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FactSon of Hal Overton and Nancy Overton.

Rick Overton is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He was born on December 1, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Ruth (née Cohen) and Robert Overton. He has two sisters, Mindy and Bonnie. He was raised in West Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Hall High School in 1972. He attended the University of Hartford.

Overton began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1980s. He has appeared in numerous television shows and films, including Cheers, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Groundhog Day, and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. He has also written for television shows such as Married… with Children and The Simpsons.

Overton is married to actress Paula Poundstone. They have two children together, Thomas and Olivia.

As of 2020, Overton’s net worth is $3 million.

General Info

Full NameRick Overton
Height1.93 m
ProfessionComedian, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
EducationDwight Morrow High School


ParentsHall Overton, Nancy Overton
SiblingsSteven Overton


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series
NominationsWGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series - Television
MoviesGroundhog Day, A Haunted House 2, Eight Legged Freaks, Willow, Blind Fury, Dinner for Schmucks, Bad Teacher, Earth Girls Are Easy, Gung Ho, Beverly Hills Cop, The Astronaut Farmer, A Plumm Summer, Fat Albert, Cloverfield, Such Good People, A Fork in the Road, Northfork, Modern Girls, The Rocketeer, ...
TV ShowsMy Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, The Edge, Babes, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures

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1Is an expert on firearms, especially handguns yet is pro background check legislation.
2Currently the head writer on the Dennis Miller Live (1994) show on HBO. Pursuing various roles on several TV series. Performing on the road at major comedy clubs. [2000]
3Son of Hal Overton and Nancy Overton.
4Avid motorcyclist for 20 years, performs at many charity rides including the annual Muscular Dystrophy ride, the Love Ride. Major hobby is model-building, with a twist: he creates his own designs, using parts from various model kits and often household items as well. Has won awards at Sci-Fi conventions.




Literally Right Before Aaron2017post-productionDean
Dave Made a Maze2017post-productionHobo
Electives2017TV Series post-productionMr. Boyle
Looking Forward: 20162017filmingTom Chance
Radio Gods2016TV Series post-productionRyan
Dark Seduction2015completedPunk Ninja
I'm Dying Up Here2017TV SeriesMitch Bombadier
Veep2016TV Series
Grimm2016TV SeriesFelix
The Middle2011-2015TV SeriesObadiah
Blunt Talk2015TV Series
Body High2015Abe
Another Period2015TV SeriesMr. Savoy
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesDr. Sutter
You and Your Fucking Coffee2015TV SeriesRanger
Lethal Seduction2015Deacon Williams
Bones2015TV SeriesMinister
Togetherness2015TV SeriesMiles Kenton
Newsreaders2013-2014TV SeriesProsecutor / Lloyd Free
Muffin Top: A Love Story2014Steve
The Group2014/IShortJosh Altman
Murder in the First2014TV SeriesHoward Toomey
True Blood2014TV SeriesStewart Shelby
Rake2014TV SeriesProsecutor
Such Good People2014Sidney Talmadge
A Haunted House 22014Professor Wilde
Archie Black2013Short
Kroll Show2013TV SeriesDrone Captain
Good Job, Thanks!2011-2013TV SeriesStanley Black
In Reality2013TV SeriesBen
The League2012TV SeriesMr. Rosenthal
Meridian2012ShortAlan Greggs
Childrens Hospital2012TV SeriesChairman
Caffeinated with John Fugelsang2012TV SeriesProfessor Edwin Snelt
The Seven Year Hitch2012TV MovieDr. Green
The Penis Files2012ShortRussian Grad Student at Harvard
Dark Wall2012TV SeriesPhil Leaperman
Noobz2012Martin Wilson
COPS: Skyrim2012TV SeriesArgonian Gang Leader (2012)
BlackBoxTV2012TV SeriesFrank
Last Man Standing2012TV SeriesTed Dryer
The Babymakers2012Officer Raspler
Chaos2011TV SeriesOperative Blanke Alan Blanke
Bad Teacher2011Philip
Dingleberry the Cat Sitcom2011TV SeriesHans Squerllenbruger (voice)
InSight2011Det. Gehrke
Just Married2010ShortTax Preparer
True Jackson, VP2010TV Series
The Office2009-2010TV SeriesMr. Beesly
Dinner for Schmucks2010Chuck - Beard Champion
Better People2010TV MovieHarry
General Hospital2010TV SeriesRobaire
The Iceman Chronicles2010TV SeriesChief Winston Fairchild
Jelly2010Tad Wasserstein
Take 22: Behind the Scenes of Sequestered2010VideoMiles
A Fork in the Road2009Sheriff Thompson
The Tipping Point2009TV SeriesGuest - Himself (2009)
The Informant!2009Terry Wilson
Leverage2008-2009TV SeriesTaggert FBI Agent Taggert
Year One2009Sodom Officer Rick (uncredited)
The Whole Truth2009Uri Standinoff
Wonder Woman2009VideoSlick (voice)
Turbo Dates2008TV SeriesBill
David v. Goliath: Kucinich Campaign Update2008Video short
So Long Jimmy2008Dimitri Adams
Cloverfield2008Frantic Man
A Plumm Summer2007Agent Brinkman
The Metrosexual2007Meter Maid
Chasing Robert2007Thadeus Wrazinski
Drive2007TV SeriesBank Manager
Pledge This!2006Janitor Jones
The Astronaut Farmer2006Arnold 'Arnie' Millard
The Tripper2006Mayor Hal Burton
Comedy Hell2006Wayne
Saints Row2006Video GameRadio Voice (voice)
The Last Stand2006Redneck Heckler
Rodney2006TV SeriesMax
Billy Schulz2006ShortBilly Schulz
Cloud 92006Buckner
Van Stone: Tour of Duty2006TV MovieGary Seibert's Dad
Blue Sombrero2005General Hard / Fabio / Major Cajones
Fun with Dick and Jane2005Head Shop Clerk
Lost2005TV SeriesMatthew Reed
Popstar2005Mr. Thomas
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction2005Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
Keep Your Distance2005Dr. Floyd Beasley
A Lot Like Love2005Tailor
Family Plan2005TV MovieOwens
Alias2005TV SeriesAlexei Vasilevich
Significant Others2004TV SeriesDarrin
Fat Albert2004Coach Gillespie
My Wife and Kids2004TV SeriesM.C. / Rick
Joan of Arcadia2004TV SeriesBad Stand-Up Comedian God
Taxi2004/IMan at Taxi Convention
Six Feet Under2004TV SeriesThomas Sheedy
Off the Lip2004McReady
Serial Killing 4 Dummys2004Mr. Korn
According to Jim2004TV SeriesRick
Motocross Kids2004Hook
Channel Surfing2004TV Movie voice
NYPD Blue2002TV SeriesRichard Webb
My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star2002TV SeriesDole Greyson
Comic Remix2002TV Series
Eight Legged Freaks2002Deputy Pete Willis
Shoot or Be Shot2002Sasha
Extreme Honor2001Dr. Lumber
Curb Your Enthusiasm2001TV SeriesAngry Gentile
It's Like, You Know...1999-2001TV SeriesEvan / Milosevic
JAG2001TV SeriesWilliam Markey
Rude Awakening2001TV SeriesJoe
Charmed2000TV SeriesTriad Member #3
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne2000TV SeriesCount Gregory
My Giant1998Director
The Angry Beavers1998TV SeriesDiner Owner
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show1998TV SeriesGeorge
Mad About You1998TV SeriesEarl / The Shepherd
Devil in the Flesh1998VideoDr. Milletson
The Wonderful World of Disney1997TV SeriesThe General
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesMr. Molasses
ER1997TV SeriesMr. McNamara
Ned and Stacey1997TV SeriesRod
Clueless1996TV SeriesMr. Dunny
Married with Children1996TV SeriesDr. Fisher
The Single Guy1996TV SeriesCarl Gannon Gannon
Get Serious: Seven Deadly Sins1996TV Mini-Series
Encino Woman1996TV MovieRaji (as Ric Overton)
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1995TV Series
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994-1995TV SeriesVictor
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women1994TV MovieOfficer Brown
The High Crusade1994Sir Roger
Mrs. Doubtfire1993Maitre D'
Seinfeld1993TV SeriesThe Drake
The Edge1992-1993TV SeriesVarious Characters
Groundhog Day1993Ralph
Galaxies Are Colliding1992Rex
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures1992TV SeriesRufus
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures1991TV SeriesRufus
The Rocketeer1991South Seas Patron
Babes1990TV SeriesRonnie Underwood
Ann Jillian1990TV SeriesBarry Sloane
Encyclopedia Brown1989TV SeriesBuddy Claggett
It'z Fritz1989TV Series
Blind Fury1989Tector Pike
A Sinful Life1989Janitor
That's Adequate1989Stand-up Comic
Earth Girls Are Easy1988Dr. Rick
Traxx1988Frank Williams
Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge1987TV MovieAdditional Improviser
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter1987TV SeriesJack / Elvis Lynx / UGLI Agent #1
Million Dollar Mystery1987Stuart Briggs
Amazing Stories1987TV SeriesJohn Aubrey
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986-1987TV SeriesDeeJay / Photographer
Modern Girls1986Marsalis
A Fine Mess1986Companion
Gung Ho1986Googie
Odd Jobs1986Roy
Beverly Hills Cop1984Bonded Warehouse Night Supervisor
Remington Steele1983TV SeriesNew Wave Cop
Airplane II: The Sequel1982Clerk
Young Doctors in Love1982Dr. Thurman Flicker
Saturday Night Live1978TV SeriesAudience member


Dennis Miller Live1995-1997TV Series writer - 42 episodes
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter1987TV Series written by - 1 episode
An Evening at the Improv1983TV Series writer - 1 episode

Art Department

Target... Earth?1980Documentary models




The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne2000TV Series creative consultant


Looking for Lenny2011Documentary special thanks
The Biggest Schmucks in the World2011Video short special thanks
Punching the Clown2009special thanks
Bush's Brain2004Documentary special thanks
Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane1996TV Movie documentary special thanks


Late Friday2001TV SeriesHimself
Trekkies1997DocumentaryComedian / Himself
Comic Relief VI1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Comedy: Coast to Coast1994TV MovieHimself
One Night Stand1991TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Willow: The Making of an Adventure1988TV Movie documentaryFranjean
An Evening at the Improv1982-1987TV SeriesComic / Himself
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesHimself
The 6th Annual Young Comedians1981TV SpecialHimself
Target... Earth?1980DocumentaryIno the Computer
IndieStardust2017Documentary announcedHimself
Everybody Has an Andy Dick Story2016TV Movie documentary post-productionHimself
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
#BeRobin the Movie2015DocumentaryHimself
The Hollywood Review2015TV SeriesHimself - Host (2016)
30 Years of Dark Seduction2015Himself
The Night Time Show with Stephen Kramer Glickman2015TV SeriesHimself
Quantum Wisdom2015DocumentaryHimself
That's Racist with Mike Epps2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Panelist
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself - Friend of Robin Williams
Archie Black: The Worst2014DocumentaryHimself
Funny: The Documentary2013DocumentaryHimself
Absolutely Jason Stuart2013TV SeriesHimself
American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny2013DocumentaryGeorge Booth ( Kevin's Father)
Alone Up There2012DocumentaryHimself
Eye on Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Actors Entertainment2011TV SeriesHimself
Looking for Lenny2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bright Day!2010DocumentaryDr. Alex Joyfrem
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2010TV SeriesHimself
This Week in Comedy2010TV SeriesHimself
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
I Am Comic2010DocumentaryHimself
Totally Baked2007Himself - Street Interview
The Ointment2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller2005TV SeriesHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself
Balderdash2004TV SeriesHimself
She Span2002TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentary


Won Awards

1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramDennis Miller Live (1994)

Nominated Awards

1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramDennis Miller Live (1994)
1997WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesDennis Miller Live (1994)

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