Kyle Bornheimer

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Kyle Bornheimer
Born (1975-09-10) September 10, 1975 (age 42)
Mishawaka, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Kyle Bornheimer (born September 10, 1975) is an American actor known for his role as Sam Briggs the series lead on the American sitcom Worst Week on CBS. He is also known for his recurring roles on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Playing House.

Life and career[edit]

Bornheimer was born in Mishawaka, Indiana. He attended high school at Marian High School in Mishawaka, graduating in 1994.[citation needed] He also went to grade school at St. Monica School in Mishawaka and graduated in 1990. Bornheimer is a founding member of The Curtainbox Theatre Company.

With a string of national commercials, Bornheimer established an "always on TV" reputation with 30-second spots for such national accounts as Geico, Staples, Coors Light, Imodium, Stanley and T-Mobile.[1]

Landing the lead of Sam Briggs on Worst Week, which has since been cancelled, was a breakthrough role for Bornheimer, a newcomer, whose short film and TV career had spanned less than five years. Bornheimer was reportedly described by one critic as "the new Bob Newhart".[2]

He starred with Alyssa Milano on the TV sitcom Romantically Challenged. The series premiered on ABC on April 19, 2010, but ABC officially cancelled the series on May 16, 2010. He was also featured in episodes of the TV shows Better Off Ted, Breaking Bad, The Office, and Party Down.

More recently, Bornheimer starred in the NBC sitcom Perfect Couples opposite Olivia Munn, Dave Walton, and Hayes MacArthur and in the ABC sitcom Family Tools with J.K. Simmons and Leah Remini. Both shows were cancelled in their first season. In 2016, he was a main character on the CBS sitcom Angel from Hell, which was also cancelled after one season.

His feature film credits include She's Out of My League, opposite Jay Baruchel and T.J. Miller; You Again with Odette Annable, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christine Lakin, and Kristen Bell; and more recently Bachelorette opposite Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, and James Marsden.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Spokane James
2004 Devils are Dreaming Arden
2005 An Alright Start Doug
2007 Blades of Glory Rink PA Nationals
2010 For Christ's Sake Tony
2010 She's Out of My League Dylan Kettner
2010 You Again Tim
2012 Bachelorette Joe
2012 The Big Wedding Andrew
2014 Veronica Mars Hedge Fund Guy
2015 The D Train Randy
2015 The Last Time You Had Fun Clark
2016 Me Him Her Steve
2016 Rules Don't Apply Concerned Orderly
2017 Little Evil Victor


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Monk Uniform Cop Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Kid"
2004 The O.C. Norman Episode: "The Risky Business"
2005 How I Met Your Mother Austin Episode: "Okay Awesome"
2005 Medium Waiter Episode: "Too Close to Call"
2006 Will & Grace Waiter Episode: "Cop to It"
2006 Lovespring International Derek Gardner Episode: "Burke Makes a Friend"
2006 Weeds Chuck Episode: "Crush Girl Love Panic"
2006 The Unit Officer Jones Episode: "Off the Meter"
2007 The Office Ad Company Representative Episode: "Local Ad"
2008 Girlfriends Jason Episode: "What's Black-a-Lackin'?"
2008 Worst Week Sam Briggs 16 episodes
2008 Breaking Bad Ken Wins Episode: "Cancer Man"
2008 Jericho Chris Calley Episode: "Condor"
2009 Party Down Mark Defino Episode: "James Rolf High School Twentieth Reunion"
2010 Better Off Ted Pete Episode: "The Long and Winding High Road"
2010 Chuck Hunter Perry Episode: "Chuck Versus the Final Exam"
2010 Royal Pains Spencer Fisher Episode: "Spasticity"
2010 Romantically Challenged Perry Gill 6 episodes
2010–11 Perfect Couples Dave 11 episodes
2012 Bent Dan Episode: "Tile Date"
2013 Arrested Development Shannon Ryan Episode: "A New Start"
2013 Family Tools Jack Shea 10 episodes[3]
2014 Those Who Kill Paul 5 episodes
2014–17 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Teddy Wells 4 episodes
2014 Workaholics Girthquake Episode: "Fry Guys"
2014 Justified Jack Anderson Episode: "Whistle Past the Graveyard"
2015 Agent Carter Ray Krzeminski 3 episodes:
"Now is Not the End"
"Bridge and Tunnel"
"Time and Tide"
2015–16 Comedy Bang! Bang! Pat Dantrick 4 episodes
2015 Playing House Dan 5 episodes
2016 Angel from Hell Brad Main cast, 13 episodes
2016 Better Call Saul Ken Wins Episode: "Switch"
2016 The Mindy Project J.J. Episode: "Mindy Lahiri is DTF"
2016 Casual Jack Briggs 7 episodes
2016 Westworld Clarence Episode: "The Original"
2016 American Housewife Bruce Episode: "Power Couple"
2017 Angie Tribeca Scott Episode: "If You See Something, Solve Something"


  1. ^ Snierson, Dan (March 16, 2007). "Half-Minute Man". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  2. ^ Dos Santos, Kristin. "Fall TV shows, the best and the biggest buzz". USA Weekend. Retrieved 2008-09-21. [dead link]
  3. ^ West, Kelly (May 15, 2012). "The Family Tools Preview: J.K. Simmons And Kyle Bornheimer Star In ABC's Midseason Comedy". TV BLEND. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 

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