Brian Patrick Stepanek
February 6, 1971
|Spouse(s)||Parisa Stepanek (m. 2002)|
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. Stepanek is also known as the voice of Roger in Father of the Pride and played Tom Harper on the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn from 2014 to 2018. He currently voices Lynn Loud Sr. on the Nickelodeon animated series The Loud House.
Career[edit | edit source]
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 voiced Roger in Father of the Pride. 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. 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. 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.
From 2014 to 2018, Stepanek portrayed Tom Harper in the Nickelodeon television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, the father of the title quadruplets. In 2015, he appeared in the animated film Home voicing several roles, including the Gorg Commander.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Stepanek was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio; from 1985 to 1989, he attended Gilmour Academy, and went on to attend Syracuse University. Since 2002, he has been married to Parisa Stepanek, and together, they have three children.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Film[edit | edit source]
|2002||Friday After Next||Officer #3|
|2005||The Island||Gandu Three Echo|
|2006||Charlotte's Web||Sheep Group||Voice role|
|2006||Over the Hedge||Nugent||Voice role|
|2007||Transformers||Sector Seven Agent|
|2008||Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?||Phears||Direct-to-video film|
|2011||Monster Mutt||Dr. Victor Lloyd|
|2011||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2||Banker|
|2013||Pain & Gain||Brad McCalister|
|2014||Jingle All the Way 2||Victor|
|2014||The Little Rascals Save The Day||Sergio||Direct-to-video film|
|2015||Home||Gorg Commander / Boovs||Voice roles|
|2018||Daphne & Velma||Nedley Blake||Direct-to-video film|
|2018||Green Book||Graham Kindell|
Television[edit | edit source]
|2000||The West Wing||Senator's Aide||Episode: "The Lame Duck Congress"|
|2002||What I Like About You||Lowell||Episode: "Holly's First Job"|
|2002||JAG||Lt. Murtaugh||Episode: "Offensive Action"|
|2002||The Drew Carey Show||Bob||Episode: "The Dawn Patrol"|
|2003||Malcolm in the Middle||Stan||Episode: "Baby: Part 1"|
|2003||Six Feet Under||Alex Graham||Episode: "The Opening"|
|2004–2005||Father of the Pride||Roger||Recurring voice role|
|2005–2008||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Arwin Hawkhauser||Recurring role, 27 episodes|
|2006–2008||Disney Channel Games||Himself||Host|
|2007||Kim Possible||Mathter||Voice role; episode: "Mathter and Fervent"|
|2008||The Secret Saturdays||Agent Epsilon||Voice role; episode: "Paris Is Melting"|
|2008||Brian O' Brian||Brian||Lead role|
|2008–2011||The Suite Life on Deck||Arwin Hawkhauser/Milos||3 episodes|
|2009||Hatching Pete||Coach Mackay||Television film|
|2009||Phineas and Ferb||Professor Mgillicuty||Voice role; 2 episodes|
|2010||Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Harold Buttowski||Recurring voice role, 10 episodes|
|2011||Mr. Young||Professor||3 episodes|
|2012||The Penguins of Madagascar||Dode||Voice role; episode: "Endangerous Species"|
|2012–2013||Two and a Half Men||Arthur||Episodes: "Palmdale, Ech", "Mr. Walden, He Die. I Clean Room."|
|2013||The Crazy Ones||Phil||Episode: "The Intern"|
|2014||Jessie||Mr. Collinsworth||Episode: "Hoedown Showdown"|
|2014||Mixels||Magnifo||Voice role; episode: "Mixed Up Special"|
|2014||Mom||Fred||Episode: "Sonograms and Tube Tops"|
|2014–2015||The Haunted Hathaways||Officer GooseBump||3 episodes|
|2014–2018||Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn||Tom Harper||Main role|
|2016||The Middle||Merv||Episode: "Crushed"|
|2016–present||The Loud House||Lynn Loud Sr.||Recurring voice role|
|2017–present||Young Sheldon||Mr. Givens||Recurring role, 14 episodes|
|2017||Longmire||Jay Purcell||Episode: "Fever"|
|2018||The Thundermans||Professor Meteor||Episode: "The Thundredth"|
|2019||I'm Sorry||Mr. Castellotti||4 episodes|
|2019||For All Mankind||Shorty Powers||2 episodes|
|2019–2020||Team Kaylie||Officer Stevie||4 episodes|
|2020||Outmatched||Mr. Turpel||Episode: "Bullying"|
|2020||The Casagrandes||TV Announcer / Delivery Guy / Lynn Loud Sr.||Voice role; 2 episodes|
|2020||NCIS||Chunk||Episode: "Sturgeon Season"|
References[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- Zainab Akande (April 9, 2015). "Actor Brian Stepanek Talks 'Home,' Voice Acting and Animated Movies". GALO Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
- 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.
- Brian Lowry (September 12, 2014). "TV Review: Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-23.