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David Krumholtz Biography

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Being the avid television viewer that I am, not to mention, somewhat of a mathematical genius myself, (no kidding) I couldn’t help but tune in to watch the premiere of the hit CBS television show NUMB3RS when it premiered last season.

Having said that, I am now a full-fledged fan of the show, which is currently in its third season, although I’m sure most viewers think it’s only the second season (like I did before researching it).

At any rate, the show revolves around two brothers, Don (Rob Morrow) and Charlie (David Krumholtz) Eppes. Don is the older brother and FBI agent who gets amazing mathematical help solving crimes from his younger brother, a mathematics genius.

The cast of the hit show also includes veteran actor, Judd Hirsch, who is the man who gave Krumholtz his start in acting way back in 1992 on the Broadway stage. Now, Krumholtz, an actor I have really come to like, and repeatedly have to hear how good-looking he is, is a genuine star in his own right who appears to have quite a future in front of him. Here is Krumholtz’s story.

Born on May 15, 1978 in Queens, New York, Krumholtz began his acting career at the age of 13 when he followed his friends to an open audition for the Broadway play Conversations with my Father in 1992. He won the role of Young Charlie opposite the Tony-winner Hirsch and actors Tony Shalhoub and Jason Biggs, who was also making his Broadway debut at the time.
Shortly after his run on Broadway, Krumholtz co-starred in two feature films: Life With Mikey (1993) opposite Michael J. Fox and Addams Family Values (1993) opposite Christina Ricci. For his role in Mikey, David was nominated for a 1993 Young Artist Award.

Although his work in these two films garnered him critical attention, Krumholtz is probably best known by children and the young-at-heart as the sarcastic head elf Bernard from The Santa Clause (1994) and its 2002 sequel The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs Clause but due to contractual disputes was unable to be a part of the upcoming The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

In 1994, Krumholtz co-starred in his first television series, Monty, with Henry Winkler. Although the show only lasted a few episodes, Krumholtz would go on to star in several short-lived series over the years.

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In addition to his recent television work, Krumholtz has amassed a healthy filmography He broke out of the children’s movie genre with The Ice Storm in 1997 and Slums of Beverly Hills in 1998. In 1999 Krumholtz starred as Michael Eckman in the popular teen movie 10 Things I Hate about You. That same year, he also portrayed an entirely different teen character – that of Yussel, a young conflicted Jewish man in Liberty Heights.

It was the role of Yussel that brought Krumholtz to the attention of actor and filmmaker Edward Burns, who cast him in the 2001 independent movie Sidewalks of New York. Playing the romantic and slightly obsessed Benny, Krumholtz was on a path to larger, more complex film roles.

He eventually landed his first role as a leading man was in the 2002 romantic comedy You Stupid Man, playing opposite Milla Jovovich. Although never released theatrically in the United States, You Stupid Man, directed by Edward Burns’s brother, Brian Burns, was released on DVD in 2006. Krumholtz landed his first leading role in an American released film when he starred Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie, which premiered on FX Networks in 2002.

The film was based on the true story of the Arizona State University basketball fixing scandal that occurred in the early 1990s. Krumholtz played Benny Silman, a college student and campus bookie who was jailed for his part in shaving points off key ASU basketball games. The role, which was unlike any character Krumholtz had played prior, to that point, garnered critical praise for his performance, proving that he was not just a sidekick, as some susupected up unti that point.

In 2004, Krumholtz reunited with Edward Burns for the independent film The Last Hold-Outs and the following year he played Max in My Suicidal Sweetheart (formerly Max and Grace). Krumholtz also returned to smaller key roles in the successful films Ray and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle – two very different movies released in 2004.

In 2005, he finally found television success with NUMB3RS, while also appearing in Joss Whedon’s science fiction film Serenity as Mr. Universe. Most recently, in early 2006, Krumholtz’s 2003 film Kill the Poor screened in New York City at IFC Center and across the country on Comcast’s On Demand cable service.

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To put it mildly, Krumholtz may be at the height of his acting career at the momnet, but this young actor is surely still acsending in his meteoric rise to the top – and before long, will become an even bigger household name.

Here is a list of the filmography of Krunholt’s career.

1. Live! (2007) (post-production) …. Rex
2. Tenacious D in ‘The Pick of Destiny’ (2006) (post-production) …. Frat Boy 2
3. “Numb3rs”
… aka Num3ers (USA: promotional title)
– Provenance (2006) TV Episode …. Charlie Eppes
– Two Daughters (2006) TV Episode …. Charlie Eppes
– Spree (2006) TV Episode …. Charlie Eppes
Hot Shot (2006) TV Episode …. Charlie Eppes
– Undercurrents (2006) TV Episode …. Charlie Eppes
(35 more)
4. Bobby (2006) …. Phil
5. Kill the Poor (2006) …. Joe Peltz
6. American Storage (2006) …. Kurt
7. Serenity (2005) …. Mr. Universe
8. My Suicidal Sweetheart (2005) …. Max
… aka Max & Grace (USA: festival title)
9. Guess Who (2005) (uncredited) …. Jerry MacNamara
10. Ray (2004/I) …. Milt Shaw
11. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) …. Goldstein
… aka Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies (Europe: English title) (UK)
… aka Harold et Kumar chassent le burger (Canada: French title)
12. Looking for Kitty (2004) …. Abe Fiannico
13. “The Lyon’s Den” …. Jeff Fineman
– Pilot (2003) TV Episode …. Jeff Fineman
14. Sick in the Head (2003) (TV)
15. “Lucky”
– Savant (2003) TV Episode …. Tony
16. Scorched (2003/I) …. Max
17. Cheats (2002) …. Evan Rosengarden
… aka Chea+ers (USA: promotional title)
18. The Santa Clause 2 (2002) …. Bernard, the Arch-Elf
… aka SC2 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
… aka Santa Clause 2 (UK: poster title)
… aka The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause (USA)
19. You Stupid Man (2002) …. Owen
… aka You Stupid Man (Germany)
20. Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002) (TV) …. Benny Silman
21. “Undeclared”
– Eric’s POV (2002) TV Episode …. Greg
– Eric Visits Again (2001) TV Episode …. Greg
22. “ER”
– Beyond Repair (2002) TV Episode …. Paul Sobriki
– All in the Family (2000) TV Episode …. Paul Sobriki
– Be Still My Heart (2000) TV Episode …. Paul Sobriki
23. According to Spencer (2001) …. Ezra
… aka Garage Sale
24. Two Can Play That Game (2001) …. Jason
25. Sidewalks of New York (2001) …. Benjamin ‘Ben’/’Benny’ Bazler
26. The Mexican (2001) …. Beck
… aka Mexicana, La (Mexico)
27. “The Trouble with Normal”
– Speech! Speech! (2000) TV Episode …. Bob Wexler
– Say Cheese (2000) TV Episode …. Bob Wexler
– Owl Show Ya (2000) TV Episode …. Bob Wexler
– Mail Trouble (2000) TV Episode …. Bob Wexler
– Psychologists Without Borders (2000) TV Episode …. Bob Wexler
(6 more)
28. “Freaks and Geeks”
– Noshing and Moshing (2000) TV Episode …. Barry Schweiber
29. How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog (2000) …. Brian Sellars
… aka Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Australia: video title)
30. Liberty Heights (1999) …. Yussel
31. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) …. Michael
32. “The Closer” (1998) TV Series …. Bruno Verma (1998)
33. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) …. Ben Abromowitz
34. “Union Square”
– Get Rusty (1997) TV Episode …. Russell
– A Stool with a View (1997) TV Episode …. Russell
35. The Ice Storm (1997) …. Francis Davenport
36. “Chicago Sons” (1997) TV Series …. Billy Kulchak
37. Justice League of America (1997) (TV) …. Martin
38. “Pig Sty”
– Tess Makes the Man (1995) TV Episode …. Timmy
39. “Monty” (1994) TV Series …. David Richardson (1994)
40. The Santa Clause (1994) …. Bernard the Elf
41. Addams Family Values (1993) …. Joel Glicker
42. “Law & Order”
… aka Law & Order Prime (USA: informal title)
– Sweeps (1993) TV Episode …. Scotty Fisher
43. Life with Mikey (1993) …. Barry Corman
… aka Give Me a Break
44. 21 Jump Street”
– Blackout (1990) TV Episode …. Marty