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      Dom Irrera

      Dom Irrera

      Highest Rated: 88% Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

      Lowest Rated: 22% Barnyard: The Original Party Animals (2006)

      Birthday: Nov 18, 1948

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      Since the late 1980s, writer and stand-up comic Dom Irrera has won over audiences with stories about his working-class upbringing and Catholic-school education in south Philadelphia, rapid-fire observations about the Italian-American experience and seemingly endless punchlines that leave him just as breathless as his doubled-over fans. Though he appeared on "The Tonight Show" in 1986, his first big break came the next year, when comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield chose him for "Nothing Goes Right," an X-rated showcase for HBO that included controversial performances by fellow comics Bill Hicks and Andrew Dice Clay. Since then, he has made a steady stream of appearances in movies and on sitcoms and late-night television. Irrera's most memorable roles as an actor include the hapless prop comic Ronnie Kaye on the fifth season of "Seinfeld," the wise-cracking chauffeur in the Coen brothers'a post-modern comedy "The Big Lebowski," and the racist screenwriter in 1987's "Hollywood Shuffle," writer-director Robert Townsend's classic send-up of race in the film industry. Throughout his long career, Irrera has managed to apply his uniquely Northeastern sensibilities to both clean and blue material. He was a regular on animator Tom Snyder's decidedly adult "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist," yet he also won fans among younger Nickelodeon viewers as demolition man Ernie Potts on 1996-2004's "Hey Arnold!" and as Duke the Dog in animator Steve Oedekerk's "Back at the Barnyard" franchise.

      Highest rated movies

      Hollywood Shuffle

      Photos

      Comedy Central Presents..., Dom Irrera, 'Dom Irrera', Season 3, Ep. #7, 07/19/2000, ©CCCOM

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 39% The Bronx Bull Joe E. Lewis (Character) - 2015
      22% 52% Barnyard: The Original Party Animals Duke the dog (Voice) $72.6M 2006
      No Score Yet 25% The 4th Tenor Petey (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ape Tony (Voice) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Open Mic Self - 2001
      No Score Yet 25% The Godson Self - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Enemy No. 2 Detective (Character) - 1993
      88% 80% Hollywood Shuffle Writer (Character) $5.2M 1987

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 88% Bob's Burgers Fried Dough Vendor (Guest Voice) 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Unknown (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Unknown (Character) 2012
      No Score Yet 75% 'Til Death Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 73% My Wife and Kids Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2004-2005
      No Score Yet 94% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1996-2001 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crank Yankers Unknown (Guest Voice) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 81% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents Unknown (Character) 2000
      No Score Yet 85% Everybody Loves Raymond Seth Stipe (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 96% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
      No Score Yet 68% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Damon Carroll Fontaine (Character) 1998
      No Score Yet 91% Boy Meets World Bosco (Guest Star) 1996
      86% 84% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      89% 92% Seinfeld Ronnie (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One-Night Stand Unknown (Character) 1989 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Two Dads Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sister Sam Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Produce Clerk (Guest Star) 1986