Josh Brener is an American actor and voice-over artist who is best known for playing the role of “Nelson ‘Big Head’ Bighetti” in the television series Silicon Valley (2014), Kyle in Maron (2013), and Dale in The Big Bang Theory (2013). He has lent his voice in various animated television series like 101 Dalmatian Street Shorts (2018-2019), DuckTales (2017-2020), Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018-2020), etc.
Josh Brener was born as Joshua M. Brener The Crimson on Monday, October 1, 1984 (age 36 years; as of 2020), in Houston, Texas. He did his schooling at Bellaire High School, Texas. Thereafter, he graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At Harvard, he was the president of Hasty Pudding Theatricals, a theatrical organization formed by students of Harvard University. It was Hasty Pudding Theatricals that had helped Josh refine his improv and comedy skills. After completing his formal education, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. He is a huge fan of Mates of State, an American indie pop duo of husband and wife, Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Family & Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Josh Brener’s father’s name is Daniel Brener, and his mother’s name is Sharon Brener. He has two brothers, Marc Brener (a writer and director), and Seth Brener.
Relationships, Wife & Children
Josh Brener’s wife, Meghan Falcone, is an actress who is best known for playing the role of Courtney Todd in the television series Foursome (2016).
In 2008, Josh Brener made his television debut with the show ‘Overkill’ in which he played the role of The Overkiller. Thereafter, he appeared in various shows like Glory Daze (2010), House of Lies (2012), Workaholics (2013), etc. In 2013, he played the recurring role of Dale in the American television sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
In the same year, he played the role of Kyle in the show Maron. From 2014 to 2019, he starred as one of the protagonists “Nelson ‘Big Head’ Bighetti” in the show Silicon Valley, which earned various accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series in 2015.
In 2018, he appeared in the show Highly Gifted in which he played the role of Dave Albers. He began his career as a voice-over artist when he gave his voice in the animated series Future-Worm! (2016) for the characters of Chadd Gold, and Nils. Other animated series in which he lent his voice include 101 Dalmatian Street Shorts (2018-2019), DuckTales (2017-2020), Star Wars Resistance (2018-2020), and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018-2020).
Josh Brener made his film debut in 2013 with ‘The Internship’ in which he played the role of Lyle.
Thereafter, he appeared in various films like Welcome to Happiness (2015), The Rumperbutts (2015), The Belko Experiment (2016), etc. In 2016, he lent his voice in the film Max Steel for the character of Steel. In the same year, he appeared as David in the film Baked in Brooklyn.
- Won the Tommy Tune Award (2003) in the category of Best Actor.
- Won the Jonathan Levy Award in Drama (2007) at Harvard University.
- Nominated for Maverick Movie Awards (2009) in the category of Best Supporting Actor for the short film The Condom Killer (2009)