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Kevin Nealon



With his dry wit and popular characters a mainstay of Saturday Night Live for his enduring, record-setting nine-year stint (1986-1995) on the equally enduring late-night comedy television staple, Kevin Nealon shattered the public's funny bone with such popular characterizations as Subliminal Man and over-muscled meathead Hanz (alongside Dana Carvey's Franz) in addition to his popular stint as anchorman for that series' satirical news segment, Weekend Update. Aside from Tim Meadows, Nealon holds the record for longest-running cast member to appear in consecutive seasons in the show's long-running existence.

Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT, Nealon took interest in sports and art in high school, gaining early attention as a performer in numerous local garage bands. Later attending Sacred Heart University and graduating with a degree in marketing, Nealon traveled the U.S. and Europe after completing his education. Capping his worldly exploits with a series of odd jobs, Nealon began performing as a standup comedian in the late '70s while working as a bartender at the Hollywood's Improv. Attempting to elevate his standup career to the next level, Nealon began making appearances on television commercials and talk shows. Joining the Not Ready for Primetime players in the 1986 season, the funnyman quickly shot to the front of the line with his likeable, smirky persona and memorable character creations, and he remained a member of the cast for nearly a decade. In addition to his Saturday Night Live duties, Nealon also began appearing in bit roles in such features as Roxanne (1987), All I Want for Christmas (1991), and, later, Happy Gillmore (1996). A curiosity among SNL alumni in that he didn't attempt a starring vehicle based on any characters he created for the show, Nealon instead opted for transferring his unique dry humor to the silver screen without lugging excess SNL baggage along for the ride.

Upon his departure from SNL in 1996, it seemed as if Nealon may have finally been ready for prime time. Joining the cast of Champs that same year proved a disappointment as the show was canceled after less than one season, but Nealon persisted and has since gone on to appear in several of his SNL cast mates' features including Adam Sandler's Little Nicky (2000) and David Spade's Joe Dirt (2001). In addition to his comedy career, Nealon is a dedicated and outspoken champion of animal rights through his association with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).



He went on to appear in Master of Disguise, Anger Management, and Daddy Day Care before landing the part of Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, a show he stayed on for multiple seasons. During that time, he continued to appear in major motion pictures that usually starred other SNL alumni. Highlights include You Don't Mess With the Zohan and Just Go With It. He voiced the main character on the short-lived animated series Glenn Martin, DDS.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Gary Sikes (Label Photographer)
2016
No Score Yet Ghost Squad
  • Russ
2015
72% I Am Chris Farley
  • Actor
2015
14% Blended
  • Eddy
2014
12% Walk Of Shame
  • Chopper Steve
2014
No Score Yet Dying To Do Letterman
  • Actor
2014
36% Misery Loves Comedy
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet And They're Off...
  • Mike Bensinger
2011
0% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
  • Gary
2011
18% Just Go with It
  • Adon
2011
No Score Yet Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out! - Live from Hollywood
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2009
31% Aliens in the Attic
  • Stuart Pearson
2009
51% Get Smart
  • CIA Agent
2008
38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan
  • Kevin
2008
No Score Yet Remarkable Power!
  • Jack West
2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Lost & Found: SNL in the 80s
  • Actor
2008
16% Grandma's Boy
  • Mr. Cheezle
2006
79% The Aristocrats
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch
  • Kevin Wongle
2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live 25 (SNL25: 25 Years of Laughs)
  • Actor
2004
44% Good Boy!
  • Mr. Baker
2003
27% Daddy Day Care
  • Bruce
2003
43% Anger Management
  • Sam
2003
12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights
  • Mayor
2002
76% Comedian
  • Himself
2002
1% The Master of Disguise
  • White Collar Executive
2002
11% Joe Dirt
  • Greasy Mechanic
2001
53% Heartbreakers
  • Man at the Bar
2001
No Score Yet These Old Broads
  • Roger
2001
22% Little Nicky
  • Gatekeeper
2000
53% Cecil B. Demented
  • Himself
2000
No Score Yet Bar Hopping
  • Chuckie
2000
No Score Yet Kill the Man
  • Albino Advocate
1999
67% The Wedding Singer
  • Mr. Simms
1998
No Score Yet Principal Takes a Holiday
  • Fitz
1998
60% Happy Gilmore
  • Gary Potter
1996
68% Jeffrey
  • TV Reporter
1995
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of 1993
  • Actor
1994
33% Coneheads
  • Senator
1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of 1992
  • Actor
1993
0% All I Want for Christmas
  • Tony Boer
1991
89% Roxanne
  • Drunk
1987
No Score Yet Hot Shots
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Hot Shot
  • Actor
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet 'Til Death
2006-2010
  • Stephen Redford Stephen
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Brand X with Russell Brand
2012-2013
  • Guest
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Doug Wilson
No Score Yet Deal With It
2013-2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
Fat Actress
2005
  • Actor
Monk
2002-2009
  • Wurster
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
Lass es, Larry!
2000-2011
  • Actor
21% Man With a Plan
2016
  • Don Burns
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet First Impressions with Dana Carvey
2016
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Host

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