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Bryan Christopher Callen (born January 26, 1967) is an Americanmarker actor. Callen is notable for being one of the original cast of comedians on the sketch comedy series MADtv.

Personal life

Callen was born in Manila, Philippinesmarker. His father, Randy Callen, left his mother, Toni McBrier, when he found out she was pregnant. His mother raised him and his half-sister, Kelsey, in the South Bronx of New York Citymarker. Callen is of Scottish, Irish and Native American descent. When he was older, Callen began performing in plays to make extra money.

After graduating from Morris High School in 1985, Callen attended American Universitymarker on a scholarship, majored in drama, and graduated with honors. In 1993, he moved to Los Angelesmarker, where he was discovered in a comedy club by producers looking for talent for MADtv. As of March 2006, Callen lives in Venice, Californiamarker.



Callen was one of eight original cast members when MADtv debuted in 1995. Callen's most popular characters included Pool Boy from Cabana Chat with Dixie Wetsworth, motivational speaker Al Casdy, and "relationship-challenged" death row inmate Jeremy Anderson. Callen also performed impersonations of Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Al Gore, Luke Perry, Steven Seagal, Sammy Hagar, Kevin Bacon, Jim Carrey, Ted Knight, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sean Astin, and Frank Gifford.

Other television projects

Callens television credits include Entourage, NewsRadio, Oz, Frasier, Suddenly Susan, NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI, Sex & the City, 7th Heaven, Rude Awakening, Less Than Perfect, King of Queens, Stacked, Las Vegas, and Reba. Most recently he starred in the Showtime series Fat Actress and How I Met Your Mother.

Callen also appears as a commentator of The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest... on truTV.

He plays Ricky's father who sexually abused him on The Secret Life of an American Teenager on ABC Family. Callen also makes frequent appearences on Chelsea Lately.


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Mail Bonding Poet
1998 Driven To Drink Bartender
2002 Run Ronnie Run Hollywood Agent
Live From Baghdad American Hostage #2
2003 Deliver Us From Eva Theo Wilson
Bad Santa Bar Owner who beats up the main character
The Goldfish Duncan Poole
Old School Avi, the Waiter
2005 D-WAR Dr. Austin
2006 Scary Movie 4 President's Aide
2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control Howard
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Bob Underwood
The Hangover Eddie Palermo
2010 Warrior Himself (Pay-Per-View Commentator)



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