Will Sasso

William Sasso (born May 24, 1975) is a Canadian actor, comedian and former podcaster on his podcast Ten Minute Podcast. He is notable for his five seasons as a cast member on Mad TV from 1997 to 2002, for starring as Curly in the 2012 film reboot of The Three Stooges, and Happy Gilmore (1996), as well as for his T.V. show roles as Carl Monari in Less than Perfect (2003–2006), Doug Martin in How I Met Your Mother (2008–2012), and as Bill Ryan in United We Fall (2020).

Will Sasso
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Sasso at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
William Sasso

(1975-05-24) May 24, 1975 (age 46)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • podcaster
Years active1990–present
Comedy career
MediumSketch comedy
Genres

Early lifeEdit

William Sasso was born on May 24, 1975 in Ladner, British Columbia,[1] to Italian immigrant parents.[2][dead link]

CareerEdit

MADtvEdit

By the end of its second season (1996–1997), the Fox network sketch comedy television series MADtv experienced its first big cast turnover. Three of the show's repertory performers (Bryan Callen, Orlando Jones and Artie Lange) left the cast. As a result, in 1997, casting executives at Fox had to cast replacements for the show. Sasso (along with Alex Borstein and Aries Spears) was selected to join the MADtv third season cast as a regular cast member.[2]

2002 – presentEdit

After leaving MADtv, Sasso's television appearances included four seasons as Carl Monari on Less than Perfect, as well as a role in Robson Arms. He played the role of Fortunio Balducci in Southland Tales. Sasso starred in $h*! My Dad Says, based on the Twitter feed Shit My Dad Says, created by Justin Halpern. The show premiered in the late 2010 and its cancellation was announced on May 15, 2011.[3][4]

Sasso hosted the 2006 Canadian Comedy Awards in London, Ontario, as well as the festival's "Sketch & Improv Showcases". Additionally, he was a host at the 2005-2006 NHL award ceremony. Sasso appeared on the CSI episode "The Chick Chop Flick Shop". He also appeared in the Childrens Hospital episode "Frankfurters".[5]

Sasso began posting videos on the online video service Vine, creating a running gag of him violently vomiting lemons without warning.[6]

In 2018, Sasso played Mountie Archambault in the comedy film Super Troopers 2. In November 2019, he voiced Mr. Ellingboe in Netflix's Klaus.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1994 Ski School 2 Tomcat Collins
Ernest Goes to School Russell
1995 Magic in the Water Shy Young Orderly
Annie O Heckler TV Movie
Malicious Heavy Guy
1996 Happy Gilmore Mover
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Pizza Boy
Heck's Way Home Mover #1 TV Movie
Doctor Who Pete TV Movie
Susie Q Officer Bob TV Movie
1997 Beverly Hills Ninja Chet Walters
Dad's Week Off Pete TV Movie
The 6th Man Guy in Bar
1998 Brown's Requiem "Fat Dog" Baker
1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous Hank Vilmes
2000 Best in Show Dale
2002 Dawg Willie Smits
I Got You TV Movie
2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Randy Newman / James Lipton (voice) Video
2007 Southland Tales Fortunio Balducci
2008 Lower Learning Jesse Buchwald
Just the Worst Dave Short
College Road Trip Deputy O'Malley
Spaced Bill TV Movie
Five Year Plan TV Movie
2009 Year of the Carnivore Dirk
2010 Life As We Know It Miss Pennsylvania's Husband
For Christ's Sake Alan
2011 National Lampoon's 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Awesomest Maximus
Division III: Football's Finest Terry Lockwood
2012 The Three Stooges Curly Howard
Moving Day Clyde
Finding Mrs. Claus Kris Claus Television film
2013 Movie 43 Jerry (The Pitch)
The Right Kind of Wrong Neil
Middle Age Rage TV Movie
2014 Hit By Lightning Seth Gallagher
Beautiful Girl Armand
Corner Gas: The Movie Legal Aid Lawyer
The Expendables 7 Arnold Schwarzenegger (voice) Short
2015 Russell Madness Hunk (voice)
2016 Army of One Roy
A Miracle on Christmas Lake Mall Santa
2017 Follow Me Darren Marsh Short
Budding Prospects Gesh TV Movie
The Female Brain Dennis
Killing Hasselhoff Wasserstein
2018 Super Troopers 2 Mountie Roger Archambault
American Woman Terry
The Grizzlies Mike
Henchmen Gluttonator / Union Boss (voice)
2019 Inside Game Baba Battista
Klaus Mr. Ellingboe (voice)
2020 Irresistible Big Mike
Film Fest Montgomery Nash
2021 Night of the Animated Dead Sheriff McClelland (voice)
Boss Level Brett

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Role Notes
1991 Neon Rider 2 Episodes
1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Classmate Episode: "All Guts, No Glory"
1994 The Odyssey Drewg Episode: "Run for Your Life"
1994-97 Madison Derek Wakaluk Main Cast
1995-96 Sliders Gomez Calhoun Recurring Cast: Season 1-2
1997-16 MADtv Various Characters Main Cast: Season 3-7; Guest: Season 9-10, 14-15
1999-17 Family Guy Various Voices 7 Episodes
2000 The X-Files Leslie Stokes Episode: "Je Souhaite"
2003-06 Less than Perfect Carl Monari Recurring Cast: Season 1; Main Cast: Seasons 2–4
2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Heckler (voice) Episode: "Heckler: Experiment 322"
2005-08 Robson Arms Bark 2 Episodes [7]
2006-07 'Til Death Russ 2 Episodes
2007 Entourage Jay Lester Episode: "Dog Day Afternoon"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mason Lafoon Episode: "The Chick Chop Flick Shop"
October Road Brett 'Big Boy' Rowan Episode: "Let's Get Owen"
2008-12 How I Met Your Mother Doug Martin 2 Episodes
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS Hekakiah (voice) Episode: "Amish Anguish"
Two and a Half Men Andrew Episode: "818-jklpuzo"
Brothers Anthony 2 Episodes
2009-10 The Cleveland Show Donald Trump / Robert De Niro (voice) 3 Episodes
2010 Neighbors from Hell Balthazor Hellman Main Cast
2010-11 $h*! My Dad Says Vince Main Cast
2010-16 Childrens Hospital Office Bailnt / Tucker 2 Episodes
2011 Mongo Wrestling Alliance Booter Lee Bogg / Damien Mercury (voice) Main Cast
Dream Crushers Will 2 Episodes
2012 WWE Raw Curly Episode: "Brock And Cena"
Sullivan & Son Robert Sherman Episode: "Hank Speech"
Up All Night Paul Episode: "Thanksgiving"
2013 Family Tree Accident Guy Episode: "Civil War"
Murder Police Tommy Margaretti (voice) Main Cast
Drunk History Frank Nitti Episode: "Chicago"
The League Officer Bungalon Episode: "Rafi and Dirty Randy"
Super Fun Night Parker Episode: "The Love Lioness"
2014 Justified Al Sura Recurring Cast: Season 5
Spun Out Harper Thomas Episode: "Unauthorized"
About a Boy Lou Episode: "About a Plumber"
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V The Sledgehammer (voice) 2 Episodes
King Star King Episode: "Kwa Kwa City"
Anger Management Jimmy Episode: "Charlie Gets Trashed"
The Britishes Mr. Fetcher Main Cast
2014-15 Hot in Cleveland Franky 3 Episodes
2014-17 Modern Family Señor Kaplan 3 Episodes
2015 Assassin Banana Baked Potato / Yellow Pepper (voice) 2 Episodes
Young Drunk Punk Yogi Raymond Episode: "Yoga Show"
The Comedians Himself Episode: "Come to the House"
Honest Trailers Randy Newman Episode: "Toy Story"
Fool Canada Various Main Cast
Key & Peele Pirate Episode: "Y'all Ready for This?"
Robot Chicken Phil Coulson (voice) Episode: "Zeb and Kevin Erotic Hot Tub Canvas"
2015-18 Another Period Officer O'Connor Recurring Cast
2016 Shameless Yanis Recurring Cast: Season 6
Hashtaggers Himself Episode: "#GoodLightingPackage with Will Sasso"
Love Ben Episode: "The Date"
Motive Hank Novak Episode: "The Score"
Those Who Can't Coach Irontoe Episode: "Plains High School Drifter"
2017 American Housewife Billy Episode: "The Polo Match"
Raising Expectations Liam Episode: "What's Growing in Emmett's Room"
Curb Your Enthusiasm AC Repairman Episode: "Namaste"
Great News Petey Pierce Episode: "A Christmas Carol Wendelson"
2017-18 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Dave Recurring Cast
2017-20 Loudermilk Ben Main Cast
2018 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Chris Sadler Episode: "Send in the Clowns"
Hawaii Five-0 Dr. Shaw Episode: "Ka Hana a Ka Makua, O Ka Hana No Ia a Keiki"
2018-19 Grey's Anatomy Jed 2 Episodes
The Orville Mooska 2 Episodes
2019 Tacoma FD Gene Ghoulib Episode: "Full Moon Fever"
2019-20 Harley Quinn Maxie Zeus / Jennifer's Husband (voice) 2 Episodes
2019-21 Mom Police Officer Andy Pepper Recurring Cast: Season 6-8
2020 Russell Maniac Hunk (voice) Episode: "Ferraro Family Business"
F Is for Family Mayor Anthony Tangenti (voice) 2 Episodes
United We Fall Bill Ryan Main Cast

Music videoEdit

Year Band Song Role
2002 Sum 41 Still Waiting Record Executive

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Will Sasso". TV Insider. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Ten Minute Podcast (June 7, 2017), Ten Minute Podcast - 285 - Setting Parameters, retrieved December 18, 2020
  3. ^ "CBS Announces 2010-2011 Primetime Schedule" (Press release). CBS Television Network. May 19, 2010.
  4. ^ "'The Defenders,' 'S#*! My Dad Says,' and 'Mad Love' Canceled By CBS". TV By The Numbers. 2011-05-15. Archived from the original on 2017-09-04. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  5. ^ "Ten Minute Podcast". tenminutepodcast.libsyn.com. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  6. ^ "WATCH: It Is Impossible Not To Laugh At This". HuffPost. March 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "Robson Arms - Season 3". Retrieved 2008-07-23.

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