Ryan Stiles

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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 »


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The Drew Carey Show Lewis Kiniski / Ryan Stiles / Self / Various
Astro Boy Mr. Moustachio / Burning Robot
Hot Shots! 'Mailman' Farnham


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 2013-2021 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (TV Series) (executive producer - 75 episodes)
- Gary Anthony Williams 8 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Jeff Davis 14 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Jonathan Mangum 10 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Heather Anne Campbell 4 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Greg Proops 6 (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Out of Nothing (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 Bellingham T'Nite (TV Special short) (executive producer)
 2011 Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.38 (2011) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.11 (2011) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (producer)
 2009 Memory Lanes (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998-2007 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (TV Series) (executive producer - 220 episodes)
- Show No. 8021 (2007) ... (executive producer)
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TV commercial/Magazine Ads for Kinko's (2001) See more »

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6' 6" (1.98 m)

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On what insight has improv given him into society: I see the good side of people a lot and I believe in karma, that if you treat people right it's going to be good for you. And I raise my kids like that. I think that people are better than they think they are. They just get caught up in the way things are. There's a quality in people they don't always let out. They really are better than they ... See more »


His parents, Irene and Sonny, originally thought it was a joke when Ryan announced he wanted to go into comedy because his brother Robert was considered the funny one. Ryan dropped out of high school at age 17. See more »


Does dead-on impressions of John Wayne, Carol Channing, and James Stewart See more »

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