Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Birthday: November 18
Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is perhaps best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” As one of the longest running cast members on the series (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘Mr. Subliminal’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s recurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ made the sketch a show staple. In 1988, Kevin earned an Emmy Award nomination as part of the “Saturday Night Live” writing team.
Additionally, Nealon received critical acclaim for his role as a stoned accountant and business advisor in the series “Weeds,” which was honored with three Golden Globe Awards with nominations for “Best Television Series Comedy or Musical.” In 2007 and 2009, “Weeds” was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.”
Nealon’s additional television credits include the voice of the title role in the animated series “Glenn Martin, DDS” and guest-starring roles in “Still Standing,” on the Network, “Hot In Cleveland,” “Franklin & Bash,” “Monk,” “Fat Actress” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” For five years, Nealon hosted the special, “Funniest Commercials of the Year.” In 2009, his first one-hour stand up special, “Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out!” aired to rave reviews. His second standup special, “Whelmed…But Not Overly,” debuted in August, 2012.
Nealon has found great comedic success in feature films. His credits include “Anger Management,” which he starred in alongside Jack Nicholson and fellow “Saturday Night Live” comedian, Adam Sandler. Also, he and Sandler teamed up in “Eight Crazy Nights,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Happy Gilmore,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” “Just Go With It” and “Blended.” Additional credits include “Joe Dirt,” “Daddy Day Care,” “Good Boy,” “Roxanne,” “And They’re Off,” “Aliens in the Attic,” “Remarkable Power” and the cult hit “Grandma’s Boy,” with Jonah Hill and Nick Swardson.
Additionally, he hosts the AOL series “Laugh Lessons With Kevin Nealon.”
In 2008, Nealon released his book, “Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me?,” a comical look at the male perspective of pregnancy.
Nealon is from St. Louis, Missouri and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. His birthday is November 18. Follow him on Twitter @kevin_nealon.