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Jim Rash

Jim Rash admits he may have talked too much as a child, but it was only because he felt the need to fill the silence whenever he could, to entertain and make people laugh. That tendency has carried over into adulthood, as he has developed his craft into something more than just an excuse to flap his gums.

Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Rash began his career doing theater at the state university. While the plays he acted in were a mixed bag, they helped cement his love of acting. A current member of the Groundlings, he also teaches sketch writing and improvisation, an experience he thoroughly enjoys. Live, comedic theater is Rash's favorite forum, where he can receive the instant gratification and reaction from the audience. The relationship and interaction between actor and audience is what appeals to him most. His theater work includes Reunion, Holed Up, Pirates of Penzance, Harvey and Flowers for Algernon.

Rash has long had a home on the small screen, with recurring roles on That '70s Show and Reno 911!, as well as guest starring roles on Will & Grace, Less than Perfect, According to Jim, The Practice, Becker, CSI and Navy NCIS. He has also co-starred on Cybill and Tracey Takes On, and was a series regular on Thanks, Katie Joplin and The Naked Truth.

Big screen credits include Sky High, Minority Report, Simone, Slackers, One Hour Photo and Auto Motives. His two most recent films, Smiley Face and Reno 911!: The Movie, are due to be released in 2007.

Rash believes in always being creatively active, and so when he's not working, he spends his time writing and developing ways to further improve his craft. He hopes to continue doing more live theater, and somewhere down the line would like to develop shows of his own.

Now a resident of Los Angeles, he still manages to spend quality time with Otter, his Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Jim Rash Facts


Selected Filmography

Captain America: Civil War
Slammin' Salmon
Community: Season 5
Community: The Complete Sixth Season
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run
The Way, Way Back
Sky High
Mike Tyson Mysteries: The Complete Second Season
Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 1
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