Kevin Nealon (/ˈniːlən/; born November 18, 1953) is an American comedian and actor. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, acted in several of the Happy Madison films, played Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and provided the voice of the title character, Glenn Martin, on Glenn Martin, DDS.
Nealon in Las Vegas, 2006
|Born||November 18, 1953|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film|
|Genres||Satire, political satire, news satire, observational comedy|
|Subject(s)||American politics, American culture, current events, pop culture, mass media, news media, everyday life, marriage|
(m. 1989; div. 2002)
|Notable works and roles||Weekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live|
Gary Potter in Happy Gilmore
Doug Wilson in Weeds
Glenn Martin in Glenn Martin, DDS
Nealon was born in St. Louis, Missouri, one of five children of Kathleen M. (née Kimball) and Emmett F. Nealon, an aircraft company executive. A few months after he was born, the family moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut; when he was six, they moved to Germany for four years. He is of Irish descent, and was raised Catholic. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut, in 1971 and earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Sacred Heart University. He then took night courses at Fairfield University, where he played quarterback on the football team.
Nealon played in bands in high school but gravitated to comedy in college. In 1977 he moved to San Diego and then to Los Angeles, where he learned his craft at the Improv while tending bar there for a living. He had been doing stand-up for six years when he made his network television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1984. He later became a regular there and on Late Night with David Letterman.
In 1986, Saturday Night Live recruited his friend Dana Carvey, and Carvey in turn recommended Nealon. Both joined the cast that year, and Nealon became a full-time performer in the 1987–1988 season, and remained for nine seasons. Nealon's SNL characters include Mr. Subliminal (or Subliminal Message Man), Gannon PIPI (for Politically Incorrect Private Investigator), Bob Waltman (a male Barbara Walters), and Franz (of Hans and Franz) along with Carvey. He also anchored Weekend Update from 1991 to 1994.
In 1991, he had his first major film role, as boyfriend Tony Boer in All I Want for Christmas. Other films in which he has since appeared include Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Anger Management, Little Nicky, Just Go with It, Daddy Day Care, Good Boy!, and Aliens in the Attic (2009). He has a part in many of Adam Sandler's Happy Madison films, including Grandma's Boy (2006), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), and Father of the Year (2018), and made a cameo appearance in the 2008 film Get Smart.
Nealon had a recurring television role on the 2002-06 CBS comedy Still Standing playing Ted Halverson, the Millers' competitive and religious neighbor. He also appeared as a patient in a mental institution on the first season of Monk. "Deja Vu" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 9 July 1999, during the fifth season. Nealon played Dr. Mark Crest. Nealon also had an ongoing supporting role as Doug Wilson on the show Weeds on Showtime. In 2009–2011 he voiced the title character in Nick at Nite's animated series Glenn Martin, DDS.
In 1994, Nealon hosted the 13-part series Amazing America on the Discovery Channel. In 2002, he hosted The Conspiracy Zone on The New TNN for 26 episodes plus an unaired pilot. In 2004, he hosted the first season of Poker Royale on the Game Show Network. Nealon also hosted several years of World's Funniest Commercials specials on TBS in the 2000s.
In 2008, he published a book chronicling his experiences during his wife's pregnancy, Yes, You're Pregnant, But What About Me?.
Starting in 2015, Nealon portrayed Captain Telstar in commercials for Charter Spectrum. Since 2016 he has been a regular on the TV sitcom Man with a Plan, and since 2017 he has also hosted a YouTube show called Hiking with Kevin.
Nealon was dating Jan Hooks when they were both hired by Saturday Night Live. In 1989 he married Linda Dupree, a model and stuntwoman; they divorced in 2002. During this time Nealon became active in the animal rights movement; he has supported PETA the Amanda Foundation, Farm Sanctuary, the Washington Wildlife Protection Association, The Ark Trust's Genesis Awards, and also Meat Out.
On February 22, 2006, Nealon contributed an opinion article to the New York Times about having his phone tapped and his police records searched by Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who was later convicted of crimes including racketeering and illegal wiretapping. It was also revealed in a separate court case later the same month that investigators working for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus may also have targeted Nealon for wiretapping in connection with his work for PETA.
|1984||The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson||Guest|
|1985||Scarecrow and Mrs. King||1 episode|
|1986–1995||Saturday Night Live||Various||174 episodes|
|1989||Cranium Command||Left Ventricle||short|
|1991||All I Want for Christmas||Tony Boer|
|1992||The Edge||Greg||2 episodes|
|1993–1996||The Larry Sanders Show||Himself||3 episodes|
|1996||Happy Gilmore||Gary Potter|
|Champs||Marty Heslov||12 episodes|
|Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||Kevin||Voice|
|1997||Something So Right||Joel||1 episode|
|1997–1998||Hiller and Diller||Ted Hiller||13 episodes|
|1998||Principal Takes a Holiday||Franklin Fitz|
|The Wedding Singer||Mr. Simms|
|1998–1999||Dharma & Greg||Mr. Clayborn||2 episodes|
|1999||Kill the Man||Albino Advocate|
|3rd Rock from the Sun||Dennis Caslow||1 episode|
|The Outer Limits||Dr. Mark Crest||Episode "Deja Vu"|
|Cecil B. Demented||Himself|
|Little Nicky||Stanley the Gatekeeper|
|2001||These Old Broads||Roger||Uncredited|
|Heartbreakers||Man at the Bar|
|Joe Dirt||Greasy Mechanic||Uncredited|
|Three Sisters||Terry||1 episode|
|2002||The Master of Disguise||White Collar Executive|
|Monk||John Wurster||1 episode|
|Eight Crazy Nights||Mayor||Voice|
|Crank Yankers||OCD Ken/Jack Gravat||Voice|
|Daddy Day Care||Bruce|
|Good Boy!||Mr. Baker|
|2003–2006||Still Standing||Ted Halverson||5 episodes|
|2005||Fat Actress||Johnny Knightley||1 episode|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Himself||1 episode|
|2005–2012||Weeds||Doug Wilson||99 episodes|
|2006||Grandma's Boy||Mr. Cheezle|
|Campus Ladies||Kevin||1 episode|
|2008||Remarkable Power||Jack West|
|You Don't Mess with the Zohan||Kevin|
|Get Smart||CIA Agent #2|
|2009||University of Andy||Doug Wilson||2 episodes|
|The Goode Family||Irwin Winslow||Voice|
|Aliens in the Attic||Stuart Pearson|
|2009–2011||Glenn Martin, DDS||Glenn Martin||Voice|
|'Til Death||Stephen Redford||6 episodes|
|Glory Daze||Marcus||1 episode|
|2011||Just Go with It||Adon|
|Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star||Gary|
|2012||Hot in Cleveland||George||2 episodes|
|Franklin & Bash||Lawrence Reynolds||1 episode|
|2013||Drunk History||The Grand Dragon||Episode: "Atlanta"|
|The League||Chuck Falcon||Episode: "Rafi and Dirty Randy"|
|Walk of Shame||Chopper Steve|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||Milkman||Episode: "Amber Tamblyn Wears a Leather Jacket & Black Booties"|
|2016||@midnight||Himself||Episode: Nikki Glaser, Jim Jeffries, Kevin Nealon|
|The Soul Man||Ron Saxby||Episodes: "This Mud's for You", "No Bingo, No Peace"|
|Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Gary Sikes|
|2016–present||Man with a Plan||Don Burns||Series regular|
|2017–present||Hiking with Kevin||host|
|2018||Father of the Year||Voice|
| Weekend Update anchor
Bar Hopping is a 2000 comedy film directed by Steve Cohen starring Robert Hegyes, Tom Arnold, Linda Favila, Nicole Sullivan, John Henson, Anson Downes, Romy Windsor, Scott Baio and Kevin Nealon. In the film, a myriad of Generation X couples try to comprehend love in the bar scene.Crank Yankers
Crank Yankers is an American television show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that featured actual crank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests and re-enacted onscreen by puppets for a visual aid to show the viewer what is happening in the call. The show premiered in 2002 on Comedy Central and returned to MTV2 on February 9, 2007, running again until March 30, 2007. The show screened in Australia on SBS Television and The Comedy Channel between 2003 and 2008.In 2011, there was a pilot for a traditionally-animated spinoff called Birchum featuring Dick Birchum as the main character. He was redesigned to look younger and had a mustache. The pilot was made for FOX but was not picked up as a series.On February 11, 2019, Jimmy Kimmel announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that the show would be revived on Comedy Central for a fifth 20-episode season and mark the first project on Kimmel's new Kimmelot production imprint. The new season will include pranks on social media and other platforms. Kimmel's brother Jonathan Kimmel will serve as showrunner and executive producer.Deja Vu (The Outer Limits)
"Déjà Vu" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 9 July 1999, during the fifth season.Grandma's Boy (2006 film)
Grandma's Boy is a 2006 American stoner comedy film directed by Nicholaus Goossen. Starring and written by Allen Covert and Nick Swardson, the film features a video game tester who is forced to move in with his grandmother after being evicted from his home. Alongside Covert and Swardson, the film co-stars Doris Roberts, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones, Shirley Knight, Peter Dante, Joel Moore, Jonah Hill and Kevin Nealon.Hans and Franz
Hans and Franz are characters in a recurring sketch called "Pumping Up with Hans & Franz" on the television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, played by Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon, respectively.History of Saturday Night Live (1990–1995)
Saturday Night Live is an American sketch comedy series created and produced by Lorne Michaels for most of the show's run. The show has aired on NBC since 1975.
The 1990–91 season brought the first major changes to the show's cast in over four years, adding cast members such as Chris Farley and David Spade. As the previous cast slowly left, the new players began to take over.
With most of the older cast gone, Michaels attempted to push a mix of old (Kevin Nealon, Mike Myers) and new (Janeane Garofalo, Michael McKean) for the 1994–95 season's cast. This season is widely considered one of the show's worst (along with the 1980–81 and 1985–86 seasons). After this cast, Michaels replaced most of the cast with unknowns for the 1995–96 season, once again saving the show from cancelation.Jeffrey (1995 film)
Jeffrey is a 1995 American gay romantic comedy film directed by Christopher Ashley. It is based on a play depicting the life and times of Richard Jeffrey by Paul Rudnick, who also wrote the screenplay.
Starring Steven Weber as Jeffrey and Michael T. Weiss as Steve, the film features cameos by Olympia Dukakis, Victor Garber, Gregory Jbara, Robert Klein, Nathan Lane, Camryn Manheim, Kathy Najimy, Kevin Nealon, Ethan Phillips, and Sigourney Weaver. Christine Baranski has a small but memorable role as the socialite hostess of a fundraiser that (in Jeffrey's imagination) turns into a cater-waiter hoedown orgy. The film co-stars Patrick Stewart as Sterling, an older gay decorator whose partner, Darius (Bryan Batt), dies of AIDS complications.List of Saturday Night Live musical sketches
Saturday Night Live has featured many recurring characters that appear in sketches with a musical theme. In addition there are characters listed here who predominantly featured music, but may not have exclusively featured it.
Nick The Lounge Singer (Bill Murray) – April 16, 1977
The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi) – April 22, 1978
Candy Slice (Gilda Radner) – December 9, 1978
Buckwheat (Eddie Murphy) – October 10, 1981
Pudge & Solomon (Joe Piscopo, Eddie Murphy) – January 30, 1982
The Sweeney Sisters (Jan Hooks, Nora Dunn, Marc Shaiman) – October 18, 1986
Tonto, Tarzan & Frankenstein's Monster (Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, Phil Hartman) – December 19, 1987
I'm Chillin' (Chris Rock, Chris Farley) – January 12, 1991
Opera Man (Adam Sandler) – April 18, 1992
Mighty Mack Blues (John Goodman) – March 25, 1995
G-Dog (Tim Meadows) – December 2, 1995
The Roxbury Guys (Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell) – March 23, 1996
The Culps (Ana Gasteyer, Will Ferrell) – November 2, 1996
Janet Reno's Dance Party (Will Ferrell) – January 11, 1997
The DeMarco Brothers (Chris Parnell, Chris Kattan) – March 15, 1997
Gunner Olsen (Jim Breuer) – March 7, 1998
7 Degrees Celsius (Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Chris Parnell, Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz) – January 16, 1999
Gemini's Twin (Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer) – November 4, 2000
Rap Street (Jerry Minor, Horatio Sanz) – November 18, 2000
Season's Greetings From Saturday Night Live (Christmas is Number One) (Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan) – December 16, 2000
The Kelly Brothers (Fred Armisen, Will Forte) – February 8, 2003
Mascots (Justin Timberlake) – October 11, 2003
The Prince Show (Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph) – February 14, 2004
The Lundford Twins Feel Good Variety Hour (Fred Armisen, Amy Poehler) – January 22, 2005
Deep House Dish (Kenan Thompson, Rachel Dratch, Andy Samberg) – November 19, 2005
The Lawrence Welk Show (Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig) – October 4, 2008
Les Jeunes de Paris (Taran Killam) - October 23, 2010List of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches
The following is a list of recurring Saturday Night Live sketches, organized by the season and date in which the sketch first appeared.
For an alphabetical list, see Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches (listed alphabetically).Principal Takes a Holiday
Principal Takes a Holiday is an American television film that aired on ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney anthology series. The film premiered on January 4, 1998 and stars Kevin Nealon, Zachery Ty Bryan and Jessica Steen. It was directed by Robert King, who also wrote the screenplay. The story was written by Paul Wolff.Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches (listed alphabetically)
The following is a list of recurring Saturday Night Live sketches, organized alphabetically by title. The referenced date is the date when the sketch first appeared.
For a chronological list, see Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches.Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1986–1987
The following is a list of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced between October 11, 1986, and May 23, 1987, the twelfth season of SNL.Remarkable Power
Remarkable Power is a 2008 comedy film directed by Brandon Beckner, who also co-wrote the script. The film features Tom Arnold, Kevin Nealon, Evan Peters, Nora Zehetner, Kip Pardue, Dule Hill and Johnny Messner. It was filmed between October 9 and November 4, 2006 in Los Angeles.Saturday Night Live (season 12)
The twelfth season of Saturday Night Live, an American sketch comedy series, originally aired in the United States on NBC between October 11, 1986 and May 23, 1987.Saturday Night Live (season 20)
The twentieth season of Saturday Night Live, an American sketch comedy series, originally aired in the United States on NBC between September 24, 1994, and May 13, 1995.
Much like the 1980–1981 season and the 1985–1986 season, NBC worried over SNL's decline in quality (and in the ratings) and initially decided that now would be the best time to pull the plug on the show once and for all. According to the prime time special Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation, Lorne Michaels credits this season as the closest he's ever been to being fired. In the end, the cast member firings and crew turnover resulting from this season represented the biggest involvement into the show's affairs by NBC executives since the 1980–1981 season and the biggest cast overhaul since the 1985–1986 season.This season saw the deaths of two SNL alumni: season eleven cast member Danitra Vance (who died when the breast cancer she had came out of remission) and "Not Ready for Primetime"-era writer and occasional performer Michael O'Donoghue (who died of a brain hemorrhage after years of suffering from migraine headaches). The Sarah Jessica Parker-hosted episode featured a special appearance by Bill Murray, who introduced a clip from season 3, "The Soiled Kimono", aired in O'Donoghue's memory.
This was the last season for Mike Myers, Kevin Nealon, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Jay Mohr, Michael McKean, Ellen Cleghorne, and Al Franken and the only season for Janeane Garofalo, Chris Elliott, Morwenna Banks, and Laura Kightlinger, as they all left the show at the end of the season. Myers, Garofalo, and Franken all left the show mid-season, and Nealon, Cleghorne, McKean, Elliott, and Kightlinger, all left the show at season's end on their own terms. Farley, Sandler, Mohr, and Banks were let go from the show at the end of the season as none of them indicated any particular interest in staying for another season.Saturday Night Live TV show sketches
Saturday Night Live has long mocked the television medium with many fake commercials and parodies of TV shows themselves. Another of the show's frequently used styles of recurring sketches has been the talk show format (e.g. "The Brian Fellowes Show", "Barry Gibb Talk Show", etc.). However, anything from cop shows to children's shows has been fair game for the ever-changing cast.
Sketches with TV show themes are listed here chronologically by order of first appearance.
The Mr. Bill Show – February 28, 1976
Consumer Probe (Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Candice Bergen) – December 11, 1976
E. Buzz Miller and Christie Christina (Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman) – January 22, 1977
Leonard Pinth-Garnell (Dan Aykroyd) – March 12, 1977
The Ex-Police (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) – October 15, 1977
Woman to Woman (Gilda Radner) – October 21, 1978
Telepsychic (Dan Aykroyd) – December 9, 1978
The Bel-Airabs (Don Novello, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman) – December 8, 1979
What's It All About (Gilbert Gottfried, Denny Dillon) – November 15, 1980
Mister Robinson's Neighborhood (Eddie Murphy) – February 21, 1981
Fernando's Hideaway (Billy Crystal) – November 3, 1984
The Limits of the Imagination (Randy Quaid) – November 9, 1985
The Pat Stevens Show (Nora Dunn) – November 16, 1985
The Church Lady (Dana Carvey) – October 11, 1986
Instant Coffee with Bill Smith (Kevin Nealon) – October 18, 1986
Miss Connie's Fable Nook (Jan Hooks, Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon) – November 8, 1986
Pumping Up with Hans & Franz (Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon) – October 17, 1987
Learning To Feel (Nora Dunn) – January 23, 1988
Wayne's World (Dana Carvey, Mike Myers) – February 18, 1989
Cooking with the Anal Retentive Chef (Phil Hartman) – April 1, 1989
Tales Of Ribaldry (Jon Lovitz) – April 1, 1989
Sprockets (Mike Myers) – April 15, 1989
Lank Thompson (Mike Myers) – October 21, 1989
The Dark Side with Nat X (Chris Rock, Chris Farley) – November 10, 1990
Simon (Mike Myers) – November 10, 1990
Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley (Al Franken) – February 9, 1991
Coffee Talk with Linda Richman (Mike Myers) – October 12, 1991
Theatre Stories (Mike Myers, Julia Sweeney, Dana Carvey) – December 14, 1991
Sassy's Sassiest Boys (Phil Hartman) – February 6, 1993
The Denise Show (Adam Sandler) – October 2, 1993
Good Morning Brooklyn (Jay Mohr) – November 12, 1994
Perspectives with Lionel Osbourne (Tim Meadows) – January 21, 1995
Scottish Soccer Hooligan Weekly (Mike Myers, Mark McKinney) – January 21, 1995
The Joe Pesci Show (Jim Breuer) – December 2, 1995
The Quiet Storm (Tim Meadows) – October 19, 1996
Shopping At Home Network (Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan) – November 16, 1996
Delicious Dish (Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, Rachel Dratch, Alec Baldwin) – November 16, 1996
Celebrity Jeopardy! (Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Norm Macdonald, and various others) – December 7, 1996
Goth Talk (Molly Shannon, Chris Kattan, Jim Breuer) – April 12, 1997
Leon Phelps, The Ladies Man (Tim Meadows) – October 4, 1997
Issues with Jeffrey Kaufman (Jim Breuer) – October 18, 1997
Morning Latte (Cheri Oteri, Will Ferrell) – October 25, 1997
Pretty Living (Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer) – March 14, 1998
Hello Dolly (Ana Gasteyer) – October 3, 1998
The How Do You Say? Ah, Yes, Show (Chris Kattan, Jimmy Fallon) – October 17, 1998
Dog Show (Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon) – December 5, 1998
Pimp Chat (Tracy Morgan, Tim Meadows) – December 5, 1998
Jarret's Room (Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz) – December 16, 2000
Wake Up Wakefield! (Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz) – March 17, 2001
America Undercover (Chris Kattan, Amy Poehler) – November 3, 2001
The Ferey Muhtar Talk Show (Horatio Sanz) – March 16, 2002
Top O' the Morning (Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon) – October 19, 2002
Pranksters (Seth Meyers) – February 22, 2003
Spy Glass (Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers) – November 1, 2003
Appalachian Emergency Room (Seth Meyers, Chris Parnell, and various others) – January 10, 2004
The Prince Show (Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph) – February 14, 2004
¡Show Biz Grande Explosion! (Fred Armisen as Fericito (see 2002–2003), Horatio Sanz) – March 6, 2004
Vincent Price's Holiday Special (Bill Hader) – November 19, 2005
Deep House Dish (Kenan Thompson, Rachel Dratch, Andy Samberg) – November 19, 2005
The Dakota Fanning Show (Amy Poehler) – February 3, 2007
Dateline (Bill Hader) – November 22, 2008Susan Yeagley
Susan Melinda Yeagley (born February 27, 1972) is an American actress.The Conspiracy Zone
The Conspiracy Zone is an American discussion program about conspiracy theories with a group of panelists, a mix of experts and celebrities. It was a half hour in length and ran for 26 episodes, though there was also an unaired pilot episode.
The show was hosted by former Saturday Night Live player and comedian Kevin Nealon and was shown on The New TNN, debuting January 2002. Celebrity panelists included Ann Coulter, Harlan Ellison, Kathy Griffin, Cathy Scott and French Stewart, among others.Weekend Update
Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch and fictional news program that comments on and parodies current events. It is the show's longest-running recurring sketch, having been on since the show's first broadcast, and is typically presented in the middle of the show immediately after the first musical performance. One or two of the players are cast in the role of news anchor, presenting gag news items based on current events and acting as hosts for occasional editorials, commentaries, or other performances by other cast members or guests. Chevy Chase has claimed that Weekend Update – which he started as anchor in 1975 – paved the way for comedic news shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.