On the big screen, Cross has appeared in the independent features, “Kill Your Darlings" alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C. Hall, and the dramedy “It's a Disaster,” opposite Julia Stiles and America Ferrera. Other film credits include “Abel,” “Year One,” Christopher Guest’s “Waiting for Guffman,” “Men in Black” and “Men in Black II,” “Ghost World,” Michel Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “I’m Not There,” and provided his vocal talents for several animated films, including “Megamind,” the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise and “Curious George.”
On television, Cross reprised his beloved role as Dr. Tobias Fünke' on the fourth season of “Arrested Development” on Netflix. During its original critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning run on FOX, Cross was twice-nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Cross’s introduction to the TV scene came with "The Ben Stiller Show," where Cross honed his comedy writing skills and shared a 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program.
The original “Mr. Show with Bob and David” received three Emmy Award nominations for both Writing and Music & Lyrics. Cross also served as a writer and contributor for “Tenacious D.” He also wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central animated series "Freak Show," which he co-created with H. Jon Benjamin.
Cross currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.