Fast Facts

  • Studied psychology in college and worked at three psychiatric hospitals.
  • Briefly taught special education.
  • Worked in various Chicago city-administration posts, including the Department of Health, the city's AIDS program and policies, the Office of Cable and Communications, and the Board of Education.
  • Was a consultant for the U.S. Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control.
  • Appeared in numerous television commercials before landing the role of Stanley in The Office.
  • Suffered from food poisoning during the shooting of The Office's pilot episode. His real-life discomfort served to enhance his character's cranky spirit.

Awards

  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2009, 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
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner

College

  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (BS in Psychology); Spertus College of Judaica, Chicago, IL (MS in Human Services Administration)

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Details

  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: February 19, 1958, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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