Rainn Wilson is an actor who is popularly known for his eclectic and strange portrayal of Dwight Schrute on The Office. His recognizable face and expressions allow him to take on multiple “character” roles, rather than being a classic leading man. With roles as a director and comedian as well, Wilson has a current net worth of approximately $14 million.
To reach Wilson’s dreams of becoming an actor, he took the long road. After finishing high school, he pursued theater at Tufts University and the University of Washington. He also holds an MFA from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts and was a member of The Acting Company. Since acting gigs did not come readily in his humble beginnings, Wilson drove a moving van to help pay the bills along the way.
The acting style of Wilson has been the perfect fit for multiple television shows, giving him the opportunity to act in in HBO’s Six Feet Under, as Dwight Schrute in The Office, and had guest appearances over the years on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Entourage, Monk, NUMB3RS, Charmed, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job and Reno 911. Wilson also founded the YouTube channel “SoulPancake,” which presently has over 1.6 million subscribers, and over 225 million video views. This channel was a featured website on Oprah Winfrey’s Satellite Radio Show and Super Soul Sunday. Wilson also wrote his own book, which is about his life, career and faith, called “The Bassoon King,” released in November 2015.
Wilson has been married for over 20 years to a writer, Holly Reinhorn. The couple met in an acting class they both attended in college, which resulted in them marrying in Washington. They are the parents to Walter McKenzie, who was born in 2004. The Wilson family presently resides in California.