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      Brett Gelman

      Brett Gelman

      Highest Rated: 100% If Only (2019)

      Lowest Rated: 22% Awful Nice (2013)

      Birthday: Oct 6, 1976

      Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, USA

      Brett Gelman's cult comedy credentials were nearly unparalleled. After graduation from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Gelman joined the improv/sketch group Upright Citizens Brigade, and immediately began working at an impressive rate. He appeared in supporting or guest roles in numerous TV shows and feature films, all comedies, many of which were outlandish Comedy Central and Adult Swim TV shows. Gelman was also known for his appearances on multiple podcasts and his trademark scruffy beard. Born in 1976 in Highland Park, Illinois, Gelman saw the Marx Brothers film "Night at the Opera" (1935) at age 6, and decided that comedy was for him. After his stint at UNC, Winston-Salem he headed to UCB New York and quickly became ensconced in the cabal of comedians (including Amy Poelher, Rob Corddry, and Matt Besser) who were just beginning to make their presence known. Gelman's first professional onscreen appearance was in "Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story" (2004). The sports movie satire was a UCB affair, featuring many members of the troupe, including stars Rob Corddry and Paul Scheer. It premiered at the 2004 South by Southwest Film Festival where the film won the audience award, before being picked up for distribution then released in theaters two years later. Although his role was small, the die was cast. Over the next two years Gelman and frequent collaborator Jon C. Daly wrote, produced, and directed a number of music videos for their comedy rap duo Cracked Out, and in 2007 they released their EP The Fleetwood Crack for download. Also in 2007, Gelman appeared in "Watching the Detectives," starring Lucy Liu and Cillian Murphy and a supporting cast chock full of UCB talent. In the postmillennial comedy world, everybody took advantage of the podcast, and Gelman was no exception. He appeared regularly on Scott Aukerman's "Comedy, Bang! Bang!" podcast on Earwolf as well as the subsequent IFC TV series. In 2011 he premiered his own podcast, "Gelmania," also distributed on Earwolf. Still in 2011, Gelman also appeared in his first series regular role. Produced by Conan O'Brien and starring Chris Elliott, "Eagleheart" (Adult Swim, 2011-14) was an outrageous parody of "Walker, Texas Ranger" (CBS, 1993-2001) and other similar police procedurals. Gelman played Brett Mobley, dimwitted partner to Elliott's Marshall Chris Monsanto on their crime fighting adventures. After being cast in "Eagleheart," the floodgates opened. Gelman was a series regular on "The Inbetweeners" (MTV, 2012), a remake of the British show. The same year, he was also a regular on the Matthew Perry vehicle "Go On" (NBC, 2012). Unfortunately, neither show managed to find an audience, and both were cancelled after one season. Gelman appeared in a small part in the Ashton Kutcher film "Jobs" (2013), before coming back to TV with two more series roles in 2014. First, he appeared in the sitcom "Bad Teacher" (NBC, 2014), which also lasted only one season. He then joined the cast of "Married" (FX, 2014-), starring Nat Faxon and Judy Greer. Gelman was a series regular playing AJ, an intense and troubled recently divorced friend of Faxon's character, Russ.

      Highest rated movies

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      If Only
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      Jezebel
      Wild Nights With Emily poster Wild Nights With Emily Room for Rent poster Room for Rent Joshy poster Joshy Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile poster Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile DRIB poster
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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      72% 93% Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Mr. Grumps (Character) $46.5M 2022
      63% 79% Metal Lords Dr. Sylvester (Character) - 2022
      45% 37% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse Victor Rykov (Character) - 2021
      85% 84% Arlo the Alligator Boy Marcellus (Voice) - 2021
      89% 46% Jezebel Bobby (voice) (Character) - 2019
      100% No Score Yet If Only Unknown (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet If Only Bruce (Character) - 2019
      89% 56% Wild Nights With Emily Higginson (Character) $519.2K 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet End of the Line Big Man (Character) - 2018
      88% 55% Room for Rent Carl Lemay (Character) - 2017
      67% 57% DRIB Brady Thompson (Character) - 2017
      55% 34% Lemon Isaac (Character),
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $29.1K 2017
      36% 47% Flock of Dudes Howie (Character) - 2016
      81% 54% Joshy Greg (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pauline Alone Watch (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gregory Go Boom Tom (Character),
      Producer
      - 2013
      22% 36% Awful Nice Ivan (Character) - 2013
      45% 40% 30 Minutes or Less Pizza Boss (Character) $37.1M 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eat Unknown (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stick It in Detroit Hot Rod Johnson (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 52% Watching the Detectives Glenn (Character) - 2007

      TV

      Credit
      79% 91% Inside Job Magic Myc (Voice) 2021-2022
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2022
      92% 90% Stranger Things Murray (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 24% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Heart Arlo Marcellus (Voice) 2021
      No Score Yet 55% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Escape Room Guy (Guest Voice) 2020
      82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out With David Spade Guest 2019
      100% 93% Fleabag Martin (Character) 2016 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shatterbox Unknown (Character) 2019
      27% 22% Camping George (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 88% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2015-2017
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Hammer Throwing Man (Guest Voice) 2017
      No Score Yet 83% Twin Peaks: The Return Supervisor Burns (Guest Star) 2017
      80% 85% Budding Prospects Unknown (Character) 2017
      100% 84% Jeff & Some Aliens Jeff (Voice) 2017
      92% 69% Making History Paul Revere (Guest Star) 2017
      41% 56% Angel From Hell Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clarence Mr. Mozer (Guest Voice) 2016
      56% 72% Married AJ (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet 92% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      94% 96% Mad Men Daniel (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 66% The Odd Couple Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      94% 79% Fresh Off the Boat Dusty Nugget (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2014
      56% 35% Bad Teacher Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      100% 92% Adventure Time Ringmaster (Guest Voice) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eagleheart Brett Mobley (Character) 2011-2014
      81% 82% The League Gavin (Guest Star) 2011 2013
      No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      54% 70% Go On Mr. K (Character) 2012-2013
      81% 89% The Office The Magician (Guest Star) 2012
      92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Pig Parker (Guest Star) 2011
      76% 85% Happy Endings Carl (Guest Star) 2011
      100% No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents Performer (Character) 2010-2011
      57% 77% Californication Annoying Hipster (Guest Star) 2009