Josh Brener

Josh Brener

Brener at SXSW 2016
Born Joshua Max Brener
(1984-10-01) October 1, 1984[1]
Houston, Texas, U.S.[2]
Alma mater Harvard University[2]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present[3]

Josh Brener (born October 1, 1984) is an American actor. He plays Dale in The Big Bang Theory and Big Head in Silicon Valley.

Life and career

Brener was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Sharon (née Blend) and Daniel Brener.[1] He was raised in a Jewish household.[4]

Brener attended Harvard University, from which he graduated in 2007.[2][5][6] Brener was the president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.[7]


List of acting credits in film and television
Year Title Role
2009 The Condom Killer College Guy
2009 The Guy Who Cured Cancer Grad Student
2009 Sofia & Sam Matty
2010 Song in a Convenience Store Teen a
2010–2011 Glory Daze Zack Miller
2011 Glee Jewellery Store Clerk (Deleted Scene)
2011–2013 The Big Bang Theory Dale
2012 House of Lies Will Davis
2012 Say It Ain't Solo Richie Tobolowsky
2012 Retroland Simon Beck
2013–2016 Maron Kyle
2013 The Internship Lyle Spaulding
2013 Workaholics Marshall Davis
2014 The Middle Julian, Axel's college dorm RA
2014 First Kiss: Outtakes Kisser #4
2014–present Silicon Valley Nelson "Big Head" Bighetti
2015 Jim & Helen Forever Aaron
2015 Welcome to Happiness Ripley
2016 Baked in Brooklyn David Shapiro
2016 Max Steel Steel (voice)


  1. 1 2 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services.
  2. 1 2 3 "Josh Brener".
  3. "Josh Brener". IMDB.
  4. NWK Interview Josh Brener Part Jew: Electric Boogaloo on YouTube
  5. "OfA announces undergraduate prize winners". Harvard Gazette. 26 April 2007.
  6. Pacult, Mark A. (2 May 2007). "Joshua M. Brener '07". The Harvard Crimson.
  7. Gewertz, Ken (22 February 2007). "Roast World". Harvard Gazette.

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