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Paul Rust
BirthnamePaul Robert Rust
Date of birthApril 12, 1981
Place of birthLe Mars, Iowa, USA

Paul Robert Rust (born April 12, 1981) is an American actor, comedian and writer.

Life and careerEdit

Rust was born in Le Mars, Iowa to Jeanne and Bob Rust. He was raised Catholic and attended Gehlen Catholic High School, subsequently graduating from the University of Iowa in May 2004.

Rust is best known as a stand-up and sketch comedian at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT) in Los Angeles. At UCBT, he is currently a member of the sketch comedy groups "A Kiss From Daddy" and "Last Day of School". He has been a guest on the Battleship Pretension podcast, discussing the films of Steven Spielberg and made appearances in the films Paper Heart and Inglourious Basterds. He made his most high profile acting role in the summer of 2009, playing the male lead in the film I Love You, Beth Cooper. Rust has written for television programs such as Human Giant and Moral Orel. Rust and comedienne Charlyne Yi formed the band "The Glass Beef" in 2006. The two appeared together in a video for 'Song Away' by Hockey. He is also the lead singer and bass player in the comedy rock trio "Don't Stop or We'll Die", with fellow comedians Michael Cassady and Harris Wittels.

In November 2010, Rust appeared in the Comedy Central sketch comedy special "This Show Will Get You High", created by and starring Matt Besser. He is currently working with Paul Ruebens on writing an upcoming Pee-Wee Herman film, that will be produced by Judd Apatow.

Film and televisionEdit

  • Exquisite Corpse (2004) - Jackson
  • The Right Now! Show (2007) - Cast Member
  • Psycho Sleepover (2008) - Paul
  • Semi-Pro (2008) - Wheelchair Darren
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009) - Denis Cooverman
  • Paper Heart (2009) - Himself
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009) - Andy Kagan
  • The Sarah Silverman Program (2010) - Customer (1 episode)
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2010) - Neelzebub (1 episode)
  • This Show Will Get You High (2010) - Cast Member
  • Freak Dance (2011) - Weed Fiend
  • The Life & Times of Tim (2012) - Various Voices (2 episodes)
  • The Aquabats! Super Show! (2012) - Ronmark (1 episode)
  • Best Friends Forever (2012) - Kurt McAfee (1 episode)
  • Comedy Bang Bang (2012) - Acting Coach (1 episode)
  • NTSF:SD:SUV:: (2012) - Sid (1 episode)
  • Bob's Burgers (2012) - Milo (1 episode)
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