Mitch Rouse

Actor / Screenwriter / Film Director / Television Director | * 08/06/1964 (59) | Knoxville, Tennessee (United States of America (USA))
Edward Mitchell "Mitch" Rouse (born August 6, 1964) is an American film and television actor, director, and screenwriter. Rouse was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where he played football at Oak Ridge High School. He attended the University of Tennessee, then developed an interest in acting. ()

Mitch Rouse (born August 6, 1964) is an American film and television actor, director, and screenwriter. He is a well known vet in the world of improvisation. Rouse grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He dropped out of college and moved to Chicago to study improvisation under the late, great Del Close. While there he was asked to join the Second City Theatre, birthplace of his idols John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. While there Mitch wrote and performed shows with Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Nia Vardalos and Scott Adsit. Mitch made his feature film debut alongside Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau in Rudy.Rouse then moved to New York to star with Amy Sedaris, in the premiere of David Sedaris’ original play Stitches, at La Mama Theatre.In New York, Mitch made a name for himself in TV as a writer/actor on Comedy Central’s EXIT 57, which he created with Stephen Colbert. EXIT was the network's first original sketch comedy series. It received five Cable Ace Award nominations, including Best Actor (Rouse) and Best Writing for a comedy series.Rouse wrote and directed the dark humored independent film Employee of the Month, which starred Matt Dillon, Steve Zahn, and Christina Applegate. The film premiered at The Sundance Film Festival to a standing ovation and rave reviews.Mitch created the cult-hit Strangers with Candy, with Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris. During it’s run the dark comedy attracted guest stars: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Winona Ryder, Steve Carrell, Matthew Broderick, Paul Rudd, Tim Meadows, Allison Janney and Phillip Seymour Hoffman to name a few.David Letterman and World Wide Pants produced the feature film version of Strangers, taking Rouse back to the Sundance film festival for it’s premiere.While co-starring on ABC’s According to Jim, Mitch created SPIKE TV's first foray into comedy with the critically acclaimed FACTORY. Rouse starred in and produced the series with long time friend and Second City alum, David Pasquesi.Other Film & Television: Transparent - Neighbors - RENO 911! - Austin Powers - Friends with Money - Spy School - Without a Paddle - The Heartbreak Kid - Spin City - Lost AT Home - and The Secret Lives Of MenMitch lives in Los Angeles with his wife Andrea and their kids, Tennessee & Strummer. He continues writing and directing unique characters with original voices.​.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Action

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Movies with Mitch Rouse as Actor(13)

as Kip Miller2008 Spy School
as Bicycle Mugger2007 The Heartbreak Kid
as Raymond2006 Friends with Money
as Jimmy Riggs2004 Employee of the Month
as Additional Voices1999 Olive, The Other Reindeer
as Mitch Rouse (uncredited)1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
as Arliss1997 Sweethearts
as Jim1993 Rudy

TV Shows/Series with Mitch Rouse as Actor(10)

as Director2016 The Fighter & The Kid
as Richard2014 Transparent
as Mickey2013 Liv and Maddie
as Gary2008 The Factory
as Dr. Ryan Gibson2001 According to Jim
as Office Savillion1999 Strangers with Candy
as Officer Savillion1999 Strangers with Candy
as Steve and Mr. Bungle1996 Spin City
1995 Exit 57
as Rob1991 Home Improvement

Movies with Mitch Rouse as Crew(4)

Writing/Writer2006 Strangers with Candy
Directing/Director2004 Employee of the Month
Writing/Writer2004 Employee of the Month
Writing/Screenplay2004 Without a Paddle

TV Shows/Series with Mitch Rouse as Crew(4)

Creator/Creator2016 The Fighter & The Kid
Writing/Writer1999 Strangers with Candy
Creator/Creator1999 Strangers with Candy
Creator/Creator1995 Exit 57

Additional Information

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Born: Thursday, 08/06 1964 (August) in Knoxville, Tennessee (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 59 years + 202 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Oak Ridge High School
Spouses (current/former): Andrea Bendewald
Other names for Mitch Rouse (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Edward Mitchell Rouse"
Mitch Rouse frequently works together with these people:
Stephen Colbert (11x, Actor)
Paul Dinello (8x, Crew)
Robert Belushi (8x, Actor)
Jay Leggett (6x, Actor)
Dolores Duffy (6x, Cast)
Mike Myers (5x, Actor)
Amy Sedaris (5x, Actress)
Bruce Jarchow (5x, Actor)
Janeane Garofalo (4x, Actress)
David Monahan (4x, Actor)
Danielle Hoover (4x, Crew)
Virginia Williams (4x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:208601, Added: 07/24/2018, Last updated: 02/21/2024