Bryan Callen

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Bryan Callen
BryanCallenApr2011.jpg
Callen in April 2011
BornBryan Christopher Callen
(1967-01-26) January 26, 1967 (age 47)
Manila, Philippines
Other namesthe kid
OccupationActor/Comedian
Years active1995–present
 
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Bryan Callen
BryanCallenApr2011.jpg
Callen in April 2011
BornBryan Christopher Callen
(1967-01-26) January 26, 1967 (age 47)
Manila, Philippines
Other namesthe kid
OccupationActor/Comedian
Years active1995–present

Bryan Christopher Callen[1] (born January 26, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. Born in the Philippines, Callen spent the first fourteen years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the U.S. He went to high school in Massachusetts and earned his B.A. in History at the American University in Washington D.C. Callen studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.[2]

Callen got his start as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv. Brian also has podcast called The Bryan Callen Show.[3]

Early life[edit]

Callen was born in Manila, Philippines, to American parents. He later moved to India where his sister was born. His family then moved to Beirut, Lebanon where they lived for almost 3 years. This was followed by stints in Pakistan, and then back to Lebanon for another 2 years until the Lebanese Civil War broke out and the family was evacuated to Greece. Bryan's father, Michael Callen, worked for a time as an executive for Citibank. After 3 years in Greece, the family moved again to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The schools in Saudi Arabia only go to the 9th grade for foreigners; Bryan attended Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. After graduating, Callen attended American University in Washington, D.C., where he earned his B.A. in History.

Career[edit]

MADtv[edit]

Callen was one of the eight original cast members when MADtv debuted in 1995. Callen's characters included Pool Boy from Cabana Chat with Dixie Wetsworth, motivational speaker Al Casdy, and "relationship-challenged" death row inmate Jeremy Anderson. Callen also performed impersonations of Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Al Gore, Luke Perry, Steven Seagal, Sammy Hagar, Kevin Bacon, Jim Carrey, Ted Knight, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sean Astin, and Frank Gifford.

Other television projects[edit]

Callen's television credits include Entourage, NewsRadio, Oz, Frasier, Suddenly Susan, NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI, Sex and the City, 7th Heaven, Rude Awakening, Less Than Perfect, The King of Queens, Stacked, Las Vegas, and Reba. Most recently he starred in the Showtime series Fat Actress and How I Met Your Mother.

He played Ricky's sexually abusive father on The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family. Callen also makes frequent appearances on Chelsea Lately.

Callen hosted the E! show Bank of Hollywood, and currently appears as a commentator of The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest... on truTV.

He is the spokesperson in commercials for Gilette's Fusion Proglide product line.

Web series[edit]

Callen co-wrote and co-starred in Dream Crushers with Will Sasso, Sara Rue, and Scott Thompson.[4] The series was shot in 2009 but unaired until 2011.[5]

Callen appeared with Melinda Hill in an episode of the 2012-2013 web series Romantic Encounters.[6]

Podcast[edit]

Callen is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and one of the original members of the Deathsquad crew. On January 21, 2012, Callen officially started his own podcast via Brian Redban's Deathsquad Studios titled The Bryan Callen Show.[7] He has since left Deathsquad and changed the name of the show first to "Man Thoughts" and then back to "The Bryan Callen Show".[8]

Callen is one of three hosts of the 'Ten Minute Podcast', along with Chris D'Elia and Will Sasso.[9]

Callen also co-hosts 'The Fighter and The Kid' podcast on Fox Sports, alongside mixed martial arts fighter Brendan Schaub. [10]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Mail BondingPoet
1998Driven to DrinkBartender
2002Run Ronnie RunHollywood Agent
Live from BaghdadAmerican Hostage No. 2
2003Deliver Us from EvaTheo Wilson
Bad SantaBar Owner who beats up the main character
The GoldfishDuncan Poole
Old SchoolAvi, the Waiter
2005D-WARDr. Austin
2006Scary Movie 4President's Aide
2007I do & I don'tBob
2008Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of ControlHoward
2009The HangoverEddie Palermos
2009The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.Jason Big Ups!
2010The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About ItAndy
2011The Hangover Part IISamir
WarriorHimself (color commentator)
2014Ride AlongMiggs
About Last NightTrent
Planes: Fire & RescueAvalanche
My Man Is a LoserPaul
Television
YearTitleRoleEpisodes
1995-1997MADtvCast Member42
1998OzJonathan Coushaine7
1999FrasierThe Chicken3/Radio Wars
2003CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationBartender Barry Yoder1
2003–2004Sex and the CityHarry's best man1
2004The West WingLouis'Disaster Relief'
2004–20067th HeavenGeorge "Vic" Vickery9
2005Fat ActressEddie Falcone7
2005The King of QueensJared1
2005–2009How I Met Your MotherBilson6
2005–2007RebaBuzzard Booker1
2006–2007EntourageRob Rubino
2008–presenttruTV Presents: World's Dumbest...Himself77
2009The Secret Life of the American TeenagerBob Underwood2
2010CSI: MiamiClent
2011In Plain SightMark5
2011Death ValleyCapt. Frank Dashell12
2012Mash UpHimself1
2012CalifornicationCop1
2014The GoldbergsCoach Miller2
2014@midnightHimself1

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