Quantcast

Latest Rainn Wilson Stories

2014-07-28 16:23:36

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SoulPancake and HarperCollins Children's Books are giving the world a new reason to dance with their announcement today of the brand-new book, KID PRESIDENT'S GUIDE TO BEING AWESOME. Kid President is delivering his hilarious, uplifting and inspirational messages through a new medium: a 240-page, full-color GUIDE TO BEING AWESOME. 10-year-old Robby Novak, along with his brother-in-law and co-creator of Kid President, Brad Montague, have...

2009-12-03 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- GQ recently partnered with Toshiba and some of the biggest names in TV, sports, and music to create a series of limited-edition laptops, which are being auctioned off for charity. The special laptops, designed to reflect the different lifestyles and personalities of four innovative men: Omar Epps of House, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Rainn Wilson of The Office, are available exclusively through eBay. Proceeds from the...

2009-11-04 14:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ironbound Films, creators of the Sundance and PBS sensation The Linguists, announced today that Emmy Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson, who stars as Dwight Schrute on NBC's comedy series The Office, will narrate its feature documentary The New Recruits. The New Recruits is about a battalion of jet-setting business students armed with a radical plan to end global poverty: charge poor people for goods and services. They spend one year working...

a33b8880cce19f2d9d6cde974596ae441
2009-09-30 16:40:26

NBC says it is joining with DreamWorks Animation SKG to air two new animated holiday specials based on the films Madagascar and Monsters vs. Aliens. The first of the 30-minute specials is called Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space. The Halloween program -- featuring the voices of film cast members Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland and Rainn Wilson -- is to air Oct. 28. Merry Madagascar, featuring the voice talents of Ben Stiller,...

2009-08-24 14:40:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy-nominated actor Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute on NBC's hit show The Office, headlined a fundraising gathering of more than 120 attendees Saturday night, August 15, at the home of Gouya and Payam Zamani, Founder & CEO of Reply.com. The event garnered contributions for the Mona Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports social and economic development projects focused on the education of underprivileged children. Reply.com...

2009-03-07 15:45:45

Actor Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute on the U.S. TV series The Office, has a new representation group, an industry source says. The 43-year-old actor has signed with the Endeavor Talent Agency to represent him in all areas after a previous relationship with the William Morris Agency, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday. The actor, who is also represented by 3 Arts Entertainment, has previously appeared on HBO's former series Six Feet Under and in movies such as The Rocker. Wilson is to...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

Turner Classic Movies says it has chosen U.S. actor Rainn Wilson to be the channel's guest programmer for October. Wilson is best known for playing Dwight Schrute on the television comedy series "The Office." He has also appeared on the television series "Six Feet Under" and in the films "The Last Mimzy,""America's Sweethearts" and "The Rocker." He is slated to join TCM host Robert Osborne in presenting four movies Oct. 14. The two-time Emmy Award nominee and three-time Screen Actors...

2008-09-28 15:00:25

By CROOT, James THE ROCKER (M) Directed by Peter Cattaneo * * * Reviewed by James Croot -------------------- Twenty years ago Robert "Fish" Fishman (Rainn Wilson) was on the cusp of heavy-metal stardom; now he sells metal racking in Cleveland. A drummer with the band Versuvius, Fish's ostentatious style made him the heart and soul of the band but when a record executive signs them on the condition his nephew plays the skins, Fish finds himself shut out of opening for Whitesnake. Still...

2008-08-28 21:00:25

By JASON SILVERSTEIN Would anyone even care about "The Rocker" if Rainn Wilson wasn't in it? After all, it's your typical dime-a-dozen comedy where a simple trailer viewing tells you everything you need to know, including the fact that it's probably not the wisest choice at the multiplex. Still, it's the first leading film role for the actor behind Dwight Schrute, the iconic highlight character from "The Office," and there are many of the show's fans that would see pretty much anything...

2008-08-24 15:00:24

By Rick Bentley Rainn Wilson joins the growing list of actors spawned from the Jerry Lewis school of acting. Like Jack Black, Adam Sandler and so many other young movie stars, Wilson will more often turn to a goofy face, a pratfall or a never ending string of ad libs in an effort to pull a laugh out of unfunny material. He's in full Jerry Lewis mode for "The Rocker." Wilson plays Fish, a drummer for a 1980s heavy metal band Vesuvius. Just as the band reaches Whitesnake notoriety, Fish...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.