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Writers:
Jonathan Barry (writer)
Mark Leveson (developer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 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 & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the funniest shows ever created 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)
Laura Hall ... Herself (194 episodes, 1998-2006)

Wayne Brady ... Himself (191 episodes, 1998-2006)

Charles Esten ... Himself (153 episodes, 1999-2006)
Linda Taylor ... Herself (91 episodes, 1999-2006)
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Series Directed by
Ron de Moraes (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
Arthur Forrest (3 episodes, 1998-2001)
 
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 / associate producer (205 episodes, 1999-2006)
Ray Miller .... post-production associate producer (157 episodes, 2000-2006)
Drew Carey .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1998-2005)
Jimmy Mulville .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1998-2005)
Denise O'Donoghue .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1998-2005)
Dan Patterson .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1998-2005)
Mark Leveson .... producer / co-executive producer (12 episodes, 1998-2001)
Tom Park .... producer (12 episodes, 1998-2001)
Ruth Phillips .... associate producer / co-producer / ... (12 episodes, 1998-2001)
Anne Hardy .... segment producer (7 episodes, 1998)
Danny Breen .... co-producer / producer (5 episodes, 1998-2001)
Jonathan Barry .... segment producer (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dan Cutforth .... co-producer (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Maureen Fitzpatrick .... co-producer (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Anne Marie Thorogood .... producer / co-producer (3 episodes, 1998-2001)
Rabih Gholam .... segment producer (1 episode, 2001)
Steve Kozak .... segment producer (1 episode, 2001)
Eric J. Wilker .... associate producer (1 episode, 2001)

Daniel Hsu Accomando .... segment producer (unknown episodes, 1999-2001)
Jennifer Ehrman .... producer (unknown episodes)
Eve McGorrill .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Lydia O'Neil .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Hal Spear .... consulting 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)
Eric Johannsen (5 episodes, 2003)
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 (12 episodes, 1998-2001)
 
Series Art Direction by
Kristan Andrews (10 episodes, 1999-2001)
Eric Larson (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Alison Sideris (1 episode, 2001)
 
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)
Kathleen Crawford .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2001)

Lori Benson .... makeup department head (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 Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Blum .... associate director (1 episode, 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 (13 episodes, 1998-2001)
Chris Dale .... gaffer / lighting director (12 episodes, 1998-2001)
Sam Drummy .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1998-2001)
Kieran Healy .... lighting designer (12 episodes, 1998-2001)
Larry Heider .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1998-2001)
Brian Reason .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1998-2001)
Bert Atkinson .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
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)
Brad Zerbst .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1998-2001)
Kim Killingsworth .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1998-1999)
Danny Webb .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1998)
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)
Theodore Ashton .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1998-2001)
Max Brehme .... grip (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Edwin McCormick .... grip (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Fred Quillen .... video tape operator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jeff Rifkin .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1998)
Bob Keys .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Earl Woody .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Delia Frankel .... casting (1 episode, 2001)
 
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 / musician (11 episodes, 1998-2001)
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)
Alexia Gerardo .... craft service (12 episodes, 1998-2001)
Jean Severson .... script coordinator / material coordinator (12 episodes, 1998-2001)
Steven Blum .... associate director (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Victor Lopez .... board operator (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lionel Pasamonte .... stage manager (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)
Lance Kinsey .... program consultant / creative consultant (4 episodes, 1998-2001)
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)
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)
John Pritchett .... technical director (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

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:
The 90 second alphabet game almost always uses "Xaviera Hollander" as the X line, and "Zippedee doo daa" as the Z line.See more »
Quotes:
Wayne Brady:[Song Styles - singing a song in the style of a boy band to special guest Miss America] Hey, Miss America, what's up? I'm T.K.
[moves over]
Wayne Brady:I'm B.J.
[moves over again]
Wayne Brady:I'm J.J.
[moves over again]
Wayne Brady:And I'm O.K.
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27 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
One of the funniest shows ever created, 2 April 2004
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

Now, I'm not just saying this to prefer or anything, but I always did enjoy the US version of WLIIA better than the UK. Both are hysterical. But I saw the US version first and started watching the UK episodes, and they are funny, but the US version always got me in tears.

This show is beyond hilarious. Without scripts, 4 performers entertain through imprave. With fun games, suggestions from the audience, and a fun host this show should be watched. I lost track of it for a while until I found out that it's on ABC family at night. And I'm still on the floors crying from laughter. This is without a doubt one of the funniest shows I have ever seen in my life. Watch it!

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