Toby Huss

Toby Huss
Born (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966
Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present

Toby Huss (born December 9, 1966)[1] is an American actor best known for portraying Artie in the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993–1996). He is also known for his voice-over work on the long-running animated series King of the Hill (1997–2010) and his role as Felix "Stumpy" Dreifuss on HBO's Carnivàle (2003–2005).[2] He currently plays John Bosworth on the AMC original period drama Halt and Catch Fire.[3]

Early life

Huss was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Gerald and Elma Huss.[4][5] He attended the University of Iowa,[4] where he participated in No Shame Theatre before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.[1]


In the early 1990s, Huss appeared in network promos for MTV, playing odd characters, including a crooner known at the time as Ol' Two Eyes, who sang lounge-singer versions of Dr. Dre's "Dre Day", Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain", Pearl Jam's "Jeremy", and Onyx's hit "Slam"; a James Bond-like spy named Cobalt; a leather fetishist with an abnormal affection for goats; a flannel-wearing doofus; and an angry redneck named Reverend Tex Stoveheadbottom, who delivered fast-talking and descriptively detailed non-sequitur tirades that usually included the phrase, "Go to Hell!"

Other roles include the voices of Cotton Hill and Kahn Souphanousinphone on King of the Hill and a boyfriend of Elaine Benes in the episode "The Junk Mail" of Seinfeld. From his parodies of Frank Sinatra, which were featured in the films Vegas Vacation and Down Periscope, Huss has created a Sinatra-inspired character named Rudy Casoni.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Zadar! Cow From Hell Clerk
1994 Hand Gun Ted
1995 The Basketball Diaries Kenny
1996 Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All-Girl Bookie Joint Sammy Cybernowski
1996 Down Periscope Nitro
1996 Beavis and Butt-head Do America Various Characters Voice
1996 Dear God Doubting Thomas Minister
1996 Jerry Maguire Steve Remo
1997 Vegas Vacation Fake I.D. Salesman Uncredited
1998 Still Breathing Cameron
1998 Shock Television Donut Shop Patron
1999 The Wetonkawa Flash
1999 The Mod Squad Red
1999 Clubland Rastus
2000 Bedazzled Various Characters
2000 A Good Baby AmeriShine Voice
2001 Human Nature Puff's Father
2001 Beyond the City Limits Dykes
2002 The Country Bears Tennessee O'Neal Voice
2003 Windy City Heat Ansel Adams Television film
2006 Rescue Dawn Spook
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Glen
2007 Balls of Fury Groundskeeper
2007 Have Dreams, Will Travel Deputy Raymond Ward
2009 World's Greatest Dad Bert Green
2009 Cryptic Lee
2010 Furry Vengeance Wilson
2010 Alpha and Omega Truck Stop Employee
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Roy Murphy
2011 God Bless America Man With Cellphone
2011 Rip City Ronnie Television film
2013 Bad Milo! Dr. Yeager
2013 42 Clyde Sukeforth
2013 HairBrained Whittman Moderator
2013 R.I.P.D. Deado Voice
2013 Enough Said Peter
2013 The Arrangement Dizzy Pagliouci Television film
2014 The Occupants Father
2015 The Invitation Dr. Joseph
2015 Little Boy Colonel Bob
2015 Equals George
2015 Martyrs Fenton
2015 Heaven's Floor Ed
2016 In a Valley of Violence Harris
2016 Havenhurst Wayne
2016 The Venture Bros. Copycat
2016 Ghostbusters Officer Stevenson
2016 Buster's Mal Heart Completed
2016 Big Bear Cop Completed


Year Title Role Notes
1993–1996 The Adventures of Pete & Pete Artie 11 episodes
1995–1999 NewsRadio Jack Frost / Junior / Guard #2 3 episodes
1997 Seinfeld Jack / The Wiz 1 episode
1997–2010 King of the Hill Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr. / Cotton Hill / Joe Jack / Coach Kleehammer / M.F. Thatherton / Various Voice
150 episodes
1998 The Army Show Cpl. Rusty Link 13 episodes
1999–2000 The Martin Short Show Himself Writer
63 episodes
2000–2002 Nikki Jupiter 41 episodes
2001 The Angry Beavers Rikki / Pirate Rats Voice
1 episode
2002 Home Movies Coach / FPC Floating Head Voice
1 episode
2002–2003 One on One Hank 5 episodes
2003–2005 Carnivàle Felix "Stumpy" Dreifuss 24 episodes
2003–2009 Reno 911! Big Mike / General Lee 17 episodes
2004 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Ernie Devlin / Shado Voice
4 episodes
2004 Pilot Season Stewart Miniseries
2006 Help Me Help You Lenny 2 episodes
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Charlie 1 episode
2008 30 Rock Deutsche Stimme 1 episode
2008 The Riches P.I. Chet Landry 2 episodes
2008–2016 The Venture Bros. Scaramantula / General Treister / Copy-Cat 6 episodes
2009 In the Motherhood Goose 1 episode
2009 Bollywood Hero Jeff Hacker 1 episode
2009 The Goode Family Clyde 2 episodes
2009 Hung Cliff 1 episode
2010 Criminal Minds Frank Lynch 1 episode
2010 Childrens Hospital Old Timey Psychiatrist 1 episode
2011 Bob's Burgers Robber Voice
1 episode
2011 Shameless Steve's Boss 1 episode
2011 Mr. Sunshine Travis 1 episode
2011 Adventure Time Booboo / Commander in Movie 1 episode
2011 The Cleveland Show Tutor 1 episode
2011 Beavis and Butt-head Todd Ianuzzi / Henry Voice
2 episodes
2011–2012 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Mr. Yeung / Snow Leopard 2 episodes
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jeff Levitt / Frank Sinatra 1 episode
2012 The New Normal Farmer Mark 1 episode
2013 Anger Management Tom 1 episode
2013 Sanjay and Craig Various Characters Voice
4 episodes
2013 Newsreaders Peter Ruby 1 episode
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV E-Cigarette Smoking Man 1 episode
2013 Brickleberry Aubrey Voice
1 episode
2013 Key & Peele Shoeshine Customer 1 episode
2014 The Spoils of Babylon Seymore Lunts 2 episodes
2014–present Halt and Catch Fire John Bosworth 20 episodes
2014 Garfunkel & Oates Tom 1 episode
2015 Mom Bill 1 episode



  1. 1 2 "Toby Huss Biography". Fandango.
  2. "Cinemad Podcast: Toby Huss". Underground Film Journal. April 18, 2013.
  3. "Halt and Catch Fire Q&A – Toby Huss (John Bosworth)". AMC.
  4. 1 2 "Toby Huss - Biography". NY Times.
  5. 1 2 "An interview with Toby Huss". The Original Van Gogh's Ear Anthology. September 3, 2013.
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