Joe Furey is an Emmy-nominated television comedy writer/ executive producer/director/ actor. His credits include the NBC sitcom Newsradio starring Phil Hartman, Dave Foley and Maura Tierney, which was just released on DVD; Late Night With David Letterman for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award; NBC's Watching Ellie starring Julia Louis Dreyfus; and the NBC animated series Sammy starring David Spade. His latest project is a sitcom pilot that was sold to NBC television.
He wrote, directed, and acted in the independent feature comedy Love and Support, which opened to acclaim at various U.S. film festivals and won the BEST SCREENPLAY award at the Dances With Films International Festival in Los Angeles. It
was released on DVD.
In 1995, he wrote, produced, directed and acted in the short film The Messenger, which was shown on the PBS affiliate program Off-Hollywood and was featured at various festivals, including the Independent Feature Film Project in New York City. In 1993, he collaborated on the short film Through An Open Window, which debuted to critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.
Mr. Furey is a graduate of the State University of New York at Purchase, where he received the Nancy Jo Ables Scholarship to study film. As a child, Mr. Furey worked as a professional actor, appearing in over seventy national television commercials.
Pat Finn grew up in Wilmette, Illinois and is one of six children. He attended high school at Loyola Academy in Wilmette and graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1987. After graduation, he moved to Chicago where he worked as a beer salesman until joining the Second City National Touring Company. During this time, he was also performing improvisation with the ImprovOlympic in Chicago. After writing and performing in two Second City resident shows, Pat landed the part of George Wendt(s younger brother in (The George Wendt Show(. Pat has also had re-occuring roles on (Murphy Brown(, (Third Rock From the Sun( and (Ed(. His other television credits include (Friends(, (Seinfeld(, (The Drew Cary Show(, (That 70(s Show(, (According to Jim( and (Less Then Perfect( and (Las Vegas( just to name a few. He can also be seen in the feature films (Dude, Where(s My Car(, (The Bachelor(, (How High(, (Unconditional Love(, (Funkey
Monkey, "Love & Support" and "Pee Shy". Pat has also had commercial success with campaigns for (Got Milk?(, (Sony Playstation(, (DiGiorno Pizza(, (Holiday Inn(, (H&R Block( "Bell South", "Toyota" and dozens of others. Pat continues to perform improv each week at the ImprovOlympic West in L.A. His critically acclaimed ensemble show, (Beer, Shark, Mice( was voted Improv Group of the Year at the Chicago Improv Festival.
He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
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