Relatively unknown character actor Kurt Fuller has made a fairly consistent acting career in television and films since the late '80s, mostly playing authority figures. One of his earliest film appearances was as the head television executive in the Hulk Hogan movie No Holds Barred. Mostly working in comedies and dramas, he has also been in action thrillers (Eve of Destruction) and family-oriented adventures (Bingo). He has a lengthy list of television guest star credits, including L.A. Law, Ally McBeal, and The West Wing. In the '90s, he had starring roles in a few short-lived TV series like Capitol News, Timecop, and That's My Bush. After playing Kirk Douglas' son in the comedy Diamonds, he played the adult foil in the teen comedies The New Guy, Scary Movie, and Porn 'n Chicken. In 2002, he played Hogan's Heroes castmember Werner Klemperer in Paul Schrader's Auto Focus; the following year he appeared with Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler in Anger Management. He had a small part in the Oscar winning biopic Ray, as well as the Will Smith hit The Pursuit of Happyness. He played The Dean in 2009's Van Wilder: Freshman Year, and two years later he was part of the ensemble in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.
Biography by Andrea LeVasseur
- Worked for 10 years as a realtor in Los Angeles and performed on stage at night.
- Nervousness caused him to faint in the middle of an acting audition during his early years in L.A.
- His resemblance to Hogan's Heroes star Werner Klemperer helped him land the role of Klemperer in Auto Focus, the 2002 biopic about Bob Crane.
- Has considered his role as Karl Rove in Comedy Central's That's My Bush one of his favorites.
- After being cast in a recurring role on The CW's Supernatural, he continued his small-screen presence with a lead on ABC's sitcom Better With You.
- Has made more than 100 appearances on TV series and in telemovies.