Hailing from Livingston, NJ, Adam Pally has quickly found his place as both actor and comedian in Hollywood. Pally is widely known for starring as Max Blum in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings. Recently, Pally starred in and produced the film Joshy which premiered at Sundance.
Previously, in 2013 Pally joined the cast of The Mindy Project as a series regular for two seasons playing the fan favorite role of Peter Prentice. In 2015, he also starred in indie dramedy Night Owls, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as Slow Learners which he starred in alongside Sarah Burns. In addition to his acting credits, Pally and his writing partner, Gil Ozeri, recently sold an untitled comedy script to Disney.
Previously, Pally was seen starring in the indie comedy A.C.O.D. with Amy Poehler and Adam Scott as well as in the comedy The To Do List starring opposite Rachel Bilson and Andy Samberg. Pally also had a cameo in the blockbuster film Iron Man 3 playing Gary the Cameraman. Adam’s other film credits include Monogamy, The Sophomore, Taking Woodstock, and Solitary Man. His production team, Chubby Skinny Kids, with fellow UCB members Doug Mand and Dan Gregor, has developed numerous projects for television and the internet.
Pally has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade since 2003, and continues to both write and perform sketch comedy. He currently performs with Death By Roo Roo.
Casey Wilson was a series regular on the sitcoms Marry Me and Happy Endings. She was twice nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her performance on the latter show, and Variety has called her one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch.”
Most recently Wilson was cast in the lead role of the ABC pilot Hail Mary, which shoots this spring. Her other recent credits include Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi on Amazon, directed by Nicole Holofcener, and the upcoming films The Disaster Artist directed by James Franco for New Line, Why Him? directed by John Hamburg for Twentieth Century Fox, and The Meddler with Rose Byrne and Susan Sarandon, which will be released by Sony Pictures Classics. She will also soon appear in episodes of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat and Grey’s Anatomy.
Wilson was a featured player on Saturday Night Live for two seasons and has guest starred on HBO’s Bored to Death and How I Met Your Mother on CBS. Wilson also stars in the Hotwives series, a Hulu original comedy, taking place in a different city each season. The second season, Hotwives of Las Vegas, premiered in August 2015.
Her film credits include David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Christopher Guest’s For Your Consideration, Nora Ephron’s Julie and Julia, and Kyle Alvarez’s indie feature C.O.G., which is based on a short story by David Sedaris.
Wilson and her comedy partner June Raphael comedy partnership branched out into the film world and co-wrote Bride Wars starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. They also played the leads in Assbackwards, an indie female road trip comedy, which they also wrote together. The film was directed by Chris Nelson and premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Damon Wayans, Jr.
Damon Wayans, Jr. most recently appeared in the New Line comedy How To Be Single alongside Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson, and Alison Brie. Prior to that, Damon starred opposite Jake Johnson in FOX’s action-comedy Let’s Be Cops, which to date has grossed over $100 million worldwide. He also starred on the fourth season of FOX’s hit series New Girl opposite Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, and Max Greenfield.
Damon was a series regular on ABC’s critically acclaimed show Happy Endings, created by David Caspe and was featured in Sony’s hit comedy The Other Guys opposite Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg for director Adam McKay. His breakthrough role came playing the lead in Paramount’s Dance Flick. In 2006, Damon appeared in and served as a writer for the Showtime sketch comedy series, The Underground.
David Caspe is a writer and producer from Chicago who is Creator and Executive Producer of Happy Endings. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Canadian-born Elisha Cuthbert burst onto the American scene as Kiefer Sutherland’s daughter Kimberly Bauer in the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-winning FOX drama series 24, which earned her a nomination for a Teen Choice Award for “Breakout TV Actress.” She also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as part of the cast of 24 in the category of “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.”
Cuthbert began her career in entertainment as a model at the age of seven, and soon after she was cast as a regular in the Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark? She also traveled the globe as a correspondent for the award-winning series Popular Mechanics for Kids. She starred in the telefilm Lucky Girl, and her powerful performance as a straight-A student who becomes addicted to gambling earned her a Gemini award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Program. The prestigious Gemini is the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy.
Cuthbert’s film credits include Old School, The Girl Next Door, Love Actually, House of Wax, The Quiet (in which she both starred and produced), My Sassy Girl, and He Was A Quiet Man. She also starred in the independent film The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, opposite Tim Allen and Jenna Elfman.
Prior to starring as Lizzy in the NBC comedy One Big Happy, Cuthbert starred in the ABC comedy series created by David Caspe, Happy Endings as Alex Kerkovich. Cuthbert will next be seen in the upcoming Netflix comedy series The Ranch alongside Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson.
Eliza Coupe will soon be seen as the female lead in Hulu’s Futureman opposite Josh Hutcherson and directed by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg. She can also be seen on Hulu recurring on Casual and The Mindy Project, as well as ABC’s Quantico, and Wrecked on TBS. In 2014, Eliza starred as the lead in USA’s Benched and recurred on Showtime’s House Of Lies.
Eliza is well known for her lead role in the David Caspe-created comedy series, Happy Endings on ABC. She was also series regular on the last two seasons of ABC’s Scrubs. Film credits include: The Disaster Artist, The 4th, Shanghai Calling, The Last Time You Had Fun, Anchorman 2, It’s Us, What’s Your Number?, Somewhere, and I Think I Love My Wife.
Jonathan Groff is currently Executive Producer/Showrunner on Blackish. He spent five seasons as Head Writer on Late Night With Conan O’brien; served as Consulting Producer on Ed, How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs; co-created the series Andy Barker, P.I. with Conan O’Brien; and was the Executive Producer/Showrunner on Happy Endings.
Zachary Knighton is known for his portrayal of the lovable Dave Rose in the critically acclaimed ABC comedy Happy Endings starring alongside Elisha Cuthbert, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr., Casey Wilson, and Eliza Coupe. He was last seen on the small screen with Becki Newton, Nate Torrence and Meera Rohit Khumbhani in the Fox comedy Weird Loners.
Last year, Knighton starred in the independent film Ashby, playing opposite Mickey Rourke. He was also recently in the independent films Believe Me, The Big Spoon and Hot. In addition, he can be seen on screen in The Big Ask directed by Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman, and the romantic comedy, Tug, opposite Yeardley Smith. Knighton’s other film credits include the surfer comedy, Surfer, Dude, opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the dark horror remake, The Hitcher, opposite Sophia Bush, the comedy romance The Prince and Me opposite Julia Stiles and Miranda Richardson, the drama The Mudge Boy opposite Emile Hirsch, and also Cherry Falls alongside Brittany Murphy.
On television, Knighton previously starred as Dr. Bryce Varley in ABC’s sci-fi thriller FlashForward, as well as the network’s comedy series Life on a Stick. Knighton has been a guest star on the award-winning Parenthood and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and made appearances on FX’s Wilfred, Fox’s House MD, the long running series Law & Order, as well as USA’s Ed and Related. In addition to his television series credits, Knighton appeared in the biography drama USA TV movie, Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal.
Knighton’s has also expanded his body of work with several theatrical productions. Some of his stage credits include The Pumpkin Pie Show, Birdy, Madame Melville, and Endgame. Knighton was nominated for the Irene Ryan Award for his standout performance in Equus.