Dave Allen

David (Gruber) Allen (born 1958) is an American television and film actor. He grew up in Naperville, Illinois, and is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island. He may be best known for his work on the 1990 TV series Higgins Boys and Gruber and playing guidance counselor Jeff Rosso on the Judd Apatow-produced comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks. He also plays Mr. Kwest on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and a town troubadour on Gilmore Girls. Allen also plays the "Naked Trucker" - a character that first appeared as part of a sketch comedy show Two-Headed Dog. In 1998, at the invitation of Largo owner Mark Flannigan, Dave began to appear as the Naked Trucker as a solo act, opening at Largo in L.A. for Tenacious D, Jon Brion, and others. The act was an instant success and soon expanded to include David Koechner, who plays "T-Bones." Koechner and Allen starred in The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show on Comedy Central, which was picked up for 8 episodes. Allen is a member of comedy group 2 Headed Dog with comedians Jim Turner, Mark Fite, and Craig Anton. Allen also made an appearance on the television show Malcolm in the Middle.

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