Writer, musician, voice actor and producer all adequately describe TV impresario Brendon Small. Although best known for co-creating the cult animated shows "Home Movies" (UPN / Adult Swim 1999-2004) a...
Springfield, Illinois, USA
|Metalocalypse||2012 2004 - 2012||Voice||n/a||20126|
|Home Movies||Voice||of Brendon Small||6|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||2012 2000 - 2012||Voice||Newscaster||20126|
|Reno 911!||2008 2002 - 2008||Actor||Disgruntled Preacher||20087|
|Hey Monie||2003 2001 - 2003||Voice||n/a||20036|
|The Venture Bros.||2012 2002 - 2012||Voice||Swifty||20126|
|Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Film Segments Talent||20047|
|Metalocalypse||2012 2004 - 2012||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Metalocalypse||2012 2004 - 2012||Creator||n/a||2|
|Motorcity||2011 2010 - 2011||Song||(Main Title Theme)||1|
|Jon Benjamin Has a Van||2010 2009 - 2010||Theme Music||JBHV Theme Composed by||1|
|Perfect Hair Forever||2005 2004 - 2005||Theme Music||n/a||1|
|Home Movies||Theme Music||n/a||1|
|"Metalocalypse" debuts on Adult Swim|
|Began voicing various roles on "Venture Bros."|
|Voiced the role of Dr. Jerry on "Squidbillies"|
|Guest starred on "Reno 911!"|
|Fifth Dethklok album, "The Doomstar Requiem," is released|
|Co-created "Home Movies"|
Writer, musician, voice actor and producer all adequately describe TV impresario Brendon Small. Although best known for co-creating the cult animated shows "Home Movies" (UPN / Adult Swim 1999-2004) and "Metalocalypse" (Adult Swim 2006- ), Small also worked as a voice actor on some of the most beloved animated TV shows of the 2000s, including "Squidbillies" (Adult Swim 2004- ), "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" (Adult Swim 2000- ), and "Venture Bros." (Adult Swim 2003- ), in which he voiced a spoof version of the iconic cartoon character Jonny Quest. However, it was his jack-of-all-trades work as a writer, producer, voice actor and composer on the adult-themed cartoons "Home Movies" and "Metalocalypse" that Small truly left his stamp on the small screen, while simultaneously earning legions of loyal fans in the process.
Growing up in rural Salinas, CA, Brendon Small had little to no exposure to the cultural amenities of city life. Geography, however, did not stop him from pursuing a career in the arts. On the insistence of a friend, Small first began playing guitar at the age of 15, and by his late teens was performing in front of audiences around his hometown. After high school, Small decided to take his passion for performing once step further, by enrolling in the prestigious Berklee College of Music, located in Boston, MA. After graduating from the school in 1997, Small continued to perform in clubs throughout Boston. By the late '90s, however, the hip-hop explosion was already underway in America, and Small, a rock musician by trade, subsequently found that less venues were willing to host his style of music. With rock music seemingly on its way out, Small gave up music and turned to comedy. He enrolled in a few comedy courses at Emerson College, and before long was performing his standup on stages all throughout Boston. On one particular night, a young comedy writer by the name of Loren Bouchard happened to catch Small's act. Bouchard liked what he saw and decided to approach Small after the show.
Quickly realizing they had similar comedic sensibilities, Small and Bouchard came up with the idea for an animated TV show about a young boy who makes DIY videos with his friends. The show, called "Home Movies," was eventually picked up by the UPN network, but was quickly cancelled after only five episodes. As luck would have it, however, the newbie Adult Swim network saw potential in the show, and soon picked it up. "Home Movies" aired for four seasons on Adult Swim, and although it was never a breakout hit, over time the show developed enough of a cult following to be ranked in a list of the Top 100 Animated Shows of All Time compiled by the popular entertainment website IGN. After the show was cancelled in 2004, Small made his living as a prominent voice actor on such animated shows as "Squidbillies" and "Venture Bros.," while also making the occasional appearance on such live action shows as "Reno 911!" (Comedy Central 2003-09). Then in 2006, Small returned to writing and producing with the darkly humorous animated series "Metalocalypse." The show followed the comedic mishaps of a fictional death metal band known as Dethklok. Small co-created the show with friend and partner Tommy Blacha, while also voicing several of the show's characters. In a move signaling a return to his musical roots, Small also wrote all of the music for "Metalocalypse," which he released on several albums under the Dethklok name.
|Berklee College of Music|
|Prior to becoming a TV showrunner, Small was a working rock musician in Boston.|
|Small was discovered by Loren Bouchard while performing stand-up in Harvard Square; the two would later go on to co-create "Home Movies."|
|In addition to his showrunning duties on "Metalocalypse," Small also records music and tours as a member of the show's fictional band, Dethklok.|
|Small has directed music videos for Soundgarden and The Damned Things.|
|Founder, fictional death metal band "Dethklok"|
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