Martin Starr

Martin Starr

Martin James Pflieger Schienle (born July 30, 1982), professionally known as Martin Starr, is an American actor and comedian.


He is known for the television roles of Bill Haverchuck on the short-lived comedy drama Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), Roman DeBeers on the comedy series Party Down (2009–2010), Bertram Gilfoyle on the HBO series Silicon Valley (2014–2019), for his film roles in Knocked Up (2007) and Adventureland (2009), and as Roger Harrington in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films The Incredible Hulk (2008), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).
Starr was cast as Bill Haverchuck in the NBC sitcom Freaks and Geeks. The series received positive reviews from critics, but it suffered from low ratings and was canceled after only one season.  It gained a strong cult following. Starr then had a number of guest appearances and one-time roles on shows such as EdMysterious WaysProvidenceKing of the Hill, and Normal, Ohio. He had a small recurring role during the third season of Roswell as the character Monk. In 2002, Starr appeared in the films Stealing Harvard and Cheats. He reunited with both Freaks and Geeks producer Judd Apatow and Freaks and Geeks co-star Seth Rogen when he made a guest appearance on Apatow's situational comedy Undeclared in the episode "The Perfect Date". In 2005, he appeared in the miniseries Revelations and the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Starr co-starred in the 2007 comedy film Knocked Up, which was directed by Judd Apatow. The same year, he had small appearances in Superbad and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, both of which were produced by Apatow. Knocked Up was critically praised and was a smash at the box office. The success of Knocked Up led to Starr having larger roles in films, such as Good
Dick and Adventureland. Starr also appears in many well-received short films that premiere at film festivals, such as the Sundance Film Festival. In 2008, Starr played Roger Harrington in The Incredible Hulk. He reprised the role in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). 
From 2009 to 2010, Starr was a series regular portraying Roman DeBeers on the Starz sitcom Party Down. The series was cancelled after two seasons and there were discussions of adapting the series into film, but this never came to fruition. From 2011 to 2013, he co-starred on the Adult Swim television series NTSF:SD:SUV::, in which he played Sam Stern. In 2011, Starr had a major role in the film A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and also had guest appearances on television series such as Mad LoveCommunity, and Childrens Hospital. In the latter he reprised his role of Roman DeBeers from Party Down. Starr reunited with Freaks and Geeks and Party Down cast member Lizzy Caplan in the 2012 film Save the Date, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The same year he had a supporting role in the thriller film Deep Dark Canyon, as well as guest-starring on sitcoms Parks and Recreation and New Girl.
In 2013, he had a small role playing himself in This Is the End, which was directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. He had a starring role in the Kristen Bell film The Lifeguard, later working with her again in the film Veronica Mars. He has guest-starred on The Aquabats! Super Show!Franklin & Bash, and Drunk History. In 2014, he was cast to play Bertram Gilfoyle in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley.
In 2019, Party Down's co-creator and producer Dan Etheridge announced plans for a reunion with the original cast (including Starr) during a discussion at Vulture Festival.


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Hero Allen in Coma Credited as Martin Schienle
1995 Xtro 3: Watch the Skies Biff Atkins Credited as Martin Schienle
2001 Eyeball Eddie Eddie Malick Short film
2002 Stealing Harvard Liquor Store Clerk  
2002 Cheats Applebee  
2003 Band Camp Shane Short film
2004 Who's Your Daddy? Scooter Direct-to-video
2004 Fish Burglars Marty Short film
2005 The Toast No Friend of the Groom  
2005 Kicking & Screaming Beantown Customer  
2006 American Storage Charlie Short film
2006 A Midsummer Night's Rewrite John Short film
2007 Knocked Up Martin  
2007 Superbad James Masselin  
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Schmendrick  
2008 Good Dick Simon  
2008 The Incredible Hulk Roger Harrington Cameo; Credited as "Computer Nerd"
2009 Big Breaks Barista Short film
2009 Adventureland Joel  
2009 Oh Joy Best Friend Short film
2009 The Invention of Lying Waiter #1 Cameo
2009 The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu Clarence  
2009 1-900-Drinking-Buddy Young Jock Short film
2009 Paper Heart Himself  
2010 Church & State Jesus Short film
2010 Lovepocalypse Ernie Short film
2011 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy Doug Duquez  
2011 Fight For Your Right: Revisited Police Short film
2011 6 Month Rule Alan  
2012 Save the Date Andrew  
2012 Angel of Death Victim 3 Short film
2012 Deep Dark Canyon Lloyd Cavanaugh  
2013 This Is the End Himself Cameo
2013 The Sidekick Blood Diamond Short film
2013 The Lifeguard Todd  
2013 The Apocalypse Kyle Short film
2013 Seasick Sailor Bookbinder Short film
2014 Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead Daniel  
2014 Veronica Mars Stu "Cobb" Cobbler  
2014 Leonard in Slow Motion Leonard Short film
2014 Amira & Sam Sam Seneca  
2014 Playing It Cool Lyle  
2015 I'll See You in My Dreams Lloyd  
2015 Intruders Perry Cuttner  
2016 Operator Joe Larsen Also co-producer
2017 Lemon Adam  
2017 Infinity Baby Malcolm  
2017 Grow House Conspiracy Chris  
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Roger Harrington  
2018 The Escape of Prisoner 614 Jim Doyle  
2019 Honey Boy Alec  
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home Roger Harrington  
2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home  
2022 Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe Corrections Officer / Ball-kicking Biker (voice)  
2022 Samaritan Albert Casier
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