Actors, Actresses, comedians, performers, etc. who should have their own sitcom on television.
Norman Lear is a World War II veteran, actor, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms like All In The Family, Good Times, Sanford And Son, The Jeffersons, Maude, and many other sitcoms that defined and revolutionized American television. Norman Milton Lear was born in New Haven...
“ Networks, listen up. He has written a sitcom and has a proven track record. He is the father of modern sitcoms today. I can't believe they're passing up the opportunity to have a possible hit sitcom. He revolutionized the family sitcom and the genre. He should be in the Kennedy Center Honors. He's 90s years old and going strong. ” - Syl
“ I love watching her as Bennie on the George Lopez Show. She was such a scene stealer!!! ” - Syl
“ I love her in anything. It's no wonder that she doesn't have a show to call her own. Love her on Raising Hope! ” - Syl
Michael McDonald was born and raised in Fullerton, Orange County, California. He graduated from USC with a degree in Business and became a loan officer at a bank in Los Angeles. A friend took him to see a sketch comedy/improv show at L.A.'s famous Groundling Theater, and everything changed for him. McDonald quit his job as a banker...
“ I just loved him on Mad TV. Too bad, he doesn't have a sitcom. He's hysterical in his spoofs of Bob Barker, Dr. House, and does an excellent Simon Cowell impression. He makes me laugh just thinking about it. ” - Syl
“ I just don't get it. She's one of the funniest women on television or anywhere. Her spoofs of Whitney Houston, Oprah Winfrey, and others are unforgettably funny. ” - Syl
Nicole Sullivan grew up doing theatre in NYC, then went on to study theatre at Northwestern University. After moving to LA, her career started in 1995 when she got cast on "MADtv" (1995)_. Nicole then joined the cast of The King of Queens
for 5 seasons, playing opposite Jerry Stiller
. She became a regular...
“ Blonde funny and hysterical from Mad TV. I just don't get why she doesn't get a decent sitcom. She held her own against William Shatner in his last sitcom! ” - Syl
Holland Taylor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the third-born (and last) daughter of her mother, Virginia (Davis), a painter, and the only child of her father, C. Tracy Taylor, an attorney. She spent her teen years in nearby Allentown, PA, where Holland got the nickname, "Penny Taylor" because of her coppery hair color...
“ Funny on Two and Half Men is an understatement. She's a scene-stealer! Definitely worthy of being the star of her own show in the first place. ” - Syl
“ She's funny in any appearance! Too bad, Less Than Perfect didn't last too long. She deserves her own place for a change! ” - Syl
Will Sasso was born in Ladner, British Columbia (a suburb of Vancouver), to a family of Italian descent. He grew up respecting comedy of all styles, thanks in part to an unhealthy relationship with the family television that began when Will was around two or three. With his mind consequently bent, Sasso decided at an early age to become an actor...
“ I really wished they had better agents in the first place. He's funny and brilliant especially in his impersonation of Kenny Rogers. He can hold his own against heavyweights like Shatner too. ” - Syl
A Los Angeles native, Phil is a graduate of Harvard-Westlake School, Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of MADtv
and as Marvin in Pulp Fiction
. In addition to numerous appearances on stages across the country, in films and on TV...
“ Here's an actor who can do comedy and drama. ” - Syl
“ He's terrific in his sendups of Bobby Brown, Eddie Murphy, and others on Mad TV. ” - Syl
If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata...
“ I still think about him as Dick Solomon on Third Rock from the Sun. He can do it again in another character on another sitcom. He just needs to find the right one. ” - Syl
Jane Therese Curtin was born September 6th, 1947. Years later, a 27-year-old Jane Curtin auditioned for a comedy variety show. which turned out to be the the thing that would first expose her to fame, Saturday Night Live
. Jane won the audition against Mimi Kennedy
, a tough competitor. Also in the same year (1975), she married Patrick Lynch
“ One of SNL's original players. She's got that deadpan humor perfected. Loved her as Allie and Mary Albright in previous sitcoms. ” - Syl
Kathy Griffin was raised in the near-west Chicago suburbs, in an Irish-American family. She has three older brothers and an older sister. When her parents retired to California, Kathy moved west with them after graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School and began trying to break into show business...
“ She needs a sitcom. I loved her as Vicky in Suddenly Susan. I think they should have let Vicky and Susan be roommates like Laverne and Shirley in the first place. Anyway, I hope the show becomes available on DVD. I think it's time she came back to sitcoms. ” - Syl
A seemingly overnight success with his own TV series, "Titus", Christopher at age 35 struggled to reach that peak. His series is based on his life. His father was a womanizing beer guzzling salesman. Living with his father, he endured a series of stepmothers until, at age 12, he decided to run away from home...
“ His show, "Titus," was groundbreaking in the terms of "All in the Family." Even though it lasted only three seasons on Fox, I still miss it. He deserves his own sitcom again! ” - Syl
Harriet Sansom Harris
Born in Texas, Harriet Sansom Harris got involved in acting as a youngster. At seventeen, Harris was accepted at New York's famed Juilliard School. Upon graduation, Harris joined The Acting Company, a repertory group formed by the first alumni of John Houseman's Drama Division of The Juilliard School...
Veteran actress Christine Estabrook has built an impressive portfolio of roles in film, television, and theater. Born and raised in East Aurora, near Buffalo, New York, Estabrook was one of five children raised by a single mother. She worked her way through school at various jobs, including a stint at the very first Fisher-Price toy factory making toys by hand...
John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he was often tormented for his height...
His mother is a homemaker and his step-father works in a technological laboratory. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts. After graduation, he spent seven years touring in regional theatre. French, by the way, is his real name. It's a family name that's been used for generations. He's French number four.
“ She is just naturally & should be given a chance to shine in her own sitcom! ” - Syl
Stephnie Weir was raised in Texas and attended Odessa Junior College studying theater and broadcasting. Following that she went on to attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, were she studied anthropology and women's studies. As she expanded on her creative talents in Chicago, Ms. Weir performed at the Second City's Main Stage...
Actor, Writer, and Violinist, Mary Scheer is a character actor who started at the Groundlings Theater where she performed for 5 years with Will Ferrell, Wendy MCclendon-Covey, Michael Hitchcock, Tim Bagley, Lisa Kudrow and many others. Many Guest Star roles, most recently Life in Pieces and 2 Broke Girls...
Megan is an only child born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Martha, was a model, and her father, Carter Mullally Jr.
, was a contract player for Paramount. Megan first entered Northwestern University intending to study acting, but switched to English literature. However, she still ended up starring in several campus musicals...
“ Same since her show got canceled! She's still fabulously funny and should have her own show. ” - Syl
Despite her role as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show
, Kathy Kinney's first memorable television role is generally considered to be the regularly appearing Ms. Goddard, the town librarian on Newhart
. Over the years, she has worked hard as a character actress making appearances on several television series including...
“ She's hysterical onscreen whether she's Mimi or anybody else. She deserved a sitcom of her own. Her performance as Mimi should have gotten her an Emmy nomination. ” - Syl
Jennifer Coolidge is a versatile character actress and experimental comedienne, best known for playing Stifler's mom in American Pie
. She was born on August 28, 1961, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to Gretchen (Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge, a plastics manufacturer. Young Coolidge was dreaming of becoming a singer...
“ I was hoping her gig on "2 Broke Girls" would become permanent. Too bad, because she was fantastic as Sophie. ” - Syl
“ She was always a standout on Reno 911. ” - Syl
Ronald Joseph Livingston was born on June 5, 1967 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Linda (Rinas), a Lutheran pastor, and Kurt Livingston, an aerospace engineer. His younger brother, John Livingston
, is also an actor, his sister, Jennifer Livingston, is a TV news personality at CBS/WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin...
“ Funny in anything! ” - Syl
Shelley Lee Long was born at 7:15 am on Tuesday, August 23, 1949 in Indian Village, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, the only child of Ivadine (Williams), a schoolteacher, and Leland Long, a teacher who had previously worked in the rubber industry. Shelley attended school at Kekionga Junior High for grades 6-9 and at South Side High School for grades 10-12...
“ Long overdue for her own hit sitcom! ” - Syl
Cheri Oteri was born on 19th September 1962, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, graduating from Archbishop Prendergast High School, then moved to Los Angeles when she was 25, where she worked in Promotions for A&M records for 4 years, and joined up with the Groundlings...
“ Funny on SNL! It's time that she got her due. ” - Syl
Christopher Lee Kattan was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to model Hajni Joslyn and actor Kip King
. Chris moved to Mt. Baldy when he turned five, and resided there until the age of fifteen, when he moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington for high school. After he graduated from high school...
“ Would love to see to him in his own sitcom. ” - Syl
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell
, Jr., a musician. His parents were both originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine...
“ Just would love to see him back on television in a family sitcom. ” - Syl
Daniel Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia, to Kathryn (Wendt), a former travel agent at Brennco and president of the American Society of Travel Agents, and Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, a vice president of business development. He is of Lithuanian and Irish descent on his father's side...
“ Love him on SNL! ” - Syl
Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before settling in Rochester...
Laura Innes was born August 16, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan. She was introduced to professional theater by her father, who often took the family to the Stratford Festival of Canada in Stratford, Ontario. With the support of her father, she attended Northwestern University and earned a degree in theater...
“ She really can do both comedy and drama and should be given a chance. ” - Syl
Cynthia Stevenson was born in Oakland, California, to Al Stevenson, an upholstery warehouse owner and Gayle Stevenson née Boniface, an editor. She moved north with her mother and brother, Gregory, to Bellevue, Washington and then to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she spent most of her childhood...
Two-time Emmy (R) Award-winning actress Michelle Stafford stars in the #1-rated The Young and the Restless
, viewed by more than 20 million people every day in some 20 countries worldwide. Michelle joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" in 1994 and has since developed her role of "Phyllis" into one of the most popular and vivacious characters on daytime to date...
“ Has a sitcom online! She's beautiful, smart, & funny! ” - Syl
"Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein
Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12...
Shohreh Aghdashloo was born Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. In the 1970s at age 20, she achieved nationwide stardom in her homeland of Iran, starring in some prominent pictures such as The Report
directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami
, which won critics awards at the Moscow Film Festival...
“ Beautiful, smart, talented, and funny! ” - Syl
“ He's too talented to be discarded! ” - Syl
Judy Greer was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, as Judith Therese Evans. She is the daughter of Mollie Ann (née Greer), a hospital administrator and former nun, and Richard Evans, a mechanical engineer. She has German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry. After training for nearly ten years in classical Russian ballet...
Amy Pietz born March 6, 1969 is an American actress, known for her roles on television. She received Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for her role as Annie Spadaro in the NBC sitcom Caroline in the City (1995-1999). She later had starring roles in the short-lived sitcoms Cursed (NBC...
“ Beautiful & funny too! ” - Syl
“ One of the best things about The Office. ” - Syl
Kate was born in New Jersey and spent most of her school years in Pennsylvania. As a kid she focused on playing outside in the woods and playing classical piano. In college she majored in art, focusing on painting and making puppets. She received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College. After a small stint watering banana and pineapple plants in Hawaii...
Meagen Fay was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, studied classical theatre abroad, and served her apprenticeship in the theatre in Dublin, Ireland. After garnering rave revues for her work in The Dublin Theatre Festival production of "Lysistrata", Meagen returned to the US and became a part of Chicago's burgeoning 'Off Loop' Theatre scene of the late 1970's and early 80's...
Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually realize through hard work and ample talent...
“ A Steppenwolf veteran actress; a Tony winner; and a class act as an actress. As Molly's mother-in-law on "Mike and Molly," she redefined the role and made us want more of her in every episode. She should have garnered Emmys on her mantel for that role. She would make the perfect star of a sitcom. ” - Syl
Margo Martindale was born July 18, 1951 in Jacksonville, Texas, to Margaret (Pruitt) and William Everett Martindale, a lumber company owner and dog handler. She is the youngest of three children, and the only daughter. Margo attended Lon Marris College, and later transferred to University of Michigan at Ann Arbor...
“ Too bad, "The Millers" didn't last. She was the best on that show and should be in a sitcom again. ” - Syl
“ An Oscar nominee in a possible Norman Lear sitcom "Guess Who Died?," in a reading. Too bad, the major networks aren't interested in anybody over 25 years old. June was remarkable in "Nebraska." ” - Syl
At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her explosive debut in Peter Jackson
's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures
, achieving worldwide acclaim and a Best Actress prize for her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet
) spirals dangerously out of control...
“ Is it any wonder why "Two and Half Men" was different than most sitcoms? Perhaps because Melanie humanized a troubled educated wealthy young woman named Rose who stalked Charlie. It would be sad if it wasn't funny. ” - Syl
Laurie Metcalf was born June 16, 1955 in Carbondale, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Libby (Mars), a librarian, and James Metcalf, a budget director. She was raised in Edwardsville, Illinois. Laurie attended Illinois State University, where she obtained her bachelor of arts in theater in 1977...
“ Since her show ended too, she and Rondi Reed should do a sitcom together. They could play sisters. ” - Syl
Debra Jo Rupp
Debra Jo Rupp always wanted to be an actress, but her parents were firmly opposed to the idea. They sent her to the University of Rochester at least in part because it offered no theater classes. But the school added a Drama department in Rupp's freshman year, and after graduation, she moved to New York to begin her acting career...
“ The mom from that seventies show of course. ” - Syl
“ She should have her own sitcom. ” - Syl
“ I never understood why the Brits never gave her a sitcom. Never say never. ” - Syl
“ Just loved him as Red on that Seventies Show. ” - Syl
Rachel Dratch grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Drama and Psychology, she moved out to Chicago, where she studied with Del Close
at Improvolympic. She was on the house team, "Victim's Family", with Adam McKay
. Rachel went on to tour with the Second City Touring Company and eventually advanced to the Second City Mainstage...
Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William, before moving to the east coast of Scotland in 1969...