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Ed Helms

Biography

Comedic actor who 1st gained recognition around the Daily Show, after that went on to try out the type Andy Bernard around the NBC series ANY OFFICE. His film credits are the Hangover trilogy, Cedar Rapids and Holiday. He analyzed sketch humor using the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. He produced his film debut in the 2004 film Blackbailed: The Bobby Dukes Tale, where he performed Bunker McLaughlin. He performed the character Wayne Carr in multiple shows of the humor series Arrested Advancement. He also voiced the Once-ler in the 2012 cartoon film The Lorax. He includes a brother called Chris. His dad is usually John Helms and his mom is usually Pamela Parks. He performed the part of Stu in The Hangover movies alongside Zach Galifianakis.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ed Helms
Date Of Birth January 24, 1974
Place Of Birth Atlanta, GA
Height 1.83 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Oberlin College, The Westminster Schools
Nationality American
Parents John Helms, Pamela Parker
Siblings Susan Carol Helms Daley, John Paxton Helms
Awards Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit: Film, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, TV Land Future Classic Award
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Rockstar Moment, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Movies Vacation, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, The Hangover Part III, We're the Millers, The Lorax, Bastards, Love the Coopers, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Cedar Rapids, Meet Dave, Evan Almighty, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Semi-Pro, Monsters vs. Aliens, I'll Believe You, Everyone's Hero, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Lower Learning, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, The Smell of Success, Stretch, They Came Together, Captain Underpants, Someone Marry Barry, The Clapper, Kevin Hart: What Now?, The Rocker, I Do...Until I Don't, Zombie-american, A Whole New Hugh, Chappaquiddick, Tag
TV Shows Wilfred, The Office, The Office: Subtle Sexuality, The Daily Show, The Office: The Girl Next Door
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Helms is an accomplished harmonica player as he demonstrated to Bear Grylls on the Adventure-Survival series, Running Wild (Season 2).
2Got food poisoning during the shooting of The Hangover Part II (2011) after eating street food in Bangkok. He actually filmed some scenes for the movie while being severely sick.
3He has English, as well as smaller amounts of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, Dutch, and French ancestry.
4Was nicknamed "Chuck E. Cheese" when he was in school.
5Plays bluegrass guitar and banjo in various bands.
6Lived in New York City for 10 years.
7Plays the banjo and piano, and has played both in some of his TV and movie appearances. Wrote and sang "Stu's Song" in The Hangover (2009).
8Went to Westminster High School in Atlanta, Georgia, with Brian Baumgartner, fellow cast member on The Office (2005).
9Graduated from Oberlin College.
10Has done much voiceover work for companies such as Lycos, CDnow.com, Burger King, etc..


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie2017announcedMr. Krupp Captain Underpants (voice)
Bastards2017completedPeter
Chappaquiddick2017post-productionJoe Gargan
Stand By2017pre-production
The Clapper2017post-productionEddie Krumble
What's the Point?2017post-productionNoah
Tagpre-production
Drunk History2016TV SeriesWilliam McMasters
Kevin Hart: What Now?2016DocumentaryBartender
Love the Coopers2015Hank
The Muppets.2015TV SeriesEd Helms
Vacation2015/IRusty Griswold
BoJack Horseman2015TV SeriesKyle
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2014TV SeriesJack Danger
Stretch2014Karl
Someone Marry Barry2014Ben
They Came Together2014Eggbert
Tiny Commando2013TV Mini-SeriesCesar Pequeno
We're the Millers2013Brad Gurdlinger
NTSF:SD:SUV2011-2013TV SeriesEddie Eddroid
Arrested Development2004-2013TV SeriesJames Carr
The Hangover Part III2013Stu
The Office2006-2013TV SeriesAndy Bernard
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesTed Pelms
Kroll Show2013TV SeriesSex in the City Dude
The Mindy Project2012TV SeriesDennis
Forces of Nature2012Video shortOnce-ler (voice)
Wagon Ho!2012Video shortOnce-ler (voice)
First Look: Ultimate Teaser Trailer2012Video shortTrailer Actor
Ugly Americans2012TV SeriesKing of Atlantis
The Lorax2012The Once-ler (voice)
Jeff, Who Lives at Home2011Pat
Wilfred2011TV SeriesDarryl
The Hangover Part II2011Stu
The Office: The Girl Next Door2011TV SeriesAndy Bernard
High Road2011Barry (uncredited)
Cedar Rapids2011Tim Lippe
Childrens Hospital2008-2010TV SeriesDr. Ed Helms / TV Announcer
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV SeriesCast (Holdup)
The Office: Subtle Sexuality2009TV SeriesAndy Bernard
A Credit to the Family2009Video shortTed Bonderman
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009Paxton Harding
The Hangover2009Stu
The Office: Blackmail2009TV SeriesAndy Bernard
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian2009Larry Daley's Assistant (uncredited)
Family Guy2009TV SeriesAl Gore
Monsters vs. Aliens2009News Reporter (voice)
Confessions of a Shopaholic2009Garret E. Barton (uncredited)
The Smell of Success2009Chet Pigford
Back on Topps2008TV SeriesSal (2008-2009)
The Office: The Outburst2008TV SeriesAndy Bernard
Lower Learning2008Maurice
Wainy Days2008TV SeriesDoctor
Meet Dave2008No. 2 - 2nd In Command
American Dad!2008TV SeriesMr. Buckley
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay2008Interpreter
Semi-Pro2008Turtleneck
UCB Comedy Originals2008TV Series
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story2007Stage Manager
Evan Almighty2007Ark Reporter
I'll Believe You2006Leon
Everyone's Hero2006Hobo Louie (voice)
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesNarrator - 'The On Notice Board: A Wonder of the Modern Age'
Samurai Love God2006TV Mini-Series shortSamurai Love God
Sunday Pants2005TV SeriesNeil the Angel (voice)
Zombie-American2005ShortGlen the Zombie
Lies and the Wives We Tell Them To2005TV Movie
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker2004TV SeriesBradley Wallace
Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story2004Bunker

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 3 episodes, 2015 - 2016
The Muppets.2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Office2006-2013TV Series performer - 34 episodes
Saturday Night Live2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Kroll Show2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lorax2012performer: "Everybody Needs a Thneed", "How Bad Can I Be", "These Trees", "This Is the Place Tricky Version"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hangover Part II2011performer: "Alantown to the tune of 'Allentown'"
The Office: The Girl Next Door2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Office: Subtle Sexuality2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009performer: "Doin' It", "Harding Imports" - as Big Ups
The Hangover2009performer: "Stu's Song" / writer: "Stu's Song"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Futile & Stupid Gesture2017executive producer post-production
Stand By2017producer pre-production
The Clapper2017producer post-production
Central Intelligence2016executive producer
Tiny Commando2013TV Mini-Series producer - 6 episodes
The Office2012-2013TV Series producer - 15 episodes
Cedar Rapids2011executive producer
Weird Like UsTV Series executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tiny Commando2013TV Mini-Series creator - 6 episodes
Bluegrass Diva2011Short
UCB Comedy Originals2008TV Series 1 episode
Zombie-American2005Short
I'm a Correspondent, Please Don't Fire Me2003TV Special

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Office2011-2012TV Series 2 episodes

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pirates of Central Park2001Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lorax2012musician: guitar

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2002-2015TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent / Himself -Correspondent / Himself / ...
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Running Wild with Bear Grylls2015TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
Off Camera with Sam Jones2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cameo #11
Americana Music Honors & Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Stories from the Road: The Making of 'We're the Millers'2013Video documentary shortHimself
We're the Millers: Livin' It Up with Brad2013Video shortHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself
NerdHQ2013TV Series
Domingo Legal2013TV SeriesHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2013TV SeriesHimself
Pânico na TV2013TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Extra2013TV SeriesHimself
The Office Retrospective2013TV Movie documentaryHimself / Andy Bernard
Late Show with David Letterman2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Hollywood Fast Lane2013TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Office: The Farewells2013TV Series documentary
Moons: Worlds of Mystery2012Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Sesame Street2012TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Bang! Bang!2012TV SeriesHimself
Reggie Makes Music2012TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Dan Rather Reports2012TV SeriesHimself
The 2012 Comedy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tavis Smiley2012TV SeriesHimself
The Bluegrass Brainwash Conspiracy2012ShortHimself
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
1st Look2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Real Time with Bill Maher2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Screen Junkies MashUps2012TV SeriesHimself
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
A Michael Bublé Christmas2011TV MovieHimself
Bluegrass Diva2011ShortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Teen Choice 20112011TV SpecialHimself
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2011TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
Film Fiend2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2011TV SeriesHimself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2010 MTV Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Fabrice Fabrice Interviews2010TV Series shortHimself
Guys Choice2010TV MovieHimself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010VideoHimself
Mr. Celebrity with Ed Helms2010Video shortHimself
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Sundance Skippy2010DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Clip Presenter
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 MTV Movie Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Deep Inside2009TV SeriesHimself
Free Radio2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Today2008TV SeriesHimself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Lap Top Talk Show2008TV Series shortHimself
Book TV2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Tanner on Tanner2004TV SeriesHimself
Indecision 2004: Midway to the Election Spectacular2004TV SpecialHimself - Correspondent
The Race from the White House 20042004TV SpecialHimself
The Commies2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Who Are the Daily Show?2003TV SpecialHimself
I'm a Correspondent, Please Don't Fire Me2003TV SpecialHimself
Iraq: A Look Baq (Or, How We Learned to Stop Reporting and Love the War)2003TV SpecialHimself - Correspondent
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase2002TV MovieHimself
Premium Blend2002TV SeriesHimself
The Road to Washington2002TV SpecialHimself - Host
On the Air: An On Air Guide to Getting on the Air2002TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesStu
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Estrenos Críticos2011TV SeriesStu

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Hissy FitThe Hangover Part II (2011)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Melora Hardin
· Mindy Kaling
· Angela Kinsey
· John Krasinski
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
2008Future Classic AwardTV Land AwardsThe Office (2005)· Steve Carell
· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Greg Daniels (writer/producer)
· Kate Flannery
· Angela Kinsey
· Oscar Nuñez
· Rainn Wilson
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· David Denman
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Melora Hardin
· Rashida Jones
· Mindy Kaling
· Angela Kinsey
· John Krasinski
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Clark Duke
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Mindy Kaling
· Ellie Kemper
· Angela Kinsey
· John Krasinski
· Jake Lacy
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· Phyllis Smith
· Catherine Tate
· Rainn Wilson
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Mindy Kaling
· Ellie Kemper
· Angela Kinsey
· John Krasinski
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· James Spader
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
· Zach Woods
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: ComedyThe Hangover Part II (2011)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie ChemistryThe Hangover Part II (2011)· Zach Galifianakis
· Bradley Cooper
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Mindy Kaling
· Ellie Kemper
· Angela Kinsey
· John Krasinski
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
· Zach Woods
2010Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Breakout AwardThe Hangover (2009)
2010The More, Please! Breakout AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Mindy Kaling
· Ellie Kemper
· Angela Kinsey
· John Krasinski
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Rockstar MomentThe Hangover (2009)· Mike Tyson
· Bradley Cooper
· Zach Galifianakis
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Hangover (2009)· Bradley Cooper
· Zach Galifianakis
· Justin Bartha
· Heather Graham
· Ken Jeong
· Mike Tyson
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Melora Hardin
· Mindy Kaling
· Angela Kinsey
· John Krasinski
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Craig Robinson
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearThe Office (2005)· Leslie David Baker
· Brian Baumgartner
· Creed Bratton
· Steve Carell
· Jenna Fischer
· Kate Flannery
· Melora Hardin
· Mindy Kaling
· Angela Kinsey
· John Krasinski
· Paul Lieberstein
· B.J. Novak
· Oscar Nuñez
· Phyllis Smith
· Rainn Wilson

TitleSalary
The Hangover Part II (2011)$5,000,000

#Quote
1Mindy Kaling embodies the trifecta of being brilliant, wonderful and hilarious. Because that is statistically impossible, it can mean only one thing: she was created by an evil scientist to lull us into a giddy stupor in order to control our minds. To be made fun of by Mindy is to feel special.
2[on being described as a 'star'] Star? That's just sort of this label that other people generate. It's not something that feels very different while you're just walking around every day. It's kind of like a birthday, like 'How does it feel to be 35?'. I'm still the same idiot I was before.
3[on The Office (2005) after Steve Carell left the show] Steve's departure was a massive heartbreak because he's one of the funniest human beings on earth - and one of the most benevolent, wonderful guys you'll ever work with. But that departure also offered all of us this incredible opportunity to just step away and reinvent this show in a way that few shows have the opportunity to do.
4(2011, on his character on The Office (2005)) This may come as a surprise, given the nature of my job, but I am very guarded and contemplative. I'm not a naturally boisterous person. "Andy Bernard" is a bit of a wish fulfillment for me, because I absolutely envy how passionate he is. If Andy's in love with somebody, everybody knows it. He just puts it out there. It's his saving grace, in the midst of all his other social handicaps.
5(2011, on his worst hangover) For me it's less about the physical effects than the remorse. I think I'm a fairly obnoxious drunk, so I'll wake up the next morning just racked with guilt, replaying every conversation I had the night before and every terrible thing that came out of my mouth. I read that's part of the chemical process of alcohol going through your body. It engenders feelings of guilt and depression.
6(2011, on if people try to buy him drinks because of his Hangover fame) If I'm in a bar, frat boys will usually try to buy me shots. But I'm not much of a boozer anymore. I certainly had my share of ragers during my 20s, but I think it had more to do with geography than age. I lived in New York City for most of my 20s, and then I moved to Los Angeles when I was 32 or 33. L.A. is all about automobiles, and New York is about public transportation or taxis. So alcohol consumption isn't as automatic as it was when I was in New York.
7(On filming The Hangover Part II (2011) in Bangkok) We exploited its dark underbelly with great enthusiasm in the movie. We shot in some interesting neighborhoods, what you might call "sketchy", that most tourists probably wouldn't visit. You take a vacation to a place like Thailand and you're ready for the excitement of something new and foreign. But when you're working 14-hour days, all you want is something familiar to ground you. And there's just nothing there. Even the American things, such as Starbucks or a hamburger joint, felt different in Bangkok.
8I try to explain to people that you get the roles that are right when they're right. If you have a nerd character but you're kind of a cool guy, you're probably not going to get the nerd part. The nerd is going to get the nerd part. You know, someone like me.
9(2009 - On living in L.A.) I'm kind of embarrassed by how quickly I adjusted to L.A. I really love it. It's so pleasant. I lived in New York for 10 years, I loved it, I never second-guessed it. There were definitely times when I thought, "I will never leave this place". And I kind of got into that center-of-the-universe mindset. And then, my last couple years, I was traveling so much for those The Daily Show (1996) field segments that I really got kind of beaten down, and for the first time, I would land at LaGuardia and get this heavy feeling like, "Ugh, I have to deal with New York City again. It's gonna stink, it's so hot in the summer". All the hardships of city life start to outweigh the convenience and fun of city life. I think that had a lot to do with the fact that I was traveling every week, almost, and I was just in and out of the city constantly. I didn't feel very stable. And then when I got to L.A. and started work on The Office (2005), it was so pleasant. It was such a change of pace. I would just go to work every day, the weather was beautiful, and I had this nice kind of Zen time in my car between work and home.

#Trademark
1Often sings in his roles
2Often plays characters who appear meek at first, but show their strengths by the end.

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