Jack McBrayer Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood And Early Life
American actor and comedian Jack McBrayer was born on the 27 May 1973 in Macon, Georgia in the United States.
After high school graduation, McBrayer studied at the University of Evansville in Indiana where he graduated with a degree in theatre administration.
Rise To Fame
Jack McBrayer later moved to Chicago where he worked with the comedy troupes IO Theater and Second City. (1995-2002). Around this time he met IO Theater 30 Rock costar, Tina Fey. Fey subsequently wrote and developed the character Kenneth the Page for McBrayer when they were members of the comedy troupe Second City in Chicago.
McBrayer appeared in dozens of satirical comedy sketches on Late Night With Conan O‘Brien (2002-2004). He also appeared in Arrested Development (2003), Mariah Carey’s Touch My Body video (2008), at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles as well as New York and at Improv Olympic in Los Angeles and Chicago. He was in Living ‘Neath the Law. He starred in Fey’s satirical television sitcom on NBC 30 Rock (2006-2013) as well as the web series 30 Rock: Kenneth the Webpage (2007-2009). Films he has appeared include Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) and The Campaign (2012), Bad Night (2015), Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie Der Scutt (2016), Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) voice only and Dude Guy 2018).
Awards And Achievements
Over the years Jack McBrayer has won numerous Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations and won the Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2008. In 2016 he was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series category. He also received an Emmy nomination in 2009 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Kenneth Parcell.