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Harlan J. Strauss

Actor | Director | Writer

Harlan J. Strauss is a full-time professional actor working in film and TV, based out of New York City and Washington, DC. He has trained at the Stella Adler Studio, studying with Ron Burrus, Sam ... read full biography
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5' 9" (1.75m) | Performs 50-65 & 17 more performer profile details
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Past Television (9 titles) Episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014–2015)
(TV Series) - CEO in 'Table Turning' Segment / Lead Man-Spreader / Jay Leno (segment "House of Cue Cards") (3 episodes, 2014) CEO in 'Table Turning' Segment / Lead Man-Spreader / Jay Leno (segment "House of Cue Cards") (3 episodes, 2014)   See fewer
Blake Lively/Brian Grazer/Nate Bargatze (Apr 21, 2015) Season 2, Episode 133 - CEO in 'Table Turning' Segment (uncredited) CEO in 'Table Turning' Segment (uncredited)   See fewer
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House of Cards (2013)
(TV Series) - Chairman (1 episode, 2013) Chairman (1 episode, 2013)   See fewer
Chapter 4 (Feb 1, 2013) Season 1, Episode 4 - Chairman (as Harlan Strauss) Chairman (as Harlan Strauss)   See fewer
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Mysteries at the Museum (2013)
(TV Series) - Saloon owner & Suicide Table Victim (1 episode, 2013) Saloon owner & Suicide Table Victim (1 episode, 2013)   See fewer
St. Francis Dam, Philly the Dog, Suicide Table (Jan 10, 2013) Season 4, Episode 7 - Saloon owner & Suicide Table Victim (uncredited) Saloon owner & Suicide Table Victim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Empire (2009–2012)
(TV Series) - Irving Reed, Esq. / Irving Reed - Esq. (21 episodes, 2009) Irving Reed, Esq. / Irving Reed - Esq. (21 episodes, 2009)   See fewer
Devil Wouldn't Recognize You (Oct 2012) Season 4, Episode 12 - Irving Reed, Esq. Irving Reed, Esq.   See fewer
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Saturday Night Live (2012)
(TV Series) - Senior Republican Official in Tampon Skit / Republican Senior Official (Skit) (2 episodes, 2012) Senior Republican Official in Tampon Skit / Republican Senior Official (Skit) (2 episodes, 2012)   See fewer
Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Mumford & Sons (Sep 22, 2012) Season 38, Episode 2 - Senior Republican Official in Tampon Skit (uncredited) Senior Republican Official in Tampon Skit (uncredited)   See fewer
Seth MacFarlane/Frank Ocean (Sep 15, 2012) Season 38, Episode 1 - Republican Senior Official (Skit) (uncredited) Republican Senior Official (Skit) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sherry's Kitchen (2010–2011)
(TV Mini-series) - Director Bradley (5 episodes, 2010) Director Bradley (5 episodes, 2010)   See fewer
The Test (Jun 16, 2011) Season 1, Episode 5 - Director Bradley Director Bradley   See fewer
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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
(TV Series) - Dancing with Stars Sketch: Klutzy Dancer (1 episode, 2009) Dancing with Stars Sketch: Klutzy Dancer (1 episode, 2009)   See fewer
Episode #1.7 (Mar 10, 2009) Season 1, Episode 7 - Dancing with Stars Sketch: Klutzy Dancer Dancing with Stars Sketch: Klutzy Dancer   See fewer
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The Middle Show (2008– )
(TV Series) - Host's Side-kick Host's Side-kick   See fewer
Wainy Days (2008)
(TV Series) - Bartender / Barman (1 episode, 2008) Bartender / Barman (1 episode, 2008)   See fewer
Molly (Feb 11, 2008) Season 2, Episode 10 - Bartender / Barman (uncredited) Bartender / Barman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Additional Credits

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Theater (2 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
Nightmare: Vampires -- Off-Off-Off Broadway *
Multiple Roles
Manhattan's Haunted House, 2009 - 35 Performances
Reality Sandwiches *
Experimental Theater Performance
Joey Grossfield
Internet (2 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
Celebunauts (2008) *
Shop Patron (Lead; Improv)
Todd Hill - "FX", (NYC)
Mike 'n Ryan's Show, Episode 1 (2008) *
President of the United States Zedd (Lead)
Mike Mezzina (NYC)
Film (34 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
House of Cards (2013) *
Congressional Committee Chairman (Principal Role)
David Fincher, Director / Kevin Spacey, Producer & Lead
Congressman J. Freddie Muggs Reports to the People of Westlake *
Congressman Muggs
Scarecrow Productions
Empire (Soap, Recurring Role, 2009-2012)-In 4th Season *
Irving Reed, Esq. (Family Advisor/Lawyer)
Greg Turner/Brian Hewson (NYC)
The Mayor of Mott Street (2012) *
Postman Ken Tienero (Lead)
Jordan Olds (NYC)
"The Conductor" - Video for new National Museum of Hip-Hop (2011) *
The Conductor (Lead)--TIVA Award 2011/Best Dramatic Actor
Kipany Productions / Ruben Latre, Director / Melissa Levins, Producer (NYC)
Never Ending (2012) *
Corrupt Police Chief (Lead)
Joel Campbell Films (NYC)
Creep (2012) *
Famous Art Critic Arthur Mauhm
SJ Park Films (NYC)
Find Yours (2012) *
Jonny Marks, Private Detective Firm Owner
SJ Park Films (NYC)
High Score Massacre (2011) Indie *
Father (Lead) Cross between Homer Simpson & Archie Bunker
Alex Stein (NYC)
Another Thief (2011) *
Charlie -- the Frustrated "Walter Mitty-ish" Professor (Lead)
John Sansome (NYC)
My Tears Away (2011) *
Crazed Father
SJ Park Films (NYC)
Bout (2011) *
Boxing Match Corner Man
Fernando de Castro (NYC)
Sherry's Kitchen (comedic mini-series) - 2011 *
Director Bradley - the Cooking Show's Director (supporting) - Recurring role
Sabastien "Saba" Sabatier-Curiel & Bill Hopkins (NYC)
Happy Birthday Mr. Hoffman (2010) *
Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Lead)
Will Kempner (NYC)
Invisible: The Story of Thomas Lynch (Independent Film, 2009) *
Dan, Retired Friend (Supporting)
James Merendino / Lisa Hammer (NYC)
I, Creator (2008) *
The General (Lead)
Mike Cervello, NYC (Independent Film/NYC)
No Exit / Jean-Paul Sartre (2008) *
The Valet (Lead)
Alex Kurze (NYC)
The Middle Show (Comedy Talk Show Pilot, 2008) *
Host David Price's Sidekick (Lead)
Black20 Productions / Pat Driscoll, David Price (NYC)
Opening Night of the Living Dead (Musical-Comedy), 2008 *
US President (Lead)
Jonathan H. McDevitt (NYC)
Final Position (2008) *
Charlie Hill, Chess Master (Star)
Nelson Farber (NYC)
Chicken Soup (2008) *
Morty (Lead)
Todd Wiseman/ Robby Benson (NYU)
Life With Jonah (2008) *
Jonah, Couch Potato (Co-Star)
Peter Berkman, Chuck Cash, Josh Knapp - Solibald TV (NYC)
Counter-Terrorism Training Film (2008) *
Euro-Terrorist (Lead)
US Government / Department of Defense / DIA (DC)
Can You Take a Look at This? (2008) *
Doctor / Urologist (Lead)
Robert J. Kubitz (NYC)
Community Service (2008) *
Roy, Retired Firefighter / US Army (Supporting)
Brian DeCroce (NYC)
Devout Disappointment (2008) *
Public High School Principal (Supporting)
Alla Romanovsky (NYC)
Light (2008) *
Eddie, Deli Clerk (Supporting)
Andy McCarthy (NYC)
Bury Me in Brooklyn (2008) *
Mr. Rollins, Father (Supporting)
Taylor Jordan (NYC)
The Tiger (2008, Staged Reading) *
Narrator
Vincent Ma (NYU/Tisch Graduate Director Program)
This Girl for Hire (2008) *
Rich Spencer, Mafia Boss (Supporting)
Carlos Cardona (NYC)
Gunk, Gook, Grime (2008) *
Ted's Father, Plumber (Supporting)
Michael Brady (NYC)
Paul Fischer (2008) *
Neighbor (Supporting)
Juan Melo (NYC)
Persistence of Vision (2008) *
Narrator/Voice-Over
Michael De Angelis (NYC)
Rescue Me (Episode 508, 2008) *
Stand-In / Photo Double for Charles Durning
FX Television Network
Television (5 titles) Role / Position Company / Director
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Apr 21. 2015) *
Skit: "Table-Turning", CEO
Jimmy Fallon, NBC Network (NYC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Jan 17, 2015) *
Skit: "MTA Man-Spreading Campaign" - Lead Man-Spreader
Jimmy Fallon, NBC Network (NYC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Aug 12, 2014) *
Skit: Played Jay Leno, in finale of "House of (Cue) Cards"
Jimmy Fallon, NBC Network (NYC)
Saturday Night Live (Sep 12, 2012) *
Skit: Senior Republican Official: GOP Tampons
NBC Network
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Show 1.7 / 2009) *
Opening Skit - 'Dancing with the Stars' klutzy Dancer
NBC Network
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