Biography

One of the seeming legions of Saturday Night Live alumni to try to cross over into feature film, Jim Breuer made his film debut in the 1998 comedy Half Baked and did a humorous turn as John Dean in the 1999 satire Dick. A native of Long Island, New York, Breuer got his start working in comedy clubs around the country before deciding to concentrate his talents on the New York club circuit. Shortly after his return to New York, he enjoyed a stint on the nationally syndicated "Uptown Comedy Club," where he remained for two seasons. Breuer earned fame on SNL for his uncanny impersonation of Joe Pesci and as the creator of such characters as "Goat Boy." He performed with the show from 1995 until 1998 and also had his own show on MTV entitled "The Jim Breuer Show." He would go on to appear in movies like Beer League, while continuing to remain a force in stand-up comedy. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi