When you think one of the most prolific character actors, who’s also an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian, one name comes to mind.... Jason Stuart. After years of steady work in film and televi- sion, and over 150 credits on his IMDB page, actor and comedianJason Stuart has achieved a pinnacle of success many actors only dream of. "For the last few years, people have started to approach me and say, 'You're that guy,'" he explains with his characteristic gravelly laugh. Stuart has now established himself as one of those all-too-familiar faces who might just pop up anywhere, in any kind of role. And most recently he won the Worldwide Comedy Award for Best LGBTQ Comedian from some heaven weight stand ups like Margaret Cho to Billy Eichner to Tig Notaro to Wanda Sykes.
Recently he had a major role in The Birth Of A Nation, and stars in the indie drama Hank, the action film Abducted on Showtime, the thriller Immortal and his new comedy series on Amazon, Smoth- ered which he won the Indie Series Award for Best Actor in a Comedy. Jason also has appeared in the award winning films Tan- gerine, Love Is Strange, Gia with Kindergarten Cop and Vegas Vacation among his fan favorites. He has wowed TV audiences with guest roles on such shows as Goliath, Swedish Dicks, Love (Judd Apatow), Sleepy Hollow, Real Rob, Entourage, The Closer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, House, Everybody Hates Chris, George Lopez, Will & Grace, Charmed and as “Dr. Thomas" on My Wife and Kids. As a stand up comic you have laughed with him on Gotham Comedy Live, Red Eye, One Night Stand Up, Wisecrack, Comics Unleashed and his own comedy special Making It To The Middle, his new comedy album I’m The Daddy and I Have Candy and autobiography Shut Up, Im Talking! From CCB Publishing.
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