Played by Anders Holm
Anders Holm stars as Vince, a washed-up high school baseball star who reluctantly gave up his dreams to take over the family gym when his father died, in NBC’s new comedy series “Champions.”
Vince is on the verge of secretly selling the gym and moving to Margaritaville, Florida, when Michael, the teenage son he never met, appears on his doorstep. Vince is rigid, old-school and no match for this opinionated, theatrical young man who will not stop quoting Patti LuPone. In addition to balancing unruly employees and the suffocating love of his tenderhearted brother, now Vince must learn how to become a dad.
Holm, who has quickly established himself in the comedy world, is best known as co-creator, writer and star of the hit Comedy Central show “Workaholics,” which ran for seven seasons. He recently wrapped production on “Game Over, Man!,” which he produced, wrote and will star in alongside Adam Devine and Blake Anderson for Netflix. Devine, Anderson, Holm and Kyle Newacheck collectively form the comedy group Mail Order Comedy. Additionally, Holm will produce the Netflix comedy “Eggplant Emoji,” which follows a teenager who accidentally cuts off his penis during a camping trip. He and his friends rush to save the appendage before it’s too late.
Holm recently wrapped production on Judy Greer’s “A Happening of Monumental Proportions.” Other recent credits include roles in the romantic comedy “How to Be Single,” Nancy Meyers’ “The Intern” and a scene-stealing reoccurring role as Pastor Casey on the Hulu show “The Mindy Project.” He has also had roles in the Sundance hit “Unexpected,” alongside Cobie Smulders; “Inherent Vice,” from director Paul Thomas Anderson; Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “The Interview”; and “Top Five,” directed by and starring Chris Rock.
Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Holm attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with a history degree and was a varsity member of the swim team. Following graduation, Holm moved to Los Angeles and was soon writing and performing for the sketch-comedy groups Second City L.A. and Upright Citizens Brigade. He also toured the country as part of the National Lampoon Lemmings.
Holm has contributed as a writer’s assistant on Fox’s “Bones,” head writer’s assistant on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and he acts in, writes and produces all of Mail Order Comedy’s material, including “Workaholics.”