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Born: October 30, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio, USA Profession: actor

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Jack Plotnick began his acting career in strictly comedic roles, doing guest spots on established sitcoms such as "Murphy Brown," "Seinfeld," and "Ellen." He has a penchant for the offbeat also, as Plotnick has appeared in such cult favorites as the satirical Möbius strip of a sketch comedy "Mr. Show" with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, and the frothily followed fantasy saga "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," on which he portrayed the skittish Deputy Mayor Allan Finch throughout its third season. His recurring weirdness as Steve Marmella on the law-enforcement parody "Reno 911!" landed him a regular role as the voice of the mincing video-game character Xandir P. Whifflebottom on another one of Comedy Central's hits, the animated "Drawn Together." He has branched out to drama in the 2000s with roles on such hour-long series as "Dawson's Creek," "House M.D.," and "The Mentalist." Plotnick established himself as an executive producer (and self-made star) with the comedically cross-dressing short-film series "Girls Will Be Girls." He also runs an actors' workshop in Los Angeles and occasionally New York City.

Jack Plotnick began his acting career in strictly comedic roles, doing guest spots on established sitcoms such as "Murphy Brown," "Seinfeld," and "Ellen." He has a penchant for the offbeat also, as Plotnick has appeared in such cult favorites as the satirical Möbius strip of a sketch comedy "Mr. Show" with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, and the frothily followed fantasy saga "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," on which he portrayed the skittish Deputy Mayor Allan Finch throughout its third season. His recurring weirdness as Steve Marmella on the law-enforcement parody "Reno 911!" landed him a regular role as the voice of the mincing video-game character Xandir P. Whifflebottom on another one of Comedy Central's hits, the animated "Drawn Together." He has branched out to drama in the 2000s with roles on such hour-long series as "Dawson's Creek," "House M.D.," and "The Mentalist." Plotnick established himself as an executive producer (and self-made star) with the comedically cross-dressing short-film series "Girls Will Be Girls." He also runs an actors' workshop in Los Angeles and occasionally New York City.

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 Space Station 76 (2014)
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 Wrong Cops (2013)
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 Wrong (2012)
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 Remarkable Power (2010)
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 Rubber (2010)
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 Reno 911: Miami (2007)
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1995:
Played recurring role of Barrett on "Ellen"
1997:
Was a member of the stock company on "The Jenny McCarthy Show" (MTV)
1997:
Film debut, "Who's the Caboose?"
1997:
Cast as Uncle Ralphie on "The Weird Al Show" (CBS)
1998:
Played a student journalist interviewing James Whale in "Gods and Monsters"
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With Seth Rudetsky, appeared in comedy clubs in the act "Plotnick & Rudetsky"
1998:
Cast in the recurring role of the Deputy Mayor on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (WB)
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Had recurring role on the Showtime sitcom "Rude Awakening"
1999:
Played regular role of Stuart Glazer on "Action"
2001:
Appeared opposite Sally Field in "Say It Isn't So"
2003:
Executive produced and starred in the feature, "Girls Will Be Girls"
2003:
Cast opposite Renee Zelwegger in "Down With Love"
2003:
Had a recurring role on the Comedy Central series "Reno 911"
2004:
Regular on the Comedy Central cartoon series "Drawn Together"
2006:
Series regular (and Supervising Producer) on the Lifetime comedy, "Lovespring International"; also occasionally directs
2006:
Played a troubled crystal meth addict in Bobcat Goldthwait's independent feature "Sleeping Dogs Lie"
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Education

Carnegie-Mellon University: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania - 1991

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