Nealon in Las Vegas, 2006
November 18, 1953 |
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film|
|Genres||Satire, political satire, news satire, observational comedy|
|Subject(s)||American politics, American culture, current events, pop culture, mass media, news media, everyday life, marriage|
|Spouse||Linda Dupree (1989-2002)
Susan Yeagley (2005-present; 1 child)
|Notable works and roles||Weekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live
Gary Potter in Happy Gilmore
Doug Wilson in Weeds
Glenn Martin in Glenn Martin, DDS
Bruce in Daddy Day Care
Kevin Nealon (; born November 18, 1953) is an American actor and comedian, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, acting in several of the Happy Madison films, for playing Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and providing the voice of the title character, Glenn Martin, on Glenn Martin, DDS.
Nealon was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Kathleen M. (née Kimball) and Emmett F. Nealon, an aircraft company executive. A few months after he was born, the family moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was raised Catholic, and graduated from St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut, in 1971. Nealon graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing from Sacred Heart University (and worked in a variety of part-time jobs while doing stand-up comedy). Nealon then took some night courses at Fairfield University, where he became the starting quarterback for the school's football team.
Nealon debuted on network television doing a stand-up routine for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1984. On the September 24, 1985 nighttime syndicated episode of Sale of the Century, Nealon can be seen onstage congratulating his friend Tim Holleran on winning more than $150,000 in cash and prizes. In 1986, Saturday Night Live recruited his friend Dana Carvey, and Carvey in turn recommended Nealon. Both joined the cast that year, and Nealon became a full-time performer in the 1987-1988 season, and remained for nine seasons.
Nealon's SNL characters include Mr. Subliminal (or Subliminal Message Man), Franz (of Hans and Franz) along with Dana Carvey, Mr. No Depth Perception, the anchor of Weekend Update (where he ended each edition with "I'm Kevin Nealon, and that's news to me"), and many others.
In 1991, he starred in the Christmas movie, All I Want for Christmas. More recently Nealon has appeared in the movies Happy Gilmore, Anger Management, Little Nicky, Daddy Day Care, Good Boy! and Grandma's Boy. In fall 2005, he appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he played himself (Season 5, Episode 4).
Nealon had a recurring television role on the 2002-06 CBS comedy Still Standing playing Ted Halverson, the Millers' competitive and religious neighbor. He has also appeared as a patient in a mental institution on the first season of Monk. "Deja Vu" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 9 July 1999, during the fifth season. Nealon played Dr. Mark Crest. Nealon also had an ongoing supporting role as Doug Wilson on the show Weeds on Showtime.
Nealon also hosted the World's Funniest Commercials on TBS. In a performance similar to Bob Saget, Nealon tells corny jokes in between each funny commercial. In 2008, a book authored by Nealon chronicling his experiences during his wife's pregnancy called Yes, You're Pregnant, But What About Me? was released.
Nealon currently portrays Captain Telstar in the Charter Spectrum commercials. He has a YouTube and Twitter interview show, Hiking With Kevin.
On February 22, 2006, Nealon contributed a story to the New York Times about being wiretapped by Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who has been indicted on racketeering and conspiracy charges. It was also revealed in a separate court case on February 27, 2006, that investigators working for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus may also have targeted Nealon for wiretapping.
Nealon and his former wife Linda Dupree (who played one of the mud wrestlers fighting John Candy in Stripes) had been active in the animal rights movement, supporting the Amanda Foundation, Farm Sanctuary, the Washington Wildlife Protection Association, The Ark Trust's Genesis Awards, PETA and also Meat Out.
In 2001, Nealon played on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for his charity. The final question he faced, worth $125,000, was about Barbie dolls. He used his Phone-A-Friend and 50:50, but he answered the question incorrectly, thus losing $32,000 of $64,000 he had, and ended up walking away with $32,000 for his charity.
|1984||The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson||Guest|
|1985||Scarecrow and Mrs. King||1 episode|
|1986-1995||Saturday Night Live||Various||174 episodes|
|1989||Cranium Command||Left Ventricle||short|
|1991||All I Want for Christmas||Tony Boer|
|1992||The Edge||Greg||2 episodes|
|1993-1996||The Larry Sanders Show||Himself||3 episodes|
|1996||Happy Gilmore||Gary Potter|
|Champs||Marty Heslov||12 episodes|
|Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||Kevin||Voice
|1997||Something So Right||Joel||1 episode|
|1997-1998||Hiller and Diller||Ted Hiller||13 episodes|
|1998||Principal Takes a Holiday||Franklin Fitz|
|The Wedding Singer||Mr. Simms|
|1998-1999||Dharma & Greg||Mr. Clayborn||2 episodes|
|1999||Kill the Man||Albino Advocate|
|3rd Rock from the Sun||Dennis Caslow||1 episode|
|The Outer Limits||Dr. Mark Crest||Episode "Deja Vu"|
|Little Nicky||Stanley the Gatekeeper|
|2001||These Old Broads||Roger||Uncredited|
|Heartbreakers||Man at the Bar|
|Joe Dirt||Greasy Mechanic||Uncredited|
|Three Sisters||Terry||1 episode|
|2002||The Master of Disguise||White Collar Executive|
|Monk||John Wurster||1 episode|
|Eight Crazy Nights||Mayor||Voice|
|Crank Yankers||OCD Ken/Jack Gravat||Voice
|Daddy Day Care||Bruce|
|Good Boy!||Mr. Baker|
|2003-2006||Still Standing||Ted Halverson||5 episodes|
|2005||Fat Actress||Johnny Knightley||1 episode|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Himself||1 episode|
|2005-2012||Weeds||Doug Wilson||99 episodes|
|2006||Grandma's Boy||Mr. Cheezle|
|Campus Ladies||Kevin||1 episode
|2008||Remarkable Power||Jack West|
|You Don't Mess with the Zohan||Kevin|
|Get Smart||CIA Agent #2|
|2009||University of Andy||Doug Wilson||2 episodes|
|The Goode Family||Irwin Winslow||Voice
|Aliens in the Attic||Stuart Pearson|
|2009-2011||Glenn Martin, DDS||Glenn Martin||Voice
|'Til Death||Stephen Redford||6 episodes|
|Glory Daze||Marcus||1 episode|
|2011||Just Go with It||Adon|
|Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star||Gary|
|2012||Hot in Cleveland||George||2 episodes|
|Franklin & Bash||Lawrence Reynolds||1 episode|
|2013||Drunk History||The Grand Dragon||Episode: "Atlanta"|
|The League||Chuck Falcon||Episode: "Rafi and Dirty Randy"|
|Walk of Shame||Chopper Steve|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||Milkman||Episode: "Amber Tamblyn Wears a Leather Jacket & Black Booties"|
|2016||@midnight||Himself||Episode: Nikki Glaser, Jim Jeffries, Kevin Nealon|
|The Soul Man||Ron Saxby||Episodes: "This Mud's for You", "No Bingo, No Peace"|
|Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Gary Sikes|
|2016-present||Man with a Plan||Don Burns||Recurring role|