Jim Rash is a popular actor who is known for his role as Dean Craig Pelton on the NBC sitcom Community.

In 2012, he was even nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Rash is also a producer and director of the 2013 movie The Way Way Back.

Jim Rash's Story: Coming Out As Gay

The Downhill co-director came out as gay on National Coming Out Day on October 12, 2018. On the occasion, he uploaded his picture on Instagram, accompanied by a long caption that described his coming out story six years ago.

Jim Rash shared his coming out story in his Instagram post.

Jim Rash shared his coming out story in his Instagram post. (Photo: Jim Rash's Instagram)

In the caption, he hinted that the pictures, which were taken six years back, are from the moment of his life when he "started being more honest, freer, and happier." That explains that he accepted himself as gay six years before the post, i.e., in the year 2012.

He further shared that he felt it the right time to share his story with everyone and didn't regret "not coming out earlier."

For the past six years, I’ve been true, open and vulnerable. And, more importantly, I’ve been me.

Moreover, Rash takes pride in being who he is and accepts that it has given him more freedom than ever. He is also in favor of LGBTQ+ rights and is a regular attendee of the LA Pride Parade.

Speaking of his relationship status, the 49-year-old actor is allegedly single presently — with no wife or spouse and not married yet. He is also very private about his personal life which keeps his love life undisclosed.

He Was Adopted When He Was a Child

Rash was born on July 15, 1970, in Charlotte, NY. His biological parents are unknown since he was adopted as a child by an affable family along with his sister.

He lost his father, who adopted him, some years back. But he still has his mother by his side, with whom he spends good times.


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As for his education, the actor attended Lawrence School in New Jersey. Moreover, Rash stands tall at a height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Know Rash’s Net Worth

The Mike Tyson Mysteries actor has maintained a consistent presence in entertainment as an actor, producer, director, and screenplay writer. He has worked in a number of movies, with several accolades under his belt.

Therefore, his successful career has also helped him to gather a net worth of $8 million to date.