Bakkedahl with his wife, Irene, at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards
|Born||November 18, 1969|
Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.
Irene Bakkedahl (m. 2003)
Dan Bakkedahl (born November 18, 1969) is an American actor and improvisational comedian from Chicago's Second City. He is best known for starring as Tim Hughes on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, as Congressman Roger Furlong on the HBO series Veep, and as Steve Nugent in the FX comedy series Legit. From 2005 to 2007, he was a correspondent for three seasons on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Life and career
Bakkedahl was born in Rochester, Minnesota, and was raised in Stuart, Florida. He is a 1988 graduate of Martin County High School. He is of part Norwegian descent. Bakkedahl attended St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, before completing his studies at Florida State University, where he was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity.
After college, Bakkedahl toured for a year with the Repertory Theater of America. After moving to Chicago, he made a name for himself at the Improv Olympic performing in the influential two-man improv show ZUMPF with his teacher Miles Stroth. Dan went on to perform at the Second City mainstage, eventually writing Doors Open on the Right, Second City’s 90th revue. In Chicago, he is often noted for having left the Second City mainstage due to artistic differences.
Bakkedahl continues to perform regularly at comedy venues such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Magnet Theater, Second City and Improv Comedy Lab in Los Angeles. He is also a member of the advisory council of the California Shakespeare Theater.
Bakkedahl's first major television work was on Comedy Central's The Daily Show where he served as a correspondent from 2005 to 2007. After leaving The Daily Show in 2007, he has since moved to Los Angeles and went on to have supporting roles in the films such as Observe and Report, The Heat, and This Is 40. He also appeared in the Snake 'N Bacon animated special on Adult Swim, which aired on May 10, 2009. In early 2010, he co-starred in the comedy pilot Our Show on NBC.
Bakkedahl has made guest appearances on shows such as 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Newsreaders, and The United States of Tara, as well as appearing in recurring roles as "Murray the A/C Repairman" in season three of Community and currently as Congressman Furlong on Veep. In 2015, he began recurring roles The Goldbergs as science teacher Mr. Woodburn and on The Mindy Project as Dr. Adrian Bergdahl.
|2005||25 Years of Improv Comedy'||Himself|
|2007||Crime Fiction||Crazy Caller|
|2008||My First Kidnapping||Rick Sleevning||Short|
|2009||Observe and Report||Mark|
|Welcome to Academia||Valentine|
|2010||Marriage Drama with Virginia Madsen||Paul||Short|
|2012||This Is 40||Dentist|
|2013||The Heat||Albino DEA Agent Craig|
|2014||Chu and Blossom||Principal Cochette|
|Not Safe for Work||Random Denning Employee|
|Hitman: Agent 47||Sanders|
|2016||Brave New Jersey||Reverend Ray Rogers|
|2016||Another Evil||Joey Lee Dansing|
|2017||Battle of the Sexes||Gamblers Anon Leader|
|2018||Taco Shop||Nate Holmes|
|Sword of Trust||Kingpin|
|TBA||The Buddy Games||Shelly|
|2005–2007||The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Himself - Correspondent||Episode: 40|
|2007||Law & Order||Tony Bicks||Episode: "Remains of the Day"|
|30 Rock||Angry Father||Episode: "The Fighting Irish"|
|Flight of the Conchords||Waiter||Episode: "The Actor"|
|2008||The Return of Jezebel James||Darryl||Episode: "Needles and Schlag"|
|2009||The Office||Roger Prince Jr.||Episode: "Prince Family Paper"|
|Dollhouse||General Store Proprietor||Episode: "True Believer"|
|Snake 'n' Bacon||Homicide Detective||Animation|
|2010||Mayne Street||Team Owner||Episode: "Brownian Motion and Straight as an Arrow"|
|How I Met Your Mother||Curtis||Episode: "Natural History"|
|Our Show||Neal||TV Movie|
|2011||Hot in Cleveland||Jasper||Episode: "LeBron Is Le Gone"|
|United States of Tara||Mr. Kern||Episode: "Train Wreck and Crackerjack"|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Waiter||Episode: "The Hero"|
|2012||The Book Club||The Author||Episode: "Dirty Jobs and Enemies of the State"|
|The League||OB Doctor||Episode: "Training Camp"|
|2013||Newsreaders||Clint Schliff||Episode: "Pubic Hair Crisis"|
|Grimm||Graydon Ostler||Episode: "A Dish Best Served Cold"|
|2013–2014||Legit||Steve Nugent||Series regular|
|2013–2019||Veep||Roger Furlong||Recurring role|
|2014||Californication||Dr. Dan||Episode: "Smile"|
|Major Crimes||Carl Lembeck||Episode: "Cutting Loose"|
|Gotham||Davis Lamond/The Balloonman||Episode: "The Balloonman"|
|Bad Judge||Mr. Lewis||Episode: "Knife to a Gunfight"|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Lt. Andrew Miller||Episode: "The Mole"|
|2014–2015||The Goldbergs||Mr. Woodburn||Recurring role|
|2015||The Mindy Project||Dr. Adrian Bergdahl||Recurring role|
|2015–2019||Life in Pieces||Tim Hughes||Series regular|
|2020||Made for Love||Herringbone||Series regular, upcoming series|
|2005||Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks||Additional Voices (voice: English version)||Video game|