Biography

Though perhaps best known to U.S. audiences for his fall 2007 role on the outrageous Farrelly Brothers sitcom Unhitched, Newfoundland-born character actor Shaun Majumder made a splash in his native Canada, and with small roles in Hollywood movies, during the prior decade. He began by doing standup comedy, as a cast member at the revered Second City and as a member of the comedy group The Bob Room, then toured North America, headlining clubs in the Great White North and the States. In time, Majumder secured his own comedy special on Canada's Comedy Network, On the Edge with Shaun Majumder; he also headlined sketches on Canada's equivalent to SNL, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and a myriad of Just for Laughs specials. In Hollywood, Majumder landed supporting roles in such films as Pushing Tin, Purpose (2001), and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), trading on his Indian ancestry in a particularly memorable turn as Kumar's brother. Then came Unhitched, in which Majumder plays the nutty Dr. Freddy Sahgal, one of several singles looking for love but running into a myriad of complications with some of the weirdest dates imaginable. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi