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Mitch Rouse

Personal information
Birth dateAugust 6, 1964(age 52)
Place of birthKnoxville, Tennessee
OccupationFilm, television actor
SpouseAndrea Bendewald

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Edward Mitchell "Mitch" Rouse (born August 6, 1964) is an American film and television actor, director and screenwriter.

Rouse was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where he played football at Oak Ridge High School. He attended the University of Tennessee before developing an interest in acting. He studied acting in Atlanta and later, improvisation in Chicago, where he became involved with improv guru Del Close and Chicago's legendary Second City Theatre where he met long time friend David Pasquesi. After writing and performing in a number of Second City productions, Rouse moved to New York where along with Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert he co-created and starred in two television series for the cable television channel Comedy Central: Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy.

Rouse has appeared on episodes of Reno 911!, Home Improvement, Exit 57, According to Jim, Lost at Home and Strangers with Candy. Rouse has also appeared in several feature films including Austin Powers, Friends With Money, Rudy, Sweethearts, and The Heartbreak Kid. Rouse also created and stars in Spike's comedy Factory.

Mitch Rouse directed and wrote the movie Employee of the Month starring Matt Dillon, Steve Zahn, Christina Applegate, and Andrea Bendewald. He wrote the Paramount Pictures film Without A Paddle starring Seth Green and Dax Shepard.

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