Ezra Buzzington

Ezra Buzzington is an American character actor in film and television. A figure in underground cinema, Buzzington is also the founder of the Seattle Fringe Festival and co-founder of the New York International Fringe Festival.

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Ezra Buzzington in 2008
OccupationFilm, television actor


With over 60 film credits (and dozens of television appearances), Buzzington has been referred to as "the Dennis Hopper of underground cinema". He has played characters ranging from "Weird Al the Waiter" in Ghost World to "Goggle" (a mutant) in The Hills Have Eyes and Tudley in the Crime thriller film The Chair.[1] He also appeared in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture The Artist. He has worked with directors David Fincher (twice), Alexandre Aja (twice), Terry Zwigoff (twice), Rob Zombie (twice), David Slade (four times), Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson, George Clooney, Clint Eastwood and the Farrelly Brothers (also twice). He was a series regular in the role of Oswald Eisengrim on NBC's Crossbones opposite John Malkovich's Blackbeard, recurred on NBC's Law & Order True Crime as DDA Elliot Alhadeff, recurred on ABC's The Middle as the hard of hearing co-worker of Neil Flynn's character, starred in an episode of CBS's How I Met Your Mother and made several appearances on Justified for FX.

He is the founder of the Seattle Fringe Festival,[citation needed] co-founder of the New York International Fringe Festival with John Clancy and Aaron Beall,[citation needed] and an advisor for the Hollywood Fringe Festival during its first seven years.[citation needed] He is also the creator of Theatrism, a metaphysical approach to theatrical staging.

Personal lifeEdit

He lives in Los Angeles, California.[2] He was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 27 Pieces of Me Bold
1997 A, B, C... Manhattan Zach
1999 Fight Club Inspector Dent
1999 The Woman Chaser Piano Player
1999 Magnolia Smiling Peanut Patron #2
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel Reporter
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Disabled Guy
2001 Say It Isn't So Stewart
2001 Ghost World Weird Al
2001 The Man from Elysian Fields Construction Forman
2001 Rain Officer Ben Patterson
2002 Secretary Typing Teacher
2004 In the Land of Milk and Money Haggard Dad
2004 Zen Noir Ed
2005 The Rain Makers Lou
2006 Art School Confidential Leslie
2006 Bondage Fred
2006 The Hills Have Eyes Goggle
2006 The Gold Bracelet Murderer
2006 The Prestige Ticket Hawker
2006 Outta Sync Poppy Poppenheimer (The DJ)
2007 The Haunting of Marsten Manor Hank
2007 Boxboarders! Zoltar
2007 Underdog Referee
2007 Halloween Graveyard Keeper Uncredited
2008 Julia George
2008 Spy School Mr. Bailey
2008 Skeletons in the Desert Bob Chamberlain
2008 Mirrors Terrence Berry
2008 Trickery Mimicry Passenger
2009 Someone's Knocking at the Door John Hopper
2009 Tripping Forward Casting Director #1
2009 Scream of the Bikini Cult Leader
2010 New Terminal Hotel Spitz
2010 The Auctioneers Dean
2010 Darkening Sky Guy
2011 The Artist Journalist
2011 Breath of Hate Hate
2012 Bad Ass Store Clerk
2012 Any Day Now Larry
2012 Dust Up Sheriff Nathan Haggler
2012 Lost Lake Vern
2013 Dug Up Devin Chase
2014 Real Heroes The Announcer
2015 The Last House Hate
2016 Gone: VR 360 Mr. Avery
2016 Trash Fire Pastor Sterling
2016 The Chair Tudley
2016 The Holy Man Homeless Digger Otis
2017 Mohawk Hezekiah Holt
2018 Nightmare Cinema Janitor / Ron / Thing
2019 2177: The San Francisco Love Hacker Crimes Thornton
2020 The Nowhere Inn Limo Driver
2020 The Estate Mr. Amis
2020 Bleach Special Agent Musk


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Clerk #2 Episode: "Sabrina and the Beanstalk"
1998 The Jamie Foxx Show Hotel Guest Episode: "Jamie Returns"
1998 The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer George Axelrod Episode: "School Daze"
1998 Party of Five Leon Episode: "Tender Age"
1999 The Magnificent Seven Banker Episode: "Sins of the Past"
1999 Hyperion Bay Mechanic Episode: "Strange Days"
1999 The Norm Show Mr. Grey Episode: "Norm Dates a Client"
1999 G vs E Bean Episode: "Evilator"
2000 The Hughleys Bean Pusher Episode: "Two Jacks and a Beanstalk"
2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Bartender Episode: "Family"
2001 The Huntress Haskell Beauville Episode: "With Great Power"
2003 Karen Sisco Desk Clerk Episode: "Nostalgia"
2004 10-8: Officers on Duty Freddy Episode: "Love Don't Love Nobody"
2005 Strong Medicine Bartender Episode: "Paternity Test"
2006 Windfall Man Episode: "Running with the Devil"
2008 Weeds Oritz Episode: "Lady's a Charm"
2008 Leverage Frank Episode: "The Bank Shot Job"
2009 How I Met Your Mother Highway Cop #1 Episode: "As Fast as She Can"
2009–2011 Poor Paul Bradford 5 episodes
2010–2012 Justified Harvey Jones / Roy the Bartender 4 episodes
2011 Melissa & Joey Carl Episode: "Mel and Joe's Anniversary"
2012 Criminal Minds Louis Sills Episode: "Heathridge Manor"
2012 Bones Ephraim Babcock Episode: "The Family in the Feud"
2013 American Horror Story Sedated Patient Episode: "The Name Game"
2013–2018 The Middle Wayne 4 episodes
2014 Enlisted Private Swaggle Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Crossbones Eisengrim 8 episodes
2016 Teen Wolf Travers Episode: "Amplification"
2017 Baskets Chuck Episode: "Reverie"
2017 Law & Order True Crime DDA Elliott Alhadeff 2 episodes
2018 Counterpart Rail Thin Man Episode: "No Man's Land - Part Two"
2019 Doom Patrol Dr. Bertrand Episode: "Paw Patrol"
2020 Into the Dark The Administrator Episode: "The Current Occupant"
2021 Station 19 Jerry Episode: "Learning to Fly"


  1. ^ Barton, Steve (March 25, 2015). "Teaser Screams Emanate from The Chair".
  2. ^ Piazza, Judyth (5 Feb 2010). "Judyth Piazza chats with Ezra Buzzington, Actor, The Hills Have Eyes". theSOP.org. The Student Operated Press. Retrieved 18 Nov 2012.

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