Paul F. Tompkins

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Paul F. Tompkins
Tompkins at JCCC2 in 2012
Paul Francis Tompkins

(1968-09-12) September 12, 1968 (age 55)[1]
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian, screenwriter, television producer
Years active2003–2016
Janie Haddad (m. 2010)

Paul Francis Tompkins[1] (born September 12, 1968[1][2][3]) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter and television producer. He is known for his work in television on such programs as Mr. Show with Bob and David, Real Time with Bill Maher and Best Week Ever, later renamed Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins.

Early life[change | change source]

Tompkins was born Paul Francis Tompkins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 12, 1968. He has two brothers (one older, one younger) and three sisters (all older).[3][4][5][6]

Career[change | change source]

Early work[change | change source]

In 1986, Tompkins first performed comedy at 17 years of age at the Comedy Works in Philadelphia (a club now located in Bristol, Pennsylvania), where he performed as half of a sketch comedy duo with the late Rick Roman.[6][7][8][9]

Tompkins attended Temple University; however, he dropped out[10] and left for Los Angeles, California in 1994.[6][9][11]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Sham Sal Short film
1996 Desert The Man Short film
1997 Skins Little John Short film
1998 Win a Date Dylan Short film
1998 Jack Frost Audience Member
1999 Magnolia Chad, Seduce & Destroy Voice
2002 Run Ronnie Run! Safari Guy in TV
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Cat Show Competition Host
2004 Nerd Hunter 3004 The Chief Short film
2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Open Mic Host
2006 Tenacious D: Time Fixers Club Owner Promotional film
2007 Super High Me Himself Documentary
2007 There Will Be Blood Prescott
2009 The Informant! FBI Agent Anthony D’Angelo
2010 Tangled Short Thug Voice
2010 Drones Jafe Voice
2011 T is for Tantrum Jerry Short film
2014 Jason Nash Is Married Dr. Glen
2015 The Dramatics: A Comedy Anton Campbell
2015 Hell & Back Annoyed Lost Soul Voice

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1996–1998 Mr. Show with Bob and David Various Featured cast seasons 1-4, also writer
1997 Tenacious D Paul 5 episodes
1998 The Daily Show Himself Contributor
1998 Driven to Drink Himself HBO stand-up special
1998 Super Adventure Team Dr. Benton Criswell Voice role
1999 NewsRadio Justice of the Peace Episode: "Wedding"
1999 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Paul Voice role; Episode: "Vow of Silence"
2000–2001 DAG Sullivan Pope Main cast
2003 Comedy Central Presents: Paul F. Tompkins Himself
2003 Frasier Steve Episode: "The Harassed"
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher Himself
2004 Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn Himself
2005 King of the Hill Professor Twilley Voice role; Episode: "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Clown"
2005 Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show Various
2005 Too Late with Adam Carolla Himself
2006–2008 Countdown with Keith Olbermann Himself Regular contributor
2007 Comedy Central Presents: Paul F. Tompkins 2 Himself
2007 The Sarah Silverman Program Paul / Police Officer No. 1 4 episodes
2007 Weeds Bob 2 episodes
2008 Best Week Ever Himself (host)
2008 Larry King Live Himself
2008 Lewis Black's Root of All Evil Himself 6 episodes
2008 Pushing Daisies Gunther Pinker Episode: "Oh Oh Oh... It's Magic"
2010 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Police officer / Angel Voice roles; 2 episodes (1 episode was pulled)
2010 Community Robert Episode: "Mixology Certification"
2010 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Various Episode: "I Just Got Voodoo'd"
2010 True Jackson, VP Royce Bingham Episode: "True Fear"
2010–2012 Regular Show Various 5 episodes
2010–2012 The Life & Times of Tim Donnie / Kyle Zander Voice roles; 2 episodes
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Andrew Berg Episode: "The Divorce"
2011 Raising Hope Jeff Episode: "The Cultish Personality"
2011, 2014 Talking Dead Himself 2 episodes
2011 Last Man Standing Chester McAllister Episode: "Last Baby Proof Standing"
2011 Up All Night Dave Episode: "Week Off"
2011–2017 Bob's Burgers Randy / Pierre / Herman / Bronconius Voice roles; 7 episodes
2012 Key & Peele Congressman Episode: "Dueling Magical Negroes"
2012 Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions Himself Stand-up special
2012–2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Various 14 episodes
2012 The L.A. Complex Paul F. Tompkins 6 episodes
2012–2013 Adventure Time Various Voice roles; 2 episodes
2013 Ghost Ghirls Antonio Episode: "Something Borrowed, Something Boo"
2013–2016 No, You Shut Up! Himself (host) 58 episodes
2013–2017 @midnight Himself Recurring contestant; 15 episodes; Tournament of Champions winner
2014–2020 BoJack Horseman Mr. Peanutbutter / Andrew Garfield / Heckler Main cast; voice role
2015 WordGirl The Royal Dandy / Dr. Clocktormocktor Voice role; episode: "Royally Framed" / "WordGirl vs. Tobey vs. the Dentist"
2015 The Thundermans King Crab Episode: "A Hero Is Born"
2015 Kroll Show Andy Downpour Episode: "The Commonwealth Games"
2015 Rick and Morty Lawyer Voice role; episode: "A Rickle in Time"
2015 Paul F. Tompkins: Crying and Driving Himself Stand-up special
2015 W/ Bob & David Various 4 episodes; also writer
2015 Drunk History Himself Episode: "Las Vegas"
2015 Moonbeam City Kitch Legstrong Voice role; episode: "Stuntstravaganza"
2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Captain Orleans Episode: "The Cruise"
2016 The Venture Bros. Blue Morpho / Dr. Heine Voice role; episodes: "Faking Miracles", "Tanks for Nuthin", "A Party for Tarzan"
2016–present Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Dean Rosedragon 26 episodes
2016 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Himself 2 episodes
2016 Great Minds with Dan Harmon Edgar Allan Poe Episode: "Edgar Allan Poe"
2016 Take My Wife Paul Episode: "Feature"
2016 HarmonQuest Teflonto Episode: "The Quest Begins"
2017–2018 Tangled: The Series Shorty Voice role; 14 episodes
2017 Speechless Dane Richmond Episode: "M-a-May-Jay"
2017 Adam Ruins Everything Jenkins Episode: "Emily Ruins Adam Ruins Everything"
2017 DuckTales Gladstone Gander Voice role; episode: "The House of the Lucky Gander!"
2017 Get Krack!n Richard Templeman Episode #1.8
2017 Blindspot Booky Bentley Episode: "Adoring Suspect"
2017 Black-ish Dr. Reagan Episode: "Sugar Daddy"
2017 Life in Pieces Richard York Episode: "Thirty-Five Teacher Escape Lottery"
2018 Another Period Cole Bottoms Episode: "Shady Acres"

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ryzik, Melena (October 14, 2008). "A Pop-Culture Show Looks for Attitude With Heart". The New York Times. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  2. "James Bonding #001: Dr. No with Paul F. Tompkins". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wenzel, John (May 25, 2011). "Why So Serious, Paul F. Tompkins?". Reverb. The Denver Post. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  4. Tompkins, Paul F. (January 20, 2011). "American Idol Recap: Paul F. Tompkins's First Take on the New Season". Vulture. New York magazine. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  5. Fraser, Garnet (October 25, 2009). "300 tweets summon a joker to Toronto". Toronto Star. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Ryan, Kyle (July 19, 2007). "Interview - Paul F. Tompkins". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  7. "Monthly Schedule". The Comedy Works. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  8. Downs, Gordon (July 26, 2007). "Paul F. Tompkins". Impose Magazine. Impose. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Rapa, Patrick (August 17, 2010). "Stay Classy, Philadelphia: An Open Mic with Paul F. Tompkins, the Nicest Guy in Comedy". Philadelphia City Paper. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  10. Eakin, Marah (February 4, 2016). "Paul F. Tompkins Wants to Ride a Giant Bison to Work". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  11. Paul F. Tompkin's bio at Retrieved May 31, 2012.

Other websites[change | change source]