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Rene Houtrides

Betty 

Rene Houtrides is currently on the faculty at Juilliard. She has appeared on television in Sesame Street, Mimika (an NET special), Around the Corner (CBS), and McCloud. Her theatre appearances include the title role in Calamity Jane; Alive By Night, The Sleepless City, You Have Come Back, Waiting for the Parade, Catch Desire by the Tail, Knock, Knock, Lady Wishfort in The Way of the World, the Mother in Blood Wedding, Split Rock, the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet,Solange in The Maids, Footfalls, The Pair, and Waiting for the Parade. She has written original theatre material performed at Clark Center for the Performing Arts, the Off Off Broadway Alliance Festival, Harvard University, the Cubiculo, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Yale, Cabaret, Yale Theater, The Manhattan Theater Club, on national television, and on two national tours.

Relevant work

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Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, Alan Cumming
Michael Urie
Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
/video/corporate-hell
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Corporate Hell
In the final episode of the first season, Meredith Chatsworth (Debra Monk), from the 911 Michigan Corporate Office, comes to Hell to reprimand the workers for the dismal outcomes of their calls. Meanwhile, a man (Alan Cumming) calls 911 after an accident with a blow-up sex doll.
07:56
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What's Your Emergency
Corporate Hell
07:56

In the final episode of the first season, Meredith Chatsworth (Debra Monk), from the 911 Michigan Corporate Office, comes to Hell to reprimand the workers for the dismal outcomes of their calls. Meanwhile, a man (Alan Cumming) calls 911 after an accident with a blow-up sex doll.

Director(s): Michael Urie
Writer(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
Cast(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, Alan Cumming
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Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, David Krumholtz
Michael Urie
Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
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You Say It's Your Birthday
Aakar hangs up on a call from a choking man (David Krumholtz) in order to attend an emergency meeting. Walter shows the team the final cut of the PSA while the crew celebrates Betty’s birthday.
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What's Your Emergency
You Say It's Your Birthday
06:15

Aakar hangs up on a call from a choking man (David Krumholtz) in order to attend an emergency meeting. Walter shows the team the final cut of the PSA while the crew celebrates Betty’s birthday.

Director(s): Michael Urie
Writer(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
Cast(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, David Krumholtz
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Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, Richard Kind
Michael Urie
Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
/video/lets-make-date
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Let's Make a Date
Sammy musters the courage to ask Janice on a date, but is rejected when she reveals that she has a boyfriend. Desperate to be the first employee to successfully address an emergency call, Walter helps guide a man (Richard Kind) who has been impaled on a fence – and somehow doesn’t screw it up.
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What's Your Emergency
Let's Make a Date
08:35

Sammy musters the courage to ask Janice on a date, but is rejected when she reveals that she has a boyfriend. Desperate to be the first employee to successfully address an emergency call, Walter helps guide a man (Richard Kind) who has been impaled on a fence – and somehow doesn’t screw it up.

Director(s): Michael Urie
Writer(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
Cast(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, Richard Kind
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Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, Mike Sorrentino
Michael Urie
Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
/video/let-games-begin
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Let the Games Begin
Realizing that creating their own emergencies won’t work, everyone brainstorms new ways to improve their numbers. Bart suggests that they shoot a PSA for 911 Hell, and to everyone’s surprise, Walter agrees. Shanna takes advantage of a call to land a date with a man (Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino).
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What's Your Emergency
Let the Games Begin
07:51

Realizing that creating their own emergencies won’t work, everyone brainstorms new ways to improve their numbers. Bart suggests that they shoot a PSA for 911 Hell, and to everyone’s surprise, Walter agrees. Shanna takes advantage of a call to land a date with a man (Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino).

Director(s): Michael Urie
Writer(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
Cast(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, Mike Sorrentino
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Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, Lynn Cohen
Michael Urie
Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
/video/andaction
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And...Action!
The crew films the PSA with Bart in the starring role. However, after a series of mistakes, an exasperated Tim gives the lead to Sammy, who does surprisingly well. Buoyed by his newfound confidence, he heroically answers a call from a woman (Lynn Cohen) who has fallen (and can’t get up).
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4496
What's Your Emergency
And...Action!
06:37

The crew films the PSA with Bart in the starring role. However, after a series of mistakes, an exasperated Tim gives the lead to Sammy, who does surprisingly well. Buoyed by his newfound confidence, he heroically answers a call from a woman (Lynn Cohen) who has fallen (and can’t get up).

Director(s): Michael Urie
Writer(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
Cast(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, Lynn Cohen
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Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, America Ferrera
Michael Urie
Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
/video/trouble-hell
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Trouble in Hell
Sammy’s call with a woman in distress (America Ferrera) ends abruptly after his coworker Janice accidentally unplugs his phone. Walter derides his employees for averaging only two calls per day. In an effort to improve their numbers, Walter sends Sammy and Janice into town to “create some emergencies.” 
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What's Your Emergency
Trouble in Hell
09:08

Sammy’s call with a woman in distress (America Ferrera) ends abruptly after his coworker Janice accidentally unplugs his phone. Walter derides his employees for averaging only two calls per day. In an effort to improve their numbers, Walter sends Sammy and Janice into town to “create some emergencies.” 

Director(s): Michael Urie
Writer(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
Cast(s): Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, America Ferrera
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Ryan Spahn, Halley Feiffer, Reed Birney, Sierra Boggess, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Daoud Heidami, Rene Houtrides, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, America Ferrera, Alan Cumming, Lynn Cohen, Richard Kind, David Krumholtz, Mike Sorrentino
Michael Urie
Ryan Spahn, Halley Feiffer
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Official Series Trailer
Follow the misadventures of the inept rescue workers of Hell, Michigan (yes, this is a real place) as they attempt to run the town’s 911 Call Center, and fail at every turn.
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What's Your Emergency
Official Series Trailer
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Follow the misadventures of the inept rescue workers of Hell, Michigan (yes, this is a real place) as they attempt to run the town’s 911 Call Center, and fail at every turn.

Director(s): Michael Urie
Writer(s): Ryan Spahn, Halley Feiffer
Cast(s): Ryan Spahn, Halley Feiffer, Reed Birney, Sierra Boggess, Debra Monk, Kevin Covert, Daoud Heidami, Rene Houtrides, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand, America Ferrera, Alan Cumming, Lynn Cohen, Richard Kind, David Krumholtz, Mike Sorrentino
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Ryan Spahn, Halley Feiffer, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand
Michael Urie
Ryan Spahn, Halley Feiffer
/video/whats-your-emergency-music-video
2106
What's Your Emergency-Music Video
A look at the new comedy, What's Your Emergency, directed by Michael Urie. The series is created by and stars Ryan Spahn & Halley Feiffer as well as Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney &Debra Monk with guest appearances by Alan Cumming, America Ferrera, Richard Kind and more!
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Personnel Hell: What's Your Emergency Extras
What's Your Emergency-Music Video
1:08

A look at the new comedy, What's Your Emergency, directed by Michael Urie. The series is created by and stars Ryan Spahn & Halley Feiffer as well as Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney &Debra Monk with guest appearances by Alan Cumming, America Ferrera, Richard Kind and more!

Director(s): Michael Urie
Writer(s): Ryan Spahn, Halley Feiffer
Cast(s): Ryan Spahn, Halley Feiffer, Sierra Boggess, Reed Birney, Kevin Covert, Rene Houtrides, Daoud Heidami, Sekou Laidlow, Erin McCarson, McKean Rand