- Worked as a copywriter for an advertising agency after graduating from college.
- Appeared in a Toronto production of Godspell with Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Gilda Radner and Martin Short, among others.
- Auditioned successfully for the Second City comedy group in Toronto.
- Appeared on SCTV, a Canadian TV skit show starring the comedy troupe; NBC picked it up as a late-night offering in 1981.
- Has done TV (including the ABC series Grace Under Fire); voice-overs for animation; and movies, including Strange Brew, a film featuring the McKenzie Brothers characters he created with Rick Moranis.
- Cofounder of Animax Entertainment, a digital studio specializing in animation.
- Was awarded an honorary doctorate by McMaster University in 2009.
- 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Short-format Animated Program: Nominee
- 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
- 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
- 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
- Ian Thomas — Brother
- Moreen Thomas — Mother
- Harrison Thomas — Son
- Pamela Thomas — Ex-wife
- John Thomas — Father
- Kim Thomas — Wife
- Emily — Daughter
- Johnathon Thomas — Son
- McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (BA in English Literature, 1972)
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