Danny Pudi is an American actor best known for his starring role as Abed Nadir, a pop culture junkie, in the television sitcom Community.
Pudi, an actor and comedian originally from Chicago, graduated from Marquette University. He was the first Chris Farley Scholarship Award winner, and completed the Second City Chicago's Conservatory program.
On the small screen, Pudi's credits include ER, The Bill Engvall Show, as well as recurring roles on Greek and Gilmore Girls. He can also be seen in the films Road Trip 2: Beerpong and the independent film Thunder Geniuses, directed by Michael Clancy.
Pudi's Los Angeles stage credits include Huck & Holden, NBC's Diversity Showcase, Token City and the staged readings Loyalties and Air Guitar High.
He is also a founding member of Siblings of Doctors, a trio of Indian-American comics that perform sketch comedy and improv at various comedy festivals around the country.
When he's not working, Pudi is an avid runner and enjoys playing Yahtzee, vacuuming and drinking coffee. He currently resides in Los Angeles.