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Kevin Nealon in 2006
Kevin Nealon in 2006

Kevin Nealon (born November 18, 1953 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American comedian and actor best known for the characters he played on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, and his role on the series Weeds. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Bridgeport” redirects here. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American television series. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Weeds is an American dark comedy television series. ...


Early career

Nealon graduated from Notre Dame Fairfield in 1971 and then graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing from Sacred Heart University, and worked in a variety of part-time jobs while doing stand-up comedy. He debuted on network television doing a stand-up routine for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1984. In 1986, Saturday Night Live recruited his friend Dana Carvey, and Carvey in turn recommended Nealon. Both joined the cast that year, and Nealon became a full-time performer in the 1987-1988 season, and remained for nine seasons. For other degrees, see Academic degree. ... Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, offers more than 50 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. ... Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience, with the absence of the theatrical fourth wall. ... The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show during the years that Johnny Carson hosted. ... Dana Thomas Carvey (born April 2, 1955, in Missoula, Montana) is an American actor and comedian best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the spin-off movie Waynes World. ...

Nealon was also a member of the Connecticut Yankees RFC based in Norwalk, CT. The Connecticut Yankees Rugby Football Club is a division 1 mens rugby club based in Norwalk, Connecticut. ...

Film and television roles

Nealon's SNL characters include Mr. Subliminal (or Subliminal Message Man), "Franz" (of Hans and Franz) along with Dana Carvey, Mr. No Depth Perception, the anchor of Weekend Update (where his catchphrase was "That's news to me"), and many others. Nealon imbued all these characters with a characteristic deadpan delivery. Weekend Update has been a platform for Saturday Night Live characters to grow and gain popularity ever since Gilda Radner used it to create Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseannadanna. ... Hans and Franz was a recurring sketch on the television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live that featured Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey. ... Dana Thomas Carvey (born April 2, 1955, in Missoula, Montana) is an American actor and comedian best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the spin-off movie Waynes World. ... Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch which comments on and parodies current events. ... Deadpan is a form of comedic delivery in which humour is presented without exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression. ...

In 1991, he starred in the holiday movie, All I Want for Christmas. More recently Nealon has appeared in the movies Happy Gilmore, Anger Management, Little Nicky, Daddy Day Care, Good Boy! and Grandma's Boy. All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 comedy movie that stars Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch and Ethan Randall. ... Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen, Allen Covert, Frances Bay and Christopher McDonald. ... Anger Management is a 2003 comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson which was directed by Peter Segal and written by David S Dorfman. ... Little Nicky (2000) is a comedy film written, produced and starring Adam Sandler, Rhys Ifans, Tom Tiny Lister, Jr. ... Daddy Day Care is a 2003 comedy film, starring Eddie Murphy. ... Good Boy! movie cover Good Boy! was a moderately successful movie produced by Jim Henson Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, starring talking alien dogs. ... Grandmas Boy is an American comedy film produced by Adam Sandlers production company Happy Madison in 2006. ...

In Fall 2005 he appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he played himself (Season 5, Episode 4). Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy series (though not in the traditional sitcom format) starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David as himself. ...

Nealon had a recurring television role on the 2002-06 CBS comedy Still Standing playing Ted Halverson, the Millers' competitive and religious neighbor. For the song by The Rasmus, see Still Standing (song). ...

He has also appeared as a patient in a mental institution on the first season of Monk. Monk is an Emmy Award winning television show about the private detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub), afflicted by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and multiple phobias. ...

"Deja Vu" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 9 July 1999, during the fifth season. Nealon played Dr. Mark Crest.

On a 1985 syndicated episode of the game show Sale of the Century, a relatively unknown Nealon is spotted as one of the friends congratulating and celebrating with champion Tim Holleran, who won everything on stage to win $166,875, including $90,000 in cash. Countries which have their own version Sale of the Century is an international television game show format that has screened in several countries in various incarnations since 1969. ...


On February 22nd 2006, Nealon [1] contributed a story to the New York Times about being wiretapped by Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who has been indicted on racketeering and conspiracy charges. Telephone tapping (or wire tapping/wiretapping in the US) is the monitoring of telephone and Internet conversations by a third party, often by covert means. ... ... A private investigator, private detective, PI, or private eye, is a person who undertakes investigations, usually for a private citizen or some other entity not involved with a government or police organization. ... Anthony Pellicano (born March 22, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is a former high-profile Los Angeles private investigator who recently served a sentence in federal prison for illegal possession of explosives, and who was arrested on February 4, 2006, on unlawful wiretapping and racketeering charges. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ...

It was also revealed in a separate court case on February 27, 2006, that investigators working for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus may also have targeted Nealon for wiretapping [2]. Ringling Bros. ...

Personal life

Nealon is married to actress Susan Yeagley. Yeagley gave birth to their first child, son Gable Ness Nealon, on Monday, January 29, 2007 in Santa Monica, California[3]. Susan Melinda Yeagley (born on 27 February 1975 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) is an American actress. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

Nealon is an old boy for Connecticut Yankees RFC. The Connecticut Yankees Rugby Football Club is a division 1 mens rugby club based in Norwalk, Connecticut. ...

Animal rights support

Nealon and his ex-wife Linda Dupree (who played one of the mud wrestlers fighting John Candy in Stripes), had been active in the animal rights movement, supporting fund-raising events for the Amanda Foundation, the Washington Wildlife Protection Association, The Ark Trust's Genesis Awards and also Meat Out. John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ... A stripe may be one of a pattern of areas created by a family of parallel lines, as on the flag of the United States, also known as the stars and stripes in a candy-stripe pattern, on a diagonal and twisted round a cylinder, as for a candy cane... For the album by Moby, see Animal Rights (album). ...

He is a vegan and lives in the Los Angeles area. Hens kept in cramped conditions — the avoidance of animal suffering is the primary motivation of people who become vegans A vegan is a person who avoids the ingestion or use of animal products. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


  1. ^ nytimes.com
  2. ^ washingtonpost.com
  3. ^ people.com

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Preceded by
Dennis Miller
Weekend Update
Succeeded by
Norm MacDonald

  Results from FactBites:
Central High School - Kevin Nealon (285 words)
Kevin Nealon, with his dry wit and popular characters a mainstay of Saturday Night Live for his enduring, record-setting nine-year stint (1986-1995) on the equally enduring late-night comedy television staple.
Nealon holds the record for longest-running cast member to appear in consecutive seasons in the show's long-running existence.
Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT, Nealon took interest in sports and art in high school, gaining early attention as a performer in numerous local garage bands.
Kevin Nealon - Biography - Moviefone (361 words)
Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT, Nealon took interest in sports and art in high school, gaining early attention as a performer in numerous local garage bands.
Joining the cast of Champs that same year proved a disappointment as the show was canceled after less than one season, but Nealon persisted and has since gone on to appear in several of his SNL cast mates' features including Adam Sandler's Little Nicky (2000) and David Spade's Joe Dirt (2001).
In addition to his comedy career, Nealon is a dedicated and outspoken champion of animal rights through his association with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
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