Patrick Kerr

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Patrick Kerr (born January 23, 1956) is an American actor, currently recurring as small town grocer "Mr. Johnson" on Apple TV's "The Big Door Prize" starring Chris O'Dowd.


Previously, he is best known for known for his recurring role as Noel Shempsky on Frasier for which he shared an SAG Award for "Best Ensemble" in a comedy. [1] He previously recurred as "Michael" on Curb Your Enthusiasm as a blind pianist and acquaintance of Larry, and on Lifetime's "Oh Baby", starring Cynthia Stevenson and Jessica Walter. His many other television appearances include among others, Friends, Seinfeld, Will and Grace, E.R., Law & Order, The Drew Carey Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and the Friends spin-off Joey. He also appeared in the Disney Channel's series Jessie as "Clement Brulee".

On Broadway he appeared as "Bennett" in a revival of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties" directed by Patrick Marber. Other Broadway appearances include a revival of Terrence McNally's "The Ritz" directed by Joe Mantello and "You Can't Take It with You" starring James Earl Jones directed by Scott Ellis. Off-Broadway work include's the Paul Rudnick play "Jeffrey" and Sarah Ruhl's "Stage Kiss." He has toured with "My Fair Lady" and a sit down production of "The Lion King" in Las Vegas. In regional theater he has worked at The Guthrie, Yale Rep, The Mark Taper Forum, Berkeley Rep (Bay Area Critics Award for "Best Supporting Actor"), American Rep Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, South Coast Repertory,and others. In 2007, he appeared in the short films Random Acts of Kindness, Die Hardly Working, Anklebiters, Girl Trouble, Goldfish, Time Upon A Once, and The Losers which were produced during the reality show On the Lot. He has a MFA from the Yale School of Drama.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Vaudeville Victor
1995 Stuart Saves His Family Makeover Artist
1995 Jeffrey Waiter / Actor / Policeman
1996 Ed Kirby
1999 George Lucas in Love Professor Short
2002 Wrong Way to Sundance Jenna's Assistant
2005 Domino DMV Manager
2009 He Likes Guys Larry Segment "Waiting for Yvette"
2014 Friends and Romans Mr. Rothman
2015 Anesthesia Jerry


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Law & Order Frank Durnan Episode: "Benevolence"
1993 Loving Harvey Episode #1.2596
1994 Acapulco H.E.A.T. Sergeant Saunders Episode: "Code Name: Ghosts"
1994 The George Carlin Show Mitchell Episode: "George Destroys a Way of Life"
1994 Love & War Moose Episode: "The Great Escape"
1994–2004 Frasier Noel Shempsky 22 episodes
1995 Star Trek: Voyager Bothan Episode: "Persistence of Vision"
1995 The Drew Carey Show Johnson 2 episodes
1995–1996 The Home Court Elephant Ed 2 episodes
1996 Friends The Restaurant Manager Episode: "The One with the Prom Video"
1996 The Parent 'Hood Mr. Cumberpatch Episode: "The Lost Weekend"
1996 Seinfeld La Forge - Clerk Episode: "The Bottle Deposit"
1996 Alien Nation: The Enemy Within Pursuer #1 Television film
1997 The Wonderful World of Disney Mr. Wood Episode: "Toothless"
1997 Veronica's Closet Todd Episode: "Veronica's Christmas Song"
1997–1998 3rd Rock from the Sun Irving 2 episodes
1998 The Brian Benben Show Ned Episode: "Brian's Got Back: Part 1"
1998–2000 Oh Baby Brad 20 episodes
1999 Maggie Winters Gil Episode: "Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut"
2000 The David Cassidy Story Magazine Photographer Television film
2000–2001 The Norm Show Mike 2 episodes
2000–2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm Michael / Blind Man 4 episodes
2001 When Billie Beat Bobby Rheo Television film
2002 Will & Grace Choral Director Episode: "A Chorus Lie"
2002 The Parkers Mr. Brooks Episode: "Food Fiasco"
2003 Yes, Dear Delivery Guy #1 Episode: "Trophy Husband"
2003 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Doubt Episode: "Soul Mates"
2003 Just Shoot Me! Clark Finkel Episode: "Rivals in Romance"
2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire Hootie Howell 3 episodes
2003 It's All Relative Ben Episode: "Artistic Differences"
2004 ER George Deakins 2 episodes
2005 Joey The Producer Episode: "Joey and the Wrong Name"
2006 Eve Phillip Episode: "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems"
2006 The New Adventures of Old Christine Peter Episode: "A Long Day's Journey Into Stan"
2006 Hannah Montana Simon Episode: "Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Play Favorites"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gregory Kimble Episode: "Way to Go"
2007 Crossing Jordan Conrad O'Dell Episode: "Faith"
2007 On the Lot Actor Episode: "14 Cut to 13 & 13 Directors Compete"
2013 Jessie Clement Brulee Episode: "All the Knight Moves"
2013 Elementary Simon Episode: "Poison Pen"
2020 Little America Frank Episode: "The Baker"
2022 Search Party Dr. Lombardo Episode: "Genesis"
2023 The Big Door Prize Mr. Johnson 5 episodes


  1. ^ "Patrick Kerr". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-01-21.

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