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From the dozens of good slip guitarists who recorded blues, just a few — Elmore Wayne, Muddy Waters, and Robert Johnson, for instance — left a definite imprint on custom by developing a recognizable and widely imitated instrumental design. Tampa Crimson was another important musical model. During his heyday within the ’20s and ’30s, he was billed as “YOUR GUITAR Wizard,” and his amazing slide focus on electrical or National metal guitar displays why he gained the name. His 30-12 months recording career created hundreds of edges: hokum, pop, and jive, but mainly blues (including traditional compositions “Anna Lou Blues,” “Dark Angel Blues,” “Crying Won’t ASSIST YOU TO,” “It Hurts Me As well,” and “Like Her with a sense”). Early in Red’s profession, he teamed up with pianist, songwriter, and latter-day gospel composer Georgia Tom Dorsey, collaborating on double-entendre classics like “Tight LIKE THIS.” Listeners who just understand Tampa Red’s hokum materials are lacking the deeper part of one from the mainstays of Chicago blues. His peers included Big Expenses Broonzy, with whom he distributed a special companionship. Users of Lester Melrose’s musical mafia and consuming buddies, they once were able to rest through both video games of the Chicago White Sox doubleheader. Ultimately alcohol swept up with Crimson, and he blamed his latter-day health issues with an failure to refuse a glass or two. During Red’s primary, his musical locations went the gamut of blues organizations: down-home jukes, the roads, the vaudeville theatre circuit, as well as the Chicago golf club scene. Because of his polish and theatre experience, he’s often referred to as a town musician or metropolitan artist as opposed to a lot of his even more limited musical contemporaries. Furthermore, his home served because the blues community’s rehearsal hall and a casual booking agency. Based on the testimony of Broonzy and Big Joe Williams, Crimson cared for additional musicians by providing them meals and accommodations and generally easing their changeover from nation to town lifestyle. Today’s listener will love Tampa Red’s expressive vocals as well as perhaps be studied aback by his kazoo solos. His songwriting provides stood the check of period, and any significant slide guitar pupil have to be acquainted with Red’s electric guitar wizardry.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tampa Red
Date Of Birth January 8, 1904
Died March 19, 1981, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs It's Tight Like That, Let Me Play with Your Poodle, Don't You Lie to Me, Things 'Bout Coming My Way, You Can't Get That Stuff No More, Anna Lou Blues, Sugar Mama Blues, I'm Gonna Get High, Seminole Blues, Denver Blues, How Long, How Long Blues, Witchin' Hour Blues, You Gotta Reap What You Sow, Hard Road Blues, Boogie Woogie Dance, She Want to Sell My Monkey, It Hurts Me Too, You Missed a Good Man, Mean Old Tom Cat Blues, Delta Woman Blues, The Duck Yas Yas Yas, No Matter How She Done It, Kingfish Blues, Deceitful Friend Blues, Dead Cat on the Line, Rock It in Rhythm, We Gonna Get High Together, Worried Devil Blues, Western Bound Blues, Black Angel Blues, Don't Jive Me, Crying Won't Help You
Albums Don't Tampa With the Blues, Through Train Blues, The Bluebird Recordings, 1936-1938, The Bluebird Recordings 1934-1936, So Far So Good, Chicago Moan, Tampa Red's I'm Gonna Put You Down, Jazz Figures / Tampa Red (1928-1942), Greatest Blues Licks 1931-1946, Beyond Patina Jazz Masters: Tampa Red, Tampa Red Vol. 4 (1930 - 1931), Essential Blues, Sugar Mama Blues, Shake It Up a Little, It Hurts Me Too, Roots Of The Blues - Tampa Red, I'll Kill Your Soul, Echoes from the South With Tampa Red & Big Maceo, Mother Of The Blues, CD E, Tampa Red & Big Maceo 1941-1946 (Blues Collection Historical Recordings), Dynamite! The Unsung King of the Blues, Bottleneck Guitar 1928-1937, I'll Get a Break Someday, The Blues Effect - Tampa Red, Got the Blues, Your Music Around Me, The Wizard - Tampa Red, Friendless Gal Blues, Tonight in Time, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 12: 24 June 1941 to 5 July 1945, It's All About Blues Music (Remastered), The Story of the Guitar Wizard (1928-1940), Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 9: 11 October 1937 to 16 June 1938, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 14: 26 January 1949 to 20 March 1951, Tampa Red - Volume 2 (MP3 Album), Guitar Blues, Song Collection, Tampa Red Vol. 12 1941-1945, Sweet Little Angel, Voice of the Blues, Tampa Red Vol. 9 1937-1938, Tampa Red Maestro, Blues Masters Vol. 26, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 3: 9 July 1929 to June 1930, Hokum Blues, The One and Only: Tampa Red, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 10: 16 June 1938 to 8 November 1939, The Bluebird Recordings, Volume 1: 1934 - 1936, The Essential Tampa Red, Blues Experience, Vol. 26, Tampa Red - Volume 1 (MP3 Album)


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#Fact
1 In Knocked Up (2007), his character makes a reference to seeing Spider-Man in the movies. 9 years later, his character in Captain America: Civil War (2016) literally fights Spider-Man.
2 Paul's dad was an avid Titanic historian which, unfortunately, did not help Paul land a key role in Titanic (1997) when he auditioned.
3 Appeared in a Super Nintendo commercial in 1991.
4 Describes himself as a megafan of the television series Lost (2004), starring Evangeline Lilly. The two appeared together in the film Ant-Man (2015).
5 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 3, 2015.
6 Has been friends with Jennifer Aniston since they were age 21, before they both succeeded.
7 Has played a character named "George" three times: The Object of My Affection (1998), How Do You Know (2010) and Wanderlust (2012) -- the 1st and 3rd movie saw him play opposite Friends (1994) co-star Jennifer Aniston. Moreover, he played opposite Reese Witherspoon in the 2nd movie, who coincidentally also stared in two episodes of Friends (1994) as Gill, Jennifer Aniston character's younger sister. Rudd and Witherspoon appeared in different seasons and, thus, shared no scenes with each other.
8 (April 8, 2009) Attended the VIP screening of I Love You, Man (2009) at the Soho Hotel in London, England.
9 (January 16, 2009) Attended the premiere of Role Models (2008) at the Pathe De Munt Cinema in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
10 Paul's parents were both from London (UK), his father from the Edgware district and his mother from the Surbiton area of southwest London.
11 Is an avid fan of the Kansas City Royals. Threw out the first pitch before a game with the cross-state rival St. Louis Cardinals on June 22, 2012.
12 Was billed under his full name, "Paul Stephen Rudd", in his early roles, as there was already an actor in the Screen Actors Guild who took the name "Paul Rudd".
13 While on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009), Rudd told Kevin Pollak that when Rudd was a freshman theater student at the University of Kansas, he appeared in a highly experimental production of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in which there were two different actors playing a "good" Macbeth and a "bad" Macbeth; Rudd played the "good" Macbeth. Many years later, while he was auditioning to appear in the original production of "Bash: Latter-Day Plays", he learned that the play's author, Neil LaBute, had seen that "Macbeth" while LaBute was a graduate student at KU; Rudd was worried that LaBute would make the connection between Rudd and that "Macbeth" and would no longer want him to be in the play. They later became friends and frequent collaborators.
14 Improvised the "You know how I know you're gay?" sequence in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) with Seth Rogen.
15 As part of a running gag during his appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), Rudd often brought a clip from the film Mac and Me (1988) where wheelchair user Eric (Jade Calegory) flies off a cliff while Mac watches on, instead of showing clips from the actual movie he is there to promote. The only exception was when he came to promote Knocked Up (2007). Judd Apatow showed up specifically to make sure Rudd would not do so.
16 Came up with the idea of the "Kelly Clarkson!" call-out during Steve Carell's infamous chest wax in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005).
17 He spray painted his name on Shawnee Mission West High School's stage wall. Another ex-Shawnee Mission West student was Jason Sudeikis.
18 Is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
19 Friends with television writer Rob Thomas and Jon Hamm.
20 Has two children with Julie Rudd: Jack Rudd (born 2006) and daughter Darby Rudd (born 2010).
21 He is a self-described "mega-fan" of the television series Lost (2004). He volunteered to interview cast member Emilie de Ravin, whom he has never met, for Interview magazine because of his love for the series.
22 His parents were both born in England. His father was from Edgware and his mother was raised in Surbiton, both in London. Both of his parents' families were Jewish (they moved from Russia and Poland to England). Paul's paternal grandfather had anglicized his family's surname from "Rudnitzky" to "Rudd", while Paul's maternal grandfather, born Louis Goldstein, anglicized his family's surname to "Granville". Paul was raised in Reform Judaism, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
23 Attended the University of Kansas.
24 Prior to joining the cast of Friends (1994), he co-starred with Jennifer Aniston in The Object of My Affection (1998).
25 2/23/03: Married his girlfriend, Julie Rudd in upstate New York. They live in Manhattan. As of 2009, they have been together for 14 years.
26 Was a disc jockey at Bar Mitzvahs before his career became successful.
27 Was classmates with Matthew Lillard at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
28 Was disappointed by the final result of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) because filming had him believing it was going to be a high-caliber suspense film, but the reaction to the film was overwhelmingly negative.
29 1998: Began filming on a movie called "Chicken Blood and Other Tales", but production was canceled before it wrapped.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Parks and Recreation 2012-2015 TV Series Bobby Newport
TripTank 2014 TV Series Tom (voice)
They Came Together 2014 Joel
The Greatest Event in Television History 2012-2014 TV Series Kip Buffy Director
The Simpsons 2011-2014 TV Series Paul Rudd / Judd Apatow / Dr. Zander
Hudson Valley Ballers 2013 TV Series Tampa St. Pete
CMT Artists of the Year 2013 TV Movie Brian Fantana
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 Brian Fantana
This Is the End 2013 Paul Rudd
All Is Bright 2013 Rene
Burning Love 2013 TV Series Nate
Admission 2013 John Pressman
Prince Avalanche 2013 Alvin
This Is 40 2012 Pete
Louie 2012 TV Series Paul Rudd
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 Mr. Anderson
Wanderlust 2012 George Gergenblatt
Saturday Night Live 2011 TV Series Austin Vogelcheck / Patron
Moves: The Rise and Rise of the New Pornographers 2011 Short Nick
Jason Segel & Paul Rudd Meet Rush 2011 Short Peter Klaven
Our Idiot Brother 2011 Ned
How Do You Know 2010 George
Dinner for Schmucks 2010 Tim
Year One 2009 Abel (uncredited)
Being Green 2009 Video Mr. Earth
Stalker 2009/III Short Billy Phillps
I Love You, Man 2009 Peter Klaven
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 Derek Dietl (voice)
Wainy Days 2008 TV Series Alias
Role Models 2008 Danny
Little Britain USA 2008 TV Series French President
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 Chuck
Over Her Dead Body 2008 Henry
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 John Lennon (uncredited)
I Could Never Be Your Woman 2007 Adam
Veronica Mars 2007 TV Series Desmond Fellows
Reno 911! 2006-2007 TV Series Guy Gerricault
Knocked Up 2007 Pete
Reno 911!: Miami 2007 Ethan the Drug Lord
The Ten 2007 Jeff Reigert
The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show 2007 TV Series Antagonistic Passenger
Night at the Museum 2006 Don
The Ex 2006 Leon
Robot Chicken 2006 TV Series TV Host / Ang Lee / Sock Puppets / ...
Diggers 2006 Hunt
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker 2006 TV Series Dave Penders
The Oh in Ohio 2006 Jack Chase
The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 David
Stella 2005 TV Series Greg
The Daily Show 2005 TV Series Gene Safken
The Baxter 2005 Dan Abbott
Tennis, Anyone...? 2005 Lance Rockwood
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie 2004 Video Brian Fantana
P.S. 2004 Sammy Silverstein
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 Brian Fantana
Friends 2002-2004 TV Series Mike Hannigan
Soundtracks Live 2004 TV Movie
House Hunting 2003 Short Daniel
Two Days 2003 Paul Miller
The Shape of Things 2003 Adam Sorenson
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 2002 Video John
Bash: Latter-Day Plays 2001 TV Movie
Reaching Normal 2001 Kenneth
The Château 2001 Graham Granville
Wet Hot American Summer 2001 Andy
Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem 2000 Ian Curtis
Deadline 2000 TV Series Zander Price
Strangers with Candy 2000 TV Series Brent Brooks
The Great Gatsby 2000 TV Movie Nick Carraway
The Cider House Rules 1999 Lt. Wally Worthington
200 Cigarettes 1999 Kevin
Twelfth Night, or What You Will 1998 TV Movie Duke Orsino
The Object of My Affection 1998 George Hanson
Overnight Delivery 1998 Video Wyatt Trips
The Locusts 1997 Earl
Clueless 1996 TV Series Sonny
Romeo + Juliet 1996 Dave Paris
The Size of Watermelons 1996 Alex
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers 1995 Tommy Doyle (as Paul Stephen Rudd)
Sisters 1992-1995 TV Series Kirby Philby
Clueless 1995 Josh
Wild Oats 1994 TV Series Brian Grant
Rebel Highway 1994 TV Series Jimmy Rusoff
Moment of Truth: Stalking Back 1993 TV Movie Scott
The Fire Next Time 1993 TV Mini-Series David
A Question of Ethics 1992 as Kenny Chin
Picture Perfect 1992 Short Photographer
Jamie's Secret 1992 Video
Ant-Man and the Wasp 2018 announced Scott Lang Ant-Man
Avengers: Infinity War 2018 filming Scott Lang Ant-Man
Mute 2017 post-production Cactus Bill
Ideal Home 2016 post-production Paul
The Catcher Was a Spy pre-production Moe
Quantum Is Calling 2016 TV Movie Paul Rudd
Bob's Burgers 2016 TV Series Jericho
Nerdland 2016 John (voice)
Captain America: Civil War 2016 Scott Lang Ant-Man
Sausage Party 2016 Darren (voice)
The Fundamentals of Caring 2016 Ben Benjamin
Anyone Can Quantum 2016 Short Paul Rudd
Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter 2015 TV Mini-Series Paul Rudd
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp 2015 TV Series Andy
WHIH News Front 2015 TV Series short Scott Lang
Ant-Man 2015 Scott Lang Ant-Man
The Little Prince 2015/I Mr. Prince (voice)
Moone Boy 2015 TV Series George Gershwin

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ant-Man and the Wasp 2018 story announced
Ant-Man 2015 screenplay by
Party Down TV Series creator - 15 episodes, 2009 - 2010 created by - 5 episodes, 2009 written by - 1 episode, 2009
Role Models 2008 screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fun Mom Dinner 2017 executive producer completed
Wanderlust 2012 producer
Party Down 2009-2010 TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
The Ten 2007 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series 1 episode, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2016
Saturday Night Live 2008-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 performer: "Big Big World", "Gay for a Day"
Prince Avalanche 2013 performer: "Bad Connection" / writer: "Bad Connection"
This Is 40 2012 performer: "Happy Birthday to You"
Wanderlust 2012 performer: "Two Princes" - uncredited
I Love You, Man 2009 performer: "Tom Sawyer", "Fly by Night", "Limelight"
Veronica Mars 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ten 2007 performer: "Who Am I And Where Do I Go from Here?"
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 performer: "Afternoon Delight"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lovely, Still 2008 thanks
Ira & Abby 2006 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rush: Time Stand Still 2016 Documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... 2016 TV Series Himself
United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Making of 'Captain America: Civil War' 2016 Video documentary Himself
Today 1978-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2016 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Tommy Shaw / Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself
Making of an Ant-Sized Heist: A How-To Guide 2015 Video short Himself
The 2015 World Series 2015 Documentary Narrator (voice)
IMDb Asks 2015 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot 2015 Documentary Himself
The Daily Show 1997-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010-2015 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1999-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Conan 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - 'Jersey Shore' Auditioner
IMDb: What to Watch 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Good Morning America 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Unfiltered with Renee Young 2015 TV Series Himself
Weekend Ticket 2013-2015 TV Series short Himself
CollegeHumor Originals 2015 TV Series Himself
Red Nose Day 2015 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2006-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs 2015 TV Special Himself
The Jack and Triumph Show 2015 TV Series Himself
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Colbert Report 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 2008-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Various / ...
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Cameo #27 / Nominee
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Behind-the-Scenes 2014 Video short Himself
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Behind-the-Scenes: Newsroom 2014 Video short Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2013 TV Special Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Screen Junkies Show 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
Katie 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2013 TV Series Himself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Film
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
This Morning 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Metacafe Unfiltered 2012 TV Series short Himself
HBO First Look 2009-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
7 Minutes in Heaven 2012 TV Series short Himself (2012)
Casting By 2012 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2012 TV Series Himself
Reggie Makes Music 2012 TV Series Himself
The 66th Annual Tony Awards 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Play
Mansome 2012 Documentary Himself
7 Minutes in Heaven 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Secret Policeman's Ball 2012 TV Movie Himself
Daybreak 2012 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Will Ferrell: Mark Twain Prize 2011 TV Movie Himself
Taking Control of Your Body 2011 Video short Himself
That Is All 2011 Short Himself
Film Fiend 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Chelsea Lately 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
2011 MTV Video Music Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Paul Rudd Pitches Harvey Weinstein 2011 Short Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series Himself - At Elton John's Oscar Party
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
CBS News Up to the Minute 2010 TV Series Himself
ES.TV HD 2010 TV Series Himself
Mark at the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
The Early Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
2010 MTV Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2010 TV Series Himself
The Cove: My Friend is... 2010 Short Himself
Sesame Street 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Casino Jack and the United States of Money 2010 Documentary Michael Scanlon (voice)
Joe Buck Live 2009 TV Series Himself
The 1st Annual Streamy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Guest Star in a Web Series
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
On the Set of 'Role Models' 2009 Video short Himself
The Hour 2009 TV Series Himself
Delocated 2009 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
GMTV 2009 TV Series Himself
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
Reel Comedy 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
The Joe Buck Show 2008 TV Movie Himself
The 34th Annual People's Choice Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Getaway 2007 TV Series Himself - Celebrity traveller
Rove Live 2007 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Michael Showalter Showalter 2007 TV Series Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education 2006 TV Special Himself
Movie Rush 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Wanderlust 2006 TV Movie documentary The Editor
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Armenian Genocide 2006 TV Movie documentary voice
'Clueless': The Class of '95 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Graham Norton Effect 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cinemax Special: Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 TV Movie documentary Brian Fontana
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Dinner for Five 2003 TV Series Himself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Brilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season 2003 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Tribeca Film Festival Presents 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The View 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
MTV Hits 2003 TV Series Himself
The Isaac Mizrahi Show 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Festival Pass with Chris Gore 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Scenic, Best Lighting & Best Costume Design
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby': The Making of a Classic 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Video Games AWESOME! 2014 TV Series Abel
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Brian Fantana
Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season 2014 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately 2012-2013 TV Series Alvin in 'Prince Avalanche' / George
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2011 TV Series documentary Tommy Doyle
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story 2010 Documentary Danny Donahue
The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships 2008 Video documentary
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Reel Comedy 2004 TV Series Brian Fantana
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends 2004 TV Movie Mike Hannigan (uncredited)
On the Edge 2001 TV Movie Kenneth (segment "Reaching Normal")

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Ant-Man (2015) · Peyton Reed
· Edgar Wright
· Joe Cornish
· Adam McKay
2015 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Male Star of the Year
2015 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On July 1st, 2015. At 6834 Hollywood Blvd.
2012 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series Parks and Recreation (2009)
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) · Logan Lerman
· Johnny Simmons
· Nina Dobrev
· Ezra Miller
· Tom Savini
· Mae Whitman
· Joan Cusack
· Nicholas Braun
· Dylan McDermott
· Kate Walsh
· Emma Watson
· Melanie Lynskey
· Adam Hagenbuch
· Erin Wilhelmi
· Reece Thompson
· Zane Holtz
2010 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA TV Program of the Year Party Down (2009) · John Enbom
· Dan Etheridge
· Rob Thomas
2009 Streamy Award The Streamy Awards Best Guest Star in a Web Series Wainy Days (2007)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Ant-Man (2015)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in an Action Movie Ant-Man (2015)
2016 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Ant-Man (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Hero Ant-Man (2015)
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie Star: Male Ant-Man (2015)
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) · Will Ferrell
· David Koechner
· Steve Carell
· James Marsden
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Kanye West
· Tina Fey
· Amy Poehler
· Jim Carrey
· Marion Cotillard
· Will Smith
· Liam Neeson
· John C. Reilly
· Greg Kinnear
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best WTF Moment Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) · Steve Carell
· Will Ferrell
· David Koechner
2013 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in a Comedy This Is 40 (2012)
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) · Logan Lerman
· Ezra Miller
· Emma Watson
· Nina Dobrev
· Melanie Lynskey
· Kate Walsh
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actor Parks and Recreation (2009)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Parks and Recreation (2009)
2009 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Acting Ensemble I Love You, Man (2009) · Jason Segel
· Rashida Jones
· Andy Samberg
· J.K. Simmons
· Jane Curtin
· Jon Favreau
· Jaime Pressly
· Sarah Burns
· Lou Ferrigno
· Rob Huebel
· Aziz Ansari
· Nick Kroll
· Mather Zickel
2009 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss I Love You, Man (2009) · Thomas Lennon
2009 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Rockstar Moment I Love You, Man (2009) · Jason Segel
2007 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry Knocked Up (2007) · Seth Rogen
2006 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) · Steve Carell
· Seth Rogen
· Romany Malco
2005 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) · Will Ferrell
· Steve Carell
· David Koechner
2005 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Musical Performance Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) · Will Ferrell
· Fred Armisen
· Steve Carell
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture The Cider House Rules (1999) · Jane Alexander
· Erykah Badu
· Kathy Baker
· Michael Caine
· Kieran Culkin
· Delroy Lindo
· Tobey Maguire
· Kate Nelligan
· Charlize Theron


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#Quote
1 [on his Jewish identity] My whole family is Jewish; my wife, Julie, is Jewish - there isn't anyone in my family who isn't Jewish. I was bar mitzvahed Reform; we were pretty laid back, but it's like, oh yeah, I went to synagogue. I know what it's like to look for matzoh. [laughs] I know the culture and I know the food. I know what a Haggadah is! I know these things, and I did a play many years ago [in 1997] called "The Last Night at Ballyhoo", which was a new play at the time, about Eastern European Jews and the anti-Semitism they faced by German Jews in the South. Alfred Uhry, the playwright, became somewhat of a surrogate father to me in New York - I live in New York still and he does, too. And every seder at Alfred's house he would say, "You know, if you are Jewish, it almost doesn't even matter how religious you are. If you're Jewish, it's just in the marrow of your bones." We have a lineage that is so many thousands of years old, that you just relate. It is a tribe; it's like "Oh, yeah, that's my team," and I feel that for sure.
2 A movie like I Love You, Man (2009) is certainly a comedy. But a lot of the humor just derives from awkwardness, insecurity and discomfort - all stuff I relate to. It's a real thing, and it's not funny to me when I'm feeling it in real life. And it's not funny to the character when he's experiencing that in the movie.
3 I don't consider myself a comedian because I don't really concern myself too much with jokes. I think I've dealt with any kind of trauma in my life with humor, and I was a fan of comedians and comedy growing up. I still am. But I never had that thing where, after Anchorman or something, I was "Okay, now I want to play a serial killer" or "Now I want to do something totally different." That seemed kind of false to me.
4 [on the role of "Ned" in Our Idiot Brother (2011)] I think this character is actually very smart. [He] is living his life the way he wants to. People call him an idiot because he's loving and he's sincere. But he made the decision to be that way and, if he can do it, maybe others can rise to the occasion.
5 [on Clueless (1995)] It's really cool being in a movie that I think was a seminal movie for a lot of kids. When we were shooting it, we all hoped that [Clueless] would fall into that kind of pantheon of movies like John Hughes made, or that really struck a chord with us when we were teenagers - and that years after it was released that we all kind of felt that it had. It actually had achieved that status for a lot of people. What a cool thing it is to be involved in something that attains that level of importance in a lot of kids' lives. So keeping that in mind, I certainly don't tire talking about that if people want to hear about it. It isn't one of those things where it's like "I've moved past that! I've done other things!". I don't feel that way about anything. I've done good and bad. I tend to be like "Oh, ask me about something that I was in whether it was something that was good or something that was just terrible." I'll talk about either of them freely.
6 I think there's something great and generic about goldfish. They're everybody's first pet.
7 When I was doing The Shape of Things (2003), which we'd done as a play, it was just so tired by the time we rolled tape.
8 I can, and do, walk the street. No one bothers me or anything, because most people wouldn't know who I am.
9 There's a feeling of enrichment and challenge when it comes to doing a play, and especially doing, you know, a classical play or a tragic play. In a way, it works a different set of muscles, I guess. But I do love it, and I love great writing, whatever it is, and there are so many great plays, and a lot of the writing in a lot of plays is just stellar, and no one is making movies like that, or if they are, I'm certainly not getting cast in them. But you know, working on a comedy with your friends. Like, I would say that with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Wet Hot American Summer (2001), I was working with people who are completely inspiring. I love being around that company, and I try and step up to the level of their game.
10 Theater is the most enriching and thrilling thing to do as an actor. It trumps movies and all that other stuff. People say, "You must love the instant feedback," and we're all attention whores for sure - that's why we choose this profession. But it goes beyond that: There's something magical about a shared experience in a theater, with actors and an audience. I don't know if the audience members realize just how huge a part they play in a production. How they are determines how we are, and when it all works, it's magical.

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1 Vivid green eyes
2 Often cast by Judd Apatow.
3 Sarcastic wit
4 Frequently co-stars with Steve Carell and Seth Rogen
5 Deadpan delivery
6 Low-key, sardonic sense of humor

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