The Ed Helms speech at the University of Virginia shares some of the actor's background while also motivating a new class of college graduates. The comedian is best known for his role as Andy Bernard on the American version of 'The Office,' which aired on NBC. He also worked as a fake news correspondent on The Daily Show for five years (which is also mentioned in the Ed Helms speech). He also had a key role as Stuart Price in The Hangover trilogy.
In addition to a successful acting career in film and television, Helms belongs to a bluegrass band, 'The Lonesome Trio,' playing the banjo, guitar and piano. As showcased in 'The Office' and the Ed Helms speech, the musician is also gifted in the a capella singing style.