Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) has had a long and illustrious career as a comedic actor. Best known in his early career for playing hapless geeks and sleazy losers, he's broadened his niche to include Cool Old Guy roles through his involvement in the American Pie franchise (of which he's the only actor to appear in every single installment). These days, Levy is perhaps best known as part of the Production Posse for Christopher Guest, appearing in major roles in each of Guest's theatrical improv films.
Roles of Note:
- SCTV: Where Levy became well known. Like the entire cast, Levy played many characters on the show.
- Along with John Candy, he played one half of the Schmenge Brothers, a pair of Leutonian polka-playing brothers with strange customs and tastes in food.
- Possibly his best-known role on SCTV was one half of the news team as the Kind Hearted Simpleton Earl Camembert, a not-especially-bright reporter with some bizarre habits that had to be kept in line by his co-anchor.
- National Lampoon's Vacation: Car salesman
- Splash: Dr. Walter Kornbluth
- Club Paradise: Barry Steinberg
- Multiplicity: Vic
- Waiting for Guffman: Dr. Alan Pearl
- American Pie series: Noah Levinstein, "Jim's Dad"
- Best in Show: Gerry Fleck
- Josie and the Pussycats: As Himself
- Serendipity: Bloomingdale's salesman
- Bringing Down the House: Howie Rottman
- A Mighty Wind: Mitch Cohen
- New York Minute: Max Lomax
- Over the Hedge: Lou (voice)
- For Your Consideration: Morley Orfkin
- Finding Dory: Charlie (voice)
- Schitt's Creek: Johnny Rose
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Truly majestic. Just look at the page image.
- Cool Old Guy: His American Pie roles helped him to add this trope to his repertoire.
- Fake American : He's Canadian, but most of his characters are American.
- Production Posse: He's part of Christopher Guest's posse, appearing in all of his theatrical improv films.
- Took a Level in Badass: At least once per movie, and he's been in over 40. Became epic-level in the American Pie series
- What Could Have Been: He was almost cast as Toby on The West Wing.