Jon Daly

Jon Daly, sometimes credited as Jonathan C. Daly, Jon C. Daly or Jonathan Barney Daly, is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer best known for his sketch comedy work on the Comedy Central series Kroll Show. In 2013 he starred as Hobbes in the Amazon Studios original series Betas, and also played Agent Filippo in Zoolander 2 (2016).[1]

Early life and educationEdit

Daly was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He first became involved in improv performing in Pittsburgh when he was 16 at a show called "Friday Night Improvs" at the University of Pittsburgh and continued performing while attending the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


Daly has been a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) for over ten years where he performed in the improv group "Mother". He continues to perform at the theater's Los Angeles division.[2] Some of his notable work at UCB was performing in the sketch groups such as Mother and Mr. A$$ and creating characters such as Sappity Tappity and Bill Cosby-Bukowski. Daly has appeared in films such as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Mystery Team, Bride Wars, Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, and College Road Trip. He starred as Hobbes in the Amazon Studios comedy series Betas in 2013 and was also a recurring sketch performer and writer/producer on Comedy Central's Kroll Show.

Daly has had recurring roles on The Life & Times of Tim, Happy Endings, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Drunk History, Family Guy, and IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang!, as well as making guest appearances on comedy programs such as Parks and Recreation (appearing only in the first episode and last episode, six years apart), The Inbetweeners, Key & Peele, Bob's Burgers, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, and Mr. Neighbor's House. He has also written for the MTV sketch series Human Giant and the Scott Aukerman & B. J. Porter created sketch pilot The Right Now! Show.[citation needed]

Daly and frequent writing partner and collaborator Brett Gelman also performed for many years as the comedy rap duo "Cracked Out". Their EP The Fleetwood Crack was made available for download on their website in 2007. Daly is also a frequent guest on Earwolf podcasts such as Comedy Bang! Bang! and improv4humans. In November 2012, he started his own podcast for the Earwolf network, Rafflecast, which ran for 30 episodes.[3][4] In 2017 Daly began appearing as Arnie Brown in the Showtime comedy series I'm Dying Up Here.[5][6]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 13th Child Anthony Credited as Jonathan C. Daly
2004 Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story Mayhem Team Member
2006 This Is Our City MC Record Deal Short film; also writer
2006 The Cracktion Movie MC Record Deal Short film; also writer
2006 Fukkin' Ya Momz in Da Ass MC Record Deal Short film; also writer
2008 Stick It in Detroit Matt "Wojo" Wojoiechowski
2008 College Road Trip Campus Security
2009 Bride Wars Head Set
2009 Mystery Team Greg
2009 Ed Hardy Boyz: The Case of the Missing Sick Belt Buckle Peter Paparazzo Short film; also writer
2010 Human Centipede Anonymous Jon Short film; also writer
2010 My Imaginary Friend is Fabio Jon Daly Short film; also writer
2011 BillCosby Bukowski Bill Cosby Short film; also writer
2011 Bieber 2051 Future Justin Bieber Short film; also writer
2011 Ed Hardy Boyz 2: The Case of When That Hot Filipina Girl Lost
Her Tramp Stamp at Mini-Golf
Short film; writer
2011 Ticklish Cage Ticklish Cage / Jack Tickleson Short film; also writer
2011 Engine Block Harry Short film
2012 The Sappity Tappity Show Sappity Tappity Short film; also writer
2013 OowieWanna Uncle Richard Short film
2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Tim Naughton
2014 The Horse Raised by Sphere Needy-Tardy (voice) Short film
2015 Addicted to Fresno Boris Lipka
2015 That Dog Sprite (voice) Short film
2016 Hail, Caesar! Cop at French Postcard House
2016 Zoolander 2 Agent Flippo
2016 Masterminds Detective
2017 Lemon Toby
2017 All Nighter Jimothy
2017 Austin Found Donald
2018 A Futile and Stupid Gesture Bill Murray
2020 Happily Donald Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Fat Guy Stuck in Internet Coffee Burned Co-Worker Episode: "Threshold"
2007 Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz Consultant writer
2007–2008 Human Giant Vroom Vroom / MC Record Deal / Sappity Tappity 2 episodes
2009–2015 Parks and Recreation Drunk / John 3 episodes
2010 The Adventures of Señor Toro Golfer Episode: "Automobull"
2010 Players Meat Stix Fan Episode: "Mr. Meat Snak Stix"
2010 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Batman Episode: "Monday Morning Meltdown"
2010–2012 The Life & Times of Tim Various (voice) 14 episodes
2011–2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Billy Pittman / Chad 2 episodes
2011–2012 Happy Endings Brody Daniels 2 episodes
2012 The Inbetweeners Jed Remis Episode: "The Field Trip"
2012–2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Bill Cosby-Bukowski / The Devil / Barry R. 4 episodes
2013–2014 Betas Hobbes 11 episodes
2013–2015 Kroll Show Various 26 episodes; also writer and co-executive producer
2014 Next Time on Lonny Trent 2 episodes
2014 Drunk History Kris Kristofferson Episode: "American Music"
2014 The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail Ryan Gosling Episode: "The One with the Party Fouls"
2014 BoJack Horseman Additional voices Episode: "BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Story, Chapter One"
2014 Newsreaders Fred Barkley / Johnny Hogwild Episode: "Headless Football Player; Identity Thief"
2014–2015 The Eric Andre Show Wrote 10 episodes
2014–2017 Family Guy Various voices 10 episodes
2015 Regular Show Teddy, Ore, Stock Broke Guy (voices) Episode: "Married and Broke"
2015 Man Seeking Woman Daniel Episode: "Gavel"
2015 Scheer-RL Fred Durst Episode: "Limp Bizkit"
2015 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brian Applebaum Episode: "The Funeral"
2015 Life in Pieces Steffan Episode: "Hospital Boudoir Time-Out Namaste"
2015 Long Live the Royals King Rufus, Knight #3, Bystander (voices) Miniseries
2015–2016 TripTank Various voices 4 episodes
2015–2020 Bob's Burgers Sasha (voice) 5 episodes
2015–2018 Another Period Officer Kerttrussel O'Kelly 11 episodes
2016 Fresh Off the Boat Ricky Episode: "Love and Loopholes"
2016 Party Legends Himself Episode: "What Are You Into?"
2016 The Adult Swim Golf Classic John Daly Television special; also writer and executive producer
2016 Lady Dynamite Thad Episode: "I Love You"
2016 Zoolander: Super Model The Paparocto (voice) Unknown episodes
2016 The Amazing Gayl Pile Jeff 2 episodes
2016 Son of Zorn Tom Episode: "Return to Orange County"
2016 Mr. Neighbor's House Terry the Demon Television special
2016 Andy Richter's Home for the Holidays Sappity Tappity Television special
2016–2018 Archer Whitney Stratton IV, Ivy (voices) 2 episodes
2017 The UCB Show Actor Episode: "Twenty GIFs of Gifts"
2017 Jeff & Some Aliens Chet (voice) 6 episodes
2017 New Girl Professor PP Hornsyld Episode: "Rumspringa"
2017 Animals. Todd (voice) Episode: "Rats"
2017–2019 American Dad! Various voices 3 episodes
2017 Playing House Duff Episode: "Paging Doctor Yes Please"
2017 One Mississippi Donkey Episode: "Who Do You Think You Are?"
2017–present Big Mouth Judd Birch (voice) 14 episodes
2017 Future Man Owl Episode: "A Date with Destiny"
2017 The Fake News with Ted Nelms Jesse D Episode: "Episode One"
2017–2018 I'm Dying Up Here Arnie Brown 18 episodes
2018 Corporate Jeff Episode: "Corporate Retreat"
2018 Into the Dark Finn Episode: "Pooka!"
2018 Happy Together Oliver Episode: "A Claire-Free Lifestyle"
2019 Those Who Can't Skaat Episode: "SKAppily Ever After"
2019 Tuca & Bertie (voice) Episode: "The Deli Guy"
2020 Miracle Workers Dr. Goodman Episode: "Dark Ages: Help Wanted"
2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm Mailman 2 episodes
2020 Modern Family Doug Episode: "I'm Going to Miss This"
2020 Brews Brothers Stojan Episode: "Krachtbal"

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Pittsburgh Dad Buzzy DeRocco Credited as Jon Daly


  1. ^ Wright, Megh (November 15, 2015). "Behold the First Trailer for 'Zoolander 2'". Splitsider. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Jon Daly. UCB Theater Profile
  3. ^ "Rafflecast podcast on Earwolf". Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  4. ^ "Taking Your Requests, episode #1 of Rafflecast on Earwolf". Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  5. ^ Getz, Dana. "The 'I'm Dying Up Here' Cast Has Real Comic Inspiration". Bustle. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (2015-10-19). "Alfred Molina, Dylan Baker Among 6 Set As Guest Stars On Showtime Pilot 'I'm Dying Up Here'". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-15.

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