Jack McBrayer was born on May 27, 1973 in Macon, Georgia. After graduating with a degree in theater administration at the University of Evansville in Indiana, McBrayer worked in comedy troupes at The Second City and IO Theater, where he met Tina Fey. In 2002 he began appearing in skits for Late Night With Conan O'Brien, playing a variety of mostly Southern "hillbilly" characters. Through his connection with Tina Fey, McBrayer nabbed the role as ditzy NBC page Kenneth Parcell on 30 Rock in 2006 and earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009. Since then he's worked on a variety of television projects, including Phineas and Ferb, The Jack and Triumph Show, Portlandia, and The Middle. In September 2016 he joined the cast of CBS' popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory. That same year he appeared as a celebrity contestant on the Match Game reboot, hosted by fellow 30 Rock alum, Alec Baldwin.
McBrayer is also no stranger to film. He's appeared in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), The Campaign (2012) and has done voiceover work for animations such as Despicable Me (2010) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).
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