Brian Posehn
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Brian Posehn is a multifaceted American entertainer. He is an actor, a writer, musician, and stand-up comic. As an actor, Brian is popular for playing the role of Kevin Liotta on Just Shoot Me! (1999-2003). He later gathered more popularity for portraying Brian Spukowski on The Sarah Silverman Program (2007–2010). More recently, Posehn appeared on Netflix’s Lady Dynamite, You’re The Worst on FX, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and Fox’s New Girl. In all, he has featured in over a hundred screen works.

Brian Posehn is also a podcast host, known for hosting the Nerd Poker weekly show since 2012. As for music, he is most popular for his single, “Metal by the Numbers”. Moreover, behind Posehn’s professional life are his family and other interesting things about him.

Brian Posehn’s Bio

He was born on 6th July 1966 as Brian Edmund Posehn, and grew up in the same town where he was born – Sacramento in California. Posehn is of mixed descent of German and Irish.

Brian finished from the Sonoma Valley High School in 1984 before attending the California State University, Sacramento.


Brian Posehn began professional acting in 1994. He initially started with guest roles in television series, making his debut in an episode of the last season of Empty Nest (1988-1995). Following this, Brian also played a variety of roles on the HBO sketch comedy series, Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995-1998). He later played two different guest roles in Newsradio (1995-1999). He then appeared in two episodes of Ray Romano’s comedy show, Everybody Loves Raymond, in 1997 and 2001 respectively. Brian subsequently made his movie debut as a minor character in the 1998 movie, The Wedding Singer.

Posehn later played the recurring role of Kevin Liotta in Just Shoot Me! (1999-2003). From 2003 to 2009, he portrayed a mortician in Reno 911!. He also appeared in The Comedians of Comedy documentary in 2005. The same year, he portrayed the character of Jimmy in the horror movie, The Devil Rejects, followed by the role of Randy in Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006). He also released his first comedy (musical) album, Live In: Nerd Rage same year.

In 2007, Brian guest-starred in NBC’s improvisational series, Thank God You’re Here. He also featured in several movies and TV shows the same year including Smiley FaceUndead or Alive and subsequently, Human Giant (2007-2008), and The Sarah Silverman Program (2007-2010). In 2010, Posehn came out with his second comedy (non-musical) album, Fart And Wiener Jokes. He also appeared on Sym-Bionic Titan (2010-2011). Brian Posehn later featured on Anger Management from 2012 to 2013 before releasing his third comedy collection titled The Fartist in 2013. Between 2013 and 2018, he played the role of Bert Kibbler in The Big Bang Theory.

In addition to his onscreen appearances, Brian Posehn has also provided voices for characters in a number of TV shows including playing Jim’s voice in Mission Hill (1999-2002), Swanson’s in 3 South (2002-’06), Gibbons’ in Tom Goes To School (2005-’08), Crocco’s in Out of Jimmy’s Head (2007-2008), and many more.

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Posehn has as well co-written some screen works such as the “Cahill” episode of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, “Wowschwitz” episode of The Sarah Silverman Program, among many others. He also co-wrote The Last Christmas, a comic book, published in 2006. Brian has numerous other books (mostly comics) to his credit, including a memoir titled Forever Nerdy: Living My Dorky Dreams and Staying Metal which he published in 2018.

His Family – Wife And Son

Brian Posehn
Posehn with his son at the world premiere of Disney movie, The Muppets in 2011. image source

Brian Posehn’s wife is Melanie Truhett. The two got married on the 4th of September, 2004. Melanie also runs a career in entertainment and showbiz, working as a film producer and manager. Just like Brian, she is also a die-hard fan of Heavy Metal. The couple has a son together.

Height: How Tall Is Brian Posehn?

Brian Posehn has got a quite intimidating height. He stands at 2 meters which is approximately 6.6 feet. The actor’s weight has been also been listed as approximately 161 kg. Other notable physical features include his full beard, mustache, and partly bald head.

How Much Is His Net Worth?

Brian Posehn is worth $3 million by estimation. He builds his worth mainly from his entertainment career, including his acting roles, stand-ups, comedy/music albums and writing credits. Considering the fact that Brian is still active in the entertainment industry, that amount is expected to go up in the future.

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Other Facts About Brian Posehn

• Growing up, Brian’s stature made him feel very awkward among his peers, but he later leveraged on it to build a successful entertainment career. He has since accepted his personality the way it is, and proudly refers to himself as a nerd.

• Brian Posehn used to be a cannabis/marijuana user. He, however, quit the habit in 2011 following the birth of his son. After his son’s arrival, Brian could no longer smoke weed inside the house; he did it outside which he said made the ritual lose its charm, causing him to finally give up the habit entirely.

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• Brian is very active on Twitter; he uses the platform to keep his fans updated with the latest news and updates on his career and other important activities.

• In the course of his multi-decade career, Posehn has toured a great number of American states and cities.

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