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NICK SWARDSON grew up in the Minneapolis area and undertook his foray into entertainment as a standup comic, headlining dates at many nightspots in the Los Angeles area. His material often dealt with the absurdities of life as a young adult, including drugs and sex.
Swardson moved into features not simply as a comedic actor, but as a scriptwriter -- first on the Jamie Kennedy vehicle "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), then via a long-running association with Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, for which he scripted and acted in the comedies "The Benchwarmers" (2006) and "Grandma's Boy" (2006), and co-produced and tackled a supporting role in the Sandler-Kevin James farce "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (2007). On the side, Swardson also signed as one of the regulars on the popular Comedy Central series "Reno 911!" where he played Terry Bernardino. In 2007, Swardson recorded and issued his first comedy concert album, "Party." The following year, he teamed up for an onscreen role opposite Sandler in the farce "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."
Most recently, Swardson has appeared in the TV series "Star Butterfly" and "Typical Rick" and in the features films "Sandy Wexler" and "The Do-Over"