August 6, 1964 |
|Occupation||Film, television actor|
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 before developing an interest in acting.
Rouse studied acting in Atlanta and later, improvisation in Chicago, where he became involved with improv guru Del Close and Chicago's legendary Second City Theatre where he met long-time friend David Pasquesi. After writing and performing in a number of Second City productions, Rouse moved to New York.
It was in New York where along with Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert he co-created and starred in two television series for the cable television channel Comedy Central: Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy. Rouse has appeared on episodes of Reno 911!, Home Improvement, According to Jim and Lost at Home. Rouse also voiced Round John Virgin and Comet, in the Holiday movie Olive, the Other Reindeer alongside Drew Barrymore, and Michael Stipe. He was playing in According To Jim American series as Ryan Gibson.
Mitch Rouse directed and wrote the movie Employee of the Month starring Matt Dillon, Steve Zahn, Christina Applegate, and Andrea Bendewald. He wrote the Paramount Pictures film Without A Paddle starring Seth Green and Dax Shepard.
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- Bendewald, Rouse married in Malibu, The Oak Ridger, March 1, 2002
- Terry Morrow, Oak Ridge talent finds 'Factory' in backyard, Knoxville News Sentinel, June 27, 2008
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