James Urbaniak

James Urbaniak

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    • September 17th, 1963
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James Christian Urbaniak (born September 17, 1963) is an American actor. Urbaniak was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Julie and their twins, son Severn Jerzy and daughter Esme Maeve. One of his first noteworthy roles was in the avant-garde playwright/director Richard Foreman's The Universe, for which Urbaniak won an Obie. He has also been acclaimed for his acting in the films Henry Fool and American Splendor, in the latter of which he played legendary illustrator R. Crumb. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his role in Thom Pain (based on nothing). He provides the voice for main character Dr. Thaddeus Venture on The Venture Bros. as well as the Doctor's brother Jonas Venture Junior and the super-villain Phantom Limb. In one of his lesser-known roles, Urbaniak played a pizza guy in the famous "Whassup?" television commercials for Budweiser. He also portrayed the moderator in "Human Centipede Anonymous", a Funny or Die short depicting three men who grapple with their past as a human centipede.

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Acting (35 Credits)

2021Things Heard & Seen as Bram
2020Tesla as Professor Anthony
2019Where'd You Go, Bernadette as Marcus Strang
2018Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay as Lazlo Valentin / Professor Pyg (voice)
2017Dave Made a Maze as Harry
2017Wonderstruck as Dr. Kincaid
2017Rebel in the Rye as Gus Lobrano
2015Advantageous as Fisher
2015Difficult People as Arthur Tack
2014The Occupants as Glen
2014Ned Rifle as Simon Grim
2014The Boxtrolls as Sir Broderick / Male Workman 1 / Male Workman 2 (voice)
2014Review as Grant Grunderschmidt
2013iSteve as Bill Gates
2011The Music Never Stopped as Mike Tappin
2011Sound of My Voice as Mr. Pritchett
2010Drones as Pete
2010You Don't Know Jack as Jack Lessenberry
2010Beware the Gonzo as Principal Roy
2007Across the Universe as Sadie's Manager
2006Fay Grim as Simon Grim
2006Death of a President as Dr. James Pearn
2005The Girl from Monday as Funk
2003American Splendor as Robert Crumb
2003Legally Blonde 2 as Lab Technician
2003The Venture Bros. as Dr. Venture (voice)
2002Teknolust as Agent Hopper
2002Briar Patch as Druden Hunt
2002Confessions of a Dangerous Mind as Rod Flexner
2001No Such Thing as Concierge
2000Intern as Olivier Di Santo
1999Sweet and Lowdown as Harry
1998The Book of Life as True Believer
1997Henry Fool as Simon Grim


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