Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Apr. 6th, 1969
Born in
Passaic, New Jersey, USA
5' 9

Paul Rudd's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Friends TV Show
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp TV Show
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Joe Buck Live TV Show
Joe Buck Live
Wild Oats TV Show
Wild Oats

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Ant-Man
2015 - Ant-Man
2014 - They Came Together
2013 - Prince Avalanche
2013 - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2013 - This Is the End
2013 - Admission
2013 - Almost Christmas
2013 - Casting By
2012 - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
2012 - This Is 40
2011 - Our Idiot Brother
2011 - Wanderlust
2010 - How Do You Know
2010 - Dinner for Schmucks
2009 - Year One
2009 - I Love You, Man
2008 - Forgetting Sarah Marshall
2008 - Over Her Dead Body
2008 - Role Models
2007 - Knocked Up
2007 - Reno 911!: Miami
2007 - I Could Never Be Your Woman
2007 - The Ten
2007 - Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story
2006 - Diggers
2006 - Tennis, Anyone...?
2006 - The Oh in Ohio
2006 - Night at the Museum
2005 - The 40 Year Old Virgin
2005 - The Baxter
2004 - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
2003 - The Shape of Things
2003 - Two Days
2001 - Wet Hot American Summer
1999 - The Cider House Rules
1999 - 200 Cigarettes
1998 - The Object of My Affection
1996 - Romeo + Juliet
1995 - Clueless
1995 - Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Kirby Philby
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Guy Gerricault
Bobby Newport
Judd Apatow (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer. He has primarily appeared in comedies, and is known for his roles in the films Clueless (1995), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Role Models (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), Wanderlust (2012), This Is 40 (2012), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). In television, he appeared in the early 1990s on the NBC drama Sisters and some years later he appeared as Mike Hannigan on the NBC sitcom Friends. Other guest television roles have included an appearance on the Tim and Eric show, a recurring role on Parks and Recreation as politician Bobby Newport, and hosting Saturday Night Live. In 2015, Rudd starred as Scott Lang / Ant-Man in Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and will be reprising the character in Captain America: Civil War, set for release May 6, 2016. Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015.

Born in Passaic, New Jersey. His father, Michael, was a historical tour guide who was formerly the vice president of Trans World Airlines and died from cancer, while his mother, Gloria, was a sales manager at the television station KCMO-TV in Kansas City, Missouri. His parents were British, his father from Edgware and his mother from Surbiton, both in London. Rudd's parents were both Jewish (descended from Jewish immigrants who moved from Russia and Poland to England). The family's original surname, "Rudnitzky", was changed by his grandfather to "Rudd". Rudd had a bar mitzvah ceremony. When he was ten, Rudd's family moved to Overland Park, Kansas. His family also spent three years living in Anaheim, California, because of his father's occupation.

Rudd attended Broadmoor Junior High and Shawnee Mission West High School. Rudd then went to the University of Kansas, where he majored in theater. He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity's Nu Chapter there. After graduating, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West in Los Angeles. Rudd spent three months studying Jacobean drama at the British American Drama Academy based in Oxford, U.K. While attending acting school, Rudd worked as a Bar Mitzvah disc jockey.

Rudd traveled with his family during his early years because of his father's airline job. He attended the Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, Kansas, and then enrolled at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, majoring in theater.

In 2003, Rudd married Julie Yaeger and the couple have two children: a son, Jack Sullivan (b. 2006), and a daughter, Darby (b. 2010). He is a fan of MLB's Kansas City Royals and of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, for whom he narrated the 2007 season of HBO's Hard Knocks.

  • His favorite music is that of 'Tom Waits' (qv).
  • Prior to joining the cast of _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv), he co-starred with 'Jennifer Aniston' (qv) in _The Object of My Affection (1998)_ (qv).
  • Was disappointed by the final result of _Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)_ (qv) because filming had him believing it was going to be a high-caliber suspense film, but the reaction to the film was overwhelmingly negative.
  • 2/23/03: Married his girlfriend, 'Julie Yaeger' (qv) in upstate New York. They live in Manhattan. As of 2009, they have been together for 14 years.
  • Has a son with wife 'Julie Yaeger' (qv) named Jack Rudd (b. 2006).
  • His parents were Jewish immigrants from England. Original family surname, "Rudnitzky," was shortened by his grandfather.
  • Was a DJ at Bar Mitzvahs before his career took off.
  • Came up with the idea of the "'Kelly Clarkson' (qv)!" call-out during 'Steve Carell''s infamous chest wax in _The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)_ (qv).

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