Mitch Rouse

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Mitch Rouse
Born (1964-08-06) August 6, 1964 (age 50)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Occupation Film, television actor
Spouse(s) Andrea Bendewald

Edward Mitchell "Mitch" Rouse (born August 6, 1964)[1] is an American film and television actor, director and screenwriter.[2]

Rouse was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where he played football at Oak Ridge High School.[3] 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.[3] Rouse has appeared on episodes of Reno 911!, Home Improvement, Still Standing, and Lost at Home. He appeared in Seasons 4-6 of the ABC sitcom According To Jim as Ryan Gibson, Dana's fiancee and later husband. Rouse also voiced Round John Virgin and Comet in the Holiday movie Olive, the Other Reindeer, alongside Drew Barrymore and Michael Stipe.

In 2013, He played Eddie in Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.


Rouse has also appeared in several feature films including Austin Powers, Friends With Money, Rudy, Sweethearts, and The Heartbreak Kid. Rouse also created and stars in Spike's comedy Factory.[4]

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.

Personal life[edit]

In 2001, he married actress Andrea Bendewald in Malibu. The couple met while performing in the ABC Television sitcom The Secret Lives of Men.[3]


  1. ^ Intelius People Search - Public Records, Background Checks & More
  2. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  3. ^ a b c Bendewald, Rouse married in Malibu, The Oak Ridger, March 1, 2002
  4. ^ Terry Morrow, Oak Ridge talent finds 'Factory' in backyard, Knoxville News Sentinel, June 27, 2008

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