Rudd, Paul 1969–
Rudd, Paul 1969–
(Paul Stephen Rudd)
Born April 6, 1969, in Passaic, NJ; son of Michael (an airline worker and tour guide) and Gloria (in the television industry) Rudd; married Julie Yaeger (a publicist), February 23, 2003; children: Jack. Education: University of Kansas, theatre degree; graduated from American Academy of Dramatic Arts; attended Michael Kahn's theatre workshop at the British American Academy, Oxford University, Oxford, England.
Addresses: Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.
Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials and print advertisements for Perry Ellis, beginning 2004. Worked as a disc jockey and emcee at bar mitzvahs, a ham glazer, and a hot tub cleaner. Participated in benefits and fund-raising galas.
Member: Screen Actors Guild, Sigma Nu.
Awards, Honors: FANY Award nomination, outstanding Broadway debut, Fans of New York Theatre (some sources cite Friends of New York Theatre), 1997, for The Last Night of Ballyhoo; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture, 1999, for The Cider House Rules; Drama League Award nomination, outstanding performance by an actor, 2002, for The Shape of Things; MTV Movie Award nominations, best on-screen team and best musical performance, both with others, 2005, for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy; MTV Movie Award nomination (with others), best on-screen team, 2006, for The 40 Year Old Virgin.
Jamie's Secret (short film), 1992.
Josh, Clueless (also known as I Was a Teenage Teenager and No Worries), Paramount, 1995.
(As Paul Stephen Rudd) Tommy Doyle, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (also known as Halloween: The Origins of Michael Myers, Hall6ween, Halloween 6, and Halloween 666: Curse of Michael Myers), Dimension Films/Miramax, 1995.
Alex, The Size of Watermelons, Norstar Entertainment, 1996.
Dave Paris, Romeo and Juliet (also known as Romeo + Juliet and William Shakespeare's "Romeo + Juliet"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.
Earl, The Locusts (also known as A Secret Sin), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.
George Hanson, The Object of My Affection, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.
Wally Worthington, The Cider House Rules, Miramax, 1998.
Wyatt Trips, Overnight Delivery, New Line Cinema, 1998.
Kevin, 200 Cigarettes (also known as The Islander), Paramount, 1999.
Ian Curtis, Tejing xinrenlei 2 (also known as Gen-X Cops 2, Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem, Gen-Y Cops, Jackie Chan Presents: Gen-Y Cops, Jackie Chan Presents: Metal Mayhem, and Metal Mayhem), Media Asia Films/Regent Entertainment, 2000.
Andy, Wet Hot American Summer, USA Films, 2001.
Graham Granville, The Chateau, IFC Films, 2001.
Adam Sorenson, The Shape of Things (also known as Fausses apparences), USA Films, 2003.
Daniel, House Hunting (short film), Pamplona Productions, 2003.
Paul Miller, Two Days, American World Pictures, 2003.
Brian Fantana, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (also known as Action News, Action Newsman, and Anchorman), DreamWorks, 2004.
Brian Fantana, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (also known as Anchorman: Wake-Up Ron Burgundy and Wake Up Ron Burgundy), DreamWorks, 2004.
Sammy Silverstein, P.S., Newmarket Films, 2004.
Dan Abbott, The Baxter, Lions Gate Films, 2005.
David, The 40 Year Old Virgin (also known as The 40 Year-Old Virgin, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Untitled Steve Carell Project), Universal, 2005.
Tennis, Anyone …?, RIA Productions, 2005.
Adam, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006.
The drug lord, Reno 911!: Miami, Twentieth Century-Fox/Paramount, 2006.
Hunt, Diggers, Magnolia Pictures, 2006.
Jack Chase, The OH in Ohio, Cyan Pictures, 2006.
Fast Track, The Weinstein Company, 2006.
Night at the Museum, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.
Henry, How I Met My Boyfriend's Dead Fiancee, Gold Circle Films, 2007.
Jeff, The Ten, City Lights Pictures/M.E.G.A. Films, 2007.
Pete, Knocked Up (also known as Untitled Judd Apatow Project), Universal, 2007.
The Ten, City Lights Pictures/M.E.G.A. Films, 2007.
Television Appearances; Series:
(As Paul Stephen Rudd) Kirby Philby, Sisters, NBC, 1992–96.
(As Paul Stephen Rudd) Brian Grant, Wild Oats, Fox, 1994.
Mike Hannigan, Friends (also known as Across the Hall, Friends Like Us, Insomnia Cafe, and Six of One), NBC, 2002–2004.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
(As Paul Stephen Rudd) David, The Fire Next Time, CBS, 1993.
Himself, Tribeca Film Festival Presents, NYC TV, 2003.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Scott, Moment of Truth: Stalking Back, NBC, 1993.
Jimmy Rusoff, "Runaway Daughters," Rebel Highway, Showtime, 1994.
Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 2000.
Kenneth, "Reaching Normal," On the Edge, Showtime, 2001.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Himself, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby": The Making of a Classic, 2000.
"A Gaggle of Saints," Bash: Latter-Day Plays (also known as bash), Showtime, 2000.
Narrator, Brilliant but Cancelled: Pilot Season (also known as Brilliant but Cancelled), Trio, 2003.
Brian Fantana, Cinemax Special: Anchorman—The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Cinemax, 2004.
(In archive footage) Brian Fantana, Reel Comedy: Anchorman—The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Comedy Central, 2004.
Calvin, Wanderlust (documentary), Independent Film Channel, 2005.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
The 56th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2002.
Presenter, The 60th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2006.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1995, 2005, 2006.
Sonny, "I Got You Back," Clueless, ABC, 1996.
Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998.
The Charlie Rose Show (also known as Charlie Rose), PBS, 1998.
Brent Brooks, "The Last Temptation of Blank," Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central, 2000.
Zander Price, "Lovers and Madmen," Deadline, NBC, 2000.
Himself, "Jessica Lange: On Her Own Terms," Biography (also known as A & E Biography: Jessica Lange), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.
Himself, Festival Pass with Chris Gore, Starz!, 2002.
Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2002.
Himself, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.
Himself, "Tournament 1, Game 4," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2003.
Himself, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2003.
Himself, The Isaac Mizrahi Show, Oxygen, 2003.
Himself, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003.
(Uncredited; in archive footage) Mike Hannigan, "The One with All the Other Ones: Part 2," Friends (also known as Across the Hall, Friends Like Us, Insomnia Cafe, and Six of One), NBC, 2004.
Himself, "Tournament 1 Championship," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2004.
Himself, The Graham Norton Effect, Comedy Central, 2004.
Greg, "Office Party," Stella, Comedy Central, 2005.
Gene Safken, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2005.
Himself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005.
Dave Penders, "1996 Spelling Bee: Part 2," Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker (also known as Cheap Seats), ESPN, 2006.
Guy Gerricault (Lamaze instructor), "The Investigation Continues," Reno 911!, Comedy Central, 2006.
Guy Gerricault (Lamaze instructor), "Jet Ski Blues," Reno 911!, Comedy Central, 2006.
Guy Gerricault (Lamaze instructor), "The Junior Brothers," Reno 911!, Comedy Central, 2006.
Guy Gerricault (Lamaze instructor), "Son of Chechek-evitch," Reno 911!, Comedy Central, 2006.
Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Late Show Backstage), CBS, 2006.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
(As Paul Stephen Rudd) Brian Grant, Wild Oats, Fox, 1994.
Joe Farkas, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1997–98.
Orsino, Twelfth Night, or What You Will (also known as Twelfth Night and William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"), Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1998.
"A Gaggle of Saints," Bash: Latter-Day Plays (three one-act plays; also known as bash), Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, New York City, 1999, Canon Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA, c. 1999, The Almeida Theatre, London, 2000.
Eddie, Ancestral Voices, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, and Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, both 2000.
Harry, Alice in Bed, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 2000.
Jamie Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Lyric Theatre, London, 2000 01.
Adam Sorenson, The Shape of Things, The Almeida at King's Cross, London, 2001, then Promenade Theatre, New York City, 2001–2002.
Mystery guest star, The Play What I Wrote, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 2003.
Character Assassins (reading), Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York City, 2003.
Modern Orthodox (reading), Out Loud series, Ars Nova Theater, New York City, 2003.
Austin, True West (reading), American Voices: Drama, Dialogue, Downtown series, Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston, MA, 2004.
Title role, Fortinbras (benefit reading), Revelation Readings, The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street, New York City, 2004.
Autobahn, Little Shubert Theatre, New York City, 2004.
The Waitress (reading), East 13th Street Theatre, New York City, 2004.
Worry Baby (reading), Out Loud series, Ars Nova Theater, 2004.
Walker and Ned, Three Days of Rain, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York City, 2006.
Coproducer of Bloody Poetry, Globe Theatre, London.
John, Stella Shorts 1998–2002, 2002.
Himself, "Clueless": The Class of '95 (short), Paramount Home Video, 2005.
Semisonic, "Secret Smile," 2000.
Scott Turow, One L, Audioworks, 1998.
Some sources cite Rudd's involvement in other audio projects.
Contributor to periodicals, including Interview.
Harper's Bazaar, July, 1998, p. 117.
Interview, February, 1999; May 1, 2000.
Movieline, May, 1998, p. 12.
New York Times, April 26, 1998.
Seventeen, January, 1997, p. 60.