Neil Casey

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Neil Casey
BornJuly 28, 1981 (1981-07-28) (age 37)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, comedian, television writer, theatre director, playwright
Years active2005–present
Notable work
Saturday Night Live

Neil Casey (born July 28, 1981) is an American actor, comedian, television writer, theatre director and playwright best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live and Inside Amy Schumer. He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series both in 2013 for writing on SNL and in 2014 for Inside Amy Schumer. In 2016 he played the villain, Rowan North in the film Ghostbusters.[1] He also co-starred in the Fox sitcom Making History.

Career[edit]

Casey graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in English, including a concentration in drama and minoring in Theatre.[2][3] He started his career in theatre in 2001 and worked at UCB Theatre, where he has also taught since 2007. He directed, wrote, and acted in several shows at the theatre.[3]

Acting career[edit]

In 2015, Casey starred in the Yahoo! Screen series Other Space, created by Paul Feig.[4]

In July 2015, Casey was cast in his first breakthrough film, Ghostbusters, the reboot of the 1984 film, playing a villain named Rowan.[5] The film was shot in Boston, directed by Paul Feig, and stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones in the lead roles. Ghostbusters was released on July 15, 2016 by Sony Pictures Entertainment.[6]

In 2017, Casey began co-starring opposite Adam Pally in the Fox time-travel comedy Making History; he played the role of Sam Adams.[7]

Writing career[edit]

In 2012, Casey was hired to write comedy sketches for Saturday Night Live's season 38.[8] He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series at the 65th show in 2013.[9] He was also nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award in 2013 and 2015 in the category of Comedy/Variety (including talk) series.[10][11]

In 2014, Casey was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series at the 66th show for his work on Inside Amy Schumer.[12] He was also nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award in 2014 in the category of Comedy/Variety (including talk) series.[10]

In 2015, Casey wrote for the third season of Kroll Show.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Cufflinks Short
2007 What If There's Bears? Short
2007 Oswald's Last Wish Oswald Short
2007 Ghostly Business The Buyer Short
2008 Secret Santa Buttplugs Short
2009 Checkmates Short
2009 Mystery Team Broken Man
2009 The Tetris God Devotee Short
2010 Mind Ride: Part 1 Short
2010 Mind Ride: Part 2 Short
2010 The Rest of Caesar Stan Short
2012 Baby Congress (voice) Short
2012 The Lost Takes: When Harry Met Sally Short
2012 Gator Farm Neil Short
2013 Security Questions Short
2014 Fort Tilden Ebb
2014 Limbos Eugene Short
2014 Adult Beginners Neil
2014 I'm Obsessed with You Flamboyant Fan
2016 Ghostbusters Rowan North
2018 A Futile and Stupid Gesture Brian McConnachie
2019 Greener Grass Dennis

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 My Wife, the Ghost Glenn DeKamp Short
2005 Cat News Rob Thompson Short
2006 Munchies Bit 1 episode
2006 The Incredible Drunk Mr. K Short, 2 episodes
2007–2008 Fat Guy Stuck in Internet Bit 16 episodes
2009 The Whitest Kids U' Know Teacher 1 episode
2009 Pitchin' Nightmares Short, 1 episode
2009 The Bartender Short, 1 episode
2009 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Gary the Drunk Office Party Guy 1 episode
2011 Diamonds Wow! Short, 1 episode
2011 CollegeHumor Originals Blacksmith 1 episode
2009–2012 UCB Comedy Originals 4 episodes
2014 Broad City Killan Casey 1 episode
2014 Playing House Mr. Casey 1 episode
2014 Inside Amy Schumer Cocktail Bartender / Mr. Peanut / Liam / Montgomery 4 episodes
2014–2015 The League Neal/Neil 2 episode
2014 Marry Me Fred 1 episode
2015 Kroll Show Prosecutor / Hacktivist / Neil / Hellscape Head 5 episodes
2015 Other Space Kent Woolworth 8 episodes
2015 Veep Matty Curtis 1 episode
2015 The Untitled Web Series That Morgan Evans Is Doing for MTV Frank 1 episode
2016–2018 Animals. Various voices 8 episodes
2017 Making History Sam Adams 7 episodes
2017 Superstore Tim 1 episode
2017 The President Show Mary Trump / Andrew Jackson 2 episodes
2017 Adam Ruins Everything Director Episode: "Adam Ruins Conspiracy Theories"
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Golf Club Waiter Episode: "Thank You for Your Service"
2017 Do You Want to See a Dead Body? Dead Guy Episode: "A Body and Some Pants (with Michaela Watkins)"
2017–2018 Big Mouth Lars / various voices 10 episodes
2018 Santa Clarita Diet Goran 1 episode
2018 Silicon Valley Colin 3 episodes

As writer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2006 The Incredible Drunk 2 episodes
2006 Cufflinks Short film
2008 Secret Santa Buttplugs Short film
2012–2013 Saturday Night Live 19 episodes
2013 Security Questions Short film
2014 Inside Amy Schumer 10 episodes
2015 Kroll Show 5 episodes
2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return 1 episode
2017 The President Show 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gettell, Oliver (July 7, 2015). "'Ghostbusters' reboot casts 'SNL' alum Neil Casey as villain". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Cormier, Ryan (April 24, 2015). "Wilmington's Neil Casey: From 'SNL' to 'Other Space'". delawareonline.com. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Neil Casey's profile by UCB Theatre". ucbcomedy.com. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Anthony Atamanuik & Neil Casey workshops". slapdashfestival.co.uk. June 11, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Hipes, Patrick (July 7, 2015). "'Ghostbusters' Reboot Finds Its Bad Guy: Neil Casey". deadline.com. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 5, 2015). "Sony Dates 16 Films Including Two More 'Bad Boys' Sequels, 'Jumanji' Remake". Variety. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 8, 2016). "'Making History' Casts Its John Hancock, Sam Adams (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  8. ^ Frucci, Adam (September 6, 2012). "UCB's Neil Casey Hired as a Writer at 'SNL'". splitsider.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "65th Primetime Emmys Nominees and Winners". emmys.com. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Previous Nominees & Winners". wga.org. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  11. ^ "2015 Nominees & Winners". wga.org. Archived from the original on September 1, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  12. ^ "66th Primetime Emmys Nominees and Winners". emmys.com. Retrieved July 16, 2015.

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