Kurt Fuller - born September 16, 1953 in San Francisco, CA - is an American character actor who portrayed Grayden Osborne in second season on ABC's Scandal. He has appeared in a number of television, film and stage projects.
Although he was born in San Francisco he was raised in the agricultural heartland of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Kurt became passionate about acting while attending UC Berkley where he received a degree in English literature. After graduating he made the move to Los Angeles with everything he owned stuffed in the back of a Dodge Dart (including a king-sized foam rubber mattress). For the next ten years he was a realtor by day and a stage actor by night. Then, in 1986, he created the leading role of "Frank" in Steven Berkoff's explosively successful Kvetch, earning rave reviews on both coasts.
He is married author and actress Jessica Hendra on December 24, 1993; together they have two daughters, Julia born in 1998 and Charlotte born in 2001. Kurt graduated from Lincoln High School in Stockton, California in 1971.
Kurt is best known for his work in the films Wayne's World (1992) with Mike Myers and Anger Management (2003) with Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler, although others may know him best as the wacky sheriff who likes to pose in Speedos in Scary Movie (2000).
Kurt still returns to the stage occasionally. His most recent theatre work was "The Cosmonaut's Last Message" at the La Jolla Playhouse, and the highly acclaimed "The Waiting Room" at The Mark Taper Forum.
TV Recurring RolesEdit
|TV Show||Character||No. of Episodes||Year(s)|
|Psych||Woody the Coroner||20||2009-2013|
|The Good Wife||Judge Peter Dunaway||3||2011-2012|
|Better with You||Joel Putney||22||2010-2011|
|Desperate Housewives||Detective Barton||5||2005-2006|
|Boston Legal||Reverend Donald Diddum||3||2005|
|The West Wing||SitRoom Civilian Advisor||7||2009-2010|
|That’s My Bush!||Karl Rove||8||2001|
|Chicago Hope||Artie Lomax||2||1998-1999|
TV Guest RolesEdit
|Drop Dead Diva||Henry Bingum||Senti-Mental Journey||2010|
|Men of a Certain Age||Scrapulla Manager||Back in the Sh*t||2010|
|Eli Stone||Doug Stemple||Tailspin||2009|
|Grey’s Anatomy||Jerry||Physical Attraction… Chemical Reaction||2007|
|Shark||Ben Bentley||For Whom the Skel Rolls||2007|
|Ugly Betty||Mr. Tanen||How Betty Got Her Grieve Back||2007|
|My Name Is Earl||Mr. Baldwyn||G.E.D.||2010|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sheriff Ned Bastille||Ending Happy||2007|
|Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Ted Atkins||Monday||2007|
|The 4400||Keane Driscoll||Graduation Day||2006|
|Yes, Dear||Doctor||Jimmy Has Changed||2005|
|Charmed||John Norman||Carpe Demon||2005|
|House M.D.||Mark Adams||Poison||2005|
|Monk||Dennis Gammill||Mr. Monk and the Very Very Old Man||2003|
|Judging Amy||Leonard Zook||Maxine Interrupted||2003|
|The Guardian||Frank DeScala||Understand Your Man||2003|
|Felicity||Paul Korsikoff||Back to the Future||2002|
|Boston Public||Ken Thomas||Chapter Thirty-Five||2002|
|Malcolm in the Middle||Mr. Young||Hal Quits||2001|
|The Practice||Mr. Lawrence||Target Practice||1999|
|Dharma & Greg||David Saunders||The House That Dharma Built||1998|
|Murder, She Wrote||Sheriff Milo Pike||A Quaking in Aspen||1995|
|Ellen||Dr. Collins||The Refrigerator||1994|
|Cagney & Lacey||Lorca||Waste Deep||1987|
|Knight Rider||Cameraman||Speed Demons||1984|
Motion Pictures & Indie FilmsEdit
|The Frozen Ground||D.A. Pat Clives||2013||Motion Picture (completed)|
|The Silent Thief||Howard Henderson||2012||Independent Film|
|Midnight in Paris||John||2011||Motion Picture|
|The Prankster||Dean Pecarino||2010||Independent Film|
|BoyBand||Earl Roberts||2010||Independent Film|
|Major Movie Star||Cousin Barry||2008||Motion Picture|
|Superhero Movie||Bank Loan Officer||2008||Motion Picture|
|Mr. Woodcock||Councilman Luke||2007||Motion Picture|
|The Pursuit of Happiness||Walter Ribbon||2006||Motion Picture|
|The Civilization of Maxwell Bright||Berdette||2005||Independent Film|
|Don't Come Knocking||Mr. Daily||2005||Independent Film|
|Ray||Sam Clark||2004||Motion Picture|
|Anger Management||Frank Head||2003||Motion Picture|
|Auto Focus||Werner Klemperer||2002||Motion Picture|
|The New Guy||Mr. Udine||2002||Independent Film|
|Joshua||Father Pat Hayes||2002||Independent Film|
|Scary Movie||The Sheriff||2003||Motion Picture|
|Pushing Tin||Ed Clabes||1999||Motion Picture|
|The Fan||Bernie||1996||Motion Picture|
|French Exit||Stubin||1995||Independent Film|
|Stuart Saves His Family||Von Arks||1995||Independent Film|
|Calendar Girl||Arturo Gallo||1993||Motion Picture|
|Wayne's World||Russell Finley||1992||Motion Picture|
|Ghostbusters II||Jack Hardemeyer||1989||Motion Picture|
TV Movies & Short FilmsEdit
|Mr. Payback||Bennett||2013||Short Film|
|Family Trap||Steve||2012||TV Movie|
|Love and Germophobia'||Dr. Robinson||2012||Short Film|
|Legally Mad||Lou Peable||2010||TV Movie|
|Arrow Heads||Wally||2009||Short Film|
|Van Wilder: Freshman Year||Dean Charles Reardon||2009||Video|
|I'm Not Gay||DA||2005||Short Film|
|Joint Custody||Unknown Character||2005||TV Movie|
|Live from Baghdad||Inky||2002||TV Movie|
|Porn 'n Chicken||Dean Widehead||2002||TV Movie|
|Angels in the Infield||Simon||2000||TV Movie|
|The Beach Boys: An American Family||Mike Love's Dad||2000||TV Movie|
|The Jack Bull||Conrad||1999||TV Movie|
|Principal Takes a Holiday||Principal Frank Hockenberry||1998||TV Movie|
|Twisted Desire||Detective Becker||1996||TV Movie|
|Virus||Dr. Williams||1995||TV Movie|
|Stormy Weathers||Ernie Horshack||1992||TV Movie|
- He stands at 6 feet 7 inches tall.
- His father-in-law is famous UK writer Tony Hendra.
- He has often been noted for his resemblance to Hogan's Heroes (1995) star Werner Klemperer. He even played Klemperer in the film Auto Focus (2002).
- The role of Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day was originally written for Kurt by his good friend Harold Ramis.
- He was the runner-up to play the character The Doctor in Star Trek: Voyager (1995), but the role went to Robert Picardo.
- Kurt has appeared alongside Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn in some of his Filmography credits.