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Tom Green (III)



A noted purveyor of fin-de-siècle shock comedy, Canadian Tom Green aimed to transform his gross-out TV stardom into movie fame (or infamy) with his 2001 directorial debut, Freddy Got Fingered.

Raised in Ottawa, Green began to hone his comic skills as a teenager, pulling gags for the amusement of his friends. Along with doing stand-up while in college, Green released a rap album and created a hit radio show at the University of Ottawa. After graduation, Green managed to get the first incarnation of his signature TV series, The Tom Green Show, on local Ottawa television in 1994. A hit, The Tom Green Show landed on Canada's Comedy Network and officially hit the big time when MTV bought it and began airing it in the U.S. in 1999. During its two years on MTV, the show garnered high ratings due to Green's penchant for pushing the limits of taste with such gags as shagging a dead moose and delivering animal parts to his parents' house, and for involving innocent bystanders in his "confrontational comedy." Green even managed to top the episode featuring his trip home with Presidential paramour Monica Lewinsky when he transformed his spring 2000 battle with testicular cancer into the infamous "Cancer Special" for MTV.

During Green's MTV tenure, he moved to films with a small role in the Saturday Night Live-based comedy Superstar (1999). Green's antics as a nerdy college student, particularly placing a live mouse on his tongue, subsequently became one of the main draws of the raunchy teen hit Road Trip (2000). A cameo as Drew Barrymore's sad sack boyfriend Chad in the blockbuster Charlie's Angels (2000) paid off personally when Green and Barrymore became an offscreen item; after much hedging and a faux jilting at the altar on Saturday Night Live in November 2000, the two married quietly in 2001.

After The Tom Green Show ended, Green turned his attention to his first movie vehicle, co-writing, directing, and starring in Freddy Got Fingered. Avowedly intended to be the most disgusting film possible, Freddy featured such set pieces as Green swinging a baby by its umbilical cord, doing unmentionable things with horses, and many creative uses for meat. Although Green's cinematic escapades earned a few comparisons to 1970s performance art, Freddy Got Fingered was mostly blasted for its technical crudity and general witlessness, and died a swift death at the box office.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Total Frat Movie
  • Dean Kravitz
2016
40% Bling
  • Okra
2016
18% Monsters: Dark Continent
  • Director
2015
20% Swearnet: The Movie
  • Himself
2014
No Score Yet Legacy
  • Det. Stras
2014
No Score Yet Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Revenge of the Boarding School Dropouts
  • Kingsley
2009
No Score Yet Prankstar
  • Actor
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet Shred
  • Kingsley Brown
2008
60% Heckler
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale
  • Bill Swanson
2008
No Score Yet Revenge of the Boarding School Dropouts
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Comedy Gold: The Hilarious Story of Canadian Comedy
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Bob the Butler
  • Bob Tree
2005
No Score Yet Now That's Funny
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet The Tao of Skateboarding
  • Actor
2003
9% Stealing Harvard
  • Walter "Duff" Duffy
2002
11% Freddy Got Fingered
  • Gord
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2001
68% Charlie's Angels
  • Chad
2000
57% Road Trip
  • Barry
2000
32% Superstar
  • Dylan
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Funniest Wins
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Reality cast member
  • Appearing
  • Actor
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
67% Seed
2013
  • Dr. Meinertzhagen
26% Camp
2013
  • Kip Wampler
No Score Yet Deal With It
2013-2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Who Gets the Last Laugh?
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
No Score Yet Riot
2014
  • Appearing

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