MADtv cast members (1995-2009)

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Nicole Sullivan
Actress, MADtv
Nicole Sullivan studied theatre at Northwestern University, and graduated on the Deans List. After moving to LA, her career started in 1995 when she beat out many hundreds of people for a starring role on the sketch comedy show, _"MADtv". The show became a big hit and Nicole was one of the breakout stars of the show...
 
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Debra Wilson
Actress, MADtv
 
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Bryan Callen
Actor, Warrior
Born in Manila, Philippines, Bryan Callen made his television debut as a series regular on MADtv and the HBO prison series Oz. He was recently seen as Kirstie Alley's wisecracking assistant on Showtime's comedy series Fat Actress. Callen has appeared on several television series including Sex and the City...
 
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Artie Lange
Arthur Steven Lange grew up a child of a middle class family in Union, New Jersey. At Union High School, Lange excelled in baseball, becoming an All County third baseman. Working long afternoons with his loving contractor father, Artie developed a comical view of social classes, and his place in life as a barrel-chested Italian boy...
 
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David Herman
Comedian David Herman was born on February 20, 1967, in New York, New York. He graduated from LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in 1985. He landed a role as one of the eight original cast members on Fox's late night sketch comedy show MADtv. After spending two full seasons on the show...
 
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Mary Scheer
Actress, iCarly
Actor, Writer, and Violinist, Mary Scheer is a character actor who started at the Groundlings Theater where she performed for 5 years with Will Farrell, 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...
 
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Alex Borstein
Actress, MADtv
 
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Will Sasso
Actor, MADtv
Will Sasso was born in Ladner, British Columbia (outside 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...
 
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Aries Spears
Actor, MADtv
Chicago native Aries Spears discovered his comedic abilities at the young age of 14, when he started doing his own comedy routine around his hometown. By the age of 17, he landed a part in the movie Home of Angels, starring Abe Vigoda, Sherman Hemsley and Joe Frazier. Spears' additional film credits include The Pest opposite John Leguizamo...
 
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Pat Kilbane
Actor, Evolution
Best known for his three-year run on Fox's MADtv, Pat Kilbane made his mark on the show with outrageous physical comedy and uncanny celebrity impressions. Among his more memorable characters were Stan the Java Man, the shady Spishak spokesman, and the floppy superhero "Rubberman. Kilbane's impressions are too numerous to list...
 
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Lisa Arch
The very funny, talented, and beautiful Lisa Kushell is best known for her role(s) in the third Season of the FOX Sketch comedy show MADtv. Lisa has also appeared in films such as Billboard Dad, "National Lampoon's Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women and Legally Blonde. She can also be seen on Oxygen's Pajama Party...
 
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Michael McDonald
Actor, MADtv
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...
 
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Mo Collins
Actress, MADtv
Mo Collins was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She attended Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, honing her improvisation and sketch-writing skills. After many theater productions, dozens of commercials and two films, including Jingle All the Way, she moved to LA. Within a year, she landed her big break on MADtv. Mo is currently (2010) living with her 15 year old son in Los Angeles.
 
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Andrew Bowen
Actor, Holidays
Born in Boston and raised in Vermont, Andrew Bowen's career began when - after seeing the movie Grease he announced to his parents that he "wanted to be like John Travolta when he grow up." With his parents full support, 6 month's later, he performed in his first play and after hearing his audience roar with laughter for the first time...
 
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Brooke Totman
Actress, MADtv
 
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Nelson Ascencio
Nelson Ascencio is an Actor/Writer best known for his time on MADtv, as well as appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Paul and most recently The Hunger Games franchise as Flavius. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and HB Studios. He then moved to Los Angeles where he got involved at the Groundlings Theatre. Since then he continues to write and produce his own material.
 
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Andrew Daly
Actor, Semi-Pro
Andy Daly was born in New York, raised in New Jersey and graduated from Ithaca College. He studied long form improvisation at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and performed in numerous shows there, including The Real Real World and "The Swarm". Daly also appeared at the 1999 Aspen Comedy Festival as one-half of the sketch duo "The Two Andys"...
 
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Stephnie Weir
Actress, MADtv
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...
 
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Christian Duguay
Producer, Ridiculousness
Christian Duguay was born in Stanford, California and grew up in Carefree, Arizona and Readfield, Maine. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Jazz Theory and Composition. Odd jobs included working for various whitewater rafting companies as a videographer and video editor on the Penobscot river in Northern Maine...
 
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Jeff Richards
Jeff Richards attended Las Lomas High School. One of his first jobs was at a Walnut Creek plumbing company. He left California to attend the University of North Carolina. After leaving the school, Richards traveled across the country as a stand-up comedian. Once he performed at a 13 year-olds birthday party for $50...
 
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Taran Killam
Taran Killam was born on April 1, 1982 in Culver City, California, USA as Taran Hourie Killam. He is an actor, known for Saturday Night Live, The Heat and 12 Years a Slave. He has been married to Cobie Smulders, since September 8, 2012. They have two children.
 
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Bobby Lee
Actor, MADtv
 
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Jill-Michele Melean
Actress, MADtv
Jill-Michele Meleán, "Jilly" was born and raised in Miami, Florida (aka Cuba). She declared at a young age that she wanted to be like Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Benny Hill. Jilly started in Theatre and toured with The Coconut Grove Playhouse (which is the Broadway of Miami). In 2000, she moved Los Angeles and needed to be on stage...
 
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Josh Meyers
Actor, Red Oaks
Josh Meyers is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. Josh was born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire and went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating, Josh moved to Amsterdam to be an actor at the famed "Boom Chicago Theater", which for twenty years has been a thriving European outpost for American improv comedy...
 
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Ike Barinholtz
Actor, MADtv
Isaac "Ike" Barinholtz, born February 18, 1977, is an American actor, comedian, voice actor and writer, best known for his role as a cast member on MADtv, from 2002-2007, and for his roles on The Mindy Project, and Eastbound & Down. He spent two years in Amsterdam with the famed comedy troupe...
 
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Simon Helberg
Simon Helberg was born and raised in Los Angeles but despite this, and the fact that his father is the actor Sandy Helberg and his mother the casting director Harriet B. Helberg, his main interest as a young boy was karate. In his teens, though, he discovered acting and went on to study at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he trained at the Atlantic Theater Company...
 
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Ron Pederson
Actor, MADtv
Ron Pederson is an award winning Canadian actor, Improviser, and producer, as well as a director. Ron was born in Edmonton Alberta Canada in 1978 and joined the vibrant Edmonton theatre scene at the age of eight. Ron studied acting at the Citadel Theatre School from 1987 until 1991 at which time he was discovered by renowned playwright Stewart Lemoine which forged a famous artistic relationship...
 
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Paul Vogt
Actor, MADtv
Paul Vogt landed Hollywood recognition as the breakout star of NBC's The Rerun Show when he portrayed Mrs. Garrett from "The Facts of Life". Since then, he has become a permanent cast member on MADtv (FOX's successful late-night sketch comedy show) and filmed two movies with Garry Marshall (Raising Helen (hysterical deleted scene now on DVD) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement)...
 
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Nicole Parker
Actress, MADtv
 
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Jordan Peele
Actor, Keanu
Jordan Peele attended the Computer School in I.S. 44 for Junior High School and went on to attend The Calhoun School for high school, graduating in 1997. He then went on to attend Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan has been dating comedian Chelsea Peretti since 2013.
 
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Keegan-Michael Key
Actor, MADtv
Keegan-Michael Key was born in Southfield, Michigan and raised in Detroit. He was adopted as a child by a black father and a white mother. In 1989, he graduated from Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Key attended the University of Detroit Mercy as an undergraduate and earned his Master of Fine Arts in Theater at Pennsylvania State University...
 
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Crista Flanagan
Actress, MADtv
Crista Flanagan was born on February 24, 1976 in the small town of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Flanagan went on to the University of Evansville in Indiana, where she received a Bachelors Degree in Theatre. She proved even greater when she received her Masters Degree from The University of California, Irvine sharpening her skills in many plays such as Oaklahoma...
 
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Frank Caeti
Actor, MADtv
Frank Caeti is an alumnus of the famed sketch comedy/improv theatre The Second City Chicago. He grew up in the Chicago suburb of Bloomingdale, but spent his formative years in Colorado. During his career at the Second City, he performed at the Flamingo Las Vegas, wrote and performed two original revues for the Second City etc....
 
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Nicole Randall Johnson
Actress, Role Models
Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona, Nicole Randall Johnson trained in the B.F.A. Acting/Directing program at University of Arizona in Tucson. Nicole later moved to Los Angeles where, after 3-years of sketch & improvisation training at the renowned Groundlings School & Theatre, she became a performer and writer for the Groundlings Sunday Company...
 
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Lisa Donovan
Lisa is one of the co-founders of Maker Studios where she plays an integral part in expanding the business and mentoring up-and-coming YouTube personalities who are part of the Maker Studios family. Lisa, known as LisaNova on YouTube, has one of the most successful YouTube channels of all time (210 million videos views...
 
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Lauren Pritchard
Actress, MADtv
Lauren started out as a ballet dancer from age 2-18. At age 14 she started doing improv and she has been improvising ever since with companies all over the world. She performs, teaches, and does corporate team building through improv with companies like Disney, Nestlé, Yahoo, Google, Sony..and more. She has been the Host of national meetings for Old Navy, Taco Bueno, Disney and more...