Nick Kroll : Nick
Date Of Birth: June 5th Hometown: Rye, New York
Nick Kroll got his first taste of acting when he played the Pharaoh in his second-grade production of “Exodus from Egypt.” Although playing a ruthless, god-like emperor suited his sense of self, the acting bug didn’t exactly take wing with him until he began performing improv comedy with the Georgetown Players Improv Group (G-PIG) while attending Georgetown University. During college and upon graduation, Kroll took classes and workshops with the Upright Citizens Brigade training program, furthering his improv, writing and acting skills.
On television, Nick has appeared in numerous VH1 projects as a snarky talking head, including “Best Week Ever,” the “Awesomely Bad” series and on the “Today Show.” He has appeared in MTV’s sketch comedy show “Human Giant” and personally ruined episodes of the prank shows “Boiling Points” and “Damage Control.” Nick co-created and starred in Comedy Central’s “I Love the 30’s” and “All Access: Middle Ages,” as well as wrote, directed and starred in “Cavalcade of Personalities!” and just wrapped an internet series on SuperDeluxe.com as Benji Lessman, an agent who represents other agents.
As a writer, Nick co-wrote the hit book “Bar Mitzvah Disco,” which premiered to rave reviews in Vanity Fair, People Magazine, the New York Times Styles Section and scores of other publications. He was also a contributing writer on “Chappelle’s Show” and the follow-up book to “Bar Mitzvah Disco,” “Camp Camp.”
On the big screen, Nick will soon be seen in “Capers” and “Adventures of Power,” opposite Adrian Grenier, Jane Lynch and Michael McKean.
As a true media renaissance man, he has made several appearances as a commentator and guest-host of PRI’s “Fair Game with Faith Salie.”
Nick has performed his unique brand of character based standup at the Just for Laughs Festival, Bonnaroo Festival, Comedy Death Ray, Aziz Ansari’s Crash Test and on his own show, “Welcome to Our Week,” with Jessi Klein, and “The Oh, Hello Show,” with John Mulaney. He was named one of Time Out New York’s “Best Comics” and Comedy Central’s “Fresh Faces of Comedy.”
Nick spends most of his time in New York and resides in Los Angeles while filming “Cavemen.” He enjoys eating pigs in a blanket and chocolate pretzels.