How much is David Wain worth?
|Net Worth:||$1 Million
|Date of Birth:||August 1, 1969|
|Country:||United States of America|
About David Wain
David Benjamin Wain was born on August 1, 1969 and is an American comedian, writer, actor, and director with an estimated net worth of $1 million. David Wain was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. In 1991, he began directing short films starring his future collaborators in The State.
In 1988, Wain joined the sketch comedy troupe The New Group while attending NYU. The group eventually became The State, which got a gig performing on the short-lived MTV series You Wrote It, You Watch It (hosted by a very young Jon Stewart) before receiving their very own sketch series, The State, in 1993. The show only aired for 26 episodes between 1993 and 1995. It was picked up as a late-night series by CBS, which aired only a single episode (on Halloween night) before canceling it. One of Wain’s memorable characters with The State included “The Jew” in “The Jew, The Italian and the Redhead Gay.”
In 2007, Wain created the Web series Wainy Days for My Damn Channel. The episodes, which each run about five minutes, focus on Wain’s romantic mishaps and professional life. In addition to starring on the show, Wain has written and directed a number of episodes. Several of his former State castmates have appeared on the show, including Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Joe Lo Truglio. Other actors and comedians appearing on the series include Paul Rudd, Jason Sudekis, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones, Janeane Garofalo, Lake Bell and Nick Offerman, among others. The show won the 2008 Webby Award for Best Comedy Series.
Wain made the leap to directing feature films in 2001.
His popular Web series, Wainy Days, debuted in 2007 on My Damn Channel. The first four seasons of the show were released on DVD in 2012.
In addition to his work with The State and Stella and as a director, Wain has guest starred on a number of comedy series including Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Reno 911! and The Daily Show, where he worked as a correspondent in 1996. He has also guest-written and guest-directed several TV series, including Party Down and Children’s Hospital on Adult Swim.
In 2018 Wain directed A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a feature film biography of National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney, starring Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson and Joel McHale.
David Wain co-wrote and directed the Netflix sequel Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, which premiered in 2017. As of 2023, David Wain’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.