Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll
Full name
Nicholas J. Kroll

Nicholas J. "Nick" Kroll (born June 5, 1978) is an American actor and comedian best known for his role as Rodney Ruxin on The League. He previously co-starred in comedy programs such as Best Week Ever, Cavemen, Sit Down, Shut Up, and The Life & Times of Tim. Starting in 2013, Kroll began starring in his own Comedy Central program, Kroll Show. The son of Kroll Inc. founder Jules B. Kroll, Nick Kroll was raised Jewish in Westchester County, NY. He went to the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester until the 8th grade, but then left for high school, going to Rye Country Day School. During this time, he also briefly attended The Mountain School in Vermont where he developed his fondness for hiking and fantasy football. After Rye Country Day, he went on to graduate from Georgetown University. He has been a contributing writer to Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show and MTV's Human Giant. Kroll's live work is a mix of standup, sketch and characters. He is well known as a performer for his characters: Bobby Bottleservice; Fabrice Fabrice, craft services coordinator for the sitcom That's So Raven; and Gil Faizon of the Oh, Hello Show, which he created with writing partner John Mulaney. Kroll voices Stu on the HBO animated series The Life & Times of Tim. He also co-stars as Ruxin in the FX comedy series The League and had a recurring role on Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim. In 2008, Kroll co-starred in the ABC sitcom Cavemen based on the popular GEICO Cavemen commercials and was a regular commentator on VH1's Best Week Ever. Kroll is one of the co-authors of the critically acclaimed book Bar Mitzvah Disco and a graduate of Rye Country Day School, in which he chastised the school administration. He has studied and performed regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC and LA and co-hosted the stand-up show Welcome to Our Week with Jessi Klein. In November and December 2008, he toured as the support with Aziz Ansari on his Glow in the Dark comedy tour in the USA. Also in 2008, Kroll played the role of Versatio Bakir in the critically acclaimed comedy film Adventures of Power as the comic MC of an airdrumming competition. His other co-stars included Ari Gold, Adrian Grenier, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Chiu Chi Ling, and Shoshannah Stern. Later, Kroll signed several items in support of director Ari Gold's music education charity auction "Power Saves the Music", created to support the Vh1 Save the Music Foundation, which works to preserve music education in public schools. Other artists who participated with Kroll in the auction included Ke$ha, Ringo Starr, Rush, and many more. The auction eventually raised enough to help the Foundation restore a full music program at an elementary school in New Jersey. In 2009, Kroll became a regular voice cast member of the animated Fox comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up. He voiced Andrew LeGustambos, the flamboyant, bisexual drama teacher. According to Kroll, Andrew is (alongside Helen) a loser amongst losers. Kroll voices him to talk like a "modern day Snagglepuss". The series premiered on April 19, 2009. He also lent his voice to Reuben Grinder in the PBS Kids GO! series WordGirl. Kroll has appeared on the Comedy Central series John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, once performing stand-up as his character "Fabrice Fabrice", a flamboyant craft services coordinator and the other time as himself. Kroll has also recently created a new stand-up character named "Bobby Bottleservice." He has featured the character in a number of online videos for the Funny or Die website, including the Ed Hardy Boyz and an audition tape for the MTV show Jersey Shore. Kroll also appears as a character known as El Chupacabra on numerous comedy podcasts, radio programs and the Comedy Central show Reno 911!. In 2010, Kroll performed on the Comedy Central program The Benson Interruption. In 2011, Comedy Central aired his stand-up special Thank You Very Cool. He has a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation as morning radio shock jock "the Douche." He also guest starred on Community in the Season 3 episode "Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism", and appeared in the feature film A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, premiering September 16, 2011. He also guest starred in New Girl on March 26th, 2013 as the brother of Nick Miller in the Season 2 episode 'Chicago'. Kroll created and stars in a sketch show titled Kroll Show for Comedy Central that began airing in January 2013. Kroll also appeared as a co-host on the popular internet show Equals Three (by Ray William Johnson) in March 2013.