Dan Bakkedahl as Steve Nugent | Legit on FX

Dan Bakkedahl

Steve Nugent

"Steve," portrayed by Dan Bakkedahl, is battling his shame spiral and an unnatural penchant for self-loathing, and just can’t stop screwing up since he lost his daughter. With parenthood no longer keeping him in check, Steve turns to a life of escapism and boozing while taking idiotic measures to get his daughter back from his ex-wife in Cincinnati.

Career Highlights

Bakkedahl is an actor and comedian currently co-starring in the FXX comedy series, Legit, returning in February 2014. Perhaps best known for his stint as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show from 2005-2007, Bakkedahl most recently guest starred in the HBO comedy series, Veep, alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Other television work includes: 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The United States of Tara, the recurring role of ‘Murray the A/C Repairman’ in season three of Community and numerous commercials for T-Mobile and other major companies. He has also portrayed supporting roles in hit films, including Observe and Report and Horrible Bosses.

An accomplished comedic actor and writer, Bakkedahl has toured and performed regularly with numerous comedic companies throughout his career. After college, he toured for a year with the Repertory Theater of America. He established himself in the comedic world through his work with Improv Olympic, performing in the influential two-man improv show ZUMPF. He went on to be a regular at the Second City main stage and wrote “Doors Open on the Right,” Second City’s 90th Revue. Bakkedahl continues to perform regularly at comedy venues such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Magnet Theater, Second City and Improv Comedy Lab in Los Angeles.

Born in Rochester, Minnesota and raised in Florida, he attended St. Cloud State University in Minnesota before completing his studies at Florida State University. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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