5 Facts About Ed Helms

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With The Hangover Part II set to hit theaters Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at comedian Ed Helms, who shares the screen with Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifinakis in director Todd Phillips' raunchy sequel.

Here's what you need to know about the funnyman.  

1. He's grew up in Atlanta, Ga. The southern-born comedian then attended Oberlin College in Ohio before moving to New York City to pursue his comedic dreams. Helms studied improv with The Upright Citizens Brigade whose other famous alums include his Hangover co-star Galifinakis, Amy Poehler (one of the organization's founders), Tina Fey, Fred Armisen, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman and Andy Richter among others. 

2. Helms got his start as a The Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent. Helms started working with host Stewart in 2002 and stayed on the show through 2006. He appeared in many of the "Digital Watch," "Ad Nauseam," "Mark Your Calendar" and "This Week In God" segments on the show.

3. He's best known for playing Andy on The Office. Helms started on the show in 2006 alongside pal - and fellow former Daily Show correspondent -- Steve Carrell (who left the show at the end this season). 

4. He plays the banjo. Helms is a part of a bluegrass group dubbed The Lonesome Trio with pals Jacob Tilove and Ian Riggs. "I spent summers up in the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, and [bluegrass] was always a sound that resonated for me and felt like a connection to these places that meant a lot to me," he has said

5. He is really missing one of his front teeth. In the first Hangover film, Helm's character wakes up missing one of his front teeth. The actor has explained that he wears an implanted fake tooth that he had remove for the film. "An adult tooth never came in … and when I was 16, they did a permanent implant. ...I talked to my dentist … and he was like, 'Yeah we can do it!'"
 

 

 

 

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