Tim Baltz
Alma materLoyola University Chicago
OccupationComedian, actor
Known forShrink

Tim Baltz is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He appeared as a "citizen journalist" on the Comedy Central series The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.[1] He currently stars on The Righteous Gemstones.

Early life

Born in Joliet, Illinois,[1] Baltz graduated from Joliet Central High School in 1999.[2][3] Baltz graduated from Loyola University Chicago.[4] Before pursuing a career in comedy, Baltz planned on attending graduate school to study French.[5]


Baltz began his training as a comedian at The Second City in Chicago, where he first met Jordan Klepper.[1] He also trained at the iO Theater in Chicago.[6] He regularly appeared on the Comedy Central series Drunk History, and also made appearances on Veep, Better Call Saul, and Parks and Recreation.[1] He also played a realtor on the Seeso series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.[7]

With Ted Tremper, he co-created Shrink, a comedy TV series for which the pilot originally premiered at the New York Television Festival, where it won "Best Comedy Pilot" and the "Critics Award".[8] In 2016, it was ordered to be made into a full series by NBC, and premiered on Seeso in March 2017. Baltz stars in the series as David Tracey, a recent graduate from medical school who, after failing to obtain a residency, decides to become a therapist instead.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b c d "Tim Baltz Bio". Comedy Central Press. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  2. ^ "Joliet Central High School graduate Tim Baltz lands role in NBC pilot". The Herald-News. 2016-02-19. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  3. ^ "Joliet Central grad stars in online video series". The Joliet Bugle. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  4. ^ "Tim Baltz". The Second City. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  5. ^ Peters, Kiley (2013-02-06). "INTERVIEW: Tim Baltz". A Chicago Comedy Blog | Life's A Funny Scene (LAFS). Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  6. ^ "'Saturday Night Live': Who Will Be the New Cast Members?". Rolling Stone. 2013-05-31.
  7. ^ Collis, Clark (2017-02-23). "'Bajillion Dollar Propertie Star Is a Sort-of Doctor in Exclusive Trailer for 'Shrink'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  8. ^ a b Metz, Nina (2017-03-16). "Former Chicago comedian brings Second City skills to 'Shrink'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  9. ^ "Out of Development Hell: How Must-See Show, "Shrink," Got Made". Fast Company. 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2018-06-25.