Paul Dinello

Highest Rated: 65% Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Lowest Rated: 0% Plump Fiction (1996)
Birthday: Nov 28, 1962
Birthplace: Not Available
Paul Dinello moved to Chicago to study at DePaul University, where he got involved with the Second City comedy troupe and met fellow comedians Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert. The three of them moved to New York to create the sketch comedy show Exit 57, which originally aired on Comedy Central. After making his film debut in the Dolly Parton comedy feature Straight Talk, he appeared in the 1998 parody Plump Fiction, starring Tommy Davidson, Julie Brown, and Sandra Bernhard. He also appeared in the TV movie The Howard Beach Story. His stage credits include Jackie's Kosher Khristmas and Stitches (written by Amy and her brother David Sedaris). In 1999, Dinello re-teamed with the gang from Exit 57 to create Strangers With Candy, an after-school special parody of sorts on Comedy Central. In addition to writing and producing the series, he starred as art teacher Geoffrey Jellineck. The team also collaborated on a book called Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not, published by Hyperion. Strangers With Candy was canceled in 2000, though Dinello began working on a movie version of the show in 2004.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Gym Teacher: The Movie Director Mr. Tipple 2008
65% Be Kind Rewind Mr. Rooney $11.3M 2008
52% Strangers with Candy Geoffrey Jellineck Screenwriter Director $2M 2005
0% Plump Fiction Jimmy 1996
36% Straight Talk Casey 1992


100% At Home With Amy Sedaris
Creator Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet Strangers with Candy
Screenwriter Geoffrey Jellineck Mr. Jellineck Mr. Geoffrey Jellineck
  • 2000
  • 1999
100% Exit 57
  • 1995


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