Bryan Christopher Callen (born January 26, 1967) is an American actor. Callen is notable for being one of the original cast of comedians on the sketch comedy series MADtv.
Callen's father, Randy Callen, left his mother, Toni McBrier, when he found out she was pregnant. His mother raised him and his half-sister, Kelsey, in the South Bronx of New York City. Callen is of Italian and Irish descent. When he was older, Callen began performing in plays to make extra money.
After graduating from Morris High School in 1985, Callen attended American University on a scholarship, majored in drama, and graduated with honors. In 1993, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was discovered in a comedy club by producers looking for talent for MADtv.
Callen was one of eight original cast members when MADtv debuted in 1995. Callen's most popular characters included Pool Boy from Cabana Chat with Dixie Wetsworth, motivational speaker Al Casdy, and "relationship-challenged" death row inmate Jeremy Anderson. Callen also performed impersonations of Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Al Gore, Luke Perry, Steven Seagal, Sammy Hagar, Kevin Bacon, Jim Carrey, Ted Knight, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sean Astin, and Frank