Ed Helms Biography

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Born: January 24, 1974


Date of Birth: January 24, 1974

Ed Helms was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and headed to New York City to pursue comedy shortly after attending Oberlin College in Ohio.

Helms is familiar to television audiences from his scene-stealing role as Andy Bernard, Dunder Mifflin's irrepressible salesman-with-anger-management-issues, on NBC's hit comedy The Office. In addition to appearances on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and FOX's Arrested Development, Helms also enjoyed a four-year stint as a Senior Correspondent on the Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, for which he also wrote.

On the big screen, Helms has appeared in films such as Evan Almighty (2007), Semi-Pro (2008), Meet Dave (2008), Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), The Hangover (2009) along with its second part in 2011 and third installment in 2013. He also played the voice of The Once-ler in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) and starred in the comedy Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2012) alongside Jason Segel. His recent films include The Hangover Part III(2013) and We're the Millers (2013).

Also a talented writer, he recently sold a comedy pitch with writing partner Jacob Fleischer to Warner Bros. through Steve Carell's Carousel Productions, about Civil War re-enactors.

Helms lives in Los Angeles and plays a mean banjo.

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