Marty Belafsky on word use at Jewlicious 4.0
Posted by challahbackgirl on March 4, 2008
Discovered by late comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield who called him his “favorite up-and-coming comedian,” Marty Belafsky thrills audiences nationwide with his uniquely energetic and hysterical brand of physical comedy.
Rodney Dangerfield hand-picked Marty to be his opening act at the MGM Las Vegas in 2000. Marty has since starred in two of Rodney’s films, BACK BY MIDNIGHT and THE 4TH TENOR.
Often recognized for his starring role as “Crutchy” in the Disney cult hit musical NEWSIES, as well as for his stint on MTV’s popular sketch show, LYRICISTS LOUNGE, Marty has also appeared in AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS starring Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta Jones, MEN IN BLACK 2 with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, EVOLUTION, and Christopher Guest’s A MIGHTY WIND and the Chevy Chase starrer, FUNNY MONEY.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Marty Belafsky began acting professionally in film and TV at age 13. Prior to securing NEWSIES, Marty guest-starred in numerous television shows, including THE WONDER YEARS and NBC’s HULL HIGH. Marty graduated from the Ivy League’s Brown University with a degree in History. But as proved by his large, loyal fan following across the country, stand-up remains his true passion and calling.