Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Two appearances on the multicultural comedy showcase, BET’s ComicView, won him his own one-hour “grandstand” show. At the end of the season, he was selected from the year’s four “grandstanders” to be the host.
Gary has had success as a comedy actor both on the big screen and on TV. Audiences can see Owen in his most recent comedy special, I Got My Associates currently on Showtime. Last year, Owen starred in his eponymous docuseries The Gary Owen Show on BET, which chronicled his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio. The series marked the first time a Caucasian actor had starred in his own series on the network.
In addition to his breadth of comedic work in films, television, and standup, Owen works closely with the nonprofit Facing Addiction, an organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis in America. Having lost his own brother to heroin addiction, Owen regularly speaks and performs to raise awareness and support for the organization’s mission.