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David Herman

David Herman (born February 20, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and voice actor best known as an original cast member of MADtv and for his role as Michael Bolton in Office Space. He is also known for his voice roles on television programs such as Futurama, Brickleberry, Bob's Burgers, and King of the Hill.

Early life

Herman was born in New York City and raised in Washington Heights. He graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in 1987, then attended the acting program at SUNY Purchase. Herman appeared in the films Born on the Fourth of July, Lost Angels, and Let It Be Me; but he is probably best known for his role as Michael Bolton in Mike Judge's Office Space. Earlier, Herman had joined the cast of John Leguizamo's House of Buggin' in 1994; however, that show was short-lived. When Fox decided to mount a sketch comedy show to replace House of Buggin', Herman was kept on as an original MADtv cast member.



Herman was one of nine original cast members of MADtv when the series debuted in 1995. Unlike the other original repertory and featured players, he was one of the few cast members who came to the show with an established acting career. Herman's MADtv characters included Mike Lawson (Incredible Findings), Generation X anchorman Marsh (X News), and concerned father Joel Linder. Former cast-mate Artie Lange referred to Herman as "a brilliant, talented actor" and called him "one of my best friends in show business."

Herman lampooned celebrities and famous figures such as Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Joel Schumacher, Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek, Brent Spiner, Pauly Shore, Bill Clinton, Patrick Stewart, Larry King, John Ritter (as Jack Tripper from Three's Company), Bob Dole, Larry Flynt, David Duchovny, Nicolas Cage, Robert Shapiro, Tim Allen, and Kenny Kingston.

Herman was a repertory performer on the show for two and a half seasons. He left MADtv in the middle of the show's third season (1997–98) to pursue a movie career and other projects.

Other television projects

Herman's television credits include guest-starring on the WB's Angel and Fox's action drama 24.

Film projects

Although he is primarily a television actor, Herman has appeared in several films including Dude, Where's My Car? and Fun with Dick and Jane. Herman had a prominent role in the 1999 comedy Office Space, where he played a gangsta rap-loving nerd unfortunately named Michael Bolton who must endure questions about his relationship to the famous singer. In 2006, he appeared in another Mike Judge film, Idiocracy.

Voice acting

Herman is also known for his work as a voice actor in cartoons and video games, notably in Futurama, where he provides the voices of many recurring characters (including Scruffy the Janitor, Roberto the psycho robot, Mayor Poopenmeyer, and Professor Farnsworth's rival Ogden Wernstrom), and King of the Hill, for which he voiced Anthony "Twig Boy" Page (the social worker from the pilot episode who accused Hank of beating his son and from season two's "Junkie Business", where he forces Strickland Propane to hire a drug addict who has his addiction listed as a disability), Hank's childhood friend, Eustace, and other incidental characters. His other voice work includes Family Guy, American Dad!, Father of the Pride (in which he voices Roy Horn), and the Jak and Daxter video game series. He starred as Ubuntu Goode (and other supporting voices) in The Goode Family. Recently, he has been providing voices in Fox's Bob's Burgers and most recently, Herman has starred in the Comedy Central series Brickleberry as self-absorbed park ranger Steve Williams.



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Lost Angels Carlo
1989 Born on the Fourth of July VA in Hospital
1997 Kirk and Kerry Dave Short film
1998 Gunshy Dan
1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer Guard Shack Elf Voice
1999 Office Space Michael Bolton
2000 Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth Mr. Lowelle Buchanan
2000 Dude, Where's My Car? Nelson
2000 Table One Norman
2000 Monsignor Martinez John Smith
2003 Life on Parole Dave TV movie
2005 The Lather Effect Corey
2005 Kicking & Screaming Referee
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Angry Caller Voice only
2006 Idiocracy Secretary of State
2007 Bee Movie Buzz
Bob Rumble
2007 Futurama: Bender's Big Score Nudar
Scruffy the Janitor
Turanga Morris
Nude Bartender
Additional voices
2008 Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs Dr. Ogden Wernstrom
Mayor Poopenmeyer
Warden Vogel
Three-Eyed Zebra
Additional Voices
2008 Futurama: Bender's Game Larry/Larius
Turanga Morris
Scruffy the Janitor
Dr. Ogden Wernstrom
Roberto/King Roberto
Additional voices
2009 Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder Number 9 Man
Scruffy the Janitor
Additional voices
2013 Bad Milo Ralph Voice


Year Title Role Notes
1995 House of Buggin' Various characters Sketch comedy
Series regular
1995–1997 MADtv Various characters Sketch comedy
Series regular (Seasons 1-3)
1997–2010 King of the Hill Buckley
Anthony Page
Jimmy Witchert
Additional voices
Futurama Scruffy the Janitor
Various characters
Series regular
2000 Angel David Nabbit Episodes: "War Zone", "To Shanshu in L.A", and "First Impressions"
2001 Primetime Glick Various characters
2004 24 Dalton Furrelle Episodes: "Day 3: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m." and "Day 3: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m"
2004 Grounded for Life Dave
J.J. Bodybuddy
2 episodes
2004 Father of the Pride Roy Voice
Main role
American Dad! Arboreus
Mr. Aids
Additional voices
2006 Ergo Proxy Dog Cop #3 Voice
Episode: "Shôjo sumairu"
2008 Moral Orel Coach Stopframe
Principal Fakey
Additional voices
2008 The Drinky Crow Show Uncle Gabby
The Captain
Main role
2009 The Goode Family Ubuntu Goode Voice
Main role
2011–present Bob's Burgers Mr. Frond
Additional voices
Recurring role
2011 Eric Kaplan's Sketch World Additional Characters Voice
2011 Beavis and Butt-head Additional voices Voice
2012 Family Guy David Strathairn Voice
Episode: "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream"
2012–2015 Brickleberry Steve Williams
Additional voices
Main role
2014–present TripTank Various characters Voice
Sketch comedy
2014 The Simpsons Scruffy the Janitor Voice
Episode: "Simpsorama"
2015 Ridin' with Burgess Duzenthal, Narrator Voice

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Sculptor
Boggy Billy
2003 Futurama Larry
Ra-Ra the Sun King
Additional voices
2003 Jak II Erol
Agent 2
Krimzon Guards
2004 Jak 3 Erol
Male Citizens
2005 Jak X: Combat Racing Razer
2006 Daxter Ximon
Krimzon Guard


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Zombie College Scott Voice
Main role
Web series

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