Aaron Ruell

Aaron Ruell

Highest Rated: 71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Lowest Rated: 60% On the Road With Judas (2007)

Birthday: Jun 23, 1976

Birthplace: Fresno, California, USA

Most famous for his role as Kip Dynamite in the indie hit "Napoleon Dynamite," Mormon actor Aaron Ruell is also a talented director and cinematographer. Ruell grew up in the tiny town of Clovis, California, where he began his love affair with the camera. Ruell is also an accomplished photographer, who has had several shows of his carefully composed images that combine actors with outrageous costumes and fanciful sets. A monograph of his work is available from Nazraeli Press. After his breakthrough performance as the mustachioed older brother who finds love on the Internet in "Napoleon Dynamite," for which he was nominated for a Teen Choice Award, Ruell went on to act in the comedy "Think Tank" and the 2007 drama "On The Road With Judas," in which he played the lead. Most of his professional work in recent years has been behind the camera. Two of his short films, "Mary" and "Everything's Gone Green," opened at the Sundance Film Festival in the same year. He also directs commercials and industrial films with the Los Angeles firm Biscuit Filmworks. His most recent move has been to return to the role of Kip in the animated series of "Napoleon Dynamite," along with the rest of the original cast.


Highest Rated Movies



60% 64% On the Road With Judas Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 57% Think Tank Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything's Gone Green Director,
- 2005
71% 74% Napoleon Dynamite Kip Dynamite (Character) $44.5M 2004


32% 48% Napoleon Dynamite Kip (Voice) 2012


Deb says: Is there anyone else here? I'm trying to save money for college.

Kip says: Your mom goes to college!

Kip says: Dangit!

Kip says: Your mom goes to college

Kip says: Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.

Kip says: Napoleon, don't be jealous that i've chatting online with babes, all day

Kip says: Dang it!

Trisha says: I am saving up for college

Trisha says: I'm trying to raise money for college.

Deb says: I'm trying to raise money for college.

Napoleon Dynamite says: Your mom goes to college!

Kip says: Your mom goes to college!

Napoleon Dynamite says: Can you bring me my chapstick?

Kip says: No, Napoleon.

Napoleon Dynamite says: But my lips hurt real bad!

Kip says: Just borrow some from the school nurse. I know she has like five sticks in her drawer.

Napoleon Dynamite says: I'm not gonna use hers, you sicko!