Rainn Wilson

Actor, Director
As Dwight Schrute, the obnoxious German sales rep with a superiority complex second only to his boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell) on NBC's comedy hit "The Office" (2005- ), actor Rainn Wilson took that most coveted of ... Read more »
Born: 01/20/1966 in Seattle, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Smurfs: The Lost Village 2017 (Movie)

Gargamel (Voice)

Roadies 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wheelmen 2016 (Movie)

Barny (Actor)

Backstrom 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Cooties 2015 (Movie)

Wade (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Boy 2015 (Movie)

William Colby (Actor)

The Office 2000 - 2001, 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Acting Disruptive 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Dominion 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Uncanny 2014 (Movie)

Castle (Actor)

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Arts Fall Festival 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dark Angel 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Cameo

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Hesher 2011 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Peep World 2011 (Movie)

Joel (Actor)

Super 2011 (Movie)

Frank Darbo (Actor)

The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Conan 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

The 2009 Alma Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 Guys Choice 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 (Movie)

Galaxhar (Voice)

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 (Movie)

Professor Colan (Actor)

2008 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Bravo's A-List Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

The Rocker 2008 (Movie)

Fish (Actor)

VH1 Rock Honors: The Who 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Juno 2007 (Movie)

Rollo (Actor)

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

Larry White (Actor)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend 2006 (Movie)

Vaughn Haige (Actor)

Entourage 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sahara 2005 (Movie)

Rudi (Actor)

Six Feet Under 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baadasssss! 2004 (Movie)

Bill Harris (Actor)

House of 1,000 Corpses 2003 (Movie)

Bill Hudley (Actor)

Full Frontal 2002 (Movie)

First Fired Employee (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

America's Sweethearts 2001 (Movie)

Dave O'Hanlon (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

David Felton (Actor)

Galaxy Quest 1999 (Movie)

Lahnk (Actor)

Murder and Murder 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

When Billie Beat Bobby (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (6)

My Last Days 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Boy 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Kid President: Declaration of Awesome 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Super 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Last Seen 1999 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Impress Me (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

As Dwight Schrute, the obnoxious German sales rep with a superiority complex second only to his boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell) on NBC's comedy hit "The Office" (2005- ), actor Rainn Wilson took that most coveted of roles - the guy you love to hate - and ran with it, chewing up the scenery with his überdork proclivities and hyper-intense observations of his co-workers. His hysterical rounds of kiss-up to Carell's arrogant Scott were among the most gut-busting scenes in a show chock full of them. Wilson's comedic skills, coupled with a distinctive bespectacled look and a range of goofy facial expressions, helped make him a fan favorite and highly bankable star in other genres, including as big screen second banana in films like "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" (2006), "The Last Mimzy" (2007), "Juno" (2007) and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009). But it was his turn as the egotistical Dwight that earned him a legion of diehard fans and numerous award nominations, while propelling his career to the next level.

Relationships

Shay Cooper

Mother

Holiday Reinhorn Associate Producer

Wife
Married c. 1995

Robert Grigsby Wilson Assistant Editor

Father

Walter Wilson

Son
Born in 2004 mother, Holiday Reinhorn

EDUCATION

New Trier High School

Wilmette , Illinois
Transferred to after his family moved

Shorecrest High School

Shoreline , Washington

New York University

New York , New York
Attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

Tufts University

Somerville , Massachusetts

University of Washington

Seattle , Washington

Milestones

2009

Played a sleazy college professor in the big-budget film "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

2009

Voiced the villainous alien overlord Gallaxhar in the computer-animated 3-D feature, "Monsters vs. Aliens"

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

2008

Played a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame in "The Rocker"

2007

Played a science teacher in the family feature, "Mimzy"

2007

Had a bit part in the Oscar-nominated film "Juno" as a drug store owner

2006

Had a supporting role as Luke Wilson's best friend in the Ivan Reitman comedy "My Super Ex-Girlfriend"

2005

Cast as the neurotic Dwight Schrute on NBC's American version of the British cult favorite series "The Office"; earned Emmy (2007, 2008, 2009) nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

2005

Had a memorable one-episode stint on HBO's comedy "Entourage" playing a Harry Knowles-esque Internet journalist

2004

Appeared in the comedy "Sahara" opposite Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz

2003

Television breakthrough role as Arthur, the odd mortician and love interest to Francis Conroy on "Six Feet Under"

2003

Starred as the hippie producer, Bill Harris, in the highly acclaimed film, "Baadasssss" directed by and co-starring Mario Van Peebles

1999

Made feature film debut in the sci-fi comedy "Galaxy Quest"

1997

Appeared on Broadway in the comedy "London Assurance"

1997

Early acting debut on the soap opera "One Life to Live" (ABC) as Casey Keegan

1996

Co-created (also directed) the sketch comedy and post-modern clown show, "The New Bozena"; made directorial debut with a short film based on the show

1995

Made Broadway debut in "The Tempest"

Joined The Acting Company and Arena Stage, performing off-Broadway in "Titus Andronicus" and "Twelfth Night"

Bonus Trivia

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In July 2010, Wilson was sued by the development firm who helped to create his spiritual website Soulpancake.com. Think Brilliant, a Portland, OR-based internet company, alleged the actor failed to pay them for their work and sued for $11.3 million. They also accused him of hacking into the Think Brilliant database and accessing confidential material. Wilson filed a countersuit, claiming fraud and breach of trust, and demanded at least $400,000 in damages.

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