Bryan Callen‘s worked about as much as any actor who’s NOT a household name.
He’s a co star of The Hangover 1 and 2 will be at Stanford’s next week doing stand up. Which is how he started his career. And he’s very sharp doing it, as well.
It’s Callen’s second time at Stanford’s in 10 years. He’s been scheduled several times but had to cancel due to film or TV work. I can’t list even a third of his work but go to IMDB (International movie data base) and check out all his credits.
But it’s his recent work in both Hangovers that’s finally put him at the top of the game.
Together they will gross nearly a billion dollars worldwide. Bryan plays the wedding chapel owner in the first film and in Hangover 2 (out now) he is Bangkok strip club owner Samir, an even larger part.
He’s also in those damn shaving commercials on TV every five minutes and he started his big move as a member of Mad TV in 1998. The next year he got a lead role on HBO’s Oz. Non stop from there. Movies like Old School and Bad Santa. A series regular on Fat Actress. Several appearances on Entourage and How I Met Your Mother. And he’s currently on Pretend Time on Comedy Central.
So come out and see Bryan Callen next week at Stanford’s. You will be glad you did.