Jim Rash

After making his bones as a journeyman actor specializing in loopy characters, Jim Rash began drawing name recognition in the early 2010s as the camp-happy college administrator on the NBC sitcom "Community" (NBC ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Captain America: Civil War 2016 (Movie)

M.I.T. Liaison (Actor)

Dr. Ken 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lucifer 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mike Tyson Mysteries 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Voice

The Grinder 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Odd Couple 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glee 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rick & Morty 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Benched 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harmontown 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

The Writers' Room 1995 - 2001, 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

TripTank 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Yellowbird 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Community 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2013 Young Hollywood Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Way, Way Back 2013 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

Reno 911! 2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eli Stone 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Balls of Fury 2007 (Movie)

Techie (Actor)

Halfway Home 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Help Me Help You 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Smiley Face 2007 (Movie)

Casting Assistant (Actor)

The Onion Movie 2007 (Movie)

Bryce's Manager (Actor)

Partner(s) 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 2002 - 2003, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sky High 2005 (Movie)

Mr Grayson/Stitches (Actor)

Will & Grace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baby Bob 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Guardian 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

According to Jim 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Less Than Perfect 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Minority Report 2002 (Movie)

Technician (Actor)

One Hour Photo 2002 (Movie)

Amateur Porn Guy (Actor)

S1M0NE 2002 (Movie)

Studio Executive (Actor)

Slackers 2002 (Movie)

Philip--Head TA (Actor)

Becker 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clueless 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fighting Fitzgeralds 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hughleys 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Working 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Katie Joplin 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Thanks 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bull (TV Show)

Actor

Nobodies (Tv Show)

Actor
Director (2)

The Way, Way Back 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Lovespring International 2006 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (1)

The Way, Way Back 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

The Way, Way Back 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

After making his bones as a journeyman actor specializing in loopy characters, Jim Rash began drawing name recognition in the early 2010s as the camp-happy college administrator on the NBC sitcom "Community" (NBC, 2009-15; Yahoo!, 2015) and as an Academy Award-winning writer. A North Carolina native with a spindly build and nerdy countenance, Rash found a groove as a sitcom character actor, inking his first cast job in 1999 on the television oddity "Thanks" (CBS, 1999). Honing his skills in the comedic cauldron of Los Angeles' famed Groundlings troupe, he joined a number of his cohorts on Comedy Central's "copumentary" lampoon "Reno 911!" (2003-07) as a local prone to bawdy calamity. In 2006, he landed among another talent-laden ensemble populating the shorter-lived Ted Danson vehicle "Help Me Help You" (ABC, 2006). In 2009, Rash took it to the next level on "Community," playing Craig Pelton, the daffy, cross-dressing, attention-hungry dean of the show's central community college. His popularity led to Rash being given full cast member status in its third season. He and writing collaborator Nat Faxon scored a major success on a different track, penning the Oscar-winning script for the 2011 George Clooney film "The Descendants." It set in motion their original feature project, "The Way, Way Back." Many in Hollywood designated Rash a talent on the uptick as an auteur, even as he became widely acknowledged for creating one of the zaniest characters on television.

Milestones

2011

Co-wrote screenplay of critically acclaimed drama "The Descendants" with Alexander Payne and Faxon; Payne directed film that starred George Clooney

2009

Cast as Dean Pelton on the NBC ensemble comedy "Community" alongside Chevy Chase and Joel McHale

2005

Made writing and producing debut with ABC movie "Adopted"; first writing collaboration with Nat Faxon

2004

Appeared on the final two episodes of NBC's hit comedy "Friends"

2003

Played 'Andrew the Whore-House Guy' on several episodes of "Reno 911!" (Comedy Central)

2002

Landed a recurring role on "That '70s Show" (Fox)

2002

Cast in a minor role in Steven Spielberg's futuristic "Minority Report"

2002

Played the Head T.A. Philip in the comedy feature "Slackers"; cast included future writing partner Nat Faxon

2002

Feature film debut, "One Hour Photo"

1997

Landed multi-episode role on comedy series "The Naked Truth" (ABC, NBC)

1995

Made TV acting debut on an episode of CBS sitcom "Cybill"

Bonus Trivia

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Rash and his writing partner Nat Faxon were both members of the Los Angeles improvisational and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings.

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