Nat Faxon has signed on to guest star in ABC’s comedy pilot Spy, which will follow a man who joins the Secret Service hoping to impress his son. In the pilot, the Ben and Kate alum will play Alan, an elementary school principal and the man who is married to series lead Tim’s ex-wife. The Daily Show’s Rob Corddry has already signed on as the series lead in Spy and his ex-wife will be played by Criminal Minds’ Paget Brewster.
Nat Faxon has been a jack-of-all-trades in the comedy industry for over a decade. The funnyman has taken small parts in TV shows, like Joey and My Name is Earl, he’s done voicework for programs like Allen Gregory and The Cleveland Show, he wrote The Descendants with Jim Rash, and he’s appeared in movies like Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Bad Teacher. The man’s biggest break seemed to come with Fox’s fall comedy Ben and Kate, but with that series now cancelled, the man had to grind it out, once more. Luckily, the Spy pilot came calling.
While guest starring role in a pilot doesn’t seem to speak big things about Faxon’s future in television, the role is a little more optimistic than the usual guest starring gig. According to Deadline, if the pilot goes to series, Faxon won’t simply be a one-off guest star. Instead, he will play a recurring character in the series who will “pop up in as many episodes as possible.” That’s not as awesome as playing a lead in a series, but it's definitely still something.
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