Hely attended the Roxbury Latin School and Harvard University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, Hely served two terms as president of the Harvard Lampoon.
He mostly known for his writing credits on several television shows. Including American Dad, Veep, 30 Rock, and The Office. In 2008, he launches an autobiography book with Vali Chandrasekaran called The Ridiculous Race.
- Hely makes a cameo appearance in season 9 Finale.