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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 10 | unknown
Release Date:
5 August 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Improvisational comedy game show in which four players act out various comic games and sketches. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Perfection! See more (114 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 26)

Drew Carey ... Himself - Host / ... (199 episodes, 1998-2006)

Colin Mochrie ... Himself (198 episodes, 1998-2006)

Ryan Stiles ... Himself (198 episodes, 1998-2006)

Charles Esten ... Himself (196 episodes, 1999-2006)
Laura Hall ... Herself (194 episodes, 1998-2006)

Wayne Brady ... Himself (191 episodes, 1998-2006)
Linda Taylor ... Herself (91 episodes, 1999-2006)
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Series Directed by
Ron de Moraes (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
Arthur Forrest (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Writing credits
Ron West (196 episodes, 1999-2006)
Mark Leveson (10 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dan Patterson (10 episodes, 1998-1999)

Beth Armogida (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor (unknown episodes, 2001)
Jonathan Barry (unknown episodes)
Michael C. McCarthy (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Ryan Stiles .... executive producer (221 episodes, 1998-2006)
Carrie Havel .... coordinating producer (205 episodes, 1999-2006)
Ray Miller .... post-production associate producer (157 episodes, 2000-2006)
Drew Carey .... executive producer (18 episodes, 1998-2005)
Jimmy Mulville .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1998-2005)
Denise O'Donoghue .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1998-2005)
Dan Patterson .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1998-2005)
Mark Leveson .... producer (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tom Park .... producer (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ruth Phillips .... associate producer / co-producer (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Anne Hardy .... segment producer (7 episodes, 1998)
Jonathan Barry .... segment producer (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Danny Breen .... co-producer (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dan Cutforth .... co-producer (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Maureen Fitzpatrick .... co-producer (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Anne Marie Thorogood .... co-producer / producer (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

Daniel Hsu Accomando .... segment producer (unknown episodes, 1999-2001)
Jennifer Ehrman .... producer (unknown episodes)
Rabih Gholam .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Steve Kozak .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Eve McGorrill .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Lydia O'Neil .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Hal Spear .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Eric J. Wilker .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
James Griffith (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mark Matthews (8 episodes, 1998-1999)

Linda Taylor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ray Miller (216 episodes, 1998-2006)
Brent Carpenter (4 episodes, 1998)
Mykola Pawluk (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Casting by
Deedee Bradley (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Brian Dorfman (10 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mark Saks (3 episodes, 1998-1999)

Delia Frankel (unknown episodes)
Barbara Miller (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Bruce Ryan (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Art Direction by
Kristan Andrews (9 episodes, 1999)
Eric Larson (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julie Rhine (187 episodes, 1998-2006)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Hans-Wolf .... makeup artist (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Michael Johnston .... hair stylist / makeup artist (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Gianna Mirolla .... hair stylist / makeup artist (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kim Perrodin .... hair stylist / makeup artist (3 episodes, 1998)

Lori Benson .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Kathleen Crawford .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Billie Speer .... production manager (7 episodes, 1998)
Scott Hartle .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 1998)
Eric J. Wilker .... production manager (4 episodes, 1998-1999)

Brian Moraga .... production staff (unknown episodes, 1998-2001)
 
Series Art Department
Edwin McCormick .... head carpenter (55 episodes, 1998-2000)
Miles S. Richman .... lead painter (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kristan Andrews .... property master (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Alison Sideris .... prop assistant / property master / ... (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sherrie Lucas .... graphic artist / graphic designer (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
Rhachel Shaw .... prop assistant (4 episodes, 1998-1999)

Burk Sauls .... special props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Mike Manasa .... p.a. mixer (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Bob Tully .... utility sound (10 episodes, 1998-1999)
Steve Law .... utility sound (7 episodes, 1998)
Andrew McCartney .... audio assist (7 episodes, 1998)
Doug Nelson .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 1998)
Tim Berg .... audio assist (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Frans Koster .... utility sound (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Toby Foster .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ed Greene .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Pete San Filipo Sr. .... audio assist (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Rob Scott .... audio assist (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

Dicken Berglund .... m&e mixer / sound effects mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John O'Brien .... video controller / video operator (168 episodes, 1998-2004)
Easter Xua .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1998-2000)
Sam Drummy .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1998-2000)
Larry Heider .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1998-2000)
Bert Atkinson .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Dale .... gaffer (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kieran Healy .... lighting designer (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Brian Reason .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1998-2000)
Tom Cannon .... grip (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kevin M. Andersen .... electrician (7 episodes, 1998)
Jay Griffiths .... video operator / video controller (7 episodes, 1998)
Robert Schmidt .... grip (7 episodes, 1998)
Kim Killingsworth .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1998-1999)
Danny Webb .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1998)
Brad Zerbst .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1998-2000)
Bruce Solberg .... video tape operator (5 episodes, 1998)
Johnnie R. Gooch .... video tape operator (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Damian Salinas .... electrician (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Max Brehme .... grip (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Edwin McCormick .... grip (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Theodore Ashton .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Fred Quillen .... video tape operator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jeff Rifkin .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1998)

Earl Woody .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle M. Pershing .... wardrobe assistant (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dana Peterson .... wardrobe assistant (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jeffrey L. Wilcox .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Music Department
Derek Syverud .... music clearance (22 episodes, 2005)
Laura Hall .... composer: improvised music (10 episodes, 1998-1999)
James Griffith .... composer: theme music (3 episodes, 1998)
Mark Matthews .... composer: theme music (3 episodes, 1998)

Matt Kierscht .... music manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Keith Richmond .... stage manager (215 episodes, 1998-2006)
Brian Moraga .... production staff (212 episodes, 1998-2006)
Melanie Wistar .... creative consultant (37 episodes, 1999-2000)
Scott Macleod .... floor manager (36 episodes, 2000)
Gary Michael Clark .... lead production accountant (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Steven Blum .... associate director (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Alexia Gerardo .... craft service (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Victor Lopez .... board operator (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lionel Pasamonte .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jean Severson .... script coordinator / material coordinator (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kenneth Shapiro .... technical director (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Wes Thomas .... production staff (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Raoul Germain .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 1998)
Angela Stowers .... production staff (7 episodes, 1998)
Jesse Wolfe .... production staff (7 episodes, 1998)
Jon Hill .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1998)
Jim Corbin .... engineer in charge (5 episodes, 1998)
Melinda Cote .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ed Crasnick .... program consultant (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lou DiMaggio .... program consultant (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Rabih Gholam .... segment coordinator (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Carrie Havel .... material coordinator / assistant to producers (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dave Maxwell .... engineer in charge (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Randi Schlachter .... production staff (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jason Scott .... production staff (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
James Yarnell .... production staff (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lance Kinsey .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Michael C. McCarthy .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Arthur Rasco .... production staff (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jim Toten .... engineer in charge (2 episodes, 1998)

Caroline Martinez .... segment coordinator (unknown episodes, 1999-2001)
Amanda Lents .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2000)
Allison L. Staak .... production coordinator (unknown episodes, 2000)
Holly Ollis .... publicist (unknown episodes, 2002-2003)
Dan Didsbury .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Brian J. Howard .... board operator (unknown episodes)
Gary Juan .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Chris Marsall .... electronic graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Rob Renshaw .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Ross .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Crafty St. James .... script distribution coordinator (unknown episodes)
Keith Winikoff .... technical director (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"W.L.I.A" - USA (short title)
"Whose Line?" - USA (short title)
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Runtime:
30 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG | USA:TV-14 (some episodes)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Recently someone went through each episode and calculated the points from all the shows and in order Wayne Brady: 50,072,587,425 Ryan Stiles: 11,113,372,791.5 Colin Mochrie: 3,012,399,040.5 Chip Esten: 2,004,047,000 Greg Proops: 1,001,122,117 Brad Sherwood: 1,071,980.5 Denny Segal: 1,059,560 Karen Maruyama: 1,004,450 Kathy Greenwood: 59,810 Stephen Colbert: 12,000 Kathy Griffin: 5,000 Ian Gomez: 4,000 Jeff Davis: 3,300 Josie Lawrence: 3000 Whoopi Goldberg: 2,500 Patrick Bristow: 1,000 Robin Williams: 1,000 Kathy Kinney: 50See more »
Quotes:
Drew Carey:The other Spice Girls
Brad Sherwood:[everyone comes out] I'm velcro spice!
Kathy Kinney:I'm gravy spice!
Colin Mochrie:I'm old spice!
Ryan Stiles:I'm cilantro!
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Movie Connections:
Version of "Whose Line Is It?" (2001)See more »

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22 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Perfection!, 25 November 2008
Author: Michele_with_one_L from Australia

Whose Line Is It Anyway? is perfection. No matter what the scene is and no matter the how bad and offtrack it goes, the entire cast put 100 per cent of their creativity into it to make it absolutely hilarious!

A special mention has to go, obviously, to Colin Mochrie (my personal favorite) and Ryan Stiles. They are the best comedy duo I have ever seen. As best friends, they take nothing seriously and never hesitate to insult each other (various bald jokes and big nose quirks are aplenty!) and host Drew Carey. And it's especially hilarious how annoyed Ryan gets with the Hoe Down's - by far the best game ever. Oh, and Colin's impressions also get a shout-out...plainly because he can't do any. But don't worry Colin, we love you still the same!

They brought improv comedy to the mass attention of the world and it's been ablaze ever since.

So massive congratulations and ongoing thank you's go to this remarkably talented cast and for their great effort at making the world a funnier and happier place! BRING BACK WHOSE LINE IS IT ANWAY?!

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