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Harland Williams

Highest Rated:   85% Wag the Dog (1997)
Lowest Rated:   9% My Life in Ruins (2009)
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Birthplace:   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
An unpredictable comic whose talents as an artist and writer of children's books frequently goes unnoticed in favor of such antics as appearing on the Late Show With David Letterman in peanut butter-covered boots, Harland Williams set the tone for his cinematic career as a urine-chugging state trooper in the Farrelly brothers' sophomoric smash Dumb and Dumber (1994).Born in Toronto, Ontario, the artistically inclined Williams aimed to refine his passion for drawing and painting at Canada's prestigious Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Childlike curiosity combined with his love of art drove Williams to create a series of popular children's books in which a similarly curious young dinosaur named Lickety Split embarks on a series of amazing adventures and learns important life lessons in the process. Finding a creative outlet in poetry and painting while working as a forest ranger for five years after dropping out of Sheridan College, Williams set his goals to leave the forest as a standup comic and actor, soon moving to L.A. to pursue his newfound calling.After his memorable debut in Dumb and Dumber, Williams appeared briefly in the television series Simon before attempting a starring vehicle with Disney's Rocketman in 1997. Trashed by critics and largely ignored by audiences, Rocketman may not have launched Williams' career into the stratosphere, but it did result in a number of memorably comedic roles in such popular comedies as Half-Baked (1998) and There's Something About Mary (1998). The new millennium also proved to be a busy year for Williams in both his career as a standup and an actor: serving as host of Comedy Central's Premium Blend, appearing in the Geena Davis Show, The Whole Nine Yards, and as an abrasive tyrant television star who learns the true value of love in Becoming Dick. In 2001, Williams appeared as the compound-fractured friend of a spastic Tom Green in Freddy Got Fingered. The following year found Williams as a gender-bending college student alongside co-stars Barry Watson and Michael Rosenbaum in Sorority Boys.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% Sausage Party
  • Ketchup/Drug Dealer/Baba Ganoush
$97.7M 2016
11% Back in the Day
  • Skunk
2014
No Score Yet Lloyd The Conqueror
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Spooky Buddies
  • Warwick
2011
No Score Yet Dahmer vs. Gacy
  • God
2010
9% My Life in Ruins
  • Big Al
$8.5M 2009
60% Heckler
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation
  • Derek
2008
No Score Yet Harland Williams: Child Wild
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2008
66% Meet the Robinsons
  • Carl
$97.7M 2007
20% The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning
  • Rosco P. Coltrane
2007
No Score Yet Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen
  • Albert
2007
No Score Yet Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen
  • Actor
2006
20% Employee of the Month
  • Russell
$28.4M 2006
No Score Yet Surf School
  • Rip
2006
No Score Yet Hot Tamale
  • Dep. Moseby
2006
No Score Yet Harland Williams: What a Treat
  • Actor
2006
64% Robots
  • Lug
$128.2M 2005
54% Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Policeman
$32.5M 2005
No Score Yet Lucky 13
  • Bleckman
2004
40% Kart Racer
  • Zee
2002
13% Sorority Boys
  • Doofer
$10.2M 2002
No Score Yet Back by Midnight
  • Sheriff Hubbard
2002
No Score Yet The Santa Claus Brothers
  • Daryl Claus
2001
11% Freddy Got Fingered
  • Darren
$13.8M 2001
No Score Yet Insane Clown Posse: Big Money Hustla$ - The Movie
  • Officer Harry Cox
2000
45% The Whole Nine Yards
  • Officer Steve
$57.3M 2000
32% Superstar
  • Slater
1999
77% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
  • Actor
1999
83% There's Something About Mary
  • Hitchhiker
1998
36% Dog Park
  • Callum
1998
29% Half Baked
  • Kenny Davis
1998
No Score Yet Mr. Headmistress
  • Tucker/Ms. Naomi Bascombe
1998
85% Wag the Dog
  • Pet Wrangler
1997
24% RocketMan
  • Fred Z. Randall
1997
12% Down Periscope
  • Sonar
1996
66% Dumb and Dumber
  • State Trooper
1994
No Score Yet Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face
  • Director
  • Screenwriter

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Skylanders Academy
2016
  • Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
2010-2011
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Tosh.0
2009
  • Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
  • Performer
  • 2007
  • 2004
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Performer
  • 2002

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