My Outstanding Lead Actors in Comedy

1990-2012
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1.
“ 2011-12: LOUIE (FX) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
2.
“ 2010-11: LOUIE (FX) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
3.
“ 2009-10: PARTY DOWN (Starz) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
4.
“ 2008-9: PARTY DOWN (Starz) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
5.
Alec Baldwin
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Baldwin is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin...
“ 2007-8: 30 ROCK (NBC) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
6.
Alec Baldwin
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Baldwin is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin...
“ 2006-7: 30 ROCK (NBC) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
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Ricky Gervais
Writer, The Office
Ricky Dene Gervais was born in a suburb of Reading, Berkshire, to Eva Sophia (House) and Lawrence Raymond Gervais, who was a hod carrier and labourer. His father was born in Ontario, Canada, of French-Canadian descent, and his mother was English. He was educated at Ashmead Comprehensive School and went on to study at University College, London, where he gained a degree in Philosophy...
“ 2005-6: EXTRAS (HBO) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
8.
Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development, as well as his role on Valerie. He was born in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...
“ 2004-5: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Fox) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
9.
Ricky Gervais
Writer, The Office
Ricky Dene Gervais was born in a suburb of Reading, Berkshire, to Eva Sophia (House) and Lawrence Raymond Gervais, who was a hod carrier and labourer. His father was born in Ontario, Canada, of French-Canadian descent, and his mother was English. He was educated at Ashmead Comprehensive School and went on to study at University College, London, where he gained a degree in Philosophy...
“ 2003-4: THE OFFICE (BBCA) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
10.
Bernie Mac
Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in Chicago in 1957. He grew up in Chicago, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, and the situations surrounding them would be what dominated his comedy...
“ 2002-3: THE BERNIE MAC SHOW (Fox) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
11.
Matthew Perry
Actor, Friends
Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to Suzanne Marie (Langford), a Canadian journalist, and John Bennett Perry, an American actor. His ancestry includes English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian. Perry was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where he became a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada...
“ 2001-2: FRIENDS (NBC) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
12.
Tom Cavanagh
Actor, Ed
Thomas Cavanagh was born on October 26th, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario, the second-oldest of five children. His close-knit family moved to Ghana, Africa when Tom was six. His father educated teachers there. The family moved back to Canada before Tom started high school (which he attended in southern Quebec)...
“ 2000-1: ED (NBC) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
13.
Jay Mohr
Jay Mohr, born in Verona, New Jersey, USA, wanted to be a comedian all of his life. He performed stand-up comedy at colleges, comedy clubs, and such television forums as An Evening at the Improv and Two Drink Minimum. He first gained national attention while a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where he became known for his impersonations of such people as Sean Penn and Christopher Walken.
“ 1999-2000: ACTION (Fox) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
14.
Peter Krause
Actor, Parenthood
Peter William Krause was born on August 12, 1965 in Alexandria, Minnesota. Both his parents were teachers, and he has a sister and brother. He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota. He graduated in 1987 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in English literature. In 1990...
“ 1998-9: SPORTS NIGHT (ABC) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
15.
“ 1997-8: THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW (HBO) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
16.
“ 1996-7: THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW (HBO) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
17.
“ 1995-6: THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW (HBO) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
18.
Kelsey Grammer
Actor, Cheers
A five-time Emmy Award winner, Kelsey Grammer was born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to Sally (Cranmer), a singer, and Frank Allen Grammer, Jr., a musician and restaurateur. He was raised in New Jersey and Florida. Grammer was drawn to the works of William Shakespeare and spent two years at the prestigious Juilliard School...
“ 1994-5: FRASIER (NBC) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
19.
Kelsey Grammer
Actor, Cheers
A five-time Emmy Award winner, Kelsey Grammer was born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to Sally (Cranmer), a singer, and Frank Allen Grammer, Jr., a musician and restaurateur. He was raised in New Jersey and Florida. Grammer was drawn to the works of William Shakespeare and spent two years at the prestigious Juilliard School...
“ 1993-4: FRASIER (NBC) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
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“ 1992-3: THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW (HBO) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
21.
Brian Benben
Actor, Dream On
Charming, compactly built, extremely affable American actor Brian Edward Benben was born on June 18, 1956 in Winchester, Virginia, to Gloria Patricia (Coffman) and Peter Michael Benben, Sr., a produce buyer. His paternal grandparents were Polish. Deciding on an acting career while quite young, he started things out at age 17 performing in off-off-Broadway shows in New York...
“ 1991-2: DREAM ON (HBO) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
22.
Brian Benben
Actor, Dream On
Charming, compactly built, extremely affable American actor Brian Edward Benben was born on June 18, 1956 in Winchester, Virginia, to Gloria Patricia (Coffman) and Peter Michael Benben, Sr., a produce buyer. His paternal grandparents were Polish. Deciding on an acting career while quite young, he started things out at age 17 performing in off-off-Broadway shows in New York...
“ 1990-1: DREAM ON (HBO) ” - foxandhisfriends
 
23.
“ 1989-1990: IT'S GARRY SHANDLING'S SHOW (Showtime) ” - foxandhisfriends