David William Thomas CM (born May 20, 1949) is a Canadian actor, comedian and television writer. He is best known for being one half of the duo Bob and Doug McKenzie with Rick Moranis.
- Actor, comedian, television writer
- McMaster University (B.A., English literature)
Some people know Dave Thomas from the sketch show "SCTV" that launched John Candy, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy and Rick Moranis. Some people know Dave Thomas from the TV show "Arrested Development" or the movie "Rat Race." Some people know Dave Thomas from the nineties ABC sitcom "Grace Under Fire".
Dave Thomas Dave Thomas is a founding partner and President of Animax Entertainment, an animation company based in Van Nuys with an office in Toronto. Animax does a lot of work for Disney and won a broadband animation Emmy for "Off Mikes" (ESPN) in 2006.
- May 20, 1949
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David William Thomas was born May 20, 1949, in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is the eldest son of Moreen Duff (Muir), a Scottish-born church organist for thirty years, and composer of church music, and John E. Thomas (1926–1996), a Welsh-born medical ethicist, head of the Philosophy Department at McMaster University, and the author of several books. His younger brother Ian is a Canadian singer-songwriter. The family moved to Durham, North Carolina, where his father attended Duke University and earned a PhD in Philosophy. Thomas attended George Watts and Moorehead elementary schools. The family moved back to Dundas, Ontario, in 1961, where Thomas attended Dundas District high school, and later graduated with an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Starting his career as a copywriter at ad agency McCann Erickson in 1974, he became the head writer of the Coca-Cola account in Canada within a year. After watching a Second City stage show in Toronto, and while suffering from self-described "boredom" in his advertising work, he auditioned for the Second City troupe and was chosen as a performer. He was a cast member of the Toronto production of Godspell, along with Victor Garber, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, and Andrea Martin. Paul Shaffer was the musical director. He first achieved fame as a cast member of the Canadian TV comedy series SCTV, joining Godspell castmates Levy, Martin and later Short, plus Rick Moranis, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Catherine O'Hara and others. Notable characters on the show include Doug McKenzie of beer-swilling brothers Bob and Doug McKenzie, editorialist Bill Needle, Scottish scone-chef/bluesman Angus Crock, motor-mouthed TV ad a...
David William Thomas CM (born May 20, 1949) is a Canadian comedian, actor and television writer. He is best known for being one half of the duo Bob and Doug McKenzie with Rick Moranis.
Oct 16, 2018 · The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (later simply Dave Thomas) was a sketch-based, half-hour, five-week summer replacement series, which aired on CBS in the summer of 1990. The show starred Canadian comedian Dave Thomas, who is best known for an earlier sketch comedy series, SCTV.
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Oct 16, 2018 · Harrison Thomas was born in Santa Monica, California. …. Harrison Thomas was born in Santa Monica, California. After testing out of high school at age 14 to pursue music, he attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, where he was classically trained in voice and guitar. He was getting offers from record labels and offers to go on tour.
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Strange Brew: Directed by Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas. With Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Max von Sydow, Paul Dooley. Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.
- Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
- Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max Von Sydow