James Urbaniak is an American actor. One of his first noteworthy roles was in the avant-garde playwright/director Richard Foreman’s The Universe, for which Urbaniak won an Obie.
He has also been acclaimed for his acting in the films Henry Fool and American Splendor, playing legendary illustrator R. Crumb, and the play Thom Pain, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.
He provides the voice for Dr. Thaddeus Venture on The Venture Bros., as well as the Doctor’s brother, Jonas Venture Junior, and the super-villain Phantom Limb.
His voice work also includes playing M-OC in Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Ebony Maw in Guardians of the Galaxy, Mr. Logic in OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, Thriffith in The Adventures of Puss in Boots, and guest starring roles on Adventure Time, Monsters vs. Aliens, and more.
On TV, Urbaniak portrays Arthur Tack on Hulu’s Difficult People, Grant Grunderschmidt on Comedy Central’s Review, and played Rolf on The Office, as well as guest-starring in Criminal Minds, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Agent Carter, and more.
Urbaniak was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. He lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Julie and their twins, son Severn Jerzy and daughter Esme Maeve.