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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 16 September 1953San Francisco, California, USA
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kurt Fuller is best known for his work in the films Wayne's World (1992) with Mike Myers, Anger Management (2003), with Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, and most recently as part of the all star cast of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011).

Kurt was born in San Francisco and raised in the agricultural heartland of California's San Joaquin Valley. He became passionate about acting while attending UC Berkley, where he received a degree in English literature. After graduating, Kurt made the move to Los Angeles with everything he owned stuffed into the back of a 1967 Dodge Dart (including a king size foam rubber mattress). For the next ten years he was a Realtor by day and a stage actor by night. Then, in 1986, he created the leading role of "Frank" in Steven Berkoff's explosively successful Kvetch, earning rave reviews on both coasts.

Kurt has worked with Hollywood's best directors, including David O. Russell, Shawn Levy, Paul Schrader, Tony Scott, Wim Wenders, Taylor Hackford, Mike Newell, Harold Ramis, Brian De Palma and Ivan Reitman. His numerous film credits include Auto Focus (2002), Ray (2004), Pushing Tin (1999), The Jack Bull, Scary Movie (2000), Ghostbusters II (1989), Mr. Woodcock (2007), Nailed and _The Pursuit of Happyness_ (2006).

This Fall Kurt will appear as "Michael", opposite Jane Kaczmarek, in Fox's new comedy _"Us and Them"_. His most recent series was the ABC's 2011 comedy, Better With You. He also had series regular roles ABC's Big Day, in which he starred with Wendie Malick, and That's My Bush! (2001), the television series from South Park (1997) & "The Book of Mormon" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. He has recurred and guest starred on over a hundred TV shows and telefilms over the years. Over the last year, Kurt has had recurring characters on many hit series including Parenthood, The Good Wife, Scandal and Psych (playing the lovable coroner Woody). In the past, Kurt has had arcs on, Supernatural, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, and Alias.

His other TV appearances include HBO's Live From Baghdad, with Michael Keaton, as well as hit shows such as Glee, _"Ugly Betty"_ (2006), CSI, Men of a Certain Age, Grey's Anatomy, House, My Name is Earl, Monk, and Drop Dead Diva.

Kurt still returns to the stage occasionally, his most recent theater work was The Cosmonaut's Last Message at the La Jolla Playhouse, and the highly acclaimed The Waiting Room at the Mark Taper Forum.

Kurt has been married to wife Jessica Hendra, a recently published author, since 1994. They have two children; Julia and Charlotte.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

Jessica Hendra (24 December 1993 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

With his wife Jessica Hendra, father of Julia (1998) and Charlotte (2001). Son-in-law of Tony Hendra.
He has often been noted for his resemblance to Hogan's Heroes (1965) star Werner Klemperer. He even played Klemperer in the film Auto Focus (2002).
Graduate of Lincoln High School in Stockton, California.
The role of Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day (1993) was originally written for Fuller by his good friend Harold Ramis.
He was the runner up to play the character The Doctor in Star Trek: Voyager (1995), but the role went to Robert Picardo.
Appearing as "Kaiser Wilhelm II" (aka The Kaiser) in David Rock's play "Grand Delusion" with Xander Berkeley and Amanda Detmer. [November 2007]

Personal Quotes (1)

(on No Holds Barred) An early job, and I still knew nothing about acting. I was a terrible actor, and that's why I got the job: I would allow myself to be so bad that I lowered and got down to WWF standards. I'm sort of this insane Donald Trump-like head of the network, and I was working with Hulk Hogan. I have nothing bad to say about Hulk Hogan. In fact, compared to what I have seen in the press and all the high jinks of his life, I didn't see any of that coming, man. He was just a businessman who worked out, you know?

But there was a scene where I offer him money to go to my network, and he's supposed to shove a check down my throat, and his line is, 'I won't be around when this check clears.' But nobody told him that, on movies, you fake it. In wrestling, they really do a lot of the stuff. But he shoved a check down... my... throat. And I couldn't stop him. I literally thought I was going to die. We finished the scene, and I coughed it up, and he said [Does a spot-on Hulk Hogan impression.] 'Oh, sorry, brother, I didn't know we were supposed to fake it!'

At one point I said to the director, 'You know, I'm being really loud. Is this too big?' And he said, 'Kurt, you're standing next to a guy who's 6-foot-9 and wearing red spandex. You can't be too big.' I said, 'Well, I guess you're right.' But he was wrong: you could be too big, and I was! You know, there are some things you can't unsee, and there are some movies you can't get off IMDB no matter how hard you try. That's all I'm going to say.

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