|Intro||American actor, comedian and podcaster|
|Is||Actor Television actor Internet personality Podcaster Comedian Stand-up comedian Film actor Screenwriter Writer Voice actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Entertainment Film, TV, Stage & Radio Humor Internet Literature|
|Birth||10 June 1968, Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA|
William Frederick Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster. Outside of stand-up, he is known for creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family (2015–present), playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2008–2013), and co-founding the All Things Comedy network. He has hosted the twice-weekly comedy podcast, titled The Monday Morning Podcast, since May 2007.
William Frederick Burr was born on June 10, 1968, in Canton, Massachusetts, the son of nurse Linda Ann (née Wigent) and dentist Robert Edmund Burr, he has 4 brothers and 1 sister and is of mostly Irish descent with some German ancestry. He graduated from high school in 1987. In 1993, he obtained a bachelor's degree in radio from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He worked in warehouses before starting his comedy career, later stating that he enjoyed the freedom of the job: "If my boss gave me a rough time, I could just get on a forklift and just, like, drive away."
Burr's comedy career began in 1992. He moved to New York City in 1994. Since May 2007, Burr has recorded a weekly one-hour podcast, Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast, in which he speaks about his experiences, current events, going on tour, and sports, and offers advice to questions submitted by the listeners. The podcast is available on Burr's website and on the All Things Comedy network. He is sometimes joined by his wife Nia and has featured guests and interviews with other comedians. Burr premiered a new podcast co-hosted with fellow comedian Bert Kreischer, called the Bill Bert Podcast, in October 2019.
Burr also appears as a guest on radio shows and other comedians' podcasts, such as Opie and Anthony, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Adam Carolla Show, The Joe Rogan Experience, WTF with Marc Maron, The Nerdist Podcast, The Adam Buxton Podcast, and Nobody Likes Onions. Burr was also the first guest on Tom Green's podcast. On April 18, 2011, he guest hosted the Hollywood Babble-On podcast alongside Ralph Garman.
In 2008, Burr's voice was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto IV as Jason Michaels of the biker gang The Lost MC in the mission "No Love Lost". In 2009, he reprised his role in the game's expansion pack The Lost and Damned.
Burr's first hourlong special, Why Do I Do This? (2008), was filmed in New York. Burr's special Let it Go was recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco and premiered on Comedy Central on September 18, 2010. A later special, You People Are All The Same, premiered in 2012 as a Netflix exclusive. In 2014, Burr filmed his fourth hourlong special I'm Sorry You Feel That Way at the Tabernacle Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Unusually for modern comedy specials, the film was shot in black and white. He was a regular on Chappelle's Show.
Burr has been referred to as a "comedian's comedian" by observers of the American stand-up comedy circuit. Burr appeared in the movie Date Night as Detective Walsh. He has also appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of AMC's Breaking Bad as Patrick Kuby. He played Mark Mullins in the 2013 buddy cop film The Heat.
He stars as the voice of Frank Murphy in F Is for Family, which premiered on Netflix on December 18, 2015. The show, an animated sitcom, draws on Burr's stand-up and the absurdity of political correctness. Season 4 of the animated series debuts on Netflix on June 12, 2020. Burr writes and executive produces the series along with Michael Price. Burr's fifth hour-long special, Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out, debuted on Netflix on January 31, 2017. He appeared in the third episode (titled "Bill Burr") of the second season of the HBO series Crashing.
Burr's sixth hourlong special, Bill Burr: Paper Tiger, debuted on Netflix on September 10, 2019. In December 2019, he portrayed the character Mayfeld in the sixth episode of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
Rolling Stone magazine called Burr "the undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor". Burr often portrays himself as "that loud guy in the bar" with "uninformed logic". In an interview with The Boston Globe, Burr stated, "I'm the 'dude, bro' guy." According to the Montreal Gazette, Burr is "a cynic and a contrarian who has never paid any heed to political correctness". The New York Times in 2013 called Burr "one of the funniest, most distinctive voices in the country for years".
Burr married Nia Hill in 2013. Their daughter, Lola, was born on January 20, 2017. They also have a son, born in June 2020. They reside in Los Angeles. Hill sometimes appears as a guest on Burr's podcast.
Burr is a licensed helicopter pilot.In his spare time, Burr plays the drums He enjoys Heavy Metal music and is a fan of AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin, he often cites the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham as his inspiration for drumming, he also enjoys cigars.
Burr voted for Green Party candidate Ralph Nader in the 2000 United States presidential election.
Comedy albums and specials
|2003||Emotionally Unavailable||CD release|
|2003||Comedy Central Presents||Stand-up half hour|
|2005||One Night Stand||Stand-up half hour|
|2008||Why Do I Do This?||First stand-up special|
|2010||Let It Go||Second stand-up special|
|2011||Live At Andrew's House||Limited vinyl release|
|2012||You People Are All the Same||Third stand-up special|
|2014||I'm Sorry You Feel That Way||Fourth stand-up special|
|2017||Walk Your Way Out||Fifth stand-up special|
|2019||Paper Tiger||Sixth stand-up special|