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Colton Dunn Biography

Birth Place:
Normal, Illinois, United States
Actor, writer

Fast Facts

  • First acting experience was in a middle school play as a clown in Aesop's Fables: A Musical Circus
  • During high school, was involved with Central Touring Theatre and quit the baseball team in order to join an improv comedy group
  • Became friends with Nick Swardson and Charlie Sanders during high school and went on to work professionally with both of them
  • Moved to New York City in 1998 to pursue a career in comedy
  • Performed at the Aspen Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs
  • Has taught and performed at Upright Citizens Brigade since 1999


  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated


  • Kari Dunn Buron -- Mother