Paul Rust

Up until the end of college, Paul Rust's sphere was mostly just Iowa. Following his graduation from the University of Iowa in 2004, though, he moved on to chase the dream of comedy, heading out to Los Angeles and ... Read more »
Born: 04/21/1981 in Le Mars, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

Bob's Burgers 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Animal Practice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Best Friends Forever 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NTSF:SD:SUV 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Tim 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Mr. Sunshine 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sarah Silverman Program 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009 (Movie)

Denis Cooverman (Actor)

Inglourious Basterds 2009 (Movie)

Pfc Andy Kagan (Actor)

Semi-Pro 2008 (Movie)

Wheelchair Darren (Actor)

Halfway Home 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drake and Josh 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Writer

Moral Orel 2007 (Tv Show)

Writer
Other (2)

The Real Gilligan's Island 2004 - 2005, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Logger

Rob & Big 2008 (Tv Show)

Creative Consultant

Biography

Up until the end of college, Paul Rust's sphere was mostly just Iowa. Following his graduation from the University of Iowa in 2004, though, he moved on to chase the dream of comedy, heading out to Los Angeles and regularly performing stand-up and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in the area. His first credited roles were in the movie "Exquisite Corpse" (2004) and the TV show "Drake & Josh" (Nickelodeon 2004-07). He also wrote for a few TV shows as well around the same time, including "Moral Orel" (Adult Swim 2005-08) and "Rob & Big" (MTV 2006-08). Following a bit part in the Will Ferrell-starring "Semi-Pro" (2008), Rust's big break was upon him, as he played the lead role in the Chris Columbus comedy "I Love You, Beth Cooper" (2009) and appeared in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds" (2009). He went more to the background after 2009, though, providing voices for a few cartoons including "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" (Adult Swim 2000-2015). Around this time, Rust started working with Paul Reubens on his Pee-Wee Herman Broadway revival show, and was credited as a writer for it. He followed that up by co-writing the Netflix film "Pee-wee's Big Holiday" (2016) with Reubens. During that same period, Rust also wrote for and appeared on several episodes of "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (IFC 2012- ) and was the story editor on the fourth season of "Arrested Development" (Fox 2003-2006, Netflix 2013). He then paired up with Judd Apatow to co-create the show "Love" (Netflix 2016- ), which he starred in with Gillian Jacobs.

EDUCATION

University of Iowa

2000 - 2004

Milestones

2016

Starred in Judd Apatow's Netflix series "Love"

2009

Landed first leading role in Chris Columbus-directed "I Love You, Beth Cooper"

2006

Made TV debut on "Drake & Josh"

2004

Made first acting appearance in comedy/drama "Exquisite Corpse"

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