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|Born:||November 2, 1978|
His mother, Carol Hertford, raised Whit and his two younger sisters, Chelsea (Major Dad) and Brighton (General Hospital) in Oak Park, CA. He is the son of the late stage director, Bruce Hertford. He graduated from Oak Park High School in 1997. Is a drummer and lists Stewart Copeland, Keith Moon & Jeff Marshall as inspirations. An avid NBA enthusiast. He is married to stage actress Heidi Klein and lives in Los Angeles.
His career began at an early age, most notably with his appearance in Jurassic Park, as well as Jacob in A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and his recurring role on the sitcom Full House as Walter "Duckface" Berman. He received a Youth in Film award for his voice work on the animated series, Tiny Toon Adventures.
In 2004 he received a BFA from the University of Utah's prestigious Actor Training Program conservatory. There he received Irene Ryan nominations for his work in Georg Kaiser's From Morn to Midnight, The Duchess of Malfi, and You Can't Take It with You. He directed the Utah premiere of Eric Coble's "Bright Ideas" and upon graduation he formed Shortcut Theatre Company and served as the Artistic Director, directing their inaugural production of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love (play). During his time in Salt Lake City, Hertford was also a company member of Salt Lake Shakespeare for five seasons.
Hertford studied improv and sketch comedy with the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and is a current performer and writer at UCBLA. He and fellow UCB performer Nathan Barnatt created and co-hosted the variety show extravaganza,That's Incrediblé!. Whit, together with Josh Covitt and Ryan Darst, make-up the brain trust behind the acclaimed sketch video group THE ATTACK!. Their videos have been featured on YouTube (Sketchies II finalist), Funny or Die (2008 MTV Movie Award Short Film submission), Break.com, Tilzy, Crackle, With Leather,The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. Whit is also a founding member of several long-form improv teams including: The Universe, Rochambeaux, Cool Runnings & Supermodels.
He guest starred as Dakota Stanley in Glee. Other recent TV credits include How I Met Your Mother and various appearances on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien as well as the voice of several characters on Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 TV series) and Chowder (TV series). Whit has also worked with Napoleon Dynamite alums Jared Hess & Aaron Ruell on several commercials for Best Buy, Saturn and Comcast cable.