Is Paul Rudd in Band of Brothers?

Cameron Frew
Paul Rudd and Eion Bailey in Band of BrothersMarvel Studios/HBO

Band of Brothers, the HBO series featuring an all-star cast, is currently one of the most popular shows on Netflix. However, is Paul Rudd among the cast members?

The Emmy-winning mini-series is based on the true story of “Easy” Company, part of a US military paratrooper division, in the European theater of World War II. It follows their heroic efforts across their wartime journey, all the way from training in Georgia to Japan’s capitulation and the end of the conflict.

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One of the most attention-grabbing aspects of the show in hindsight is its cast: it boasts an ensemble that’d likely be impossible to gather today, including Damian Lewis, Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, David Schwimmer, and more.

However, viewers have a question about the cast: is Paul Rudd in it? Here’s what we know.

Is Paul Rudd in Band of Brothers?

Eion Bailey as Webster in Band of BrothersHBO

No, Paul Rudd isn’t in Band of Brothers, nor has he ever had any connection to the series – but there’s a reason people are asking.

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Eion Bailey stars as Private First Class David Kenyon Webster, becoming a prominent character in the back half of the series. Throughout his career, but particularly stemming from his role as Jim in From, people have compared him to Paul Rudd.

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For example, a couple of years ago, one user tweeted: “Couldn’t remember where I had seen this actor on SVU so I googled ‘actor looks like Paul Rudd’ and turns out it was Eion Bailey who was on Band of Brothers.”

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“For a while I thought the guy who played Webster in Band of Brothers was Paul Rudd,” another wrote. “Started watching FROM, and it’s very much my shit. Bonus points for Primark Paul Rudd from Band of Brothers being in it,” a third posted. “Thanks to this thread I have learned that Paul Rudd was NOT actually in Band of Brothers. I’ve been living a lie for so long,” a fourth wrote.

“For some reason I just had a ‘Wait a minute was Paul Rudd in Band of Brothers?’ moment so I looked up the cast. While it wasn’t him there was a dude who looks a lot like him named Eion Bailey. But the surprising names I saw were Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy,” a fifth wrote.

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About The Author

Cameron is Deputy TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He's an action movie aficionado, '80s obsessive, Oscars enthusiast, and a staunch Scot. He earned a First-Class Honours Degree in Multimedia Journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University, accredited by the NCTJ and BJTC. He began his career at UNILAD, starting as a Junior Journalist and becoming Entertainment Editor prior to joining Dexerto. You can contact him at cameron.frew@dexerto.com.