Brian Haley

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Brian Haley

American actor and stand-up comedian add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1963.

Countries: United States (50%), Australia (25%), California (25%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Clint Eastwood, Michael Blakemore, John Carroll Lynch

Linked to: Special forces, CBS, NBC




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Brian Haley was born in 1963 add something


He was in the service from 1980 to 1985 where he won letters of commendation and the Army Achievement Medal, but left early to pursue a career in show business add something


In 1988, he moved to Los Angeles where he had immediate success, winning a "Hollywood's Hottest New Comic" competition, appearing on several stand-up comedy TV shows such as "An Evening At The Improv" and was picked up by ABC Television for a one-year holding deal add something


However, it was his proverbial big break on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1990 that launched his career in earnest add something


In 1994, he had a stand out role in the comedy film "Little Giants" as over the top dad Mike Hammersmith, aka "Spike's Dad" add something


In 1994, he starred in the movie "Baby's Day Out" add something


In 1995, he replaced Thomas Haden Church on NBC's TV series "Wings" playing the part of mechanic Budd Bronski add something


In 1997, he portrayed "The Hooded Avenger" on the "Weird Al Show" add something


From 1998 to 1999 he played bartender Tom Vanderhulst on the short lived CBS series "Maggie Winters" add something


In 2003, he was cast in the television pilot for the CBS one hour drama "The Brotherhood of Poland New Hampshire" as one of three brothers along with Randy Quaid and John Carroll Lynch, but was replaced later by Chris Penn due to story restructuring and his lack of similarity to the other two brothers add something


In February 2007, he appeared on Broadway as tennis commentator Ryan Becker in the Terrence McNally play "Deuce", directed by Michael Blakemore add something


In 2009 he played Clint Eastwood's discontented son Mitch in the award winning movie "Gran Torino" add something