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Dave Thomas

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"...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
38% Brother Bear
  • Tuke
$85.1M 2003
No Score Yet Fancy Dancing
  • Billy
2002
44% 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
33% 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
91% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird
  • Sam Sleaze
1985
No Score Yet My Man Adam
  • Jerry Swit
1985
73% Strange Brew
  • Screenwriter
1983
86% Stripes
  • Master of Ceremonies
1981
76% 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 Bones
2005
  • Screenwriter
  • Dick Scarn Andrew Jursic
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Chuck Gerusi
  • 2013
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2013
  • Trevor
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
  • Russell Norton
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1997
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • 1983

Quotes from Dave Thomas' Characters