|Education||State University of New York, Purchase (BFA)|
|Spouse(s)||Christi Campbell (divorced)|
David Herman (born February 20, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He was an original cast member on MADtv (where he got replaced by Mo Collins) and played Michael Bolton in Office Space .He is known for his voice-work in Bob's Burgers , Brickleberry , Futurama , King of the Hill , OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes , and Roy Horn in Father of the Pride .
Herman was born into a Jewish family in New York City and raised in Washington Heights, Manhattan. 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.
Herman was one of nine original cast members of MADtvwhen 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 castmate 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 Don Adams (as Maxwell Smart from Get Smart ), Tim Allen (as Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor from Home Improvement ), Woody Allen, Nicolas Cage, Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, David Duchovny (as Fox Mulder from The X-Files ), Larry Flynt, Tom Hanks (as Forrest Gump and as Jim Lovell from Apollo 13 ), Larry King, Kenny Kingston, Regis Philbin, Charles Nelson Reilly, John Ritter (as himself and as Jack Tripper from Three's Company ), Joel Schumacher, Robert Shapiro, Pauly Shore, Brent Spiner, Patrick Stewart (as Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation ), and Alex Trebek.
Herman stayed with the show until exiting six episodes into the third season. He wanted to leave the show to do other projects, but Fox would not let him out of his contract as they considered him too valuable to the show. So he got himself fired by screaming all his lines during read-through. While continuing his voice work on King of the Hill , he came across the script for Office Space , for which Hill creator Mike Judge had specifically written the Michael Bolton part with Herman in mind.
Herman's television credits include guest-starring on the WB's Angel and Fox's action drama 24 .
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 .
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 (including Scruffy, Planet Express's Sling Blade-esque janitor; Roberto, the mentally-deranged criminal robot obsessed with stabbing people; New New York City mayor, Mayor Poopenmeyer, and Professor Farnsworth's former student and current rival, Ogden Wernstrom), and King of the Hill , for which he voiced Luanne's ill-fated boyfriend, Buckley, as well as several one-shot and incidental characters. Herman's other voice work includes parts on Family Guy , American Dad! , the short-lived CGI-animated sitcom Father of the Pride (in which he voices Roy Horn), and the Jak and Daxter video game series. Herman also starred as Ubuntu Goode (and other supporting voices) on Mike Judge's short-lived companion series to King of the Hill, The Goode Family . He also provides the voice for Mr. Frond (and other supporting voices) in Fox's Bob's Burgers , Mr. Gar, Brandon, and others on Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes , The Herald and various characters on Matt Groening's recent series for Netflix Disenchantment , self-absorbed and dangerously incompetent park ranger Steve Williams on Comedy Central's Brickleberry, and Kevin Crawford, a childish, yet semi-competent rookie cop on Netflix's Paradise, PD (coincidentally made by the same people behind Brickleberry).
|1989||Born on the Fourth of July||VA in Hospital|
|1997||Kirk and Kerry||Dave||Short film|
|1999||Olive, the Other Reindeer||Guard Shack Elf (voice)|
|1999||Office Space||Michael Bolton|
|2000||Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth||Mr. Lowelle Buchanan|
|2000||Dude, Where's My Car?||Nelson|
|2000||Monsignor Martinez||John Smith|
|2005||The Lather Effect||Corey|
|2005||Kicking & Screaming||Referee|
|2005||Fun with Dick and Jane||Angry Caller (voice)|
|2006||Idiocracy||Secretary of State|
|2007||Bee Movie||Buzz, Bob Bumble, Pilot (voices)|
|2007||Futurama: Bender's Big Score||Nudar|
Scruffy the Janitor
|2008||Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs||Dr. Ogden Wernstrom|
|2008||Futurama: Bender's Game||Larry / Larius|
Scruffy the Janitor
Dr. Ogden Wernstrom
Roberto / King Roberto
|2009||Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder||Number 9 Man|
Scruffy the Janitor
|2013||Bad Milo||Ralph (voice)|
|2013||I Know That Voice||Himself||Documentary|
|2017||Best Fiends: Boot Camp||Roger (voice)||Short film|
|2017||Best Fiends: Visit Minutia||Roger (voice)||Short film|
|2018||Best Fiends: Fort of Hard Knocks||Gordon (voice)||Short film|
|2018||Best Fiends: Baby Slug's Big Day Out||Gordon (voice)||Short film|
|2019||Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost||Sheriff (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2019||Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island||Sheriff, Jack (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|2020||Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!||Sheriff, Cutler Toe (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|1995||House of Buggin'||Various||Series regular|
|1995–1997||MADtv||Various||Series regular (seasons 1–3)|
|1997–2010||King of the Hill||Buckley, Jimmy Wichard, Eustis, Additional voices||147 episodes|
|1999–2013||Futurama||Scruffy the Janitor, Various characters (voices)||106 episodes|
|2000||Angel||David Nabbit||3 episodes|
|2001||Primetime Glick||Various||2 episodes|
|2001–2003||Invader Zim||Additional voices||7 episodes|
|2003||Life on Parole||Dave||Television film|
|2004||24||Dalton Furrelle||2 episodes|
|2004||Grounded for Life||Dave "J.J. Bodybuddy", Lomax||2 episodes|
|2004||Father of the Pride||Roy (voice)||Main role|
|2006–2017||American Dad!||Arboreus, Mr. Aids, Zach, Additional voices||6 episodes|
|2008||Moral Orel||Principal Fakey, Additional voices||Season 3|
|2008–2009||The Drinky Crow Show||Uncle Gabby, Captain Maak (voices)||Main role|
|2009||The Goode Family||Ubuntu Goode (voice)||Main role|
|2011–present||Bob's Burgers||Phillip Frond, Various characters (voices)||Recurring role|
|2011||Beavis and Butt-head||Additional voices||4 episodes|
|2012||Family Guy||David Strathairn (voice)||Episode: "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream"|
|2012–2015||Brickleberry||Steve Williams, Additional voices||Main role|
|2013||Lakewood Plaza Turbo||Mr. Gar (voice)||Pilot|
|2014–2016||TripTank||Various characters||12 episodes|
|2014||The Simpsons||Scruffy the Janitor (voice)||Episode: "Simpsorama"|
|2015||Ridin' with Burgess||Duzenthal, Narrator (voices)||Pilot|
|2015||The Awesomes||Additional voices||9 episodes|
|2016||Better Things||Richard||Episode: "Sam/Pilot"|
|2017–2019||OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes||Mr. Gar, Brandon, Additional voices||Main role|
|2017||Adventure Time||Randy, Additional voices||Episode: "Ring of Fire"|
|2018–present||Disenchantment||The Herald, Jerry, Chazzzzz, Guysbert, Additional voices|
|2018–present||Paradise PD||Kevin Crawford (voice)||Main role|
|2019–2021||Bless the Harts||Peter, Additional voices||Recurring role|
|2020–present||Central Park||Dmitry, Additonal voices|
|2021–present||The Great North||Santiago Carpaccio, Gill Beavers (voices)|
|2001||Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy||Sculptor, Boggy Billy|
|2003||Futurama||Larry, Adoy, Ra-Ra the Sun King|
|2003||Jak II||Errol, Agent #2, Krimzon Guards|
|2005||Jak X: Combat Racing||Razer, Ximon, Thugs|
|2006||Daxter||Ximon, Tik, Errol, Krimzon Guard, Miner|
|2018||OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes||Mr. Gar, Brandon|
|2000||Zombie College||Scott (voice)||Web series|
Office Space is a 1999 American black comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. It satirizes the work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, focusing on a handful of individuals weary of their jobs. It stars Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole, Stephen Root, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, and Diedrich Bader.
Catherine Louise Sagal is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for playing Peggy Bundy on Married... with Children, Leela on Futurama, Cate Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules, Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2011, Dr. Jones on Shameless (2018-2019), and Louise on The Conners (2018–present).
Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening that aired on Fox from March 28, 1999, to August 10, 2003, and on Comedy Central from March 23, 2008, to September 4, 2013. The series follows the adventures of slacker Philip J. Fry, who is cryogenically preserved for 1000 years and is revived in the 31st century. Fry finds work at an interplanetary delivery company, working alongside the one-eyed Leela and robot Bender. The series was envisioned by Groening in the mid-1990s while working on The Simpsons; he brought David X. Cohen aboard to develop storylines and characters to pitch the show to Fox.
Michael Craig Judge is an American actor, voice actor, animator, writer, producer, director and musician. He is the creator of the animated television series Beavis and Butt-Head, and co-creator of the television series King of the Hill (1997–2010), The Goode Family (2009), Silicon Valley (2014–2019), and Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017–2018). He also wrote and directed the films Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999), Idiocracy (2006), and Extract (2009).
Bender Bending Rodríguez is one of the main characters in the animated television series Futurama. He was conceived by the series' creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, and is voiced by John DiMaggio. He fulfills a comic, antihero-type role in Futurama and is described by fellow character Leela as an "alcoholic, whore-mongering, chain-smoking gambler".
Turanga Leela is a fictional character from the animated television series Futurama. Leela is spaceship captain, pilot, and head of all aviation services on board the Planet Express Ship. Throughout the series, she has an on-again, off-again relationship with Philip J. Fry, the central character in the series. The character, voiced by Katey Sagal, is named after the Turangalîla-Symphonie by Olivier Messiaen. She is one of the few characters in the cast to routinely display competence and the ability to command, and routinely saves the rest of the cast from disaster. However, she suffers extreme self-doubt because she has only one eye and grew up as a bullied orphan. She first believes herself an alien, but later finds out she is the least-mutated sewer mutant in the history of 31st-century Earth. Her family parodies aspects of pollution and undesirability associated with industrial New Jersey when compared with New York City.
John William DiMaggio is an American actor. His most famous voice roles include Bender on Futurama, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War series, Dr. Drakken on Kim Possible, The Scotsman on Samurai Jack, Brother Blood on Teen Titans, Shnitzel on Chowder, Hammerhead and Sandman on The Spectacular Spider-Man, Aquaman on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, King Zøg on Disenchantment, Wakka and Kimahri in Final Fantasy X, Rath and Aggregor on Ben 10, and Gonza in Princess Mononoke.
Futurama is a 3D platform video game based on the science fiction animated series of the same name. Versions are available for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, both of which use cel-shading technology. A GameCube port was planned for release, but it was cancelled due to a belief that that console's popularity was short-lived. The cutscenes of the game are presented as an entire "lost episode" of Futurama on the DVD of The Beast with a Billion Backs.
Orlando Jones is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for being one of the original cast members of the sketch comedy series MADtv, for his role as the 7 Up spokesman from 1999 to 2002, and for his role as the African god Anansi on Starz's American Gods.
Idiocracy is a 2006 American dystopian science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and co-written by Judge and Etan Cohen. Starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, and Dax Shepard, it follows an American soldier who takes part in a classified hibernation experiment, only to be accidentally frozen for too long and awaken 500 years later in a dystopian world where dysgenics and commercialism have run rampant, mankind has embraced anti-intellectualism, and society is devoid of such traits as intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, justice, and human rights. The film was not screened for critics, and the distributor, 20th Century Fox, was accused of abandoning it. Despite its lack of a major theatrical release, which resulted in a mere $495,000 gross at the box office, the film received positive reviews from critics and has become a cult film.
The third season of Mad TV, an American sketch comedy series, originally aired in the United States on the Fox Network between September 20, 1997, and May 16, 1998.
Nicole Julianne Sullivan is an American actress and comedienne. Sullivan is best known for her six seasons (1995–2001) on the sketch comedy series MADtv. She also played the role of Holly Shumpert for five seasons on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.
Futurama: Bender's Big Score is a 2007 American direct-to-video animated science fiction comedy-adventure film based on the animated series Futurama. It was released in the United States on November 27, 2007. It was the first Futurama production since the original series finale "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings". Bender's Big Score along with the three follow-up films, comprise season five of Futurama, with each film being separated into four episodes of the broadcast season. Bender's Big Score made its broadcast premiere on Comedy Central on March 23, 2008. The film was written by Ken Keeler, based on a story by Keeler and David X. Cohen, and directed by Dwayne Carey-Hill.
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs is a 2008 American direct-to-video animated science-fiction comedy-adventure film based on the animated series Futurama, and the second of four straight-to-DVD films that make up the show's fifth season. The film was released in the United States and Canada on June 24, 2008, followed by a UK release on June 30, 2008 and an Australian release on August 6, 2008. The title refers to a euphemism for sexual intercourse—"the beast with two backs". Comedy Central aired the film as a "four-part epic" on October 19, 2008. The movie won an Annie Award for "Best Animated Home Entertainment Production".
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder is a 2009 American direct-to-video animated science fiction comedy-adventure film based on the animated series Futurama, and the fourth and final of the direct-to-DVD films that make up the show's fifth season. The film was written by Ken Keeler, based on a story by Keeler and David X. Cohen, and directed by Peter Avanzino. Guest stars include Phil Hendrie, Penn Jillette, Snoop Dogg and Seth MacFarlane, who sings the theme song. In the movie, Leela becomes an outlaw when she and a group of ecologically-minded feminists attempt to save an asteroid of primitive life forms and the Violet Dwarf star from being destroyed, while Fry joins a secret society and attempts to stop a mysterious species known as the "Dark Ones" from destroying all life in the universe. The title itself is a reference to the U.S. Air Force Song, the main chorus of which describes reaching "Into the wild blue yonder".
Futurama: Bender's Game is a 2008 American direct-to-video animated science fantasy comedy film and the third of the four Futurama films that make up the show's fifth season. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 4, 2008.
"Rebirth" is the premiere of Futurama's sixth season, and the revival of the series. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on June 24, 2010. The episode was written by David X. Cohen and Matt Groening, and directed by Frank Marino.
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is a freemium mobile game for iOS and Android, based on the American animated series Futurama. It was released on June 29, 2017 and features stories written by writers from the TV series with the show's original cast voicing their respective characters.
Paradise PD is an American adult animated sitcom created by Waco O'Guin and Roger Black that premiered on August 31, 2018, on Netflix. The series stars Dana Snyder, Cedric Yarbrough, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Sarah Chalke, and Kyle Kinane. On October 30, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had renewed the series for a second season. The third season was announced in April 2020 and was released on March 12, 2021.