Superior Donuts Cast

Judd Hirsh

Judd Hirsh

as Arthur

Judd Hirsch has forged a distinguished career in television, theater and film that has earned him two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and an Academy Award nomination, among other honors.

Hirsch is perhaps best known to television audiences for his Emmy-winning role as Alex Rieger in the classic series “Taxi.” Also, he starred as the title character in “Dear John,” for which he won a Golden Globe. Other notable television credits include the comedy “George and Leo,” co-starring Bob Newhart, and the drama “Numb3rs,” both on the Network, and more recently, “Forever,” opposite Ioan Gruffudd. In 2016 Hirsch guest-starred as Leonard Hofstadter’s father on THE BIG BANG THEORY, on the Network.

Hirsch began his career on the stage playing Murray Burns in Herb Gardner’s “A Thousand Clowns” at the famed Woodstock Playhouse in 1964. Thirty-three years later, he starred in a production of the same play on Broadway. Additional Broadway credits include “Knock, Knock” by Jules Feiffer, “Chapter Two” by Neil Simon, “Talley’s Folly” by Lanford Wilson, “Art,” and “Sixteen Wounded.” For his performances in a pair of Herb Gardner plays, “I’m Not Rappaport” and “Conversations with My Father,” Hirsch won two Tony Awards for Lead Actor. He made his Broadway debut as a replacement for the Telephone Man in Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park.”

Off-Broadway, Hirsch starred in Bruce Jay Friedman’s “Scuba Duba,” Jean-Claude Van Itallie’s “Mystery Play,” Chekhov’s “The Seagull” and Richard Dresser’s “Below the Belt.” In 1997, he played Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” in Toronto.

Hirsch was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as psychiatrist Dr. Berger in the film “Ordinary People.” Other memorable film credits include “Teachers,” “The Goodbye People,” “Running on Empty,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Independence Day” and its recent sequel, “Independence Day: Resurgence.” He will appear in the forthcoming film “The Meyerowitz Stories,” directed by Noah Baumbach.

Hirsch grew up in New York City where he studied engineering at the City College of New York and architecture at Cooper Union. His birthday is March 15.

Jermaine Fowler

Jermaine Fowler

as Franco Wicks

One of Hollywood’s fastest rising young talents, Jermaine Fowler both stars in and is an executive producer of SUPERIOR DONUTS.

Raised in Hyattsville, Md., Fowler began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school. On his 20th birthday, he boarded a Megabus and moved to New York City with three pieces of luggage and a dream. As a stand-up comic, he has toured nationally with College Humor and Comedy Central on Campus. Also, he was one half of the sketch group BodegaCat Sanchez, alongside Kevin Barnett. In 2012 Fowler was selected as one of the “New Faces” at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

In 2014 Fowler co-created and starred in the truTV sketch-comedy series, “Friends of the People.” The following year, he starred in his own SHOWTIME special, “Give ‘Em Hell Kid.” His additional television credits include “Robot Chicken,” “BoJack Horseman,” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN and “Delores & Jermaine,” a comedy pilot co-starring Whoopi Goldberg that Fowler co-executive produced and co-wrote based on his real-life experience of moving in with his grandmother. Coming up, he will recur on the HBO comedy “Crashing,” produced by Judd Apatow.

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

as Randy DeLuca

Golden Globe Award-winning actress Katey Sagal has entertained audiences in a variety of dramatic and comedic roles throughout her notable career.

Coming up, Sagal will star as Vivian Pressman, Kellerman’s “Bungalow Bunny,” in television’s three-hour filmed musical event “Dirty Dancing,” an adaptation of the beloved 1987 hit romantic drama. Sagal won her first Golden Globe for her portrayal of Gemma Teller on the critically acclaimed drama “Sons of Anarchy” in 2010. Also, she was nominated two years in a row by the Broadcast Television Critics as “Best Actress in a Drama Series” for the same role. In 2015, Sagal starred in the historical drama “The Bastard Executioner,” Kurt Sutter’s follow-up to “Sons of Anarchy.”

Sagal gained national attention for her role as the outrageous Peg Bundy in the groundbreaking, long-running series “Married with Children,” for which she earned three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations. Also, she starred in the comedy series “8 Simple Rules…” alongside the late John Ritter, and was the featured voice of Leela, a beautiful one-eyed alien, in the animated series “Futurama.” Additional television credits include recurring roles as Helen on “Lost” and Nancy Gilroy on “The Shield,” as well as starring roles in the television movies “Smart House,” “Mr. Headmistress,” “Chance of a Lifetime,” “Trail of Tears” and “She Says She’s Innocent.” In her first job on television, Sagal joined Mary Tyler Moore in the television series “Mary.”

Sagal has also made her mark in feature films. Most recently, she starred in the biopic “Bleed for This” about the incredible comeback of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza following a near fatal car crash. The film was executive produced by Martin Scorsese and stars Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart. Also, she co-starred in “Pitch Perfect 2,” produced and directed by Elizabeth Banks, as the mother of Hailee Steinfeld’s character. Additional film credits include “I’m Reed Fish,” “Love Stinks,” “Mail Order,” “The Good Mother” and the 2000 Sundance Film Festival favorite “Dropping Out.”

In addition to acting, Sagal is a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter. She was a ‘Harlette’ with Bette Midler for three years, as well as a background singer for Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John, Etta James and Tanya Tucker. In 2013, Sagal’s album “Covered” was released, with her cover of the Tom Petty song, “Free Fallin,’” as its first single.

With the support of record label Valley Entertainment, Sagal released her album “Room” in 2004. “Room” was the first record for Sagal since her 1994 debut, “Well.” “Room” was a combination of original songs penned by Sagal, including “Life Goes Round,” “Daddy’s Girl” and “Wish I Were a Kid,” as well as memorable classics like “Feel a Whole Lot Better” and “(For the Love of) Money.”

On March 21, 2017, Sagal will release “Grace Notes: My Recollections,” an intimate and honest new memoir published by Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books. Told in a series of vignettes, “Grace Notes” immerses readers in the life behind Sagal’s iconic television characters.

David Koechner

David Koechner

as Carl "Tush" Tushinski

Actor, writer and producer David Koechner is perhaps best known for his roles as Todd Packer on “The Office” and Champ Kind in “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

Growing up in Tipton, Miss., Koechner worked for his father in the family’s turkey coop manufacturing business. After college, he moved to Chicago and studied improvisation at the iO (formerly known as the ImprovOlympic) and went on to become an ensemble member of Second City Theater Northwest. Koechner got his first big break as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” Since then, he has appeared in more than 150 films and television shows.

His notable film credits include “Krampus,” “Cheap Thrills,” Roadside Attraction’s “Priceless,” “Waiting,” “Out Cold,” “Talladega Nights,” “Get Smart,” “Extract,” “Thank You for Smoking” and “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.”

In addition to his role on “Superior Donuts,” Koechner appears in the comedies “Another Period” and “The Goldbergs.” Also, he voices recurring characters on several animated series, including “American Dad,” “F Is for Family” and “All Hail King Julien.” Coming up, Koechner will appear in SHOWTIME’s “Twin Peaks.”

When not filming, Koechner performs stand-up comedy across the country and creates original videos for his YouTube channel, “Full On Koechner.” Also, he co-hosts Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, an annual charity event benefitting Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, along with fellow KC-area natives Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis and Eric Stonestreet.

Currently, Koechner resides in Los Angeles 

Maz Jobrani

Maz Jobrani

as Fawz

Maz Jobrani is a comedian and actor who has been entertaining audiences for nearly 20 years. He has had three SHOWTIME stand-up comedy specials: “Brown and Friendly,” “I Come In Peace” and, most recently, “I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV.”

Jobrani performs stand-up live around the world, including the Middle East where he performed in front of the king of Jordan. This past spring, he performed at the White House where he had the privilege of introducing Michelle Obama. Also, his stand-up tour took him to the Kennedy Center where he headlined a show as part of their 2016 season.

Jobrani has made more than 50 guest appearances on television series, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “True Blood” and “Shameless.” Also, he was a founding member of “The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour.”

Jobrani’s film credits include the award-winning indie comedy “Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero,” which he starred in, co-wrote and co-produced; “The Descendants,” directed by Alexander Payne; “The Interpreter,” directed by Sydney Pollack; and “Friday After Next,” produced by Ice Cube.

Additionally, Jobrani is a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and has given two TED talks. His book, “I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV,” was published by Simon & Schuster and was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

Darien Sills-Evans

Darien Sills-Evans

as James Jordan

For more than a decade, Darien Sills-Evans has entertained audiences on stage and screen. First introduced to television viewers as “Darien Hall” on CBS’ “Cosby” in 1998, he had recurring roles on “Third Watch” and “Treme.” Additional television credits include “Person of Interest” and BLUE BLOODS, on the Network, “30 Rock,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “The Bedford Diaries,” executive produced by Tom Fontana.

Sills-Evans made his directorial feature film debut with the critically acclaimed “X-Patriots,” in which he also starred. The film won the LA Weekly award for Best Screenplay in 2002. Also, he co-produced and starred in “The Reception,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005. For his critically acclaimed turn in the film, he won the Best Actor Award at Outfest. Additionally, Sills-Evans co-wrote, produced and starred in “Rivers Wash over Me,” and he played a leading role in the film “Big Words.”

A prolific stand-up comedian, Sills-Evans has performed at The Comedy Store, Flappers, New York Comedy Club, Eastville and many other venues. He is the founder of the weekly show “Tipsy Hustle” at Brooklyn’s Five Spot Supper Club. Also, Sills-Evans is a longtime national spokesperson for U.S. Cellular.

Anna Baryshnikov

Anna Baryshnikov

as Maya

Anna Baryshnikov is a promising new talent. Recently, she garnered recognition for her feature film debut in the critically acclaimed Kenneth Lonergan film “Manchester by the Sea,” which was named the year’s “Best Film” by the National Board of Review. Baryshnikov plays Sandy, the sometimes-girlfriend and bandmate of Patrick Chandler, played by Lucas Hedges. The film has received a Golden Globe Award nomination for “Best Motion Picture – Drama,” a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture,” an Independent Spirit Award nomination for “Best Film” and Critics Choice Award nominations for “Best Picture” and “Best Acting Ensemble.” Also, Baryshnikov appeared in the film “Wiener-Dog,” written and directed by Todd Solondz.

Prior to becoming a series regular on SUPERIOR DONUTS, Baryshnikov guest-starred on several television series, including “Blue Bloods” on the Network, “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Good Girls Revolt” and “Doll & Em.”

On the New York stage, she starred in the 2014 off-off Broadway production of “Horse Girls” at the Cell Performance Salon.

Rell Battle

Rell Battle

as Sweatpants

A Washington, D.C. native, Rell Battle studied theater at the University of Maryland before moving to Los Angeles to pursue stand-up. Soon after his arrival, he was chosen to perform at Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza festival as a “New Face” of comedy. Since then, he has performed at comedy clubs throughout the country and overseas.

Battle is the creator and an executive producer of “Roast Battle,” an energetic live show that was subsequently adapted as a television series for Comedy Central. His additional television credits include “Key and Peele,” “The Eric Andre Show,” “Coming to the Stage” and “Adam Devine’s House Party.” Also, he has written for Comedy Central’s “Hood Adjacent.”

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