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Brian Stepanek
Brian Patrick Stepanek

(1971-02-06) February 6, 1971 (age 52)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Parisa Stepanek
(m. 2002)
Children 3

Brian Patrick Stepanek (born February 6, 1971) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Arwin Hawkhauser on the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Brian on Brian O'Brian. He was also a Sector Seven Agent in the 2007 Michael Bay film Transformers, and also had a supporting role in The Island. Stepanek is also known as the voice of Roger in Father of the Pride and played Tom Harper on the Nickelodeon series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn from 2014 to 2018. He currently voices Lynn Loud Sr. on the Nickelodeon animated series The Loud House and portrays a live-action version of the character on the spin-off, The Really Loud House.


Stepanek is known for his role as Arwin in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. He appeared in the 2005 film The Island.

Stepanek has done additional voiceovers in the movies Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Kim Possible, Charlotte's Web and Over the Hedge. He voiced Roger in Father of the Pride. He appeared in the sitcoms What I Like About You and Malcolm in the Middle. He was a co-host for the first Disney Channel Games. Stepanek portrayed the popular Batman villain, The Riddler on one of the Batman OnStar commercials. Stepanek can also be seen as the bank manager in the Disney direct-to-DVD movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2.

In 2008, he voiced Martin in the movie Bolt. He was an uncredited policeman in Friday After Next. He has his first voice role in The Secret Saturdays as Agent Epsilon. Brian voices Kick, Brad and Brianna's father, Harold Buttowski on the Disney XD animated series Kick Buttowski.

Stepanek starred in a series of shorts that aired on Disney Channel called Brian O'Brian, which was a silent slapstick-style series and which was filmed in Milan, Italy. He starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Hatching Pete as the Coach Mackay, and Mostly Ghostly as Phears. He reprised his role as Arwin for three episodes of The Suite Life on Deck. He made an appearance in season 9, episode 19 of Two and a Half Men. Stepanek starred in Mr. Young as Adam's university professor, Dr. Fenway.

From 2014 to 2018, Stepanek portrayed Tom Harper in the Nickelodeon television series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, the father of the title quadruplets. In 2015, he appeared in the animated film Home voicing several roles, including the Gorg Commander.

In 2016, he began voicing family patriarch Lynn Loud Sr. on the Nicktoon The Loud House and reprised the role in its spinoff The Casagrandes as a guest star and the feature film The Loud House Movie. He also physically portrays Lynn Sr. in the live-action television film A Loud House Christmas.

Personal life

Stepanek was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio; from 1985 to 1989, he attended Gilmour Academy, and went on to attend Syracuse University. Since 2002, he has been married to Parisa Stepanek, and together, they have three children.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Friday After Next Officer #3
2005 The Island Gandu Three Echo
2006 Charlotte's Web Sheep Group Voice role
2006 Over the Hedge Nugent Voice role
2007 Transformers Sector Seven Agent
2008 Bolt Martin Voice role
2008 Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? Phears Direct-to-video film
2011 Monster Mutt Dr. Victor Lloyd
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Banker
2013 Pain & Gain Brad McCalister
2014 Jingle All the Way 2 Victor
2014 The Little Rascals Save The Day Sergio Direct-to-video film
2015 Home Gorg Commander / Boovs Voice roles
2016 LBJ Rufus Youngblood
2018 Daphne & Velma Nedley Blake Direct-to-video film
2018 Green Book Graham Kindell
2021 The Loud House Movie Lynn Loud Sr. / 1600s Lynn Sr. Voice roles


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The West Wing Senator's Aide Episode: "The Lame Duck Congress"
2002 What I Like About You Lowell Episode: "Holly's First Job"
2002 JAG Lt. Murtaugh Episode: "Offensive Action"
2002 The Drew Carey Show Bob Episode: "The Dawn Patrol"
2003 Malcolm in the Middle Stan Episode: "Baby: Part 1"
2003 Six Feet Under Alex Graham Episode: "The Opening"
2004–2005 Father of the Pride Roger Recurring voice role
2005–2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Arwin Hawkhauser Recurring role, 27 episodes
2006–2008 Disney Channel Games Himself Host
2007 Kim Possible Mathter Voice role; episode: "Mathter and Fervent"
2008 The Secret Saturdays Agent Epsilon Voice role; episode: "Paris Is Melting"
2008 Brian O' Brian Brian Lead role
2008–2011 The Suite Life on Deck Arwin Hawkhauser/Milos 3 episodes
2009 Hatching Pete Coach Mackay Television film
2009 Phineas and Ferb Professor Mgillicuty Voice role; 2 episodes
2010–2012 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Harold Buttowski Recurring voice role
2011 Mr. Young Professor 3 episodes
2012 The Penguins of Madagascar Dode Voice role; episode: "Endangerous Species"
2012–2013 Two and a Half Men Arthur Episodes: "Palmdale, Ech", "Mr. Walden, He Die. I Clean Room."
2013 The Crazy Ones Phil Episode: "The Intern"
2014 Jessie Mr. Collinsworth Episode: "Hoedown Showdown"
2014 Mixels Magnifo Voice role; episode: "Mixed Up Special"
2014 Mom Fred Episode: "Sonograms and Tube Tops"
2014–2015 The Haunted Hathaways Officer GooseBump 3 episodes
2014–2018 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Tom Harper Main role
2016 The Middle Merv Episode: "Crushed"
2016–present The Loud House Lynn Loud Sr. / Todd / various Recurring voice role
2017–present Young Sheldon Mr. Givens Recurring role, 14 episodes
2017 Longmire Jay Purcell Episode: "Fever"
2018 The Thundermans Professor Meteor Episode: "The Thundredth"
2019 I'm Sorry Mr. Castellotti 4 episodes
2019 For All Mankind Shorty Powers 2 episodes
2019–2020 Team Kaylie Officer Stevie 4 episodes
2020 Outmatched Mr. Turpel Episode: "Bullying"
2020–2022 The Casagrandes Lynn Loud Sr. / Todd / various Voice role; 3 episodes
2020 NCIS Chunk Episode: "Sturgeon Season"
2021 A Loud House Christmas Lynn Loud Sr. Television film
2022 The Really Loud House Lynn Loud Sr. Main role

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