More Obscure Comedic Actors

This is a list of present day comedic actors who may be funny and talented but never star in a major role. You probably recognize them but do not know their name. Here's to the OTHER GUYS!
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Joe Lo Truglio
Actor, Superbad
Joe Lo Truglio was born in Ozone Park, Queens and was raised in Margate, Florida. He is the son of Helen (Lynch) and Joseph Lo Truglio, and is of Italian and Irish descent. His childhood revolved around collecting Mad magazines, shooting horror movies on a Super 8, fishing in his backyard canal, and drawing homemade comics...
“ Who could forget his role in Superbad? His creepy demeanor has landed him in other blockbusters such as Role Models and Pineapple Express but don't count on him starring in anything anytime soon. ” - mward882
 
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Matt Walsh
Actor, Ted
“ Making his presence known while playing Luke Wilson's disgruntled co-worker in Old School, he has since appeared in Semi-Pro, Role Models, and The Hangover to name a few. But with a plain name like Matt Walsh he's easy to forget. ” - mward882
 
3.
Bryan Callen
Actor, Warrior
Born in Manila, Philippines, Bryan Callen made his television debut as a series regular on MADtv and the HBO prison series Oz. He was recently seen as Kirstie Alley's wisecracking assistant on Showtime's comedy series Fat Actress. Callen has appeared on several television series including Sex and the City...
“ This dude's mad funny. His accents have landed him some memorable roles such as the waiter in Old School, the Miami bartender in Bad Santa, and the wedding chapel guy in The Hangover. However he did play the lead in The 41 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall And Felt Superbad About It. Nice try. ” - mward882
 
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“ This dude has a face for playing run of the mill roles. Known for his work as the jerk dad in Role Models and most recently the sleezy strip club manager in We're the Millers, he still hasn't landed that leading role. ” - mward882
 
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“ You probably recognize this guy because he's been in a ton of tv shows, including Children's Hospital with his buddy Ken Marino (above), and also some movies (I Love You Man.) Despite his accomplishments his work has received very little Oscar buzz. ” - mward882
 
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“ Ok, he's pretty well-known but where is the leading role? ” - mward882
 
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“ This aging frat boy certainly has the make of a comedic actor. He displayed his talents as the drunk customer in Zack and Miri and as Jason Sudekis' right hand man in A Good Ol' Fashioned Orgy but he has yet to make the big bucks! ” - mward882
 
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Aubrey Plaza
Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation, and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. Plaza began her career as an intern...
“ America's awkward sweetheart is best known for her role in the hit tv series Parks and Recreation. She also landed a role in Judd Apatow's Funny People. And watch out!, she recently starred in her own movie The To-Do List! Too bad no one saw it. ” - mward882
 
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Rob Riggle
Rob Riggle, comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra Sue (Hargis) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed many notable television credits and has also earned roles in several feature films...
“ This familiar face has been type-casted to play the obnoxious guy that the audience loves to hate. He played a douchey cop in both The Hangover and The Other Guys. However, he still hasn't landed that role that illustrates how dramatic being an officer of the law can be. Is there a Departed 2 in the making? ” - mward882
 
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“ This sassy black woman also plays a cop. She can be found alongside Rob Riggle in The Hangover and she plays the same character in Pineapple Express. However she has yet to bring the water works. Is The Color Purple 2 in the making? ” - mward882
 
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“ This cutie pie shined in such films as The Wedding Singer and Zoolander. She has also appeared in several well-known movies alongside hubby Ben Stiller. It's nice to have a husband who can get you work :) ” - mward882
 
12.
Fred Willard
Actor, WALL·E
Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of the industry's most gifted comic actors, first coming to prominence as ambitious but dimwitted sidekick Jerry Hubbard to Martin Mull's smarmy talk-show host Barth Gimble in the devastating satirical series Fernwood Tonight. A master of sketch comedy...
“ He made us laugh as the fun-loving boss in Anchorman and as the advocate for illegal immigrants in the quirky comedy Youth in Revolt. However I found it hard to laugh when he got arrested for lewd conduct in an adult movie theater in 2012. ” - mward882
 
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David Koechner
Actor, writer and producer David Michael Koechner was born in Tipton, Missouri, to Margaret Ann (Downey) and Cecil Stephen Koechner, who ran a turkey coop manufacturing business. He is of German, Irish, and English ancestry. An alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theater, Koechner got his first break as...
“ This guy is hilarious as Todd Packard (any Office fans out there?) He has also provided some good jokes in Anchorman. He finally got a lead role in the movie The Comebacks. With its current score of 3.9 on IMDB, let's just say he should stick to what he's good at. ” - mward882
 
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Leslie Mann
Actress, Knocked Up
Actress Leslie Mann was born in San Francisco, California. She was raised by her mother, Janet, a realtor, and was educated at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California. At the age of 17 she launched her career, appearing in various TV commercials. Her screen break came when she was cast as Nurse Mary in the short-lived Birdland...
“ Similar to Christine Taylor, Leslie Mann is another actress who banged her way to the middle! Just Kidding. Yes, she is married to Judd Apatow but she has truly earned her place in Hollywood. Even if she hasn't starred in anything. ” - mward882
 
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Andrew Daly
Actor, Semi-Pro
Andy Daly was born in New York, raised in New Jersey and graduated from Ithaca College. He studied long form improvisation at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and performed in numerous shows there, including The Real Real World and "The Swarm". Daly also appeared at the 1999 Aspen Comedy Festival as one-half of the sketch duo "The Two Andys"...
“ He dazzled audiences with his performance as the straight laced minor league basketball commentator in the movie Semi Pro. He also had us laughing as he played the straight laced middle school principle in the tv series Eastbound and Down. Maybe he should try to be a little more edgy. ” - mward882
 
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“ Adam Sandler has a grocery list of obscure comedic actors that he casts in his movies and Peter Dante is one of my favorites! He has made a career out of being the easy going stoner and who could blame him? ” - mward882
 
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“ This guy is rising in popularity. He is hilarious in the tv series The League and he had a memorable cameo in Get him to the Greek. He is getting so popular that Comedy Central gave him his own show! Too bad no one liked it. ” - mward882
 
18.
Blake Clark
For the last 20 or so years, Clark has been doing stand-up comedy on the club circuit, on "The Tonight Show", on HBO comedy specials, on Late Night with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In addition, he has been in over 50 feature motion pictures and hundreds of episodic TV shows. A decorated Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam...
“ Adam Sandler fans should recognize this mug, he was in 50 First Dates, The Waterboy, Grown Ups, you name it! He is also the voice of Slinky in the Toy Story movies and a decorated 'nam vet. Pretty cool guy. ” - mward882
 
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Kevin Corrigan
A native of the Bronx, New York, Kevin Corrigan has been acting and writing since the age of 15. He made his film debut in Lost Angels and around that time, when he was just 17, his original play "The Boiler Room" was produced by the Young Playwrights Festival of New York. He has gone on to star in countless independent films and has made quite an impression...
“ This guy has played a wide variety of roles but he is most recognizable for his roles in the Superbad and Pineapple Express. He's a no nonsense guy who will *beep* you up if you dance with his girlfriend. But behind his tough guy attitude he's an actor yearning to breakout with his first lead role. ” - mward882
 
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“ He was in Knocked Up and Superbad but he never really shined. Apparently he's good enough to play himself in This is the End. I thought only famous people could pull off playing themselves? ” - mward882
 
21.
T.J. Miller
A comedian. Improvisation, Sketch and Stand-up comedy are his forte. Todd Joseph Miller was born in Denver, Colorado, to Leslie, a clinical psychologist, and Kent Miller, an attorney. He went to East High School, and college in Washington, D.C. There, he performed with the group receSs for 4 years...
“ His voice is perfect for Comedy! He played a great role in She's Out of my League and also provided some laughs in the ComDram Seeking a Friend for the End of the World but is still living paycheck to paycheck. ” - mward882
 
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Daniel Day-Lewis
Day-Lewis is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation and has earned numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012), making him the only male actor in history to have three wins in the lead actor category and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars...
“ It would be tight to see this guy star in a comedy! ” - mward882