Gary Lee Mahmoud | Peoples Improv Theater

Gary Lee Mahmoud

A shameless lifelong performer, Gary will drop his pants for food… or just because. He spent his childhood as the class clown and eventually ended up working in Congress for six years (not all that much different) before deciding to do something more productive than politics and become an actor.

Gary can most recently be seen as recurring guest star attorney Herbert Talbott on Blue Bloods and as Ethan Hawke’s doctor in Paul Schrader’s Oscar-nominated film First Reformed. Other noteworthy turns have included: Law & Order, House of Cards, Billions, Friends from College, Manifest, Jessica Jones, The Bourne Legacy, a series regular role on the Nicktoons live action show Alien Dawn, and an appearance as the featured dancing businessman in the Saturday Night Live music video “Boombox.” Among his non TV/film roles, he has hosted The Onion’s mock debate show “In The Know,” performed in a stage reading with Oscar nominee Shoreh Aghdashloo, and had the privilege of being chosen to perform sketch comedy in NBC’s annual Diversity Showcase. When not acting or offending audiences with some stand-up, he writes and produces sketch comedy videos for his YouTube channel Cringe Factory including writing and performing in his multi-million view web sensation “Panhandler Party.”

Gary has also appeared in national commercials for The NFL, Star Wars, USA Today, Beneful, Experian, and Kinect and emceed major events for Microsoft, Wyndham, Zip Car, and Showtime’s Nurse Jackie “Rx Games.” He has trained theatrically with Carol Fox Prescott, studied on-camera with Bob Krakower (master class), and improv with Gary Austin and Upright Citizens Brigade (Chris Gethard and Charlie Todd).
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