The Office," and he skyrocketed to fame as Stu in the "Hangover" trilogy. Think you know the multi-talented performer? Here are eight facts that might surprise you.
Georgia On My Mind
Edward Parker Helms was born on January 24, 1974, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Dunder Mifflin Connection
Ed attended the same high school as his "Office" co-star, Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone.
Helms had open heart surgery at the age of 14 due to a severe heart murmur.
He's With the Band
Ed plays the banjo, harmonica, and piano and his musical skills are often showcased in his on-screen roles. He's even a part of the bluegrass group, The Lonesome Trio, alongside his two college friends.
Moment of Zen
Ed's big break was as a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" from 2002 to 2006. Some of his most notable segments include "This Week in God" and "We Love Showbiz."
Behind The Camera
Ed directed two episodes of "The Office," "Welcome Party" and "Christmas Wishes."
'I Went to Cornell. Ever Heard Of It?'
Helms delivered the 2014 Convocation Speech at Cornell University, his "Office" character Andy Bernard's proud alma mater.
Chew On This
Ed's "Hangover" character Stu loses a tooth in the film, but there were no visual tricks necessary for the look. He's actually missing his. “I have an implant. An adult tooth never came in and when I was 16, they did a permanent implant," he told PEOPLE.