Drew Droege

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Drew Droege
BornAndrew Gerhardt Droege
(1977-02-09) February 9, 1977 (age 37)
Lincolnton, North Carolina,
United States
OccupationActor
 
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Drew Droege
BornAndrew Gerhardt Droege
(1977-02-09) February 9, 1977 (age 37)
Lincolnton, North Carolina,
United States
OccupationActor

Drew Droege (born February 9, 1977) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director best known for his online impressions of Chloë Sevigny.

Early life[edit]

Droege was born in Columbia, South Carolina, the son of Al and Candy Droege. He attended and graduated from Lincolnton High School in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Droege went on to study Theatre and English at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he obtained a BA. Following college graduation, Droege moved to Los Angeles and started studying with The Groundlings.

Career[edit]

Television and film[edit]

Droege has appeared on television in Hot In Cleveland, Key & Peele, How I Met Your Mother, Up All Night, New Girl, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Jon Benjamin Has A Van, Glory Daze, The Sarah Silverman Program, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, Halfway Home, Reno 911! and Campus Ladies and on film in Sassy Pants, Eating Out 4: Drama Camp and Big Gay Love.

Live performance[edit]

Droege performed in the March, 2012 edition of Don't Tell My Mother, a monthly showcase event in which authors, screenwriters, actors, and comedians share true stories they would never want their mothers to know.[1] He has directed several sketch comedy shows and Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera[2] (winner, Best Ensemble, NY International Fringe Festival 2011[3] ) in Los Angeles.

Droege was a member of improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings Sunday Company, where he currently performs and teaches.[4] He also performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and plays a leading role in UCB's breakdancing movie musical, Freak Dance.[5]

Web series[edit]

Droege's Chloe Sevigny[6] impression videos have been featured on PerezHilton.com, EW.com, The Huffington Post and The New York Post, and were called "compulsively watchable" by The Advocate.

In 2012 and 2013, Droege appeared in the comedy series Romantic Encounters[7] and the interview series All Growz Up,[8] both opposite Melinda Hill.[9] Droege also starred in Crowned.

Other work[edit]

Droege's Earwolf podcast, Glitter In The Garbage, was deemed "Brilliant and Lowbrow" by New York magazine's Approval Matrix.[10]

As a writer, Droege has contributed to OUT magazine, Logo's New Now Next Awards, E!'s Fashion Police, and Funny Or Die's Billy On The Street.

Awards[edit]

In 2010, Droege was given Outfest Film Festival's Special Programming Award For Emerging Talent.[11] In 2011, he was named one of Out magazine's OUT 100.[12] In 2012, LA Weekly cited Droege as one of Los Angeles' Top 10 Comedy Acts To Watch.[13]

Filmography[edit]

YearWorkRoleNotes
2002Romeo and Juliet RevisitedBenvolio
2002The JourneyGuy in Coffee Shop
2003Killing the DreamJohn Colburt
2003Scream Bloody MurderBeaumont
2005The 70s HouseDisco Drill Sergeant
2005Reno 911!Governor's Assistant
2006Kill HouseDetective Kirk
2006Pro-ChoiceCamper
2007Halfway HomeJeremy
2007Derek and Simon: The ShowSurprise Guest
2008King CountryCharlie
2009Kicking Sand in Your FaceBad Comedian
2009Yoga ManErich Sun
2009The Lone WolfBully #2
2009MilkDad #1
2009Coco Lipshitz: Behind the LaughterRaoul Lupenstein
2010Wish Makers of West HollywoodJake
2010The Sarah Silverman ProgramSeth
2010Glory DazeBruce
2011Freak DanceDazzle
2011The Zombie WhispererXander Xaxs
2012Sassy PantsMichael Paul
2012Waffle HutTeresa
2012Redeeming DaveJames
2012-2013Romantic EncountersWeb series
2013All Growz UpSelf
2013CrownedRoriWeb series
2013Ass BackwardsHomeless Norma
2013Happy EndingsJosh JillEpisode: "The Ballad of Lon Sarofsky"
2014Where the Bears AreOscar ButterfieldWeb series/(6) episodes
2014Go-Go Boy InterruptedAnn ZietyWeb series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LAWeekly". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jeresey Shoresical: Cast/Crew". jerseyshoresical.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "FringeNYC Encore Series". fringenyc.org. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Drew Droege: Groundlings' School". The Groundlings Theatre & School. 
  5. ^ "Freak Dance". UCB Theatre web page. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Hansen, Jim. "The Chloe Videos". Jim Hansen Films. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Gutelle, Sam. "Melinda Hill Seeking "Romantic Encounters" on My Damn Channel Network". Tubefilter. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "All Growz Up: Drew Droege". Chuckler. 
  9. ^ Carrie, Stephanie. "Steph’s LA Weekly Feature Series – Melinda Hill’s Romantic Encounters". Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Approval Matrix: Week of April 25, 2011". nymag.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Outfest Announces 2010 Award Winners". Outfest.org. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "17th Annual Out100". www.out.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2012". LAWeekly.com. Retrieved 9 May 2012.