Nick Kroll

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Nick Kroll
Nick Kroll 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Kroll at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
BornNicholas J. Kroll
(1978-06-05) June 5, 1978 (age 35)
Rye, New York, U.S.
EducationRye Country Day School
Alma materGeorgetown University
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, producer
Years active2006–present
Website
http://www.nickkroll.com
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Nick Kroll
Nick Kroll 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Kroll at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
BornNicholas J. Kroll
(1978-06-05) June 5, 1978 (age 35)
Rye, New York, U.S.
EducationRye Country Day School
Alma materGeorgetown University
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, producer
Years active2006–present
Website
http://www.nickkroll.com

Nicholas J. "Nick" Kroll (born June 5, 1978) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian. He is best known for his role as Rodney Ruxin on The League and his own Comedy Central program, Kroll Show.

Early life[edit]

The son of Lynn Kroll and Kroll Inc. founder Jules B. Kroll,[1] Nick Kroll was raised Jewish in Westchester County, NY.[2] He went to the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester until the 8th grade, but then left for high school, going to Rye Country Day School. During this time, he also briefly attended The Mountain School in Vermont where he developed his fondness for hiking.[3] After Rye Country Day, he went on to graduate from Georgetown University.[4]

Career[edit]

He has been a contributing writer to Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show and MTV's Human Giant. Kroll's live work is a mix of standup, sketch and characters. He is well known as a performer for his characters: Bobby Bottleservice, Fabrice Fabrice, and Gil Faizon of the Oh, Hello Show, which he created with writing partner John Mulaney. His character work features prominently in Kroll Show. Kroll was honored with the Breakout Star of the Year award from the 2013 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada.

Kroll is one of the co-authors of the critically acclaimed book Bar Mitzvah Disco.[5]

Live performance[edit]

Kroll tours the United States performing stand-up and makes frequent appearances on comedy podcasts and radio programs. In 2011, Comedy Central aired his stand-up special Thank You Very Cool.

He has studied and performed regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC and LA and co-hosted the stand-up show Welcome to Our Week with Jessi Klein. In November and December 2008, he toured with Aziz Ansari on his Glow in the Dark comedy tour in the USA.

Kroll created a stand-up character, "Bobby Bottleservice." He has featured the character in a number of online videos for the Funny or Die website, including the Ed Hardy Boyz and an audition tape for the MTV show Jersey Shore.

Television[edit]

Kroll has a starring role as Rodney Ruxin in the FXX comedy series The League. Kroll created and stars in his own sketch show titled Kroll Show for Comedy Central that began airing in January 2013. Kroll has a recurring role on Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim and the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

Previously, Kroll had co-starred in the ABC sitcom Cavemen, VH1's Best Week Ever and voiced the character Stu on the HBO animated series The Life & Times of Tim. Kroll has guest starred on Parks and Recreation, Community, New Girl, and made appearances on numerous Comedy Central series such as Reno 911!.,[6][7] John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show and The Benson Interruption, both performing as himself and in character.

Kroll's voice work includes the animated Fox comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up as Andrew LeGustambos, the flamboyant, bisexual drama teacher.[8] voiced to sound like a "modern day Snagglepuss",[8][9] and as Reuben Grinder in the PBS Kids GO! series WordGirl.

Kroll was one of the roasters on the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco.

Film[edit]

Kroll starred in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy. Kroll has had supporting roles in comedy films such as Dinner For Schmucks, Date Night, Get Him to the Greek, Adventures of Power, and I Love You Man.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008The Negotiating TableWGA NegotiatorShort film
2008Adventures of PowerVersatio Bakir
2008Lincoln NavigatorAbraham LincolnShort film
2008What Blows Up Must Come Down!Dr. FledermausShort film
2008CapersRuben
2008Small Town NewsBlakeTV movie
2009I Love You, ManLarry
2010Successful AlcoholicsHotel ClerkShort film
2010Ed Hardy Boyz: The Case of the Missing Sick Belt BuckleBobby BottleserviceShort film
2010Date NightThe Maître D
2010Get Him to the GreekKevin McLean
2010Lez ChatDisappointed GuyShort film
2010Dinner for SchmucksJosh
2010Bobby Bottleservice Gets SeriousBobby BottleserviceShort film
2010Little FockersYoung Doctor
2011A Good Old Fashioned OrgyAdam Richman
2011Ed Hardy Boyz 2: The Case of When That Hot Filipina Girl Lost Her Tramp Stamp at Mini-GolfBobby BottleserviceShort film
2014A Better YouStuttering ArtistPost-production
2014Brother's KeeperJakePre-production
2015Sausage PartyFilming
2016Captain UnderpantsProfessor PoopypantsVoice

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Late Night with Conan O'BrienVariousEpisode: "2269"
2006Cheap Seats without Ron ParkerTodd LazarovEpisode: "NFL/MLB Arm Wrestling"
2007Human GiantFabrice Fabrice, Various, Brolin DiBiasi2 episodes
2007-2010Fabrice Fabrice InterviewsFabrice Fabrice4 episodes
2007-2008CavemenNick Hedge8 episodes
2008Best Week EverHimselfEpisode: "November 14, 2008"
2008-2009Worst WeekAdam6 episodes
2008-2011Childrens HospitalNicky, Dr. Geza6 episodes
2008-2012The Life & Times of TimStu (voice)30 episodes
2009Reno 911!El Chupacabra3 episodes
2009Mayne StreetPaparazzoEpisode: "There's Ben"
2009Sit Down, Shut UpAndrew LeGustambos (voice)13 episodes
2009-2010Bobby BottleserviceBobby Bottleservice4 episodes
2009-2010WordGirlReuben Grinder (voice)2 episodes
2009–presentThe LeagueRodney RuxinMain cast; Also writer
2010Pretend TimeHeadmasterEpisode: "I Just Got Voodoo'd"
2010CubedHimselfEpisode: "2.9"
2010John Oliver's New York Stand-Up ShowHimselfEpisode: "1.5"
2011CommunityJuergenEpisode: "Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism"
2011PortlandiaDaniel PrisonEpisode: "Baseball"
2011The Back RoomChoiceEpisode: "Doug Benson"
2011Nick Kroll: Thank You Very CoolHimselfStand-up Special
2011-2012American Dad!Dry Cleaner, Student, Andy Dick (voice)4 episodes
2011-2013Parks and RecreationThe Douche3 episodes
2013–presentKroll ShowVarious CharactersAlso co-creator, executive producer, writer
2013New GirlJamieEpisode: "Chicago"
2013Burning LoveKhris4 episodes
2013The Greatest Event in Television HistoryJeremy BayEpisode: "Hart to Hart"
2013Comedy Bang! Bang!Fabrice Fabrice, El Chupacabra2 episodes
2013The ArScheerio Paul ShowJean-Claude Van DammeEpisode: "Jean-Caude Van Damme"
2013The SoupHimselfEpisode: "9.55"
2013Comedy Central Roast of James FrancoRoasterTV Special
2013Family GuyRicky (voice)Episode: "Into Harmony's Way"
2013Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!Himself3 episodes

References[edit]

External links[edit]