Adam DeVine

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Adam DeVine
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DeVine at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
BornAdam Patrick DeVine
(1983-11-07) November 7, 1983 (age 30)
Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
OccupationComedian, actor, producer, writer
Years active2005–present
 
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Not to be confused with Adam Levine.
Adam DeVine
Adam Devine 2013 (cropped).jpg
DeVine at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
BornAdam Patrick DeVine
(1983-11-07) November 7, 1983 (age 30)
Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
OccupationComedian, actor, producer, writer
Years active2005–present

Adam Patrick DeVine (born November 7, 1983[1][2]) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and voice actor. He is a star and creator of the Comedy Central series Workaholics and Adam DeVine's House Party.

Early life[edit]

DeVine was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to Dennis and Penny DeVine.[2] He graduated from Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska in 2002. He attended Orange Coast College along with friend and fellow cast member Blake Anderson.[3] He studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and later moved to Los Angeles where he began working as a stand up comedian and actor.[4][5] In June 1995, when he was 11 years old, he was hit by a 42-ton cement truck while walking his bike across the street, resulting in multiple fractures to both his legs that required multiple surgeries over three years; it took two years for him to learn to walk again.[6][7]

Career[edit]

In 2006, DeVine and friends Blake Anderson, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck formed the sketch-comedy group Mail Order Comedy. Although they toured together live, the group found greater success on websites such as Myspace and YouTube. The G4 series Attack of the Show! featured "Wizards Never Die", a music video by Mail Order Comedy (as "The Wizards"), in April 2008.[5] Purple Magic, a music album by "The Wizards" containing 14 tracks, was released on April 1, 2009.[8] Comedy Central's original series, Workaholics premiered on April 6, 2011, and stars DeVine, Anderson, and Holm and co-stars Newacheck, all of whom also serve as series creators and executive producers.

DeVine had small roles in Mama's Boy (2007) and National Lampoon's The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2009). He had a recurring role on the television series Samantha Who?. He also appeared on an episode of the Fox show Traffic Light (2011). In season 4 of Community (2013), he played a small role as William Winger, Jr., Jeff's half-brother. In the first episode of Arrested Development's fourth season, he played an airport ticket attendant alongside his Workaholics co-stars. He co-starred as Bumper in the 2012 musical comedy film Pitch Perfect. For this performance, he won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain and one nomination for Choice Movie Breakout.[9][10] DeVine has appeared in SimCity video game trailers as "The Mayor".

DeVine is the voice artist for the character Pizza Steve in the Cartoon Network animated series Uncle Grandpa, which premiered on September 2, 2013. He stars in his own Comedy Central series, Adam DeVine's House Party, which debuted in October 2013.[11] He also appears in a recurring role on season 5 of the ABC network sitcom Modern Family as Andy, the Pritchett family's nanny.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Mama's BoyAlhorn
2009Ratko: The Dictator's SonChris
2011National Lampoon's 301: The Legend of Awesomest MaximusEphor 1
2012Pitch PerfectBumperTeen Choice Award for Best Villain
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout
2014NeighborsBeer Pong Guy #1Cameo
2015Pitch Perfect 2BumperFilming
2015The Final GirlsKurtFilming
2015The InternFilming

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006–2008Crossbows & MustachesSteve Wolf / Steve Jobs10 episodes
Also co-creator, writer, executive producer
2007Nick Cannon Presents: Short CircuitzTeenEpisode: "1.1"
2007The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie WoodmanTobyEpisode: "Dykes Like Us"
2008Special DeliveryHimselfEpisode: "Strike a Pose"
2008420 Special: Attack of the Show! from JamaicaBull DoozerTV movie
2008The Dude's HouseHimself3 episodes
Also co-creator, writer, executive producer
2008Frank TVWaiter / Jack Gerber2 episodes
20085th YearHimself5 episodes
2009Better Off TedJoshEpisode: "Win Some, Dose Some"
2009Samantha Who?Tyler2 episodes
2011Traffic LightTobeyEpisode: "Stealth Bomber"
2011–presentWorkaholicsAdam DeMampAlso co-creator, writer, executive producer
2012Tron: UprisingGalt (voice)Episode: "Identity"
2013CommunityWillyEpisode: "Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations"
2013Arrested DevelopmentStarskyEpisode: "Flight of the Phoenix"
2013Comedy Bang! Bang!NickEpisode: "Sarah Silverman Wears a Black Dress with a White Collar"
2013Super Fun NightJasonEpisode: "Pilot"
2013–presentModern FamilyAndy6 episodes
2013–presentAdam DeVine's House PartyHimselfAlso creator, writer, executive producer
2013–presentUncle GrandpaPizza Steve / Henry / Additional Voices26 episodes
2014Sanjay and CraigRaska Boosh (voice)Episode: "Kerplunk'd!"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tweet from DeVine's verified account regarding his birthday". 7 November 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Adam DeVine profile
  3. ^ Adam DeVine on YouTube; accessed December 31, 2013.
  4. ^ "The Humor Magazine Est 1970". National Lampoon. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Bios". Mail Order Comedy. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  6. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/adam-devine/bio/324819
  7. ^ http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Omaha_Man_Hits_It_Big_In_Comedy_134801628.html
  8. ^ "Purple Magic [Explicit]". Amazon.com. ASIN B003ESSTAS. 
  9. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 11, 2013). "'Teen Choice 2013' Winners Announced". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 1, 2013). "Second Wave of Nominations Heat Up 'Teen Choice 2013'". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  11. ^ Marechal, AJ (April 11, 2013). "Comedy Central Plans 'House Party' with Adam Devine". Variety. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 

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