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Jack McBrayer

McBrayer in New York, March 2007
Born May 27, 1973 (1973-05-27) (age 36)
Macon, Georgia, United States
Occupation Actor, Comedian

Jack McBrayer (born May 27, 1973) is an American actor and comedian. In 2006, he gained national exposure in the film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. He is best known for portraying Kenneth Ellen Parcell on the television series 30 Rock for which he received an Emmy nomination in 2009.[1]


Early life

McBrayer was born in Macon, Georgia, grew up in Conyers, Georgia, and studied theater at the University of Evansville.


McBrayer has performed several times on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where he played a page, often lampooning his own Southern upbringing by playing a stereotypical hillbilly. On August 10, 2007 and September 20, 2008 he made cameo appearances, playing his character (Kenneth Parcell) from 30 Rock. During the first appearance, O'Brien remarked to him, "I thought you were above this now." McBrayer also reprised his Kenneth the Page role twice (November 24, 2009, and January 13, 2010) after O'Brien's switch to the Tonight Show.

McBrayer also had a minor recurring role as a waiter at the Bluth family's country club in Arrested Development.

In 2008, Jack McBrayer was featured throughout the video for Touch My Body by Mariah Carey. During the shooting for the video, it is reported Jack hit Mariah in the face with a Frisbee. The Frisbee was dropped from the shoot after her bodyguard came and explained to him that he should probably be more careful.[2]

McBrayer also appears in the first episode in the fifth season of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as a spokesman in a spoof advertisement for the "Diarrhea-phragm", a device from the fictional Cinco Corporation that plugs up a person's colon to stop diarrhea from passing through, to avoid potentially embarrassing situations where one might accidentally release diarrhea from their bowels(such as a wedding).[3] The device proves to be effective, however, users eventually develop “Diarrhea-betes”, which causes brown sweat, itching, and a host of unpleasant symptoms resulting from a buildup of diarrhea in the body.

Upcoming projects

McBrayer will next be seen in a sequel to the film Cats and Dogs, and will be co-starring with Chris O'Donnell. Jack McBrayer will be playing a recurring role on the third season of the hit Disney Channel original series, Phineas and Ferb. He will be playing the part of Irving,an annoying fan of Phineas and Ferb's work.




Year Film Role Notes
2001 Danny's Wish Gas Station Attendant
2004 Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story Stuart Applebaum
2005 The Baxter Elliot's friend Uncredited
Peanut Hunt Jack
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Glenn
Grounds Zero Do Gooder
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story DJ
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Darald
2009 Spring Breakdown Stage Manager
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Chuck Post-production
Despicable Me Filming; voice only


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