ED HELMS (Peter Reynolds) has established himself as one of Hollywood's most
talents as an actor, writer, and comedian, with his scene-stealing roles on the
big and small
Helms is currently in production on a comedy special he will topline and produce
Comedy Central, "The Fake News with Ted Nelms," that will feature absurd,
made-up news that
closely resembles real news, delivered by an absurd, made-up guy who closely
Additionally, Helms recently wrapped production on Jeff Tomsic's feature comedy
Jeremy Renner, Isla Fisher, and Jon Hamm. The film is based on a story by
published by The Wall Street Journal in 2013, titled "Tag, He's 'It' for Another
Year," about a group
of friends who have been playing a cutthroat version of the children's game for
the last 30 years.
It is slated for release on June 15, 2018.
Additionally, Helms will be seen in a handful of buzzworthy independent films,
John Curran's meticulous Ted Kennedy docudrama "Chappaquiddick," opposite Jason
and Kate Mara, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival;
Montiel's "The Clapper," with Amanda Seyfried, on which he also serves as a
producer, set to
release in early 2018.
Helms is best known for his standout performances in a diverse compilation of
including his prolific work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily
Show with Jon
Stewart"; his memorable role as Andy Bernard on NBC's critically acclaimed
comedy "The Office,"
alongside fellow "Daily Show" alum Steve Carell; and striking gold with his
leading comedic role
in the "Hangover" trilogy alongside Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis, which
grossed nearly $1.5 billion worldwide.
Helms' recent credits include David Soren's adaptation of Davy Pilkey's popular
book, Captain Underpants, opposite Kevin Hart and Nick Kroll; Lake Bell's "I
Do...Until I Don't";
Jessie Nelson's "Love the Coopers," opposite Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and
and "Vacation," opposite Christina Applegate from duo John Francis Daley and
Goldstein. He also served as an executive producer on Netflix's film adaptation
of Josh Karpe's
bestselling novel "A Futile & Stupid Gesture," as well as the box office hit
starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.
His other notable film credits include David Wain's satirical romantic comedy
Together," the Duplass Brothers' comedy "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," Miguel
Rapids," Chris Renaud's beloved "The Lorax," and Rawson Marshall Thurber's "We
Millers." Helms has also appeared on numerous noteworthy series, including Fox's
"Arrested Development," Adult Swim's "NTSF:SD: SUV," and the Yahoo original
by Helms, "Tiny Commando."
Additionally, Helms has successfully produced a diverse slate of projects
production venture, The Pacific Electric Picture Company, which he formed with
Mike Falbo. The
company has an array of films in the works, including Jonathan Krisel's comedy
Paradise," Armando Bo's drama "Stand By," starring Jack Huston and Bel Powley;
and "Epic Fail,"
a comedy from producer Nicky Weinstock, who co-developed the original idea with
Beyond acting and producing, Helms has worked closely with Malaria No More, a
organization at the vanguard of the fight to eradicate malaria worldwide. He
also sits on the
advisory board for Education Through Music LA, which builds curriculum and funds
education in LA public schools.