Jim Rash currently stars as Dean Pelton, the well-intentioned (but often floundering) and sexually-agnostic Greendale Community College dean on NBC's "Community."
Rash was a series regular on NBC's "The Naked Truth" and ABC's "Help Me, Help You." He recurred in the roles of Fenton on "That '70s Show" and Andrew on "Reno 911!" Additional television credits include "Will & Grace," "CSI" and the final episode of "Friends."
Rash's film work includes "Sky High," in which he gained notice portraying Mr. Grayson/Stitches. Additional film work includes "Slackers," "S1m0ne," "One Hour Photo," "Balls of Fury" and "Slammin' Salmon."
For 12 years, Rash has been a member of the popular Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles. To this day, he still directs and teaches there on occasion, as well as performs.
When Rash is not in front of the camera, he's writing. He, along with fellow Groundling Nat Faxon, created and co-executive produced the pilot "Adopted" for ABC. Rash and Faxon won an Academy Award (as well as a Writers Guild Award) for co-writing the "The Descendants," along with the film's director, Alexander Payne. In addition to writing another project for Fox Searchlight, Rash/Faxon are set to direct their first original screenplay, "The Way, Way Back," this summer, with Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell attached as two of its stars. In addition, they are writing an action comedy for their friend and fellow Groundling alum Kristen Wiig, who is attached to star.