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David Wain

co-creator/writer/director Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Stella, Wanderlust, Childrens Hospital

David Wain is the co-creator, executive producer, director and co-writer of the new Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He also plays the swarthy Israeli counselor Yaron. 

He directed and co-wrote five feature films: Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust and most recently They Came Together starring Paul Rudd & Amy Poehler.

On television, he serves as executive producer, writer, director and occasional guest star of the Emmy award winning Childrens Hospital, Adult Swim’s hit series starring Rob Corddry, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler and Malin Akerman, now in its seventh season on Adult Swim. 

He also co-created and co-starred in two other TV series: The State on MTV and Stella on Comedy Central.

He has written, directed and/or acted in dozens of other movies and TV shows including Broad City, Bob’s Burgers, New Girl, Party Down and The Daily Show. He is a regular on the new Comedy Central series Another Period

And in his free time, he creates, writes, directs and stars in Wainy Days, an ongoing web series chronicling his (slightly) fictionalized romantic adventures. 

Wain grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. At age 19, he was the drummer in the Rockin’ Knights of Summer, a band created for the purpose of touring summer camps. He then graduated from NYU film school, lived and worked in New York for 26 years, and currently lives in Los Angeles with his two sons.