Paul Rust

Paul Rust

Highest Rated: 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Lowest Rated: 13% I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)

Birthday: Apr 12, 1981

Birthplace: Le Mars, Iowa, USA

Up until the end of college, Paul Rust's sphere was mostly just Iowa. Following his graduation from the University of Iowa in 2004, though, he moved on to chase the dream of comedy, heading out to Los Angeles and regularly performing stand-up and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in the area. His first credited roles were in the movie "Exquisite Corpse" (2004) and the TV show "Drake & Josh" (Nickelodeon 2004-07). He also wrote for a few TV shows as well around the same time, including "Moral Orel" (Adult Swim 2005-08) and "Rob & Big" (MTV 2006-08). Following a bit part in the Will Ferrell-starring "Semi-Pro" (2008), Rust's big break was upon him, as he played the lead role in the Chris Columbus comedy "I Love You, Beth Cooper" (2009) and appeared in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds" (2009). He went more to the background after 2009, though, providing voices for a few cartoons including "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" (Adult Swim 2000-2015). Around this time, Rust started working with Paul Reubens on his Pee-Wee Herman Broadway revival show, and was credited as a writer for it. He followed that up by co-writing the Netflix film "Pee-wee's Big Holiday" (2016) with Reubens. During that same period, Rust also wrote for and appeared on several episodes of "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (IFC 2012- ) and was the story editor on the fourth season of "Arrested Development" (Fox 2003-2006, Netflix 2013). He then paired up with Judd Apatow to co-create the show "Love" (Netflix 2016- ), which he starred in with Gillian Jacobs.

Highest rated movies

Inglourious Basterds Between Two Ferns: The Movie Queenpins Fun Mom Dinner
I Love You, Beth Cooper




47% 82% Queenpins Albert Anderson (Character) - 2021
75% 44% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Eugene Tennyson (Character) - 2019
32% 35% Fun Mom Dinner Barry (Character) - 2017
80% 61% Pee-wee's Big Holiday Screenwriter - 2016
89% 88% Inglourious Basterds Pfc. Andy Kagan (Character) $120.5M 2009
13% 32% I Love You, Beth Cooper Denis Cooverman (Character) $14.8M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Psycho Sleepover Carl (Character) - 2008


No Score Yet 65% The Great North Ham (Guest Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 88% Bob's Burgers Fetal Pig (Guest Voice) 2019
94% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Mikey Joseph (Guest Star) 2019
84% 77% Animals. Unknown (Guest Voice) 2018
94% 87% Love Gus (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Guest 2013 2016
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet 87% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2016
32% 61% Super Fun Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tron: Uprising Additional Voices (Guest Voice) 2012-2013
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
52% 43% Mr. Sunshine Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 84% Drake & Josh Ethan (Guest Star) 2006