Robert Scott Adsit (born November 26, 1965) is an American actor, writer, voice actor, and improvisational comedian. Born in Northbrook, Illinois, Adsit joined the mainstage cast of Chicago’s The Second City in 1994 after attending Columbia College Chicago. He appeared in several Jeff award-winning revues, including Paradigm Lost for which he won The Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Comedy.
From 2005–2008, he co-directed, co-wrote and co-produced the Adult Swim stop-motion animation program Moral Orel with Dino Stamatopoulos and Jay Johnston. He also voiced several characters and was nominated for an Annie Award for his work as Clay Puppington, Orel’s father. After the success of Moral Orel, Adsit and Stamatopoulos worked together again on their stop-motion animation series Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole. Adult Swim ordered ten episodes for its first season, which began airing June 27, 2010.
Adsit is known for his role as Pete Hornberger, the well-meaning but frequently terrified executive producer, on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, which won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2008. In 2014, Adsit voiced the robot Baymax in the Disney animated film Big Hero 6.
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