Regan Burns

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Regan Burns
Born (1968-06-13) June 13, 1968 (age 49)
Fort Benning, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Burns (m. 1995)
Children 2

Regan Burns (born June 13, 1968) is an American actor and comedian. He is known for various small roles in TV commercials and programs. Burns's humor is often characterized by his high, enthusiastic voice tone and somewhat gawky, wide-eyed facial expressions. He often appears in the British "Dave and Brad" adverts of the Vehicle company Enterprise Rent-A-Car.


Burns hosted the game show Oblivious, in which Burns acted as someone or something (an artist or golf instructor, for instance) and asked a contestant a series of five questions in conversation. The contestant wouldn't realize it was a hoax until all questions had been asked. They would then receive money for answering questions.

Burns's other work include commentary for several E! shows. He played the arsonist Alan Shepard on Comedy Central's Halfway Home and plays a recurring character on Fox News Channel's The 1/2 Hour News Hour. He also appeared as a citizen of Reno, Nevada in the Reno 911! episode The Tanning Booth Incident and had a cameo in the direct-to-DVD movie Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control as a lab tech.

His work is mainly seen in TV commercials, as he has appeared in various ads for Arby's, Capital One, Volkswagen, Holiday Inn, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Boston Pizza, Ooma, and others. Burns has also played "Beerman" in commercials for Coors Light. He appeared in the Back to You episode "A Gentleman Always Leads," which aired October 10, 2007.

In December 2007, he appeared as a cashier in a corporate stunt by Burger King titled "Whopper Freakout" where a United States Burger King franchise informs its customers the signature Whopper has been discontinued.[1] He also appeared as a director in a second-season episode of Supernatural.

In July 2010, Burns appeared in an episode of Disney Channel's Sonny With a Chance. He has also appeared in an episode of Disney XD's I'm in the Band. In August 2010, Burns appeared in Zeke and Luther.

Since March 2009, Burns has been a regular film review contributor (usually Thursday or Fridays) on The Marc Germain Show, on Since 2012, Burns has starred as Bennett James in Dog with a Blog.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Best Man? Lance Short film
2001 The Gristle Mr. Alden
2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Laboratory Worker #3
2009 3 Days Blind Van
2011 The Lutefisk Wars Marty Ramstad
2011 Some Guy Who Kills People Ronald Howell
2011 God Bless America Michael Fuller
2012 Wrong Mike
2012 Queens of Country Dr. Bauer
2012 Kidnap Party Clayton Slater


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Suddenly Susan Jeff "One Man's Intervention Is Another Man's Tupperware Party" (Season 3, Episode 14)
1999 The Thirteenth Year Joe Television film
1999 The Drew Carey Show Office Guy #2 "Y2K, You're Okay" (Season 5, Episode 1)
1999 Chicago Hope Orderly "Y' Gotta Have Heart" (Season 6, Episode 2)
1999 Jesse Patient "Students Get Flu/Carrie at Zoo/Monkey Throw Poo" (Season 2, Episode 3)
2000 Rude Awakening Vic
  • "On the Rocks with a Twist of Limey" (Season 2, Episode 18)
  • "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" (Season 2, Episode 19)
2000 Get Real Instructor #2 "Saved" (Season 1, Episode 16)
2000 3rd Rock from the Sun Security Guard "Dick Strikes Out" (Season 5, Episode 16)
2000 Malcolm & Eddie Howard "Double Play" (Season 4, Episode 20)
2000 Titus Officer Charlie Regan
  • "Dave Moves Out" (Season 1, Episode 3)
  • "Episode Eleven" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm Security Guard "Beloved Aunt" (Season 1, Episode 8)
2001 Cedric the Coach Television film
2001 Three Sisters Dan "Blame the Messenger" (Season 1, Episode 11)
2001 The Hughleys Mr. Franklin / Rudy the Dummy "Road Rage" (Season 3, Episode 20)
2001 The Ellen Show Officer B. Arthur
  • "Walden Pond" (Season 1, Episode 2)
  • "Joe" (Season 1, Episode 7)
2001 The Mind of the Married Man "Cold Splash of Truth" (Season 1, Episode 10)
2001–2002 Once and Again Engineer
  • "Destiny Turns on the Radio" (Season 3, Episode 5)
  • "One Step (Parent) Backward" (Season 3, Episode 15)
2004 All That Episode: "Drake Bell"
2004 The District Scuba Guy "The Black Widow Maker" (Season 4, Episode 18)
2004 Malcolm in the Middle Middle Aged Man "Experiment" (Season 5, Episode 18)
2004 Oliver Beene School Photographer "Superhero" (Season 2, Episode 11)
2004 Without a Trace Patient "Thou Shalt Not..." (Season 3, Episode 2)
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation James Billmeyer "Iced" (Season 5, Episode 23)
2005 Sports Central Correspondent Television film
2005-2008 Rodney Gary
  • "Rodney Takes a Ship" (Season 1, Episode 19)
  • "Rodney's Biggest Fan" (Season 2, Episode 17)
  • "Waiting for Himelfarb" (Season 2, Episode 20)
2006 Untitled Paul Reiser Project Brian Urtzgalanger Television film
2006 Boston Legal Stan "Too Much Information" (Season 2, Episode 13)
2007 Supernatural McG "Hollywood Babylon" (Season 2, Episode 18)
2007 Halfway Home Alan Shepherd 10 episodes
2007 The 1/2 Hour News Hour Tim Davenport / Live Earth Reporter 7 episodes
2007 Back to You Mr. Robbins "A Gentleman Always Leads" (Season 1, Episode 4)
2007–2008 Zoey 101 Mr. Berringer
  • "Paige at PCA" (Season 3, Episode 18)
  • "Rollercoaster" (Season 4, Episode 11)
2008 Las Vegas Driving School Instructor "Secrets, Lies and Lamaze" (Season 5, Episode 14)
2008 Reno 911! Youth Group Leader / Snake Bite "Victim"
  • "The Wall" (Season 5, Episode 8)
  • "The Tanning Booth Incident" (Season 5, Episode 11)
2008 'Til Death Dan "Dreamguys" (Season 3, Episode 3)
2009 How I Met Your Mother Producer "The Possimpible" (Season 4, Episode 14)
2009 Gary Unmarried Car Salesman "Gary Gives Sasha His Full Attention" (Season 2, Episode 10)
2010 I'm in the Band Mr. Morton "Geezers Rock" (Season 1, Episode 13)
2010 Notes from the Underbelly "Baby on Board" (Season 2, Episode 9)
2010 Svetlana Sven "You're Svencome" (Season 1, Episode 7)
2010 Zeke and Luther Mitch "Super Shredder" (Season 2, Episode 17)
2010 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Swim Club Manager "Mac and Charlie: White Trash" (Season 6, Episode 5)
2010 Sonny with a Chance Ryan Loughlin
  • "Sonny with a Secret" (Season 2, Episode 12)
  • "Sonny with a Choice" (Season 2, Episode 24)
2011 Weeds Witold "Game-Played" (Season 7, Episode 3)
2011 State of Georgia Director "Foot in the Door" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2011 Wizards of Waverly Place Everett Appleton "Get Along, Little Zombie" (Season 4, Episode 23)
2012–2015 Dog with a Blog Bennett James Series Regular; 69 episodes
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Brad Ross "History" (Season 4, Episode 15)
2013 Happy Endings Connie "Deuce Babylove 2: Electric Babydeuce" (Season 3, Episode 22)
2015 Melissa & Joey Officer Calhoun "You Say You Want an Ovulation" (Season 4, Episode 12)
2015 Major Crimes Jim Norton "A Rose Is a Rose" (Season 4, Episode 1)
2015 2 Broke Girls Dannon "And the Wrecking Ball" (Season 5, Episode 1)
2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Wilford "Malin Akerman Wears a Black Blouse and Cropped Jeans" (Season 5, Episode 17)


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