A.P. Bio’s Nick Peine
On this very special episode of the podcast, On The Rocks Podcast co-host Nate Callens chats with another very special guest. TV’s Nick Peine joined the podcast for a fun conversation. You know him from A.P. Bio as Marcus Kasperak, the guy who sits riiiiight in the front of the class wearing the most skillfully curated collection of sweater vests and ties on TV today.
Nick Peine is a self-proclaimed nerdy, navy seal of a comedian and actor, who made a name for himself in the world of comedy at a tender young age before taking on comedic acting roles in both film and TV. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Peine began going to open mics when he when he was only 17 years old. Soon he had blossomed from an aspiring funnyman into a working standup comedian opening for fellow Minnesotan Nick Swardson, among others.
Peine’s first acting gig was an appearance on the final season of the Boston University-set sitcom, Welcome Back, Brotter (butv10, 2009-2012). From there, he moved beyond the confines of the campus and began landing roles on nationally broadcast sitcoms, including Marry Me, Shameless, The Middle, and Son of Zorn, which was tragically canceled too soon.
Peine’s first film appearance was as Rodney, alongside Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon, and Jennifer Aniston, in the raunchy corporate comedy Office Christmas Party in 2016. 2017 proved to be Peine’s busiest year yet, with appearances in the dystopian tech thriller The Circle (2017), the comedic web series Astrid Clover from Allisyn & Dylan Snyder’s Watch The Footage Productions (YouTube, 2014-), and the septuagenarian crime comedy Just Getting Started (2017) with Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo, Tommy Lee Jones, & George Wallace. In 2018, Peine landed his first series regular gig on the irreverent high school sitcom A.P. Bio playing Marcus Kasperak (NBC/Peacock, 2018-).
In this episode, we cover so many topics:
- Growing up in the Twin Cities and what his parents did after he left the nest
- Life as a varsity all-conference golfer in prep school
- Breaking into standup comedy at age 17
- How he landed the role as Marcus on A.P. Bio and how similar he is to his character Marcus (he’s not a “turd of a personality” in real life)
- Being recognized from A.P. Bio
- Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Paula Pell, and Allyson Snyder
- Update on season 4 of A.P. Bio
- Tinder vs. Match
- The best brand of gummy bears
- Shows he’s binged during lockdown
- Music that’s been stuck in his head
- The first CD he ever bought
Everyone begin to shut your mouths, pour yourself a drink, sit back, and listen to this fresh episode with our new friend Nick Peine!
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Nate is a graphic designer as well as an avid appreciator of live music, pop culture of most kinds, and cats. Devon Rexes to be exact. He lives in Fargo, ND with his pop culture-loving wife Melissa Vosen Callens and 3 Devon Rexes: Huey Lewis, Joan Jett, and Stevie Nicks. They’re pretty rad. Send your questions, comments, concerns, swag, and music to [email protected]. Follow Nate on Twitter @natecallens and Instagram @fargonate. Cheers!