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Nick Kanellis was born and raised in Iowa City, IA, and went to school at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. He can currently be seen improvising with The Friday Night Sh*w (New York magazine's ‘Critic's Pick’) and Trike (Time Out New York's ‘Critic's Pick’) at the Magnet Theater. Kanellis was also named one of Time Out New York's ‘Three to Watch.’ Kanellis works as a performer and teaching artist with the Story Pirates, which The Daily Show's Jon Stewart calls "crazy entertaining," and as a motion capture actor for Launch, where he dons a spandex suit covered in reflective balls to do the movements for animated characters. He can be seen playing Gary in the film Virgin Alexander and has made appearances on Comedy Central's Onion SportsDome, SiriusXM Radio's Absolutely Mindy!, and as the professional wrestler King of Hearts on MTV’s “Truth” add campaign.