Wilson, Rainn 1968–

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Wilson, Rainn 1968–


Born January 20, 1968, in Seattle, WA; son of Robert Wilson (a truck dispatcher and novelist) and Shay Cooper (a yoga instructor); married Holiday Reinhorn (a writer); children: Walter Mckenzie. Education: Attended Tufts University and University of Washington; New York University, M.F.A., acting, 1989. Religion: Baha'i.


Agent—William Morris Agency, One William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—3 Arts Entertainment, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor, director, and writer. Toured in productions with The Acting Company; taught acting. Appeared in print ads for Puma, 2006.

Awards, Honors:

Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 2004, for Six Feet Under; Helen Hayes Award nominations, Washington Theatre Awards Society, for The Revengers' Comedies and The Two Gentleman of Verona.


Film Appearances:

Lahnk, Galaxy Quest, DreamWorks, 1999.

David Felton, Almost Famous (also known as Untitled: Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Dave O'Hanlon, America's Sweethearts, Columbia, 2001.

Barney, Wheelmen, 2002.

First fired employee, Full Frontal, Miramax, 2002.

Lee, Self Storage (short), 2002.

Bill Hudley, House of 1000 Corpses, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Bill Harris, How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass (also known as Baadassss!, Badass, and Getti' the Man's Foot Outta Your Baadassss!), Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Himself, The Story behind Baadasssss!: The Birth of Black Cinema (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2004.

Dr. Watson Newmark, The Life Coach, 2005.

Rudi Gunn, Sahara (also known as Sahara—Abenteuer in der Wuste), Paramount, 2005.

Himself, Making "Sahara"(documentary short), Paramount Home Video, 2005.

Himself, Across the Sands of Sahara (documentary short), Paramount Home Video, 2005.

Doug, Blue in Green, 2005.

Angel Gabriel, Dominion, 2006.

Vaughn Haige, My Super Ex–Girlfriend, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2006.

Mimzy, New Line Cinema, forthcoming.

Film Work:

Director, The New Bozena, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Casey Keegan, One Life to Live, ABC, 1997.

Arthur Martin, Six Feet Under, HBO, 2003–2005.

Dwight Schrute, The Office, NBC, 2005—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Newman, The Expendables, 1999.

Dennis Van De Meer, When Billie Beat Bobby (also known as Billie contre Bobby: La bataille des sexes), ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Six Feet Under": In Memoriam, HBO and Channel 4, 2005.

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Slice o' Life, ABC, 2003.

Dwight Schrute, The Office, NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Henry's Film Corner, IFC, 2000.

Kierkan, "Coyote Piper," Charmed, The WB, 2001.

Phil, "I and I Am a Camera," Dark Angel (also known as James Cameron's "Dark Angel"), Fox, 2001.

Guy in supermarket, "The Strip Strangler," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les Experts), CBS, 2001.

Janitor, "Waste," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2002.

John Doe, "Reversal of Fortune," MDs, ABC, 2002.

John Doe, "Family Secrets," MDs, ABC, 2002.

Walker Browning, "Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame," Monk, USA Network, 2003.

Martin Grolsch, "Vector," Numb3rs (also known as Num3ers), CBS, 2005.

R. J. Spencer, "I Love You Too," Entourage, HBO, 2005.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005, 2006.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2006.

HypaSpace, Space Channel, 2006.

Live with Regis & Kelly, syndicated, 2006.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, AABC, 2006.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Martius, Titus Andronicus, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Ensemble member, Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1989.

(Broadway debut) Kuroko, Antonio, Stephano, Boatswain, and shipmaster, The Tempest, Broadhurst Theatre, 1995.

Charles Courtly, London Assurance, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Also appeared in Long Day's Journey into Night, The Revengers' Comedies, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Arena Stage, Washington, DC; The New Bozena, Off–Broadway production, then Los Angeles; Venus, Public Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT; Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; Room Service, Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas, TX; Salome, Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford, CT; and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Major Tours:

Appeared in Six Degrees of Separation, U.S. cities.

Stage Work:

Cocreator and codirector, The New Bozena, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1997.



The New Bozena, 2005.



Fortune, August 21, 2006, p. 56.

Newsweek, March 6, 2006, p. 67.

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