Date Of Birth

September 25, 1971


Comedian and actor Brian James “B Dawg” Dunkleman was born September 25, 1972 in Ellicottville, New York.  He is the tenth child of Les and Jane Dunkleman.  He started performing stand-up comedy in 1992 and won the Buffalo’s Funniest New Comedian contest.  Shortly after, he went to Aspen and performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival organized by HBO.

Soon enough, Brian invaded the television scene.  He was a guest on shows Very Funny at Laugh Factory, Late Friday and Talk Show with Spike Feresten to name a few.

Brian Dunkleman appeared on Ghost Whisperer , NYPD Blue, The Hughleys, That 70’s Show and Friends .  His other TV credits include acting on G vs E, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Darma & Greg and Two Guys and a Girl.

He also lent his voice for characters Buck Owens on Family Guy and Sanford on 3 South.  He did voice-overs for shows The Proud Family and American Idol Rewind.  Comedy Central created a version of him on the season finale of Drawn Together .

Brian hosted Miss Match and co-hosted the first season of FOX’s American Idol alongside Ryan Seacrest .  He is also a regular host of Fremantle Media’s Family Feud Live in Las Vegas and in Atlantic City.

Brian Dunkleman made his big screen debut in the independent film Comedy Hell, which also starred Eric Roberts.

Brian Dunkleman is one of the new participants on VH1’s reality TV series Celebrity Fit Club : Boot Camp.  The show divides the eight contestants into two groups and the teams are given several physical challenges every week.  Cast members are also weighed regularly to see if they achieved their target goal weights.  A team composed of a nutritionist, a psychologist and a physical trainer oversees the participants.

(Photo courtesy of VH1)

Place of Birth

Ellicottville, Buffalo, New York

Birth Name

Brian James Dunkleman




2009: My Name Is Earl (TV series) – Himself
2008: Celebrity Fit Club (TV series) – Himself
2007: Las Vegas (TV series) – Sammy Marvin
2006: Comedy Hell – David Silverstein
2006: Ghost Whisperer (TV series) – Jenson
2006: Naruto (TV series) – Ruiga
2006: Courting Alex (TV series) – TV Announcer
2004: Fellowship 9/11 (short) – Sam
2004: NYPD Blue (TV series) – Lonnie Cutler
2003: Miss Match (TV series) – TV Host
2002: 3-South (TV series) – Sanford
2002: Following Tildy (short) – Griffin Mack
2001: Family Guy (TV series) – Buck Owens
2001: The Hughleys (TV series) – Dealer
2001: That ’70s Show (TV series) – Waiter
2000: Friends (TV series) – The Customer
2000: Good vs Evil (TV series) – Security Guard
1999: 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV series) – Pizza Guy
1998-1999: Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV series) – Chess fan/Customer/Pizza delivery guy
1999: Dharma & Greg (TV series) – Salesperson