Who is Colton Dunn?

American actor, comedian and screenwriter Colton Dunn was born under the zodiac sign Cancer on 30 June 1977, in Normal, Illinois USA. He has 97 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for portraying Barbershop Man in four episodes of the popular action adventure comedy series “Key and Peele”, which starred and was created by Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. It follows two comedians performing comedy in front of a live audience, the series aired from 2012 through 2015, and won six of its 61 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Colton was raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota solely by his mother Kari Dunn Buron; his father’s African-American and wasn’t involved in his upbringing. It’s believed that Colton doesn’t have siblings as he hasn’t mentioned any.

He studied at Saint Paul Central High School and began appearing in theatre plays aged 15, while it was around the same time that he joined his first improv comedy group. Colton matriculated 1995 and worked various jobs for the following three years, prior to deciding to move to New York City and pursue acting and comedy; he didn’t attend college.

He moved to Los Angeles, California in 2004, believing that there was more opportunity for him there.

Roles in movies

Colton’s debut film role was playing Yaris Guy in the 2001 comedy “Mad TV Live and Almost Legal”, and some of his following roles were in the 2003 romantic comedy “Phileine Says Sorry”, the short comedy “Beep” and the comedy “Last Laugh ‘04” both in 2004.

In 2009, he portrayed Homeless Guy in the short comedy “Dow Jones”, and what marked the 2000s for Colton was perhaps playing Vernon in the 2010 action horror comedy “Hatchet II”, which starred Kane Hodder and Danielle Harris, and was written and directed by Adam Green. It follows Marybeth who’s gathered an army to kill the bayou-butcher Victor Crowley in his swamp, and the movie was nominated for four awards.

A couple of Colton’s following roles were in the 2011 short comedy “Can’t Wait for the Movies: Big Mommas Like Father Like Son”, the 2011 short musical comedy “Forcin’ the Blues” and the 2013 science fiction horror comedy “Unidentified”. In 2014, he portrayed Johnson in the action comedy “Our RoboCop Remake”, which starred Nichole Bagby and Chase Fein, and was directed by Paul Bartunek and Kelsy Abbott. It follows a group of people who’ve made their own RoboCop movie.

In 2015, Colton portrayed Herman in the action science fiction comedy “Lazer Team”, which starred Gavin Free and Burnie Burns, and was directed by Matt Hullum. It follows four losers who have to save the planet now that they’ve been equipped with alien battle suits on board of an UFO, and the film was nominated for only a single award.

Some of Colton’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2019 short comedy “Tell Me What You Know About Cyrus”, the 2021 romantic comedy “The One You’re With” and the 2023 short animated comedy “Boot Group: The Lost Lazer Team TV Show” (voice role).

Roles in TV series

Colton’s debut TV series role was playing Audience Member in a 2005 episode of the comedy “Mad TV”, and the year 2009 saw him star as Darryl in all eight episodes of the comedy “Brainstorm”, which also starred Todd Grinell and Jamie Elman, and follows a group of people employed at the ad agency Yogurt.

Colton could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the short comedy “The Back Room”, another short comedy “UCB Comedy Originals” and the comedy “Team Unicorn”. In 2010 and 2011, he played Jeff Leonard and several other characters in the comedy “Pretend Time”, which starred John Cramer and Nick Swardson, and follows the lives of several young adults. Some of Colton’s following appearances were in an episode of the sports comedy “The League”, the comedy “Sketchy” and the action comedy “NTSF:SD:SUV”.

From 2015 through 2017, he voiced Mr. Smiley in four episodes of the popular animated short action “Steven Universe”, which starred Deedee Magno and Zach Callison, and was created by Rebecca Sugar. It follows a team of intergalactic warriors as they’re protecting Earth from various attackers, the series aired from 2013 through 2019 and won 13 of its 46 award nominations.

Some of Colton’s most recent roles in TV series have been in 22 episodes of the animated action comedy “Big City Greens” since 2018 (voice role), the 2023 episode “Track 1: Can You Picture That?” of the musical family comedy “The Muppets Mayhem” and the 2023 episode “Family, Fandom, Footorb” of the animated comedy “Strange Planet” (voice role).

Other credits

Colton has 24 writing credits which include 10 episodes of the 2015 comedy show “Rooster Teeth: Entertainment System Originals”, 10 episodes of the 2016 comedy talk-show “The Eric Andre Show” and the 2018 comedy movie “Goatface”.

Some of his recent talk-show and game-show appearances have been in “How Did This Get Made?”, “Pictionary” and “25 Words or Less”.

Awards and nominations

Colton’s been nominated for eight awards, including his four Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series from 2014 through 2017, all for “Key and Peele”.

He was also nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards for Comedy/Variety – Sketch Series in 2013 and 2016, for “Key and Peele”, a 2016 Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, also for “Key and Peele”, and a 2017 Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Steven Universe”.

Wife and children

Colton shies away from speaking about his love life in public, but we know that he’s today married and has two children.

He and American non-celebrity woman Jessica Stier exchanged vows sometime in the 2000s, but the exact date of their wedding remains undisclosed; they haven’t spoken about how they met either but it’s believed that they were introduced by a mutual friend in either 2002 or 2003. Colton and Jessica have two children together, but they haven’t shared their names and birthdates with the public, as they want them to lead normal lives.

There are no other women whom Colton’s perhaps been with, that we know about; he’s married to Jessica Stier as of September 2023 and they have two children together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Colton excelled in basketball while attending high school but then chose acting over it.

More than 170,000 people are following him on Instagram today and he’s posted nearly 3,000 pictures and videos onto the network, with most being comedy content; some of his pictures feature him spending time with his friends, performing stand-up comedy and shooting for his TV series.

Colton loves to travel and has been to a number of countries around the world, as he enjoys learning about other cultures and meeting new people.

He loves animals and horses are his favorites.

One of Colton’s favorite actors is Danny DeVito, and some of his favorite movies include “Romancing the Stone”, “Batman Returns” and “Twins”.

Appearance and net worth

Colton’s age is 46. He has brown eyes and short black hair, weighs around 210lbs (95kgs) and is 6ft (1.83m) tall.

Colton’s net worth’s been estimated at over $11 million, as of September 2023.

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