Will Supernatural's 100th Episode Really Be the Point of No Return?".
  2. ^ Drake, Sylvie (March 18, 1986). "Stage Review : A 'Kvetch' worth Listening To". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Beaufort, John (March 3, 1987). "'Kvetch': British-Yiddish satire". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  4. ^ LLC, New York Media (2 March 1987). "New York Magazine". New York Media, LLC – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Schneider, Michael (2009-05-11). "NBC passing on 'Legally Mad'". Variety. Retrieved 2019-12-28.

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