Date of Birth : Jan 24th 1974
American actor and comedian perhaps most notable for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and more recently as Andrew “Andy” Bernard on the American version of The Office.
Helms has had roles in shows like Tanner on Tanner and various Comedy Central specials, as well as movies like Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (alongside his fellow TDS correspondent Rob Corddry). He was also in two MONK episodes.
Helms has also made guest appearances in a number of television shows, including Arrested Development and Cheap Seats. He also voices “Angel”, a character on Cartoon Network’s Weighty Decisions series (again alongside Corddry), and has done prolific commercial voiceover work, including campaigns for Burger King, Doritos, Sharp Aquos, and Advair asthma medication.
Helms was hired for small roles as a newsreporter Ed Carson, in Steve Carell’s Evan Almighty and with Office co-star Jenna Fischer in Walk Hard. He also was a reporter in Semi Pro. He was also seen in small roles opposite Daily Show co-stars Rob Corddry in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Mo Rocca in I’ll Believe You, and in Eddie Murphy’s Meet Dave. It has been reported that Walk Hard producer/co-writer Judd Apatow will produce Helms’ first starring vehicle, A Whole New Hugh, for Universal Pictures. In an article about Whole New Hugh, Apatow stated Helms is a national treasure but “the nation does not know it yet.”
In May 2008, Helms voiced a character named Mr. Buckley, in the American Dad! episode Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie’s Gold.