David Wain is the co-creator, executive producer, director and co-writer of the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (and the upcoming follow-up Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.) He also plays the swarthy Israeli counselor Yaron. 

He directed and co-wrote five feature films: Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust and most recently They Came Together starring Paul Rudd & Amy Poehler. His sixth feature, a biopic about National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney (A Futile and Stupid Gesture) is currently in production. 

On television, he served as executive producer, writer, director and occasional guest star of the Emmy award winning Childrens Hospital, Adult Swim’s hit series starring Rob Corddry, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler and Malin Akerman. Its seventh season and final season Adult Swim is currently nominated for four 2106 Emmy Awards. 

He also co-created and co-starred in two other TV series: The State on MTV and Stella on Comedy Central.

He has written, directed and/or acted in dozens of other movies and TV shows including Broad City, Bob’s Burgers, New Girl, Party Down, Drunk History, Younger and The Daily Show. He is a regular on the Comedy Central series Another Period

And in his free time, he creates, writes, directs and stars in Wainy Days, an ongoing web series chronicling his (slightly) fictionalized romantic adventures. 

Wain grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. At age 19, he was the drummer in the Rockin’ Knights of Summer, a band created for the purpose of touring summer camps. He then graduated from NYU film school, lived and worked in New York for 26 years, and currently lives in Los Angeles with his two sons.

(updated 7.19.16)