Dave Thomas

  • Birth Place: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • 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.

Awards

  • 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

Relationships

  • Ian Thomas — Brother
  • Moreen Thomas — Mother
  • Harrison Thomas — Son
  • Pamela Thomas — Ex-wife
  • John Thomas — Father
  • Kim Thomas — Wife
  • Emily — Daughter
  • Johnathon Thomas — Son

College

  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (BA in English Literature, 1972)
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