Drew Droege

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Drew Droege
BornAndrew Gerhardt Droege
(1977-02-09) February 9, 1977 (age 35)
Lincolnton, North Carolina,
United States
OccupationActor
 
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Drew Droege
BornAndrew Gerhardt Droege
(1977-02-09) February 9, 1977 (age 35)
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.

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Early life

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

Droege was a member of improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings Sunday Company, where he currently performs and teaches.[1] He's appeared in several films and television series, including Hot In Cleveland, Key & Peele, How I Met Your Mother, Up All Night, New Girl, Jon Benjamin Has A Van, Eating Out 4: Drama Camp, Sassy Pants, Glory Daze, The Sarah Silverman Program, Pretend Time, Halfway Home, Reno 911!, and Campus Ladies.

In 2010, Droege was given Outfest Film Festival's Special Programming Award For Emerging Talent.[2] In 2011, he was named one of OUT magazine's Out 100.[3] In 2012, LA Weekly cited Droege as one of Los Angeles' Top 10 Comedy Acts To Watch.[4]

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. His Chloe Sevigny[5] videos have been featured on PerezHilton.com, EW.com, Huffington Post, NY Post, and were called "compulsively watchable" by The Advocate. Droege's Earwolf podcast, Glitter In The Garbage, was deemed "Brilliant and Lowbrow" by New York magazine's Approval Matrix.[6] Droege's directed several sketch comedy shows and Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera[7] (winner, Best Ensemble, NY International Fringe Festival 2011[8] ) in Los Angeles.

Droege performed in the March, 2012 edition of Don't Tell My Mother! (Live Storytelling), a monthly showcase event in which authors, screenwriters, actors, and comedians share true stories they would never want their mothers to know.[9]

Currently, Droege performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He plays a leading role in UCB's breakdancing movie musical, Freak Dance.[10]

Filmography

YearWorkRole
2002Romeo and Juliet RevisitedBenvolio
2002The JourneyGuy in Coffee Shop
2003Killing the DreamJohn Colburt
2003Scream Bloody MurderBeaumont
2005The 70s House (TV series)Slim - Disco Drill Sergeant
2005Reno 911! (TV series)Governor's Assistant
2005Run (short)Recorder Player
2006Kill HouseDetective Kirk
2006Pro-ChoiceCamper
2007Halfway Home (TV series)Jeremy
2007Derek and Simon: The Show (TV series short)Surprise Guest
2008King Country (short)Charlie
2009Kicking Sand in Your Face (short)Bad Comedian
2009Yoga Man (short)Erich Sun
2009The Lone Wolf (short)Bully #2
2009Milk (short)Dad #1
2009Coco Lipshitz: Behind the Laughter (short)Raoul Lupenstein
2010Wish Makers of West HollywoodJake
2010The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV series)Seth
2010Go Go Reject (short)Anthony Mojo
2010Simply Plimpton (TV series short)Chloe Sevigny
2010The Kite Man (short)Kenny Kyle Scott
2010Glory Daze (TV series)Bruce
2010The Inn Keeper (short)Wiseman
2011The Chloe Shorts (short)Chloe Sevigny
2011The Damiana Files (video short)Tanya Roberts
2011Big Breakin' (short)Olin
2011Freak DanceDazzle
2011Talking Hedz (short)
2011Foodies (TV series)Chloe
20112011 New Now Next Awards (TV movie)Chloe
2011The Zombie Whisperer (TV series short)Xander Xaxs
2011Boop (short)
2011Crying in Public (short)Parking Garage Cryer
2011Eating Out: Drama CampDick Dickey
2011Jon Benjamin Has a Van (TV series)Gay Driver
2011Michele Bachmann Is a Crazy Comedian (short)
2011Stallions ...de Amor (video)Merlinda Stallion
2011Toddlers and Tiaras: Where Are They Now? (short)Host
2011Pretend Time (TV series)Man in Audience
2011Up All Night (TV series)Manic Man-Day Singer
2011How I Met Your Mother (TV series)Waiter
2011New Girl (TV series)Restaurant Manager
20112011: Year in Review (TV movie)Chloe
2012Sassy PantsMichael Paul
2012The Damiana Files 2012 (video short)
2012Key and Peele (TV series)Maitre D
2012Hot in Cleveland (TV series)Stage Manager
2012White Man's D!#K with Susan Sarandon (short)Laura Travis
2012Waffle Hut (TV series) (pre-production)Teresa
2012Redeeming DaveJames

References

  1. ^ "Drew Droege: Groundlings' School". The Groundlings Theatre & School. http://www.groundlings.com/performers/performer-details.aspx?performerID=358. 
  2. ^ "Outfest Announces 2010 Award Winners". Outfest.org. http://www.outfest.org/article.php?id_art=136. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "17th Annual Out100". www.out.com. http://www.out.com/out-exclusives/out100/2011/12/11/17th-annual-out100#slide-54. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2012". LAWeekly.com. http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2012/01/top_comedy_watch_2012.php. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Hansen, Jim. "The Chloe Videos". Jim Hansen Films. http://www.jimhansenfilms.com/jimhansenfilms/The_Chloe_Videos.html. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Approval Matrix: Week of April 25, 2011". nymag.com. http://nymag.com/arts/all/approvalmatrix/approval-matrix-2011-4-25/. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jeresey Shoresical: Cast/Crew". jerseyshoresical.com. http://www.jerseyshoresical.com/#cast. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "FringeNYC Encore Series". fringenyc.org. http://www.fringenyc.org/index.php/component/content/article/9-shows/180-encoreseries. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "LAWeekly". http://digitalissue.laweekly.com/article/Go+La/998076/0/article.html. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Freak Dance". UCB Theatre web page. http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/shows/view/655. Retrieved 15 May 2012.