Tompkins, Paul F. 1968–

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TOMPKINS, Paul F. 1968–

PERSONAL

Born September 12, 1968, in Philadelphia, PA; father, a railway worker; mother, a receptionist. Education: Attended Temple University.


Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor, writer, producer, and comedian. Stand–up comedian and comedic performer, 1986—; provided the voice of the title character for the online cartoon Murray Wilson: Rock n Roll Dad.


Member: Writers Guild of America.


Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding writing for a variety or music program, 1998, for Mr. Show; Television Award nomination (with others), comedy/variety (including talk)—series, Writers Guild of America, 2004, for Real Time with Bill Maher.


CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Various characters, Mr. Show (also known as Mr. Show with Bob and David and The 3 Goofballz), HBO, 1995–98.

Frank Scarpazian, Not Necessarily the Election, HBO, 1996.

Himself, Make Me Laugh, Comedy Central, beginning 1997.

Contributor ("Us People's Weekly Entertainment" segment), The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 1998.

Paul, Tenacious D, HBO, 1999–2000.

Sullivan Pope, DAG, NBC, 2000–2001.

Himself, Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, beginning 2003.

Panelist, Best Week Ever, VH1, 2004—.

Various, Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show, Fox, beginning 2005.


Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Commentator, Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses, Comedy Central, 2004.

Himself, I Love the '90s: Part Deux (documentary), VH1, 2005.


Television Appearances; Movies:

Little John, "Skins," Exposure, Sci–Fi Channel, 1997.


Television Appearances; Specials:

Various characters, Mr. Show with Bob and David: Fantastic Newness (also known as Fantastic Newness and The Best of Mr. Show: Fantastic Newness), HBO, 1996.

Himself, Driven to Drink (solo show), HBO, 1998.

Various characters, Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report (also known as The Best of Mr. Show: The Incredible, Fantastical News), 1998.

Various characters, Pulp Comics: Margaret Cho (also known as Pulp Comedy), Comedy Central, 1998.

(Uncredited) Himself, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 1999.

Himself, Comedy Central Presents: Paul F. Tompkins, Comedy Central, 2003.

Red Sox fan, Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04, Comedy Central, 2004.

Best Summer Ever, VH1, 2004.

Best Year Ever, VH1, 2004.


Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

"Must Be Nice" man, Comedy Central Presents: The Commies (also known as The Commies), Comedy Central, 2003.

Himself, Young Hollywood Awards, American Movie Classics, 2003.


Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003.

Justice of the peace, "Wedding," NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1999.

Voice of himself, "Vow of Silence," Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1999.

Voice of himself, "Wisdom Teeth," Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1999.

Himself, Late Friday, NBC, 2001.

Himself, "There's Something about Mary," Rendez–Vous, Fox, 2002.

Robert Sashinalopolis, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002, 2003.

Steve, "The Harassed," Frasier, NBC, 2003.

"Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Celebrity," I'm With Her, ABC, 2004.

Himself, Tough Crowd (also known as Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn), Comedy Central, 2004.


Appeared in Premium Blend, Comedy Central.


Television Appearances; Pilots:

Peter, The Peter Principle, NBC, 2000.

Voice, Channel Surfing, MTV, 2004.


Television Work; Awards Presentations:

Consultant, Comedy Central Presents: The Commies (also known as The Commies), Comedy Central, 2003.


Film Appearances:

The man, Desert, 1996.

Sal, Sham, Stone Soup/It's a Chick Production, c. 1996.

Audience member, Jack Frost (also known as Frost), Warner Bros., 1998.

Dylan, Win a Date, 1998.

Voice of Chad (Search & Destroy), Magnolia (also known as mag–no'li–a), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Safari guy in television, Run Ronnie Run (also known as Run Ronnie Run! The Ronnie Dobbs Story: A Mr. Show Movie), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Whip–head, Brainwarp, Film Threat, 2003.

Emcee, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (also known as Action News, Action Newsman, and Anchorman), DreamWorks, 2004.

Emcee, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (also known as Anchorman: Wake–Up Ron Burgundy and Wake Up Ron Burgundy), DreamWorks, 2004.


Film Work:

Producer, Desert, 1996.


Stage Appearances:

The Paul F. Tompkins Show (variety show), Largo, Hollywood, CA, beginning 2002.


Appeared in the sketch show The Skates, Los Angeles area production.


Stage Work:

Involved in the production of the sketch show The Skates, Los Angeles area production.


RECORDINGS

Videos:

(Uncredited) Himself, David Cross: Let America Laugh, Sub Pop Records, 2003.


WRITINGS

Teleplays; with others; Specials:

Driven to Drink (solo show), HBO, 1998.

Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report (also known as The Best of Mr. Show: The Incredible, Fantastical News), 1998.

Comedy Central Presents: Paul F. Tompkins, Comedy Central, 2003.


Teleplays; with others; Awards Presentations:

(And additional host material) The 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.


Teleplays; with Others; Episodic:

Mr. Show (also known as Mr. Show with Bob and David and The 3 Goofballz), HBO, 1996–97.

Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, beginning 2003.


Screenplays:

Desert, 1996.

Writings for the Stage; with Others:

The Paul F. Tompkins Show (variety show), Largo, Hollywood, CA, beginning 2002.


Involved in the production of the sketch show The Skates, Los Angeles area production.


Humor:

Contributor to periodicals, including LA Innuendo.


OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

L.A. City Beat, February, 2004.