Creator / David Cross

David Cross is a comedian born April 4, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia. He's known for his incredibly dark, sardonic sense of humor and his decidedly left-leaning views. With Bob Odenkirk, he wrote and starred in Mr. Show, and its spiritual spinoff, the Netflix Original W Bob And David.

Cross is also an actor; his most famous role is Tobias Funke from Arrested Development, and he played the titular role in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret . He's also appeared in films ranging from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to the Alvin and the Chipmunks series and had a rare turn as the Straight Man in Its A Disaster. He's the voice of Master Crane in the Kung Fu Panda films note .

And that's not all! Cross has released several albums and a DVD of stand-up comedy through Sub Pop. He also sang the Expository Theme Tune for the fourth season of Cheap Seats, and he's done guest voices for the [adult swim] series Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Rick and Morty. And during the first season of The Colbert Report, he played liberal talking head "Russ Lieber", Stephen Colbert's Sitcom Arch-Nemesis.

In 2014, he wrote and directed the indie dramedy Hits, about the public obsession with YouTube fame.

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