15 of the funniest men on t.v. (british and american shows)
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. While tagging along with his older brother of 3 years...
“ One of my favorite actors in the world. How I met your mother would not be the same without him. ” - biggsy19
Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet T. (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother is of Polish descent and his father is of Italian and German ancestry (Steve's grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell")...
“ I was not going to inculde him in this list because he is famous for his films but the office is so brilliantly funny I had to include this comedy genius. ” - biggsy19
The middle child between two sisters, Zachary Levi was born as Zachary Levi Pugh, on September 29, 1980, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Susan (Hoctor) and Darrell Pugh. He uses his middle name as his stage surname, because his birth name, "Pugh", which is of Welsh origin, sounds too much like "Pew"; his other ancestry is English...
“ I could not begin to imagine what Chuck would be like if it had anyone but Zach palying the role of Chuck. ” - biggsy19
Josh Radnor was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Carol Radnor, a high school guidance counselor, and Alan Radnor, a medical malpractice lawyer. Radnor has two sisters, Melanie Radnor and Joanna Radnor Vilensky. He grew up in Bexley, Ohio, a small city nested inside Columbus. Radnor attended Orthodox Jewish day schools (including the Columbus Torah Academy) and was raised in Conservative Judaism...
“ Along with Jason and Neil he is brilliant in HIMYM. ” - biggsy19
“ Any american readers will not of heared of Dan Clark. He is the writer and star of BBC threes How not to live your life. He also does alot of stand up. ” - biggsy19
Multi-talented Jason Jordan Segel was born in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised by his parents, Jillian (Jordan), a homemaker, and Alvin Segel, a lawyer. His mother is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He was educated at St. Matthew's Parish School in Pacific Palisades...
“ One of the most under rated actors in the world in my opinon. He does not get the credit he deserves for his role as marshal in How I met your mother. ” - biggsy19
Christopher "Chris" O'Dowd born 9 October 1979 is an Irish actor and comedian best known for his role as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O'Dowd created and is starring in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy. He had a recurring role on the drama series Girls and starred in the television series Family Tree...
“ Chris O'Dowd now does alot of movies but I will always think of him for his role as Roy in The IT Crowd. ” - biggsy19
“ He is brilliant in chuck I could see him moving on to low budget comedy films next like Without a paddle. ” - biggsy19
“ Josh Schwartz said he wanted Adam to play to role of cassey as soon as he thought of the show and it shows he is perfect for the role. ” - biggsy19
Matt LeBlanc was born on 25 July 1967 in Newton, Massachussetts. His mother, Patricia, is of Italian origin, and worked as an office manager, and his father, Paul LeBlanc, who was from a French-Canadian family, was a mechanic. After graduating from high school, he spent some time as a photo model in Florida before moving to New York where he took drama classes...
“ He would be higher in this list if he had not gone and done that awful spin off of friends. His role as Joey has to be one of the most memorable in T.V. history. ” - biggsy19
Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real-estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...
“ I loved Home Improvment and I loved Tim Alllen in it. He has gone on to bigger and better things since then. I just cant imagine any one else as Tim Taylor. ” - biggsy19
“ He is not in alot of Chuck episodes but when he pops up you are always going to laught. ” - biggsy19
Peter Kay has achieved national popularity since he first won the North West Comedian of the Year in 1996. He's since won four British Comedy Awards (including writer of the year), four Royal Television Society Awards, the coveted Rose D'Or at the International Television Festival at Montreux, a prestigious BAFTA/LA Award for his 2009 television special Britain's Got The Pop Factor...
“ He wrote the award winning comedy Phoenix Nights and he also won a bafta for his role as Brian Potter. ” - biggsy19
Colin Lewes Hanks is an American actor. He was born in Sacramento, California, to actors Samantha Lewes
and Tom Hanks
. Colin is best-known for his work as "Jack Bailey" in the series, The Good Guys
and as "Alex Whitman" in Roswell
. Hanks' best-known film role may be in the teen movie...
“ Not many people in the U.K. will of heared of The Good Guys but I would recomend it to anyone. ” - biggsy19
Wayne Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia and lived in Orlando, Florida. At 16, Brady had already decided on a career in the military. Little did he know that a chance performance in a high school play would garner him not only rave reviews but also permanently alter his long-range plans. Soon, he was heavily involved in the central Florida theater community...
“ Most famous for his stand up but he is very good as barneys brother in HIMYM. ” - biggsy19