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Nate Torrence

After his freshman year at Kent State University, Nate Torrence moved to Chicago and began studying at the Players Workshop of the Second City. He began performing with the improv/sketch troupe only to find out that he was too young to legally enter the majority of improv clubs in the city. He moved back home to Ohio and founded his own theater troupe, which toured local coffee houses and theatres, among many other venues. When a Second City Theater opened in Cleveland, Torrence continued to train and find outlets to perform. A few years later, he made the move to Los Angeles.

The actor got his first big breaks and gained national recognition for his work in commercials, the first notable national spot being for Golden Grahams cereal. He made a lasting and hilarious impression as David Spade's sidekick in the Capital One ads, and as the screaming Jetta test driver in a Volkswagen campaign, which earned him a 2005 AICP award for Best Talent/Performance in a Commercial.

His work in commercials led to opportunities for guest-starring roles on such television series including: How I Met Your Mother, CSI, Malcolm in the Middle, Las Vegas, Girlfriends, Reno 911 One on One, as well as a recurring role on the CBS drama Ghost Whisperer, the Matthew Perry series The End of Steve and as a regular on the critically acclaimed Aaron Sorkin series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Torrence's film appearances include Get Smart. While shooting the film, Torrence and co-star Masi Oka starred in a video spin-off, featuring their characters, Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control. In 2008, he appeared in the Dane Cook comedy My Best Friend's Girl.

Despite a hectic schedule, Torrence still finds time to perform sketch/improv shows in area theaters including The Second City Studio Theater in LA.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.

Nate Torrence Facts

BirthdayDecember 1, 1977 (45)
BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, USA
Height5' 8½" (1m74)  How tall is Nate Torrence compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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