Silicon Valley is a hidden gem on HBO that you should definitely be watching. If you're already tuning into Game of Thrones week after week, Silicon Valley is a great way to wind down after seeing your favorite characters brutally murdered right before your eyes. If you watch the show, or even if you've just caught a few previews and trailers here and there, you've almost undeniably recognized some familiar faces.
The Silicon Valley stars have all had other notable roles in their careers. From Deadpool on the silver screen to The Big Bang Theory on the small one, Silicon Valley actors are everywhere. Of course, not all of their roles have been in the most mainstream and recognizable movies and shows. Josh Brener, who plays Big Head, has starred in shorts called Nachos: A Story of Love and Despair and The Condom Killer. Meanwhile, Gilfoyle's Martin Starr had a part in a dark short called 1-900-Drinking-Buddy.Of course, you probably don't recognize them from those roles. But almost all of the Silicon Valley actors also have more recognizable parts, which is why you've probably found yourself searching IMDb trying to figure out who that guy from Silicon Valley is. Next time, skip IMDb and just refer to this this handy list.
- Before starring as Pied Piper CEO Richard Hendricks, Thomas Middleditch had several small rolls in shows like Comedy Bang! Bang!, Drunk History, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
- With the success of Silicon Valley, T.J. Miller became a hot commodity in Hollywood. You'll probably recognize him from his parts in Deadpool, Transformers: Age of Extinction, or Cloverfield. You might even recognize his voice from notable animated roles in How to Train Your Dragon or Big Hero 6.
- Before portraying the monotone Gilfoyle on Silicon Valley, Martin Starr had equally unflappable turns on Parks and Rec, New Girl, Community, The League, and perhaps most notably, Party Down and Freaks and Geeks. He also had big screen roles in Knocked Up, Superbad, and Adventureland.
- Aside from regular voice acting for shows like Adventure Time and Archer, Kumail Nanjiani has also had roles in Community, Broad City, and Franklin & Bash, among others. He's also played minor parts in several notable movies like Sex Tape and The Five-Year Engagement.