Comedian and actor best known for portraying the pop culture-obsessed Abed on NBC's Community. He returned to NBC when he began a starring role in Powerless.
He studied communications, dance, and theatre in Chicago and won the Chris Farley Scholarship, which funded a year of school at Marquette University.
He appeared in TV commercials for Verizon, McDonalds, and Snickers.
He married college sweetheart Bridget Showalter; the pair became parents to twins.
He won a scholarship that allowed him to perform improvisational comedy for an audience that included comedian Dave Chappelle.