William Frederick Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He has released multiple stand-up comedy specials, most notably Why Do I Do This? (2008), Let It Go (2010), You People Are All the Same (2012), I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (2014), Walk Your Way Out (2017), and Paper Tiger (2019). The latter received a nomination for Best Comedy Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
William Frederick Burr
June 10, 1968
Canton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Occupation||Comedian, actor, writer, podcaster|
Burr also created, co-wrote, and voiced the lead character in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family (2015–2021). His other notable acting roles include Patrick Kuby in the AMC series Breaking Bad (2011–2013), Migs Mayfeld in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian (2019–present), and Ray Bishop in the film The King of Staten Island (2020). He has hosted the twice-weekly Monday Morning Podcast since 2007 and co-founded the All Things Comedy network in 2012.
William Frederick Burr was born in Canton, Massachusetts, on June 10, 1968, the son of nurse Linda Ann (née Wigent) and dentist Robert Edmund Burr. He is of German and Irish descent. He graduated from high school in 1987. In 1993, he obtained a bachelor's degree in radio from Emerson College in Boston, where one of his professors was the writer David Foster Wallace. He worked in warehouses before starting his comedy career, later stating that he enjoyed the freedom of the job: "If my boss gave me a rough time, I could just get on a forklift and just, like, drive away."
Burr first performed stand-up comedy at the age of 23 on March 2, 1992. He moved to New York City in 1994. Since May 2007, Burr has recorded a weekly one-hour podcast, Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast, in which he speaks about his experiences, current events, going on tour, and sports, and offers advice to questions submitted by the listeners. The podcast is available on Burr's website, Spotify, YouTube, and on the All Things Comedy network he co-founded in 2012. He is sometimes joined by his wife Nia and has featured guests and interviews with other comedians. Burr premiered a new podcast co-hosted with fellow comedian Bert Kreischer, called the Bill Bert Podcast, in October 2019.
Burr also appears as a guest on radio shows and other comedians' podcasts, such as Opie and Anthony, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Adam Carolla Show, The Joe Rogan Experience, WTF with Marc Maron, The Nerdist Podcast, The Adam Buxton Podcast, and Nobody Likes Onions. Burr was also the first guest on Tom Green's podcast. On April 18, 2011, he guest hosted the Hollywood Babble-On podcast alongside Ralph Garman.
Burr has had sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden on November 14, 2015, the Royal Albert Hall on June 6, 2018, and consecutive shows on March 4 and 5, 2019. He holds the record for the most consecutive sold-out shows at the Wilbur Theatre, where he performed 19 sold-out shows in a row, almost doubling the record of 10 set by Aziz Ansari. Burr sold out 20,000 seats at the Los Angeles Forum on September 28, 2018.
In the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV, Burr voiced Jason Michaels of the biker gang The Lost MC in the mission "No Love Lost". In 2009, he reprised his role in the game's expansion pack The Lost and Damned.
Burr's first hour-long special, Why Do I Do This? (2008), was filmed in New York. Burr's special Let it Go was recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco and premiered on Comedy Central on September 18, 2010. A later special, You People Are All the Same, premiered in 2012 as a Netflix exclusive. In 2014, Burr filmed his fourth hour-long special I'm Sorry You Feel That Way at the Tabernacle Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Unusual for modern comedy specials, the film was shot in black and white. He was also a regular on Chappelle's Show.
Burr appeared in the movie Date Night as Detective Walsh. He has also appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of AMC's Breaking Bad as Patrick Kuby. He played Mark Mullins in the 2013 buddy cop film The Heat.
Burr voiced lead character Frank Murphy in F Is for Family, which premiered on Netflix on December 18, 2015. The show, an animated sitcom he created and co-wrote, drew on Burr's stand-up and the absurdity of political correctness. Season 4 of the series debuted on Netflix on June 12, 2020. Burr writes and executive produces the series along with Michael Price. Burr's fifth hour-long special, Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out, debuted on Netflix on January 31, 2017. He appeared in the third episode (titled "Bill Burr") of the second season of the HBO series Crashing.
In March 2022, it was announced that Burr will make his feature directorial debut with Old Dads, which he will also write and star in.
Rolling Stone magazine called Burr "the undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor". Burr often portrays himself as "that loud guy in the bar" with "uninformed logic". In an interview with The Boston Globe, Burr stated, "I'm the 'dude, bro' guy." According to the Montreal Gazette, Burr is "a cynic and a contrarian who has never paid any heed to political correctness". The New York Times in 2013 called Burr "one of the funniest, most distinctive voices in the country for years".
Burr voted for Green Party candidate Ralph Nader in the 2000 United States presidential election. In an interview with Forbes, he said political correctness does not address the problems it is aimed at fixing – such as racism – since it only addresses vocabulary rather than changing the attitudes that people have. He said it has no answer for or impact on other major socio-political issues, like those about banks and pharmaceutical companies.
Burr married actress and his long time partner Nia Renee Hill in 2013. Their daughter was born on January 20, 2017. Their son was born in June 2020. They reside in Los Angeles. Hill sometimes appears as a guest on his podcast.
Burr is a licensed helicopter pilot. In his spare time, he plays drums. He enjoys heavy metal music and is a fan of Metallica, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Pantera, Ministry, Slayer, Iron Maiden, and Meshuggah. He cited drummers John Bonham and Dave Lombardo as inspirations for taking up drumming. Burr enjoys smoking cigars.
|1996||Comics Come Home 2||Himself||TV Movie|
|2006||Thirteen or Bust||Himself|
|Playing Chicken||Tim||TV Movie|
|2009||The Burr Effect||Himself||TV Movie|
|2010||Date Night||Detective Walsh|
|Date Night: Disaster Dates||Himself||Video short|
|Give It Up for Greg Giraldo||Himself||Documentary|
|2012||Stand Up Guys||Larry|
|2013||The Heat||Mark Mullins|
|Walk of Shame||Officer Walter|
|Black or White||Rick Reynolds|
|2017||Daddy's Home 2||Jerry|
|2018||The Front Runner||Pete Murphy|
|2020||The King of Staten Island||Ray Bishop|
|The Opening Act||Barry|
|2021||The Guilty||Nightclub Caller (voice)|
|Back Home Again||Officer Quill (voice)|
|TBA||Old Dads||Jack||Also director, writer, producer; Post-production|
|1996||Townies||Ryan Callahan||Main Cast|
|1997-08||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Himself||3 Episodes|
|1998||Two Guys and a Girl||Fitzey||Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Party"|
|2000||Showtime at the Apollo||Himself||Episode: "Episode #14.8"|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jogger||Episode: "Maledictus"|
|2003||Comedy Central Presents||Himself||Episode: "Bill Burr"|
|I Love the '80s Strikes Back||Himself||Episode: "1980"|
|2003-05||Last Call with Carson Daly||Himself||3 Episodes|
|2004||Chappelle's Show||Various Characters||3 Episodes|
|Shorties Watchin' Shorties||Himself||3 Episodes|
|2004-10||Just for Laughs||Himself||3 Episodes|
|2005||Weekends at the D.L.||Himself||Episode: "Episode #1.15"|
|One Night Stand||Himself||Episode: "Bill Burr"|
|2006||Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza||Himself||Episode: "Episode #2.1"|
|Live at Gotham||Himself/Host||Episode: "Episode #1.4"|
|2008||Down and Dirty with Jim Norton||Himself||Episode: "Episode #1.3"|
|2009||The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien||Himself||Episode: "David Duchovny/Anna Friel/Bill Burr"|
|Top Story! Weekly||Himself/Host||TV Series|
|2011||The Green Room with Paul Provenza||Himself||Episode: "Episode #2.7"|
|Robins||Himself||Episode: "Bill Burr/Carola Häggkvist"|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||Himself||TV Series|
|Dave's Old Porn||Himself||Episode: "Bill Burr/Nina Hartley"|
|2011–13||Breaking Bad||Patrick Kuby||Recurring Cast: Season 4, Guest: Season 5a, Recurring Cast: Season 5b|
|2013–16||New Girl||Bobby||Episode: "Chicago" & "Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt"|
|2014||Maron||Himself||Episode: "The Joke"|
|Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee||Himself||Episode: Smoking Past the Band|
|2014–15||Kroll Show||Detective Smart||Recurring Cast: Season 2-3|
|2015||The Jim Gaffigan Show||Himself||Episode: "My Friend the Priest"|
|2015–21||F Is for Family||Frank Murphy||Main Cast|
|2016||The Simpsons||Boston Football Fan (voice)||Episode: "The Town"|
|2018||Crashing||Himself||Episode: "Bill Burr"|
|I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman||Himself||Episode: "S1 E14 - 9/27/18"|
|2019–20||The Mandalorian||Migs Mayfeld||Episode: "Chapter 6: The Prisoner" & "Chapter 15: The Believer"|
|2020||Puppy Dog Pals||Butch (voice)||Episodes: "Anchors Away/Prospector Pups"|
|Bob Saget's Here for You||Himself||Episode: "Bill Burr Brilliantly Rips Bob a New One"|
|Saturday Night Live||Himself/Host||Episode: "Bill Burr/Jack White"|
|2020-21||Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers||Himself-Host||TV Series|
|2021||Reservation Dogs||Garrett Bobson||Episodes: "California Dreamin'"|
|Immoral Compass||Rick||Main Cast|
|2007–present||Monday Morning Podcast||Himself|
|2010, 2021||Your Mom's House||Himself|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Jason Michaels (voice)|
|2009||Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned|
Comedy albums and specialsEdit
|2003||Emotionally Unavailable||CD release|
|Comedy Central Presents||Stand-up half hour|
|2005||One Night Stand|
|2008||Why Do I Do This?|
|2010||Let It Go|
|2012||You People Are All the Same||Netflix special|
|2014||Live At Andrew's House||Limited vinyl release|
|I'm Sorry You Feel That Way||Netflix special|
|2017||Walk Your Way Out|
|2021||Live From Madison Square Garden||Vinyl release|
|2022||Bill Burr Presents Friends Who Kill||Netflix special|
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...Friday morning [January 20]. At 04:24 added, "She lay on my chest the whole time", confirming gender.
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