Paul Rudd filmography

Headshot of Paul Rudd looking off camera and smiling
June 2015

Paul Rudd is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer whose career began in 1992 when he was cast in the role of Kirby Philby in the TV series Sisters until 1995. Also in 1995, he starred in his feature film debut as Tommy Doyle in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, as well as co-starring alongside Alicia Silverstone in the cult classic Clueless, one of his more notable early roles.[1] The following year he played Dave Paris in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet with Claire Danes. In the 2000s, he co-starred in Wet Hot American Summer with Janeane Garofalo (2001), P.S. with Laura Linney (2004), and starred in Role Models with Seann William Scott (2008) and I Love You, Man with Jason Segel (2009). Rudd has appeared in numerous films directed and produced by Judd Apatow whom he frequently collaborates with including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), This Is 40 (2012), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013).

Since 2015, Rudd has played Scott Lang / Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and will voice him again in the 2021 series What If...?.

In addition to his film career, Rudd has appeared in numerous television shows, including the NBC sitcom Friends as Mike Hannigan, along with guest roles on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Parks and Recreation (as businessman Bobby Newport) and hosting Saturday Night Live. He reprised the role of Andy in the follow up series to the film in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017). In 2019, he starred in the Netflix series Living with Yourself as Miles Elliot.

FilmEdit

 
December 2007


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1995 Clueless Josh [2]
1995 Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers Tommy Doyle Credited as Paul Stephen Rudd [3]
1996 Romeo + Juliet Dave Paris [4]
1996 The Size of Watermelons Alex [5]
1997 The Locusts Earl [6]
1998 Overnight Delivery Wyatt Trips Direct-to-video [7]
1998 The Object of My Affection George Hanson [8]
1999 200 Cigarettes Kevin [9]
1999 The Cider House Rules Wally Worthington [10]
2000 Gen-Y Cops Ian Curtis [11]
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Andy [12]
2001 On the Edge Dr. Kenneth Grearly Short film; Segment: "Reaching Normal" [13]
2001 The Château Graham Granville [14]
2003 The Shape of Things Adam Sorenson [15]
2003 2 Days Paul Miller [16]
2003 House Hunting Daniel Short film [17]
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Brian Fantana [18]
2004 P.S. Sammy Silverstein [19]
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Brian Fantana Straight-to-DVD [20]
2005 The Baxter Dan Abbott [21]
2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin David [22]
2005 Tennis, Anyone...? Lance Rockwood [23]
2006 The Oh in Ohio Jack Chase [24]
2006 Diggers Hunt [25]
2006 Night at the Museum Don [26]
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Ethan [26]
2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman Adam [26]
2007 The Ex Leon [26]
2007 Knocked Up Pete [27]
2007 The Ten Jeff Reigert Also producer [26]
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story John Lennon Uncredited cameo [26]
2008 Over Her Dead Body Henry [28]
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Chuck/Kunu [26]
2008 Role Models Danny Also writer [29]
2009 I Love You, Man Peter Klaven [26]
2009 Sesame Street: Being Green Mr. Earth [30]
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Derek Dietl (voice) [26]
2009 Year One Abel Uncredited [26]
2010 Dinner for Schmucks Tim [26]
2010 How Do You Know George [31]
2011 Our Idiot Brother Ned [26]
2012 Wanderlust George Gergenblatt Also producer [32]
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Mr. Anderson [26]
2012 This Is 40 Pete [33]
2013 Admission John Pressman [26]
2013 Prince Avalanche Alvin [34]
2013 This Is the End Himself Cameo [26]
2013 All Is Bright Rene [26]
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Brian Fantana [26]
2014 They Came Together Joel [35]
2015 The Little Prince Mr. Prince (voice) [26]
2015 Ant-Man Scott Lang / Ant-Man Also writer [36]
2016 Captain America: Civil War Scott Lang / Ant-Man [36]
2016 The Fundamentals of Caring Ben Benjamin [37]
2016 Sausage Party Darren (voice) [26]
2016 Nerdland John (voice) [26]
2017 Fun Mom Dinner Brady Cameo; also executive producer [38][39]
2018 The Catcher Was a Spy Moe Berg [26]
2018 Ideal Home Paul [26]
2018 Mute Cactus Bill [26]
2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp Scott Lang / Ant-Man Also writer [36]
2019 Avengers: Endgame Scott Lang / Ant-Man [36]
2019 Between Two Ferns: The Movie Paul Rudd [40]
2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife Mr. Grooberson Post-production [41]

TelevisionEdit

 
Rudd on the MLB Network in 2015
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1992 – 1995 Sisters Kirby Philby 20 episodes; credited as Paul Stephen Rudd [42]
1993 Moment of Truth: Stalking Back Scott Television film [43]
1993 The Fire Next Time David 1 episode; credited as Paul Stephen Rudd [44]
1994 Runaway Daughters Jimmy Television film
1994 Wild Oats Brian Grant 6 episodes
1996 Clueless Sonny Episode: "I Got You Babe"
2000 Deadline Zander Price Episode: "Lovers and Madmen"
2000 Strangers with Candy Brent Brooks Episode: "The Last Temptation of Blank"
2000 The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway Television film
2002 – 2004 Friends Mike Hannigan 18 episodes
2005 Stella Greg Episode: "Office Party"
2006 Cheap Seats Dave Penders Episode: "1996 Spelling Bee: Part 2"
2006 Robot Chicken Various roles Voices; Episode: "Book of Corrine"
2006 – 2007 Reno 911! Guy Gerricault 5 episodes
2007 The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show Antagonistic Passenger Episode: "Gold Watch"
2007 Veronica Mars Desmond Fellows Episode: "Debasement Tapes"
2007 Hard Knocks: Narrator / Himself Episode: "Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs"
2008 Little Britain USA French president Episode: "1.3"
2008 Wainy Days Alias Episode: "The Pickup"
2008 – 2019 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) 4 episodes (guest, 1 episode)
2009 Delocated Himself Episode: "Pilot"
2009 – 2010 Party Down Co-creator, writer and executive producer
2012 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Himself / Various roles Episode: "Man Milk"
2011, 2014 The Simpsons Dr. Zander / Himself Voices; 2 episodes
2012, 2015, 2020 Parks and Recreation Bobby Newport 6 episodes
2012 Comedy Bang! Bang! Himself Episode: "Paul Rudd Wears A Red Lumberjack Flannel Shirt"
2012 Louie Himself Episode: "Late Show: Part 3"
2013 Burning Love Nate 3 episodes
2014 Celery Man Various roles Produced with Adult Swim
2015 The Jack and Triumph Show Himself Episode: "Coffee"
2015 Moone Boy George Gershwin Episode: "Gershwin's Bucket List"
2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Andy 8 episodes [45]
2015 Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter Himself Episode: "Made Ya Look" [46]
2016 Bob's Burgers Jericho (voice) Episode: "The Horse Rider-er" [47]
2016 Travel Man Himself Episode: "48 Hours in Helsinki" [48]
2017 Nightcap Himself Episode: "Go-Fund Yourself" [49]
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Andy 6 episodes [50]
2018 iZombie Himself (voice cameo) Episode: "And He Shall Be A Good Man"; uncredited [51]
2019 Living with Yourself Miles Elliot Also executive producer [52]
2020 Saturday Night Live Himself Guest role; Cousin Mandy Sketch; Episode: "Brad Pitt"
2021 What If...? Scott Lang/Ant-Man Voice; Guest role; In voice recording process [53]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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