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Encyclopedia > Ryan Stiles
Ryan Stiles
Birth name Ryan Lee Stiles
Born April 22, 1959 (1959-04-22) (age 48)
Flag of United States Seattle, Washington, United States
Spouse(s) Patricia McDonald (Married)
Notable roles Lewis Kiniski on The Drew Carey Show
Himself on Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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Biography

Early life and career

Stiles was born in Seattle, Washington, the youngest of five children. When he was ten, his Canadian-born parents moved the family to Richmond, British Columbia. At the age of seventeen, he dropped out of high school to pursue a career in comedy. He worked in his father's fish-processing plant to earn a living while doing stand-up in Vancouver-area nightclubs and performing improv with Vancouver TheatreSports League. In 1986, Stiles successfully auditioned for a berth at Toronto's renowned Second City comedy ensemble. By 1990, he had gained the attention of the producers of the British improvisational comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Stiles was a regular on the show until 1998, and the show's short production season allowed him to make numerous television and motion picture appearances in the United States as well. “Seattle” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... An audition is a sample performance by an actor, singer, musician, dancer or other performing artist. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The Second City Logo The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ...


Work with Drew Carey

In 1995, Stiles was tapped by American comic Drew Carey to be a regular on his sitcom, The Drew Carey Show. Stiles played Drew's smart but underachieving best friend, Lewis Kiniski. Stiles and Carey continued work on the comedy even as they brought Whose Line Is It Anyway? to American television, with Carey as the new host. Both men appeared weekly on the program and were its executive producers. Stiles did several impressions for the program, most notably Carol Channing and John Wayne. He passionately despises singing in the Hoedown segment of Whose Line, to the point that he often ad-libs various insults at the expense of hosts Clive Anderson or Drew Carey during the segment, or at the hoedown itself. In the Season 1 DVD special features, one gag reel shows Ryan singing: In the performing arts, casting is a vital pre-production process for selecting a cast (a meaning of the word recorded since 1631) of actors, dancers, singers, models and other talent for a live or recorded performance. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American actor and comedian recognizable by his crew cut and black-rimmed glasses. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... 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. ... An underachiever is a person and especially a student who fails to achieve his or her potential or does not do as well as expected. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Carol Channing, ca. ... John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) was an iconic, Academy Award-winning, American film actor. ... A hoedown is a type of American folk dance or square dance in duple meter, and also the musical form associated with it. ... Clive Anderson (born 10 December 1952) is a former practising barrister turned comedy writer and television presenter in the United Kingdom. ...


"Singing a song about vending machines.
Don't you know that it's really not my scene.
Try to think of something clever with a little twist.
If I do another hoedown, I'll slit my fucking wrist".


Also, during an episode that aired (aired as ep419 but filmed as ep411), he became totally lost for a verse, sitting down and telling Drew when his turn came that he was 'tapped out'. This resulted in Carey standing behind Ryan, and singing Stiles' part for him. In 2002, Stiles and Sean Masterson finished work on a screenplay, Live Bait, which is reportedly in production.[1] For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Notable roles

Stiles has appeared in the movies Hot Shots! and Hot Shots! Part Deux (playing different roles). He also appeared in the Academy Award-nominated short, "Rainbow War". On the TV screen, he has appeared as a guest star in several TV-series such as Mad About You, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, and Dharma & Greg. He currently has a recurring role on Two and a Half Men as Judith's (Marin Hinkle) fiance. He has also appeared in commercials for Slim Jim, Pizza Hut, Lotto 6-49, FedEx Kinko's, and Progressive Auto Insurance. Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof which starred Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Kevin Dunn, and Bill Irwin. ... Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy spoof film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots! Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the film again stars Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer, Ryan Stiles, Rowan Atkinson, and Jerry Haleva. ... The term role in the performing arts is usually taken to mean an actors interpretation of a fictional character written in a script that culminates in a unique performance of that character. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Rainbow War was an animated/live action short film created for Expo 86, the 1986 Worlds Fair in Vancouver, BC. Notable cast members include Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie of Whose Line is it Anyway fame. ... For other uses, see Television (disambiguation). ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Mad About You was an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999. ... Parker Lewis Cant Lose - original FOX advertisement Parker Lewis Cant Lose is an early 1990s comedy television series that was strongly influenced by the film Ferris Buellers Day Off. ... Dharma & Greg was an American television situation comedy broadcast between 1997 and 2002 on ABC. The premise of the show was a relationship between two characters regarded as cultural opposites. ... Two and a Half Men is an Emmy-nominated television sitcom centered around a freewheeling bachelor, Charlie, whose carefree lifestyle is interrupted when his newly separated brother, Alan, moves in, along with Alans son Jake. ... Marin Hinkle is an actress. ... Slim Jim is a brand of dry meat snack manufactured by ConAgra Foods, Inc. ... Pizza Hut logo used before 2001. ... Lotto 6/49 is one of Canadas national lottery games, along with Lotto Super 7. ... FedEx Kinkos storefront FedEx Kinkos is a chain of stores that provide printing, copying, and binding services. ... The Progressive Corporation NYSE: PGR is a U.S. auto insurance company headquartered in Mayfield Village, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. ...


In 2004, Stiles appeared on the pilot filming of Drew Carey's Green Screen Show but unfortunately his one filming was never aired during the run of the short-lived 12 episode series. In 2005, he appeared in the Conker: Live & Reloaded videogame's promotional mockumentary. 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. ... <> </>< /><>://.///.</> < />:://.///.< />< />> Conker: Live & Reloaded is a video game for Microsofts Xbox console, expected to be released on March 15, 2005 as a re-make of the Nintendo 64 game Conkers Bad Fur Day. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ...


He was photographed for life-size stand-ups displayed at Kinko's stores. His name tag said "Kenny", though, as that was the name he introduced himself as in his commercials with Kinko's. Kinkos is a store that provides professional printing, copying, and binding services. ...


Stiles also appeared in a television advert for KFC Fillet Tower burger and KFC Mega Bucket on British television in 1997. KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a fast food restaurant chain based in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ...


Personal life

In 1989, Stiles married Patricia McDonald, and they have three children (Sam, Mackenzie and Claire). When not working in Hollywood, he lives at his home in Washington state,[2] where he has opened the Upfront Theatre, a small theatre dedicated to live improv comedy.[3] Improvisational comedy (also called improv) is comedy that is performed with a little to no predetermination of subject matter and structure. ...


He is rumored to be a diabetic, although on the April 7, 2007 episode of Outlaw Radio, he laughed at and denied the rumor. Because of his large shoe size, Stiles reportedly has trouble finding shoes that fit him. He often gets custom-made shoes by George Esquivel.[citation needed] Jokes pertaining to Stiles' shoes on Whose Line Is It Anyway? are quite common. This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... George Esquivel has made footwear for such celebrities as Drew Carey, Seth Green, Kevin Costner, Ryan Stiles, Gwen Stefani, Richard Tyler, Robin Finck, and Jeremy Popoff. ...


In one episode of Whose Line, he accidentally broke the decorative neon light on Drew Carey's desk by slamming it with his head whilst doing an impression of Carol Channing whose head kept getting stuck to things, yet didn't break character. Afterwards as a joke, Drew asked how many fingers holding up (but changing the number constantly). Ryan responded by asking the same question and giving Drew the middle finger. [4]


Stiles once lived in a house previously owned by Liberace in Sherman Oaks, California, but sold the house several years ago. Liberace shows off his rings (circa 1980). ... Sherman Oaks is a district of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. ...


References

  1. ^ ABC WCHS-TV: Ryan Stiles
  2. ^ Ryan Stiles, back home again KING5 Evening Magazine, March 24, 2006
  3. ^ Upfront Theatre Improv mixes it up What's Up! Magazine, Bellingham, WA
  4. ^ Ryan Stiles smashing the neon light as seen at YouTube.com

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Ryan Stiles: Whose Line Is It Anyway? (209 words)
Stiles' ascent as a comic began early, doing stand-up routines at small comedy clubs near his home in Vancouver.
With his writing partner, Sean Masterson, Stiles has penned an original screenplay, "Live Bait." The script, purchased by Imagine Entertainment/Universal, is currently in development.
Stiles and his wife, Pat, were married in 1989 and have two children.
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