Ralph Garman (born November 17, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, drummer and radio host best known as the host of The Joe Schmo Show, for his voice work on the Fox animated series Family Guy, former entertainment reporter and impressionist for the Kevin and Bean morning show on Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, and his podcast with co-host Kevin Smith, Hollywood Babble-On. Garman can currently be heard on his daily podcast, "The Ralph Report" on the Patreon platform.
|Born||November 17, 1964|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Medium||Acting, journalism, voice acting, podcasting|
|Children||2 (1 deceased)|
Garman was a regular reporter on the long-running Playboy TV series Sexcetera, which explored avant-garde sexuality in a lighthearted manner. He hosted The Joe Schmo Show, and was an entertainment reporter and impressionist for the Kevin and Bean morning show on Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM. Garman was hired to work on the show through Jimmy Kimmel, at the time the sports reporter on the show, who had received a recommendation to hire him through former roommate Adam Carolla. His voice was heard over the radio by a Family Guy casting director, who requested him to audition for a part on Fox animated series. He also hosts the Hollywood Babble-On podcast with Kevin Smith on SModcast.com where he utilizes various impressions in a series of ongoing segments that deliver news and satire centered around Hollywood, celebrities, and pop culture.
Garman's last Kevin and Bean show was suddenly announced on November 30, 2017. He was let go from his long-time position at KROQ due to downsizing by new management. On a wave of support from local, national, and international fans (accumulated from his work on both KROQ & Hollywood Babble-On) Garman has since launched his own new daily podcast called The Ralph Report with his 'vice' host Eddie Pence (named vice host since his last name is the same as the then US Vice President Mike Pence at the time the podcast was created.) The Ralph Report also features Steve Ashton as the U.K. Correspondent on Tuesdays and Fridays. This endeavor is made through Patreon. He now hosts this podcast full-time, as well as co-hosting Hollywood Babble-On. With Garman no longer tied to KROQ, Hollywood Babble-On has been freed up to tour more than it was able to in earlier years.
Garman married to Kari Watson since April 2005. Watson gave birth to the couple's premature twins, Lincoln and Olivia, on March 26, 2010. Lincoln acquired an illness shortly after birth and died. Olivia remained in the neonatal intensive care unit for two months before coming home. Garman's mother died on November 13, 2012, from a sudden heart attack and kidney failure. On January 2 of 2020, Garman announced on Twitter that his father had died of brain cancer earlier that morning. In March of that year, both on Twitter and during an episode #356 of the Hollywood Babble-On podcast (which Garman hosts with filmmaker Kevin Smith), he announced that he and his wife Kari were in the midst of a divorce, but that they were still on good terms. Their divorce was finalized later that year.
|1988||What Price Victory|
|1997||Chimp Lips Theater||Voice|
|2000||Digimon: The Movie||Newsman||Voice|
|2005||Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story||Voice|
|2005||Two for the Money||Reggie|
|2006||The Other Mall||Bil Travis|
|2013||Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie||Dick Head||Voice|
|2014||Tusk||Detective Frank Garmin|
|2014||A Million Ways to Die in the West||Dan|
|2016||Yoga Hosers||Andronicus Arcane|
|2017||The Lego Batman Movie||Reporter #2||Voice|
|2017||Once Upon a Time in Venice||Bum||Scene cut from film|
|2019||Jay and Silent Bob Reboot||Ted Underhill|
|2020||Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters||Wizard||Voice|
|1999||Charmed||DJ||Episode: "She's a Man, Baby, a Man!; The Devil's Music"|
|2003||The Joe Schmo Show||Himself/Host||10 episodes|
|2004||Joe Schmo Show 2||Derek Newcastle/Host||9 episodes|
|2005-present||American Dad!||Various/Hazmat Guy/Police Officer||5 episodes|
|2006||20 to 1||Himself||Episode: "Hoaxes, Cheats and Liars"|
|2008–2009||10 Items or Less||Charles Kliphouse||Episode: "The Ren Fair"|
Episode: "Turkey Bowling"
Episode: "The Whistler"
|2008–2009||Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy||Various||Episode: "Why Bob Marley Should Not Have Acted as His Own Attorney"|
Episode: "Things You Never Hear"
|2009||Born Hye: The Armenian Comedian Story||Himself|
|2009||Titan Maximum||Bud Freewell||Episode: One Billion Dead Grandparents|
|2011||House M.D.||Bobby, the patient Vanessa's ex-boyfriend||Episode: "Transplant"|
|2011–2012||Mad||Caesar/Donald Chimp/Al Pacino/Elongated Man||Episode: "Demise of the Planet of the Apes/The Celebrity Ape-rentice"|
Episode: "Al Pacino and the Chipmunks/That's What Super Friends Are For"
|2012||Bones||Morgan Donnelly (dead guy)||Episode: "The But in the Joke"|
|2013||The Joe Schmo Show: The Full Bounty||Jake Montrose "The Bounty Hunter"/Host||10 episodes|
|2014||Avengers Assemble||Mojo (voice)||Episode: "Mojo World"|
|2014||Maron||Pete (voice)||Episode: "Mouth Cancer Gig"|
|2015||Agent Carter||Radio Announcer||Episode: "Bridge and Tunnel"|
|2015||Lavalantula||Pirate Jack||Television film|
|2017||The Orville||Kanoot||Episode: "Cupid's Dagger"|
|2018||Elena of Avalor||Torpe (voice)||Episode: "The Tides of Change"|
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- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (October 16, 2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Random House Digital, Inc. pp. 707–. ISBN 9780345497734. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
- Loveline, 1999-05-20 (Guest - Ralph Garman)
- "The Soapbox Office Podcast: Episode 5: Scar-crow". www.soapboxoffice.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
- Ralph Garman Leaves KROQ 'Kevin & Bean Show' After 18 Years
- Ralph Garman on His New Daily Podcast, Leaving 'Kevin & Bean' and Terrestrial Radio's Future
- SmodCo Live Shows
- Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman Announce New Batman/Green Hornet Project - (DCAA 206)
- "April Articles and Emails". LAradio.com. April 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- Fey, Dan (October 15, 2008). "KROQ morning personality buys in Studio City". BlockShopper. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- "A Sad Day For The Kevin And Bean Family". KROQ-FM. CBS Radio. April 5, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- "Olivia Garman Finally At Home Where She Belongs". KROQ-FM. CBS Radio. June 1, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- "A Personal Message From Ralph Garman". KROQ-FM. CBS Radio. November 15, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- "Hollywood Babble-On 356: New Year's Babble-Eve 2020". Smodcast.com. January 3, 2020. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
- "https://twitter.com/ralphgarman/status/1239573610534035456". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-03-02. External link in
- "Mojo World". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 18. March 9, 2014. Disney XD.