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Born in the Phillipines, Callen spent the first fourteen years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Greece and Lebanon, before moving to the US. He went to high school in Massachusetts and earned his BA in History at American University in Washington DC.
Callen began doing standup in New York in 1993 and in 1995, he moved to Los Angeles where he made his television debut as one of the eight original cast members on MADtv and he appeared on the show for two seasons, until 1997. His most popular characters included Pool Boy from Cabana Chat with Dixie Wetsworth and motivational speaker Al Casdy. Callen also performed impersonations of Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Luke Perry, Steven Seagal, Jim Carrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Frank Gifford.
After leaving MADtv, he went on to play numerous roles on the small screen. He had a brief fling with Carrie Bradshaw on HBO's Sex and the City where he played an overzealous lover who turns sex into a hydraulic experience, which she refers to as jackrabbit sex. He also appeared as Kirstie Alley's wisecracking assistant on Showtime's comedy series, Fat Actress. In addition, he has snagged roles on Californication, Oz, Entourage, 7th Heaven, King of Queens, Stacked, Las Vegas, West Wing, News Radio, Significant Others, CSI, Law and Order: SVU, NYPD Blue, Suddenly Susan, and Frasier. He can currently be seen as a recurring character on USA's In Plain Sight, as well as CBS's How I Met Your Mother.
On the big screen, Callen has been seen in numerous other movies including Todd Phillip's OLD SCHOOL, SCARY MOVIE 4, BAD SANTA, and THE GOODS: LIVE HARD, SELL HARD, for producer Will Ferrell.
Between television appearances and making movies, Callen headlines clubs and colleges throughout the US and internationally. His numerous standup television appearances include Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and CBC's The Late Show w/ David Letterman. Callen is quickly becoming a recognizable face and his resume as an actor and standup comedian continues to swell.‹