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Colin Mochrie
Birth name Colin Andrew Mochrie
Born November 30, 1957 (1957-11-30) (age 50)
Flag of Scotland Kilmarnock, Scotland
Spouse(s) Debra McGrath (1954—)
Official site http://www.colinmochrie.com/
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Biography

Born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, he moved with his family to Canada in 1964. Mochrie graduated as a Valedictorian from Killarney Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1975. He is an alumnus of Toronto's famous Second City comedy troupe, where he co-wrote and starred in three productions as well as directed three seasons of their national touring company. For the town in Virginia, USA, see Kilmarnock, Virginia. ... This article is about the country. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (the Australia/New Zealand equivalent being dux, although some Australian universities use the American term) of an educational institution. ... Killarney Secondary Killarney Secondary School is a public secondary school in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Second City redirects here. ...


After nine years as a regular on the British Channel 4 hit improvisation series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, he appeared in every episode of the American version hosted by Drew Carey on ABC. He was frequently mocked by his co-stars on the show for being Canadian and for his receding hairline. At the same time, he starred in the Canadian comedy series Blackfly and Supertown Challenge. More recently he appeared in This Hour Has 22 Minutes on CBC TV from 2001 through 2003, on The WB Television Network series Drew Carey's Green Screen Show in 2004, and starred in Getting Along Famously in 2006. This article is about the British television station. ... Whose Line Is It Anyway? (sometimes abbreviated to Whose Line? or WLIIA?) is a short-form improvisational comedy show. ... Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedian, actor, and game show host. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... Blackfly was a Canadian sitcom which ran on the Global Television Network for two seasons. ... Supertown Challenge was a Canadian comedy series, which aired from 1998 to 2000 on The Comedy Network. ... This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, or sometimes as The Frog (referring to the networks former mascot, the animated character Michigan J. Frog), is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... Drew Careys Green Screen Show is an improvisational comedy television series that aired in the fall of 2004 on The WB Television Network, and the fall of 2005 on Comedy Central. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Getting Along Famously is a Canadian sitcom pilot, which aired January 10, 2005 on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Mochrie was a guest star of The Drew Carey Show for three episodes: She's Gotta Have It (1999), Drew Live (1999), and Drew Live II (2000). He also appeared on Nickelodeon's Figure It Out as a celebrity guest panellist. He eventually ended up being slimed as an aspect of the show. He had a one-liner in the episode of Goosebumps titled Bad Hare Day. The Drew Carey Show was a long-running American sitcom (set in Cleveland, Ohio) that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004 and was known for its everyman characters and themes. ... The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 2000 in television involved some significant events. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... Billy the Answer Head. ... A one-liner is a joke that is delivered in a single line. ... Goosebumps is a joint Canadian/American childrens television series that aired on YTV in Canada, and on FOX Kids in the United States from 1995 to 1998. ... Bad Hare Day is a 1996 goosebumps novel by childrens writer R.L. Stine. ...


Among his best known impressions are Peter Graves, Colonel Klink and CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge. He is also known for his 'impression' of Craig T. Nelson. However, this is a joke, as he uses his own voice while calling himself 'Craig T. Nelson'. Peter Graves (born March 18, 1926[1][2]) is an American film and television actor. ... Hogans Heroes was an American television situation comedy that ran from September 17, 1965 to July 4, 1971 on the CBS network for 168 episodes. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... “Anchorman” redirects here. ... Peter Mansbridge Peter Mansbridge (born July 6, 1948) is a Canadian journalist and anchor of The National, CBC Televisions flagship nightly newscast. ... Craig T. Nelson (born Craig Richard Nelson on April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington) is an American actor. ...


Mochrie also played a minor role in the movie The Tuxedo (2002). He starred as the curator of a museum, which Jackie Chan's character frequently visited to see a female employee. At the end of the movie, Mochrie's character was tazed. The Tuxedo is a motion picture released in 2002 directed by Kevin Donovan and starring Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Debi Mazar. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... An electroshock gun (sometimes referred to as a stun gun or taser), is a weapon used for subduing a person by administering a deliberate electric shock. ...


In 2003, Mochrie along with Leslie Nielsen, Wayne Gretzky, and Roy Halladay, appeared in print and television advertising to get people to visit Toronto again after the SARS outbreak that struck the city. Leslie William Nielsen OC (born February 11, 1926) is a Canadian born American comedian and actor. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Harry Leroy Roy Halladay III (born May 14, 1977 in Denver, Colorado), nicknamed Doc, is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher. ... SARS redirects here. ...


In May 2004, he hosted a tongue-in-cheek guide to surviving animal attacks on Animal Planet known as Wild Survival Guide. He has done a commercial supporting Habitat For Humanity. He appears briefly in a commercial for Buckley's Cough Syrup, and he was featured in a commercial for New York Fries, manning a steamroller. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as the superhero Overly Sensitive Man. Animal Planet, launched in 1996, is a cable and satellite television network co-owned by Discovery Communications, Inc. ... Official Habitat for Humanity logo Habitat for Humanity is an international, Christian, non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to building quality, low-cost, affordable housing. ... New York Fries is a popular Canadian fast food restaurant that serves french fries as its main menu item. ... This article is about the construction vehicle. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ...


By 2004 Mochrie was appearing in so many media spots that a new Canadian television series, Corner Gas, made light of it by having him do a cameo appearance in the tenth episode. The gag had Mochrie appear shortly after the character of Brent mentioned that Colin Mochrie has a cameo in nearly everything. In March 2005, a Nabisco advertising campaign starred Mochrie as the "Snack Fairy", in which he wears a ballet tutu (though over ordinary slacks and a shirt). At the end of each commercial, he declares "Snack happy!" and waves his scepter with a smile. Corner Gas is Canadian situation comedy which has aired on CTV and The Comedy Network since 2004. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Nabisco logo Nabisco is an American manufacturer of cookies and snacks, including brands such as Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons, Mallomars, Oreos, Premium Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Triscuits, Wheat Thins, and Chicken in a Biskit. ... Performers wearing Tutus. ...


Mochrie was a guest on the series Distinguished Artists. Teamed up with Brad Sherwood, he tours the United States and Canada performing classic improv games from Whose Line. He also sometimes is found touring with other Whose Line alumni in the Improv Allstar shows. Mochrie has also made two small guest appearances on The Red Green Show as Frank Kepke, an expert on all kinds of hot dogs and wieners. Lorne Frohman interviewing Director David Cronenberg Distinguished Artists is a Canadian interview television series, with no particular focus within the arts and entertainment industry. ... Brad Sherwood. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Red Green Show is a television comedy that aired on CBC Television in Canada and on PBS in the United States from 1991 until the series finale 7 April 2006 on CBC. Reruns currently air on CBC Television, CBC Country Canada, The Comedy Network, and various PBS stations. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


Along with Rosie O'Donnell, Mochrie hosts a video introduction to a tour of the bakery in the Pacific Wharf area of Disney's California Adventure. In the video, he helps explain how sourdough bread is made. On December 25, 2005, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation premièred the TV movie The Magical Gathering. Mochrie starred in this and his son Luke co-starred as Mochrie's character at a younger age. In February 2007, he made a guest appearance as a priest in the seventh episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie, a Canadian television comedy series. Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... Disneys California Adventure is a theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ... Sourdough is a symbiotic culture of lactobacilli and yeasts used to leaven bread. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... Little Mosque on the Prairie is a Canadian sitcom on CBC Television. ...


On March 28, 2007, Colin and fellow Whose Line is it Anyway? actor Brad Sherwood hosted part of the Press Correspondents' Dinner with the President. In that event, Brad and Colin featured Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove rapping. Rove's only line was "MC Rove". On August 29, 2007, Colin was announced to host the Canadian version of FOX's hit game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, titled Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader?. The first of five episodes aired on October 25, 2007. Colin would then become the fourth person of the Whose Line? cast to become a game show host, after Wayne Brady (host of Don't Forget the Lyrics), Greg Proops (host of "Space Cadets" and Comedy Central's Versus) and Drew Carey (host of The Price Is Right). is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Brad Sherwood. ... // The White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) is an organization of journalists who cover the President of the United States. ... Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush until the end of August 2007. ... Rap redirects here. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is a television game show format based on asking grade-school level questions to adults. ... Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader? is a Canadian TV show set to premier on Global, hosted by Colin Mochrie. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Wayne Alphonso[1] Brady (born June 2, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, singer and television personality, best known for his role on the ABC television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his daytime talk show, The Wayne Brady Show. ... Dont Forget the Lyrics! is a singing game show that premiered on FOX on July 11, 2007, hosted by comedian and former Whose Line is it Anyway? panelist Wayne Brady. ... Gregory Everett Proops (born October 3, 1959) is an American actor and stand-up comedian, and works largely in Europe as a comic and improviser. ... Space Cadets was a short-lived comedy panel game broadcast on Channel 4 in 1997. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedian, actor, and game show host. ... The Price Is Rights US 36th season logo. ...


The image of Mochrie's face is used extensively in Animutation, a style of Flash animation. Neil Cicierega, the father of Animutation, would place Colin in almost every Animutation he made, making the inclusion of him in Animutation somewhat of a running gag. Mochrie is aware of his status among Animutation artists and fans, having been quoted, "It was very odd when I first saw the animutations. Obviously the animators are more than a little crazy, but I am very proud of my standing in the animutation arena and hope that some day I can make millions off of it." [1] A screenshot from Hyakugojyuuichi!!, an early example of Animutation Animutation or fanimutation is a form of web-based computer animation, typically created in Adobe Flash and characterized by unpredictable montages of pop-culture images set to music, often in a foreign (to the intended viewers) language. ... // == Macromedia Flash == ==]] Using Macromedia Flash 8 (bundled in Studio 8) in Windows XP. Maintainer: Adobe Systems (formerly Macromedia) Latest release: 8 / September 30th, 2005 OS: Windows (no native Windows XP Professional x64 Edition support), Mac OS X, Linux (i386 only, via wine [1]) Use: Multimedia Content Creator License: Proprietary Website... Neil Cicierega performs live as Lemon Demon with bassist Alora Lanzillotta, guitarist Charles Chooch Sergio, and drummer Professor iPod (on top of the keyboard) Neil Stephen Cicierega (born August 23, 1986), also known under the aliases Trapezoid and Lemon Demon, is an Internet personality and artist. ... The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ...


Awards

Mochrie has been nominated for 5 Canadian Comedy Awards, and has won 2. He has also won a Gemini Award and a Writers Guild of Canada award for This Hour Has 22 Minutes.[2] The Canadian Comedy Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating notable Canadian comedians for achievements in live, TV and film comedy over the previous year. ... The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony in Canada. ... The Writers Guild of Canada represents more than 1,800 professional writers working in film, television, radio, and multimedia production in Canada. ... This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. ...


Personal life

In 1989, Mochrie married Debra McGrath. They both voiced characters in the children's television series Seven Little Monsters (2000–03). They have a son, Luke (b. 1990).[3] Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Debra McGrath (born 5 July 1954) is a Canadian television actor. ... Seven Little Monsters is a kids television program about how seven monsters are a family. ...


He became close friends with fellow improv comedian Ryan Stiles after meeting him at Second City. [4] It is said, in the Second City 40th Anniversary Retrospective, that at one point, Stiles made Colin's wife (Deb McGrath) laugh so much, that she peed her pants. [5] Ryan Lee Stiles (born April 22, 1959) is an Emmy-nominated American actor and comedian, whose work is often associated with improvisational comedy. ... Second City redirects here. ...


Notes

  1. ^ http://www.colinmochrie.com/AskColinArchives.html
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0595110/awards
  3. ^ http://www.corporateartists.com/comedy_colin_mochrie.html
  4. ^ Shown in the documentary First Family of Comedy
  5. ^ Patinkin, Sheldon, and Robert Klein. The Second City: Backstage At the World's Greatest Comedy Theater. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Inc., 2000. 99-107.

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