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Kevin Sussman (born December 4, 1970) is an American actor and comedian. He played Walter on the ABC comedy-drama Ugly Betty and Stuart Bloom on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Starting with the sixth season of The Big Bang Theory, he was promoted to a series regular.[2]

Kevin Sussman
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Sussman at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1970-12-04) December 4, 1970 (age 48)
Alma materAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)
Alessandra Young
(m. 2006; div. 2017)
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Early lifeEdit

Kevin Sussman is one of four brothers, born to Jewish parents. He grew up in Staten Island.[3] He attended the College of Staten Island for one year[3] and went on to graduate from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.[3] He later studied with acting teacher Uta Hagen for four years.[4][5]

CareerEdit

Sussman got his start in commercials, playing geeks or nerds during the dot-com boom for companies like FedEx.[3] In 1999, he made his film debut in Liberty Heights as Alan Joseph Zuckerman. Sussman moved to Los Angeles when he was cast in Ugly Betty.[3] He played the character Stuart Bloom on The Big Bang Theory from 2009 to the series end in May 2019.

In 2011 and 2012, he worked with The Big Bang Theory co-star John Ross Bowie to create two television comedies: The Ever After Part (FOX) and The Second Coming of Rob (CBS).[6]

FilmographyEdit

Film

Year Title Role
1999 Liberty Heights Alan Joseph Zuckerman
2000 Almost Famous Lenny
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Steve
2001 Kissing Jessica Stein Calculator Guy
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Supernerd
2002 Pipe Dream James
2002 Threads Caesar
2002 Changing Lanes Tyler Cohen
2002 Sweet Home Alabama Barry Lowenstein
2004 Little Black Book Ira
2005 Hitch Neil
2006 The Wedding Album Oswald
2006 Funny Money Denis Slater
2006 Ira & Abby Lenny
2006 For Your Consideration Commercial Director
2007 Heavy Petting Ras
2008 Sincerely, Ted L. Nancy Ted
2008 Made Of Honor Tiny Shorts Guy
2008 Insanitarium Dave
2008 Burn After Reading Tuchman Marsh Man
2009 Taking Woodstock Stan
2010 Killers Mac Bailey
2010 Alpha and Omega Shakey
2011 Freeloaders Benedict 'Benny' Vicvikis
2012 2nd Serve Scott Belcher/O.C.D.

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Ghost Stories Joey Howell 1 episode
1999 Third Watch Tuba Guy 1 episode
2000 The Sopranos Kevin 1 episode:
"Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office..."
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Phil Hobart 1 episode
2004 ER Colin 2 episodes:
"Just a Touch" (season 10: episode 19)
"2Abby Normal" (season 10: episode 20)
2006–2007 Ugly Betty Walter Main role (season 1)
16 episodes
2007–2008 My Name Is Earl Dwayne 2 episodes:
"My Name Is Inmate #28301-016: Part 1" (season 3: episode 1)
"No Heads and a Duffle Bag" (season 3: episode 17)
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Don 1 episode
2008 The Middleman Ivan Avi/The Palindrome 1 episode
2009–2019 The Big Bang Theory Stuart Bloom Season 2–5; 7 (recurring)
Season 6; 8–12 (series regular) 72 episodes
2010 The Mentalist Phil Redmond 1 episode:
"Rose-Colored Glasses" (season 2: episode 11)
2010 The Good Guys Skeeter 2 episodes:
"Bait & Switch" (season 1: episode 2)
"$3.52" (season 1: episode 5)
2010 Childrens Hospital Daffy Giraffy 1 episode
2012 Weeds Terry 3 episodes:
"Allosaurus Crush Castle" (season 8: episode 6)
"Five Miles From Yetzer Hara" (season 8: episode 8)
"Threshold" (season 8: episode 10)
2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Steve 3 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Big Bang Theory' Star Kevin Sussman Getting Divorced … Who Knew Stuart Was Married?!". TheBlast.com. The Blast. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Big Bang Theory Makes 'Stuart' a Series Regular". TVLine.com. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e "BA #243: Kevin Sussman". the Box Angeles podcast. August 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Film Production Notes". levinson.com.
  5. ^ "JUF : Tweens : Celebrities : Kevin Sussman". juf.org.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 29, 2012). "'Big Bang Theory' Duo Sell Semi-Autobiographical Comedy to CBS". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved October 18, 2012.

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