David Wain

David Wain

Highest Rated: 88% The Bob's Burgers Movie (2022)

Lowest Rated: 32% Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

Birthday: Aug 1, 1969

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA

David Wain made a career out of operating on both sides of the comedy spectrum, switching from intelligent absurdity to mainstream films with heart. With an impressive list of both feature films such as "Role Models" (2008) and alternative comedy series like "Stella" (2005), he managed to infuse his singular style into all of his creative output. As a writer, director, actor and comedian, Wain permanently earned his cult status in the annals of comedy history with the short-lived but beloved sketch show, "The State" (MTV, 1993-95). Although the show only lasted for three seasons, it was hugely influential and successfully launched the careers of its cast-members, including Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Thomas Lennon and Kerry Kinney. Named after the 11-person comedy troupe of the same name, the show was in the same vein of earlier progressive comedy shows like "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (BBC 1969-74), featuring fast-paced irreverent sketches that lampooned popular culture and featured a large array of characters and self-referential routines. While it was not an immediate success, the show became a genuine cult sensation name-checked by comedy nerds and critics alike. Wain's ongoing success with films like "Wet Hot American Summer" (2001) made him a major figure on the 21st century comedy scene.

Highest rated movies

Dog Days
Under the Eiffel Tower
Fun Mom Dinner




88% 89% The Bob's Burgers Movie Grover Fischoeder (Voice) $31.9M 2022
41% 43% Under the Eiffel Tower Frank (Character) $4.0K 2018
62% 75% Dog Days Wacky Wayne (Character) $6.8M 2018
67% 71% A Futile and Stupid Gesture Director,
Executive Producer
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Eiffel Tower Unknown (Character) - 2018
32% 35% Fun Mom Dinner Wayne (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 65% Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot Executive Producer - 2015
70% 40% They Came Together Director,
Executive Producer
- 2014
59% 39% Wanderlust Director,
$17.3M 2012
No Score Yet 71% Stella - Live In Boston Unknown (Character) - 2009
77% 74% Role Models Director,
$67.3M 2008
35% 40% The Ten Director,
$766.5K 2007
70% 57% Diggers Executive Producer - 2006
38% 75% Wet Hot American Summer Director,
$292.1K 2001


No Score Yet No Score Yet Tig N' Seek Unknown (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 90% Bob's Burgers Courtney (Guest Voice) 2012 2014 2017-2022
93% 79% Superstore Dan (Guest Star) 2020
92% 74% Medical Police Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet 84% Teachers Pastor Ted (Guest Star) 2018
75% 89% Another Period Albert (Character) 2015-2016 2018
94% 78% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer - Ten Years Later Yaron (Character),
Executive Producer,
94% 81% Fresh Off the Boat Reggie (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail Guest 2016
98% 77% Younger Hugh Shirley (Guest Star) 2016
85% 70% Wet Hot American Summer Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
44% 62% Weird Loners Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
99% 86% Broad City Maureen's Ex (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superjail Warden (Voice) 2007-2008 2011-2012 2014
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
95% 84% New Girl Male Race Participant (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
93% 99% Party Down Director 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
86% 82% RENO 911! Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crank Yankers Al Foster #1 (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
83% No Score Yet The State Unknown (Character) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh Jerome, No Dan 2 (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The At-Home Variety Show Featuring Seth MacFarlane Guest