David Krumholtz’s Weight Gain in Oppenheimer: Was It for His Role?


David Krumholtz’s Weight Gain in Oppenheimer: Was It for His Role? houseandwhips.com

Over the years, David Krumholtz has impressed his fans not only with his acting abilities but also with his drastic weight gain and loss transformation for his character. Recently, the Oppenheimer cast reached about 300 pounds for his role in The Deuce.

Many people may not recognize David Krumholtz‘s name, but they are most likely familiar with his work. The American actor began with humorous roles in family films and comedies, such as Joel Glicker in Addams Family Values, then progressed to his defining role as Bernard in The Santa Clause and its sequels. However, all of that changed in 2000 when he auditioned for a recurring role on ER.

Although, the Oppenheimer cast character in the blockbuster medical drama didn’t simply show a different side of him; he was downright wicked. And it turned him into a terrifying figure for those who recalled his persona. He then earned the role of Charlie Eppes on the TV show Numb3rs. His portrayal of a slim crime-solving genius mathematician drew a sizable following. He starred in the CBS show for five years, and it was a hit with over 100 episodes.

However, David Krumholtz was not just impressed with his acting skills. His weight gain and loss transformation in the HBO series The Deuce also drew the attention of his followers. So, if you are curious to learn more about his transformation and wonder how he was able to gain much weight. Well, we are here to help.

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David Krumholtz Previously Underwent Massive Weight Gain for His Role as Harvey Wasserman in HBO’s The Deuce!

David Krumholtz‘s (@davidkrumholtz) weight gain appearance has recently been in the debate of speech all over the internet. According to reports, his transformation did come over the night. It all began after he starred as Harvey Wasserman, an adult film producer from the 1970s, in The Deuce, which aired in 2018.

When the first episode of the HBO show aired, fans were taken aback because the Oppenheimer cast reached about 300 pounds of weight gain. However, by season two, he had lost a lot of weight and was just over 100 pounds.

At that time, viewers were interested in whether his weight loss was due to diet or health issues because he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2011. Fortunately, his cancer was curable, and the actor announced that he was cancer-free the next year.

David Krumholtz before and after weight gain. houseandwhips.comDavid Krumholtz before and after weight gain. 
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Similarly, Krumholtz previously underwent significant weight gain for his character in the movie. In 2013, he tweeted that he was bulking up for a role. At the time, he wrote,

I’ve gained the weight for a role, folks. I got a nutritionist monitoring my calorie intake & all that stupid shit that is not true I’m fat.

According to Soap Dirt, HBO worked on his weight into the show. He was a chain-smoking doughnut eater in the first season, and in season two, he has a girlfriend who forces him to eat healthily, hence the weight loss. Fans, though, believed there was more to his weight changes. The source speculated that it could be because of Wasserman’s cocaine addiction.

More About David Krumholtz: He Started Acting at the Age of 13!

David Krumholtz is of Jewish ancestry. Born in Queens, New York, he says his family (father a postal worker, mother a dental assistant) was working-class but almost poor. He began his education at Stephen A. Halsey Junior High School in Forest Hills, Queens, and later transferred to Professional Children’s School in Manhattan. This alternative school was developed for youngsters who worked in the entertainment industry.

David Krumholtz started his acting career at the age of 13. houseandwhips.comDavid Krumholtz started his acting career at the age of 13. 
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David Krumholtzhad already began attending local auditions when he was 13 years old. He auditioned for and was cast as Young Charlie in the Broadway play Conversations with My Father in 1992.  Likewise, Judd Hirsch, Tony Shalhoub, and a teenage Jason Biggs were among the impressive cast members. However, his performance in Conversations with My Father earned him his first feature picture role. This was in the Michael J. Fox comedy Life with Mikey in 1993.

Similarly, Krumholtz played Barry Corman, an entitled, bratty, privileged young actor, in it, and it was a role that typecast him early on, as many of his early roles had him play a similar persona. His performance was also nominated for a Young Artist Award. Furthermore, these figures were also shown in his next effort, an episode of Law & Order, as well as the film Addams Family Values. Both of those ventures led to his most well-known role, Bernard the Elf in The Santa Clause.