Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

Highest Rated: 92% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985)

Lowest Rated: 33% Moving (1988)

Birthday: May 20, 1949

Birthplace: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

A key figure in one of the most influential television comedies of the 20th century, Dave Thomas was the head writer and featured performer on "SCTV" (Global/CBC/NBC/Superchannel, 1976-1984) before enjoying a long and varied career as a writer, director, producer and actor in North American features and television shows. A gifted mimic, Thomas brought a distinctly acidic tone to his impersonations of Bob Hope, Richard Harris, G. Gordon Liddy and other famous and infamous characters on "SCTV," but his greatest contribution was undoubtedly Bob and Doug McKenzie, a pair of dense Canadians he created with co-star Rick Moranis. The characters were breakout stars on the show, and later enjoyed independent success with a hit record, as well as a cult feature, "Strange Brew" (1983). Thomas later divided his time between guest appearances on comedy specials, series regular work on "Grace Under Fire" (ABC, 1993-98), and directing and writing jobs on features "Spies Like Us" (1985) and "The Expendables." He later branched out into animation production with his own company, Animax, which provided content for major companies like Disney and ESPN. Still, it was his work on "SCTV" that made him an icon of Canadian comedy, and one of its primary architects in the halcyon 1970s and 1980s.

Highest rated movies

Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird
Strange Brew
Rat Race




No Score Yet 27% 7 Nights of Darkness Producer (Character) - 2011
50% 55% Brother Bear 2 Tuke (Voice) - 2006
No Score Yet 43% Santa's Slay Pastor Timmons (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 51% Intern Academy Dr. Omar Olson (Character),
- 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deluxe Combo Platter Red (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 65% The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour Director - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Beachcombers' Christmas Dave MacGonigal (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 31% Beethoven's 5th Freddy Kablinski (Character) - 2003
37% 65% Brother Bear Tuke (Voice) $85.3M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fancy Dancing Uncle Billy (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Beachcombers Unknown (Character) - 2002
45% 64% Rat Race Mr. Grisham (Character) $56.6M 2001
No Score Yet 70% Kidz in the Wood Ms. Felicia Duffy (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 72% Picture Perfect Ernie Barrett (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Derby Governor (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 38% Ghost Mom Director - 1993
35% 37% Coneheads Highmaster (Character) $20.2M 1993
No Score Yet 47% Cold Sweat Larry (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Enemy No. 2 Wynn Dalton / Dwayne Gary Steckler (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 31% Boris and Natasha Boris Badenov (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 29% The Experts Director $89.1K 1989
33% 64% Moving Gary Marcus (Character) $10.7M 1988
No Score Yet 35% Love at Stake Mayor Upton (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rocket Boy The Rocket Boy (Character) - 1987
92% 71% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird Sam Sleaze (Character) - 1985
76% 81% Strange Brew Doug McKenzie (Character),
- 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home to Stay Petrie (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rainbow Boys Unknown (Character) - 1973


No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bounty Hunters Jesco (Voice) 2013
90% 81% Bones Guest 2013
84% 84% How I Met Your Mother Chuck Gerussi (Guest Star) 2013
89% 79% The Legend of Korra Additional Voices (Guest Voice) 2012
70% 77% Weeds Dr. Bertner (Guest Star) 2006
85% 75% The Simpsons Rex Banner (Guest Voice) 1997 2006
74% 85% Arrested Development Trevor (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Toothless Loser (Guest Voice),
Wayne (Voice)
1998-2001 2003-2005
No Score Yet 74% The Fairly OddParents Writer 2003
No Score Yet 79% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
44% No Score Yet Mission Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 100% Grace Under Fire Unknown (Character) 1993-1998
No Score Yet 100% Parker Lewis Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1983