James Urbaniak played Arthur, boyfriend of Julie Klausner’s lead character on the Hulu series “Difficult People.” Recently Urbaniak wrapped on a recurring role on CBS’s “Criminal Minds”. Read More
He will next be seen in “Wonderstruck,” released theatrically by Amazon Studios. He also co-stars in the film Rebel in The Rye, directed by Danny Strong (Empire, The Hunger Games, The Butler) where he will play Gus Lobrano, of the New Yorker opposite Nicholas Holt, Hope Davis, Laura Dern and Victor Garbor. The film recently screened at Sundance 2017. James Urbaniak is the voice of Dr. Venture on the Adult Swim animated series “The Venture Brothers”. Other current TV roles include Grant the producer on Comedy Central’s “Review” starring Andy Daly. Other TV credits include “The Office,” “Homeland,” “Agent Carter,” “Adventure Time,” “Comedy Bang Bang,” “Childrens Hospital,” “Weeds,” and “Sex and the City.” Films include American Splendor (as Robert Crumb), You Don’t Know Jack, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Across the Universe, Sound of My Voice, The Boxtrolls, Advantageous and several films for Hal Hartley including the trilogy Henry Fool, Fay Grim, and Ned Rifle. He recently wrapped the indie Dave Made a Maze and is about to film the title role in Mariko Munro and David Andalman’s Jack opposite Kate Walsh. Theatre credits include originating the title role in Will Eno’s Pulitzer-nominated play Thom Pain (based on nothing), (Drama Desk nomination and The Stage’s Best Actor award at the Edinburgh Fringe); and Richard Foreman’s The Universe (Obie Award for performance). James’s short play podcast “Getting On with James Urbaniak” was chosen as one of the top 20 comedy podcasts by Rolling Stone. He is represented by Buchwald and Endorse Management Group.
PAULA PELL is a legendary screenwriter in the comedy world. She has written for SNL for over 20 years and was involved in all of America’s favorite sketches. She also wrote the Universal comedy SISTERS, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, based on her childhood experiences growing up with her Sister. She’s appeared in numerous films including BIRDMAN, INSIDE OUT, SISTERS and most recently, Chris Kelly’s OTHER PEOPLE. She can be seen in Lorne Michael’s NBC Comedy, AP BIO, starring opposite Patton Oswalt and Glenn Howerton, as well as Frankie Shaw’s Showtime series SMILF. Paula has previously recurred in Judd Apatow’s Netflix series LOVE as ‘Erika.’ Additionally, Paula wrote, created and starred in the critically acclaimed web series HUDSON VALLEY BALLERS. For her feature sample, Paula prefers people watch SISTERS or DATE NIGHT.