Nathan Andrew "Nate" Torrence (born December 1, 1977) is an American comedic actor known for playing the role of Wade Bailey on the HBO series Hello Ladies and for his numerous roles in television advertisements.
Nathan Andrew Torrence
December 1, 1977
Canton, Ohio, U.S.
Torrence was born in Canton, Ohio, where he began his education. Torrence attended Hiland High School in Berlin, Ohio, and went on to attend Kent State University: Stark Campus. His family used to own and operate a bed and breakfast in Berlin. After studying with Second City's Players Workshop in Chicago, Illinois, Torrence began touring in a comedy troupe called Corn, Beef and Cabbage, where he wrote, improvised and performed with his older brother, Jay and friend Josh Ruth. Torrence additionally studied improv at Second City in Cleveland and in Los Angeles, and The Groundlings and Comedy Sportz in Los Angeles.
Torrence has appeared on television programs including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Malcolm in the Middle, How I Met Your Mother, Las Vegas, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, House M.D., and Ghost Whisperer. He had a recurring role as Dylan Killington on the NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and played Roman Cohen in the ABC network short-lived comedy Mr. Sunshine, a midseason replacement for the 2010-11 television season.
He is perhaps best known for his role as a credit card customer service representative with David Spade, in the Capital One "What's In Your Wallet" advertising campaign. He has also appeared in several other commercials, including for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Volkswagen, Golden Grahams, H-E-B, and NFL.com.
He played Lloyd, a lab assistant, in the film Get Smart and reprised the role to star in the direct-to-DVD spinoff Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control. Torrence has also played a crazy shirtless boxer on Reno 911!, and Devon in the 2010 comedy She's Out of My League.
He voices Chuck on the animated show Motorcity and played Wade Bailey in the HBO series Hello Ladies. In the 2013-14 TV season, he was the recurring character "James" on the ABC comedy Super Fun Night, and he guest-starred on a 2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode as a costumed vigilante named "Super Dan". Torrence appeared as Eric Lewandowski on the Fox sitcom Weird Loners and voices Ferguson on the animated show Star vs. the Forces of Evil. He recently appeared on the episode of Supernatural entitled "Just My Imagination" as Sully, Sam's imaginary friend. In 2016, he had a voice role in the animated hit Zootopia, as Officer Benjamin Clawhauser.
|2005||Suits on the Loose||Elder Lewis|
|2007||Marksman||Harold Grubenstein||Short film|
|2008||Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control||Lloyd||Direct to video|
|2008||My Best Friend's Girl||Craig|
|2010||She's Out of My League||Devon|
|2011||The Big Year||Ted Simkin|
|2012||We Think Nate Torrence is Dead||Himself||Short film|
|2016||Zootopia||Officer Benjamin Clawhauser||voice role|
|2016||Game Over, Man!||Security Guard||Uncredited|
|2000-2003||Scruff||White Socks||(Voice role)|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Daniel O'Hannissey||Episode: "All for Our Country"|
|2003||The Mullets||Tud||Episode: "Smoke on the Water"|
|2004||Malcolm in the Middle||Private Turner||Episode: "Reese Joins the Army"|
|2004||Quintuplets||Pizza Guy||Episode: "Boobs on the Run"|
|2004||House||Young Man||Episode: "Maternity"|
|2005||Girlfriends||Movie Goer||Episode: "P.D.A - D.O.A"|
|2005||Las Vegas||Keith||Episode: "Fake the Money and Run"|
|2005||Ghost Whisperer||Waiter||2 episodes|
|2005||One on One||Water Guy||Episode: "House Dad"|
|2006||One on One||Ralph||Episode: "Ghost, Interrupted"|
|2006||How I Met Your Mother||Clark Butterfield||Episode: "Milk"|
|2007||Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Dylan Killington||19 episodes|
|2008||Reno 911!||Crazy Shirtless Boxing Man||Episode: "Baghdad 911"|
|2008||The End of Steve||Nathan||Television film|
|2011||Mr. Sunshine||Roman Cohen||13 episodes|
|2012||Happy Endings||Slacker Buddy||Episode: "The Shrink, the Dare, Her Date and Her Brother"|
|2012||Are You There Chelsea?||Captain Steve||Episode: "The Gynecologist"|
|2012–13||Motor City||Chuck||16 episodes (voice role)|
|2013–14||Super Fun Night||James||5 episodes|
|2013–14||Hello Ladies||Wade||9 episodes|
|2014||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Super Dan||Episode: "Full Boyle"|
|2014||The Millers||Devin||Episode: "Sex Ed Dolan"|
|2015||Weird Loners||Eric Landowski||6 episodes|
|2015||Royal Pains||Josh Dunlap||Episode: "False Start"|
|2015||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Ferguson||5 episodes (voice role)|
|2015||Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street||Iggy||Episode: "Ranger and the Very Real Imaginary Friend"|
|2015||Supernatural||Sully||Episode: "Just My Imagination"|
|2016||Superstore||Kyle||Episode: "Spokesman Scandal"|
- "People Search: TORRENCE, NATHAN born 12/01/1977". veromi.net. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- "Capital One Screamer Hails from Canton". Cantonrep.com. October 30, 2005. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006."Ladies and Gentlemen: Sir Nate Torrence, Renknowned Thespian". The Civy Club Times. October 18, 2005.
- Hibberd, James (May 18, 2010). "ABC's new fall schedule". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 20, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
- "Matthew Perry project a go at ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. January 12, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
- "Capital One Screamer Hails from Canton". Cantonrep.com. October 30, 2005.[permanent dead link]