Nick Kroll

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Nick Kroll
Nick Kroll 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Kroll at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Born(1978-06-05) June 5, 1978 (age 35)
Rye, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, producer
Years active1998–present
Website
http://www.nickkroll.com
 
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Nick Kroll
Nick Kroll 2011 Shankbone.JPG
Kroll at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Born(1978-06-05) June 5, 1978 (age 35)
Rye, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, producer
Years active1998–present
Website
http://www.nickkroll.com

Nicholas J. "Nick" Kroll (born June 5, 1978) is an American actor and comedian 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 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.

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