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Jack Plotnick

Jack Plotnick

Jack Plotnick is proud to share with his two Girls Will Be Girls costars the 2003 OUTFEST Award for Best Actor, and the 2003 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Award for Best Actress. Confusing, isn't it?

Jack can be seen in the 2003 release of Down With Love starring Renee Zelwegger and Ewan McGregor. He recently completed shooting his role of a macho, Hollywood actor in Richard Day's second feature Straight Jacket.

In a March 1999, Interview Magazine feature, The Big Screen Best Bits: Titans In Tiny Parts, Jack Plotnick was singled out for his performance as the smarmy interviewer in Gods and Monsters, whose bluff is nearly called in Ian McKellen's game of strip poker. Jack acted opposite Sally Field, as her son, Leon, in the Farrelly Brothers produced film Say It Isn't So.

On television, Jack was a series regular on the critically acclaimed Hollywood film industry satire, Action, for the Fox network. Jack wrote and performed on the MTV sketch comedy series, The Jenny McCarthy Show. More recently, Plotnick starred in the Fox pilot Hey Neighbor from the creators of Comedy Central's Reno 911, a show in which he is currently recurring as an assortment of strange characters having run-ins with the law.

His numerous recurring television roles include playing the Deputy Mayor of Sunnydale on Buffy The Vampire Slayer; the fastidious assistant to Joely Fisher on Ellen; and a quirky self help addict on Showtime's Rude Awakenings. His dramatic roles include NYPD Blue and Dawson's Creek.

Jack and Dennis Hensley's film, Evie Harris: Shining Star, played many festivals and was a finalist in the 2002 Planet Out Short Film Competition.

Jack appeared in George Meyer's (executive producer of The Simpsons) live comedy show Up Your Giggy at The Court Theater in LA. With Seth Rudetsky, he wrote and performed the awkwardly titled Plotnick and Rudetsky (which ran for a year at New York City's Caroline's Comedy Club) and Mortification Theater at The HBO Workspace. Jack attended the 2001 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival with Jennifer Elise Cox and their show It's Our Time To Shine.

He recently enjoyed a successful run of his play Space Station 79 at the HBO Workspace and Comedy Central Stage. He is currently adapting it into a television show for Comedy Central.

Jack also wrote the screenplay, The Three Faces of Eva, with plans toward production.

Jack would like to thank Seth Rudetsky and Dennis Hensley for their brilliant contributions and support. Without them, Evie would never be the washed-up drunk she is today.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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