Josh Brener

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Josh Brener
Josh Brener at SXSW 2016.jpg
Brener at SXSW 2016
Born Joshua Max Brener
(1984-10-01) October 1, 1984 (age 33)[1]
Houston, Texas, U.S.[2]
Alma mater Harvard University[2]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present[3]

Joshua Max Brener (born October 1, 1984) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Nelson "Big Head" Bighetti in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley and Dale in The Big Bang Theory.

Early life[edit]

Brener was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Sharon (née Blend) and Daniel Brener.[1] He was raised in a Jewish household.[4]

Brener attended Harvard University, from which he graduated in 2007.[2][5][6] Brener was the president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.[7]


List of acting credits in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Condom Killer College Guy
2009 The Guy Who Cured Cancer Grad Student
2009 Sofia & Sam Matty
2010 Song in a Convenience Store Teen a
2010–11 Glory Daze Zack Miller
2011 Glee Jewellery Store Clerk Deleted scene only
2011–2013 The Big Bang Theory Dale
2012 House of Lies Will Davis
2012 Say It Ain't Solo Richie Tobolowsky
2012 Retroland Simon Beck
2013–2015 Maron Kyle
2013 The Internship Lyle Spaulding
2013 Workaholics Marshall Davis
2014 The Middle Julian (Axl's college dorm RA)
2014 First Kiss: Outtakes Kisser #4
2014–present Silicon Valley Nelson "Big Head" Bighetti
2015 Jim & Helen Forever Aaron
2015 Welcome to Happiness Ripley
2015 Scandal Gavin Price
2015 The Rumperbutts Richie
2016 Baked in Brooklyn David Shapiro
2016-18 Future Worm Chadd Gold Voice
2016 Max Steel Steel Voice
2016 The Belko Experiment Keith McLure
2016 Unleashed Luke
2017 Star Wars Rebels Erskin Semaj Voice
2017 My Brother Steven Myles
2017-present DuckTales Mark Beaks Voice
2017 Where's the Money Clarke
2018 Swedish Dicks Rick
2018 Highly gifted Dave Albers Voice
2018 Corpse Tub Cultist
2018 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello/Donnie Voice
2018 Brand New Old Love Bruce
2018 The Front Runner Doug Wilson
2018 Star Wars Resistance Voice


  1. ^ a b Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services.
  2. ^ a b c "Josh Brener". Archived from the original on 2013-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Josh Brener". IMDB. 
  4. ^ NWK Interview Josh Brener Part Jew: Electric Boogaloo on YouTube
  5. ^ "OfA announces undergraduate prize winners". Harvard Gazette. 26 April 2007. 
  6. ^ Pacult, Mark A. (2 May 2007). "Joshua M. Brener '07". The Harvard Crimson. 
  7. ^ Gewertz, Ken (22 February 2007). "Roast World". Harvard Gazette. 

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