Improv-trained comic actor Nate Torrence brought his act from his native Ohio to Los Angeles. There, his peppy appearances in a succession of major TV spots helped him land standout featured roles on a handful of hit series, from "Malcolm in the Middle" to "How I Met Your Mother." The former comedy trouper--who once toured with the trio Corn, Beef and Cabbage--joined the ensemble cast of the NBC fictional sketch-comedy show "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"; writer-producer Aaron Sorkin's backstage look at late-night network comedy scored raves but couldn't survive disappointing ratings. Torrence made do with a break-out role in one of the following year's biggest box office hit comedies, "Get Smart." As Lloyd, one of the funny flick's semi-competent pair of tech geeks who service the sophisticated gadgets of CONTROL's team of secret agents, Torrence forged a rousing rapport with Masi Oka, who played his partner Bruce. It carried right into their straight-to-DVD spinoff, "Get Smart's Bruce & Lloyd Out of Control." Torrence continued to earn laughs with supporting roles in the big-screen comedies "She's Out of My League" and "My Best Friend's Girl," and returned to series TV with a recurring role opposite Matthew Perry on ABC's caustic comedy "Mr. Sunshine."