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Also Known As: Adam Saul Pally Died:
Born: March 18, 1982 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Livingston, New Jersey, USA Profession:

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Before his breakout role as bearish slacker Max Blum on the cult-classic sitcom "Happy Endings" (ABC 2011-13), Adam Pally had slowly built a loyal fanbase for his ironic comic energy. Some of Pally's more notable early appearances included guest spots on "Californication" (Showtime 2007-14) and Adult Swim's surrealist crime comedy "NTSF:SD:SUV" (2011-13), as well supporting roles in films like "Taking Woodstock" (2009), "A.C.O.D." (2013) and "Iron Man 3" (2013). Born in New Jersey and raised in both Chicago and New York, Pally's love of comedy took him to New York's famed improvisational school, the Upright Citizen's Brigade, in 2002. It was there that Pally would forge key relationships with his fellow improvisers, all while the basic ingredients to being funny in front of a live audience. By the late 2000s he started turning his attention towards film and television, landing small roles in films like "Assassination of a High School President" (2008) and "Taking Woodstock," as well guest spots on comedy shows like "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central 2005- ) and "Californication." During this time, Pally was also honing his comedic chops on the UCB stage with his popular improv troupes, Chubby...

Before his breakout role as bearish slacker Max Blum on the cult-classic sitcom "Happy Endings" (ABC 2011-13), Adam Pally had slowly built a loyal fanbase for his ironic comic energy. Some of Pally's more notable early appearances included guest spots on "Californication" (Showtime 2007-14) and Adult Swim's surrealist crime comedy "NTSF:SD:SUV" (2011-13), as well supporting roles in films like "Taking Woodstock" (2009), "A.C.O.D." (2013) and "Iron Man 3" (2013). Born in New Jersey and raised in both Chicago and New York, Pally's love of comedy took him to New York's famed improvisational school, the Upright Citizen's Brigade, in 2002. It was there that Pally would forge key relationships with his fellow improvisers, all while the basic ingredients to being funny in front of a live audience. By the late 2000s he started turning his attention towards film and television, landing small roles in films like "Assassination of a High School President" (2008) and "Taking Woodstock," as well guest spots on comedy shows like "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central 2005- ) and "Californication." During this time, Pally was also honing his comedic chops on the UCB stage with his popular improv troupes, Chubby Skinny Kids and Hot Sauce. Pally's big break came in 2011 when he was cast as the non-stereotypically gay character, Max Blum, on "Happy Endings." In his role as Blum, the LGBT community praised Pally for portraying a nuanced, well-rounded gay character on network television. During its two year run, "Happy Endings" had one of the most loyal fanbases on network TV. However, overall viewership was consistently low and in May of 2013 ABC decided to cancel the show after its third season. That same summer, Pally appeared in the superhero blockbuster "Iron Man 3" (2013) as well as the low-budget high school comedy "The To Do List" (2013). Then in the fall of 2013, Fox announced that Pally would be joining the cast of "The Mindy Project" (Fox 2011-15/Hulu 2015-17). Pally played party-hearty male gynecologist Dr. Peter Prentice for three seasons before leaving to star in his own series, "Making History" (Fox 2017- ). A fantasy sitcom about a man who travels back to the American revolution era to romance a woman, it received middling reviews and was canceled after a single season. However, Pally's big-screen career thrived during this era, featuring supporting roles in zombie romance "Life After Beth" (2014), broad boys-night-out comedy "Search Party" (2014) and adventure thriller "Bad Night" (2015). Pally became an indie leading man in romantic comedy-drama "Night Owls" (2015), ensemble comedy "Slow Learners" (2015) and Jeff Baena's dark comedy-drama "Joshy" (2016). Supporting roles in the Robert De Niro-starring "Dirty Grandpa" (2016), improv-comedy behind-the-scenes drama "Don't Think Twice" (2016) and Baena's "The Little Hours" (2017) followed. Pally's highest-profile film role yet came when he starred opposite writer/director Zoe Lister-Jones in "Band Aid" (2017), a comedy-drama about a suburban married couple who begin to work through issues in their marriage by forming an indie rock band.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Dog Days (2018)
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 Band Aid (2017)
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 Band Aid (2017)
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 Band Aid (2017)
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 Joshy (2016)
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 Search Party (2016)
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 Dirty Grandpa (2016)
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2008:
First film role in "Assassination of a High School President"
2009:
Cast in the drama feature "Solitary Man," starring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon and Jesse Eisenberg
2011:
Had breakout role as Max Blum on "Happy Endings"
2011:
Landed a recurring role on Showtime's "Californication"
2013:
Had a recurring role on "Kroll Show"
2014:
Voiced Plop Plop on "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja"
2017:
Voiced Max on HBO's "Animals."
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Education

New School University: New York , New York -

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