Hugh Laurie is an English actor, writer, director, musician and comedian. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster in the 1980s and 1990s. He catapulted into fame after playing the role of Dr. Gregory House in House M.D. (2004), a successful television series. Since then he has appeared in Family Guy (2001), The Simpsons (2010) and Saturday Night Live (2006). He will appear in the film Tomorrowland, set for release in May 2015.