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David Wain


David Wain was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He met the other members of the comedy troupe The State while a film student at NYU, where he graduated from in 1991. As part of The State, he co-created and co-starred on their self-titled MTV sketch comedy show in the mid 90's. He then continued to work with his State partners on many other ... See full bio »

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  Newsreaders (TV Series) (10 episodes, 2013) (created by - 3 episodes, 2014)
- F- Dancing, Are You Decent? (2014) ... (creator)
- Jr. Newsreaders (2013) ... (creator)
- Epic Fail (2013) ... (creator)
 2014 They Came Together (written by)
  Childrens Hospital (TV Series) (developer - 52 episodes, 2008 - 2013) (written by - 9 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (developed by - 8 episodes, 2011)
- Coming and Going (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- My Friend Falcon (2013) ... (creator)
- A Lot of Brouhaha Over Zilch (2013) ... (creator)
- Blaken (2013) ... (creator)
- Wine Tasting (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2012 Wanderlust (written by - as David B. Wain)
  Wainy Days (TV Series) (23 episodes, 2007 - 2011) (writer - 12 episodes, 2007 - 2009)
- Kelly and Arielle Part 3 (2011) ... (creator)
- Kelly and Arielle Part 2 (2011) ... (creator)
- Kelly and Arielle Part 1 (2011) ... (creator)
- Donna (2010) ... (creator)
- Rochelle: Part 1 (2009) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2009 Stella: Live in Boston (Video documentary)
 2008/II Birthday (Short) (writer)
 2008 Role Models (screenplay)
 2007 The Ten (written by)
 2005 Stella (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Amusement Park (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Vegetables (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Novel (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Camping (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Meeting Girls (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2004 Comedy Central Presents (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stella (2004) ... (writer)
 2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (Video)
 2000-2002 Sheep in the Big City (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Ewe Only Live Twice! (2002) ... (writer)
- A Star Is Shorn (2001) ... (writer)
- Belle of the Baaah (2000) ... (writer)
 2000-2001 MADtv (TV Series) (writer - 25 episodes)
- Episode #6.25 (2001) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.24 (2001) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.23 (2001) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.21 (2001) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.20 (2001) ... (writer)
 2001 Wet Hot American Summer (written by)
 2000 Strangers with Candy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blank Page (2000) ... (writer)
 1999 1999 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
 1999 Random Play (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... (writer)
- Pilot (1999) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... (writer)
 1997 Apt. 2F (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 October 1997 (1997) ... (segment "Finishing the Novel")
 1993-1995 The State (TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes)
- Episode #3.9 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #3.8 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #3.7 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #3.6 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #3.5 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1992 You Wrote It, You Watch It (TV Series)
 1992 Aisle Six (Short) (story)
 1991 Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin (TV Movie documentary) (as David Benjamin Wain)
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Directed the music video for "Nine Fingers On You" by Shudder To Think. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Stella | David B. Wain | David Benjamin Wain

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

At MTV, the average age at the time of everybody there was like 24. So anyway, they were like, "You don't know what you're talking about," excepting that we went back that night and shot, like, three of these pieces on a Hi8 video camera. And then we, like, snuck into NYU and edited them with a little non-linear editing, and stole props from NYU and did these three pieces. Those pieces, as like a... See more »

Trivia:

Was in an alternate scene of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) with his long-time friend/collaborator Paul Rudd during the Pand Watch: Day 5 report. The scene can be seen on the Unrated version of Anchorman in the Blooper section. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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