Kurt Long grew up in a small farm town in Massachusetts called Dighton. Don't worry, not many people have heard of it either. He is the middle child of a nurse and an insurance salesman and has two brothers and a sister. Maybe it was the small town, maybe he was starving for attention, but Kurt always knew he wanted out of Dighton and into the entertainment business. He immediately made his own TV shows for the family when they got their first video camera and was repeatedly reprimanded in school for being the class clown. Kurt starred in several plays and musicals throughout his scholastic career including "The Sound of Music" and "The Music Man."
Kurt chose a college that would allow him to realize his dream in the entertainment industry. He selected Emerson College where he studied drama under Kristen Linklater and majored in Television Production. Kurt starred in several of the college's video programs and won an Evvy award for writing "Undergrads," a show he conceived, wrote, and produced. While at Emerson, Kurt interned at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" during the spring of 1995. It's here where Kurt made his first nationwide television breakthrough as a giant "Afrin-Nose" during a live sketch. A star was born!
Several sketches, Groundlings training and a decent acting reel later, Kurt left the show (with Jay's blessing) and started working as an actor. He has since appeared in over 60 commercials that include lead roles in a few national campaigns for Dell, Harley Davidson and Cox Communications. Working steadily, Kurt jumped from recurring roles on "Scare Tactics" and "Spy TV" to a series regular spot on UPN's "Abby" to the host of GSN's "Games Across America." He's also lent his talents to "Without a Trace," "Miss Match" and "Cuts" to name a few. You may also have heard Kurt in a few radio spots and as the lead in a couple of cartoons "Bagboy" and "Monster Island" showing off his vocal talents.
Currently, Kurt is starring in the Fox News Channel's number one Sunday night comedy program "The 1/2 Hour News Hour." He and his co-anchor, skewer political and social icons in a fresh and hilarious way each week. Keep your eyes peeled to FNC and you may see Kurt in a comedic pundit role like the times he has appeared on "Red Eye," "Hannity and Colmes," "Fox and Friends," "Fox Online," and "The O'Reilly Factor."
Kurt, his wife and son live in a happy home in the San Fernando Valley. That's hot. Literally.