David Herman

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David Herman
Born(1967-02-20) February 20, 1967 (age 47)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, voice actor
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Christi Campbell (1 child)
 
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David Herman
Born(1967-02-20) February 20, 1967 (age 47)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, voice actor
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Christi Campbell (1 child)

David Herman (born February 20, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and voice actor best known as an original cast member of MADtv and for his role as Michael Bolton in Office Space. He is also known for his voice roles on television programs such as Futurama, Brickleberry, Bob's Burgers, and King of the Hill.

Biography[edit]

David Herman was born in New York City and raised in Washington Heights. He graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in 1987, then attended the acting program at SUNY Purchase. Herman appeared in the films Born on the Fourth of July, Lost Angels and Let It Be Me, but he is probably best known for his role as Michael Bolton in Mike Judge's Office Space. Earlier, Herman had joined the cast of John Leguizamo's House of Buggin' in 1994; however, that show was short-lived. When Fox decided to mount a sketch comedy show to replace House of Buggin', Herman was kept on as an original MADtv cast member.

Career[edit]

MADtv[edit]

Herman was one of nine original cast members of MADtv when the series debuted in 1995. Unlike the other original repertory and featured players, he was one of the few cast members who came to the show with an established acting career. Herman's MADtv characters included Mike Lawson (Incredible Findings), Generation X anchorman Marsh (X News), and concerned father Joel Linder. Former cast-mate Artie Lange referred to Herman as "a brilliant, talented actor" and called him "one of my best friends in show business."

Herman lampooned celebrities and famous figures such as Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Joel Schumacher, Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek, Brent Spiner, Pauly Shore, Bill Clinton, Patrick Stewart, Larry King, John Ritter (as Jack Tripper from Three's Company), Bob Dole, Larry Flynt, David Duchovny, Nicolas Cage, Robert Shapiro, Tim Allen, and Kenny Kingston.

Herman was a repertory performer on the show for two and a half seasons. He left MADtv in the middle of the show's third season (1997–98) to pursue a movie career and other projects.

Other television projects[edit]

Herman's television credits include guest-starring on the WB's Angel and Fox's action drama 24.

Film projects[edit]

Although he is primarily a television actor, Herman has appeared in several films including Dude, Where's My Car? and Fun with Dick and Jane. Herman had a prominent role in the 1999 comedy Office Space, where he played a gangsta rap-loving nerd unfortunately named Michael Bolton who must endure questions about his relationship to the famous singer. In 2006, he appeared in another Mike Judge film, Idiocracy.

Voice acting[edit]

Herman is also known for his work as a voice actor in cartoons and video games, notably in Futurama, where he provides the voices of many recurring characters, and King of the Hill, for which he voiced incidental characters. His other voice work includes Family Guy, American Dad!, Invader Zim, Father of the Pride (in which he voices Roy Horn), and the Jak and Daxter video game series. He starred as Ubuntu Goode (and other supporting voices) in The Goode Family. Recently, he has been providing voices in Fox's Bob's Burgers and most recently, Herman has starred in the Comedy Central series Brickleberry as self-absorbed park ranger Steve Williams.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Lost AngelsCarlo
1989Born on the Fourth of JulyVA in Hospital
1997Kirk and KerryDaveShort film
1998GunshyDan
1999Olive, the Other ReindeerGuard Shack ElfVoice
1999Office SpaceMichael Bolton
2000Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the ThirteenthMr. Lowelle Buchanan
2000Dude, Where's My Car?Nelson
2000Table OneNorman
2000Monsignor MartinezJohn Smith
2003Life on ParoleDaveTV movie
2005The Lather EffectCorey
2005Kicking & ScreamingReferee
2005Fun with Dick and JaneAngry CallerVoice only
2006IdiocracySecretary of State
2007Bee MovieBuzz
Bob Rumble
Pilot
Voice
2007Futurama: Bender's Big ScoreNudar
Scruffy the Janitor
Turunga Morris
Terry
Nude Bartender
Additional voices
Voice
Direct-to-video
2008Futurama: The Beast with a Billion BacksDr. Ogden Wernstrom
Mayor Poopenmeyer
Pazuzu
Chu
Fatbot
Warden Vogel
Three-Eyed Zebra
Additional Voices
Voice
Direct-to-video
2008Futurama: Bender's GameLarry/Larius
Turunga Morris
Scruffy the Janitor
Dr. Ogden Wernstrom
Roberto/King Roberto
Additional voices
Voice
Direct-to-video
2009Futurama: Into the Wild Green YonderNumber 9 Man
Scruffy the Janitor
Michael
Additional voices
Voice
Direct-to-video
2013Bad MiloRalphVoice

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995House of Buggin'Various charactersSketch comedy
Series regular
1995–1997MADtvVarious charactersSketch comedy
Series regular (Seasons 1-3)
1997–2010King of the HillBuckley
Eustis
Anthony Page
Jimmy Witchert
Additional voices
Voice
1999–2003
2008–2013
FuturamaScruffy the Janitor
Various characters
Voice
Series regular
2000AngelDavid NabbitEpisodes: "War Zone", "To Shanshu in L.A", and "First Impressions"
2001Primetime GlickVarious characters
2001–2006Invader ZimAdditional voices
200424Dalton FurrelleEpisodes: "Day 3: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m." and "Day 3: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m"
2004Grounded for LifeDave
J.J. Bodybuddy
Lomax
2 episodes
2004Father of the PrideRoyVoice
Main role
2006–2007
2011
American Dad!Arboreus
Mr. Aids
Zach
Additional voices
Voice
2006Ergo ProxyDog Cop #3Voice
Episode: "Shôjo sumairu"
2008Moral OrelCoach Stopframe
Principal Fakey
Additional voices
Voice
2008The Drinky Crow ShowUncle Gabby
The Captain
Voice
Main role
2009The Goode FamilyUbuntu GoodeVoice
Main role
2011–presentBob's BurgersMr. Frond
Additional voices
Voice
2011Eric Kaplan's Sketch WorldAdditional CharactersVoice
2011Beavis and Butt-headAdditional voicesVoice
2012Family GuyDavid StrathairnVoice
Episode: "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream"
2012–presentBrickleberrySteve Williams
Additional voices
Voice
Main role
2014–presentTripTankVarious charactersVoice
Sketch comedy

Video Games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Jak and Daxter: The Precursor LegacySculptor
Boggy Billy
2003FuturamaLarry
Adoy
Ra-Ra the Sun King
Additional voices
2003Jak IIErol
Agent 2
Krimzon Guards
2004Jak 3Erol
Male Citizens
2005Jak X: Combat RacingRazer
Ximon
Thugs
2006DaxterXimon
Tik
Erol
Krimzon Guard
Miner

Other[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Zombie CollegeScottVoice
Main role
Web series

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