Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

  • Highest Rated: 92% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)
  • Birthday: May 20, 1949
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • "...And Dave Thomas as the Beaver" was the voice-over billing given this Canadian entertainer on the 1970s TV series Second City Television. But while Thomas may have had the adolescent face and short stature of Jerry Mathers, his taste in comedy was as mature and as wickedly satirical as any of his Second City confreres. Among Thomas' dozens of comic characterizations during his Emmy-winning SCTV years, the best known and most popular were his dead-on impression of Bob Hope and his deadhead interpretation of donut-munching, bacon-ingesting, beer-swilling "typical" Canadian Doug McKenzie. Together with his onscreen "brother," Bob McKenzie (better known as Rick Moranis), Thomas starred in the goofy feature film Strange Brew (1982), the first and last film ever made in "Hose-a-rama" (the origin of this phrase and a rundown of the rest of the McKenzie brothers' catchphrases could be given here, but it's known what happens when humor is dissected and left to die). Dave Thomas' career hasn't quite reached the heights of such SCTV alumni as Moranis, Martin Short, and the late John Candy, but he's still plugging away, producing, directing, writing, and starring in uproarious cable TV specials; Thomas was cast in the regular role of Russell on the popular Brett Butler sitcom Grace Under Fire.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% Brother Bear 2 Tuke 2006
No Score Yet Intern Academy Dr. Omar Olson Director Screenwriter 2006
No Score Yet Comedy Gold: The Hilarious Story of Canadian Comedy Actor 2006
No Score Yet Love on the Side Red 2005
No Score Yet Who's Your Daddy Actor 2005
No Score Yet Santa's Slay Pastor Timmons 2004
No Score Yet Deluxe Combo Platter Red 2004
No Score Yet Intern Academy Director 2004
No Score Yet Beethoven's 5th Freddy 2003
37% Brother Bear Tuke $85.1M 2003
No Score Yet Fancy Dancing Billy 2002
43% Rat Race Harold Grisham $55.9M 2001
20% MVP: Most Valuable Primate Willy Drucker 2000
No Score Yet Ambushed Producer 1998
43% Pippi Longstocking Thunder-Karlsson 1997
No Score Yet Kidz in the Wood Actor 1996
No Score Yet Picture Perfect Ernie Barrett 1995
No Score Yet Cold Sweat Larry 1994
No Score Yet Bury Me in Niagara Director 1993
35% Coneheads The Highmaster 1993
No Score Yet Boris and Natasha Boris Badenov 1992
No Score Yet Lucky Luke Chief Prairie Dog 1991
No Score Yet The Rocket Boy The Rocket Boy 1989
No Score Yet The Experts Director 1989
No Score Yet Moving Gary Marcus 1988
No Score Yet Love at Stake Mayor Upton 1987
92% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird Sam Sleaze 1985
No Score Yet My Man Adam Jerry Swit 1985
74% Strange Brew Screenwriter Director 1983
86% Stripes Master of Ceremonies 1981
74% Caddyshack Screenwriter 1980
No Score Yet Just Me and You Actor 1978
No Score Yet Home to Stay Actor 1978
No Score Yet Roseland Ailhur 1977
No Score Yet Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Chauffeur 1973
No Score Yet Cold Sweat Actor 1970

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Fairly OddParents
2001
Director
  • 2019
  • 2018
90% Bones
2005-2017
Screenwriter Dick Scarn Andrew Jursic
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2015
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Chuck Gerusi
  • 2013
No Score Yet El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
2007-2008
Director
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
75% Arrested Development
2003
Trevor
  • 2005
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Chris
  • 2001
No Score Yet Caitlin's Way
2000-2008
  • 2000
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
Russell Norton
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest
  • 1983
No Score Yet SCTV
1976-1981
Performer
No Score Yet The Dave Thomas Comedy Show
1990
Host

QUOTES FROM Dave Thomas CHARACTERS

The Highmaster
Let it be written... are you writing this?
The Highmaster
Therefore, you will... NARFTLE THE GARTHOK!
Doug McKenzie
Gee Pam. You're so nice. Sorry I ralphed all over your sweater. If I didn't have puke breath, I'd kiss you!
Doug McKenzie
The power of the force has stopped you, you hosers.
Doug McKenzie
We hope you enjoyed the beer, oh, like I mean the movie, eh.
Doug McKenzie
It's a ten speed, a five speed times two. Besides there's no way we're wrecking this one. This is a BEER truck!
Rutt
Hey. My name's Rutt. This is my brother Tuke.
Tuke
How's it goin', bear?
Kenoia
Don't call me that.
Tuke
Sorry, uh... Mr. Bear?
Kenoia
No! I mean, I'm not a bear! I hate bears!