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Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson Mostly Credited As: Rainn Wilson
Birth Name: Rainn Dietrich Wilson
Date Of Birth: January 20, 1964 (Age 50)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington
Height: 6' 2 ½" (1.89 m)


Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter Mckenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated High School from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts U. and the University of Washington, Rainn studied acting at NYU's graduate acting program and spent years doing theater both On and Off-Broadway, on tours (the Acting Company) and in the regions (The Guthrie, Arena Stage).

Rainn co-created and directed The New Bozena, a sketch comedy and post-modern clown show which performed in New York and ended up doing a pilot presentation at Fox TV. He made his directorial debut with a short film based on the show. After many years of working in TV and Film, he became best known for playing Arthur, the odd love interest to Francis Conroy on "Six Feet Under" (2001). His favorite role, however, is Bill Harris in the film, How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass (2003).


TV Appearances

Main cast 
Backstrom (2014)As: Detective Everett Backstrom
The Office (US) (2005)As: Dwight Schrute
Episode Cast Credits 

Super Soul Sunday (2011) 
  Oprah & Grammy-Award Winner India.Arie: How to Break Through 06x08: (Jun/30/2013) As Himself 
  Oprah's Book Club 2.0 : Oprah and Ayana Mathis, Author of "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" 05x01: (Feb/03/2013) As Himself 
  Soul to Soul: Asking Life's Big Questions 04x07: (Dec/16/2012) As Himself 
  Oprah and Actor Rainn Wilson: The Man Behind SoulPancake 03x06: (Jul/08/2012) As Himself 
  Finding Beauty 01x03: (Oct/30/2011) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Rainn Wilson, Karen Gillan 09x64: (Apr/24/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Joss Stone, Rainn Wilson 03x49: (Mar/26/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Conan (2010) 
  When a Pterodactyl Is in the Next Stall, the P Is Silent 02x158: (Oct/24/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  No Time for Tetherball 01x18: (Dec/07/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

AMERICA In Primetime (2011) 
  The Misfit 01x03: (Nov/13/2011) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Rainn Wilson, "Epic Meal Time" with Harley Morenstein & Sterling Toth, Serj Tankian 19x49: (Mar/17/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Rainn Wilson, Margaret Sparkman, Jimmy Eat World 18x147: (Oct/29/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Rainn Wilson, Nikki Glaser, Hoobastank 17x81: (Jan/27/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Rainn Wilson, Emeril Lagasse, Sergio Mendes featuring Ledisi 16x161: (Jul/30/2008) As Himself 
  Rainn Wilson, Howard Dean, Kate Nash 16x121: (May/14/2008) As Himself 
  Rainn Wilson, Orny Adams, The Shins 15x134: (Apr/13/2007) As Himself 
  Wanda Sykes, Rainn Wilson, The New Cars 14x116: (Mar/14/2006) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Rainn Wilson, Henry "Hank" Aaron, the Mountain Goats 18x96: (Feb/23/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Rainn Wilson, Larry Miller, Maxwell 16x174: (Jul/10/2009) As Himself 
  Rainn Wilson, Mike Golic & Mike Greenberg, Bell X1 15x83: (Mar/17/2008) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Excellence in Broadcasting 09x02: (Oct/03/2010) Voiced  Dwight Schrute 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Rainn Wilson, Rachel Maddow, Chicago 01x38: (Jul/29/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Serena Williams; Rainn Wilson; Dr. Nisha Aurora 27x222: (Jul/07/2009) As Himself 
  Natasha Bedingfield; Jay Manuel; Rainn Wilson 26x246: (Aug/11/2008) As Himself 
  Christopher Meloni; Rainn Wilson. 25x141: (Mar/19/2007) As Himself 

Reno 911! (2003) 
  Digging With the Murderer 06x03: (Apr/15/2009) As Calvin Robben Tomlinson, [Uncredited]

VH1 Rock Honors (2006) 
  3rd Annual VH1 Rock Honors 01x03: (Jul/17/2008) As Himself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Terrence Howard, Carley Roney, Rainn Wilson. 56x141: (Mar/19/2007) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Tom Arnold, Rainn Wilson, Jesse Malin 14x108: (Mar/19/2007) As Himself 
  Stephen Colbert, Rainn Wilson, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials 13x147: (Jul/12/2006) As Himself 
  Peter Gallagher, Rainn Wilson, Demetri Martin 13x41: (Nov/23/2005) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Rainn Wilson/Arcade Fire 32x14: (Feb/24/2007) As Himself (Host) 

American Dad! (2005) 
  Of Ice and Men 02x07: (Nov/26/2006) Voiced  Clifford the Knight / Driver 

The Megan Mullally Show (2006) 
  Carol Burnett, Rainn Wilson, Hollerin' Championships 01x04: (Sep/21/2006) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Elton John, Rainn Wilson 04x12: (Sep/19/2006) As Himself 
  Andre Agassi, Kim Basinger, Mike Holmes 04x05: (Sep/08/2006) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Terrell Owens, Rainn Wilson, Rascal Flatts 04x107: (Jul/17/2006) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Rainn Wilson, The Sounds 05x32: (Mar/16/2006) As Himself 

Six Feet Under (2001) 
  Ecotone 05x09: (Jul/31/2005) As Arthur Martin 
  Parallel Play 04x03: (Jun/27/2004) As Arthur Martin 
  In Case of Rapture 04x02: (Jun/20/2004) As Arthur Martin 
  Falling Into Place 04x01: (Jun/13/2004) As Arthur Martin 
  I'm Sorry, I'm Lost 03x13: (Jun/01/2003) As Arthur Martin 
  Twilight 03x12: (May/18/2003) As Arthur Martin 
  Death Works Overtime 03x11: (May/11/2003) As Arthur Martin 
  Everyone Leaves 03x10: (May/04/2003) As Arthur Martin 
  The Opening 03x09: (Apr/27/2003) As Arthur Martin 
  Tears, Bones and Desire 03x08: (Apr/20/2003) As Arthur Martin 
  Timing and Space 03x07: (Apr/13/2003) As Arthur Martin 
  Making Love Work 03x06: (Apr/06/2003) As Arthur Martin 
  The Trap 03x05: (Mar/30/2003) As Arthur Martin 

Entourage (2004) 
  I Love You Too 02x09: (Jul/31/2005) As R.J. Spencer 

Numb3rs (2005) 
  Vector 01x03: (Feb/04/2005) As Martin Grolsch 

Monk (2002) 
  Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame 02x03: (Jul/11/2003) As Walker Browning 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Waste 04x08: (Nov/15/2002) As Mr. Baltzer 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  The Strip Strangler 01x23: (May/17/2001) As Guy in Supermarket, [Co-Guest Stars]

Dark Angel (2000) 
  I and I am a Camera 01x18: (May/01/2001) As Phil 

Charmed (1998) 
  Coyote Piper 03x09: (Jan/11/2001) As Kierkan 
Crew Credits

Show Crew



Episode Crew


The Office (US) (2005) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
Get The Girl 08x19 Mar/15/2012 As: Director
Classy Christmas (Part 2) 07x12 Dec/09/2010 As: Director
Classy Christmas (Part 1) 07x11 Dec/09/2010 As: Director
The Cover-Up 06x24 May/06/2010 As: Director
Trivia

Rainn Wilson has his own blog on NBC's website called Schrute-Space. He adds blogs as if he were really the character, Dwight, he plays on the hit show "The Office."

He is a member of the Baha'i Faith.

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