Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of college after one year, but was inspired to study improvisational comedy after seeing the iO (aka ImprovOlympic) 15th-anniversary show in Chicago.
  • Worked for the Chicago Transit Authority while studying and performing improv at iO, Second City and the Annoyance Theatre.
  • Spent two years in Amsterdam with the comedy troupe Boom Chicago.
  • Hired to be a writer (along with his high-school classmate and writing partner, Dave Stessen) on The Mindy Project after series creator Mindy Kaling noticed him on HBO's Eastbound & Down; joined the cast when Kaling created a character especially for him.
  • A founding member of the improv group the Lindbergh Babies.


  • Foster — Daughter
  • Alan Barinholtz — Father
  • Jon Barinholtz — Brother
  • Erica Hanson — Wife


  • Attended Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States


  • Birth Name: Isaac Barinholtz
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Writer

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