Ed Helms

Actor, Comedian
As one of several comedic actors who generated considerable buzz as a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 1999- ), Ed Helms managed to parlay his popularity into a successful career in ... Read more »
Born: 01/24/1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

The Daily Show 1996 - 2016 (TV Show)

Correspondent

The One Percent 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Love the Coopers 2015 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Running Wild with Bear Grylls 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Stretch 2015 (Movie)

Karl (Actor)

The 2015 ESPYS 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Vacation 2015 (Movie)

Rusty Griswold (Actor)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

They Came Together 2014 (Movie)

Eggbert (Actor)

Tiny Commando 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

Stu (Actor)

The Office 2007 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office: Retrospective Special 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

We're the Millers 2013 (Movie)

Brad Gurdlinger (Actor)

A Michael Buble Christmas 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 2012 (Movie)

The Once-ler (Voice)

Jeff Who Lives At Home 2012 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Cameo

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Mindy Project 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cedar Rapids 2011 (Movie)

Tim Lippe (Actor)

The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

Stu (Actor)

The Smell of Success 2011 (Movie)

Chet Pigford (Actor)

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 (Movie)

News Reporter (Voice)

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 2009 (Movie)

Paxton Harding (Actor)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

Stu (Actor)

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay 2008 (Movie)

Interpreter (Actor)

Lower Learning 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

No. 2 – 2nd In Command (Actor)

Semi-Pro 2008 (Movie)

Turtleneck (Actor)

TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Evan Almighty 2007 (Movie)

Ark Reporter (Actor)

I'll Believe You 2007 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

Stage Manager (Actor)

Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story 2006 (Movie)

Bunker (Actor)

Everyone's Hero 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Hobo Louie (Actor)

Election Night 2004: Prelude to a Recount 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Race From the White House 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Re-Decision 2003: The California Recall 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Secret TV Formula 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Denis Leary: Behind the Anger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

NTSF:SD:SUV (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (5)

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 2012 (Movie)

("These Trees") (Song Performer)

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 2012 (Movie)

Guitar (Music)

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

("Alantown" (To The Tune of "Allentown")) (Song Performer)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

"Stu's Song" (Song Performer)

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

"Stu's Song" (Song)
Producer (2)

Cedar Rapids 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Consulting Producer

Biography

As one of several comedic actors who generated considerable buzz as a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 1999- ), Ed Helms managed to parlay his popularity into a successful career in features and on television. After having gotten his start in stand-up and doing commercial voiceovers, Helms scored his breakthrough when he joined "The Daily Show" cast in 2002, playing a brash, sarcastic and sometimes silly caricature that gained him certain notoriety for several hilarious and outlandish segments that lived on as some of the show's finest moments. At the height of his popularity, Helms followed fellow "Daily Show" alum Steven Carell and Stephen Colbert out the door in pursuit of greater success. He immediately landed on one of the hottest sitcoms of the moment, "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ), which allowed him to display his chops as an ill-tempered Dunder-Mifflin employee who undergoes anger management and becomes a socially awkward softy prone to breaking out into song. With "The Hangover" (2009), a surprise summer blockbuster, Helms proved that he was able to translate his comedic skills to the big screen, promising fans that better things were still to come.

EDUCATION

Westminister High School

Atlanta , Georgia 1992
Attended with his future "Office" (NBC) co-worker, Brian Baumgartner

Oberlin College

Oberlin , Ohio 1996

Milestones

2015

Starred as Rusty Griswold in "Vacation," a reboot of the comedy franchise.

2014

Co-starred in comic thriller "Stretch."

2013

Featured in "We're the Millers"

2013

Returned for "The Hangover III"

2012

Voiced the character The Once-ler in animated feature "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"

2011

Played the titular slacker's brother in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" opposite Jason Segel and Susan Sarandon

2011

Produced and starred in the comedy "Cedar Rapids"

2011

Reprised role of Stu in Todd Phillips' "The Hangover Part II"

2009

Breakthrough co-starring role in the Todd Phillips directed comedy "The Hangover"

2009

Cast in the family comedy "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"

2008

Had a small role in "Semi Pro" as a reporter

2007

Played newsreporter Ed Carson in "Evan Almighty," starring Carell

2006

Appeared on the Comedy Central spin-off "The Colbert Report"

2006

Joined the cast of NBC's "The Office" as Andy Bernard, eventually becoming the show's star after Steve Carell's departure.

2004

Appeared in the film "Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story"

2002

Joined Comedy Central's "Premium Blend"

2002

Joined Comedy Central's faux news program "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

Studied improvisation with The Upright Citizens Brigade

Bonus Trivia

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Helms attended Westminster High School in Atlanta with his "The Office" castmate Brian Baumgartner.

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Helms' missing tooth in "The Hangover" was real: he had a prosthetic tooth removed for the duration of filming.

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Helms improvised the heartfelt piano ballad that his character Stu sings in "The Hangover."

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