Nate Torrence

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Nate Torrence
Nathan Andrew Torrence

(1977-12-01) December 1, 1977 (age 44)
Years active1992–present
SpouseChristie Mullet

Nathan Andrew Torrence[1] (born December 1, 1977) is an American comedic actor known for several TV and film roles, most notably including Devon from She's Out of My League, Wade from HBO‘s Hello Ladies, Sully on the CW series Supernatural and for voicing the character of Clawhauser in Disney’s animated film Zootopia.

Early life[edit]

Torrence was born in Canton, Ohio, where he began his education.[2] Torrence attended Hiland High School in Berlin, Ohio, and went on to attend Kent State University: Stark Campus. His family used to own and operate a bed and breakfast in Berlin. After studying with Second City's Players Workshop in Chicago, Illinois, Torrence began touring in a comedy troupe called Corn, Beef and Cabbage, where he wrote, improvised and performed with his older brother, Jay and friend Josh Ruth. Torrence additionally studied improv at Second City in Cleveland and in Los Angeles, and The Groundlings and Comedy Sportz in Los Angeles.[citation needed]


Torrence has appeared on television programs including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Malcolm in the Middle, How I Met Your Mother, Las Vegas, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, House M.D., and Ghost Whisperer. He had a recurring role as Dylan Killington on the NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and played Roman Cohen in the ABC network short-lived comedy Mr. Sunshine, a midseason replacement for the 2010-11 television season.[3][4]

He is perhaps best known for his role as a credit card customer service representative with David Spade, in the Capital One "What's In Your Wallet" advertising campaign. He has also appeared in several other commercials, including for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Volkswagen, Golden Grahams, H-E-B, and[5]

In December 2006, Torrence appeared in a season two episode of Top Chef on Bravo TV. The contestants were showcasing holiday food; Nate Torrence was one of the tasters, although he is not credited.

He played Lloyd, a lab assistant, in the film Get Smart and reprised the role to star in the direct-to-DVD spinoff Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control. Torrence has also played a crazy shirtless boxer on Reno 911!, and Devon in the 2010 comedy She's Out of My League.

He voices Chuck on the animated show Motorcity and played Wade Bailey in the HBO series Hello Ladies. In the 2013-14 TV season, he was the recurring character "James" on the ABC comedy Super Fun Night, and he guest-starred on a 2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode as a costumed vigilante named "Super Dan". Torrence appeared as Eric Lewandowski on the Fox sitcom Weird Loners and voices Ferguson on the animated show Star vs. the Forces of Evil. In 2015, he appeared on the episode of Supernatural entitled "Just My Imagination" as Sully, Sam's imaginary friend. In 2016, he had a voice role in the animated hit Zootopia, as Officer Benjamin Clawhauser.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Little Athens Cardplayer
2005 Suits on the Loose Elder Lewis
2007 Marksman Harold Grubenstein Short film
2007 Driftwood Jimmy Short film
2008 Get Smart Lloyd
2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Lloyd Direct to video
2008 My Best Friend's Girl Craig
2010 She's Out of My League Devon
2011 The Big Year Ted Simkin
2012 We Think Nate Torrence is Dead Himself Short film
2016 Zootopia Officer Benjamin Clawhauser (voice)
2018 Game Over, Man! Security Guard[citation needed] Uncredited
2020 The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee Luke


Year Title Role Notes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Daniel O'Hannissey Episode: "All for Our Country"
2003 The Mullets Tud Episode: "Smoke on the Water"
2004 Malcolm in the Middle Private Turner Episode: "Reese Joins the Army"
2004 Quintuplets Pizza Guy Episode: "Boobs on the Run"
2004 House Young Man Episode: "Maternity"
2005 Girlfriends Movie Goer Episode: "P.D.A - D.O.A"
2005 Las Vegas Keith Episode: "Fake the Money and Run"
2005 Ghost Whisperer Waiter 2 episodes
2005 One on One Water Guy Episode: "House Dad"
2006 One on One Ralph Episode: "Ghost, Interrupted"
2006 How I Met Your Mother Clark Butterfield Episode: "Milk"
2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Dylan Killington 19 episodes
2008 Reno 911! Crazy Shirtless Boxing Man Episode: "Baghdad 911"
2008 The End of Steve Nathan Television film
2011 Mr. Sunshine Roman Cohen 13 episodes
2012 Happy Endings Slacker Buddy Episode: "The Shrink, the Dare, Her Date and Her Brother"
2012 Are You There Chelsea? Captain Steve Episode: "The Gynecologist"
2012–13 Motorcity Chuck (voice) 16 episodes
2013–14 Super Fun Night James 5 episodes
2013–14 Hello Ladies Wade 9 episodes
2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Super Dan Episode: "Full Boyle"
2014 The Millers Devin Episode: "Sex Ed Dolan"
2015 Weird Loners Eric Landowski 6 episodes
2015 Royal Pains Josh Dunlap Episode: "False Start"
2015 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Ferguson (voice) 5 episodes
2015 Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Iggy Episode: "Ranger and the Very Real Imaginary Friend"
2015 Supernatural Sully Episode: "Just My Imagination"
2016 Superstore Kyle Episode: "Spokesman Scandal"
2019 Fast Layne VIN (voice)
2022 Zootopia+ Officer Benjamin Clawhauser (voice) Episode: "So You Think You Can Prance?"


  1. ^ "People Search: TORRENCE, NATHAN born 12/01/1977". Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  2. ^ "Capital One Screamer Hails from Canton". October 30, 2005. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006."Ladies and Gentlemen: Sir Nate Torrence, Renknowned Thespian". The Civy Club Times. October 18, 2005.
  3. ^ Hibberd, James (May 18, 2010). "ABC's new fall schedule". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 20, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  4. ^ "Matthew Perry project a go at ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. January 12, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  5. ^ "Capital One Screamer Hails from Canton". October 30, 2005.[permanent dead link]

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