On the big screen, he most recently appeared with Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Robin Williams in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, for director Shawn Levy. Helms will next star in the comedy The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, scheduled for an August 2009 release.
Helms' previous film credits include Semi-Pro, Knocked Up, Meet Dave, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Walk Hard and Evan Almighty. Also a talented writer, he recently sold a comedy pitch with writing partner Jacob Fleischer to Warner Bros. through Steve Carell's Carousel Productions, about Civil War re-enactors.
In addition to appearances on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and FOX's Arrested Development, Helms may also be familiar to television audiences from his four-year stint as a Senior Correspondent on the Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, for which he also wrote.
Helms was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, and headed to New York City to pursue comedy shortly after attending Oberlin College in Ohio. He now resides in Los Angeles and plays a mean banjo.