Rainn Wilson: Dwight Schrute
Date Of Birth: January 20th, 1966 City: Seattle, Washington
This coming August will mark the release of Wilson’s movie “The Rocker,” a comedy that follows a down-and-out drummer who gets a second chance. He is also currently in pre-production as writer and star of the dark comedy “Bonzai Shadowhands.” Most recently, Wilson was seen on the big screen in “The Last Mimzy” with Timothy Hutton and Joely Richardson. Wilson’s previous film credits include “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” with Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson, “Sahara” with Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, and Penelope Cruz, “Baadasssss,” Steven Soderbergh’s “Full Frontal,” Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous,” “American Sweethearts,” “House of 1,000 Corpses” and “Galaxy Quest.”
In addition, Wilson is well known for his recurring role on the television series “Six Feet Under” as Arthur Martin, the odd mortician intern. He has also guest-starred on “CSI,” NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Monk,” and several other series.
Wilson, along with other “Office” cast members, contributed to the show’s digital presence in season two by writing a blog in his character, Dwight’s, voice. He spent some of his on-camera work time scripting an hysterical recounting of “Office” events, discussing everything from the inter-office antics to the differences, per Dwight, between men and women. The blog can be viewed through the show’s link at www.nbc.com.
Wilson’s theater career includes performances in two Broadway plays, “London Assurance” and “The Tempest.” He has also performed off-Broadway in “The New Bozena,” “Plunge,” “Venus,” “Titus Andronicus” and “Twelfth Night,” and regionally at the Guthrie Theatre, the Arena Stage and Dallas Theatre Center. He attended the graduate acting program at New York University.
Wilson currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn, their young son, Walter, and their two pit bulls, Oona and Harper Lee.