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Colin Mochrie

Biography

Comedian most widely known being a ensemble member for the strike improvisational comedy present Whose Line COULD IT BE Anyway? In 2012, he starred for the improv-based ABC series Trust Us together with your Lifestyle. He was dependent on making people have a good laugh after performing in his initial play, The Loss of life and Lifestyle of Sneaky Fitch, in senior high school. After graduating as course valedictorian, he went to the Studio room 58 theatre college in Vancouver for four years. He earned the Canadian Humor Prize for Canadian Humor Person of the entire year in 2013. He wedded Debra McGarth. They will have a daughter called Kinley who’s transgender. He and Ryan Stiles had been known because of their chemistry on Whose Range Is It In any case?

Quick Facts


Full Name Colin Mochrie
Date Of Birth November 30, 1957
Place Of Birth Kilmarnock, Scotland
Height 1.88 m
Profession Comedian
Education Studio 58, Killarney Secondary School
Nationality Canadian, British
Spouse Debra McGrath
Children Kinley Mochrie
Awards Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series, Canadian Comedy Award for Live / Best Male Improvisor, Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Writing in a Special or Episode, Canadian Comedy Award for Juried Categories / Dave Broadfoot Award, Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Performance by a Male - Television, Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Canadian Comedy Person of the Year
Nominations Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series, Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Male Performance in a Feature, Canadian Comedy Award for Juried Categories / Phil Hartman Award, Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Writing in a Feature, Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Writing in a Series
Movies Colin & Brad: Two Man Group, The Tuxedo, Surviving My Mother, After the Ball, Fir Crazy, Lucky Numbers, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, The January Man, Jane White Is Sick & Twisted, Degrassi Takes Manhattan, Please Kill Mr. Know It All, GravyTrain, Young Triffie, Beethoven's Treasure Tail, Totally Blonde, The Real Blonde, Rainbow War, Mulroney: The Opera, I Do & I Don't, The Puck Hogs, Inconceivable, Do It for Uncle Manny, Let's All Hate Toronto, Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, The Anniversary, Zoom, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, A Very Barry Christmas, Truth In Advertising, Young Triffie's Been Made Away With, Hello October, Burnt Toast: The Argument, Expecting, Business Ethics, The Train, Turnbuckle
TV Shows Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, Trust Us with Your Life, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, She's the Mayor, Are You Smarter than a Canadian 5th Grader?, Almost Heroes, George and Martha, Blackfly, Bob & Doug, Getting Along Famously, Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1 (1996-) Director of the touring company at Second City Toronto.
2 Is going to host _"Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader?" (2007)_. [2007]
3 Can be seen in a couple of Nabisco commercials, as the tutu-wearing Snack Fairy. [March 2005]
4 "Getting Along Famously" - CBC pilot, with wife Debra McGrath, airs January 10, 2005. [January 2005]
5 He and Brad Sherwood are currently on tour doing their improvisation show. [November 2004]
6 Best friends with Whose Line Is It Anyway co-star Ryan Stiles.
7 The "Hollywood Director" skit on the television show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998), in which Colin always plays the improv director of the other characters, is a reference to his real-life role of directing the touring company at Second City Toronto, which he's done since 1996.
8 Is the actor/comedian present on many "Mohegan Sun" casino commercials.
9 Has become an Internet meme as amateur flash animations called 'animutations' reference him often.
10 Uncle of Thomas Chambers and Munro Chambers.
11 Is frequently mocked by his co-stars on Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998) for his receding hairline, flamboyant shirts and Canadian heritage.
12 Has been used many times as a star of or for cameo appearances in many internet flash videos
13 Was appearing regularly on six different television shows at the same time.
14 Bears a striking resemblance to actor Tom Noonan.
15 Has a son, Luke Mochrie, with Debra McGrath.
16 Alumnus of Second City Toronto.
17 Graduated as valedictorian from Killarney Secondary School in Vancouver. [1975]


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island 2015 TV Short completed Narrator / Commentary (voice)
Maybe There's a Tree post-production Reggie Deuce
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2016 TV Series
Annedroids 2014-2016 TV Series Mr. Cooper
Hart of America 2016 TV Short
Night Cries 2015 The Hat
After the Ball 2015 Colin Frost
Business Ethics 2015 Short Higgins
The Stanley Dynamic 2014 TV Series Mailman
Space Janitors 2014 TV Series Wondor Kenway
Beethoven's Treasure Tail 2014 Video Dr. Kelp
The Anniversary 2014/I Carl
Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds 2014 TV Series Nacelle
Working the Engels 2014 TV Series Myas
Call Me Fitz 2013 TV Series Man In A Hot Dog Costume
Hardsell 2013 Short Ben
Fir Crazy 2013 TV Movie Gary Dixon
#7DaysLater 2013 TV Series Colin
Satisfaction 2013 TV Series Manager
Downton Abbey at 54 Below: Season 4, Episode 1 Sneak Peak 2013 Short Julian Fellowes (Himself)
The Ron James Show 2009-2013 TV Series Barry Crosby / Mr. Douglas
Off2Kali Comedy 2013 TV Series Colin Mochrie
The Train 2012 Short Gordon
Please Kill Mr. Know It All 2012 Talk Show Host
Wingin' It 2010-2012 TV Series Security Guard Bob / Security Guard
Little Mosque on the Prairie 2007-2012 TV Series Plastic Surgeon / Archdeacon Gladwin
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town 2012 TV Movie Judge Pepperleigh
Comedy Bar 2012 TV Series Lionel
Ron Sparks Celebrity Roast of Colin Mochrie 2011 Video Roast Victim
Ecstasy 2011/II Father Brian
Almost Heroes 2011 TV Series Boyd
Single White Spenny 2011 TV Series Dr. Brickman
She's the Mayor 2011 TV Series Scott Linford
Mulroney: The Opera 2011 Jean Chrétien
In a Family Way 2011 Video Oscar
Men with Brooms 2010 TV Series
Degrassi Takes Manhattan 2010 TV Movie Larry
Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town 2010 TV Mini-Series Veterinarian
Love Letters 2010 TV Movie Andy
GravyTrain 2010 Mayor Chester Chubbins
Hotbox 2009 TV Series
Puck Hogs 2009 Irv Mason
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 Mr. Pennington
Inconceivable 2008 Andy Stephenson
History Bites 2008 TV Series Special guest
I Do & I Don't 2007 The Bagpiper
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2005-2007 TV Series
Surviving My Mother 2007 Rick
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006 TV Series Overly Sensitive Man
Young Triffie's Been Made Away With 2006 Sgt. Bill O'Mara
Cathedral Pines 2006 Dr.. Brock Crosby
Getting Along Famously 2006 TV Series Kip Delaney
Just for Laughs 2005 TV Series Various
Burnt Toast 2005 TV Movie Dougald
A Very Barry Christmas 2005 TV Movie Santa Claus (voice)
Getting Along Famously 2005 TV Movie Kip Delaney
Burnt Toast: The Argument 2005 Short Husband
The Red Green Show 2004 TV Series Frank Kepke
Corner Gas 2004 TV Series Dave
Royal Canadian Air Farce 2002-2003 TV Series Queer Eye for the Al-Queda Guy
Cirque du Soleil: Solstrom 2003 TV Series
Turnbuckle 2003 Connor O'Connor
Seven Little Monsters 2000-2003 TV Series Two
This Hour Has 22 Minutes 2001-2002 TV Series Anthony St. George / Various
The Tuxedo 2002 Gallery Owner
Expecting 2002 Gary
Do It for Uncle Manny 2002 Maitre'd
Blackfly 2001-2002 TV Series Cpl. Entwhistle
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted 2002 Barney
The Industry 2002 TV Series Frank Roy
Truth in Advertising 2001 Short John Stevenson (as Collin Mochrie)
Totally Blonde 2001 Vulcan / Agent / Comic / ...
The Midnight Hour 2001 Fred Dennis (uncredited)
The Drew Carey Show 1999-2000 TV Series Eugene Eugene Anderson
Lucky Numbers 2000 Jack
The Outer Limits 2000 TV Series Dale La Rose
Road to Nowhere 1999 Tom Berman
Shelly Fisher 1999 TV Movie Mr. Niles
George and Martha 1999 TV Series Oscar / Bud Chuckles (voice)
Supertown Challenge 1998-1999 TV Series Dick Powell
Once a Thief 1998 TV Series O'Grady
Stories from My Childhood 1998 TV Series
The Real Blonde 1997 Renny
Goosebumps 1996 TV Series Heavy
Gotti 1996 TV Movie Sound Operator
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues 1995 TV Series Bus Driver
My Talk Show 1990 TV Series Guest Star
The World's Oldest Living Bridesmaid 1990 TV Movie Outdoor Bar Waiter (uncredited)
The Campbells 1990 TV Series Farmer
The January Man 1989 Pat
Rainbow War 1985 Short
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone 1983 Guard (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2005-2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Getting Along Famously TV Series creator - 6 episodes, 2006 writer - 3 episodes, 2006
Getting Along Famously 2005 TV Movie creator / story / teleplay
This Hour Has 22 Minutes: New Year's Eve Special 2003 TV Movie
This Hour Has 22 Minutes 2001-2002 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Expecting 2002 dialogue
Supertown Challenge 1998-1999 TV Series writer - 3 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Getting Along Famously 2006 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Getting Along Famously 2005 TV Movie executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Getting Along Famously 2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Getting Along Famously 2005 TV Movie performer: "Manitoba Hayride"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sem Saída 2019 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2004 Gemini Awards 2004 TV Special Diner Owner
Green Screen Show 2004 TV Series Himself
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
25 Years of Skinnamarink 2004 TV Movie Himself
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Comedic Genius: The Work of Bernard Slade 2003 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Bitter Jester 2003 Documentary Himself
The Seán Cullen Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Pyramid 2002 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2002 TV Series Himself
Cream of Comedy 2001 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Goods 2001 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Squares 2001 TV Series Himself
Improv All Stars 2001 TV Special Himself
Disney's California Adventure TV Special 2001 TV Special
The 2nd Annual Canadian Comedy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself (Pretty Funny Male, TV Show)
The 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself (Pretty Funny Male Improv)
'Twas the Night Before Christmas 2000 TV Special Himself
Improv Heaven & Hell 1999 TV Series Himself
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1991-1998 TV Series Himself
Figure It Out 1997 TV Series Himself / panelist (1999)
Show of Hearts 1967 TV Series Himself (1999)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Name Game 2015 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Player
Gaming Show (In My Parents Garage) 2015 TV Series Himself
Katie Chats 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
The 1st Annual Miami Web Fest Awards 2014 TV Movie Himself - Winner: Best Supporting Actor (The Casting Room)
Canada's Smartest Person 2014 TV Series Himself - Linguistic Judge
Home & Family 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Talk 2014 TV Series Himself
The 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards 2013 Video Himself
The Hour 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself
The Dr. Oz Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary
90210: 4ever 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Match Game 2012-2013 TV Series Guest Panelist / Panalist
The Casting Room 2012 TV Series Himself
Trust Us with Your Life 2012 TV Series Himself - performer / Himself - Performer
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Long Story Short: CBC Turns 75 2011 TV Special Himself
Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza 2011 TV Series Himself
Colin & Brad: Two Man Group 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Marilyn Denis Show 2011 TV Series Himself
The 11th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Canadian Comedy Person of the Year
Truth Mashup 2010 TV Series Himself
Making a Scene 2010 TV Movie Himself
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2005-2009 TV Series Himself - Host
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1998-2007 TV Series Himself
Second City's Next Comedy Legend 2007 TV Series Himself
Let's All Hate Toronto 2007 Documentary Himself
Second City: First Family of Comedy 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 6th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Nominee (Best TV Writing: Special or Episode - 'Getting Along Famously')
Comedy Gold 2005 TV Short documentary Himself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Distinguished Artists 2005 TV Series Himself
TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Magical Gathering 2004 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2000 TV Series Himself
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1991-1998 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence ACTRA Awards
2003 Canadian Comedy Award Canadian Comedy Awards Television - Pretty Funny Writing, Special or Episode This Hour Has 22 Minutes: New Year's Eve Special (2003) · Greg Thomey
· Mary Walsh
· Cathy Jones
· Mark Critch
· Mark Farrell
· Paul Mather
· Peter McBain
· Kevin White
2003 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992) · Cathy Jones
· Greg Thomey
· Mary Walsh
2002 B-Movie Award B-Movie Film Festival Best B-Movie Hollywood Appearance/Cameo Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)
2002 WGC Award Writers Guild of Canada This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992) · Cathy Jones
· Greg Thomey
· Mary Walsh
· Mark Farrell
· Kevin White
· Peter McBain
· Paul Mather
· Scott Feschuk
2001 Canadian Comedy Award Canadian Comedy Awards Television - Pretty Funny Male Performance Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 ACTRA Toronto Award ACTRA Awards Outstanding Performance - Male The Anniversary (2014)
2008 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series History Bites (1998) · Rick Green
· Bob Bainborough
· Paul Braunstein
· Rosa Laborde
· Peter Oldring
· Ron Pardo
· Janet van de Graaf
2005 Canadian Comedy Award Canadian Comedy Awards Television - Pretty Funny Writing - Special or Episode Getting Along Famously (2005)
2005 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series Getting Along Famously (2005)
2004 Canadian Comedy Award Canadian Comedy Awards Film - Pretty Funny Writing Expecting (2002) · Valerie Buhagiar
· Deborah Day
· Angela Gei
· Karen Hill
· Derwin Jordan
· Debra McGrath
· Tom Melissis
· Karl Pruner
· Barbara Radecki
· Cindy Stone
2004 Canadian Comedy Award Canadian Comedy Awards Film - Pretty Funny Performance - Male Expecting (2002)
2003 Canadian Comedy Award Canadian Comedy Awards Television - Pretty Funny Writing This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992) · Greg Thomey
· Mary Walsh
· Cathy Jones
· Luciano Casimiri
· Mark Critch
· Mark Farrell
· Paul Mather
· Peter McBain
· Kevin White


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#Quote
1 You know, in the 1970's, when I was in high school, I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band. Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.
2 When I'm on stage, it's a little world I've created where I'm sort of the thing, so I have total control over everything that happens. When we're improvising, I'm with someone I totally trust. I know things are going to work out. I don't have those guarantees in life. There are no consequences on stage.
3 There's many times this year I've sat back and thought, I'm making a living from making things up. It's the only skill I have so I've been really lucky.
4 There are so many things I'd like to change in the industry. Everything from the reliance of style over substance to their reluctance to hire me for big budget blockbusters, but the thing I would love most would be if they understood people don't have to be Hollywood beautiful to be sexy or interesting.
5 I think the challenge is going out in front of a paying audience with absolutely nothing and trying to entertain them for two hours. Thankfully, I only think about that right before we go on, and then once we're out there, everything's fine.
6 If Sting retires, will he change his name to Stung?
7 Give me liberty or give me a bran muffin!
8 We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out.
9 I am such a pessimist that every project has surpassed what I envisioned.
10 And if that isn't the truth, it would be a lie.
11 Many people think it's in bad taste to advertise for an insane asylum... but come on down. We're going crazy.
12 I'm handsome, no ands, buts or ifs.
13 I'm a traveling practical joker. That's my line of work.
14 I have many favorite artists... Van Gogh was one, but he didn't really sing a lot!
15 I do enjoy working with Ryan [Stiles] although he owes me money.
16 As a kid I watched television 24 hours a day and loved every minute of it. The two shows that always make me laugh and are therefore my favorites are The Dick Van Dyke Show and Fawlty Towers.
17 Well, it seems all the fish in the rivers are dying. Could this be an act of cod?
18 We want to be funny. We want to make people laugh... We'll do whatever it takes.
19 To be a dramatic writer takes hard work, talent, and discipline. And that's why I just make up crap.
20 This just in: Beverly Hills 90210, Cleveland Browns 3.
21 The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, these are just some of the people who threatened to sue if we used their songs.
22 Please call your second witness, and then call your mother, she worries.
23 My most important professional accomplishment to date is the ability to keep working with absolutely no skills whatsoever.
24 My god! It's a hamster with explosives taped around its waist!
25 Onstage I do all the stuff I'd never do in real life, like lashing out at people who make me mad or freaking out in a long bank lineup. Performing allows me to fulfill all the sicko fantasies I've ever had.
26 Nine out of ten Americans believe that out of ten people, one person will always disagree with the other nine!
27 We'll be back to our nature documentary, 'Baggy the Anorexic Elephant' in just a second.
28 The people who influenced me most were the people who said I would never make it. They gave me a thirst for revenge.

#Trademark
1 Receding hairline

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