Jack McBrayer (//; 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 the 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. During his time at The Walt Disney Company, he has 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 also has recurring roles in Phineas and Ferb, Puppy Dog Pals, The Middle and in the Netflix series Big Mouth. He also appeared in The Big Bang Theory on the Season 10 premiere episode as Penny’s older brother, Randall.
McBrayer in New York City in March 2007
|Born||May 27, 1973|
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Evansville|
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.
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. 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.
From 1995 to 2002 he worked at The Second City and IO Theater in Chicago, an experience that introduced him to 30 Rock creator Tina Fey and prepared him for his role on her show. 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; McBrayer is from Macon which is southeast of Atlanta and in Georgia.
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. 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." He worked as a voice actor in the American animated series Ugly Americans 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 and stars in Craig McCracken's new 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. 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.
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 of 2019. The production opened at the Adelphi Theatre, London on February 8, 2019. In June 2019, he appeared on ITV's The Sara Cox Show.
|2004||Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story||Stuart Applebaum|
|2005||The Baxter||Elliot's Friend||Uncredited|
|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)|
|2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Chuck|
|2011||The Brass Teapot||Joe|
|2012||A Thousand Words||Starbucks Barista|
|2012||The Campaign||Mr. Mendenhall|
|2012||Wreck-It Ralph||Fix-It Felix Jr. (voice)|
|2013||Movie 43||Brian||Segment "iBabe"|
Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo (shared with the entire cast)
|2013||The To Do List||Hillcrest Pool Manager|
|2014||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)|
|2017||We Love You, Sally Carmichael!||Darren|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||Fix-It Felix Jr. (voice)|
|1999||Early Edition||Teddy / Rehearsal Dinner Toaster||Episode: "The Out-of-Towner"|
|2002||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Wally Jenson (uncredited)||Episode #10.27|
|2005||Weekends at the D.L.||Soldier||Episode #1.12|
|2005–2006||Arrested Development||Country Club Waiter||2 episodes|
|2006||The Colbert Report||Kevin (voice)||Episode: "Will Power"|
|2006–2013, 2020||30 Rock||Kenneth Parcell||139 episodes|
|2007||My Boys||Paul||Episode: "The Promise of a New Season"|
|2009||The Electric Company||Marlon||Episode: "Abracadabra Cadabra Ca-Green!"|
|2009–2015||Phineas and Ferb||Irving (voice)||36 episodes|
|2010||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Best Man||Episode: "Comedy"|
|2010||Ugly Americans||Kong (voice)||Episode: "Kong of Queens"|
|2010||Robotomy||Frenemy (voice)||Episode: "Frenemy"|
|2010||Kung Fu Panda Holiday||Wo Hop (voice)||Television special|
|2011–2020||Bob's Burgers||Various voices||5 episodes|
|2011||The Simpsons||Ewell Freestone "Peach Guy" (voice)||Episode: "The Great Simpsina"|
|2011||Conan||Ghost / Drug Dealer / Conan||3 episodes|
|2011||Portlandia||Zupan's Market Customer||Episode: "Cool Wedding"|
|2011||Funny or Die Presents||Park Ranger||Episode #2.4|
|2011||Archer||Randy (voice)||Episode: "Bloody Ferlin"|
|2011||Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension||Irving (voice)||Television film|
|2013–2016||Wander Over Yonder||Wander (voice)||79 episodes|
|2013||Deon Cole's Black Box||White History Month Narrator||Episode: "Sweet Home Chicago"|
|2013||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Tagg||Episode: "Trading Faces"|
|2013–2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Chad / Band Camp Register||2 episodes|
|2013||Key & Peele||Robert||Episode: #3.3|
|2013–2018||The Middle||Dr. Ted Goodwin||9 episodes|
|2013–2019||Drunk History||Various roles||10 episodes|
|2013||Childrens Hospital||Ballard||Episode: "Coming and Going"|
|2014–2015||Jake and the Neverland Pirates||Pirate Mummy (voice)||7 episodes|
|2014||WordGirl||Kid Math / Rexagon (voices)||Episode: "Kid Math"|
|2014||The Getaway||Himself||Episode: "Jack McBrayer in Hawaii"|
|2015||Axe Cop||Mr. Chicken Chickenslice (voice)||Episode: "Axe Cop Saves God"|
|2015||New Girl||Wally||Episode: "Clean Break"|
|2015||The Jack and Triumph Show||Jack||7 episodes; also executive producer|
|2015||Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell||Angel||Episode: "Shoulder Work"|
|2015, 2017, 2021||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Dr. Ted Group III/Himself/Oliver's Plague (voice)||3 episodes|
|Playing House||Rod Rockemoore||2 episodes|
|2015||The Awesomes||Villain-Tine (voice)||Episode: "Villain-Tine's Day"|
|2015||The Adventures of Puss in Boots||Esteban (voice)||Episode: "Star"|
|2016||The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret||Doug Whitney||6 episodes|
|2016||The Amazing Gayl Pile||Mitch Maxwell||Episode #3.1|
|2016||Odd Squad: The Movie||Weird Tom||Television film|
|2016||The Big Bang Theory||Randall||Episode: "The Conjugal Conjecture"|
|2016||The Lion Guard||Badilli (voice)||Episode: "The Trouble With Galagos"|
|2016||Emo Dad||Principal Meister (voice)||Season 2|
|2016||The Eric Andre Show||Himself||Episode: "Stacey Dash; Jack McBrayer"|
|2016||Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Phillib Almnall||Episode: "Day of the Diamond Dealmakers"|
|2016, 2017||Mighty Magiswords||Snax / Orb-Bot / Matt||2 episodes|
|2017||Angie Tribeca||Wade||Episode: "License to Drill"|
|2017–2018||Big Mouth||Pubic Hair #1 (voice)||4 episodes|
|2017||Milo Murphy's Law||Ship Captain (voice)||2 episodes|
|2017–2018||Puppy Dog Pals||Hedgie (voice)||2 episodes|
|2018||DuckTales||The Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)||Episode: "The Last Christmas"|
|2019||Amphibia||Toadie (voice)||10 episodes|
|2019||Our Cartoon President||Lindsey Graham (voice)||3 episodes|
|2020||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Sandy Parcell||Special: "Kimmy vs the Reverend"|
|2020||T.O.T.S.||Hank (voice)||Episode: "Daddy Delivery"|
|2020||Star Trek: Lower Decks||Badgey||Voice; 2 episodes|
|2020||Woke||Sad Face (voice)|
|2021||Devil May Care||God (voice)||Episode: "The Shipment"|
|2021||Bless the Harts||Parker (voice)||Episode: "Trollin' with the Homies"|
|2017||Crazy for You||Eugene Fodor||February 19||Lincoln Center||Broadway|
|2019||Waitress||Ogie Anhorn||February 8 – June 15||Adelphi Theatre||West End|
|2012||Wreck-it Ralph||Fix-it Felix Jr.|
Awards and nominations
Primetime Emmy Awards
|2008||Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs||30 Rock: Kenneth The Web Page||Nominated|
|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|
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- "Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 61st Primetime Emmy Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
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- "Conan's First Tour Stop: Triumph, Self-Pleasuring Pandas, and Spoon". New York. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
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- Perkins, Dennis (March 19, 2018). "John Oliver hijacks homophobe Mike Pence's bunny book with a better one in A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo". AV Club. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
- Waitress whatsonstage.com, December 21, 2018
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- "Nominations announced for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". SAG-AFTRA. December 17, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Announcement". SAG-AFTRA. December 16, 2010. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "Nominations Announced for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". SAG-AFTRA. December 14, 2011. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "Nominations Announced for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". SAG-AFTRA. December 12, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "Nominations Announced for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". SAG-AFTRA. December 11, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
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