Toby Huss

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Huss in 2012
Tobias Huss

(1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 56)
Other namesRottilio Michieli, Rottilio Bettini
Alma mater University of Iowa
Years active1984–present

Tobias Huss (born December 9, 1966) is an American actor, known for portraying Artie in the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993–1996). He is also known for his voice-over work on the long-running animated series King of the Hill (1997–2010) as Kahn Souphanousinphone and Cotton Hill, and his role as Felix "Stumpy" Dreifuss on HBO's Carnivàle (2003–2005). [1] He played John Bosworth on the AMC original period drama Halt and Catch Fire . [2]


Early life

Huss was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Gerald and Elma Huss. His father was a high school chemistry teacher, and his mother was a cosmetics sales representative. [3] [4] He attended the University of Iowa, [3] where he participated in No Shame Theatre before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. [5]


Huss at SF Sketchfest in 2016 Toby Huss at SF Sketchfest 2016 (cropped).jpg
Huss at SF Sketchfest in 2016

In the early 1990s, Huss appeared in network promos for MTV, playing odd characters, including a crooner known at the time as Ol' Two Eyes, who sang lounge-singer versions of Dr. Dre's "Dre Day", Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain", Pearl Jam's "Jeremy", and Onyx's hit "Slam"; a James Bond-like spy named Cobalt; a leather fetishist with an abnormal affection for goats; a flannel-wearing doofus; and an angry redneck named Reverend Tex Stoveheadbottom, who delivered fast-talking and descriptively detailed non sequitur tirades that usually included the phrase, "Go to Hell!"

Other roles include the voices of Cotton Hill and Kahn Souphanousinphone on King of the Hill and "the Wiz", a boyfriend of Elaine Benes in the episode "The Junk Mail" of Seinfeld . From his parodies of Frank Sinatra, which were featured in the films Vegas Vacation and Down Periscope , and the show Halt and Catch Fire , Huss has created a Sinatra-inspired character named Rudy Casoni. [4]

Personal life

Huss is a single father and has one daughter, named Charlotte. [6] In July 2014, Huss sold his home in Highland Park for $850,000. [7]


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1984The Adventures of RooPat SchliesmanShort film
1989 Zadar! Cow from Hell Clerk
1994Hand GunTed
1995 The Basketball Diaries Kenny
1996Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All-Girl Bookie JointSammy Cybernowski
Down Periscope Nitro
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America TV Thief #2, Concierge, Bellboy, Make TV Reporter (voices)
Dear God Doubting Thomas Minister
Jerry Maguire Steve Remo
1997 Vegas Vacation Fake I.D. SalesmanUncredited
1998 Still Breathing Cameron
Shock TelevisionDonut Shop Patron
1999The Wetonkawa FlashUnknown
The Mod Squad Red
Clubland Rastus
2000 Bedazzled Jerry, Alejandro, Beach Jock, Sportscaster, Lance
A Good Baby AmeriShine (voice)
2001 Human Nature Puff's Father
Beyond the City LimitsDykes
2002 The Country Bears Tennessee O'Neal (voice)
2006 Rescue Dawn Spook
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Glen
Balls of Fury Groundskeeper
Have Dreams, Will TravelDeputy Raymond Ward
2009 World's Greatest Dad Bert Green
2010 Furry Vengeance Wilson
Alpha and Omega Truck Stop Employee (voice)
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Roy Murphy
God Bless America Man With Cellphone
2013 Bad Milo! Dr. Yeager
42 Clyde Sukeforth
Hair Brained Whittman Moderator
R.I.P.D. Deado (voice)
Enough Said Peter
2014The OccupantsFather
2015 The Invitation Dr. Joseph
Little Boy Colonel Bob
Equals George
Martyrs Fenton
2016 In a Valley of Violence Harris
Havenhurst Wayne
Ghostbusters Officer Stevenson
Heaven's Floor Ed
Buster's Mal Heart Deputy Winston
2017 Girlfriend's Day Betcher
Take Me Officer Judkins
Big Bear Cop
2018 The Front Runner Billy Broadhurst
Destroyer Gil Lawson
Halloween Ray Nelson
City of Lies Detective Fred Miller
2019 Sword of Trust Hog Jaws
2020 Horse Girl Joe
The Rental Taylor
2021 Copshop Anthony Lamb
Birds of Paradise Scott Sanders (voice)
2022 Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe Todd Ianuzzi (voice)
Blonde Whitey
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Nick Yankovic
2023 Americana Pendleton Duvall


1993–1996 The Adventures of Pete & Pete Artie, the Strongest Man in the World11 episodes
1994–1997, 2011 Beavis and Butt-Head Todd Ianuzzi, Henry (voices)19 episodes (under the name of Rottilio Michieli from 1994 to 1997)
1995–1999 NewsRadio Jack Frost, Junior, Guard #23 episodes
1997 Seinfeld Jack, The WizEpisode: "The Junk Mail"
1997–2010 King of the Hill Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr., Cotton Hill, Additional voices150 episodes
1998 The Army Show Cpl. Rusty Link13 episodes
1999 Hercules Additional voicesEpisode: "Hercules and the Aetolian Amphora"
1999–2000 The Martin Short Show HimselfWriter
63 episodes
2000–2002 Nikki JupiterSeries regular; 41 episodes
2001 The Angry Beavers Rikki / Pirate Rats (voice)Episode: "Beavemaster/Deck Poops"
2002 Home Movies Coach / FPC Floating Head (voice)Episode: "Shore Love"
2002–2003 One on One Hank5 episodes
2003 Windy City Heat Ansel Adams Television film
2003The Making of King of the HillHimselfTelevision documentary
2003–2005 Carnivàle Felix "Stumpy" Dreifuss24 episodes
2003–2020 Reno 911! Big Mike, General Lee19 episodes
2004 Pilot Season StewartMiniseries
2004–2006 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Ernie Devlin, Shado the Brain Thief (voices)4 episodes
2005 The Office Todd Packer (voice)Episode: "Pilot"
2006 Help Me Help You Lenny2 episodes
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm CharlieEpisode: "The Freak Book"
2008 30 Rock Deutsche Stimme (voice)Episode: "Episode 210"
The Riches P.I. Chet Landry2 episodes
2008–2018 The Venture Bros. Scaramantula, General Treister, Copy-Cat (voices)7 episodes
2009 In the Motherhood GooseEpisode: "Bully"
Bollywood Hero Jeff HackerEpisode #1.1
The Goode Family Clyde2 episodes
Hung CliffEpisode: "Thith Ith a Prothetic or You Cum Just Right"
2010 Criminal Minds Frank LynchEpisode: "Mosley Lane"
2010, 2016 Childrens Hospital Old Timey Psychiatrist / Rex Hilliard2 episodes
2011 Bob's Burgers Robber (voice)Episode: "Hamburger Dinner Theater"
The League Flanagan the Drug DealerEpisode: "The Out of Towner"
Shameless Steve's BossEpisode: "Father Frank, Full of Grace"
Mr. Sunshine TravisEpisode: "Ben and Vivian"
Adventure Time Booboo, Commander in Movie (voices)Episode: "Heat Signature"
Rip CityRonnieTelevision film
2011–2013 The Cleveland Show Tutor, Dodgers Coach (voices)2 episode
2011–2012 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Mr. Yeung, Snow Leopard (voices)2 episodes
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jeff Levitt, Frank SinatraEpisode: "It Was a Very Good Year"
The New Normal Farmer MarkEpisode: "Pardon Me"
2013 Anger Management TomEpisode: "Charlie and the Ex-Patient"
Newsreaders Peter RubyEpisode: "Fit Town, Fat Town"
NTSF:SD:SUV E-Cigarette Smoking ManEpisode: "Extra Terrorist-rial"
Brickleberry Aubrey (voice)Episode: "Tailer Park"
Key & Peele Shoeshine CustomerEpisode #3.13
The ArrangementDizzy PagliouciTelevision film
2013–2015 Sanjay and Craig Farmer Larry, Announcer, Steve the Pizza Mascot, Cop, Shopper, Additional voices7 episodes
2014 The Spoils of Babylon Seymore Lunts2 episodes
Garfunkel & Oates TomEpisode: "Road Warriors"
A to Z Uncle DaveEpisode: "D Is for Debbie"
2014–2017 Halt and Catch Fire John Bosworth38 episodes
2015 Mom BillEpisode: "Cheeseburger Salad and Jazz"
Sin City Saints Coach Doug8 episodes
Dr. Ken Captain SpookyEpisode: "Halloween-Aversary"
2016 Black-ish NelsonEpisode: "Sink or Swim"
All the Way Governor Paul B. Johnson Jr. Television film
2016–2017 Outcast Mayor7 episodes
2017 Colony Bob BurkeRecurring role
Feud: Bette and Joan Frank Sinatra 2 episodes
Brockmire Johnny the Hat5 episodes
Veep Quartie Sturges2 episodes
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Warden Granville2 episodes
Tarantula (voice)4 episodes
2018 Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters Sgt. McCreedyEpisode: "Sgt. McCreedy"
Sacred Lies Kevin Groth (aka "The Prophet")Series regular
Harvey Birdman: Attorney General Ernie Devlin (voice)Television film
2019 The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Caesar, Cruelius Sneezer (voices)Episode: "Captain Underpants and the Crazy Caustic Spray of the Contagious Cruelius Sneezer"
GLOW J. J. "Tex" McCready4 episodes
The Righteous Gemstones Dale Nancy3 episodes
2019–2021 Dickinson Edward Dickinson Main role
2020 Brews Brothers Homeless Man3 episodes
2022 Angelyne Hugh Hefner Episode: "Glow in the Dark Queen of the Universe"
2023 White House Plumbers James W. McCord Jr.
Fatal Attraction Mike Gerard

Video games

1995 Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity Additional voices
2000King of the HillKahn Souphanousinphone, Cotton Hill


2014 Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Himself/GuestEpisode: "277"


2023White House Plumbers PodcastHimselfEpisode 3


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