Pudi at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
Daniel Mark Pudi
March 10, 1979
|Alma mater||Marquette University|
Bridget Showalter(m. 2004)
Daniel Mark Pudi(born March 10, 1979) is an American actor, who is best known for his role as Abed Nadir on the NBC/Yahoo! comedy series Community for which he was three times nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and received a nomination for the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English-language commercial terrestrial television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. The network is one of the Big Three television networks. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting. It became the network's official emblem in 1979.
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Community is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon that aired on NBC and Yahoo! Screen from September 17, 2009, to June 2, 2015. The series follows an ensemble cast of characters played by Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, and Jim Rash at a community college in the fictional town of Greendale, Colorado. It makes heavy use of meta-humor and pop culture references, often parodying film and television clichés and tropes.
Pudi was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Teresa (née Komendant), a programmer and analyst,and Abraham Pudi. His father is American of Indian origin (native of the Jinnuru village in Andhra Pradesh), and his mother is Polish (born in Pokośno, Poland, to Marianna (Organek) and Boleslaw Komendant). Pudi grew up speaking Polish with his mother and grandmother. He grew up on Chicago's south side, but he attended Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb. In 2013, he gave the commencement address at Notre Dame College Prep.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States, and the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, which is often referred to as "Chicagoland." The Chicago metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States; the fourth largest in North America ; and the third largest metropolitan area in the world by land area.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It has the 5th largest Gross Domestic Product by state, is the 6th-most populous U.S. state and 25th-largest state in terms of land area. Illinois is often noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in northern and central Illinois, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, contains over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports around the world from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway on the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.
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He studied dance in Chicago and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduating with a degree in Communication and Theatre in 2001.
Marquette University is a private research university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Established by the Society of Jesus as Marquette College on August 28, 1881, it was founded by John Martin Henni, the first Bishop of Milwaukee.
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At Marquette University, Pudi was the first winner of the Chris Farley Scholarship.Beyond paying for a year of school, the scholarship led to him performing at an improv comedy event featuring Jim Breuer and Dave Chappelle, increasing his interest in studying improv. Pudi performed in summer stock theatre in Wisconsin after Marquette, then studied at The Second City in Chicago.
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Pudi became a recruiter for an executive search firm before moving to Los Angeles in 2005 to seek television and film roles.His home-based job permitted him to attend auditions, helping him avoid the "struggling actor thing in terms of waiting tables, temping and so on". He performed in several television pilots before joining the cast of Community .
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Telecommuting, also called telework, teleworking, working from home, mobile work, remote work, and flexible workplace, is a work arrangement in which employees do not commute or travel to a central place of work, such as an office building, warehouse, or store. Teleworkers in the 21st century often use mobile telecommunications technology such as Wi-Fi-equipped laptop or tablet computers and smartphones to work from coffee shops; others may use a desktop computer and a landline phone at their home. According to a Reuters poll, approximately "one in five workers around the globe, particularly employees in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia, telecommute frequently and nearly 10 percent work from home every day." In the 2000s, annual leave or vacation in some organizations was seen as absence from the workplace rather than ceasing work, and some office employees used telework to continue to check work e-mails while on vacation.
A television pilot is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television network. At the time of its creation, the pilot is meant to be the testing ground to gauge whether a series will be successful; it is therefore a test episode for the intended television series, an early step in the series development, much like pilot studies serve as precursors to the start of larger activity. In the case of a successful television series, the pilot is commonly the very first episode that is aired of the particular series under its own name; the episode that gets the series "off the ground". A "back door pilot" is an episode of an existing successful series, featuring future tie-in characters of an up-and-coming television series or film. Its purpose is to introduce the characters to an audience before the creators decide on whether or not they intend to pursue a spin-off series with those characters.
Pudi has appeared in multiple television advertisements for such products as Snickers, Verizon, McDonald's, T-Mobile, and Pokémon .In 2012, he appeared as a celebrity contestant on GSN's version of The Pyramid with fellow Community cast member Yvette Nicole Brown.
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Snickers is a brand name chocolate bar made by the American company Mars, Incorporated, consisting of nougat topped with caramel and peanuts that has been enrobed in milk chocolate. The annual global sales of Snickers was $2 billion as of 2004.
McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand, and later turned the company into a franchise, with the Golden Arches logo being introduced in 1953 at a location in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers. McDonald's had its original headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, but moved its global headquarters to Chicago in early 2018.
He portrayed Arash in the comedy film Road Trip: Beer Pong ,which received mainly negative reviews, and starred in the comedy horror film Knights of Badassdom , which was one of the highlights of Comic Con 2011, according to HitFix.com. He starred in the Jones Street Station music video for "The Understanding".
He has made cameo appearances in many internet videos, including BriTANicK's "A Monologue for Three". Pudi had a cameo appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier , and the live episode of Hot in Cleveland .
In the autumn of 2014, Pudi appeared in the Off-Broadway musical FOUND.In February 2017, Pudi began his role as Teddy on the NBC sitcom Powerless . In 2017, Pudi is currently voicing Huey in the DuckTales reboot.
Pudi is married to Bridget Showalter.They met while attending Marquette University in their freshman year. Their twins, James Timothy and Fiona Leigh, were born in January 2012. Pudi is also a runner, and has completed several marathons.
|2009||Road Trip: Beer Pong||Arash|
|2009||Nilam Auntie: An International Treasure||Melvin||Short film|
|2010||Blowout Sale||Glen||Short film; also writer|
|2011||Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil||Little Boy Blue (voice)|
|2012||Leader of the Pack||Doug||Short film|
|2012||The Guilt Trip||Sanjay||Uncredited|
|2012||Flatland 2: Sphereland||Puncto (voice)|
|2013||The Pretty One||Dr. Rao|
|2013||Vijay and I||Rad|
|2013||The Knights of Badassdom||Lando|
|2014||Untucked||N/A||Documentary short; also director, producer and writer|
|2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Com Tech #1||Cameo|
|2015||Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant||Nathan Vignes|
|2016||The Tiger Hunter||Sami Malik|
|2016||Taken to the Cleaner||Billy||Short film|
|2016||Star Trek Beyond||Fi'Ja||Cameo|
|2016||After the Sun Fell||Adam|
|2017||Smurfs: The Lost Village||Brainy Smurf (voice)|
|2006||ER||Mahir Kardatay||Episode: "Lost in America"|
|2006||Gilmore Girls||Raj||4 episodes|
|2006||The West Wing||Santos Aide||Episode: "Two Weeks Out"|
|2008||The Bill Engvall Show||Josh||Episode: "A Reptile Dysfunction"|
|2009–2015||Community||Abed Nadir||110 episodes|
TV Guide Award for Favorite Ensemble (2012)
Nominated–TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy (2011)
Nominated–Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2011–2013)
|2011||Cougar Town||Chad (Abed Nadir)||Uncredited|
Episode: "Something Good Coming"
|2011||Robot Chicken||Various voices||Episode: "The Core, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover"|
|2011||Chuck||Vali Chandrasekaren||Episode: "Chuck Versus the Hack Off"|
|2012||The Book Club||Danny||6 episodes; also producer|
|2013||Hot in Cleveland||Tommy||Episode: "It's Alive"|
|2013||Royal Pains||Garrett||Episode: "Pregnant Paws"|
|2014||Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Levander Hart (voice)||Episode: "Unstank My Hart"|
|2014||30 for 30 Shorts||N/A||Documentary short; also director|
|2015||Newsreaders||Ivan Folange||Episode: "How the Sausage Is Made; Lottery Winners Lose"|
|2015||TripTank||Various voices||4 episodes|
|2016||Dr. Ken||Topher||Episode: "Dave's Valentine"|
|2016||Pickle and Peanut||Bike Jumper (voice)||Episode: "Volcano/Bike Jumper"|
|2016||Great Minds with Dan Harmon||Buddha||Episode: "The Buddha"|
|2016||Angie Tribeca||Garth Tweedner||Episode: "You've Got Blackmail"|
|2016||Better Things||Danny||Episode: "Woman Is the Something of the Something"|
|2017||The Guest Book||Tim||2 episodes; "Story One" & "Story Ten"|
|2017||Do You Want To See a Dead Body?||Himself||Episode: "A Body and an Ex-Con"|
|2018–present||Harvey Street Kids||Tiny (voice)|
|2017||Hearthstone||Professor George Herbert Doyle IV|
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