Jimmy Shubert has built an impressive resume as an actor, both in film and on television. As a comedian, he is one of the busiest comedians working today. After becoming a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and, being seen on Comedy Central as the closing act on Dave Atell’s Comedy Underground. He also just wrapped post-production on his brand new hour special entitled “Zero Tolerance” – soon to be seen on a premium cable network.
Shubert combines the outlook of a modern-day Archie Bunker with an utterly real world sensibility to create signature pieces of comedy.
In television, Shubert is also known for his recurring role on “King of Queens” for five years and several appearances on “Entourage”. He has a wide range as an actor and has played everything from a prison guard in a hostage crisis to a murder victim on “Monk.” On the small screen, He recently did a guest star on IFC’s ”Maron” ABC’s “Back in the game” with James Caan, on the CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls”, He played Betty White's neighbor. He appeared on Disney’s hit show “Zeke and Luther” as Bobby Dicey”-World’s Greatest Daredevil, and “Barely Legal” a pilot presentation about a dysfunctional family law firm, other TV credits include ” “Heist,” “The Loop,” “ER,” “Reno 911,” “Rude Awakenings,” “Angel,” “Lucky,” “New Car Smell,” “Sonny with a chance” and “Youth In Revolt.”
He has landed roles in numerous films such as Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Coyote Ugly,” Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “One Hour Photo”, “The Italian Job”, and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” He starred in a short film entitled “Wedding Jimmy,” and a feature entitled “Tales from the Crib."
Shubert has released three comedy albums, “Animal Instincts” “Pandemonium” & “Alive & kickin,” were produced by Grammy-winning producer Dan Schlissel and Stand Up Records. A veteran of live performance, he has performed all over the United States twice, China, Honk Kong, Singapore, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Korea and, he along with Drew Carey, performed for the troops in the Middle East and Afghanistan as part of the “America Supports You” program for the Defense Department and Armed Forces Entertainment.
A Philly native, Shubert attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts and majored in drama. It was from those experiences in acting class that Jimmy knew he wanted to pursue a career in show business. He took an interest in magic at 9 years old and by the age of 15 had become an accomplished professional magician. He later channeled that energy into stand-up comedy.
Shubert's comedy routine is usually performed with an observational point of view, in comedic short-story form, and typically focuses on poking fun at pop culture. As AllMusic.com put it, “His confidence and lucid delivery enhances his humor, making even his most perverse moments hilarious.”