Ed Helms is an actor, writer, producer and comedian. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Mr. Helms attended Oberlin College and moved to New York City in 1996 to pursue a career in comedy. In 2002, Helms landed the coveted role of correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he stayed for almost 5 years, combining his loves of comedy and politics. From there, Mr. Helms joined NBC’s hit comedy The Office where he would star for 8 years as “Andy Bernard,” a Cornell grad and a cappella singer alongside fellow Daily Show alum, Steve Carell. On the film side, Helms has starred in The Hangover trilogy opposite Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis. The first installment won the 2010 Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, and the three films have collectively grossed nearly $1.5 billion dollars worldwide. Helms can also be seen in the upcoming features Bastards, Chappaquiddick and Captain Underpants for DreamWorks Animation. Additional film credits include Vacation, The Lorax, the Duplass brothers’ Jeff, Who Lives At Home, and Miguel Arteta’s Cedar Rapids, which Helms also executive produced. In 2013, Helms launched his production company, Pacific Electric Picture Co. with producing partner Michael Falbo. The company is actively developing and producing numerous television shows and feature films, and Helms is staring in their upcoming feature The Clapper, written and directed by Dito Montiel. Beyond acting and producing, Helms has worked closely with Malaria No More, a non-profit organization at the vanguard of the fight to eradicate malaria worldwide. He is also on the advisory board for Education Through Music-LA, which builds curriculum and funds music education in LA public schools, and sits on the board of trustees for his beloved alma mater Oberlin College. A lifelong musician, he plays a mean banjo in his bluegrass band, The Lonesome Trio, which released a self-titled album in 2015. The band formed at Oberlin College in the mid 90’s and has played together for over 20 years. A sought-after speaker, Helms has delivered commencement addresses for Knox College, Cornell University, and the University of Virginia. All three speeches are included on NPR’s “350 Best Commencement Speeches, Ever” list. In 2010, Mr. Helms co-founded The L.A. Bluegrass Situation, a music festival in Los Angeles, and its sister website, TheBluegrassSituation.com, providing news and resources for fans of American roots music and culture. Helms currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.