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Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1971

Brian Dunkleman is an American actor, comedian, and television personality. He is best known for co-hosting the first season of the reality television series American Idol with Ryan Seacrest.

Dunkleman was born in Rochester, New York, on August 22, 1974. He is the son of Barbara (née Hirsch) and Kenneth Dunkleman. His father was an insurance salesman and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older sisters, Karen and Amy.

Dunkleman attended Gates Chili High School, where he was a member of the drama club. He then studied acting at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Dunkleman’s acting career began in the early 2000s. He had guest roles on television shows such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The King of Queens, and Yes, Dear. In 2002, he co-starred in the short-lived sitcom That ’80s Show.

In 2002, Dunkleman was selected to co-host the first season of American Idol with Ryan Seacrest. He left the show after one season and was replaced by Seacrest for the remainder of the series.

After American Idol, Dunkleman had guest roles on television shows such as CSI: Miami and Without a Trace. He also appeared in the films Slackers (2002) and Kicking & Screaming (2005).

In 2006, Dunkleman co-hosted the Fox reality television series Skating with Celebrities. The following year, he hosted the game show Your Big Break.

From 2008 to 2009, Dunkleman was a regular panelist on the G4 television series Attack of the Show!.

In 2010, Dunkleman co-hosted the short-lived reality television series The Ex-Wives Club with Marla Maples.

Dunkleman has also worked as a stand-up comedian. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Last Comic Standing.

Dunkleman has been married twice. His first marriage was to Angela Maurer, with whom he has two sons, Jackson and Dylan. His second marriage is to Kristin Olsen, with whom he has a daughter, Harper.

Dunkleman has a net worth of $4 million.

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Full NameBrian Dunkleman
Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1971
ProfessionPresenter, Comedian, Actor


TV ShowsAmerican Idol, Celebrity Fit Club, 3 South

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Sky Ball League2011TV SeriesHost
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival2011TV Series
Las Vegas2007TV SeriesSammy Marvin
Ghost Whisperer2006TV SeriesJenson
Comedy Hell2006David Silverstein
Naruto2006TV SeriesRuiga
Courting Alex2006TV SeriesTV Announcer
Fellowship 9/112004ShortSam
The Fairly OddParents2001-2004TV SeriesThe April Fool April Fool
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesLonnie Cutler
Miss Match2003TV SeriesTV Host
Following Tildy2002ShortGriffin Mack
3-South2002TV SeriesSanford Reilly / Sanford
Family Guy2001TV SeriesBuck Owens
The Hughleys2001TV SeriesDealer
That '70s Show2001TV SeriesWaiter
Friends2000TV SeriesThe Customer
Good vs Evil2000TV SeriesSecurity Guard
3rd Rock from the Sun1999TV SeriesPizza Guy
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1998-1999TV SeriesPizza delivery guy / Pizza Place Chess Fan / Customer
Jack & Jill1999TV SeriesBurping Guy
Dharma & Greg1999TV SeriesSalesperson


Quest for Truth2015TV Movie completedHimself
American Idol2002-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2013TV SeriesHimself
My Name Is Earl2009TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Fit Club2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
America's Next Producer2007TV SeriesHimself
American Idol Rewind2006TV SeriesHimself - Host (2006) (voice)
Inside Edition2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Paine Management2005TV MovieHimself
The Proud Family2003TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2002TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002TV SeriesHimself
Late Friday2001TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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