Edward Harry Deezen
(originally spelled "Dezen") is an American character actor, voice-over actor, writer, and comedian. He was a class clown in school, and as an adult originally had aspirations of becoming a stand-up comedian. He moved from his hometown of Cumberland, Maryland to Hollywood within days of graduating high school. He performed several times at the The Comedy Store before abandoning stand-up to concentrate on acting. His last appearance as a stand-up comedian was on The Gong Show
, where he was gonged by singer-songwriter Paul Williams.
Since then, Eddie has made a living out of being the quintessential nerd, starting with his first big role, Eugene in Grease
. From that start, he went on to play nerds, geeks, and spazzes in such films as Grease 2
, Midnight Madness
. He also had larger roles (and occasionally starring roles) in a number of independent cult films, including Surf II: The End of the Trilogy
, Mob Boss
, I Wanna Hold Your Hand
, Beverly Hills Vamp
, Teenage Exorcist
, and of course, I Love You, Eddie Deezen
, wherein he not only got to play himself, he got to play himself as a romantic lead
As a voice actor, his voice is high-pitched, nasally voice is easily recognized. He has voiced Mandark from Dexter's Laboratory
, Snipes the Magpie in Rock-a-Doodle
, Ned in Kim Possible
, and Lenny the Know-It-All in The Polar Express.
Eddie Deezen is also One of Us
. In addition to being the world's biggest fan of The Beatles
(a claim that he has successfully defended several times) he is a pop-culture expert of monumental proportions. Since 2011, Eddie has been a contributing writer for mental floss
, concentrating on not only The Beatles
, but on baseball, American history, and classic comedy acts like Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges, and Martin and Lewis.
Eddie Deezen is a genuinely nice guy who takes care to give back to his fans, with whom he has a surprisingly open and casual relationship over social media networks like Facebook