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Paul Stephen Rudd|
April 6, 1969
Passaic, New Jersey, USA
|Occupation||Actor, producer, screenwriter|
|Years active||1992 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Julie Yaeger (2003 - present)|
Early life[change | change source]
Paul Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. His father, Michael Rudd, was a historical tour guide and former vice-president of Trans World Airlines who died of cancer when Rudd was 39. His mother, Gloria Irene (Granville), was a sales manager at the television station KCMO-TV in Kansas City, Missouri. His parents were born in England; his father was from Edgware and his mother from Surbiton, both in London. Rudd's parents were both Jewish (descended from Jewish immigrants who moved to Britain from Russia, Belarus, and Poland). Rudd's parents were second cousins. His father's family's original surname, "Rudnitsky", was changed by his grandfather to "Rudd", and his mother's family's surname was originally "Goldstein". Rudd had a Bar Mitzvah service. Growing up, he loved reading British comics, The Beano, and The Dandy, which his uncle in the U.K. would send to him.
When he was ten, Rudd's family moved to Lenexa, Kansas. His family also spent three years living in Anaheim, California, because of his father's occupation. Rudd attended Broadmoor Junior High and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in the class of 1987. Rudd attended the University of Kansas, where he majored in theater. He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity's Nu Chapter there. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West in Los Angeles with fellow actor Matthew Lillard. Rudd spent three months studying Jacobean drama at the British American Drama Academy based in Oxford, England. While attending acting school, Rudd worked as a Bar Mitzvah disc jockey.
Filmography[change | change source]
Movies[change | change source]
|Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers||Tommy Doyle|
|1996||Romeo + Juliet||Dave Paris|
|The Size of Watermelons||Alex|
|1998||Overnight Delivery||Wyatt Trips|
|The Object of My Affection||George Hanson|
|The Cider House Rules||Wally Worthington|
|2000||Gen Y Cops||Ian Curtis|
|The Great Gatsby||Nick Carraway|
|2001||Wet Hot American Summer||Andy|
|The Château||Graham Granville|
|2003||The Shape of Things||Adam Sorenson|
|Two Days||Paul Miller|
|2004||Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||Brian Fantana|
|Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie||Brian Fantana|
|2005||The Baxter||Dan Abbott|
|The 40 Year-Old Virgin||David|
|Tennis, Anyone...?||Lance Rockwood|
|2006||The OH in Ohio||Jack Chase|
|Night at the Museum||Don|
|2007||Reno 911: Miami||Ethan the Drug lord|
|The Ten||Jeff Reigert||Also producer|
|I Could Never Be Your Woman||Adam|
|Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||John Lennon||Cameo|
|2008||Over Her Dead Body||Henry||completed|
|Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Surfing Instructor||post-production|
|Little Big Men||TBA||movieing; also writer|
|2009||I Love You, Man||TBA||pre-production|
Television[change | change source]
|1981||Family Reunion||Lane Lyman||Television debut|
|1992-1995||Sisters||Kirby Quimby Philby||Recurring guest star|
|1994||Wild Oats||Brian Grant||Series regular|
|1996||Clueless||Sonny||Guest star, episode: "I Got You Babe"|
|2000||Deadline||Zander Price||Guest star, episode: "Lovers and Madmen"|
|Strangers with Candy||Brent Brooks||Guest star, episode: "The Last Temptation of Blank"|
|2002-2004||Friends||Mike Hannigan||Recurring guest star|
|2005||Stella||Greg||Guest star, episode: "Office Party"|
|2006||Cheap Seats||Dave Penders||Guest star, episode: "1996 Spelling Bee: Part 2"|
|Robot Chicken||Vince Vaughn||Guest star, episode: "Book of Corrine"|
|2006-2007||Reno 911!||Guy Gerricault||Recurring guest star|
|2007||The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show||Antagonistic Passenger||Guest star, episode: "Gold Watch"|
|Veronica Mars||Desmond Fellows||Guest star, episode: "Debasement Tapes"|
|Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Kansas City Chiefs||Himself||Narrator|
Other websites[change | change source]
- Paul Rudd on IMDb
- Paul Rudd at the Internet Broadway Database
- Interview with Paul Rudd about Knocked Up
References[change | change source]
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- Stated on The Graham Norton Show, February 1, 2013.
- "Jews Making News: Parker, Rudd". Atlanta Jewish Times. May 28, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
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- Stated on Finding Your Roots, October 31, 2017.
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- Rudd, Paul (Summer 1997). "Interview: Alfred Uhry". Bomb. No. 60. Archived from the original on August 14, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
- Armstrong, Stephen (July 27, 2015). "Was Pixar's Inside Out inspired by The Beano?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
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- "Famous Members of Sigma Nu". Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
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- "Alumni". British American Drama Academy. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
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