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David Cross

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David Cross
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Born April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Notable Roles Arrested Development: Dr. Tobias Fünke
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Himself/Various
Notable Episodes Arrested Development: Sad Sack
Awards Emmy : Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program for The Ben Stiller Show (1993)

David Cross is an American comedian and actor most well known for creating Mr. Show with Bob and David and his role on Arrested Development.

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Biography

David Cross was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1964. He attended Emerson College in Boston, MA and soon began performing comedy there. It was in Boston that Cross met future collaborator John Ennis. David Cross went on to write for The Ben Stiller Show with Bob Odenkirk for which he won a shared Emmy for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program". David eventually reconnected with Bob Odenkirk in Los Angeles and began performing a live comedy show with him and Brian Posehn. This show, eventually called Mr. Show, became a half-hour sketch comedy series on HBO in 1995. He was nominated for writing and music Emmys in 1998 for Mr. Show with Bob and David but lost to The Dennis Miller Show and The Simpsons respectively. He was nominated for writing again in 1999 but lost to The Chris Rock Show. In 2002 David released his first stand-up comedy album, called "Shut Up You Fucking Baby", and followed it with 2004's "It's Not Funny". Since 2003 David has appeared on the cult hit Arrested Development which won the 2004 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Cross and his costars were also nominated for a Screen Actor's Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series but lost to Desperate Housewives. He also appears on an irregular basis as Russ Lieber, the radio host archnemesis of Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Mr. Show with Bob and David Himself/Various 1995–1998 1 2 3
Oliver Beene Narrator 2003–2004 1 2
Pilot Season Ben 2004 1
Arrested Development Tobias Fünke 2003–2006 1 2 3
Freak Show Benny 2006 1
Primi

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Ben Stiller Show (1992) Stage Manager 1x11 - Episode 11 January 3, 1993
The Ben Stiller Show (1992) Boyfriend 1x12 - Episode 12 January 17, 1993
The Drew Carey Show Earl 1x13 - Drew and the Unstable Element January 3, 1996
NewsRadio Theo 2x16 - Houses of the Holy March 10, 1996
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist David 3x11 - Big Fat Slug February 9, 1997
The Drew Carey Show Earl 2x20 - Two Drews and the Queen of Poland Walk into a Bar November 15, 1997
NewsRadio David 4x11 - Chock January 13, 1998
Disney's Hercules Fear 1x14 - Hercules and the Owl of Athens September 17, 1998
Just Shoot Me Donnie DiMauro 3x11 - Slow Donnie January 5, 1999
Tenacious D (1999) Comic Dressed as Nun 1x02 - Angel in Disguise 1999
Strangers with Candy Dr. Trepanning 3x04 - Is My Daddy Crazy? August 14, 2000
Just Shoot Me Donnie DiMauro 5x04 - Donnie Returns November 2, 2000
Home Movies Guy in Grocery Store 1x13 - Brendon's Choice October 7, 2001
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
(credited as Sir Willups Brightslymoore)
Happy Time Harry 2x05 - Dumber Dolls November 3, 2002
King of the Hill Ward Rackley 7x23 - The Witches of East Arlen May 18, 2003
Just Shoot Me Donnie DiMauro 7x17 - Donnie Redeemed August 2, 2003
Crank Yankers Benjamin Dubois 2x13 - Episode 213 September 30, 2003
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
(credited as Sir Willups Brightslymoore)
Happy Time Harry 3x24 - The Last One December 31, 2003
Crank Yankers Ray Shanty 2x22 - Episode 222 February 17, 2004
TV Land's Top Ten Himself 1x01 - Top 10 TV Dads June 16, 2004
TV Land's Top Ten Himself 1x02 - The Andy Griffith Show Episodes July 21, 2004
Tom Goes to the Mayor Todd 1x09 - Calcucorn May 8, 2005
Tom Goes to the Mayor Himself Sx01 - Season One - A Look Behind June 12, 2005
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker Dr. Gail Timlin 3x01 - Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest September 19, 2005
The Colbert Report Russ Lieber 1x04 - Jim Cramer (October 20, 2005) October 20, 2005
The Colbert Report Russ Lieber 1x11 - Bruce Feiler (November 2, 2005) November 2, 2005
The Colbert Report Russ Lieber 2x12 - Paul Begala (January 26, 2006) January 26, 2006
The Colbert Report Russ Lieber 2x15 - Emily Yoffe (February 1, 2006) February 1, 2006
The Colbert Report Russ Lieber 2x41 - Michael Brown (March 28, 2006) March 28, 2006
Wonder Showzen T-Totaled Timbo 2x03 - Middle America April 14, 2006
Wonder Showzen Storytime Hostage 2x06 - Cooperation May 5, 2006
Wonder Showzen Junkyard Jessip 2x07 - Horse Apples May 12, 2006
Family Guy Jerry Kirkwood 5x06 - Prick Up Your Ears November 19, 2006
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
(credited as Sir Willups Brightslymoore)
Bert Banana 5x09 - Bible Fruit March 23, 2008
Modern Family Duane Bailey 3x04 - Door to Door October 5, 2011
Modern Family Duane Bailey 3x05 - Hit and Run October 12, 2011
Modern Family Duane Bailey 3x13 - Little Bo Bleep January 18, 2012

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program for: The Ben Stiller Show (For show #110) - 1993
Shared with: Judd Apatow, Robert Cohen, Brent Forrester, Jeff Kahn, Bruce Kirschbaum, Bob Odenkirk, Sultan Pepper, Dino Stamatopoulos, Ben Stiller
Shared with: Dino Stamatopoulos (composer/lyricist), Eban Schletter (composer), Bill Odenkirk (lyricist), Bob Odenkirk (lyricist)
  • Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for: "Mr. Show with Bob and David" - 1998
Shared with: Bob Odenkirk, Jay Johnston, Bill Odenkirk, Brian Posehn, Dino Stamatopoulos, Michael Stoyanov, Paul F. Tompkins, Mike Upchurch
Shared with: Bob Odenkirk, Scott Aukerman, Jerry Collins, Jay Johnston, Bill Odenkirk, BJ Porter, Brian Posehn, Dino Stamatopoulos

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for: "Arrested Development" - 2005
Shared with: Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter