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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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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Role Models Writer
(2008)
(2020)
(2008-2016)

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 2021 Today's Special (TV Movie)
  Medical Police (TV Series) (created by - 9 episodes, 2020) (creator - 1 episode, 2020) (written by - 1 episode, 2020)
- Real Heavy Hitter (2020) ... (creator)
- Just the D (2020) ... (creator)
- Everybody Panic! (2020) ... (creator)
- The Lasagna as a Whole (2020) ... (creator)
  Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (TV Mini Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2017)
- End Summer Night's Dream (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Dance (2017) ... (creator)
- Rain (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- King of Camp (2017) ... (creator)
- Lunch (2017) ... (creator)
  Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2015) (written by - 4 episodes, 2015)
- Day Is Done (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Staff Party (2015) ... (creator)
- Electro/City (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Dinner (2015) ... (creator)
- Auditions (2015) ... (creator)
  Childrens Hospital (TV Series) (developer - 57 episodes, 2008 - 2015) (developed by - 16 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (written by - 9 episodes, 2010 - 2013)
- Kick Me (2015) ... (creator)
- Home Life of a Doctor (2015) ... (creator)
- The 27 Club (2015) ... (creator)
- Me, Owen (2015) ... (creator)
  Newsreaders (TV Series) (created by - 14 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (creator - 10 episodes, 2013)
 2014 They Came Together (written by)
 2012 Wanderlust (written by - as David B. Wain)
  Wainy Days (TV Series) (creator - 35 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) (writer)
 2008/II Birthday (Short) (writer)
 2008 Role Models (screenplay)
 2007 The Ten (written by)
  Stella (TV Series) (creator - 10 episodes, 2005) (writer - 10 episodes, 2005)
- 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 documentary) (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) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Blank Page (2000) ... (written by)
 1999 Random Play (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... (writer)
- Pilot (1999) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... (writer)
 1999 1999 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
 1997 Apt. 2F (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 October 1997 (1997) ... (segment "Finishing the Novel")
  The State (TV Series) (creator - 27 episodes, 1993 - 1995) (writer - 27 episodes, 1993 - 1995)
- Episode #4.3 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #4.2 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #4.1 (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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Other Works:

Directed, adapted and played "Mr. Hand" in "Soundtracks Live: Fast Times at Ridgemont High" at UCB Theater. See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Stella | David B. Wain | David Benjamin Wain

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Zandy Hartig  (2 children)
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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:

He and Michael Patrick Jann directed almost everything on "The State.". See more »


Star Sign:

Leo

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