Biography

Actor Geoffrey Arend made his initial entrée into show business in the early 2000s with voiceover work on the MTV animated series Daria; over time, he segued into features and came to focus predominantly, if not quite exclusively, on comedies with a high gag-quotient, such as Bubble Boy (2001), Porn 'n Chicken (2002), National Lampoon's Pledge This! (2006), and director David Zucker's Michael Moore send-up An American Carol (2008). Often, though not always (as in the Zucker film, where he played a Middle Easterner), Arend found himself cast in ethnic roles. His efforts in the Fred Schepisi-directed seriocomedy It Runs in the Family (2003) and the 2004 Zach Braff-headlined/directed coming of age saga Garden State (as a friend of Braff's) represented steps up in terms of depth and complexity. He appeared in the hit indie romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer, and in 2011 he was cast in the TV show Body of Proof. He had a major role in 2012's Save the Date. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi