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Domenick Jack Irrera (born November 18, 1948) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. Much of his material is in the form of stories about his life, especially his childhood years and growing up in an
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family. Irrera has appeared on '' The Oprah Winfrey Show'', '' The View'', The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 1986 , '' The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'', ''
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'', and '' The Late Show with David Letterman'', and has made numerous cameo appearances on TV shows. Irrera is a regular performer at the Cat Laughs in
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; he has made 22 appearances at the festival - more than any other comic. He appeared on an episode of the
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'' as Ronnie Kaye, the prop comic and on the
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'' as Spero Demopolous. Irrera made 11 appearances as himself on the animated series '' Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist'', and is the only comic to appear in all six seasons. Irrera was voted one of the hundred funniest comics of all time by
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. He was the Judge on the Supreme Court of Comedy on the 101 exclusively on DirecTV. He also did some voiceovers for Nickelodeon as Ernie Potts on ''Hey Arnold!'' and as Duke on ''Back at the Barnyard'', and played a chauffeur in the 1998 film ''The Big Lebowski''.


Discography

*''Greatest Hits Volume One'' (2003)https://www.discogs.com/Dom-Irrera-Greatest-Hits-Volume-One/release/1509171


Filmography


Film


Television


References


External links


Dom Irrera's Official Website
* American male voice actors American stand-up comedians American people of Italian descent Living people 1948 births Male actors from Philadelphia St. Thomas University (Florida) alumni 20th-century American comedians 21st-century American comedians {{US-comedian-stub