Kyle Bornheimer is an American actor and comedian. An 'Ivy League' graduate, he pursued writing and short-film direction for a while. He directed the award-winning short 'Dorothy Parker's You Were Perfectly Fine.' He was featured in several TV commercials before he turned toward acting. Kyle has appeared on both the big and the small screens simultaneously. He is also active in the theater circuit and has performed in a couple of productions for his theater company. Some of his notable works have been for 'Worst Week,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Casual,' 'Playing House,' 'The Office,' 'Jericho,' 'Weeds,' 'The Unit,' 'Will and Grace,' and 'Medium.'
Childhood & Early Life
Kyle Edward Bornheimer was born on September 10, 1975, in Mishawaka, Indiana, U.S., to Timothy Bornheimer and Melissa Bornheimer. He has a brother named Ryan Bornheimer, who is a producer.
He attended 'St. Monica Grade School' and then graduated from the ‘Marian High School in 1994. Kyle was a quarterback in school.
Following school. He graduated from one of the most elite colleges in the world, the 'Ivy League' institute 'Purdue University' in West Lafayette, Indiana.
However, at the age of 19, Kyle moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a writer and film director.
Kyle was 24 when he decided to give acting a shot and joined an acting class. He was under the tutelage of renowned coach and author Ivana Chubbuck. During the course, he met Kimberly (Kurtenbach) Furness, with whom he eventually formed a theater production house.
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Furness pitched the idea of collaborating for a new production house, and Kyle readily joined her. In 2001, they, along with other members, established 'The Curtainbox Theatre Company,' which is now based in Davenport.
Kyle has also performed in a few of his company productions. He played 'Walker' in 'Two Rooms.'
Kyle later found a job in a commercial casting office, which kickstarted his brief stint as a model. He appeared in a number of national commercials for brands such as 'Geico,' 'Staples,' 'Coors Light,' 'Imodium,' 'Stanley,' and 'T-Mobile.'
He made his acting debut with the 2004 short 'Spokane.' The short featured him as 'James,' alongside Jason Waters. It premiered at the 'Sundance Film Festival.’ Kyle simultaneously made his first TV appearance in an episode of the comedy–drama detective series 'Monk.'
Kyle was also seen in the shorts 'Devils are Dreaming' (as 'Arden') and 'An Alright Start' (as 'Doug’).
He subsequently made a string of single-episode appearances in series such as 'The O.C' (as 'Norman'), 'How I Met Your Mother' (as 'Austin'), 'Medium,' 'Will & Grace,' 'Lovespring International' (as 'Derek Gardner'), 'Weeds' (as 'Chuck'), 'The Unit' (officer 'Jones'), 'The Office,' and 'Girlfriends' ('Jason').
Kyle's first recurring character (in 16 episodes) was as 'Sam Briggs' in the ‘CBS’ sitcom 'Worst Week' (2008). The following year, he played 'Tony' in the comedy film 'For Christ's Sake.'
In 2010, he was seen as 'Dylan Kettner' in the romantic comedy 'She's Out of My League' and as 'Timothy' in the comedy feature 'You Again.' He played 'Perry Gill' in six episodes of the ‘ABC’ sitcom 'Romantically Challenged,' starring alongside Alyssa Milano. The channel officially canceled the series on May 16, 2010.
Kyle was seen as 'Joe,' Isla Fisher's (as 'Katie Lawrence') on-screen love interest, in the 2012 romantic comedy 'Bachelorette.' The film was adapted from Leslye Headland's play of the same name.
He played Katherine Heigl's (as 'Lyla Griffin') husband, 'Andrew,' in the 2013 comedy movie 'The Big Wedding.' The following year, he was seen in a cameo (as 'Heliskier') in the film adaptation of the neo-noir mystery TV series 'Veronica Mars.’
Kyle was cast as 'Randy' in the movie 'The D Train' (also known as 'Bad Bromance'), which premiered at the 11th 'Sundance Film Festival.’
Kyle played 'Victor' in the 2017 supernatural horror–comedy film 'Little Evil' and made two guest appearances in Judd Apatow's 'Netflix' romantic comedy 'Love' (as 'Ken Cruikshank). He then appeared as 'Ted' in the 2019 drama film 'Marriage Story.'
He voiced the character 'Wilden Lightfoot' in the 2020 'Walt Disney Pictures' animated urban-fantasy film 'Onward,' produced by 'Pixar Animation Studios.'
Kyle will be seen as 'Brett' in the upcoming romantic comedy 'The Lovebirds.'
Family & Personal Life
Kyle is married to Shannon Ryan, who is currently the president of marketing for 'ABC Network' and 'Disney Television Studios.' She is also an active social-media personality. They have two children.
Growing up, his all-time favorite film was the 1952 romantic musical-comedy 'Singin' in the Rain.' His father and grandfather owned an extensive collection of old movies, which exposed him to cult classics at an early age.
Eventually, movies such as 'The Godfather,' 'Dr. Strangelove,' and 'Chinatown' became his favorites.