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Dave Allen was born in 1958 in Naperville, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Bad Teacher (2011), Sex Tape (2014) and Crossroads (2002). See full bio »
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 2015 Granite Flats (TV Series)
- Our Rendezvous Is Fitly Appointed (2015) ... Dinsmore
 2014 Parenthood (TV Series)
- A Potpourri of Freaks (2014) ... Guru (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2014 Sex Tape
 2014 Veronica Mars
60-Year-Old Rocker (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2013 Axe Cop (TV Series)
- Taxi Cop (2013) ... (voice, as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Birthday Month (2013) ... (voice, as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2013 The Middle (TV Series)
Professor Morson
- The Jump (2013) ... Professor Morson (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2012-2013 Mike & Molly (TV Series)
- Molly's Birthday (2013) ... Tom (as David 'Gruber' Allen)
- The Wedding (2012) ... Tom (as David 'Gruber' Allen)
 2012 Ben and Kate (TV Series)
- Guitar Face (2012) ... Scott (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2012 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
Crowley Morehouse
- Comic-Con-Flict (2012) ... Crowley Morehouse (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2012 Futurestates (TV Series)
Sales Associate
- Life Begins at Rewirement (2012) ... Sales Associate
 2012 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
- Food Truckin' (2012) ... Bill (voice, as Dave Gruber Allen)
 2012 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
David Gates
- I'm with the Band (2012) ... David Gates (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2012 Big Time Rush (TV Series)
- Big Time Move (2012) ... Therapist (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2011 Bad Teacher
Sandy Pinkus (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2010 Topic A with James Urbaniak: Jumping the Shark (Video short)
Jeff Breederman
 2010 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Rick Yantz / Announcer / Hospital PA
- When the Cicada Calls (2010) ... Rick Yantz / Announcer / Hospital PA (voice, as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2009-2010 True Jackson, VP (TV Series)
- True Secret (2010) ... Mitchell (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Switcheroo (2009) ... Mitchell (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2010 Warren the Ape (TV Series)
Liquor Store Cashier
- Gay Ape (2010) ... Liquor Store Cashier
 2010 Party Down (TV Series)
AF Gordon Theodore
- Joel Munt's Big Deal Party (2010) ... AF Gordon Theodore (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2010 United States of Tara (TV Series)
- The Truth Hurts (2010) ... Schreiber (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2010 Drones
 2009 The Mother of Invention
Dr. Henry Miller
 2008 Random! Cartoons (TV Series)
Dark Blade of Fire
- MooBeard the Cow Pirate (2008) ... Dark Blade of Fire (voice)
 2008 Largo
Todd Carlin
 2002-2007 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Appleseed / Jesse
- Raise the Steaks (2007) ... Appleseed (voice, as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Bill's House (2005) ... Appleseed (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Phish and Wildlife (2004) ... Appleseed (voice)
- Unfortunate Son (2002) ... Jesse (voice)
 2005-2007 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (TV Series)
Mr. Kwest / Abe Lincoln / Abraham Lincoln
- Volunteering & the Library (2007) ... Abe Lincoln (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- The Bus & Bad Hair Days (2006) ... Mr. Kwest (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Social Studies & Embarrassment (2006) ... Abe Lincoln (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Dismissal & School Plays (2006) ... Mr. Kwest (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- School Websites and Valentine's Day (2006) ... Mr. Kwest (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2007 Smiley Face
Hippie #1 (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2007 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
The Naked Trucker
- Episode #4.382 (2007) ... The Naked Trucker (as The Naked Trucker)
 2007 The Mediocre Samaritan (Short)
Señor Erickson
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors
Gas Station Attendant (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2006 Lucky Louie (TV Series)
Professor Bill
- Get Out (2006) ... Professor Bill (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2001-2006 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
The 2nd Troubadour / Troubadour / The Minister
- Partings (2006) ... Troubadour (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Last Week Fights, This Week Tights (2004) ... The Minister (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Dead Uncles and Vegetables (2002) ... The 2nd Troubadour (as David 'Gruber' Allen)
- Love, Daisies and Troubadours (2001) ... The 2nd Troubadour (as David Gruber Allen)
 2005 Yes, Dear (TV Series)
Insurance Agent
- Broken by the Mold (2005) ... Insurance Agent (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (Video)
Skeevy Guy (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2004 Complete Savages (TV Series)
- Carnival Knowledge (2004) ... Wendell (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2004 Grounded for Life (TV Series)
- Psycho Therapy (2004) ... Therapist (as David 'Gruber' Allen)
 2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Fondue Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
 2004 Off the Lip
Pupule (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2004 Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker (TV Series)
Guy LeFleur
- Superdogs! Superjocks (2004) ... Guy LeFleur
 2004 Arrested Development (TV Series)
- Whistler's Mother (2004) ... Activist (as Dave Gruber Allen)
 2004 I'm with Her (TV Series)
Horse Wrangler
- Party of Two (2004) ... Horse Wrangler (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2002 Late Friday (TV Series)
Two Headed Dog
- Episode #2.9 (2002) ... Two Headed Dog
 2002/I Crossroads
Bar Patron (as David 'Gruber' Allen)
 2002 P.E. (Short)
Chuck Hicks
 2001 Dead Last (TV Series)
Big Tiny
- Laughlin It Up (2001) ... Big Tiny
 2001 The Girls Guitar Club (Short)
Recording Engineer Guy
 2001 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Mr. Woodward
- Tutoring Reese (2001) ... Mr. Woodward (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2001 Frasier (TV Series)
- Motor Skills (2001) ... Randy (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 2000 Spin City (TV Series)
- Blind Faith (2000) ... Crackpot (unconfirmed)
 1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series)
Jeff Rosso
- Noshing and Moshing (2000) ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- The Little Things (2000) ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Discos and Dragons (2000) ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Chokin' and Tokin' (2000) ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
- Looks and Books (2000) ... Jeff Rosso (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 1997-1999 NewsRadio (TV Series)
Eric Stark / Lackey
- Hair (1999) ... Eric Stark (as Dave Gruber Allen)
- Super Karate Monkey Death Car (1997) ... Lackey
 1999 Dill Scallion
 1999 Chill (TV Movie)
Naked Trucker
 1998 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
- Indecent Dick (1998) ... Arthur (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 1998 Working (TV Series)
- Home-O-Apathy (1998) ... Poet
 1997 Life Sold Separately
 1996 American Pie (TV Series)
 1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Pizza Manager
- A Girl and Her Cat (1996) ... Pizza Manager (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 1996 Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series)
- The Biggest Failure in Broadway History (1996) ... Hippie (as David 'Gruber' Allen)
 1995 The TV Wheel (TV Movie)
Various (uncredited)
 1995 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
- Drew Meets Lawyers (1995) ... Lawyer (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)
 1991 Fist of Glory
High Roller
 1990 Caesar's Salad (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Dave 'Gruber' Allen | Dave Gruber Allen | David 'Gruber' Allen | David Gruber Allen | The Higgins Boys and Gruber | The Naked Trucker


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Best known for his roles as Mr. Rosso, a well-intentioned high school teacher and hippie, on Freaks and Geeks (1999), and The Naked Trucker, part of the comedy duo "The Naked Trucker and T-Bone", the more sensible of the pair but for his his lack of clothes beyond a trucker hat, boots and a well-placed guitar. See more »



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