Tom Papa

If one is to follow a certain career path, Jerry Seinfeld's is a good way to go. Tom Papa did just that, going from the stand-up comic stage to television and movies and radio. Papa, who was born in 1968 in Passaic, New ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1968 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Join or Die With Craig Ferguson 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Boom! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Why? With Hannibal Buress 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Duck Quacks Don't Echo 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

The Knick 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Top Five 2014 (Movie)

Business Guy (Actor)

Tosh.0 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Behind the Candelabra 2013 (Movie)

Ray Arnett (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Amy Schumer 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tom Papa: Live From New York City 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Like Us 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Marriage Ref 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Informant! 2009 (Movie)

Mick Andreas (Actor)

Rob Zombie Presents The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 2008 (Movie)

Voice of El Superbeasto (Actor)

Bee Movie 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Splitz (Actor)

Comedy Central Presents... 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Premium Blend 1997 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Come to Papa 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Analyze That 2002 (Movie)

Boyfriend (Actor)

Comedian 2002 (Movie)

Comedian (Actor)
Writer (1)

Bee Movie 2007 (Movie)

Screenplay Material (Source Material)

Biography

If one is to follow a certain career path, Jerry Seinfeld's is a good way to go. Tom Papa did just that, going from the stand-up comic stage to television and movies and radio. Papa, who was born in 1968 in Passaic, New Jersey and graduated from Rider University in 1990, started being a stand-up comedian in 1993, around the time that "Seinfeld" (NBC 1989-1998) was going from a cult favorite to an across the board TV hit. Jerry Seinfeld then gave Papa his first big chance, taking him on as opening act on his stand-up tours. Papa then appeared on shows like "The Colin Quinn Show" (NBC 2002) and films including the Robert De Niro/Billy Crystal vehicle "Analyze That" (2002). Papa then co-wrote the screenplay for the animated hit "Bee Movie" (2007), where he also did voiceover work with Seinfeld. He also hosted "The Marriage Ref" (NBC 2010-11), a Seinfeld-produced reality series where a panel of celebrities got to render their verdicts on marital problems. Not just content to be a stand-up comedian, Papa acted in a wide range of genres, including appearances in the comedy-drama "The Informant" (2009) and the campy biopic "Behind The Candelabra" (HBO 2013) with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. Papa also hosted a comedy talk show on Sirius XM Radio called "Come to Papa" and continued his career as a stand-up comic.

Milestones

1998

Joined Jerry Seinfeld's stand-up comedy tour

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