More Rainn Wilson Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Baadasssss!)Beloved (and desired) by morticians all across the globe, Rainn Wilson is best known for playing the role of Arthur Martin, the odd mortician intern on HBO's Six Feet Under. Wilson has appeared in features such as GALAXY QUEST, ALMOST FAMOUS, AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS and Rob Zombies' HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES. On television, he has played guest and recurring roles on several shows and played wonderfully quirky lead parts on many failed pilots.
Wilson was born and raised in the Seattle area and attended the graduate acting program at NYU. After spending many year doing Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre roles, he moved to Los Angeles with a comedy troupe he founded called The New Bozena. After transferring their hit Off-Broadway show Winter is the Coldest Season to LA, the group developed their off-bear brand of slacker-vaudeville into a Fox pilot which was summarily dumped. He won Best Comedy Direction award for the show from the LA Weekly.
Bio courtesy Sony Classics for "Baadasssss!" (02-Jul-2004)