Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique
sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his
nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and has received
critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds. Kevin is currently seen
as one of the stars on the CBS-TV comedy series Man With A Plan.
Weeds, which recently completed its eighth and final season, has been honored
at the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Golden Globes with nominations for “Best Television
Series Comedy or Musical.” In 2007 and 2009, Weeds was nominated for the
Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a
Comedy Series.” In the show, Nealon portrayed a stoned accountant and business
advisor. Kevin recently hosted the AOL series Laugh Lessons With Kevin Nealon.
Nealon’s second standup special for Showtime. “Whelmed...But Not Overly,”
debuted in August, 2012 and is available on DVD.
On the big screen, Kevin starred alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in
Just Go with It, a film about a man who enlists the help of his receptionist and her
kids to land the woman of his dreams. In the film, he portrays one half of a
plastic-surgery-obsessed couple. Just Go with It grossed over $30 million in its
opening weekend and over $214 million worldwide. Kevin also starred recently
with Sandler and Drew Barrymore in Blended.
Nealon also joined Nick Swardson in the comedy Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star.
The film tells the story of a kid from the Midwest who moves out to Hollywood in
order to follow in his parents’ footsteps and become a porn star.
In 2010, Nealon completed work on the film And They’re Off, a comedy centered
around a failed horse trainer who desperately wants to be back in the winner’s
circle. Sean Astin and Martin Mull also star.
Nealon has found great comedic success in his extensive film career. In Anger
Management, he played opposite Jack Nicholson and fellow Saturday Night Live
comedian, Adam Sandler. He and Sandler also teamed up in Blended, Eight Crazy
Nights, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,
the latter of which grossed over $200 million worldwide. In Joe Dirt, Nealon
joined another Saturday Night Live alumnus David Spade. Kevin’s other film
credits include Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy, Good Boy with Molly
Shannon, Roxanne with Steve Martin and the cult hit Grandma’s Boy with Jonah
Hill and Nick Swardson.
Kevin has also stared in the adventure-comedy Aliens in the Attic opposite Tim
Meadows and Ashley Tisdale. He can also be seen alongside Tom Arnold in the
independent feature Remarkable Power, in which Nealon assumes the role of a
late night talk show host who goes to great lengths to bring his cancelled show
back on the air.
Kevin provided the voice for the title role in the Nick At Nite stop-motion
animated series Glenn Martin, DDS. He starred opposite Catherine O’Hara and
Judy Greer in the series that followed the adventures of a traveling dentist and his
As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live
(1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters,
including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s reoccurring role as
an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ helped make the sketch a show staple. In 1988
Kevin earned an Emmy Award nomination as part of the SNL writing team.
Recently, Nealon hosted TBS’s Funniest Commercials of the Year for the fifth time.
This special highlights the most outrageous and ridiculous commercials from
around the world.
In late 2009, Nealon’s first one hour stand up special, “Kevin Nealon: Now Hear
Me Out!” aired on Showtime to rave reviews. It is currently available on DVD.
A sought-after guest star on television, Kevin has made a number of appearances
on Hot In Cleveland. Franklin & Bash, Monk, Fat Actress, Curb Your Enthusiasm
and Still Standing.
In 2008, Nealon released his first book, Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About
Me? - a comical look at the male perspective of pregnancy. The book is available
Currently, Kevin resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.