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Overview (2)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kurt Fuller was fortunate to launch his career with the movies "Ghostbusters 2" and "Wayne's World". This led to a role in "Anger Management" with Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler and the opportunity to be part of the all-star cast of Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris". Others may know him best as the wacky sheriff who likes to pose in his speedos in "Scary Movie " or the beloved coroner Woody in the long running series "Psych".

Born in San Francisco and raised in the agricultural heartland of California's San Joaquin Valley, Fuller 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 into the back seat of a Dodge Dart (including a king size 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 in Steven Berkhoff's explosively successful "Kvetch", earning rave reviews on both coasts.

Fuller has gone on to have a very successful career, working with some of Hollywood's best directors, including David O. Russell, Tony Scott, Harold Ramis, and Ivan Reitman, among others. His numerous film credits include "Auto Focus," "Ray," "Pushing Tin," "The Jack Bull," "Ghostbusters 2," "Mr. Woodcock," "Nailed" and "The Pursuit of Happyness."

His television credits include "The Good Wife" "CSI,"The Good Fight," on CBS All Access, "Ugly Betty," "Men Of A Certain Age," "Grey's Anatomy," "House," "My Name Is Earl," "Monk" "Manhattan Love Story," "Us & Them," "Better with You," "The Big Day," "That's My Bush," "Parenthood," "Scandal," "Psych," "Supernatural," "Desperate Housewives," "Boston Legal," "Law & Order: SVU," "Drop Dead Diva" and "Alias."

Kurt still returns to the stage occasionally, most recently in the acclaimed "Greedy" for Red Dog squadron. He's also worked at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Mark Taper Forum.

He is married to Jessica Hendra, a published author. They have two daughters, Julia and Charlotte. His birthday is September 16. Follow him on Twitter @TheRealKurtFuller.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rmconard

Spouse (1)

Jessica Hendra (24 December 1993 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (6)

With his wife Jessica Hendra, father of Julia (1998) and Charlotte (2001). Son-in-law of Tony Hendra.
He has often been noted for his resemblance to Hogan's Heroes (1965) star Werner Klemperer. He even played Klemperer in the film Auto Focus (2002).
Graduate of Lincoln High School in Stockton, California.
The role of Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day (1993) was originally written for Fuller 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.
Appearing as "Kaiser Wilhelm II" (aka The Kaiser) in David Rock's play "Grand Delusion" with Xander Berkeley and Amanda Detmer. [November 2007]

Personal Quotes (1)

(on No Holds Barred) An early job, and I still knew nothing about acting. I was a terrible actor, and that's why I got the job: I would allow myself to be so bad that I lowered and got down to WWF standards. I'm sort of this insane Donald Trump-like head of the network, and I was working with Hulk Hogan. I have nothing bad to say about Hulk Hogan. In fact, compared to what I have seen in the press and all the high jinks of his life, I didn't see any of that coming, man. He was just a businessman who worked out, you know?

But there was a scene where I offer him money to go to my network, and he's supposed to shove a check down my throat, and his line is, 'I won't be around when this check clears.' But nobody told him that, on movies, you fake it. In wrestling, they really do a lot of the stuff. But he shoved a check down... my... throat. And I couldn't stop him. I literally thought I was going to die. We finished the scene, and I coughed it up, and he said [Does a spot-on Hulk Hogan impression.] 'Oh, sorry, brother, I didn't know we were supposed to fake it!'

At one point I said to the director, 'You know, I'm being really loud. Is this too big?' And he said, 'Kurt, you're standing next to a guy who's 6-foot-9 and wearing red spandex. You can't be too big.' I said, 'Well, I guess you're right.' But he was wrong: you could be too big, and I was! You know, there are some things you can't unsee, and there are some movies you can't get off IMDB no matter how hard you try. That's all I'm going to say.

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