Jack McBrayer

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Jack McBrayer
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McBrayer in New York City in March 2007
Born (1973-05-27) May 27, 1973 (age 49)
Alma mater University of Evansville
Occupations
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1995–present [1]

Jack McBrayer ( /məkˈbr.ər/ ; born May 27, 1973) is an American actor and comedian, who gained national exposure for his portrayal of characters on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and as Kenneth Parcell in 30 Rock . For his role in 30 Rock he was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. [2] He has also had many voice acting roles. During his time at The Walt Disney Company, he voiced the character Fix-It Felix in the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph and later its 2018 sequel, as well as the title character Wander in Wander Over Yonder . McBrayer has recurring roles in Phineas and Ferb , Puppy Dog Pals , The Middle and in the Netflix series Big Mouth . He appeared in The Big Bang Theory on the Season 10 premiere episode as Penny’s older brother, Randall.

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For his episode role in Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell , he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series nomination.

Jack McBrayer co-created and stars in the Apple TV+ series Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show, which premiered on November 5, 2021. [3]

Early life

McBrayer was born in Macon, Georgia, and moved to Conyers, Georgia when he was 15. He attended Heritage High School and studied theater administration at the University of Evansville. [4] At the age of 18, he had a pneumothorax. He states that it felt like a heart attack and it was one of the worst pains of his life. [5]

Career

From 1995 to 2002, he worked at The Second City and IO Theater in Chicago, [4] an experience that introduced him to 30 Rock creator Tina Fey and prepared him for his role on her show. [1] McBrayer appeared in over 80 sketches on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2002–04), often lampooning his own Southern upbringing by playing stereotypical hillbilly characters. On August 10, 2007, and September 20, 2008, he made cameo appearances on Late Night playing Kenneth Parcell from 30 Rock. During the first appearance, O'Brien remarked to him, "I thought you were above this now." McBrayer later reprised his role as Kenneth twice (November 24, 2009, and January 13, 2010) after O'Brien's switch to The Tonight Show . He appeared on O'Brien's Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour at stops in Eugene, Oregon, Universal City, California (on the Universal Studios lot where O'Brien taped Tonight), and the final tour stop in Atlanta. [6] [7]

In 2008, he was featured throughout the video for "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey. McBrayer said he accidentally hit Carey in the face with a Frisbee during the shooting for the video. [4] McBrayer also appears in the first episode in the fifth season of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as a spokesman in a spoof advertisement for the fictional "Diarrhea-phragm." [8] He worked as a voice actor in the American animated series Ugly Americans [9] and in a recurring role on the second season of Phineas and Ferb .

In 2010, he played a role in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore . He regularly appears in the skit "Knock Knock Joke of the Day" on the hit children's television show, Yo Gabba Gabba! since season 2 [10] and stars in Craig McCracken's TV show Wander Over Yonder on the Disney Channel. In 2011, he also appeared in The Simpsons , in the season 22 episode, "The Great Simpsina" as Ewell Freestone, 'Peach Guy.' In the fall of 2012, Jack lent his voice to the Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph , playing the title character's close friend and video game opponent Fix-It Felix, Jr. More recently, he has starred alongside Los Angeles Clippers player Blake Griffin in Kia commercials, and in 2013 appeared in a commercial for Barnes & Noble. [11] McBrayer's Adult Swim series The Jack and Triumph Show premiered in February 2015. In September 2016, on the season 10 premiere episode of The Big Bang Theory , McBrayer played Penny's older brother Randall.

In 2018, McBrayer was one of the actors who voiced the audiobook A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo . [12]

In December 2018, it was announced McBrayer would make his West End stage debut in the transfer of the Broadway musical Waitress , playing the role of Ogie, until June 15, 2019. [13] The production opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on February 8, 2019. In June 2019, he appeared on ITV's The Sara Cox Show .

In 2020, McBrayer had a recurring role on the comedy-mystery series Mapleworth Murders for Quibi. [14]

In 2021, McBrayer appeared as a contestant on a Season 6 episode of the Netflix baking competition series Nailed It! . [15]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004 Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story Stuart Applebaum
2005 The Baxter Elliot's FriendUncredited
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Glenn
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story DJ
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Darald
2009 Spring Breakdown Stage Manager Direct-to-DVD
2010 Despicable Me Carnival Barker / Tourist Dad (voices)
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Chuck
2011 The Brass Teapot Joe
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Irving (voice) Television film
2012 A Thousand Words Starbucks Barista
The Campaign Mr. Mendenhall
Wreck-It Ralph Fix-It Felix Jr. (voice)
2013 Movie 43 BrianSegment "iBabe"
Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo (shared with the entire cast)
Savannah Sir Graham
The To Do List Hillcrest Pool Manager
2014 Cooties Tracy
They Came Together Oliver
2015 Bad Night Motel Clerk
2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Der Scutt
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village Clumsy Smurf (voice)
Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash Policeman (voice)
We Love You, Sally Carmichael! Darren
2018 Dude Guy
Ralph Breaks the Internet Fix-It Felix Jr. (voice)
2020 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe Irving (voice) Deleted scene [16]
2021 Queenpins Agent Park
Songs for a SlothEdgar the Sloth (voice)
TBA Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story Filming

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999 Early Edition Teddy / Rehearsal Dinner ToasterEpisode: "The Out-of-Towner"
2002 Late Night with Conan O'Brien Wally Jenson (uncredited)Episode #10.27
2005 Weekends at the D.L. SoldierEpisode #1.12
2005–2006 Arrested Development Country Club Waiter2 episodes
2006 The Colbert Report Kevin (voice)Episode: "Will Power"
2006–2013, 2020 30 Rock Kenneth Parcell 139 episodes
2007 My Boys PaulEpisode: "The Promise of a New Season"
2009 The Electric Company MarlonEpisode: "Abracadabra Cadabra Ca-Green!"
2009–2015 Phineas and Ferb Irving (voice)36 episodes
2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Best ManEpisode: "Comedy"
Ugly Americans Kong (voice)Episode: "Kong of Queens"
Robotomy Frenemy (voice)Episode: "Frenemy"
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Wo Hop (voice)Television special
2011–2020 Bob's Burgers Various voices6 episodes
2011 The Simpsons Ewell Freestone "Peach Guy" (voice)Episode: "The Great Simpsina"
Conan Ghost / Drug Dealer / Conan3 episodes
Portlandia Zupan's Market CustomerEpisode: "Cool Wedding"
Funny or Die Presents Park RangerEpisode #2.4
Archer Randy (voice)Episode: "Bloody Ferlin"
2013–2016 Wander Over Yonder Wander (voice)79 episodes
2013 Deon Cole's Black Box White History Month NarratorEpisode: "Sweet Home Chicago"
NTSF:SD:SUV:: TaggEpisode: "Trading Faces"
2013–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Chad / Band Camp Register2 episodes
2013 Key & Peele RobertEpisode: #3.3
2013–2018 The Middle Dr. Ted Goodwin 9 episodes
2013–2019 Drunk History Various roles10 episodes
2013 Childrens Hospital BallardEpisode: "Coming and Going"
2014–2015 Jake and the Neverland Pirates Pirate Mummy (voice)7 episodes
2014 WordGirl Kid Math / Rexagon (voices)Episode: "Kid Math"
The Getaway HimselfEpisode: "Jack McBrayer in Hawaii"
2015 Axe Cop Mr. Chicken Chickenslice (voice)Episode: "Axe Cop Saves God"
New Girl WallyEpisode: "Clean Break"
The Jack and Triumph Show Jack7 episodes; also executive producer
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell AngelEpisode: "Shoulder Work"
Playing House Rod Rockemoore2 episodes
The Awesomes Villain-Tine (voice)Episode: "Villain-Tine's Day"
The Adventures of Puss in Boots Esteban (voice)Episode: "Star"
2015, 2017, 2021 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Dr. Ted Group III/Himself/Oliver's Plague (voice)3 episodes
2016 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Doug Whitney6 episodes
The Amazing Gayl Pile Mitch MaxwellEpisode #3.1
Odd Squad: The Movie Weird TomTelevision film
The Big Bang Theory Randall (Penny's Brother)Episode: "The Conjugal Conjecture"
The Lion Guard Badilli (voice)Episode: "The Trouble With Galagos"
Emo DadPrincipal Meister (voice)Season 2
The Eric Andre Show HimselfEpisode: "Stacey Dash; Jack McBrayer"
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Phillib AlmnallEpisode: "Day of the Diamond Dealmakers"
2016, 2017 Mighty Magiswords Snax / Orb-Bot / Matt2 episodes
2017 Angie Tribeca WadeEpisode: "License to Drill"
2017–2018 Big Mouth Pubic Hair #1 (voice)4 episodes
2017 Milo Murphy's Law Ship Captain (voice)Episode: "The Island of Lost Dakotas"
2017–2021 Puppy Dog Pals Hedgie (voice)7 episodes
2018 DuckTales The Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)Episode: "The Last Christmas"
2019–2022 Amphibia Toadie (voice)10 episodes
2019 Our Cartoon President Lindsey Graham (voice)3 episodes
2020 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Sandy ParcellSpecial: "Kimmy vs the Reverend"
T.O.T.S. Hank (voice)Episode: "Daddy Delivery"
Star Trek: Lower Decks BadgeyVoice; 2 episodes
Mapleworth Murders
Woke Sad Face (voice)
2021 Devil May Care God (voice)Episode: "The Shipment"
Bless the Harts Deputy Tug (voice), Parker (voice)Episode: "Trollin' with the Homies" and "When You Lose, You Win"
Nailed It HimselfEpisode: "Paranormal Pastries"
2021–presentHello, Jack! The Kindness ShowHimself7 Episodes
2022 Kid Cosmic Skippy Olsen (voice)Episode: "Kid Cosmic and the Secret of the Fourteenth Stone"
Eureka! KB (voice)2 episodes
2023 Call Me Kat GideonEpisode: “Call Me Ichabod Evel Knievel” [17]

Theater

YearProductionRoleDatesLocationCategory
2017 Crazy for You Eugene FodorFebruary 19 Lincoln Center Broadway
2019 Waitress Ogie AnhornFebruary 8 – June 15 Adelphi Theatre West End

Video games

YearTitleRole
2012 Wreck-it Ralph Fix-it Felix Jr.
2019 Anthem Amal

Music videos

YearSongArtistAlbum
2008"Touch My Body"Mariah Carey E = MC²

Awards and nominations

Children's and Family Emmy Awards

YearCategoryProgramResultRef.
2022 Outstanding Host Hello Jack! The Kindness ShowNominated [18]

Primetime Emmy Awards

YearCategoryProgramResultRef.
2008 Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs30 Rock: Kenneth The Web PageNominated
2009
2009 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 30 Rock
2016 Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell

Screen Actors Guild Awards

YearCategoryProgramResultRef.
2007 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series 30 Rock Nominated
2008 Won
2009 Nominated
2010
2011
2012
2013

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