• Brian Posehn is an American actor and stand-up comedian born in Sacramento, California.
• He has appeared in over 130 movies and TV series, and is known for his role in "Run Ronnie Run".
• He has 25 writing and seven producing credits, and has been nominated for two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program.
• He is married to producer Melanie Truhett and they have one son together.
• He has an estimated net worth of over $3 million.
Who is Brian Posehn?
American actor and stand-up comedian Brian Edmund Posehn, was born in Sacramento, California USA, on 6 July 1966, so Cancer’s his zodiac sign. He’s appeared in more than 130 movies and TV series, and is probably still known best for playing Tank in the 2002 comedy movie “Run Ronnie Run”, which Troy Miller directed, and which starred Bruce Taylor, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. It follows a redneck who’s become the host of his own reality show, and the movie won one of its two award nominations.
Education and early life
Brian was raised in Sacramento by his parents of Irish and German descent, but hasn’t shared any details about them because he respects their privacy; most of Brian’s fans believe him to be an only child.
He studied at Sonoma Valley High School and it was at the age of 15 that he fell in love with acting and comedy; Brian was the class clown, and often played lead characters in school plays. He matriculated in 1984, and then enrolled at California State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1988.
He worked a couple of jobs in the following six years, prior to launching his acting career.
Roles in movies
Brian’s film debut was voicing Hayashi in the English version of the Japanese 1994 animated comedy “Pom Poko”, written and directed by Isao Takahata, and which starred Shincho Kokontei, Makoto Nonomura and Yuriko Ishida. It follows a group of raccoons as they’re learning to shapeshift into humans, to try and prevent them from destroying their forest home; the movie won three of its four award nominations.
Brian could’ve been heard voicing and playing characters in the 1994 action science fiction comedy “Off-World Interceptor” (voice role), the 1998 comedy “Mr. Show and the Incredible, Fantastical News Report”, and the 1999 comedy “Desperate But Not Serious”.
The year 2002 saw him play Haggard Alum in the comedy “Sorority Boys”, directed by Wallace Wolodarsky, and which starred Barry Watson, Harland Williams and Michael Rosenbaum. It follows three fraternity playboys as they’re pretending to be girls – the film won one of its two award nominations. Some of Brian’s movie roles in the remainder of the decade were in the 2004 short drama “Adventures in Homeschooling”, the 2007 romantic mystery comedy “Careless”, and the 2008 family adventure comedy “Spy School”.
In 2013, he played Gilberto in the action adventure comedy “Knights of Badassdom”, directed by Joe Lynch, and which starred Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn and Peter Dinklage. It follows a group of board gamers who’ve summoned a Hell demon by mistake, and the movie was nominated for two awards.
Brian’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2020 musical “Mr. Bungle: The Night They Came Home”, the 2021 comedy “Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon” and the 2022 comedy “Summer in Argyle”.
Roles in TV series
Brian’s debut TV series role was playing Painted Gut Guy in the 1995 episode “Harry Weston: Man’s Best Friends” of the family comedy “Empty Nest”, and the remainder of the decade saw him appear in single episodes of the romantic comedy “Friends”, the comedy “Party Girl” and another comedy “Jenny”.
From 1999 through 2003, he played Kevin Liotta in the comedy “Just Shoot Me!”, created by Steven Levitan, and which starred Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni and George Segal. It follows journalist Maya who’s just been fired, and is now somewhat forced to work for her father’s fashion magazine “Blush”; the series won six of its 37 award nominations.
The remainder of the 2000s heard Brian voice characters in a number of animated series, such as the musical comedy “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”, the action adventure “Kim Possible” and the short comedy “The Mighty B!”
From 2014 through 2016, he voiced Charlie Burgers in the animated family comedy “Uncle Grandpa”, created by Peter Browngardt, who also starred in it, alongside Kevin Michael Richardson and Eric Bauza. It follows the life of magical Uncle Grandpa, and the series won two of its four award nominations.
Some of Brian’s most recent TV series roles have been in the 2021 episode “Brian Posehn Quinta Brunson Meg Stalter, Kevin Nealon, Jim Florentine” of the animated comedy “Crank Yankers”, the 2021 episode “The Spy Humongous” of the animated action adventure “Star Trek: Lower Decks”, and two episodes of the 2022 animated short action “Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky”, all voice roles.
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Brian has 25 writing and seven producing credits, with some of his most notable writing work having perhaps been on the 2005 documentary comedy film “The Comedians of Comedy”, the 2010 TV special “MTV Movie Awards”, and the 2017 TV special “Brian Posehn: 25×2”.
He received special thanks for the 2006 crime comedy movie “Let’s Go to Prison”, the 2015 short biographical documentary movie “Love”, and the 2018 fantasy comedy film “Sorry to Bother You”.
Some of Brian’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Worst Cooks in America”, “The Great Debate” and “Nailed It!”
Awards and nominations
Brian and his colleagues won a 2003 DVD Exclusive Award for Best Original Song in a DVD Premiere Movie, for “Run Ronnie Run”.
He and his colleagues were nominated for two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program in 1998 and 1999, for “Mr. Show with Bob and David”.
Love life and wife
Even though Brian’s quite a secretive man, it’s still widely known that he’s today married to American producer Melanie Truhett, and that they have a child together.
Brian and Melanie exchanged vows in a private ceremony on 4 September 2004, and she gave birth to their son Rhoads in 2009. Melanie prefers to stay away from media, but has 10 producing credits and is perhaps still known best for producing the 1999 action fantasy comedy film “Mystery Men”.
Brian hasn’t mentioned other women whom he’s dated, he’s married to Melanie Truhett as of February 2023, and they have a son together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Brian’s a huge fan of comedy, and has named more than 10 people as big influences on his career, with some amongst these being Steve Martin, David Cross and Bobcat Goldthwait.
He loves heavy metal music, and some of his favorite bands are Lamb of God, Down and Iron Maiden.
Brian often smoked marijuana prior to quitting in 2011, but he returned to it in 2014.
Close to 90,000 people are following him on Instagram today, and he’s posted over 800 pictures and videos onto the network; most of these serve to promote his upcoming comedy tours.
Some of his favorite actors are Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Robin Williams, and a couple of his favorite movies include “Liar Liar”, “Minions: The Rise of Gru” and “Welcome to Marwen”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Brian’s age is 56. His eyes and hair are brown, he’s 6ft 7ins (2.02m) tall, and weighs about 220lbs (99kgs).
Brian’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of February 2023.