Ian (II) Roberts filmography and biography
Date of birth: 29 July 1965, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
Ian (II) Roberts biography
Ian Roberts was raised in Secaucus, New Jersey, and attended Grinnell
College in Iowa. From 1987-1990, he lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
performing plays with various local companies including the Acacia
Theater, Hansberry Sands and Milwaukee Players. In 1990, he moved to
Chicago and studied Improvisation at ImprovOlympic under
Charna Halpren and Del Close and was a member of the
Second City National Touring Company. It was at this time that Ian and
some fellow improvisers founded the Upright Citizens Brigade. He has
written and performed in every UCB show since the group's inception in
In August of 2000, Ian received rave reviews for his debut feature film role as the tyrannical choreographer Sparky Polastri in the Kirsten Dunst film Bring It On. His most recent performance was in the box office smash Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Ian (II) Roberts trivia
- One of the founding members of the comedy troupe "Upright Citizens Brigade", the other three are Matt Walsh (I), Amy Poehler, and Matt Besser. "The Upright Citizens Brigade" had a show on Comedy Central that ran from 1998 to 2000. The 4 members own a theater in New York City.