Nicholas John Frost (born 28 March 1972) is an English actor, comedian and screenwriter.
He is best known for his work with Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg in the role of Mike Watt in the comedy Spaced, Ed in Shaun of the Dead, Dave in The Boat That Rocked, as well as PC Danny Butterman in Hot Fuzz.
Frost was born in Dagenham in London. He worked as a waiter and appeared in corporate kangaroo promotional videos such as 'Chris Carter and The Coverplan Challenge', a Dixons Group sales video, before gaining fame as Tim's Army-obsessed best friend Mike in the British comedy Spaced, which was written by Pegg and Jessica Hynes and aired on Channel 4 for two series. Frost is a confirmed supporter of West Ham United F.C, as well as being a talented rugby player, formerly playing for Barking RFC.
Although Frost was not an actor before this (though he had appeared in Pegg's first major comedy series, Big Train, as an extra on several occasions), he created the character of Mike to amuse Pegg, his flatmate at the time. Pegg liked it so much that he wrote the character into Spaced. In 2001, Frost played a small role in a one-off episode of Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques. This was a specially