Danny Pudi

Honing his signature bone-dry comic delivery with the famed improvisational troupe Second City in Chicago, actor Danny Pudi achieved television notoriety with his hilariously dispassionate portrayal of film student Abed ... Read more »
Born: 03/10/1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Community 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant 2015 (Movie)

Nathan Vignes (Actor)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

Com Tech #1 (Actor)

Harmontown 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Knights of Badassdom 2014 (Movie)

Lando (Actor)

The Pretty One 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Rao (Actor)

Hot in Cleveland 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Royal Pains 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vijay and I 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mortified Sessions 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chuck 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 2011 (Movie)

Little Boy Blue (Voice)

Robot Chicken 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Greek 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Road Trip: Beer Pong 2008 (Movie)

Arash (Actor)

The Bill Engvall Show 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gilmore Girls 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Untucked 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Honing his signature bone-dry comic delivery with the famed improvisational troupe Second City in Chicago, actor Danny Pudi achieved television notoriety with his hilariously dispassionate portrayal of film student Abed on the hit comedy series "Community" (NBC, 2009- ). After his migration to Los Angeles in 2005, he began picking up guest spots on series such as "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), "Gilmore Girls" (The WB/The CW, 2000-07) and "Greek" (ABC Family Channel, 2006-2011). Pudi's career made some headway with a supporting role in the raunchy direct-to-DVD sequel "Road Trip: Beer Pong" (2009), but it was his contribution as a member of the "Community" ensemble that put the young actor on the map. Working alongside rising star Joel McHale and comedy legend Chevy Chase, Pudi not only held his own, but became a standout on the show as the near-emotionless, film-obsessed member of an unlikely college study group. When the show secured a place as one of the jewels in the crown of NBC's Thursday night comedy line-up, Pudi found himself in the enviable position of starring on a hit series and awaiting further opportunities to comically shine in a variety of mediums.

Relationships

James

Son
Born Jan. 12, 2012; twin of Fiona Leigh; mother, Bridget Showalter Pudi

Fiona Leigh

Daughter
Born Jan. 12, 2012; twin of James Timothy; mother, Bridget Showalter Pudi

Bridget Showalter Pudi

Wife
Met during their freshman year at Marquette Married on June 5, 2004

EDUCATION

Marquette University

Milwaukee , Wisconsin 2001
Won the Christopher Crosby Farley Scholarship, which paid for a year of school

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy

2009

Cast as Abed on the NBC comedy series "Community"

2007

Cast in a recurring role on "Greek" (ABC Family)

2006

Landed a multi-episode arc on The WB's "Gilmore Girls"

2006

Had early TV appearances on NBC's "West Wing" and "ER"

2005

Moved to Los Angeles

Performed at an improv comedy event featuring Jim Breuer and Dave Chappelle

Studied improv at The Second City in Chicago

Bonus Trivia

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Pudi was a founding member of the sketch comedy and improv trio Siblings of Doctors.

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