Les and Jane Dunkleman were the proud parents of nine children….and then Brian was born. Due to a desire to have his parents one day address him by the correct name, Brian started doing stand up comedy in 1992. That year he won the “Buffalo’s Funniest New Comedian Contest”. Granted, the contest was voted on by the audience and he brought 50 people with him, but that’s not important….the point is, he never looked back.
Brian has performed on the “Tonight Show”, NBC’s “Late Friday”, and TBS’s ”Very Funny at the Laugh Factory”. He has had roles on “Friends”, “3rd Rock From the Sun”, “That 70’s Show”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “NYPD Blue”, and “Las Vegas”. He was the voice of characters on “Family Guy” and “Proud Family”.
He hosted the first season of “American Idol”, and knowing full well the show would never last, decided to continue to pursue his dream of breaking the record for pilots that never make the air. He recently finished acting in his first feature film “Comedy Hell” with Eric Roberts. Brian can currently be seen on the VH1 show “Celebrity Fit Club”.
He can also be seen doing stand up regularly in Los Angeles at the Laugh Factory and Improv, as well as comedy clubs all over the country. He is also a regular host of “Family Feud Live” in Atlantic City for Fremantle Media. Brian is currently working on raising his profile enough so he can be on the next season of “Dancing with the Stars”.
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