David Cross

Despite awards, accolades and his peers' respect, funnyman David Cross falls into the category of highly regarded performers who never quite become household names. But in the case of Cross, who scored an Emmy for his writing on "The Ben Stiller Show," it doesn't seem to matter.

Born April 4, 1964, in Atlanta, Cross has worked steadily as a writer, comic and actor since dropping out of Boston's Emerson College. He's amassed a sizable cult following over the years thanks largely to his starring role on HBO's whacked-out sketch comedy "Mr. Show with Bob and David."

On celluloid, Cross has played small but pivotal parts in such films as The Cable Guy (1996), Men in Black (1997) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), later joining an all-star ensemble cast for the mockumentary The Grand (2007). He's perhaps best loved, though, for his portrayal of the sexually confused Tobias F√ľnke on the offbeat sitcom "Arrested Development."