November 29, 2022

Paul Rust Biography, Networth, Wife, Height, Wedding, Jewish, Interview

Paul Rust Biography | Paul Rust Actor | Who Is Paul Rust

Paul Rust is an American actor, comedian, and writer  living in Los Angeles.   Recently he was selected as one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008.

Paul regularly performs live sketch, improv, and stand-up comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, where he has written, performed in, and directed numerous shows. Some inclusive of Neil and Paul: Growing Up Is Tough and Fireball Deluxe: Dad quest.
Paul is co-host of Not Too Shabby, a weekly sketch comedy show at the UCB. Paul is a member of improv team “Last Day of School” and sketch team “A Kiss From Daddy.” Other credits from UCB include Comedy Death Ray and MySpace.

Paul Rust Parents | Paul Rust Jeanne Rust | Paul Rust Jewish

Paul Rust is the son of Jeanne, a teacher at Le Mars Community High School and Bob Rust who owned Western goods and boot-repair shop. Paul was raised in a Catholic family. His parents are of German descent.

Paul Rust Age

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Paul Rust born as Paul Robert Rust was born on April 12, 1981 in Le Mars, Iowa, USA. He is now 38 years old as of 2019.

Paul Rust Wife | Paul Rust Married |  Lesley Arfin

Paul Rust met the woman who would become his wife, Lesley Arfin, at a birthday party thrown by comedian Chelsea Peretti.They tied the knot in October 2015. The couple share a beautiful daughter, Mary James born in 2017.

They have been seen spending most of their time together and enjoying their company in any situation. Rust wasn’t and hasn’t been linked into any extra-marital affairs with any person as long as we know.

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No cases of any controversies and rumors regarding his personal life and career have been heard. He just has a clean and straight record. Therefore, Rust is living a happy married life with his wife and children and busy working while focusing on his career.

Paul Rust Height | How Tall Is Paul Rust

His hair color is regular brown, eye colour is brown, he stands at a height of 175 cm and has a weight of 65 kilos

Paul Rust Net Worth

Paul Rust has an estimated net worth of $1 Million as of 2019. Moreover, he has earned a lucrative amount of salary from his profession as an actor. The actual salary hasn’t been disclosed yet. But it is assumed that Rust earns an average salary of an American actor of $50249 in the United States.



Paul Rust Inglourious Basterds

In this movie he plays private First Class Andy Kagan. “He’s a farm boy from Illinois, hungry for some action, but he wasn’t in the original script. By the time we met and hit it off, Quentin had already filled the other roles, so he created the part for me.”

 Paul Rust Love

When his cheating girlfriend leaves him, peoplepleaser Gus (Paul Rust,) moves into a trendy apartment complex inhabited by lots of college students. A chance encounter introduces him to wild child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs,), also recently single, and who despises her job in radio.

Though wildly different, the two are drawn to each other, and that relationship is the basis for the Judd Apatow-helmed Netflix original series. And in the end, their differences may be what help them figure out just what love is.

Paul Rust New No No

Paul Rust rants about things that cheese him off, piss him off, or cause him to become irritated or miffed. The segment is a trickery of Bill Maher’s ‘New Rules’ segment on Real Time with Bill Maher, and uses the theme music from the show.

 Paul Rust Interview

 “Love” Star Talks Netflix Show’s Final  Season

Adopted from  Interview by  Melissa Parker             

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Paul, I love Love, and I’m sad this is the last season. How do you feel about that?

Paul Rust: I’m really happy with how it ends. I think other shows sometimes don’t get the opportunity to wrap things up in the way that they would like to, or it comes as a surprise. So it was nice to be able to end things in a way that we felt was best. I loved working with all the actors on the show and the writers and the crew, so the loss of that is sad for me. It was nice. I made a lot of great friends through the show.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): You and your wife, Leslie (Arfin), were not married at the time of the show’s creation, so was Love sort of a blueprint of your relationship?

Paul Rust: Yeah. Leslie and I initially came up with the idea when we weren’t married yet. I think we had just moved in together. We originally had a movie idea that we presented to Judd Apatow because each of us had separately worked with him. We met each other outside of Judd. It was just a coincidence that we were each working for him. She was a writer on Girls, and I was working on the Pee-wee Herman movie with him.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): It is funny, but it also has its real or dramatic moments. Was that intentional?

Paul Rust: It’s interesting, I feel, because that came up organically as part of the process. I think that early on we were making the choice that we wanted things to feel authentic, and it came to a point where we were like, “We can either have a show that’s all comedy all the time or have a show that’s authentic.”

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): At the end of last season, Mickey and Gus got back together, so will we see their relationship continue to have ups and downs in season three?

Paul Rust: I’m curious about your reaction to them getting back together.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): I was definitely rooting for the relationship, so I was happy Mickey and Gus reconciled and that she had gotten away from that jerk Dustin.

Paul Rust: (laughs) Yeah.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Not to take anything away from the actor who plays Dustin because it takes a talented one to make the audience feel dislike toward your character.

Paul Rust: Especially when Rich Sommer, who plays Dustin, is a sweetheart. I feel like it takes a real sweetheart to know how to play a jerk because if somebody’s a jerk in real life, they can’t play a jerk (laughs).

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): His character is also, shall we say, overly possessive?

Paul Rust: Yes. That’s what we thought was interesting. In any relationship, sometimes there’s an initial attraction to somebody who is possessive because you feel like what they’re promising is safety and security, and you think that person’s going to look out for you. I think that’s something we’ve done on the show previously.

We’ve looked at how sometimes the things that are the initial sparks that attract you to somebody might be a pattern that’s more comfortable to go in, but then about three weeks later, that becomes, “Oh, no, this person is possessive.”

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Who are some of the guest stars in the new season?

Paul Rust: I’m really excited about Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live). There’s an episode in the middle of the season where Mickey and Gus go to a wedding of Gus’s old college friend. When they get there, they run into Gus’s ex-girlfriend who’s played by Vanessa.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): So comedy has been always something you wanted to do?

Paul Rust: Yeah. I think it probably all comes from having a desperate hunger for attention (laughs). I saw my mom and dad being really funny, and I saw how them being funny helped them enjoy life or navigate life in a way that I thought, “Oh, they’re having so much fun. They’re making jokes and making their friends laugh.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): To create.

Paul Rust: Yeah. It’s so funny because I said “to do stuff like that” because I got embarrassed by even saying “to write.” It’s a weird thing. I think it comes out of the fact that in Los Angeles, you’re always surrounded by people who are making their jobs sound loftier than they really are, and so I’m reticent to even say “writer” or “creator” because that sounds too lofty or something (laughs). But thank you for saying it (laughs).

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Of course. Just telling it like it is, but I understand what you’re saying. At about four months, I guess your little one is too young for a career in comedy or acting? (laughs)

Paul Rust: (laughs) As soon as we can legally put her into it, we will.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): What is the most surprising thing you found out after becoming a father?

Paul Rust: This is going to come off as very painfully sincere, so I apologize ahead of time. But before she was born, I thought the things in the world that made me unhappy or scared were going to be magnified by the idea that I was having a child growing up around it, and I thought, “Oh, everything is going to feel hopeless.” She was actually born during the week when the Harvey Weinstein stuff was breaking, and I was just like, “This is so depressing that I’m having a daughter being born this week.”

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): That’s okay, Paul. You are entitled to be sincere, and that was a very sweet response. Are you and Leslie outspoken activists?

Paul Rust: Oh, yeah, but privately. I remember we went to a women’s march in LA, the one from a little over a year ago. But certainly in our own private life, we definitely walk the walk. It’s not entirely in our comfort zone to talk the talk. It feels good to know that with a child, we can practice what we feel and believe. I don’t want to say “through” her, but I guess create a world around her that expresses what our principles are.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Did you have some time off since Love has ended?

Paul Rust: It has been nice. We got to take a little break here after we had a baby, so it’s been really nice to be at home with our daughter. While I’m at home, I’m writing new things and working on new things, and once they’re done, I’ll be excited to present them and bring them out into the world. But right now, it has been a really nice, domestic writer’s life of waking up in the morning and being with our daughter, writing a bit, having lunch, then writing a bit more. It’s actually been really, really peaceful.

Paul Rust Movies

Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday (2016) – Ernie, co-writer
Love (2016–2018) – Gus Cruikshank, co-creator
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ (2016) – Ricky (1 episode)
Fun Mom Dinner – Barry (2017)
Animals. – (2016-2018) – Mason (voice) P.A. (voice)
SuperMansion – (2017) – Freckles
American Dad! – (2018) – Demetri Weinsteinpolis (voice)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – (2019) – Mikey Joseph

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