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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 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:
5 times a week is not enough 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 (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)
Mykola Pawluk (13 episodes, 1998-2013)
Brent Carpenter (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Casting by
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 J. 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
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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:
Carey appeared in a game in each show until Show No. 345.See more »
Quotes:
[playing World's worst TV programs]
Greg Proops:Hi, I'm bill from the NRA, and it's gun safety wee...
[imitates getting shot]
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53 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
5 times a week is not enough, 2 April 2004
Author: unbend_5440 from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Sitcoms get repetitive and boring. Comedy movies are repetitive and boring. Saturday Night Live is.......... sad and pathetic. The one show that can make me laugh on a regular basis, the one show I never get sick of, the one show that's always original because it's the whole concept of the show is WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? I watch this 5 times a week. I have hours worth of episodes on tape. That's not enough. Colin Mochrie may very well be the funniest man alive. He's on like 12 different TV shows here in Canada. That's not good enough. There's no replacement for what Whose Line offered. Since I believe it was the peak of comedy television, and it's off the air now, I can only conclude that the world will soon become very unfunny and I will probably die a depressed and empty man. Unless.......... ABC stops wasting our time with "The Bachelor", "The Bachelorette", and probably soon to be made "The Bachelor: The Senior Citizen Edition"! Get a decent show like Whose Line back on so I won't die depressed and unfulfilled with my human existence! Here for your reading pleasure is a run down of my favourite all-time Whose Line moments.

PARTY QUIRKS: Where Ryan was playing Carol Channing and his head was supposed to get stuck to things. He dragged himself over to Drew's desk and accidentally smashed his head on the front, breaking the glass covering to the neon light thing.

HATS: When they were doing the World's Worst Dating service video. Colin puts on a motorcycle helmet, and all he says is "Hi, I'm Eric Estrada."

RYAN doing an impression of John Wayne and Scooby Doo at the same time.

DREW in 3 Headed Broadway Star. They're supposed to sing one word at a time, and Drew suddenly goes "And take me on a......" in a very enthusiastic voice.

WAYNE BRADY grabbing a girl from out of the audience and accidentally pulling up her dress.

NEWS FLASH: Colin was standing in front of the screen showing clips of HIMSELF. Without realizing what was on the screen, he then utters the line "It all started with a poorly timed Bald Joke".

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