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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 17 March 1979London, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameStephen Lyndon Kramer Glickman
Nickname Glickman
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stephen Kramer Glickman was born in London, Ontario, Canada, but was raised in Carlsbad, California where he grew up doing community Theatre. Stephen is of Russian, Canadian and Jewish descent. He is very close to his mother, a 15-year cancer survivor, who works by providing animals to Independent and Union Films. His sister, a brilliant aspiring author, who suffers with Lyme disease. As a result, Stephen is active in many charities, specifically cancer charity organizations, and he was even nominated for Man of the Year for the Luekimia Lymphoma Socity for his tireless philanthropic work.

After high school, Stephen moved to New York where he took classical voice training and acting classes in addition to graduating from AMDA. Determined to write and direct his own script about a stand-up comedian, he moved to Los Angeles to begin research. Soon after, he began working at the Friars Club in Beverly Hills and eventually earned a coveted spot on NBC's Last Comic Standing.

Shortly after his stint on Last Comic Standing, Stephen was cast as Shrek in the Broadway Musical, Shrek The Musical where he worked alongside Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen and Sam Mendes. This success was followed by a recurring role on the Televison series Carpoolers and then Stephen's career quickly intensified when he was cast as the lead role of Gustavo Rocque on Nickelodeon's new series, "Big Time Rush." Due to the popularity of Big Time Rush, Stephen became a celebrity presenter, on top of earning a nomination for best series, at the 2011 Kids Choice Awards.

Stephen can often be found as a comedy regular at The Improv, Laugh Factory, as well as The Comedy Store. Stephen's producing credits include: Boner Police: The Movies (Executive Producer), Breaking Wind (Associate Producer and Casting Associate), and The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (Associate Producer). He is currently in development with Jason Mewes on a web series called "Welcome Back to Reading" while still working with Big Time Rush on Nickelodeon. In addition to his acting, Stephen is a writer (with several projects in development), avid artist (with several pieces currently on display around Los Angeles), video game and comic book enthusiaist, pianist (with over 30 years experience playing), baker, clothing designer and singer. Stephen aspires to one day become the head of a major Film Studio after starring in a Network sitcom. Stephen just released his debut comedy album called "Stories For Grown ups."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tad Hamilton of Mosaic Public Relations

Trivia (3)

He is a stand-up comedian and he played Shrek in the Broadway Workshop and Reading of "Shrek The Musical" for Dreamworks and Sam Mendes. Glickman also played "Larry" in the Jeffrey Ross Comedy Central Special "No Offense".
After wrapping Big Time Movie, Glickman started training with celebrity fitness expert, Eric the Trainer, and started working with the food program, Sunfare. Within 7 months he had lost 88 pounds and went from a 56 waist to a 42 waist and from a 5xl shirt to a 2xl shirt. He continues to workout daily at Powerhouse Gym in Burbank.
In 1995, Stephen Kramer Glickman starred in the first production of "A Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds" (adapted from Joachim Neugroschel's translation of the original Yiddish play by S. Ansky; originally produced at the La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California and then produced in New York City at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, 1997), Theatre Communications Group, in 1997.

Personal Quotes (5)

I dated a girl for a while, she was very short and thin and as you know, I'm a huge big guy. We had to walk next to each other when we were walking down the street because if she walked in front of me, it looked like I was hunting her.
The only people more screwed up than comedians are musical theatre actors.
I am proud to announce I have started a new company that is the most exciting thing I've ever worked on. Most people don't know, but when I'm not shooting Big Time Rush, I am producing movies. In the past few years I have produced a pilot called "Small Business" for Comedy Central Digital, I was a producer on the Twilight spoof movie "Breaking Wind" for Lionsgate, and most recently I produced "30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" which got distribution by 20th Century Fox. While making these films I have always run into the same problem when it comes to hiring animals. It's incredibly costly on a small budget to afford to have a dog on set, let alone a zebra. That is why I started Independent Film Animals. This company will help directors and producers get the vision that have worked so hard to achieve without going bankrupt. Our company will provide a wide range of animals for new projects. Whether you need Camels to ride in the desert, Otters to swim in your pool, Pigs to ride in your car or a Kangaroo to sit at your desk, I.F.A. will make your dreams a reality.
When I first started on the show (Big Time Rush) all my jewelry was fake. Then one day this lady comes to set and shows me the new stuff I will be wearing. I asked if I could take some necklace home because I liked it. She said I couldn't because it costs $150,000. I was like what make you think I won't rob you!!!! Ha ha.
I really love Gustavo Rocque's clothes. I have always been a huge fan of hip hop clothing and am always checking out brands like Trap House, Diamond, Pink Dolphin to see what they got going on. But during the first season one of my biggest dreams came true when I got Sponsored by LRG because Gustavo wears LRG. I've been sponsored by LRG now for almost four years and they keep me looking fresh on all the big red carpets. That's pretty sick! Also most of the hoodies I wear on the show were hand made one of a kinds just for me by the same people that make Lady Gaga's costumes.

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