Pete Gardner

Native New Yorker Pete Gardner, originally Pete Zahradnick, was born and raised in the metropolitan area-adjacent Scarsdale and went to school upstate at Skidmore College. Gardner's interest in performance led him to ... Read more »
Born: in Scarsdale, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

NCIS 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oliver, Stoned 2016 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant 2015 (Movie)

Flight School Doctor (Actor)

Masters of Sex 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Brink 2015 (Tv Show)

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Eagleheart 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Home Improvement 1998 - 1999, 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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My Boys 2007 - 2009, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Psych 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Middle 2013 (Tv Show)

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Perception 2012 (Tv Show)

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Project X 2012 (Movie)

Older Guy (Actor)

Bones 2008 (Tv Show)

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Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

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Evan Almighty 2007 (Movie)

Neighbor (Actor)

The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Transformers 2007 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

The Bernie Mac Show 2001 - 2006 (TV Show)

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CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

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Close to Home 2005 (Tv Show)

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Fun With Dick and Jane 2005 (Movie)

Laughing Executive (Actor)

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Big Time 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Maggie Winters 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Labor Pains (TV Show)

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Love Shack (Movie)

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Murder in Music City (TV Show)

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Workaholics (Tv Show)

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Biography

Native New Yorker Pete Gardner, originally Pete Zahradnick, was born and raised in the metropolitan area-adjacent Scarsdale and went to school upstate at Skidmore College. Gardner's interest in performance led him to Chicago, IL in 1986, where he took up studying improvisational comedy at ImprovOlympic. By the early '90s, Gardner began accruing professional acting gigs, making appearances in comedy films like Damon Wayans' "Mo' Money" (1992) and on television shows like "Arli$$" (HBO 1996-2002), "Tracey Takes On" (HBO 1996-99), and "Home Improvement" (ABC 1991-99). This volume of television work only increased in the 2000s, as Gardner found minor parts on "Providence" (NBC 1999-2002), "The Bernie Mac Show" (Fox 2001-06), "7th Heaven" (The WB/The CW 1996-2007), and "Cold Case" (CBS 2003-2010). At the same time, Gardner's film résumé filled up with entries like the Jim Carrey comedy "Fun with Dick and Jane" (2005) and Michael Bay's "Transformers" (2007). Soon after, Gardner joined the Conan O'Brien-produced live-action parody series "Eagleheart" (Adult Swim 2011-14), a turn that led further success amounting big and small screen work. He appeared in the found-footage teen comedy "Project X" (2012), the Bay-produced "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (2014), and on the Tim Robbins- and Jack Black-starring political satire series "The Brink" (HBO 2015). Gardner's first costarring billing came with Rachel Bloom's musical comedy program "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (The CW 2015-), on which he played the star's well-meaning boss at a California law firm.

EDUCATION

Skidmore College

Milestones

2015

Costarred on the musical comedy series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

2011

Played a recurring role on the comedy series "Eagleheart."

1992

Played a supporting role in the Damon Wayans comedy "Mo' Money."

Bonus Trivia

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Studied at ImprovOlympic in Chicago, Ill.

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Gained notability in the improv circuit between 1992 and '93 for his creation of the character Jazz Freddy.

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Acted professionally under his birth name, Pete Zahradnick, until the late 1990s, when he adopted the stage name Pete Gardner.

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