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Dave Foley Biography

Birth Name:
David Scott Foley
Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Profession
Actor, comedian, writer

Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of high school at age 17 to pursue comedy
  • Worked as a stand-up comedian and a movie theater usher in Toronto before breaking into television
  • Attended an improvisational workshop at the Second City theater group, where he met Kevin McDonald, who asked him to join another comedy troupe; it later evolved into the Kids in the Hall
  • Has appeared in a number of music videos, including Odds' "Heterosexual Man," Hollerado's "Americanarama," Black Robot's "Cocaine" and Neva Dinova's "Yellow Datsun
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Awards

  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated

Relationships

  • Alina Chiara Foley -- Daughter
  • Tabatha Southey -- Ex-wife
  • Michael Foley -- Father
  • Mary Foley -- Mother
  • Basil Patrick Southey -- Son
  • Edmund "Ned" Southey -- Son