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Brian Posehn

Highest Rated:   78% Surf's Up (2007)
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Best known for his trademark deadpan delivery and behind-the-mic evocations of the stoner mentality, Sacramento-born stand-up comedian, character actor, and television mainstay Brian Posehn graduated from Sonoma Valley High School in 1984 before cultivating his schtick at age 21 as a "road comic" in contests across the country and with appearances on MTV's 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour. Many small-screen turns followed, including bit parts on Seinfeld (as Artie, a patient in the episode where Kramer "contracts" gonorrhea) and Friends. In two roles with a slightly higher profile, Posehn joined the Mr. Show sketch comedy troupe on HBO and became a periodic fixture on NBC's Just Shoot Me, as mail clerk Kevin Liotta. Posehn occasionally contributed as well to Comedy Central's Jerky Boys-like puppetcast Crank Yankers. A handful of big-screen roles followed, including that of a store clerk in the yuk-yuk (Jim Carrey-less) comedy sequel Dumb and Dumberer (2003), Jimmy in Rob Zombie's 2005 splatterfest The Devil's Rejects, and a spot as himself in Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic. As an offshoot of Mr. Show, Posehn teamed with Bob Odenkirk and many others to co-author the script of 2002's Run Ronnie Run!, a project intended for the big screen (ala Jackass: The Movie) but disastrously reedited and all but disowned by its creators. Following The Devil's Rejects, Posehn signed on to provide a voice for helmer Mr. Lawrence's second directorial outing (which Rob Zombie scripted), 2007's animated The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. He had some prior experience, via his voice work on a number of animated series, including Mission Hill, 3 South, and several Adult Swim projects. Something of an underground, counterculture figure, Posehn -- a self-proclaimed "metal head" and comic-book devotee -- is good friends with the gifted Southern California-based comic Patton Oswalt (whom he joined on the Comedians of Comedy tour) and, more tellingly, with Anthrax's Scott Ian (with whom he collaborated on the tongue-in-cheek song, "Metal by Numbers.") Posehn has been married to comic Melanie Truhett since 2004.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants)
  • Mr. Rected
2017
50% Uncle Nick
  • Uncle Nick
  • Producer
2015
No Score Yet Hell & Back
  • Cleb the Carny
$0.2M 2015
No Score Yet Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope
  • Actor
2015
63% The Five-Year Engagement
  • Tarquin
$28.7M 2012
No Score Yet Lloyd The Conqueror
  • Andy
2011
40% The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
  • Murray the Robot
2009
No Score Yet Nerdcore Rising
  • Actor
2008
66% Smiley Face
  • Bus Driver
2007
63% Super High Me
  • Actor
2007
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Wedding Minister
$131.8M 2007
78% Surf's Up
  • Glen Maverick
$58.9M 2007
No Score Yet Undead or Alive
  • Ben
2007
No Score Yet Comedians of Comedy - Live at the Troubador
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Re-Animated
  • Crocco
2006
65% Sleeping Dogs Lie
  • Randy
2006
44% The Comedians of Comedy
  • Actor
2005
53% The Devil's Rejects
  • Jimmy
$17M 2005
32% Eulogy
  • Video Store Clerk
$42.3k 2004
10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
  • Store Clerk
$26.1M 2003
13% Sorority Boys
  • Haggard Alum
$10.2M 2002
71% Run Ronnie Run!
  • Screenwriter
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Performer
  • Panelist
  • Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Bert
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
88% W/ Bob and David
2015
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet World's Funniest Fails
2015
  • Panelist
  • 2015
93% New Girl
2011
  • Biology Teacher
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Immortalized
2013
  • Judge
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Jeselnik Offensive
2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
21% Anger Management
2012
  • Screenwriter
  • 2012
No Score Yet John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show
2010-2013
  • Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
75% The Sarah Silverman Program
2007-2010
  • Brian
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Actor
  • 2008
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
  • 2008
  • 2002
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Artie
  • 1998
No Score Yet Mr. Show With Bob and David
1995-1998
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail
2014
  • Performer

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