Who is Toby Huss?

Tobias Edward ‘Toby’ Huss was born on 9 December 1966 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, in Marshalltown, Iowa USA. He is a 54-year-old film, television and voice actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Artie in the Nickelodeon comedy series “The Adventures Of Pete & Pete” (1992-1994), providing his voice to various characters in the Fox animated sitcom “King Of The Hill” (1997-2010), and playing John Bosworth in the AMC original period drama series “Halt And Catch Fire” (2014-2017).

How rich is he, as of now? Toby Huss Net Worth

As of early 2021, Toby Huss’ net worth is estimated at well over $1.5 million, acquired through his successful career as a professional actor, who has garnered more than 140 television and film acting credits since he launched his career back in the mid-1980s.

Birthday greetings to Halt and Catch Fire’s Toby Huss, who celebrates his 49th birthday today!

Posted by AMC on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Toby Huss spent his early years in his hometown of Marshalltown, where he was raised by his father, Gerald Louis Huss who was a high school chemistry teacher, and his mother Elma Jean Huss, who worked as a cosmetics sales representative. He holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is of German, Irish and Italian descent. Upon matriculation from a local high school, Toby attended the University of Iowa, where he performed in No Shame Theater, but eventually dropped out to pursue his acting career full-time.

Career Beginnings

Toby Huss’s career began with appearing in small roles in the 1980s, while his big break came when he was chosen to play Artie, the Strongest Man in the World, in the Nickelodeon comedy series “The Adventures Of Pete & Pete” from 1992 to 1994.

He reprised the role in a number of short films, including “The Adventures Of Pete & Pete: Halloween”, “The Adventures Of Pete & Pete: The Artie Workout”, and “The Adventures Of Pete & Pete: Artie, The Strongest Man… In The World”.

Toby also had a part as Ted in the 1994 action-crime thriller film “Hand Gun”, and played Kenny in the 1995 biographical crime drama film “The Basketball Diaries”, along with Leonardo DiCaprio. He then starred in such roles as Sammy Cybernowski in the comedy film “Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of An All-Girl Bookie Joint”, Nitro in the military comedy submarine film “Down Periscope”, and Doubting Thomas Minister in Garry Marshall’s comedy film “Dear God”, all in 1996.

During the same year, he also did the voice-overs in the animated comedy film “Beavis And Butt-Head Do America”, and portrayed Steve Remo in the romantic comedy-drama sports film “Jerry Maguire”, next to Tom Cruise.

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Rise to Prominence

In 1997, Toby Huss featured as Cameron in the drama film “Still Breathing”, and then joined the cast of the Fox animated sitcom “King Of The Hill”, in which he did the voice-overs of Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr., Cotton Hill, and other characters through 2010. Concurrently, he continued to work on other projects, starring in the role of Cpl. Rusty Link in The WB sitcom “The Army Show” (1998), and playing Red in the action thriller film “The Mod Squad” (1999), directed by Scott Silver.

During the same year, he also voiced Heckle in the animated comedy film “Curbside”, and portrayed Rastus in the musical film “Clubland”.

Between 1999 and 2000, Toby worked as a writer for the syndicated “The Martin Short Show”. It was followed by his voice-overs of various characters in the fantasy comedy film “Bedazzled”, AmeriShine in the drama film “A Good Baby”, and Cotton Hill in the video game “King Of The Hill”, all in 2000.

He then played Jupiter in The WB sitcom “Nikki” from 2000 to 2002, and also had parts as Puff’s father in Michel Gondry’s comedy-drama film “Human Nature” (2001), and Dykes in the crime-drama film “Beyond The City Limits” (2001), alongside Jennifer Esposito and Alyson Hannigan. He next provided the voice of Tennessee O’Neal in the musical comedy-drama film “The Country Bears” (2002).

Continued Success

Thereafter, Toby Huss took the roles of Hank in the UPN sitcom “One On One” (2002-2003), Ansel Adams in the made-for-TV documentary film “Windy City Heat” (2003), and Felix ‘Stumpy’ Dreifuss in the HBO fantasy drama series “Carnivàle” (2003-2005). He also joined the cast of the Comedy Central series “Reno 911!”, in which he starred as Big Mike / General Lee from 2003 through 2020.

He also lent his voice to Ernie Devlin and Shado in the Adult Swim animated sitcom “Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law” (2004-2006), and played Spook in the epic war drama film “Rescue Dawn” (2006).

He followed with his portrayals of Glen in the cop comedy film “Reno 911!: Miami”, a groundskeeper in the sports comedy film “Balls Of Fury”, and Deputy Raymond Ward in the drama film “Have Dreams, Will Travel”, all in 2007. His next major roles came two years later when he played Bert Green in the satirical black comedy-drama film “World’s Greatest Dad” next to Robin Williams, and featured as Lee in the thriller film “Cryptic”. He then had the part of Wilson in the family black comedy film “Furry Vengeance”, and did a voice-over in the animated adventure romantic comedy-drama film “Alpha And Omega”, both in 2010.

Roles in the Early and Mid-2010s

In 2011, Toby landed the roles of Ronnie in the made-for-TV comedy film “Rip City”, and Roy Murphy in the sci-fi Western film “Cowboys & Aliens”, alongside Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde. Two years later, he appeared as Dr. Yeager in the horror-comedy film “Bad Milo!”, played Clyde Sukeforth in the biographical sports film “42”, and portrayed Peter in the romantic comedy-drama film “Enough Said”. During the same year, he also voiced Deado in the sci-fi action comedy film “R.I.P.D.”, had a part as Whittman moderator in the fantasy comedy-drama film “Hair Brained”, and featured as Dizzy Pagliouci in the made-for-TV drama film “The Arrangement”.

Between 2013 and 2015, Toby Huss lent his voice to various characters in the Nickelodeon animated sitcom “Sanjay And Craig”.

He then joined the cast of the AMC original period drama series “Halt And Catch Fire” (2014-2017), playing John Bosworth, before starring in such roles as Dr. Joseph in the horror film “The Invitation”, Colonel Bob in the war-drama film “Little Boy”, and George in the sci-fi romantic drama film “Equals”, all in 2015. In the same year, he also played Fenton in the horror film “Martyrs”, and Coach Doug in the Yahoo! Screen sitcom “Sin City Saints”.

Further Work

In 2016, Toby landed the roles of Harris in the western film “In A Valley Of Violence”, Wayne in the horror film “Havenhurst”, and Governor Johnson in the made-for-TV biographical drama film “All The Way”. Later that year, he featured as Deputy Winston in the surreal mystery film “Buster’s Mal Heart”, Ed in the drama film “Heaven’s Floor”, and Officer Stevenson in the supernatural comedy film “Ghostbusters”, next to Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. Between 2016 and 2017, he starred in the role of Mayor in the Cinemax horror drama series “Outcast”.

It was followed by his portrayals of Betcher in the comedy-drama film “Girlfriend’s Day”, Officer Judkins in the comedy film “Take Me”, and a cop in the comedy film “Big Bear”, all in 2017. During the same year, Toby was also cast as Bob Burke in the USA Network sci-fi drama series “Colony”, played Johnny the Hat in the IFC comedy series “Brockmire”, and did a voice-over in the TBS adult animated sitcom “Tarantula”.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2018, Toby Huss portrayed Billy Broadhurst in the political drama film “The Front Runner”, alongside Hugh Jackman and Vera Farmiga, starred in the role of Gil Lawson in the neo-noir crime drama film “Destroyer”, and featured as Ray in the slasher film “Halloween”. Later that year, he was cast as Kevin Groth a.k.a. The Prophet in the Facebook Watch drama series “Sacred Lies” and played Detective Fred Miller in the crime film “City Of Lies”, next to Johnny Depp. It was followed by his portrayals of Hog Jaws in the comedy film “Sword Of Trust” and J.J. ‘Tex’ McCready in the Netflix sports comedy-drama series “Glow”, both in 2019.

Afterwards, Toby won the main role of Edward Dickinson in the Apple TV+ comedy series “Dickinson” (2019-present). In 2020, he had parts as Joe in the psychological drama film “Horse Girl” and Taylor in the horror film “The Rental”.

Most recently, it was announced that he will play Anthony Lamb in the upcoming action thriller film “Cop Shop” and Whitey in the upcoming biographical drama film “Blonde”, both of which are currently under post-production.

Personal Life, Appearance and Vital Statistics

Toby Huss manages to keep his private life far away from the eye of the public. Little is known except that he is a single father and has a daughter named Charlotte Huss; her mother’s identity hasn’t been revealed. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

He has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft  (1.83m), while his weight is around 165lbs (75kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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