Actor, scriptwriter, and improvisational comic Jason Mantzoukas was born circa December 18, 1972, in Nahant, Massachusetts. While a player with The Upright Citizens Brigade, he established himself on the New York comedy scene. He has since earned a recurring role as Rafi on the FX comedy The League. More recently, he has taken a recurring role on HBO's Enlightened. In 2012, he starred opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator.