A.P. Bio Cast

Glenn Howerton

Glenn Howerton

as Jack Griffin

Glenn Howerton stars as Jack Griffin, a disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar who loses out on his dream job and is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, to teach Advanced Placement Biology in the NBC comedy series "A.P. Bio."
Howerton is best known for playing Dennis Reynolds on FX's wildly popular and long-running series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." In addition to his starring role, Howerton serves as co-creator and writer.
A true multi-hyphenate, Howerton is a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama and began his career on stage. He has also been seen in television hits such as "The Mindy Project," the first installment of FX's original anthology series "Fargo" and Showtime's "House of Lies." His film work includes "Everything Must Go," starring Will Ferrell, and "Crank" and "Crank 2," starring Jason Statham. He also produced his first feature, "All the Wilderness," which starred Kodi Smit-McPhee.
The son of a decorated Air Force fighter pilot, Howerton was born in Japan and lived all over the world before settling with his family in Montgomery, Alabama. Howerton currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
Jacob McCarthy

Jacob McCarthy

as Devin

McCarthy was born and reared in Sandymount, Dublin. After having only briefly dabbled in drama in his formative years, McCarthy moved to London to pursue the art form more rigorously at 17. He was accepted into the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), where he trained classically, solidifying his love of stage work and performing in more than a dozen theater productions. After graduation, McCarthy moved to Los Angeles to explore what it meant to be an actor on screen. Since then, he has appeared in the short film "Pria" and the YouTube series "Foursome." McCarthy stars in the Irish Film Board feature film "The Drummer and the Keeper."
Jean Villepique

Jean Villepique

as Michelle

Jean Villepique plays Michelle on NBC's new midseason comedy "A.P. Bio."

Villepique was born and raised in New Jersey and got her theater degree from Northwestern University, after which she moved to Chicago to study improv with Del Close. After performing at The iO Theater in Chicago, she was hired at The Second City, where she performed in their national touring company for two years. She then wrote and performed in five reviews, including one at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, two on The Second City e.t.c. stage in Chicago and two on The Second City Mainstage. She continues to perform regularly at iO West and the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.

On television, Villepique has recurred on "Veep," "Baskets," "The Office," "Up All Night" and will be featured on the upcoming HBO series "Sharp Objects," opposite Amy Adams. She's also guest-starred on "Better Call Saul," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "30 Rock," "Life in Pieces" and "New Girl." In film, Villepique played opposite Jeremy Piven, Jeff Garlin and Paul Rudd in "I Love You, Man." 

Lyric Lewis

Lyric Lewis

as Stef

Lyric Lewis plays Stef on NBC's new midseason comedy "A.P. Bio."

Lewis' previous credits include "Baskets," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Drunk History," the CW reboot of "Mad TV" and the Netflix feature "Girlfriend's Day," opposite Bob Odenkirk.

Lyric is a member of The Groundlings Main Company and was featured in the 2015 New Faces: Characters showcase at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. She was also a cast member of the 2015 CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase and performs improv regularly around Los Angeles.

Originally from New Orleans, she earned her B.F.A. in theater from Syracuse University.

Mary Sohn

Mary Sohn

as Mary

Mary Sohn plays Mary on NBC's new midseason comedy "A.P. Bio."

Sohn, who is originally from Chicago, spent nearly a decade performing with The Second City in Chicago, first as a member of the national touring company and then as an alum of the e.t.c. Theater and the Mainstage Theater.

On The Second City's e.t.c. stage, Sohn wrote and performed in two Joseph-Jefferson-award-winning revues. Her final show for Second City, on the Mainstage, was also a Joseph-Jefferson-award winner for best revue.  
Sohn has recurred on "Teachers" (TV Land), "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (IFC) and "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" (Seeso). She has also appeared on "Superior Donuts" (CBS), "Love" (Netflix), "The Comedians" (FX) and "Hello Ladies" (HBO).  

Sohn has appeared in the films "The Boss" with Melissa McCarthy and "Darby Forever" with Aidy Bryant. She can also be heard on the podcast series "The Real Housewives Kiki Show" where she and her friends discuss the Bravo series in detail.
Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

as Principal Durbin

Patton Oswalt portrays Principal Durbin on NBC's new midseason comedy "A.P. Bio." He also stars in Universal Cable Productions "Happy!" in the title role of Happy the Horse - a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue-winged horse with cherublike wings.

A comedian, actor and writer, Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his Grammy Award-nominated comedy specials to his film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including "Parks and Recreation," for which he received a Critics' Choice Television Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him.

Capping off his stand-up tour in Chicago, Oswalt recently taped the upcoming Netflix special "Patton Oswalt: Annihilation." Last year, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for his sixth comedy special, "Talking for Clapping," (Netflix) and also won a Grammy for his comedy album of the same name.  

Oswalt can currently be seen in the Netflix revival of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and was recently on the big screen in the film adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel "The Circle," alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. Last year, he was on the Netflix series "Lady Dynamite," starring fellow comedian Maria Bamford, and on HBO's "Veep."  

Oswalt was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for his performance in Jason Reitman's film "Young Adult," co-starring opposite Charlize Theron. In 2009, he also received critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel's "Big Fan," which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Oswalt earned a Gotham Award nomination for his performance.

Oswalt has appeared in many films, including "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant," alongside Seth Rogen in "Observe and Report," in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia," "Zoolander," "Starsky and Hutch" and "Reno 911!: Miami."

Oswalt also provided the voice for Remy the Rat in Pixar's Oscar-winning "Ratatouille," and has voiced characters on TV shows such as "Archer," "BoJack Horseman," "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and "WordGirl." He is also the narrator on ABC's hit comedy "The Goldbergs."

Oswalt had a starring role on Adult Swim's "The Heart, She Holler," was a series regular on Showtime's "United States of Tara," recurred on the Syfy series "Caprica," and has had guest roles on "Veep," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Parks and Recreation," "Justified," "Two and a Half Men," "Portlandia," "Bored to Death," "Flight of the Conchords," "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" and "Seinfeld." He is also well known for playing Spence on "The King of Queens" for nine seasons.

As a comedian, Oswalt has shot six TV specials and released five critically acclaimed albums, including the Grammy-nominated "Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time" that debuted in 2014. "Finest Hour" also received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album, as well as a Showtime one-hour special of the same name. In 2009, Oswalt received his first Grammy nomination for his album "My Weakness Is Strong."

Oswalt starred in "The Comedians of Comedy," which was shot as an independent feature film, a TV series and a long-running tour. He tours regularly and extensively, headlining both in the United States, Canada and U.K. Oswalt also has a regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles.

Both of Oswalt's published books, "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland" (2011) and "Silver Screen Fiend" (2015) are New York Times best sellers. 

Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett

as Miles

Tom Bennett plays Miles on NBC's new midseason comedy "A.P. Bio."

Bennett trained at the Guildford School of Acting and since graduating in 2004 has appeared in many U.K. television series, including "Silent Witness," "Foyle's War," "Midsomer Murders," "Upstairs Downstairs," "Great Night Out," "Ultimate Force," "EastEnders," "Doctors," "Murder Prevention," "My Hero," "Life Begins," "Red Cap," "Minder," "Mistresses," "Comic Strip Presents," "Booze Cruise II," "Pulling," "Babylon" and "The Bill."

In the States, Bennett co-starred in HBO's Christopher Guest series "Family Tree."

On the stage, Bennett has entertained London audiences in such productions as "Pushing Up Poppies" and "Incident at the Border" at Trafalgar Studios and "Raising Martha" at the Park Theatre, as well as channeling his inner eight year old in "Swallows and Amazons" at the Bristol Old Vic.

Bennett appeared in Ricky Gervais' 2016 film "David Brent: Life on the Road," Christopher Guest's "Mascots" for Netflix, ITV's "Tina and Bobby" and Whit Stillman's "Love and Friendship," starring Kate Beckinsale, for which he won the London Critics' Circle Film Award for Supporting Actor of the Year and a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.

He recently finished shooting the Disney feature film "Patrick," UKTV's "Crackanory" and "Drunk History," BBC's "Murder in Successville" and All 4's "Lee & Dean."
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