Robert Clendenin

One of the busiest character actors in Hollywood, Robert Clendenin embraced typecasting by carving out a career playing a whole range of socially-awkward and offbeat characters in the likes of "Scrubs" (NBC 2001-2010) ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1964 in Newark, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Grimm 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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Cougar Town 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Jane the Virgin 2015 (Tv Show)

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 (Movie)

Muhrtelle (Actor)

Quick Draw 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

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The Exes 2015 (Tv Show)

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Undateable 2015 (Tv Show)

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Longmire 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Soul Man 2014 (Tv Show)

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Wish I Was Here 2014 (Movie)

Defense Attorney (Actor)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1994 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 1994 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Anger Management 2013 (Tv Show)

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Caroline in the City 1994 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Cybill 1994 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Felicity 1994 - 2002, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Getting Personal 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Gideon's Crossing 1994 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1994 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Newsreaders 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Popular 1994 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Roswell 1994 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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The John Larroquette Show 1994 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Nanny 1994 - 2001, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Bent 2012 (Tv Show)

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Malcolm in the Middle 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Middle 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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10 Items Or Less 2006 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Race to Witch Mountain 2009 (Movie)

Lloyd (Actor)

Scrubs 2002, 2006, 2009 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

Shipyard Worker (Actor)

The Closer 2005 - 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

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Reaper 2008 (Tv Show)

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My Name is Earl 2007 (Tv Show)

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Weeds 2007 (Tv Show)

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Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

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Twins 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 (Tv Show)

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Desperate Housewives 2005 (Tv Show)

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Rodney 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004 (Movie)

Grocery Clerk (Actor)

Birds of Prey 2003 (Tv Show)

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Gilmore Girls 2003 (Tv Show)

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Boomtown 2002 (Tv Show)

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Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

Server #1 (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Tick 2002 (Tv Show)

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Alias 2001 (Tv Show)

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Bad City Blues 2001 (Movie)

Dutch (Actor)

Charmed 2001 (Tv Show)

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Philly 2001 (Tv Show)

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That '70s Show 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Dude, Where's My Car? 2000 (Movie)

Zarnoff (Actor)

The Thirteenth Floor 1999 (Movie)

Bank Manager (Actor)

Will & Grace 1999 (Tv Show)

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Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Practice 1998 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

Reporter at Hollywood Station (Actor)

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

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Eye for An Eye 1996 (Movie)

Hotel Clerk--Downtown (Actor)

Kazaam 1996 (Movie)

Stage Manager (Actor)

Space: Above and Beyond 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (TV Show)

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Running Mates (TV Show)

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Biography

One of the busiest character actors in Hollywood, Robert Clendenin embraced typecasting by carving out a career playing a whole range of socially-awkward and offbeat characters in the likes of "Scrubs" (NBC 2001-2010), "My Name Is Earl" (NBC 2005-09) and "Cougar Town" (ABC 2009- ). Born in Newark, OH in 1964, Clendenin emigrated to Australia with his parents in the early '70s but returned to the States to study engineering at New York's Cornell University. Realizing that "the world would be safer" if he wasn't designing bridges, he switched his attention to acting, graduating from Penn State University with a fine arts degree where he also co-founded the Whistling Shrimp improv group. After two years working in regional theater, Clendenin moved to Los Angeles where he made his on-screen debut as a guard in "Renegade" (USA Network 1992-97) and began to establish himself as the go-to oddball guy with recurring parts in the likes of "The Practice" (ABC 1997-2004), "Caroline In The City" (NBC 1995-99) and "Felicity" (The WB 1998-2002). Following an eight-episode stint as Godfrey in teenage comedy drama "Popular" (The WB 1999-2001), Clendenin showed up as cult member Zarnoff in "Dude, Where's My Car" (2000), slacker Price Mart employee Earl in "That '70s Show" (Fox 1998-2006) and the aptly-named Doofus in "Boomtown" (NBC 2002-03). Clendenin then landed one of his most notable roles, the sexually deviant oncologist Dr. Zeltzer in medical sitcom "Scrubs" (NBC 2001-2010), and maintained his misfit reputation by playing a man infatuated with his pet mouse in "Monk" (USA Network 2002-09), an electrician who just happened to be God in "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS 2003-05) and Louis the stalker in "Desperate Housewives" (ABC 2004-2012). Adding to his packed resume with guest spots in "Weeds" (Showtime 2005-2012), "Reaper" (The CW 2007-09) and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (CBS 2006-2010), Clendenin then appeared as Lloyd in the children's fantasy film "Race To Witch Mountain" (2009) and a shipyard worker in the big-screen reboot of "Star Trek" (2009), thirteen years after playing a Vidiian surgeon in "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN 1995-2001). Clendenin then brought his signature brand of weirdness to "Cougar Town" (ABC, 2009-) when he was cast as Tom Gazelian, the odd man out determined to be accepted by Courtney Cox's gang. Originally a minor recurring character, Tom was eventually accepted into the show's main cast as his character became more fleshed out. While co-starring on "Cougar Town," Clendenin also turned up in episodes of "Longmire" (A&E 2012- ), "The League" (FX 2009- ) and "Anger Management" (FX , 2012- ), while returning to his improv roots in the Hulu series "Quick Draw."

Relationships

Greer Shephard Executive Producer

Ex-Wife

EDUCATION

Pennsylvania State University

1990

Cornell University

1986

Milestones

2009

Cast as Dr. Tom Gazelian in "Cougar Town" (ABC, 2009-)

2002

Lands role of Dr. Zeltzer in "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-2010)

1992

Makes on-screen debut in "Renegade" (USA Network, 1992-97)

Bonus Trivia

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Clendenin has appeared in commercials for JackInTheBox, GoDaddy, Progressive and State Farm.

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Clendenin voices Irwin Bousman, the guy who offers Cole a drink outside the bar in the first Traffic case, in Rockstar video game, "L.A. Noire."

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