Kevin Nealon

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Kevin Nealon
Kevinnealon.jpg
Nealon in Las Vegas in 2006.
Born(1953-11-18) November 18, 1953 (age 60)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film
NationalityAmerican
Years active1984–present
GenresSatire/political satire/news satire, observational comedy
Subject(s)American politics, American culture, current events, pop culture, mass media/news media, everyday life, marriage
SpouseLinda Dupree (1989–2002)
Susan Yeagley (2005–present; 1 child)
Notable works and rolesWeekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live
Gary Potter in Happy Gilmore
Doug Wilson in Weeds
Glenn Martin in Glenn Martin, DDS
 
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Kevin Nealon
Kevinnealon.jpg
Nealon in Las Vegas in 2006.
Born(1953-11-18) November 18, 1953 (age 60)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film
NationalityAmerican
Years active1984–present
GenresSatire/political satire/news satire, observational comedy
Subject(s)American politics, American culture, current events, pop culture, mass media/news media, everyday life, marriage
SpouseLinda Dupree (1989–2002)
Susan Yeagley (2005–present; 1 child)
Notable works and rolesWeekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live
Gary Potter in Happy Gilmore
Doug Wilson in Weeds
Glenn Martin in Glenn Martin, DDS

Kevin Nealon (/ˈnlən/; born November 18, 1953) is an American actor and comedian, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, acting in several of the Happy Madison films, for playing Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and providing the voice of the title character, Glenn Martin, on Glenn Martin, DDS.

Early life[edit]

Nealon was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Kathleen M. (née Kimball) and Emmett F. Nealon, an aircraft company executive.[1] A few months after he was born, the family moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut.[2] He was raised Catholic,[3] and graduated from St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut in 1971. Nealon graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing from Sacred Heart University (and worked in a variety of part-time jobs while doing stand-up comedy).[4]

Career[edit]

Nealon debuted on network television doing a stand-up routine for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1984. In 1986, Saturday Night Live recruited his friend Dana Carvey, and Carvey in turn recommended Nealon. Both joined the cast that year, and Nealon became a full-time performer in the 1987-1988 season, and remained for nine seasons.

Nealon's SNL characters include Mr. Subliminal (or Subliminal Message Man), Franz (of Hans and Franz) along with Dana Carvey, Mr. No Depth Perception, the anchor of Weekend Update (where his catchphrase was "That's news to me"), and many others.

In 1991, he starred in the Christmas movie, All I Want for Christmas. More recently Nealon has appeared in the movies Happy Gilmore, Anger Management, Little Nicky, Daddy Day Care, Good Boy! and Grandma's Boy. In fall 2005, he appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he played himself (Season 5, Episode 4).

Nealon had a recurring television role on the 2002-06 CBS comedy Still Standing playing Ted Halverson, the Millers' competitive and religious neighbor. He has also appeared as a patient in a mental institution on the first season of Monk. "Deja Vu" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 9 July 1999, during the fifth season. Nealon played Dr. Mark Crest. Nealon has an ongoing supporting role as Doug Wilson on the show Weeds on Showtime.

In 1994, Nealon hosted the 13 part series Amazing America on the Discovery Channel.[5]

In 2002, Nealon hosted The Conspiracy Zone on The New TNN for 26 episodes plus an unaired pilot.

Nealon appeared as a couples counselor on the sitcom, 3rd Rock from the Sun. He had a small cameo appearance in the 2008 film Get Smart.

Nealon also hosted the World's Funniest Commercials on TBS. In a performance similar to Bob Saget, Nealon tells corny jokes in between each funny commercial. In 2008, a book authored by Nealon chronicling his experiences during his wife's pregnancy called Yes, You're Pregnant, But What About Me? was released.

Nealon played Stuart Pearson in the adventure comedy movie Aliens in the Attic. Shooting took place in Auckland, New Zealand.

Personal life[edit]

Nealon with wife Susan Yeagley in April 2011

Nealon married actress Susan Yeagley on September 3, 2005 in Bellagio, Italy. Yeagley gave birth to their first child, son Gable Ness Nealon, on January 29, 2007 in Santa Monica, California.[6]

Nealon played rugby for Connecticut Yankees RFC.[7]

On February 22, 2006, Nealon[8] contributed a story to the New York Times about being wiretapped by Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who has been indicted on racketeering and conspiracy charges. It was also revealed in a separate court case on February 27, 2006, that investigators working for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus may also have targeted Nealon for wiretapping.[9]

He has been a vegetarian for 18 years due to animal cruelty and the health benefits.[10] He lives in the Los Angeles area.

He is an avid golfer and poker player and also plays banjo and guitar. He also claims to be fluent in German, having lived in Germany for four years.[11]

Activism[edit]

Nealon and his ex-wife Linda Dupree (who played one of the mud wrestlers fighting John Candy in Stripes) had been active in the animal rights movement, supporting fundraising events for the Amanda Foundation, Farm Sanctuary, the Washington Wildlife Protection Association, The Ark Trust's Genesis Awards and also Meat Out.

In 2001, Nealon played on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for his charity. The final question he faced, worth $125,000, was about Barbie dolls. He used his 50:50 and Phone-A-Friend, but he answered the question wrong, walking away with $32,000.

Filmography[edit]

YearWorkRoleNotes
1985Scarecrow and Mrs. King1 episode
1986-1995Saturday Night LiveVarious174 episodes
1987RoxanneDrunk guy
1989Cranium CommandLeft Ventricleshort
1990MonstersLouis1 episode
1991All I Want for ChristmasTony Boer
1992The EdgeGreg2 episodes
1993ConeheadsSenator
Partnersshort
1993-1996The Larry Sanders ShowHimself3 episodes
1994FelidaeGustavVoice
Uncredited
1995JeffreyTV ReporterUncredited
1996Happy GilmorePotter
ChampsMarty Heslov12 episodes
Dr. Katz, Professional TherapistKevinVoice
1 episode
1997Something So RightJoel1 episode
1997-1998Hiller and DillerTed Hiller13 episodes
1998Principal Takes a HolidayFranklin Fitz
The Wedding SingerMr. Simms
1998-1999Dharma & GregMr. Clayborn2 episodes
1999Kill the ManAlbino Advocate
3rd Rock from the SunDennis Caslow1 episode
The Outer LimitsDr. Mark Crest1 episode
2000Bar HoppingCuckie
NormSmith1 episode
Little NickyGatekeeper
2001These Old BroadsRogerUncredited
HeartbreakersMan at the Bar
Joe DirtGreasy MechanicUncredited
 Three SistersTerry1 episode
2002The Master of DisguiseWhite Collar Executive
MonkJohn Wurster1 episode
Eight Crazy NightsMayorVoice
2003Anger ManagementSam
Crank YankersOCD Ken/Jack GravatVoice
1 episode
Daddy Day CareBruce
Good Boy!Mr. Baker
2003-2006Still StandingTed Halverson5 episodes
2005Fat ActressJohnny Knightley1 episode
Curb Your EnthusiasmHimself1 episode
2005-2012WeedsDoug Wilson102 episodes
2006Grandma's BoyMr. Cheezle
Campus LadiesKevin1 episode
Scenes deleted
2008Remarkable PowerJack West
You Don't Mess with the ZohanKevin
Get SmartCIA Agent #2
2009University of AndyDoug Wilson2 episodes
The Goode FamilyIrwin WinslowVoice
1 episode
Aliens in the AtticStuart Pearson
2009-2011Glenn Martin, DDSGlenn MartinVoice
39 episodes
2010American Dad!Voice
1 episode
'Til DeathStephen Redford6 episodes
Glory DazeMarcus1 episode
2011Just Go with ItAdon
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a StarGary
2012Hot in ClevelandGeorge2 episodes
Franklin & BashLawrence Reynolds1 episode
IsabelLouis Lorenzpost-production
2013Walk of ShamePost-production
Drunk HistoryThe Grand DragonEpisode: Atlanta
The LeagueChuck FalconEpisode: Rafi and Dirty Randy
2014BlendedFilming

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20000917-NEWS-309179979?cid=sitesearch
  2. ^ As told in his book, Yes, You're Pregnant, But What About Me?
  3. ^ http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100902-ENTERTAIN-9020322
  4. ^ Loveline 1/26/2004 around the 42 minute mark
  5. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 311. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  6. ^ "Kevin Nealon Welcomes First Child". People. 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  7. ^ "Kevin Nealon: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  8. ^ Nealon, Kevin (2006-02-22). "Don't Stop Bugging Me". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  9. ^ Jackman, Tom (2006-02-28). "Ringling Circus Hired Private Eye To Infiltrate PETA, Fairfax Jury Told". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  10. ^ "Weeds Star Kevin Nealon's Vegetarian Testimonial". Go Veg. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  11. ^ "The Kevin Nealon Show : Chris D'Elia". Retrieved July 7, 2012

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Preceded by
Dennis Miller
Weekend Update Anchor
1991–1994
Succeeded by
Norm Macdonald