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BJ Porter

BJ Porter is a writer and producer, known for Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008), Run Ronnie Run (2002) and Shark Tale (2004). See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Run Ronnie Run
Shark Tale
Shark Tale Writer
Mr. Show with Bob and David


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 2016 Bordertown (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Wildfire (2016) ... (written by)
 2015 Married (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Murder! (2015) ... (written by)
 2008-2014 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (TV Series) (creator - 19 episodes)
- Brad Pitt (2014) ... (creator)
- President Barack Obama (2014) ... (creator)
- James Franco (2013) ... (creator)
- Oscar Buzz Edition Part 2 (2013) ... (creator)
- Oscar Buzz Edition Part 1 (2013) ... (creator)
 2011-2012 The Life & Times of Tim (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- The Well Dressed Snitch/Pray for the Jets (2012) ... (written by - segment "'The Well Dressed Snitch'", as B.J. Porter)
- Action Packed Heist/Fall Foliage (2012) ... (written by - segment "'Action Packed Heist'")
- Pudding Boy/The Celebrity Who Shall Remain Nameless (2012) ... (written by - segment "'The Celebrity Who Shall Remain Nameless'", as B.J. Porter)
- Percey Davis Boulevard/Cool Uncle Stu Balls (2011) ... (written by - segment "Cool Uncle Stu Balls", as B.J. Porter)
 2011 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Full Hauser (2011) ... (written by - as B.J. Porter)
 2011 Crocodile Tears (Short) (writer)
 2010 The 2nd Annual Streamy Awards (TV Special)
 2010 The Therapist (Short)
 2010 Mr. Celebrity with Elizabeth Banks (Video short)
 2010 2010 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) (head writer for Aziz Ansari)
 2010 Shutterbugs (TV Series short) (head writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (2010) ... (head writer)
 2010 Mr. Celebrity with Ed Helms (Video short) (written by)
 2010 Death Bed Subtext (Short) (written by)
 2007 The Right Now! Show (TV Movie) (creator)
 2006 Studio CDR on the Franklin Strip (Short) (writer)
 2004 Shark Tale (additional dialogue)
 2003 The Offensive Show (TV Movie)
 2002 Next! (TV Movie)
 2002 Run Ronnie Run (written by - as B.J. Porter)
  Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1998) (written by - 4 episodes, 1998) (writer - 4 episodes, 1998)
- Patriotism, Pepper, and Professionalism (1998) ... (written by)
- Sad Songs Are Nature's Onions (1998) ... (written by)
- Like Chickens... Delicious Chickens (1998) ... (written by)
- Eat Rotten Fruit from a Shitty Tree (1998) ... (writer)
- It's Insane, This Guy's Taint (1998) ... (writer)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Actor (20 credits)
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (4 credits)

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Other Works:

Cast member on Bob Odenkirk's unsold TV pilot, Next! (2002); written by Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk, and BJ Porter; directed by Keith Truesdell; produced by Bernie Brillstein (executive producer), Bob Odenkirk (executive producer), BJ Porter (producer), and Nick Koskoff (associate producer) (as Nick Koskoff); with Bob ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Comedy Deathray | B.J. Porter

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Although Porter appeared in Angel (1999) for only a few moments in a single episode (Season 1, Episode 5: Rm w/a Vu), the shot of his face looking upward in despair was so powerful and moving that it remains in the opening credits through the rest of the series' run, including the final episode.

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