Fast Facts

  • Was raised in a family of musicians; he sang in church choirs and frequently plays keyboard in his stand-up act.
  • Started doing stand-up comedy while in college; career took off after he won first place in the Miller Genuine Draft 1996 Comedy Search and the 1998 Oakland Comedy Festival.
  • Best known for the role of sarcastic warehouse worker Darryl Philbin on NBC sitcom The Office.
  • Starred in 2007's Mr. Robinson's Driving School, a comedic Web series sponsored by MSN and Volvo.
  • Made his big-screen debut in 2007, landing roles in the smash comedy Knocked Up, the Tyler Perry drama Daddy's Little Girls and the Korean monster movie D-War.

Awards

  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

College

  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL

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Details

  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: October 25, 1971, Scorpio
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor
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