RyeGPT: People of Note is a new series highlighting individuals who have a connection to the City of Rye. In the series we ask OpenAI’s ChatGPT to prepare a biography and explain the individual’s connection to Rye.
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Today, meet Nick Kroll: an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer, he is the son of billionaire businessman Jules Kroll. He grew up in Rye. See our 2022 story Comedian Nick Kroll on Resurrection Church.
Nick Kroll, born on June 5, 1978, in Rye, New York, is a renowned American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the youngest child of Lynn and Jules Kroll, with his father being a billionaire businessman who founded the corporate investigations and risk consulting firm Kroll Inc. Growing up in a Conservative Jewish family, Kroll attended the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester and later Rye Country Day School, highlighting his strong connection to Rye, New York.
Kroll’s early career involved writing for Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show” and MTV’s “Human Giant.” He gained popularity through his stand-up comedy and performances at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. In 2011, Comedy Central aired his stand-up special “Thank You Very Cool.”
A significant achievement in Kroll’s career was co-creating, writing, and starring in “Big Mouth,” an animated television show on Netflix, launched in 2017. The series, which depicts the experiences of 7th graders during puberty, features characters based on Kroll and his childhood best friend, Andrew Goldberg. Kroll voices multiple characters in the show, demonstrating his versatility and talent.
The Kroll family resided at 12 Parsonage Point Place in Rye, a luxurious five-bedroom, eight-bath home. In 2011, this property was sold to Oliver Kern Stanton and Elizabeth Spingarn Stanton for $19.75 million. This residence in Rye reflects the affluent background and upbringing that has played a significant role in shaping Nick Kroll’s life and career.
(VIDEO, below: Nick Kroll: Why are we Mean to our Moms?)