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James Urbaniak is a Actor American born on 17 september 1963 at Bayonne (USA)

James Urbaniak

James Urbaniak
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Birth name James Christian Urbaniak
Nationality USA
Birth 17 september 1963 (55 years) at Bayonne (USA)

James Christian Urbaniak (born September 17, 1963) is an American actor and voice actor. Urbaniak was born in Bayonne, New Jersey and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

One of his first noteworthy roles was in the avant-garde playwright/director Richard Foreman's The Universe, for which Urbaniak won an Obie. He has also been acclaimed for his acting in the films Henry Fool and American Splendor, in the latter of which he played legendary illustrator R. Crumb. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his role in Thom Pain (based on nothing). He provides the voice for main character Dr. Thaddeus Venture on The Venture Bros. as well as the Doctor's brother Jonas Venture Junior and the super-villain Phantom Limb.

Urbaniak played a pizza guy in the famous "Whassup?" television commercials for Budweiser. He also portrayed the moderator in "Human Centipede Anonymous", a Funny or Die short depicting three men who grapple with their past as a human centipede.

Urbaniak appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast on May 13, 2015.

Best films

American Splendor (2003)
(Actor)
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
(Actor)

Usually with

Hal Hartley
Hal Hartley
(6 films)
Ted Hope
Ted Hope
(3 films)
Gabriel Range
Gabriel Range
(1 films)
Liam Aiken
Liam Aiken
(3 films)
Parker Posey
Parker Posey
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Urbaniak (31 films)

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Actor

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Directed by Richard Linklater
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, James Urbaniak
Roles Marcus Strang

Une jeune adolescente de 15 ans recherche sa mère, Bernadette, qui a soudainement disparu sans laisser de traces. Elle découvre son passé et sa part d'ombre, une architecte agoraphobe et anxieuse mal à l'aise dans une société étouffante.
Wonderstruck, 2h
Directed by Todd Haynes
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Millicent Simmonds, Cory Michael Smith, Tom Noonan
Roles Dr. Kincaid
Rating61% 3.098843.098843.098843.098843.09884
Sur deux époques distinctes, les parcours de Ben et Rose. Ces deux enfants souhaitent secrètement que leur vie soit différente ; Ben rêve du père qu'il n'a jamais connu, tandis que Rose, isolée par sa surdité, se passionne pour la carrière d'une mystérieuse actrice. Lorsque Ben découvre dans les affaires de sa mère l'indice qui pourrait le conduire à son père et que Rose apprend que son idole sera bientôt sur scène, les deux enfants se lancent dans une quête à la symétrie fascinante qui va les mener à New York.
Rebel in the Rye, 1h46
Directed by Danny Strong
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Brian d'Arcy James, Victor Garber
Roles Gus Lobrano
Rating67% 3.3507753.3507753.3507753.3507753.350775
J. D. Salinger, de sa jeunesse à la Seconde Guerre mondiale, en passant sa vie romantique avec Oona O'Neill et la publication de son livre L'Attrape-cœurs (The Catcher in the Rye, 1951).
Advantageous, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Actors James Urbaniak, Jennifer Ehle, Jacqueline Kim, Ken Jeong
Roles Fisher
Rating61% 3.098233.098233.098233.098233.09823
Set in the near future, Gwen (Jacqueline Kim) works as the face of the Center For Advanced Health And Living, selling people on cosmetic procedures. Despite her relatively affluent position in life she is working for below scale and is having difficulty sustaining the lifestyle she wants to ensure that her daughter, Jules, has a solid education and future. When she is abruptly let go from her job Gwen's optimism quickly dissolves as she realizes that the only offer she has for employment is as an egg donor as women are rapidly becoming infertile. The firing comes at a critical juncture in Gwen's life as she desperately needs money in order to ensure Jules's position at an elite school.
The Boxtrolls, 1h36
Directed by Anthony Stacchi
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Toni Collette, Jared Harris
Roles Sir Broderick / Male Workman 1 / Male Workman 2 (voice)
Rating67% 3.397933.397933.397933.397933.39793
In the fictional large hill-top town of Cheesebridge during the Victorian era, rumors abound that subterranean trolls (known as Boxtrolls for the cardboard boxes they wear) have kidnapped and killed young children. Pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher strikes a deal with the city's leader Lord Portley-Rind to exterminate every Boxtroll in exchange for membership in the city's cheese-loving council called the White Hats despite the fact that he is severely allergic to cheese.
Ned Rifle
Ned Rifle (2014)

Directed by Hal Hartley
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Liam Aiken, Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, James Urbaniak, Martin Donovan, Lloyd Kaufman
Roles Simon Grim
Rating62% 3.146443.146443.146443.146443.14644
Fay Grim (Parker Posey) a passé quatre ans en détention préventive pour des activités terroristes présumées et est transféré dans un pénitencier fédéral pour purger une peine d'emprisonnement à vie. Son fils, Ned Rifle (Liam Aiken), a été placé sous protection de témoins dans une famille chrétienne. Le film suit l'intention de Ned de tuer son père, Henry Fool (Thomas Jay Ryan), pour avoir ruiné la vie de sa mère, Fay Grim. Par la suite, Ned rencontre Susan (Aubrey Plaza), qui a une connexion au passé de Henry Fool.
iSteve
iSteve (2013)
, 1h19
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Comedy
Themes Films about computing
Actors Justin Long, Jorge Garcia, James Urbaniak, Michaela Watkins, John Ross Bowie, Steve Tom
Roles Bill Gates
Rating53% 2.6538352.6538352.6538352.6538352.653835
Steve Jobs, une fois mort, revient sur les événements marquants de sa vie.
The Music Never Stopped, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors J. K. Simmons, Julia Ormond, Mía Maestro, Lou Taylor Pucci, Tammy Blanchard, Cara Seymour
Roles Mike Tappin
Rating75% 3.796743.796743.796743.796743.79674
Based on Oliver Sacks' essay The Last Hippie, the film tells the father-son relationship between Henry Sawyer (J.K. Simmons) and his son, Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci), who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. Henry, with his son unable to shed light on their strained relationship, must connect with him through music.
Sound of My Voice, 1h25
Directed by Zal Batmanglij
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Psychologie
Actors Brit Marling, Christopher Denham, Richard Wharton, Davenia McFadden, Constance Tianming Wu, Matthew Carey
Roles Mr. Pritchett
Rating65% 3.2993.2993.2993.2993.299
In Los Angeles, substitute schoolteacher Peter and aspiring writer Lorna are a couple in their twenties making a film documentary. Their subject is a secretive cult led by the mysterious Maggie (Brit Marling), whom they plan to expose as a fraud.
Cinema Verite, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Thomas Dekker, Kaitlyn Dever
Rating64% 3.2474353.2474353.2474353.2474353.247435
1973. La famille Loud devient un phénomène télévisuel d'un nouveau genre. Bien avant qu'une star du rock-metal montre sa famille excentrique sur le petit écran et plusieurs décennies avant les que les "housewives" se lancent des piques devant la caméra en public.
Beware the Gonzo, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Actors Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Ming-Na Wen, Jesse McCartney, Amy Sedaris, Campbell Scott
Roles Principal Roy
Rating63% 3.197663.197663.197663.197663.19766
Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman is the head geek at his high school—and determined to do something about it. When Gavin, the popular editor of the school paper, fires him, Eddie obtains revenge by establishing an underground paper of his own. He gains popularity and makes a new friend, Evie Wallace, and it soon gains the attention of the principal, escalating to a bombshell crisis.
You Don't Know Jack, 2h14
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about euthanasia, Medical-themed films, Films about suicide
Actors Al Pacino, Danny Huston, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Eric Lange, Brenda Vaccaro
Roles Jack Lessenberry
Rating76% 3.847083.847083.847083.847083.84708
The film focuses on the life and work of physician-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, who advocated the idea of doctor assisted suicide. His aim was to help the hopeless patients who are suffering debilitating pain to commit suicide effortlessly.
Across the Universe, 2h13
Directed by Julie Taymor
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films, Political films
Actors Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy, Teresa Victoria "T.V." Carpio
Roles Sadie's Manager
Rating73% 3.699513.699513.699513.699513.69951
In 1966 Jude, a young shipyard worker from Liverpool, enlists in the Merchant Navy and jumps ship in New Jersey hoping to find his American G.I. father, whom he has never met ("Girl", "Hold Me Tight", "All My Loving"). Meanwhile, Lucy Carrigan worries about her boyfriend Daniel who is headed for service in the Vietnam War, while in Dayton, Ohio, Prudence pines for a fellow female cheerleader ("I Want to Hold Your Hand"). Jude meets his father, who is a janitor at Princeton University, and befriends Lucy's brother, the privileged and rebellious student Max ("With a Little Help from My Friends"). Lucy receives a letter from Daniel ("It Won't Be Long"), but when Max brings Jude home with him for Thanksgiving Jude becomes attracted to Lucy ("I've Just Seen a Face").
The Nanny Diaries, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Nicholas Art, Alicia Keys
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
21-year-old Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson), has just graduated from Montclair State University. She has no idea what or who she wants to be. One day, while sitting in the park, Annie sees a young boy about to be hit by a vehicle. Annie saves him and meets the boy's mother, who we meet as Mrs. X (Laura Linney). When she introduces herself as "Annie", Mrs. X mistakes her words for "Nanny" and hires her to look after Grayer (Nicholas Art), the boy she saved (Mrs. X also continues to call her "Nanny" instead of "Annie" throughout the film). Annie lies to her mother about taking a job at a bank and, in reality, moves in with the X's to be the nanny for Grayer.