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Birth Place: Atlanta, GA

Birthday: January 24, 1974, Aquarius

Profession: Actor, Writer, Comedian

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Fast Facts

  • Had open-heart surgery at 14 for a heart murmur.
  • Attended high school with Office costar Brian Baumgartner; the two participated in school plays together.
  • Like his Office character Andy Bernard, he sang a capella in college with the Obertones; however, he left the group after only one semester.
  • Spent his first two years in college as a geology major before switching to film theory and technology.
  • Studied improvisation with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York after college.
  • Spent four years as a correspondent on The Daily Show.
  • Names Phil Hartman and his brother Paxton as his role models.

Awards

  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Paxton Helms — Brother

College

  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (BA in Film Theory and Technology, 1996)

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