Jim Rash

Full / Real Name: James Rash
Born: 15 July 1970 (50 years old)
Gender: Male



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Jim Rash is an American actor and screenwriter best known for his starring role as Dean Pelton, the ultra-efficient and slightly neurotic Greendale Community College Dean, on the television comedy series Community.

Rash was also a series regular on The Naked Truth and Help Me, Help You. His television guest roles include the character Fenton on That '70s Show and Andrew on Reno 911!.

Additional television credits include Will & Grace, CSI and Eli Stone, and he appeared in the final episode of Friends.

Rash's film work includes Sky High, in which he gained notice portraying Mr. Grayson/Stitches, a sidekick to the super villain Royal Pain in the 2005 film. His additional film work includes the popular film Slackers, in which he played the role of the head teacher's assistant Philip, S1m0ne, One Hour Photo, Balls of Fury, and The Slammin' Salmon.

Rash is a member of the popular Groundlings Theatre ensemble in Los Angeles. He, along with fellow Groundling Nat Faxon, created and co-executive produced the pilot Adopted for ABC.

Rash and comedy partner Nat Faxon have also moved into screenwriting. Their screenplay, based on Kaui Hart Hemmings' novel The Descendants, was on the 2008 edition of the Black List, a list of the most popular unproduced scripts in Hollywood.

The film was produced in Hawaii, directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney, and was released on November 18, 2011 to critical acclaim. Payne, Faxon and Rash received a Golden Globe nomination and won an Academy Award for their work.


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