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Net Worth$8 million dollars
Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1971
FactA company member of the Groundlings in Los Angeles. [March 2004]

Jim Rash is an American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. He is known for his role as Dean Pelton on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community and as the host of The Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC. He has also appeared in films such as Sky High, The Descendants, and The Way Way Back.

Rash was born on July 15, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the son of Angela and Daniel Rash. He has two sisters, Ashley and Stephanie. Rash attended Charlotte Latin School and then went on to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Rash began his career as a writer on the NBC sitcom That ’70s Show. He later wrote for the Fox sitcom Arrested Development and the Showtime series Weeds. In 2009, he made his directorial debut with the short film The Way Things Are.

Rash’s breakout role came in 2009 when he was cast as Dean Pelton on the NBC sitcom Community. He played the role for six seasons, from 2009 to 2015. During that time, he also directed several episodes of the show.

In 2011, Rash co-wrote the screenplay for the film The Descendants with Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon. The film starred George Clooney and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

In 2012, Rash starred in the independent film The Way Way Back. The film was a critical and commercial success.

In 2013, Rash began hosting The Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC. The show features families from across America competing to have the best holiday light display.

Rash has been married to his wife, Natasha Romanova, since 2009. They have two children together.

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Full NameJim Rash
Net Worth$8 million dollars
Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1971
ProfessionTelevision producer, Comedian, Film producer, Film director, Actor
EducationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Charlotte Latin School


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, National Board of Review Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay, AACTA Inte...
MoviesThe Way, Way Back, The Descendants, Sky High, Minority Report, Slackers, Balls of Fury, One Hour Photo, Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run, Yellowbird, Smiley Face, The Onion Movie, The Slammin' Salmon, Partner(s), Thoroughbred
TV ShowsCommunity, The Writers' Room, Help Me Help You, Thanks, The Naked Truth, Goodnight Burbank, Katie Joplin

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1Some people will ruin a movie for you if they enthuse too much.
2Technology has changed, and we need to figure out how to improve the archaic way of what makes a hit, or how to determine how many viewers are watching beyond some people with Nielsen boxes in a small percentage of homes in random areas.
3[on the concept of television being a 'writer's medium'] I feel like people have a newfound respect for good stories. I think TV's in a really great place right now as far as embracing flawed, sometimes questionable, people - from 'Dexter' to 'Breaking Bad', to any of these shows like 'Mad Men' - complex characters that you get so frustrated by.
4[as the 'The Writer's Room' creator, about his favorite TV series] It's tough. I'd be very curious talking to 'MASH' writers, just because I have a fascination with the balance of comedy and extreme drama and just the idea behind the show. I feel like I'd want to do a moment with the 'Cheers' writers, because that's probably the quintessential show of my life. Then I think I would want to sit down with 'Lost' because I have a lot of questions, being a guy who watched from the beginning with groups.
5(explaining why he imitated Angela Jolie's leg-exposing stance at the 2012 Oscars) I had just seen her pose and thought it was bold and fun. And you know what? We have exactly the same legs.


1A company member of the Groundlings in Los Angeles. [March 2004]
2The Descendants (2011) screenplay, written by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, won a 2012 Oscar for best adapted screenplay.




International Ghost Investigators2014TV SeriesJim Rash
Community: Miracle on Jeff's Street2013TV MovieDean Pelton (voice)
The Looney Tunes Show2012-2013TV SeriesCecil Turtle
Pet Intervention2013TV SeriesInterventionist
The Way Way Back2013Lewis
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated2012TV SeriesJ.R. Kipple
Community: Abed's Master Key2012TV MovieDean Pelton (voice)
Sketchy2012TV SeriesJim
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange2012TV SeriesPineapple Joe
CollegeHumor Originals2011TV SeriesDean Pelton
Goodnight Burbank2011TV SeriesFire Marshall Ken
Worst. Prom. Ever.2011TV MoviePizza Pete
Open Books2010TV MovieKyle
Community: Office Hours2010TV Mini-SeriesDean Pelton (2010)
Reno 911!2003-2009TV SeriesAndrew / Man
The Slammin' Salmon2009Disgusted Businessman
Samantha Who?2008TV SeriesArtist
Eli Stone2008TV SeriesBradley Kitsis
The Onion Movie2008Bryce's Manager
Hackett2008TV Movie
Case Closed2007TV MovieSuspect
Balls of Fury2007Techie
Halfway Home2007TV SeriesHodge
Cook-Off!2007Beauregard St. Pompadeux
Smiley Face2007Casting Assistant
The Nines2007Game Night Guest
Help Me Help You2006-2007TV SeriesJonathan
MaxiDoodles: Behind the Makeup2006ShortSlapsy Doodle
That '70s Show2002-2006TV SeriesFenton Clerk
Partner(s)2005Katherine's Secretary
Will & Grace2005TV SeriesBrent
Sky High2005Mr. Grayson Stitches
Jake in Progress2005TV SeriesFreddie Blake
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2004TV SeriesGatekeeper / Jefferson / Announcer
Friends2004TV SeriesNervous Male Passenger
It's All Relative2004TV SeriesLewis
NCIS2004TV SeriesDr. Joel Sanderson
Coupling2003TV SeriesStalker
George & Gracie2003ShortGeorge
Wrong Hollywood Number2003ShortCaller
Baby Bob2003TV SeriesDougy
The Guardian2003TV SeriesCourt Therapist
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesTodd Benton
Alligator Point2003TV Movie
Hiding in Walls2002Video shortJane's Assistant
Less Than Perfect2002TV SeriesRob McLyle
S1m0ne2002Studio Executive #2
Minority Report2002Technician
According to Jim2002TV SeriesBill
Slackers2002Head T.A. Philip
One Hour Photo2002Amateur Porn Guy
The Practice2001TV SeriesQuimby
Loomis2001TV Movie
The Hughleys2000TV SeriesCensus Guy
Auto Motives2000ShortAccountant
Katie Joplin1999TV SeriesMitchell Tuit
Thanks1999TV SeriesCotton
Clueless1999TV SeriesBart
Becker1999TV SeriesEddie Blatt
Working1998TV SeriesCarl
The Naked Truth1997-1998TV SeriesHarris Van Doren
Tracey Takes On...1997TV SeriesPollster
Cybill1995TV SeriesProduction Assistant
Bernard and Hueypost-productionBernard
American Dad!2009-2016TV SeriesPuddin'
Black-ish2016TV SeriesCody
Mike Tyson Mysteries2014-2016TV SeriesMarquess of Queensbury
The Odd Couple2016TV SeriesJoshua
Family Guy2016TV Series
These People2015-2016TV Mini-SeriesKevin Pratt
Captain America: Civil War2016M.I.T. Liaison
Dr. Ken2016TV SeriesDevon Drake
Lucifer2016TV SeriesRichard Kester
The Grinder2016TV SeriesBill Foosley
Rick and Morty2015TV SeriesGlexo Slimslom
Jake and the Never Land Pirates2015TV SeriesSinker
Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run2015Cecil Turtle (voice)
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja2012-2015TV SeriesPrincipal Slimovitz
Community2009-2015TV SeriesDean Pelton / Vice Cobra Assistant Commander
Break a Hip2015TV SeriesFather / Angry Male Patron
Comedy Bang! Bang!2013-2015TV SeriesProfessor Ecks / Sir Zanifer
Glee2014-2015TV SeriesLee Paulblatt
Benched2014TV SeriesHatbrim Tony
Gus - Petit oiseau, grand voyage2014Karl (English version, voice)
The Soup2014TV SeriesMarty
TripTank2014TV SeriesCowboy Dad Tony Sir Rothert


Thoroughbred2017producer completed
The Writers' Room2013-2014TV Series producer - 10 episodes
The Way Way Back2013executive producer
Adopted2005TV Movie co-executive producer


These People2015-2016TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
Community2013TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Way Way Back2013written by
The Descendants2011screenplay
Saturday Night Live2006TV Series guest writer - 1 episode
Adopted2005TV Movie


CommunityTV Series 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 performer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2012


Community2015TV Series 2 episodes
Fatrick2014TV Movie
The Way Way Back2013


Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Community
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special / Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series / Outstanding Lighting Design or Lighting Direction for a Variety Series / ...
The Writers' Room2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Host
@midnight2014TV SeriesHimself
The Soup2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
Funny: The Documentary2013DocumentaryHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 Young Hollywood Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself
In Bed with Joan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2013TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Morning After2012TV Series shortHimself - Guest
Attack of the Show!2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Actor, 'Community'
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Habit2011TV SeriesHimself
Top Chef Masters2010TV SeriesHimself
Sketch Pad 22003TV MovieHimself - Some Kind of Cult

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