Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Artie Lange

Arthur Steven "Artie" Lange, Jr. (born October 11, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and radio personality best known for his tenures with the The Howard Stern Show and the comedy sketch series MADtv.

Lange performed his first stand-up comedy routine at 19 years of age. He took up work as a longshoreman to help support his family, following the death of his quadriplegic father. In 1995, Lange starred in the first season of MADtv before leaving halfway through the second due to cocaine abuse and his subsequent arrest. After a period of rehabilitation, Lange featured in Dirty Work with Norm MacDonald, who brought Lange into the second season of his sitcom, The Norm Show. In 2001, Lange replaced Jackie Martling on The Howard Stern Show and stayed until late 2009, before a suicide attempt in early 2010 led to an eight-month stay in a psychiatric ward. Lange has released recordings of comedy performances – It's the Whiskey Talkin' (2004) and Jack and Coke (2009). He co-wrote, produced and starred in his film Artie Lange's Beer League in 2006, and co-wrote, with Anthony Bozza, the book Too Fat to Fish in 2008, which entered The New York Times Best Seller list at number one.

On October 3rd Lange began hosting the The Nick and Artie show with comedian Nick DiPaolo

2009 Artie Lange: Jack and Coke Himself
2007 Entourage Scott Segil
2006 Rescue Me Mike – Lou's cousin
Artie Lange's Beer League Artie DeVanzo
Fox Sports' 2006 World Series coverage Himself
Supertwink The Plumber Howard Stern on Demand film
2005 Waltzing Anna Jacob Kline
2004 Game Over Turbo Voice
Artie Lange: It's the Whiskey Talkin' Himself
A Piece of My Heart Lenny Steinberg
2003 Elf Fake Santa
Mail Order Bride Tommy
Old School Booker
2002 Boat Trip Brian
2001 Gameday Artie
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth Swim Coach Hasselhoff
1999 The Norm Show Artie Henderson
The Bachelor Marco
Mystery Men Big Red
Lost & Found Wally
The 4th Floor Jerry
Puppet Alexie
1998 Dirty Work Sam McKenna
1996 Jerry Maguire Sports radio host
1995 MADtv various

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