Joliet Central Alum Tim Baltz debuts Seeso comedy series Shrink on Thursday, March 16
March 17, 2017 03:11 PM
Joliet Central High School graduate, Tim Baltz (Class of 1999), debuts his new comedy series Shrink on the online streaming comedy network Seeso on Thursday, March 16, with co-creator Ted Tremper. Baltz stars as the lead character Dr. David Tracy.
Shrink’s official site reads, “Meet David. Smart. Jobless. And $586,000 in debt. David was on the fast track to becoming a medical doctor, until he lost his residency. But David has a plan. If he can complete 1,920 hours of supervised clinical therapy, he can finally become ‘a real doctor.’ All he needs is a supervisor. And patients he's met on Craigslist willing to come to his office…in his parents' garage.”
Click here to watch an exclusive clip from episode four of Shrink’s first season.
Baltz’ Shrink has also been featured by the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Beast, the Chicago Sun Times, Deadline, the LA Times and other publications.
This role adds to Baltz’s experiences as a prolific comedian and actor. After several years at the renowned theater Second City in Chicago, he was considered a top candidate for a Saturday Night Live cast member by Rolling Stone magazine, and was named one of “The 25 Funny People Who Should Get Their Own Show” by complex.com. Additionally, he has also starred in The Onion’s web-series “Tough Season,” acted in Big Ten Network’s Friday Night Tailgate, appeared in various TV commercials (Sonic, US Cellular, GEICO), and in guest roles on TV shows like Veep, Parks & Rec, Superstore and Better Call Saul.
Baltz is the son of retired Joliet Central Photography teacher Joe Baltz, and Marie-Pierre Baltz who also retired from working in the JCHS guidance office.