Jack Plotnick, also known as Jack Stuart Plotnick is an American television actor, movie star, and a producer. Plotnick is known for his performance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Girls Will Be Girls. He has also portrayed the role of Brett Partridge in The Mentalist. Plotnick was born on October 30, 1968, in Worthington, Ohio. He completed his high school education in the year 1987 from Worthington High School. After that, he went to Carnegie Mellon University to complete his graduation.
After graduation, Plotnick started looking for work in the television industry. He got his big break from the television series Seinfeld. Plotnick played the role of a crew leader off crew named The Checks. His role was small, but he was recognized for his acting skills in the serial. After that, he didn’t look back. He was offered roles in many television series. He was offered a role in the famous television series named Supernatural. The show was a horror television series. Jack appeared in an episode of the fourth season namely It’s a Terrible Life. His career took a leap in1992 when he was offered to work in an American televisions series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show was about the life of vampires.
Plotnick portrayed the role of Deputy Mayor Allan Finch in the series. After that, he appeared in small roles in many television series. He appeared for a brief time in Action, Reno 911,
and much more. He played the role of Clark in Rude Awakening, Steve Morris in Lovespring International, Bradley Roberts in Shark and Matsor LaRue in True Jackson, VP. He also appeared on Disney Channel playing the role of Pocket Elf in the famous Disney television series, Wizards of Waverly Place. He gave a tremendous performance in the show Drawn Together, in which he played the role of Xandir P. Whifflebottom. He achieved success after his portrayal of the character Brett Partridge in the famous television series The Mentalist.
Apart from television series, Plotnick also appeared in many movies. He first appeared on the big screen in the movie Gods and Monsters in which he played the role of Edmund Kay. Later he appeared to Sleeping Dogs Lie, Meet the Fockers, Adam and Steve, Chairman of the Board and much more. His most successful movie was Girls Will Be Girls in the year 2003. The movie was a comedy film directed by Richard Day. Plotnick played the role of Evie in the movie. Plotnick won the Best Actor Grand Jury Award in the year 2003 at the Outfest 2003 for his performance in the movie.
Apart from being a television and a movie actor, Plotnick is also a writer and a director. Plotnick co-directed and wrote the feature film of Sony Pictures named Space Station 76. He also directed a Broadway musical named Disaster. Plotnick is also a co-producer of the television series Loverspring International. In 2012, Plotnick also performed in a monthly showcase of actors named Don’t Tell My Mother. Currently, Plotnick is playing the role of the Hal Connor in the televisions series House, MD.