Nick Kroll Biography

(Actor)

Birthday: June 5, 1978 (Gemini)

Born In: Rye, New York, United States

Nick Kroll is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is famous for starring in the comedy series The League and in the critically acclaimed series Kroll Show. Kroll is also known for playing the character of Fabrice Fabrice in the show Human Giant. He has also established himself as a writer. As a live performer, Kroll specializes in a unique blend of stand-up and sketch comedy, playing a variety of comic characters on stage. Nick Kroll has also appeared in numerous television shows, including New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Community, and Childrens Hospital. As a voice-over artist, he has voiced several characters in animated series like Sit Down, Shut Up and The Life & Times of Tim. He has also had bit parts in a number of comedy movies, such as Date Night, Get Him to the Greek, Dinner for Schmucks, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, and Sausage Party. In 2013, Nick Kroll was honored with the Breakout Star of the Year award.

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Quick Facts

Also Known As: Nicholas Kroll

Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Males

Family:

father: jules kroll

mother: Lynn Kroll

siblings: Dana Kroll, Jeremy Kroll, Vanessa Kroll

Born Country: United States

Actors Stand-up Comedians

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Males

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: Georgetown University

Childhood & Early Life

Nick Kroll was born Nicholas J. Kroll on June 5, 1978, in Rye, New York, USA. He has an older brother and two older sisters.

Nick Kroll was born to Lynn and Jules B. Kroll, the founders of a consulting firm called Kroll Inc., a billion-dollar company. Kroll was raised in a traditional Jewish family. He started his education at Solomon Schechter School and later got transferred to Rye Country Day School.

He then joined The Mountain School. After his high school graduation, Kroll joined Georgetown University. He earned his undergraduate degree with a major in History and a minor in Spanish. After that, he began his career as a writer in Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show.

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Career

Nick Kroll commenced his stand-up career in 2004. He began touring the United States as a stand-up comedian and also appeared in several comedy podcasts and radio programs. Much before he stepped into the field of acting, he published his first book Bar Mitzvah Disco in 2005, which he co-wrote with Roger Bennett and Jules Shell. This coffee table book was among the bestsellers list.

Before he became famous, Kroll was one of the comedians on the VH-1 clip show, and commented on various people and things in the pop culture. He made his television debut in 2006 with the show Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

He debuted as a scriptwriter in 2007 for the MTV show Human Giant. He also played the character of Fabrice Fabrice, which earned him accolades.

Kroll’s turning point came when he was cast as Nick Hedge in the show Cavemen. The show was based on the characters of GEICO Cavemen commercials. Although Cavemen was not a hit, Nick Kroll’s character was loved by the audience, so much so that the producers wanted him for their next few ventures.

The popularity of Kroll’s character in Cavemen paved the way for his hit show Reno 911! in 2009. The same year, he entertained the audience with another hit show, The League. This show was about six friends who compete in a fantasy football competition.

He tried his hand at direction with the telefilm Cavalcade of Personalities, which starred Craig Baldo and John Mulaney. In the film, real footage taken from various news broadcast was used to narrate the scandalous story of several prominent people.

Nick Kroll penned the script for the film I Love You, Man, starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. He also starred in the film. Next, he was seen in the comedy flick Dinner for Schmucks in 2010.

As a voice-over artist, Kroll has been associated with many series. In 2009, he voiced a character named Stu in the series The Life & Times of Tim. Later that year, he voiced the character of Andrew Le Gustambos in the series Sit Down, Shut Up.

He also voiced Lem, one of the famous characters from The Simpsons. Kroll co-created, wrote, and starred in Big Mouth, an animated television show on Netflix, in 2017.

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In 2019, he voiced Sergei and Uncle Fester in The Secret Life of Pets 2 and The Addams Family, respectively. In 2020, he appeared in a documentary film titled Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics.

Major Works

Human Giant – Nick Kroll is best known for playing Fabrice Fabrice in this comedy show. He collaborated with stand-up artist Aziz Ansari. The show broadcast its first episode on MTV on April 5, 2007.

Cavemen – This is one of the craziest shows of Kroll to be aired on mainstream US television where cavemen live side-by-side with modern-day men. The show was first aired on October 2, 2007.

The League is an American comedy television series in which he plays Rodney Ruxin. He also wrote the script for the show. It aired its first episode on October 29, 2009.

Thank You Very Cool – This is Kroll’s first hour-long stand-up special which premiered on Comedy Central in 2011. It was later released on DVD.

Kroll Show – This is a Comedy Central show, which featured sketch characters like Bobby Bottleservice, the filthy rich Aspen Bruckenheimer, and the founder of PubLIZity, Liz G, all played by Kroll himself. The show had an original release on January 16, 2013.

Sausage Party – In this animated film, Nick Kroll voiced Douche, which is actually a feminine hygiene product. The film also starred Seth Rogen and was released on August 12, 2016.

The Oh, Hello Show – Kroll and John Mulaney toured the US, playing Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland respectively in a show called Oh, Hello. The show, which premiered on September 23, 2016 on Broadway, ran for six months. In 2017, the Broadway performance was released on Netflix.

Big Mouth – This is an animated series that chronicles Kroll’s journey as a comedian. It also features the problems faced by pre-teens. The show had an exclusive release on Netflix on September 29, 2017.

Awards & Achievements

IFJA Award (2016) – Kroll secured the second position for the Best Vocal/Motion Capture Performance for the film Sausage Party.

Personal Life

During mid-2013, Nick Kroll started dating Amy Poehler, a comedian and ex-wife of actor Will Arnett, but their relationship did not last long as they separated in 2015. They did not reveal the reason behind their separation. In November 2020, he married landscape artist Lily Kwong. On January 21, 2021, the couple was blessed with a son.


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