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Brian Patrick Wade (born June 9, 1978) is an American actor and physical trainer, best known for his television roles as Capt. Craig Schwetje in the mini-series Generation Kill, as Kurt (Penny's former love interest) in The Big Bang Theory, and as the Alpha Werewolf Ennis on Teen Wolf.[1]

Brian Patrick Wade
Born (1978-06-09) June 9, 1978 (age 41)
OccupationActor, personal trainer
Years active2002–present
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) (6'4")


Wade made his debut in 2002 as an exotic dancer on CSI: Miami. He later appeared in the films Latter Days and The Guardian.

He later appeared on television in episodes of Two and a Half Men, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, NCIS, Las Vegas, Surface, 'Til Death, The Closer, The Game, and Teen Wolf. He appeared in episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. portraying Carl "Crusher" Creel, also known as the Absorbing Man.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Latter Days Stacy
2004 Bring It On Again Fatneck Direct-to-video
*as Brian Wade
2005 Death by Engagement Officer Mallar
2006 The Guardian Mitch Lyons
2016 Ctrl Alt Delete Burton
Trust No One Milan Short


Year Title Role Notes
2002 CSI: Miami Other lap dancer Episode: "Breathless" (1.07)
*as Brian Wade
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Kim Episode: "Bada-Ping!" (7.08)
*as Brian Wade
2003 NCIS Marine Lance Corporal Episode: "Hung Out to Dry" (1.02)
*as Brian Wade
2005 Las Vegas Muscular guy Episode: "Can You See What I see?" (2.16)
Surface E.O.D. Commander Episode (1.01)
2006 Twenty Good Years Drew Episode: "The Elbow Incident" (1.03)
Mafiosa Marco *as Brian Wade
Two and a Half Men Sam Episode: "The Sea Is a Harsh Mistress" (4.03)
Help Me Help You Former Navy Seal Episode: "Pink Freud" (1.04)
2007 'Til Death Jack Episode: "That’s Ridiculous" (1.20)
The Closer Eric Ellis Episode: "Dumb Luck" (3.06)
2007, 2009 The Big Bang Theory Kurt 3 episodes
2008 Generation Kill Captain Craig "Encino Man" Schwetje Miniseries; 7 episodes
2009 The Game Derek Episode: "Do The Wright Thing" (3.13)
NCIS Private David Singer Episode: "Code of Conduct" (7.05)
Alligator Point Bill Television film
*as Brian Wade
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Navy Petty Officer First Class David Hodgkins Episode: "Vengeance" (3.19)
Best Friends Forever Fireman #1 Episode: "Put a Pin in It" (1.03)
The Glades Sean Simmons Episode: "Close Encounters" (3.01)
2013 Arrested Development Sergeant Melnick Episode: "Off the Hook" (4.14)
Teen Wolf Ennis 5 episodes; Recurring role (season 3)
Hello Ladies Bouncer Episode: "Long Beach" (1.06)
2014 The Mentalist Martin Hagen Episode: "The Golden Hammer" (6.12)
2014–2018 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Carl Creel / Absorbing Man Guest 3 episodes (season 2–3)
Recurring (season 5)


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed August 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed August 30, 2014.

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