As a 40 year comedy vet, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and has had countless TV standup appearances. He played The Drake on Seinfeld and Pam’s Dad on The Office. He currently recurs on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here and recently recurred on ABC’s Last Man Standing, TNT’s Leverage, and Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital. Recent guest stars include Veep, Grimm, Murder in the First, Blunt Talk, Bones, The League, The Middle, Kroll Show, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Newsreaders, but Rick also guested on classic TV series like Lost, E.R., Mad About You and Married with Children.
On the big screen, he has worked with A-list directors like Ron Howard, Chris Columbus, Harold Ramis, Jay Roach, and Steven Soderberg, with roles in films like Bad Teacher, The Informant, Dinner for Schmucks, Cloverfield, Groundhog Day, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Willow.
He also has an Emmy Award for writing on HBO’s Dennis Miller Live. Rick is currently a semi-regular contributor to the Huffington Post and hosts a popular podcast called Overview that is available on iTunes.