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Ed Helms Biography

Birth Place:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Profession
Actor, writer, comedian

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

  • 2019Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

Relationships

  • Paxton Helms -- Brother