Harlan J. Strauss

Actor | Director | Writer
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KNOWN FOR 
House of Cards (2013) | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014-2015) | Saturday Night Live (2012)
AKA 
Harlan Strauss
HEIGHT 
5' 9" (1.75m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 50-65
GUILDS *
AEA | SAG-AFTRA
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Salt/Pepper (Short)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
195 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Average
VOICE TYPE *
Baritone
ATHLETICS *
Swimming
ACCENTS *
Midwest
LANGUAGES *
Swedish
INSTRUMENTS *
Trumpet
DANCE *
Ballroom | Club/Freestyle
WORK HISTORY *
Internet | Industrial | Commercial | Theater | Radio | Film | Voice Over | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Acting
CITIZENSHIP *
(with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Willing to work unpaid
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (23 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (9 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) CEO in 'Table Turning' Segment / Lead Man-Spreader / Jay Leno (segment "House of Cue Cards") (3 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014–2015 3
  • Primary photo for House of CardsHouse of Cards (TV Series) Chairman (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Chapter 4 (Feb 1, 2013) Chairman (as Harlan Strauss)  Less
  • Primary photo for Mysteries at the MuseumMysteries at the Museum (TV Series) Saloon owner & Suicide Table Victim (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for EmpireEmpire (TV Series) Irving Reed, Esq. / Irving Reed - Esq. (21 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009–2012 21
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  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Senior Republican Official in Tampon Skit / Republican Senior Official (Skit) (2 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012 2
  • Primary photo for Sherry's KitchenSherry's Kitchen (TV Mini-series) Director Bradley (5 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010–2011 5
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  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Dancing with Stars Sketch: Klutzy Dancer (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Episode #1.7 (Mar 10, 2009) Dancing with Stars Sketch: Klutzy Dancer  Less
  • Primary photo for The Middle ShowThe Middle Show (TV Series) Host's Side-kick  Less 2008– 
  • Primary photo for Wainy DaysWainy Days (TV Series) Bartender / Barman (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Molly (Feb 11, 2008) Bartender / Barman (uncredited)  Less

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Nightmare: Vampires -- Off-Off-Off Broadway * – Multiple Roles Manhattan's Haunted House, 2009 - 35 Performances
  • Reality Sandwiches * – Experimental Theater Performance Joey Grossfield
InternetCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Celebunauts (2008) * – Shop Patron (Lead; Improv) Todd Hill - "FX", (NYC)
  • Mike 'n Ryan's Show, Episode 1 (2008) * – President of the United States Zedd (Lead) Mike Mezzina (NYC)
FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • House of Cards (2013) * – Congressional Committee Chairman (Principal Role) David Fincher, Director / Kevin Spacey, Producer & Lead
  • Congressman J. Freddie Muggs Reports to the People of Westlake * – Congressman Muggs Scarecrow Productions
  • Empire (Soap, Recurring Role, 2009-2012)-In 4th Season * – Irving Reed, Esq. (Family Advisor/Lawyer) Greg Turner/Brian Hewson (NYC)
  • The Mayor of Mott Street (2012) * – Postman Ken Tienero (Lead) Jordan Olds (NYC)
  • "The Conductor" - Video for new National Museum of Hip-Hop (2011) * – The Conductor (Lead)--TIVA Award 2011/Best Dramatic Actor Kipany Productions / Ruben Latre, Director / Melissa Levins, Producer (NYC)
  • Never Ending (2012) * – Corrupt Police Chief (Lead) Joel Campbell Films (NYC)
  • Creep (2012) * – Famous Art Critic Arthur Mauhm SJ Park Films (NYC)
  • Find Yours (2012) * – Jonny Marks, Private Detective Firm Owner SJ Park Films (NYC)
  • High Score Massacre (2011) Indie * – Father (Lead) Cross between Homer Simpson & Archie Bunker Alex Stein (NYC)
  • Another Thief (2011) * – Charlie -- the Frustrated "Walter Mitty-ish" Professor (Lead) John Sansome (NYC)
  • My Tears Away (2011) * – Crazed Father SJ Park Films (NYC)
  • Bout (2011) * – Boxing Match Corner Man Fernando de Castro (NYC)
  • Sherry's Kitchen (comedic mini-series) - 2011 * – Director Bradley - the Cooking Show's Director (supporting) - Recurring role Sabastien "Saba" Sabatier-Curiel & Bill Hopkins (NYC)
  • Happy Birthday Mr. Hoffman (2010) * – Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Lead) Will Kempner (NYC)
  • Invisible: The Story of Thomas Lynch (Independent Film, 2009) * – Dan, Retired Friend (Supporting) James Merendino / Lisa Hammer (NYC)
  • I, Creator (2008) * – The General (Lead) Mike Cervello, NYC (Independent Film/NYC)
  • No Exit / Jean-Paul Sartre (2008) * – The Valet (Lead) Alex Kurze (NYC)
  • The Middle Show (Comedy Talk Show Pilot, 2008) * – Host David Price's Sidekick (Lead) Black20 Productions / Pat Driscoll, David Price (NYC)
  • Opening Night of the Living Dead (Musical-Comedy), 2008 * – US President (Lead) Jonathan H. McDevitt (NYC)
  • Final Position (2008) * – Charlie Hill, Chess Master (Star) Nelson Farber (NYC)
  • Chicken Soup (2008) * – Morty (Lead) Todd Wiseman/ Robby Benson (NYU)
  • Life With Jonah (2008) * – Jonah, Couch Potato (Co-Star) Peter Berkman, Chuck Cash, Josh Knapp - Solibald TV (NYC)
  • Counter-Terrorism Training Film (2008) * – Euro-Terrorist (Lead) US Government / Department of Defense / DIA (DC)
  • Can You Take a Look at This? (2008) * – Doctor / Urologist (Lead) Robert J. Kubitz (NYC)
  • Community Service (2008) * – Roy, Retired Firefighter / US Army (Supporting) Brian DeCroce (NYC)
  • Devout Disappointment (2008) * – Public High School Principal (Supporting) Alla Romanovsky (NYC)
  • Light (2008) * – Eddie, Deli Clerk (Supporting) Andy McCarthy (NYC)
  • Bury Me in Brooklyn (2008) * – Mr. Rollins, Father (Supporting) Taylor Jordan (NYC)
  • The Tiger (2008, Staged Reading) * – Narrator Vincent Ma (NYU/Tisch Graduate Director Program)
  • This Girl for Hire (2008) * – Rich Spencer, Mafia Boss (Supporting) Carlos Cardona (NYC)
  • Gunk, Gook, Grime (2008) * – Ted's Father, Plumber (Supporting) Michael Brady (NYC)
  • Paul Fischer (2008) * – Neighbor (Supporting) Juan Melo (NYC)
  • Persistence of Vision (2008) * – Narrator/Voice-Over Michael De Angelis (NYC)
  • Rescue Me (Episode 508, 2008) * – Stand-In / Photo Double for Charles Durning FX Television Network
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Apr 21. 2015) * – Skit: "Table-Turning", CEO Jimmy Fallon, NBC Network (NYC)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Jan 17, 2015) * – Skit: "MTA Man-Spreading Campaign" - Lead Man-Spreader Jimmy Fallon, NBC Network (NYC)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Aug 12, 2014) * – Skit: Played Jay Leno, in finale of "House of (Cue) Cards" Jimmy Fallon, NBC Network (NYC)
  • Saturday Night Live (Sep 12, 2012) * – Skit: Senior Republican Official: GOP Tampons NBC Network
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Show 1.7 / 2009) * – Opening Skit - 'Dancing with the Stars' klutzy Dancer NBC Network

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • University of Oregon * – Ph.D. Eugene, Oregon
  • University of California, Santa Barbara * – B.A. Santa Barbara, California
  • University of Lund (Lunds Universitet) * – Certificate 1967 Lund, Sweden
SPECIAL TRAININGYEARCITY/STATE
  • Stella Adler School of Acting * – Sense Memory, Sam Schacht 2010 New York City
  • School for the Visual Arts * – Directors Studio and Workshop, Bill Hopkins 2009 New York City
  • Stella Adler School of Acting * – Adler Technique for Film & TV, Ron Burrus 2008 New York City
  • Bill Hopkins Studio * – Adler Technique for Film & Television, Bill Hopkins 2009 New York City
  • Bill Hopkins Studio * – Advanced Technique for Film/TV, Bill Hopkins 2009 New York City
  • Perfecting Emotional Technique * Mark Mann 2009 New York City
  • Annimation Voice-Over * Paul Liberti New York City
  • Audio Books Master Course * – Audio Books Master Course, Paul Liberti 2009 New York City
  • Stella Adler School of Acting * – Voice for Actors, Robert Fass 2009 New York City
  • Stella Adler School of Acting * – Voice and Speech for the Actor, Christa Kimlico-Jones 2008 New York City
  • Scott Powers Studio * – Commercial Print, Scott Powers 2009 New York City
  • Advanced Voice-Over * Katherine Ryan New York City
  • Commercial * – Commercial On-Camera, David Weinstock (Director) / Erica Moran (Agent) 2009 New York City
  • Theater Lab School of Dramatic Arts * – Acting for Television, Brenna McDonough 2008 Washington, DC
  • TV Hosting * Leila Sbitami 2009 New York City
  • Shakespeare Theater Company * – Master Course: Uta Hagen Acting Technique, Oren Sandel 2007 Washington, DC
  • Shakespeare Theater Company * – Master Class: Intermediate Acting, Elizabeth Foote 2008 Washington, DC
  • Theater Lab School for Dramatic Arts * – Scene Study, Delaney Williams (Bill Delaney) 2008 Washington, DC
  • Theater Lab School of Dramatic Arts * – Monologue Presentation and Development, Michael Russotto 2008 Washington, DC
  • Coaching: Ron Burrus; Olympia Dukakis; Marianne Kanter * – Master Course: Advanced Improvisation, Ron Burrus; Olympia Dukakis, Marianne Kanter 2009 Washington, DC
  • Voice-Over Boot Camp * – Voice-Over, Ty Ford/ Tom Moore 2007 New York City

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Television, Internet, Video Association (TIVA) * – TIVA Peer Award. Best Dramatic Actor (Male) 2011
  • Sweden's BiCentennial Award *
  • Secretary of Defense * – Distinguished & Meritorious Service Award 2008

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • Senior Foreign Policy/National Security Advisor to the Secretary of Defense *
  • / / / Director, International Counterproliferation Programs, The Pentagon, Washington, DC *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

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