Brian Stepanek

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Brian Stepanek
Born Brian Patrick Stepanek
(1971-02-06) February 6, 1971 (age 46)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Parisa Stepanek (m. 2002)
Children 3

Brian Patrick Stepanek (born February 6, 1971) is an American actor and voice actor. He is known for his role as Arwin Hawkhauser on the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Brian on Brian O'Brian. He was also a Sector Seven Agent in the 2007 Michael Bay film Transformers, and also had a supporting role in The Island. He is now known for playing Tom Harper on the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn; the voice of Lynn Loud Sr. on the Nickelodeon animated series The Loud House; and as the voice of Magnifo on the shortform Cartoon Network series Mixels.

Career

Stepanek is known for his role as Arwin in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.[1][2] He appeared in 2005 film The Island.

Stepanek has done additional voiceovers in the movies Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Kim Possible, Charlotte’s Web and Over the Hedge. He appeared in the sitcoms What I Like About You and Malcolm in the Middle. He was a co-host for the first Disney Channel Games. Stepanek portrayed the popular Batman villain, The Riddler on one of the Batman OnStar commercials. Stepanek can also be seen as the bank manager in the Disney Channel movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2.

In 2008, he voiced Martin in the movie Bolt.[1] He was an uncredited policeman in Friday After Next. He has his first voice role in The Secret Saturdays as Agent Epsilon. Brian voices Kick, Brad and Brianna's father, Harold Buttowski on the Disney XD animated series Kick Buttowski.

Stepanek starred in a series of shorts that aired on Disney Channel called Brian O'Brian, which was a silent slapstick-style series and which was filmed in Milan, Italy.[1] He starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Hatching Pete as the Coach Mackay, and Mostly Ghostly as Phears. He reprised his role as Arwin for three episodes of The Suite Life on Deck. He made an appearance in season 9, episode 19 of Two and a Half Men. Stepanek starred in Mr. Young as Adam's university professor, Dr. Fenway.

Since 2014, Stepanek has appeared in the Nickelodeon television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, playing the father of the title characters Tom Harper.[3][4] In 2015, he appeared in the animated film Home voicing several roles, including the Gorg Commander.[2]

Personal life

Stepanek was born and raised in Cleveland; from 1985–89, he attended Gilmour Academy. He went on to attend Syracuse University. He has been married to Parisa Stepanek since 2002; they have three children.[citation needed]

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2002 What I Like About You Lowell 1 episode
Friday After Next Officer #3
The Drew Carey Show Bob Episode: "The Dawn Patrol"
2005–2008 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Arwin Hawkhauser Recurring role, 27 episodes
2005 The Island Gandu Three Echo
2006 Charlotte's Web Sheep Group Voice role
Over the Hedge Nugent Voice role
2006–2008 Disney Channel Games Presenter
2007 Transformers Sector Seven Agent
2007 Kim Possible Mathter Voice role; episode: "Mathter and Fervent"
2008 Bolt Martin Voice role
The Secret Saturdays Agent Epsilon Voice role
Brian O' Brian Brian Lead role
Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? Phears Direct-to-video film
2008–2011 The Suite Life on Deck Arwin Hawkhauser/Milos 3 episodes
2009 Hatching Pete Coach Mackay
Phineas and Ferb Professor Mgillicuty Voice role; 2 episodes
2010 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Harold Buttowski Voice role, 10 episodes
2011 Monster Mutt Dr. Victor Lloyd
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Banker
Mr. Young Professor
2012–2013 Two and a Half Men Arthur Episodes: "Palmdale, Ech", "Mr. Walden, He Die. I Clean Room."
2013 Pain & Gain Brad McCalister
The Crazy Ones Phil Episode: "The Intern"
2014 Jessie Mr. Collinsworth Episode: "Hoedown Showdown"
Mixels Magnifo Voice role
Jingle All the Way 2 Victor
Mom Fred Episode: "Sonograms and Tube Tops"
2014–2015 The Haunted Hathaways Officer GooseBump 3 episodes
2014–present Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn Tom Harper Main role
2015 Home Gorg Commander Voice role
2016–present The Loud House Lynn Loud Sr., additional voices Voice role
2016 LBJ Rufus Youngblood

References

  1. ^ a b c d Mark Dawidziak (November 6, 2008). "Brian Stepanek, Cleveland native and Disney Channel regular, voices character in 'Bolt'". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, Ohio. Retrieved 2016-04-22. [Stepanek] also stars in the "Brian O'Brian" shorts that have been airing on the cable channel since early October.
    Filmed in Milan, Italy, these 40 vignettes are two- to four-minute films inspired by the physical comedy of such silent-screen greats as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.
     
  2. ^ a b Zainab Akande (April 9, 2015). "Actor Brian Stepanek Talks ‘Home,’ Voice Acting and Animated Movies". GALO Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  3. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 13, 2014). "Nickelodeon Greenlights New Comedy From Dan Schneider, Two Other Live-Action Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-04-23. Brian Stepanek (Two and a Half Men) and Allison Munn (What I Like About You) star as the Haley parents. 
  4. ^ Brian Lowry (September 12, 2014). "TV Review: Nickelodeon’s ‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn’". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 

External links

  • Brian Stepanek on IMDb
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