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Ryan Stiles



A master of improvisational comedy, tall, rangy, and rubber-faced, Ryan Stiles is best known for playing comic Drew Carey's best friend in the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show. Born in Seattle, Stiles entered the entertainment industry as a standup comedian in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was not the career his parents had hoped he would choose, but Stiles managed to make a living for a few years. In the mid-'80s, Stiles switched gears and joined the Second City comedy group in Toronto, renowned for its highly topical and fast-paced sketches. There, Stiles grew adept at improvising; in 1990, he transferred to the Los Angeles Second City troupe and, before long, the six-foot, five-inch redhead was working on television and in feature films. He made his film debut in Rainbow War (1986). Stiles' early television credits include guest-starring roles on Parker Lewis Can't Lose and Mad About You. Outside of The Drew Carey Show, he had his greatest success as a regular on the British improvisational series Whose Line Is It, Anyway?, which found an American audience on the Comedy Central cable network. During the show's run (1988-1993), it won four CableACE awards. The show was revised and updated, as a replacement series on ABC, in the summer of 1998. The show was hosted by Drew Carey.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Treasure Buddies
  • Slither
2012
25% Certifiably Jonathan
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Spooky Buddies
  • Actor
2011
49% Astro Boy (AstroBoy)
  • Mr. Moustachio/Burning Robot
2009
No Score Yet Sonicsgate
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Nobody Knows Anything
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bitter Jester
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Courting Courtney
  • Chad Gross
1998
59% Hot Shots! Part Deux
  • Rabinowitz
1993
83% Hot Shots!
  • `Mailman' Farnham
1991
No Score Yet Rainbow War
  • Actor
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Dad Herb Melnick Little Girl Herb T.C. Randall
19% Are You There, Chelsea?
2012
  • Jerry
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • Producer
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • Performer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Reno 911!
2003-2009
  • Actor

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