Rainn Wilson is an American actor and comedian. In 1997, he debuted in an episode of the soap opera One Life to Live. He later made his film debut in the 1999 film Galaxy Quest. In the early 2000s, he had roles in the films Almost Famous, America’s Sweethearts, and Full Frontal. From 2003 to 2005, he played Arthur Martin in the HBO series Six Feet Under. His breakthrough role was as Dwight Kurt Schrute in the NBC sitcom The Office. He received Emmy nominations for Oustanding Supporting Actor for his role here. After it ended, he starred as Detective Everett Backstrom in the short-lived series Backstrom.