Dan Bakkedahl

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Dan Bakkedahl
Dan and Irene Bakkedahl.jpg
Bakkedahl with his wife, Irene, at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Born (1969-11-18) November 18, 1969 (age 49)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active2005–present
Irene Bakkedahl (m. 2003)

Dan Bakkedahl (born November 18, 1969) is an American actor and improvisational comedian from Chicago's Second City. He is best known for starring as Tim Hughes on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, as Congressman Roger Furlong on the HBO series Veep, and as Steve Nugent in the FX comedy series Legit. From 2005 to 2007, he was a correspondent for three seasons on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Life and career[edit]

Bakkedahl was born in Rochester, Minnesota, and was raised in Stuart, Florida. He is a 1988[citation needed] graduate of Martin County High School. He is of part Norwegian descent.[1] Bakkedahl attended St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, before completing his studies at Florida State University, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.

After college, Bakkedahl toured for a year with the Repertory Theater of America. After moving to Chicago, he made a name for himself at the Improv Olympic performing in the influential two-man improv show ZUMPF with his teacher Miles Stroth. Dan went on to perform at the Second City mainstage, eventually writing Doors Open on the Right, Second City’s 90th revue. In Chicago, he is often noted for having left the Second City mainstage due to artistic differences.[2]

Bakkedahl continues to perform regularly at comedy venues such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Magnet Theater, Second City and Improv Comedy Lab in Los Angeles. He is also a member of the advisory council of the California Shakespeare Theater.[3]

Bakkedahl's first major television work was on Comedy Central's The Daily Show where he served as a correspondent from 2005 to 2007. After leaving The Daily Show in 2007, he has since moved to Los Angeles and went on to have supporting roles in the films such as Observe and Report, The Heat, and This Is 40. He also appeared in the Snake 'N Bacon animated special on Adult Swim, which aired on May 10, 2009. In early 2010, he co-starred in the comedy pilot Our Show on NBC.

From 2010 through 2011, Bakkedahl appeared in a series of commercials for T-Mobile cellular phones, where he plays a human likeness of AT&T's 3G network.

Bakkedahl has made guest appearances on shows such as 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Newsreaders, and The United States of Tara, as well as appearing in recurring roles as "Murray the A/C Repairman" in season three of Community and currently as Congressman Furlong on Veep. In 2015, he began recurring roles The Goldbergs as science teacher Mr. Woodburn and on The Mindy Project as Dr. Adrian Bergdahl.

Bakkedahl starred alongside Jim Jeffries and DJ Qualls in the FX comedy series Legit, which ran for two seasons on FX and FXX.

Bakkedahl currently stars as Tim Hughes on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, which began airing in 2015. The show will begin its fourth season in the Spring of 2019.



Year Film Role Notes
2005 25 Years of Improv Comedy' Himself
2007 Crime Fiction Crazy Caller
2008 My First Kidnapping Rick Sleevning Short
2009 Observe and Report Mark
Welcome to Academia Valentine
2010 Marriage Drama with Virginia Madsen Paul Short
Voula Delivery Man Short
2012 This Is 40 Dentist
2013 The Heat Albino DEA Agent Craig
Four Dogs Dan
2014 Chu and Blossom Principal Cochette
Not Safe for Work Random Denning Employee
2015 Get Hard Leo
Hitman: Agent 47 Sanders
Trumbo Roy Brewer
2016 Brave New Jersey Reverend Ray Rogers
2016 Another Evil Joey Lee Dansing
The Escort Rick
2017 Battle of the Sexes Gamblers Anon Leader
Killing Hasselhoff Nick
2018 Taco Shop Nate Holmes
Action Point Knoblach
2019 Corporate Animals Billy
Sword of Trust Kingpin
TBA The Buddy Games Shelly
Married Young Pharmacist


Year Film Role Notes
2005–2007 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Himself - Correspondent Episode: 40
2007 Law & Order Tony Bicks Episode: "Remains of the Day"
30 Rock Angry Father Episode: "The Fighting Irish"
Flight of the Conchords Waiter Episode: "The Actor"
2008 The Return of Jezebel James Darryl Episode: "Needles and Schlag"
2009 The Office Roger Prince Jr. Episode: "Prince Family Paper"
Dollhouse General Store Proprietor Episode: "True Believer"
Snake 'n' Bacon Homicide Detective Animation
2010 Mayne Street Team Owner Episode: "Brownian Motion and Straight as an Arrow"
How I Met Your Mother Curtis Episode: "Natural History"
Our Show Neal TV Movie
2011 Hot in Cleveland Jasper Episode: "LeBron Is Le Gone"
United States of Tara Mr. Kern Episode: "Train Wreck and Crackerjack"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Waiter Episode: "The Hero"
2011–2012 Community Murray Recurring role
2012 The Book Club The Author Episode: "Dirty Jobs and Enemies of the State"
The League OB Doctor Episode: "Training Camp"
2013 Newsreaders Clint Schliff Episode: "Pubic Hair Crisis"
Grimm Graydon Ostler Episode: "A Dish Best Served Cold"
2013–2014 Legit Steve Nugent Series regular
2013–2019 Veep Roger Furlong Recurring role
2014 Californication Dr. Dan Episode: "Smile"
Major Crimes Carl Lembeck Episode: "Cutting Loose"
Gotham Davis Lamond/The Balloonman Episode: "The Balloonman"
Bad Judge Mr. Lewis Episode: "Knife to a Gunfight"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lt. Andrew Miller Episode: "The Mole"
2014–2015 The Goldbergs Mr. Woodburn Recurring role
2015 The Mindy Project Dr. Adrian Bergdahl Recurring role
2015–2019 Life in Pieces Tim Hughes Series regular
2017 Tarantula Lucas (voice) Animation

Other work[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2005 Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Additional Voices (voice: English version) Video game


  1. ^ 'Daily Show' dude got serious about acting at FSU.
  2. ^ Lara, Roland. "Chicago Smart-Ass Makes Good". chicagoist.com. Archived from the original on 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
  3. ^ "California Shakespeare Theater". www.calshakes.org. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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