Kurt Long grew up in Dighton, Massachusetts where he starred in several plays and musicals throughout his scholastic career. Notable performances include The Sound of Music and The Music Man as well as a stunning turn as an unnamed Bicuspid in his 3rd grade Cavity Crusaders play. As a teen, he landed a recurring role on the short-lived NBC comedy, Here and Now starring Malcom Jamaal Warner.
Kurt attended Emerson College where he studied drama under Kristen Linklater and majored in theater and television production. It was there that he conceived, wrote and produced Undergrads, for which he received Emerson's prestigious EVVY award. While still in college, Kurt interned at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno during the spring of 1995. That internship turned into a permanent assistant position where he wrote and sold jokes to Mr. Leno and starred in dozens of the show's sketches.
Kurt has since trained at the Groundling Theater, UCB Theatre and Improv Olympic. He has appeared in over 100 commercials that include lead roles in a several national commercial campaigns. Working steadily for the past decade and a half, Kurt has hosted GSN's Games Across America, Fox's Half Hour News Hour, and Food Net's What's on the Menu. His acting appearances include recurring roles on CSI: Miami, The Game, and Hollywood Heights as well as appearances on Castle, Parks & Recreation, How I Met your Mother, Bones, 90210, and more.
Kurt currently stars as "Johnny Nimbus" on Disney Channel's Liv & Maddie and recently finished a starring role in Homeroom, a pilot for Nickelodeon. You can also catch him starring in two new indies, Circle (a Saw-like horror/suspense film) and Scout (also starring Danny Glover and Ellen Burstyn). Kurt also produces and hosts two podcasts, Talk Fight Podcast and Long Way to the Top, both available on iTunes.
Kurt, his wife, and two children live in a happy home in the San Fernando Valley.