Burr in July 2008
|Birth name||William Frederic Burr|
June 10, 1968 |
Canton, Massachusetts, U.S.
William Frederic Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, podcaster, and social critic. He has released five stand-up specials. Outside of stand-up, he is known for hosting the Monday Morning Podcast, playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him 17th on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.
William Frederic Burr was born on June 10, 1968 in Canton, Massachusetts, the son of nurse Linda Ann (née Wigent) and dentist Robert Edmund Burr. He is of French, German, and Irish descent. Burr graduated from high school in 1987. In 1993, Burr obtained a bachelor's degree in radio from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Before starting his comedy career, he worked in warehouses; he stated that he enjoyed this job because "if my boss gave me a rough time, I could just get on a forklift and just, like, drive away".
Burr's career began in 1992. He moved to New York City in 1995. Since May 2007, Burr has recorded a weekly one-hour podcast, Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast, in which he speaks about his past and recent experiences, current events, going on tour, and sports, and offers advice to questions submitted by the listeners. The podcast is available on Burr's website and on the All Things Comedy network. He is sometimes joined by his wife, Nia, and has featured guests and interviews with other comedians.
Burr also appears as a guest on radio shows and other comedians' podcasts, such as the now defunct Opie and Anthony Show, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Adam Carolla Show,The Joe Rogan Experience,WTF with Marc Maron,The Nerdist Podcast, and Nobody Likes Onions. Burr was also the very first guest on Tom Green's podcast. On April 18, 2011, he guest hosted the Hollywood Babble-On podcast alongside Ralph Garman.
In 2008, Burr's voice was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto IV as Jason Michaels of the biker gang The Lost MC in the mission "No Love Lost". In 2009, he reprised his role in the game's expansion pack The Lost and Damned.
Burr's special Let it Go was recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco and premiered on Comedy Central on September 18, 2010. A later special, You People Are All The Same, premiered in 2012 as a Netflix exclusive.
He was a regular on Chappelle's Show during its brief run.
Burr has been referred to as a "comedian's comedian" by observers of the US stand-up comedy circuit, meaning a comedian whose work is followed and appreciated by fellow professional comedians. Burr appeared in the movie Date Night as Detective Walsh. He has also appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of AMC's Breaking Bad as Patrick Kuby. He played Mark Mullins in the 2013 buddy cop film The Heat.
He stars in F Is for Family which premiered December 18, 2015 on Netflix. The show, an animated sitcom, draws on Burr's stand-up and the absurdity of political correctness. On April 17, 2016 Netflix approved the show for a second season. Burr writes and executive produces the series along with Michael Price.
Burr's fifth hour-long special, Walk Your Way Out, debuted on Netflix on January 31, 2017.
Rolling Stone magazine called Burr "the undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor". Burr often portrays himself as "that loud guy in the bar" with "uninformed logic". In an interview with The Boston Globe, Burr stated, "I'm the 'dude, bro' guy." According to Montreal Gazette, Burr is "a cynic and a contrarian who has never paid any heed to political correctness".The New York Times in 2013 called Burr "one of the funniest, most distinctive voices in the country for years".
Burr married producer, director, and screenwriter Nia Hill in 2013. She sometimes appears as a guest on Burr's podcast. They reside in Los Angeles, California. Their daughter, Lola, was born on January 20, 2017.
|2001||Perfect Fit||Doorman||Credited as "Billy Burr"|
|2007||Twisted Fortune||Unknown character|
|2010||Date Night||Detective Walsh|
|2012||Stand Up Guys||Larry|
|2013||The Heat||Mark Mullins|
|2014||Walk of Shame||Officer Walter|
|2014||Black or White||Rick Reynolds|
|2017||Daddy's Home 2||Jerry||cameo|
|2018||The Front Runner||George McGovern||Post-production|
|1996||Townies||Ryan Callahan||15 episodes; credited as "Billy Burr"|
|1998||Two Guys and a Girl||Fitzey||Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Party"; credited as "Billy Burr"|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jogger||Episode: "Maledictus"|
|2004||Chappelle's Show||Various characters||3 episodes|
|2005||One Night Stand||Himself||Episode: "Bill Burr"|
|2006||Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza||Himself||1 episode|
|2008||Why Do I Do This?||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2010||Let It Go||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2011-13||Breaking Bad||Kuby||5 episodes|
|2012||You People Are All the Same.||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2013-16||New Girl||Bobby||2 episodes|
|2014||Maron||Himself||Episode: "The Joke"|
|2014||I'm Sorry You Feel That Way||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2014-15||Kroll Show||Detective Smart||6 episodes|
|2015||The Jim Gaffigan Show||Himself||Episode: "My Friend the Priest"|
|2015-present||F Is for Family||Frank Murphy (voice)||Also creator|
|2016||The Simpsons||Boston football fan #1 (voice)||Episode: "The Town"|
|2017||Walk Your Way Out||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Jason Michaels (voice)||Including The Lost and Damned (2009) expansion pack|
Burr traces his work ethic to Canton, where he grew up in a big German-Irish family.
...Friday morning [January 20]. At 04:24 added, "She lay on my chest the whole time", confirming gender.