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The Who's Who Of Living Biblically: Say Hi To A Cast Of Familiar Faces!

Get to know Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez, David Krumholtz, Executive Producer Johnny Galecki, and more!
Posted on Feb 21, 2018 | 10:50am
Some recognizable and award-winning stars will be in front of—and behind—the camera when Living Biblically premieres on Monday, Feb. 26 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

The new comedy follows Chip Curry, a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible.

As he begins his sincere spiritual journey toward a more moral life with the help of his wife and friends, Chip begins to realize how today's world presents challenges if he's really, really going to adhere to the Good Book.

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Here's what—and who—you need to know ...

Pictured (L-R): Lindsey Kraft, Johnny Galecki, and Jay R. Ferguson.

The lead character, Chip Curry, is a film critic for a newspaper in New York and a soon-to-be father. After the loss of his best friend, he decides to make a few changes, and puts his slightly obsessive temperament to work in this quest to live 100% by the Bible.

Chip is played by Jay R. Ferguson. At the age of just 14, the actor moved from Dallas to Los Angeles when he was cast as the lead in the series adaptation The Outsiders. He received multiple SAG nominations for his series regular role in the Emmy Award-winning Mad Men.

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Pictured: Lindsey Kraft and Jay R. Ferguson.

Chip's going to need a little help in his quest, and the first one by his side is his smart, pregnant wife, Leslie Curry. While both skeptical and entertained by her husband's new passion, she supports him completely.

Leslie is played by Lindsey Kraft, who returns to CBS after playing roles on NCIS and 2 Broke Girls (you can stream every episode of NCIS on CBS All Access). You'll also recognize her from a recurring role on Grace and Frankie and assorted roles on Getting On, Veep, Modern Family, Suits, The Newsroom, The Ranch, Lethal Weapon, Children’s Hospital, and Bones, among others and continues to be active in the theater scene in Los Angeles.

On the show, Chip's spiritual efforts will need some practical advice. He forms a "God Squad" with Father Gene and Rabbi Gil Abelman, who happen to be best friendsChip will lean on Father Gene and Rabbi Gil to help him translate Biblical rules and provide a sounding board for his spiritual journey.

Pictured: Cast and crew from Living Biblically.

Father Gene is played by Ian Gomez, who recently drew acclaim for starring as Courtney Cox's lovable neighbor in six seasons of the comedy series Cougar Town and for a recurring role on Supergirl, along with a long list of other TV and film credits.

Rabbi Gil is played by David Krumholtz. The Queens native started his Broadway career at just 13, and he also boasts an impressive film and television resume.

He may be best known as the math genius Charlie Eppes in the CBS series Numb3rs, and he's also appeared in recurring roles on the network in Mom and The Good Wife (both of which can be streamed with CBS All Access).

Pictured (L-R): Sara Gilbert, Camryn Manheim, and Tony Rock.

On the work front, Chip will find support and inspiration from a couple sources. Ms. Meadows is his no-nonsense boss, who recognized that Chip's self-penned story will sell newspapers.

Ms. Meadows is played by Camryn Manheim, a longtime and award-winning member of the CBS family. She won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her work on The Practice, and has also been on Ghost Whisperer, Person of InterestCriminal Minds, Chicago Hope, ExtantCode Black, Two and a Half Men, and How I Met Your Mother.

Vince, his co-worker and friend, will assist with needed reality checks—when he isn't getting Chip wound up for his own amusement!

Vince is played by Tony Rock, the multi-talented comedian, writer, actor, and producer. Tony is hosting the HBO stand-up series All Def Comedy and recently hosted TV One's outrageous game show The Game of Dating, Fusion's All Def Movie Awards, and NBA TV's series The Warm Up.  You may also recognize him from his work on All of Us and Everybody Hates Chris, not to mention his prolific stand up performances.

Oh, and even though Chip will have a great support network at work, he'll also have some headaches—especially when Cheryl is around! The quintessential annoying coworker will be played by Sara Gilbert, who also serves as a host and Executive Producer on CBS' The Talk.

Pictured: Johnny Galecki and Patrick Walsh.

Johnny Galecki serves as an Executive Producer on Living Biblically, but you're sure to know him for his portrayal of socially awkward physicist Leonard Hofstadter on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory. His professional acting career of more than 25 years also includes a role in Roseanne, including its upcoming revival. His work on The Big Bang Theory has earned him both Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with nominations from the Critic's Choice Awards and People's Choice Awards, among others. 

Pictured: Johnny Galecki fields questions about Living Biblically.

Living Biblically was created by Executive Producer Patrick Walsh. He was a creative consultant on Rob & Big and a writer on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and served as a writer/producer on Outsourced, as well as on 2 Broke Girls on CBS. Most recently, he wrote for the 2017 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, hosted by Hasan Minaj, and worked with Judd Apatow on HBO's Crashing. In addition to writing and producing, his acting credits include It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Roadies. He's twice appeared as a storyteller on Comedy Central’s Drunk History.

Pictured: An on-set photo from Johnny Galecki.

Another important name to know? A.J. Jacobs, who literally wrote the book. Not the Book ... but the other book the series is inspired by, The Year of Living Biblically.
Watch the series premiere of Living Biblically on Monday, Feb. 26 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.