Wil Shriner

Wil Shriner

Highest Rated: 26% Hoot (2006)

Lowest Rated: 26% Hoot (2006)

Birthday: Dec 6, 1953

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A true Hollywood renaissance man, Wil Shriner worked steadily as stand-up comic, actor, host, writer and director in a career that spanned more then 20 years. The son of humorist Herb Shriner, he followed his actor brother Kin to Los Angeles, where taking a random stab at stand-up comedy introduced him to comedian-host David Letterman, who became one of Shriner's biggest supporters, inviting him on his late night talk show numerous times. Acting roles came in projects like the Francis Ford Coppola-directed "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986) and an episode of the Steven Spielberg-produced anthology "Amazing Stories" (NBC, 1985-87). For a time, he even hosted his own talk show, "The Wil Shriner Show" (syndicated, 1987-88), as well as the canine competition series "That's My Dog!" (syndicated, 1991-94). By the 2000s, Shriner had begun to branch out into directorial work on several sitcoms, including episodes of "Becker" (CBS, 1998-2004) and "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004). His biggest career milestone came with the feature film "Hoot" (2006), a family adventure based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen, written, co-produced and directed by Shriner. Shriner's diverse skill sets and personal drive allowed him to remain active as both an entertainer and filmmaker.




26% 54% Hoot Director,
$8.1M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperation Boulevard Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Checkmate Donald (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 47% Forest Warrior Jack Franklin (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% Magic Kid 2 Self - 1993
No Score Yet 50% Time Trackers Charles Arsenal (Character) - 1989


85% 86% Gilmore Girls Director 2006
0% No Score Yet Living With Fran Director 2005
33% No Score Yet Married to the Kellys Director 2003
95% 94% Frasier Director 2000-2003
No Score Yet 100% Becker Director 2001-2003
10% No Score Yet Raising Dad Director 2001-2002
No Score Yet 66% My Wife and Kids Director 2002
67% No Score Yet Norm Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Director 2001
No Score Yet 83% Everybody Loves Raymond Director 2000
8% No Score Yet Ladies Man Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1987