Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is perhaps best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” As one of the longest-running cast members on the series (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including the Subliminal Man and Hans and Franz. Nealon’s recurring role as an anchor on Weekend Update made the sketch a show staple. In 1988 Kevin earned an Emmy Award nomination as part of the “Saturday Night Live” writing team.
Additionally, Nealon received critical acclaim for his role as a stoned accountant and business advisor in the series “Weeds,” which was honored with three Golden Globe Awards and with nominations for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical. In 2007 and 2009, “Weeds” was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Kevin is also currently hosting the YouTube series “Hiking with Kevin.”
Nealon’s additional television credits include the voice of the title role in the animated series “Glenn Martin, DDS” and guest-starring roles in “Still Standing,” on the Network, “Hot in Cleveland,” “The League,” “Soul Man,” “Drunk History” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” In 2009, his first one-hour stand up special, “Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out!,” aired to rave reviews. His second stand up special, “Whelmed…But Not Overly,” debuted in August 2012.
Nealon has found great comedic success in feature films. His credits include “Anger Management,” which he starred in alongside Jack Nicholson and fellow “Saturday Night Live” comedian Adam Sandler. Also, he and Sandler teamed up in “Eight Crazy Nights,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Happy Gilmore,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” and “Blended.” He also starred in “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.”
As well as being a regular on the talk show circuit, Kevin tours the country performing stand-up comedy at theaters, clubs and casinos. He is currently working on his third, yet-to-be-titled, stand-up special.
In 2008 Nealon released his book Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me?, a comical look at the male perspective of pregnancy.
Nealon is from St. Louis, Mo. and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. His birthday is Nov. 18. Follow him on Twitter @kevin_nealon.