Toby Huss

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Toby Huss
Toby Huss @ Bowery Ballroom (February, 2012).jpg
Huss in 2012
Born (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 55)
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present
Children1

Tobias Huss (born December 9, 1966) is an American actor, known for portraying Artie in the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993–1996). He is also known for his voice-over work on the long-running animated series King of the Hill (1997–2010) as Kahn Souphanousinphone and Cotton Hill, and his role as Felix "Stumpy" Dreifuss on HBO's Carnivàle (2003–2005).[1] He played John Bosworth on the AMC original period drama Halt and Catch Fire.[2]

Early life[edit]

Huss was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Gerald and Elma Huss. His father was a high school chemistry teacher, and his mother was a cosmetics sales representative.[3][4] He attended the University of Iowa,[3] where he participated in No Shame Theatre before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.[5]

Career[edit]

Huss at SF Sketchfest in 2016

In the early 1990s, Huss appeared in network promos for MTV, playing odd characters, including a crooner known at the time as Ol' Two Eyes, who sang lounge-singer versions of Dr. Dre's "Dre Day", Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain", Pearl Jam's "Jeremy", and Onyx's hit "Slam"; a James Bond-like spy named Cobalt; a leather fetishist with an abnormal affection for goats; a flannel-wearing doofus; and an angry redneck named Reverend Tex Stoveheadbottom, who delivered fast-talking and descriptively detailed non sequitur tirades that usually included the phrase, "Go to Hell!"

Other roles include the voices of Cotton Hill and Kahn Souphanousinphone on King of the Hill and "the Wiz", a boyfriend of Elaine Benes in the episode "The Junk Mail" of Seinfeld. From his parodies of Frank Sinatra, which were featured in the films Vegas Vacation and Down Periscope, Huss has created a Sinatra-inspired character named Rudy Casoni.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Huss is a single father and has one daughter, named Charlotte.[6] In July 2014, Huss sold his home in Highland Park for $850,000.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Adventures of Roo Pat Schliesman Short film
1989 Zadar! Cow From Hell Clerk
1994 Hand Gun Ted
1995 The Basketball Diaries Kenny
1996 Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All-Girl Bookie Joint Sammy Cybernowski
Down Periscope Nitro
Beavis and Butt-head Do America TV Thief #2, Concierge, Bellboy, Make TV Reporter (voices)
Dear God Doubting Thomas Minister
Jerry Maguire Steve Remo
1997 Vegas Vacation Fake I.D. Salesman Uncredited
1998 Still Breathing Cameron
Shock Television Donut Shop Patron
1999 The Wetonkawa Flash
The Mod Squad Red
Clubland Rastus
2000 Bedazzled Various Characters
A Good Baby AmeriShine (voice)
2001 Human Nature Puff's Father
Beyond the City Limits Dykes
2002 The Country Bears Tennessee O'Neal (voice)
2006 Rescue Dawn Spook
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Glen
Balls of Fury Groundskeeper
Have Dreams, Will Travel Deputy Raymond Ward
2009 World's Greatest Dad Bert Green
Cryptic Lee
2010 Furry Vengeance Wilson
Alpha and Omega Truck Stop Employee
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Roy Murphy
God Bless America Man With Cellphone
2013 Bad Milo! Dr. Yeager
42 Clyde Sukeforth
Hair Brained Whittman Moderator
R.I.P.D. Deado (voice)
Enough Said Peter
2014 The Occupants Father
2015 The Invitation Dr. Joseph
Little Boy Colonel Bob
Equals George
Martyrs Fenton
2016 In a Valley of Violence Harris
Havenhurst Wayne
Ghostbusters Officer Stevenson
All the Way Governor Paul B. Johnson Jr.
Buster's Mal Heart Deputy Winston
Heaven's Floor Ed
2017 Girlfriend's Day Betcher
Take Me Officer Judkins
2018 The Front Runner Billy Broadhurst
Destroyer Gil Lawson
Halloween Ray Nelson
City of Lies Detective Fred Miller
2019 Sword of Trust Hog Jaws
2020 Horse Girl Joe
The Rental Taylor
2021 Copshop Anthony Lamb
Birds of Paradise Scott Sanders (voice)
2022 Blonde Whitey Post-production
TBA Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Not yet released Nick Yankovic Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993–1996 The Adventures of Pete & Pete Artie, the Strongest Man in the World 11 episodes
1995–1999 NewsRadio Jack Frost, Junior, Guard #2 3 episodes
1997 Seinfeld Jack, The Wiz Episode: "The Junk Mail"
1997–2010 King of the Hill Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr., Cotton Hill, Additional voices 150 episodes
1998 The Army Show Cpl. Rusty Link 13 episodes
1999 Hercules Additional voices Episode: "Hercules and the Aetolian Amphora"
1999–2000 The Martin Short Show Himself Writer
63 episodes
2000–2002 Nikki Jupiter Series regular; 41 episodes
2001 The Angry Beavers Rikki / Pirate Rats (voice) Episode: "Beavemaster/Deck Poops"
2002 Home Movies Coach / FPC Floating Head (voice) Episode: "Shore Love"
2002–2003 One on One Hank 5 episodes
2003 Windy City Heat Ansel Adams Television film
2003–2005 Carnivàle Felix "Stumpy" Dreifuss 24 episodes
2003–2020 Reno 911! Big Mike, General Lee 17 episodes
2004 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Ernie Devlin, Shado (voices) 4 episodes
Pilot Season Stewart Miniseries
2004–2006 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Ernie Devlin, Shado the Brain Thief (voices) 4 episodes
2005 The Office Todd Packer (voice) Episode: "Pilot"
2006 Help Me Help You Lenny 2 episodes
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Charlie Episode: "The Freak Book"
2008 30 Rock Deutsche Stimme (voice) Episode: "218"
The Riches P.I. Chet Landry 2 episodes
2008–2018 The Venture Bros. Scaramantula, General Treister, Copy-Cat (voices) 7 episodes
2009 In the Motherhood Goose Episode: "Bully"
Bollywood Hero Jeff Hacker 1 episode
The Goode Family Clyde 2 episodes
Hung Cliff Episode: "Thith Ith a Prothetic or You Cum Just Right"
2010 Criminal Minds Frank Lynch Episode: "Mosley Lane"
Childrens Hospital Old Timey Psychiatrist 1 episode
2011 Bob's Burgers Robber (voice) Episode: "Hamburger Dinner Theater"
The League Flanagan the Drug Dealer Episode: "The Out of Towner"
Shameless Steve's Boss Episode: "Father Frank, Full of Grace"
Mr. Sunshine Travis Episode: "Ben and Vivian"
Adventure Time Booboo, Commander in Movie (voices) Episode: "Heat Signature"
Beavis and Butt-head Todd Ianuzzi, Henry (voices) 2 episodes
Rip City Ronnie Television film
2011–2013 The Cleveland Show Tutor, Dodgers Coach (voices) 2 episode
2011–2012 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Mr. Yeung, Snow Leopard (voices) 2 episodes
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jeff Levitt, Frank Sinatra Episode: "It Was a Very Good Year"
The New Normal Farmer Mark Episode: "Pardon Me"
2013 Anger Management Tom Episode: "Charlie and the Ex-Patient"
Newsreaders Peter Ruby Episode: "Fit Town, Fat Town"
NTSF:SD:SUV E-Cigarette Smoking Man Episode: "Extra Terrorist-rial"
Brickleberry Aubrey (voice) Episode: "Tailer Park"
Key & Peele Shoeshine Customer 1 episode
The Arrangement Dizzy Pagliouci Television film
2013–2015 Sanjay and Craig Farmer Larry, Announcer, Steve the Pizza Mascot, Cop, Shopper, Additional voices 7 episodes
2014 The Spoils of Babylon Seymore Lunts 2 episodes
Garfunkel & Oates Tom Episode: "Road Warriors"
2014–2017 Halt and Catch Fire John Bosworth 38 episodes
2015 Mom Bill the tow truck driver Episode: "Cheeseburger Salad and Jazz"
2017 Colony Bob Burke Recurring role
Feud: Bette and Joan Frank Sinatra 2 episodes
Brockmire Johnny the Hat 5 episodes
Veep Quartie Sturges 2 episodes
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Warden Granville 2 episodes
2018 Sacred Lies Kevin Groth (aka "The Prophet") Series regular
Harvey Birdman: Attorney General Ernie Devlin (voice) 1 episode
2019 The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Caesar, Cruelius Sneezer (voices) Episode: "Captain Underpants and the Crazy Caustic Spray of the Contagious Cruelius Sneezer"
GLOW J. J. "Tex" McCready 3 episodes
2019–2021 Dickinson Edward Dickinson Main role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity Additional voices
2000 King of the Hill Kahn Souphanousinphone, Cotton Hill

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Himself/Guest Episode: "277"

Discography[edit]

  • S'no Balls (2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Everleth, Mike (April 18, 2013). "Cinemad Podcast: Toby Huss". Underground Film Journal. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  2. ^ Bell, Shavonne (June 2014). "Halt and Catch Fire Q&A – Toby Huss (John Bosworth)". AMC Network Entertainment LLC. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b Nathan Southern (2014). "Toby Huss - Biography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "An interview with Toby Huss". The Original Van Gogh's Ear Anthology. September 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Rovi. "Toby Huss Biography". Fandango. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  6. ^ O'Neal, Sean (September 4, 2019). "How Toby Huss Became Hollywood's Favorite Fake Texan". Texas Monthly.
  7. ^ Beale, Lauren (July 3, 2014). "Toby Huss of 'Halt and Catch Fire' lists house in Highland Park". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 31, 2020.

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