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Ryan Stiles


It's not surprising that Ryan Stiles would feel comfortable doing a comedic turn in the role of Lewis, one of Drew Carey's ever-present friends in the new comedy The Drew Carey Show (1995). After all, the first job Stiles ever had was that of a stand-up comedian. Although he was a good student, Stiles admits that "being a high-school senior gave ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
(1998-2007)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
(2013-2017)
Astro Boy
Astro Boy Mr. Moustachio / Burning Robot
(2009)
Hot Shots!
Hot Shots! 'Mailman' Farnham
(1991)

Filmography

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 2017 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (TV Series)
- Chip Esten (2017)
 2012 Are You There, Chelsea? (TV Series)
Jerry
- Fired (2012) ... Jerry
 2012 Treasure Buddies (Video)
Slither (voice)
 2011 Spooky Buddies (Video)
Hoot (voice)
 2011 Working Class (TV Series)
Dr. Edwin Gould DDS
- Dental Claims (2011) ... Dr. Edwin Gould DDS
 2009 Bless This Mess (TV Movie)
Paul
 2009 Memory Lanes (TV Movie)
Ryan Murray
 2008 Reno 911! (TV Series)
Sergeant Clift
- Undercover Acting Coach (2008) ... Sergeant Clift
 2006/I The Extra (Short)
Clyde
 2003 The Devil Made Me Do It (Short)
The Devil
 2003 Nobody Knows Anything!
Harold (uncredited)
 2002 Rugrats (TV Series)
Ralph
- Bow Wow Wedding Vows (2002) ... Ralph (voice)
 2001 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Abraham Lincoln
- Dutch Treat (2001) ... Abraham Lincoln (uncredited)
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Professor Spyro Lepton / Von Madman
- Eye of the Tempest (2000) ... Professor Spyro Lepton / Von Madman (voice)
 2000 The Cartoon Cartoon Show (TV Series)
Vivian
- Foe Paws (2000) ... Vivian
 1999 Norm (TV Series)
- Gambling Man (1999) ... (uncredited)
 1997 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Acolyte Monk #2
- Desperate Times (1997) ... Acolyte Monk #2
 1994 Weird Science (TV Series)
Dale Griffin
- Unplugged (1994) ... Dale Griffin
 1993-1994 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
CIA Agent Kinkaid / Mac / Dave
- Acting Alone (1994) ... CIA Agent Kinkaid
- Pros and Cons (1993) ... Mac
- Thirty Day Chip (1993) ... Dave
 1993-1994 Mad About You (TV Series)
Boss / Video Vogue Manager
- The Tape (1994) ... Boss
 1994 L.A.X. 2194 (TV Movie)
 1991-1992 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Weather Guy / Clerk / Man
- Jerry's Journey (1992) ... Weather Guy
- Teens from a Mall (1991) ... Clerk (uncredited)
- Citizen Kube (1991) ... Man (uncredited)
 1992 Say What? (TV Movie)
Actor
 1991 Life As We Know It! (TV Movie)
 1991 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Bobo the Clown
- Party Politics (1991) ... Bobo the Clown
 1990 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Kenny Tuchman / Bob #2
- Chester Gets a Show (1990) ... Kenny Tuchman / Bob #2
 1989 Andrea Martin... Together Again (TV Movie)
Bill
 1988 110 Lombard (TV Movie)
 1986 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Maker
- O.D. Feelin' (1986) ... Maker (uncredited)
 1985 Rainbow War (Short)
 1985 The Beachcombers (TV Series)
Leo aka Tall Suit
- Halibut Stu (1985) ... Leo aka Tall Suit
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Other Works:

TV commercials (UK) for KFC (1997(?)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I can't sprinkle sprinkles on. I lose control when I have sprinkles. I'm shaky. I still remember the great sprinkle accident of 1982. See more »

Trivia:

Early on, fans of Whose Line erroneously believed Ryan was a Type 1 diabetic because during the Helping Hands sketches, he almost always spit out the sweet foods and drink, especially if it contained alcohol. He simply didn't like the taste of what was on the table because by that point in the taping, the food was beginning to go bad under the stage lighting. He had to set the record straight, ... See more »

Trademark:

Nearly always dresses in a button-down shirt and tailored trousers See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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