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Jim Rash
Full name: James Rash
Birth date: July 15, 1971
Occupation: Actor, screenwriter, comedian
Also known for: The Descendants
Work on Community
Title: Main Cast member, writer, director
Portrays : Craig Pelton
Acting debut: Pilot
Writing debut: Basic Human Anatomy
Active on Community: 2009 - present

I was cast I think you know, pretty late in was just a guest star on a pilot that you didn’t know whether it would be picked up...once the show got picked up, I just had no idea how much they would end up using the Dean.
— Jim Rash


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Jim Rash with his Oscar
James "Jim" Rash is an American actor, comedian, producer, and director. He was born on July 15, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Rash has one sister and they were both adopted. He attended Charlotte Latin High School, spent a post graduate year at college preparatory institution Lawrenceville School and later went to the University of North Carolina. He started his acting career on local stage productions before pursuing roles in Hollywood. He found steady work making appearances on 1990's sitcoms such as "Cybill", "Becker and "Clueless". He also got movie roles in films such as "One Hour Photo", "Slackers" and "Minority Report". While continuing to appear on television in various parts he landed a prominent role in the 2005 Disney film "Sky High". He also had a recurring role as "Fenton" on "That 70's Show". In 2009 he was cast as a supporting character Dean Craig Pelton on "Community" and was eventually promoted to series regular. In 2012 he won an Academy Award-winner for co-writing a screenplay with his comedy writing partner Nat Faxon based on Kaui Hart Hennings' novel of the same name.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Auto Motives Accountant
2002 Hiding in Walls Jane's Assistant
2002 One Hour Photo Amateur Porn Guy
2002 Slackers Head T.A. Philip
2002 Minority Report Technician
2002 S1m0ne Studio Executive
2003 Wrong Hollywood Number Caller Short film
2003 George & Gracie George
2005 Sky High Mr. Grayson/Stitches
2007 Smiley Face Talent Agency Secretary
2007 Balls of Fury Techie
2008 The Onion Movie Bryce's Manager
2011 Worst. Prom. Ever. Pizza Pete Television film
2011 The Descendants Co-writer
2013 The Way Way Back Lewis Also co-writer, co-director and executive producer
2014 Yellowbird Karl Voice


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Cybill Production Assistant Episode: "Local Hero"
1997 Tracey Takes On... Pollster Episode: "Movies"
1997–1998 The Naked Truth Harris Van Doren 3 episodes
1998 Working Carl Episode: "Good Val Hunting"
1999 Becker Eddie Blatt Episode: "Becker the Elder"
1999 Clueless Bart Episode: "Big Sissies"
1999 Katie Joplin Mitchell Tuit 7 episodes
1999 Thanks Cotton 6 episodes
2000 The Hughleys Census Guy Episode: "Scary Hughleys"
2001 Loomis Pilot
2001 The Practice Quimby Episode: "Vanished: Part 1"
2002 Less Than Perfect Rob McLyle Episode: "Claude the Liar"
2002–2006 That '70s Show Fenton 6 episodes
2003 Alligator Point Pilot
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Todd Benton Episode: "Random Acts of Violence"
2003 The Guardian (TV series)|The Guardian]] Court Therapist Episode: "All the Rage"
2003 Baby Bob Dougy Episode: "Reality Bites"
2003 Coupling Stalker Episode: "Check/Mate"
2003–2009 Reno 911! Andrew 14 episodes
2004 Friends Nervous Passenger on Plane Episode: "The Last One"
2004 Grim & Evil Various voices Episode: "A Kick in the Asgard"
2004 NCIS Dr. Joel Sanderson Episode: "Left For Dead"
2005 Will & Grace Brent Episode: "Love is in the Airplane"
2005 Jake in Progress Freddie Blake Episode: "Rivals and Departures"
2005 Adopted Pilot; co-creator and executive produer
2006 Saturday Night Live Wrote "Dane Cook / The Killers"
2006–2007 Help Me Help You Jonathan 14 episodes
2008 Hackett Pilot
2008 Eli Stone Bradley Kitsis Episode: "I Want Your Sex"
2008 Samantha Who? Artist Episode: "The Gallery Show"
2009 American Dad! Bouncer (voice) Episode: "G-String Circus"
2009–2015 Community Craig Pelton 90 episodes; also wrote "Basic Human Anatomy" and co-director 2 episodes
2010 Open Books Kyle Pilot
2011–2014 The Soup Various roles 7 episodes
2012 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated JR Kipple (voice) Episode: "The Night the Clown Cried II - Tears of Doom"
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Pineapple Joe (voice) Episode: "Follow the Bouncing Orange"
2012–2013 The Looney Tunes Show Cecil Turtle (voice) 2 episodes
2012–present Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Principal Slimovitz (voice) 29 episodes
2013–present The Writers' Room Himself (host) 12 episodes; also producer
2013–2014 TripTank Various voices 3 episodes
2013–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Various roles 2 episodes
2014–2015 Glee Lee Paulblatt 2 episodes
2014–present Mike Tyson Mysteries John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry (voice) 10 episodes


84th Academy Awards[]

Jim Rash gained some brief notoriety at the 2012 Oscar ceremony when he won an award for "The Descendants". Actress Angelina Jolie was a presentor for the ceremony at the time and was wearing a dress that prominently showed off her right leg. When Rash was on stage with his partner Nat Faxon to accept his award he struck the exact same pose Jolie did in her dress much to amusement to the audience in attendance.

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