James Urbaniak

17 Sep 1963

Actor

James Christian Urbaniak (born September 17, 1963) is an American actor. Urbaniak was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Julie and their twins, son Severn Jerzy and daughter Esme Maeve.

One of his first noteworthy roles was in the avant-garde playwright/director Richard Foreman's The Universe, for which Urbaniak won an Obie. He has also been acclaimed for his acting in the films Henry Fool and American Splendor, in the latter of which he played legendary illustrator R. Crumb. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his role in Thom Pain (based on nothing). He provides the voice for main character Dr. Thaddeus Venture on The Venture Bros. as well as the Doctor's brother Jonas Venture Junior and the super-villain Phantom Limb.

In one of his lesser-known roles, Urbaniak played a pizza guy in the famous "Whassup?" television commercials for Budweiser. He also portrayed the moderator in "Human Centipede Anonymous", a Funny or Die short depicting three men who grapple with their past as a human centipede.

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Filmography (22 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Wonderstruck
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Kincaid, Rose's Father)
(movie, 2015)
···Advantageous
Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Fisher)
(movie, 2014)
···The Boxtrolls
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Sir Broderick · Male Workman 1 · Male Workman 2 (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···Ned Rifle
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Simon Grim)
(movie, 2014)
···Such Good People
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dr. Cooper Whitehead, Ph.D.)
(movie, 2014)
···The Occupants
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Glen)
(movie, 2013)
···Bitter Orange
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sweetie)
(movie, 2013)
···From the Head
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Danny)
(movie, 2013)
···iSteve
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Bill Gates)
(movie, 2011)
···The Music Never Stopped
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mike Tappin)
(movie, 2010)
8.0You Don't Know Jack
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jack Lessenberry)
(movie, 2010)
···Drones
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pete)
(movie, 2006)
···Fay Grim
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Simon Grim)
(movie, 2006)
···The Last Romantic
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Alex Scarvey)
(movie, 2005)
···Fortunes
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lewis Croshere)
(movie, 2005)
···Road
Role: Actor (as The Ranger)
(movie, 2003)
···American Splendor
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Robert Crumb)
(movie, 2003)
···Briar Patch
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Druden Hunt)
(movie, 2002)
···Teknolust
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Agent Hopper)
(movie, 1999)
···Sweet and Lowdown
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Harry)
(movie, 1997)
···Henry Fool
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Simon Grim)
(movie, 1997)
···The Sticky Fingers of Time
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Isaac)