Brian Scolaro

 

Brian Scolaro

Brian was born on October 18th, 1973 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. His first appearance on a stage was at the age of four. His first stand up show was at Stand-Up N.Y. Comedy Club in Manhattan on January 14th, 1992.
His college career at the State University of New Paltz was highlighted by a multi-media attack. His National Association of College Broadcaster's nominated television situation comedy "Earp and Whitney" made him a mini-celebrity on campus. His popular FM radio comedy program "That Damn Show" made him a cult hero for the neighboring high schools. And his weekly column in the school newspaper "This Week's Crap" made him an enemy among school leaders.
He rose in the stand-up comedy scene in New York by becoming a regular performer at the toughest and most prestigous club in Manhattan- The Comedy Cellar. There, and at the Boston Comedy Club, Catch a Rising Star, Dangerfields, The Comic Strip, and Stand Up NY, Brian honed his skills. His manager, Vincent Nastri, discovered him at Gotham Comedy Club in NY in 1995.
His first real acting job was a series of Tv Commercials for "Wendy's." Soon after he was cast by famed director Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico) to appear as a snobby television producer on A&E's "100 Centre St." Then Brian did the New Faces Show at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in '98.
In 2001, off of a video taped audition from New York, he was cast by writer Steve Koren (Click, Bruce Almighty, SNL, Seinfeld) to be a regular cast member for the NBC pilot "Everything But the Girl" with Tiffani Theissen. The pilot was beat to the line up by SCRUBS.
NBC cast him right away on the second season of "Three Sisters", where he worked for writers Eileen Heisler and Deann Heline-and along side Dyan Cannon. Brian moved to Hollywood for his first regular TV sitcom roll.
Brian was soon cast by Director/Producer Tom Shadyak (Ace Ventura/Nutty Professor) to be in a popular ABC pilot "Platonically Incorrect." Followed by a holding deal with CBS in 2004.
In 2005, Brian was then cast as "Stuart Miller" on the FOX sitcom "STACKED" by Steve Levitan (Just Shoot Me) and Jeffrey Richman, where he worked alongside cast members Pamela Anderson and Christopher Lloyd. "Stacked" ran for two seasons.
Brian has also acted on Showtime's "Dexter", HBO's "The Life and Times of Tim", TNT's "Men of a Certain Age", Bob Odenkirk's "The Brothers Solomon" and a recurring character, Goblin, on the Disney Channel's "The Wizards of Waverly Place." He has done stand-up on "Late Nite with Conan O'Brien" and ABC's "Comics Unleashed." And he was finally invited back to the cable channel that started his career (as an intern) and did stand-up comedy on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham."
Brian just recently completed his half hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Brian Scolaro" special in New York City in early 2009.
He still works with his friends from his college radio and tv shows, forming VooDooWop Pictures with them in '96. Their short-film "See That Guy" was featured at the Telluride Independant Film Festival and Chicago's Angelciti Film Festival, and their film "Something" was featured at the "Show Off Your Short Film Festival" in Hollywood at the Charlie Chaplin Theatre. Their "Hitman" series plays on several skecth websites. And many of their sketches have been featured on youtube and myspace. Visit youtube.com/voodoowop for a collection of over ten years of their sketches.

Episode Appearances:

Episode 2: Ghosts, Planes and Dog Sledding Air date: 2/16/10

Episode 29: Brian Scolaro Air date: 8/7/11