Stepanek, Brian 1971–

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Stepanek, Brian 1971–


Born February 6, 1971, in Cleveland, OH; married, wife's name Parisa, July 14, 2002; children: a son. Education: Attended Syracuse University; trained with Second City and at Act One Studios, both Chicago, IL.

Avocational Interests: Playing basketball, supporting Cleveland sports teams.


Actor. Second City National Touring Company, performer; appeared in numerous commercials, including werewolf for "What's in Your Wallet" campaign, Capital One credit card, and work for True Value and Ace hardware stores, Cheesequake Blizzard and Flame–Thrower Burger for Dairy Queen restaurants, T. J. Maxx department stores, Pennzoil motor oil, Outback steak house chain, Office Depot computers; also voice for radio commercials.

Awards, Honors:

Joseph Jefferson Award for Me and My Girl.


Film Appearances:

Deputy assailant, Children of the Struggle (short film), Peachtree Films, 1999.

Frankie, The Seventh Sense (short film), IFILM, 2001.

Peter, Kissing Jessica Stein, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.

Parole board marshal, Murder by Numbers (also known as Murd3r 8y Num8ers), Warner Bros., 2002.

Third officer, Friday After Next, New Line Cinema, 2002.

Gandu Three Echo, The Island, DreamWorks, 2005.

Voice of Nugent the dog, Over the Hedge (animated), Paramount, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Arwin, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (also known as TSL), The Disney Channel, 2005–2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Kevin, "The Linguist," Cupid, ABC, 1998.

Gavin Reed, "In the Fracas," Turks, CBS, 1999.

Vic Drake, "The Sugar Pill," Shasta McNasty (also known as Shasta), UPN, 2000.

Vic Drake, "Behind the Band 2010," Shasta McNasty (also known as Shasta), UPN, 2000.

Senator's aide, "The Lame Duck Congress," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Lieutenant Murtaugh, "Offensive Action," JAG, CBS, 2002.

Bob, "The Dawn Patrol," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2002.

Lowell, "Holly's First Job," What I Like About You, The WB, 2003.

Melinda's ex–fiance, "The Opening," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2003.

Stan, "Baby: Part 1," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2003.

Freddie Langford, "Frickin' Fraker," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2003.

Voice of Roger the orangutan, "What's Black and White and Depressed All Over?," Father of the Pride (animated), NBC, 2004.

Voice of Roger the orangutan, "Larry's Debut, and Sweet Darryl Hannah Too," Father of the Pride (animated), NBC, 2004.

Voice of Roger the orangutan, "Possession," Father of the Pride (animated), NBC, 2004.

Andrew Stamler, "Money Plane," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2005.

Meter maid, "Welcome Back Barber–rino," Cuts, UPN, 2005.

Meter maid, "Strictly Biz–Nass," Cuts, UPN, 2005.

Meter maid, "Analyze What?," Cuts, UPN, 2005.

Appeared as Richie Sagansky in an episode of Early Edition, CBS.

Television Appearances; Other:

Host, The Disney Channel Games (miniseries), The Disney Channel, 2006.

Arwin Hawkhauser, Arwin! (pilot; also known as Housebroken), The Disney Channel, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Robert "Bobby," Company (musical), Pegasus Players, Chicago, IL; as Neil, Fiorello, Reprise Theatre, Los Angeles; as Lee Atwater, Fixin' to Die: A Visit to the Mind of Lee Atwater (solo show), Pegasus Players; as Laertes, Hamlet—The Musical, Second City, Chicago; as Cornelius, Hello Dolly! (musical), Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook, IL; in title role, Herringbone (solo show), Body Politic Theatre, Chicago; as Arnaud Du Tilh, The House of Martin Guerre, Goodman Theatre, Chicago; and as Bill Snibson, Me and My Girl (musical), Drury Lane Theatre.


Video Games:

Voice, Lionheart, Black Isle Studios, 2003.

Voices, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Activision, 2004.

Voice, Jade Empire, Microsoft, 2005.



Brian Stepanek Website,, November 4, 2006.