Date Of Birth

November 26, 1965


American actor and improviser Scott Adsit was born on November 26, 1965 in Northbrook, Illinois. He got his start in 1994, when he joined the mainstage cast of the Chicago-based comedy troupe The Second City, where he performed in several Jeff Award-winning revues. He started appearing on television in 1996, when he made guest appearances in the television series Early Edition. Two years later, he made his film debut, playing a minor role in the comedy Temporary Girl.

Adsit’s career mostly revolves around television appearances. His early credits include guest roles in Tenacious D, Two Guys and a Girl, Felicity, Dharma and Greg, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Friends, Ally McBeal, Still Standing, Kingpin, Alias and The Drew Carey Show. He was also a guest performer in Mr. Show with Bob and David and Mad TV. He also continued appearing in films, mostly in bit roles; these include Run Ronnie Run, The Italian Job, The Terminal and Kicking and Screaming. His later roles include guest appearances in Monk, Stacked, The Office and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He has also appeared in a sketch for The Colbert Report.

Aside from work as a stand-up comedian and improv teacher, Adsit tends to two major television projects. In 2005, he provided his voice to the Adult Swim animated series Moral Orel, which parodied 1950s-style sitcoms. Despite its strong sexual content and dark humor, the comedy, which he also co-wrote, co-produced and co-directed, attracted significant audiences and ran for three seasons. In 2006, Adsit took on a role in the sitcom 30 Rock. His role as the show-within-a-show’s frequently terrified executive producer Pete Hornberger is often considered the straight man to the other characters, even to his closest colleague and confidant Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), who can flip out when things go horribly wrong.

Place of Birth

Northbrook, Illinois, USA

Birth Name

Scott Adsit



Fun Facts

– For his performance in “Whitewater for Chocolate” at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, he was nominated for a 1994 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Revue.

-He received a nomination for a 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Revue for “Citizen Gates” at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

– In 1997, he won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Revue for “Paradigm Lost” at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.


2009: Screen Actors Guild Awards – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for: “30 Rock”.


2006-2011: 30 Rock (TV series) – Pete Hornberger
2010: An Okay Place To Eat (short) – Hector Spector/Fat Kid
2010: Last Night – Stuart
2010: Delocated (TV series) – Dog Food Executive
2010: Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole (TV series) – Professor Polidori/Various/Frankenstein’s Monster/…
2010: Big Lake (TV series) – John the Baptist
2009: The Informant! – Sid Hulse
2008-2009: Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV series) – Drewbacca/Hoppy Bunny
2009: Life on Mars (TV series) – Dr. Clifford Dorsett
2005-2008: Moral Orel (TV series) – Clay Puppington/Doughy/Various/…
2008: Turnover (short) – Dr. Ruderman
2008: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) – Dwight Lomax
2007: Mr. Woodcock – Cheesy Salesman
2007: Let’s Fish (TV short) – Don
2007: Dante’s Inferno – Judge Minos (voice)
2006: The Colbert Report (TV series) – Admiral Allendorfer
2006: For Your Consideration – First AD
2006: Accepted – Drop-off Dad
2005-2006: Robot Chicken (TV series) – Blue Hungry Hippo/Buddha/Narrator/…
2006: The Office (TV series) – The Photographer
2006: I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With – Big Galoot
2004-2006: Monk (TV series) – Gordo/Medical Examiner
2005: Stacked (TV series) – Ray
2001-2005: Malcolm in the Middle (TV series) – Attorney/Joe
2005: Bad News Bears – Umpire
2005: Kicking & Screaming – Stew
2005: Be Cool – Program Director
2004: Huff (TV series) – Doug Columbo
2004: Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2004 (TV movie) – Colbert’s High School Friend
2004: Admissions – Harvard Interviewer
2004: Without a Paddle – Greasy Man
2004: L.A. Twister – Technician
2004: The Drew Carey Show (TV series) – Mitch
2004: The Terminal – Cab Driver
2004: Charmed (TV series) – Man in Dress
2003: Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2003 (TV movie) – CEO Harold Barbour
2003: Grand Theft Parsons – Music Expert
2003: Alias (TV series) – Pierre Lagravenese
2003: The Man Show (TV series) – Doctor
2003: The Italian Job – Actor Reharsing in Car
2003: CSI: Miami (TV series) – Izzy
2003: Kingpin (TV mini-series) – Male Addict
2003: Melvin Goes to Dinner – Man
2002: Still Standing (TV series) – Mike
2002: Ally McBeal (TV series) – Dr. Ted Slipp
2002: Run Ronnie Run – Police Negotiator
2001: MADtv (TV series) – Stagehand
2001: Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV series) – Joel Reynolds
2001: Dharma & Greg (TV series) – Howard
2001: Lovely & Amazing – Man At Phone
2001: Town & Country – Cab Driver
2001: Friends (TV series) – the Director
2001: TV Funhouse (TV series) – Professor
2000: Felicity (TV series) – Professor Howard Morrison
1999: Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV series) – Kevin
1999: Tenacious D (TV series) – The Writer
1998: Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV series) – Various
1998: Temporary Girl – Seth, the agent
1996-1998: Early Edition (TV series) – Grabowski/Cab Driver