DeVine in July 2013
Adam Patrick DeVine
November 7, 1983
Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, singer|
|Partner(s)||Chloe Bridges (2015–present)|
Adam Patrick DeVine (born November 7, 1983) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and singer. He is one of the stars and co-creators of the Comedy Central series Workaholics, as well as Adam DeVine's House Party.
He plays the role of Bumper in the musical films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 and Andy in the sitcom Modern Family and Adam Demamp in the sitcom Workaholics. His other roles include Neighbors, The Intern, The Final Girls, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Game Over, Man! and When We First Met. He has voiced characters in films including Ice Age: Collision Course and The Lego Batman Movie. DeVine has voiced characters on animated series Uncle Grandpa, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, and Vampirina.
DeVine was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on November 7, 1983, the son of Dennis and Penny DeVine. In 2002, he graduated from Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was raised. DeVine attended Orange Coast College, along with friend and future co-star Blake Anderson. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he began working as a stand-up comedian and actor.
In June 1995, when he was 11 years old, DeVine was walking his bike across a street in Omaha. After he waited for three cement trucks to pass, a fourth truck, previously blocked by opposing traffic, struck him. He went under the first two wheels of the 42-ton truck and slid 500 feet. He was knocked unconscious, suffered acute shock, and fell into a coma. He was rushed to intensive care, where he woke up two weeks later. He had broken all the bones in both of his legs, had a collapsed lung, developed multiple infections, and it was unknown whether he would ever walk again. Over several years, he had 26 surgeries and spent much of the time using a wheelchair. Due to the extent of his injuries, DeVine was at very high risk of having to have his legs amputated, and having multiple organ failure. It was later discovered that the reason he was not killed was because his bike took the full force of the truck.
DeVine regained full mobility but still has extensive scarring on his legs. He said of the accident, "It was really tough because I had to relearn how to walk, stand up, sit up and everything. The legs were totally mangled. I think that experience helped me realize that anything is possible." To pass the time, he would call into his local radio station and impersonate celebrities to entertain himself and others. Upon returning to school, he experienced bullying, but told jokes as a way to deflect attention away from his injuries. He later said that all of this contributed to how he saw comedy as a way of bringing people together.
In 2006, DeVine and friends Blake Anderson, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck formed the sketch-comedy group Mail Order Comedy. Although they toured together live, the group found greater success on websites such as Myspace and YouTube. The G4 series Attack of the Show! featured "Wizards Never Die", a music video by Mail Order Comedy (as The Wizards), in April 2008. Purple Magic, a music album by The Wizards containing 14 tracks, was released on April 1, 2009. Comedy Central's original series Workaholics premiered on April 6, 2011, and stars DeVine, Anderson, and Holm and co-stars Newacheck, all of whom also serve as series creators and executive producers.
DeVine had small roles in Mama's Boy (2007) and National Lampoon's 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2009). He had a recurring role on the television series Samantha Who?. He also appeared on an episode of the Fox show Traffic Light (2011). In season 4 of Community (2013), he played a small role as William Winger, Jr., Jeff's half-brother. In the first episode of Arrested Development's fourth season, he played an airport ticket attendant alongside his Workaholics co-stars. He co-starred as Bumper Allen in the 2012 musical comedy film Pitch Perfect. For this performance, he won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain and earned one nomination for Choice Movie Breakout. He reprised the role of Bumper in the film's sequel Pitch Perfect 2 (2015).
DeVine has appeared in the SimCity video game trailers as The Mayor. DeVine is the voice artist for the character Pizza Steve in the Cartoon Network animated series Uncle Grandpa, which premiered on September 2, 2013. He stars in his own Comedy Central series, Adam DeVine's House Party, which debuted in October 2013. He also appears in a recurring role in seasons 5, 6 and 7 of the ABC network sitcom Modern Family as Andy, the Pritchett family's nanny. In 2016, he starred alongside Zac Efron, playing brothers, in the comedy film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. DeVine also made a cameo appearance in the video for the 2016 Blink-182 song "She's Out of Her Mind".
In 2018, DeVine played the lead, Noah Ashby, in the romantic comedy When We First Met, which he also co-wrote. His co-stars include Alexandra Daddario, Shelley Hennig and Robbie Amell. Also that year, Devine, Anderson, and Holm starred in the film Game Over, Man!, with Newacheck directing and Newacheck and Seth Rogen among its producers.
On November 2, 2016, DeVine was cast as the lead of Walt Disney Pictures family-film Magic Camp, alongside Jeffrey Tambor and Gillian Jacobs. DeVine plays Andy Tuckerman, a failed magician who goes back to the camp of his youth to mentor a rag-tag bunch of magicians.  Principal photography began in December, 2016 around Los Angeles. The film is scheduled for release April 6, 2019.
In 2019, DeVine starred alongside Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth in the romantic comedy/parody Isn't It Romantic. The film marked the fourth time that DeVine and Wilson have played love interests, after Workaholics, Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.
DeVine is a supporter of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a not-for-profit organization that raises funds for children's hospitals across the U.S. As he was treated by a children's hospital as a child, he attends charity events and visits the children, with his story of survival providing comfort to the patients and their parents.
|2009||Ratko: The Dictator's Son||Chris|
|2011||The Legend of Awesomest Maximus||Ephor 1|
|2012||Pitch Perfect||Bumper Allen||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain|
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout
|2014||Neighbors||Beer Pong Guy #1||Cameo|
|2015||The Final Girls||Kurt|
|2015||Pitch Perfect 2||Bumper Allen||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock (shared with Rebel Wilson)|
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Rebel Wilson)
|2016||Ice Age: Collision Course||Julian (voice)|
|2016||Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates||Mike Stangle|
|2016||Why Him?||Tyson Modell|
|2017||The Lego Batman Movie||The Flash (voice)|
|2018||When We First Met||Noah Ashby||Co-writer, executive producer|
|2018||Game Over, Man!||Alexxx||Also producer|
|2019||Isn't It Romantic||Josh|
|2006–2008||Crossbows & Mustaches||Steve Wolf / Steve Jobs||Also co-creator, writer, executive producer; 10 episodes|
|2007||Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz||Teen||Episode: "1.1"|
|2007||The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman||Toby||Episode: "Dykes Like Us"|
|2008||Special Delivery||Himself||Episode: "Strike a Pose"|
|2008||420 Special: Attack of the Show! from Jamaica||Bull Doozer||TV movie|
|2008||The Dude's House||Himself||Also co-creator, writer, executive producer; 3 episodes|
|2008||Frank TV||Waiter / Jack Gerber||2 episodes|
|2008||5th Year||Himself||5 episodes|
|2009||Better Off Ted||Josh||Episode: "Win Some, Dose Some"|
|2009||Samantha Who?||Tyler||2 episodes|
|2011||Traffic Light||Tobey||Episode: "Stealth Bomber"|
|2011–2017||Workaholics||Adam DeMamp||Main role; also co-creator, writer, executive producer|
Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actor (2016)
Nominated – MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Comedic Performance (2017)
|2012||Tron: Uprising||Galt||Voice role; episode: "Identity"|
|2013||Community||Willy Jr.||Episode: "Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations"|
|2013||Arrested Development||Starsky||Episode: "Flight of the Phoenix"|
|2013||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Nick||Episode: "Sarah Silverman Wears a Black Dress with a White Collar"|
|2013||Super Fun Night||Jason||Episode: Pilot|
|2013–2018||Modern Family||Andy Bailey||Recurring role (seasons 5–7); 22 episodes|
Nominated – Male Scene Stealer in 2014 Teen Choice Awards
|2013–2016||Adam DeVine's House Party||Himself||Also creator, writer, executive producer|
|2013–2017||Uncle Grandpa||Pizza Steve / Henry||Main voice role|
|2014||Sanjay and Craig||Raska Boosh||Voice role; episode: "Kerplunk'd!"|
|2014||American Dad!||Christoff||Voice role; episode: "Honey, I'm Homeland"|
|2014–2017||Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero||Boone Wiseman||Main voice role|
|2015||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Episode: "17 Chefs Compete"|
|2015||Steven Universe||Pizza Steve||Voice role; episode: "Say Uncle"|
|2015||Sin City Saints||Matty||Episode: "You Booze, You Lose"|
|2015||Drunk History||Pavel Belyayev||Episode: "Space"|
|2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Don vs. Raph||Raphael||Short; voice role|
|2018||Vampirina||Poltergeist Pat||Voice role; episode: "Home Scream Home"|
|2019||Green Eggs and Ham||Sam I Am||Main voice role|
|2019||The Righteous Gemstones||Kelvin Gemstone|
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