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Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong made his film debut as Tom Cruise’s best friend in Risky Business and has gone on to appear in nearly fifty films, including Revenge of the Nerds, Better off Dead, Dodgeball, Akeelah and the Bee, Ray, and most recently, Sparkle.

Mr. Armstrong has also appeared in many stage and television productions and is well known for recurring roles on The Closer, Boston Legal, and The Game as well as a memorable series regular role ABC’s Moonlighting as Herbert Viola opposite Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. His numerous guest appearances include Scandal, Rules of Engagement, Hot in Cleveland, House M.D., Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grey’s Anatomy and C.S.I. As a voice actor, he can be heard as a series regular on Fox’s American Dad, Nickelodeon’s Robot and Monster and as the ever-irritated Dan in The Hub’s Dan Vs.

A Detroit native, Mr. Armstrong graduated from Oakland University’s Academy of Dramatic Art in Michigan. He co-founded Roadside Attractions in Ann Arbor and it later moved to Detroit as the Attic Theatre.

Additionally, Mr. Armstrong is an ardent bibliophile (RE “NERD” ) who collects – and occasionally writes – articles about authors such as P. G. Wodehouse, Washington Irving and Arthur Conan Doyle.