RAINN WILSON (Galaxhar) can currently be seen on NBC in the fifth season of the Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning series for Best Comedy, the American version of “The Office,” alongside Steve Carell, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer. Over the years, he has endeared himself to millions and earned two Emmy nominations with his portrayal of Dwight Schrute, an eccentric paper salesman whose ego knows no bounds, dreams of being “#2” and fervently torments his colleagues in his own lovable, pathetic fashion.
On the big screen, Wilson most recently starred in “The Rocker,” a music-themed comedy that follows a failed, down-and-out drummer (Wilson) who, 20 years after being kicked out of his now-famous group, gets a second chance – with his nephew’s high school rock band. The film was released through 21 Laps Entertainment for 20th Century Fox. He also is currently in pre-production on “Bonzai Shadowhands,” a dark comedy that he will both write and star in for Fox Searchlight; Jason Reitman (“Thank You for Smoking,” “Juno”) is set to direct and produce through his Hard C shingle. The story revolves around a once-great ninja currently living a life of mediocrity somewhere in the San Fernando Valley.
Prior to “The Office” fame, he was best known for his role as Arthur Martin, the pitiable mortician’s apprentice on HBO’s Emmy Award-winning television series “Six Feet Under.” Previous film credits include “The Last Mimzy,” Ivan Reitman’s “My Super Ex-Girlfriend,” “Sahara,” Mario Van Peebles’ “Baadasss,” Steven Soderbergh’s “Full Frontal,” Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous,” “America’s Sweethearts,” “House of 1,000 Corpses” and “Galaxy Quest.” Wilson has also guest-starred on “CSI,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Dark Angel” and “Monk” and co-starred in the TV movie “When Billie Beat Bobby.”
Wilson honed his skills on the stage in New York for years before making the trip to Los Angeles to pursue onscreen work. His credits include performances in two Broadway plays, “London Assurance” and “The Tempest,” as well as off-Broadway productions of “The New Bozena” (a piece he created), “Plunge,” “Venus,” “Titus Andronicus” and “Twelfth Night.” He attended the graduate acting program at New York University.
Wilson currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn, their young son, Walter, and their two pit bulls, Oona and Harper Lee.