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Bio

The Short Version

Malcolm Kelner is an actor, writer, and comedian based in Los Angeles.

The TLDR Version

Malcolm was born and raised in Hopkins, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Of the many activities he did, acting was always one of his favorites, but despite heavy involvement in acting classes and school theatre, sports were Malcolm’s main passion. So when it came time to pick a college, Malcolm chose Emerson College in Boston, for the chance to play NCAA baseball and study Broadcast Journalism, hoping to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, a professional baseball broadcaster.

Midway through his time at Emerson, Malcolm had an epiphany. His journalism classes and internships at sports news stations were mildly satisfying, but something was missing. All his work revolved around athletes performing on the field, while he was literally and metaphorically stuck on the sidelines. At about this same time, Malcolm was also realizing that, despite relentless effort, his pipe dream of someday playing professional baseball turned out to be exactly that. So he knew that a career as essentially a middle man, reporting on people living out a dream that was unattainable to him, would not be fulfilling. He wanted to create his own story.

Luckily for Malcolm, Emerson also had a great film program, giving him a perfect opportunity to return to his love of acting. Also, the eccentricities of the school inspired him and two friends to create a satirical publication called Lion’s Tooth, which turned into a hit. Through those creative outlets, Malcolm rediscovered his natural passions—performing, creating, and making people laugh. After all, they were the only activities that matched the thrill of being on the baseball field, so he knew he wanted to dedicate his life to them.

After graduating from Emerson in 2016, Malcolm made the move to Los Angeles in mid-2017 to pursue a career in entertainment. Follow his work online or on a screen or stage near you!