Robert Scott Adsit 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 provided the voice of 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 Dino Stamatopoulos started working together again on their stop-motion animation series Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, which Adult Swim has ordered for ten episodes for its first season, which began airing on June 27, 2010.
In 2006, he joined the cast of 30 Rock as Pete Hornberger, the well-meaning but frequently terrified executive producer of TGS with Tracy Jordan. The show won the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.