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Jim Tavaré

British RADA trained actor and comedian. Jim Tavare's stand-up comedy with a double bass has achieved world-wide accolade and earned him the distinction of being HRH Prince Charles favorite comedian. Jim co-wrote and starred in ITV's 'The Sketch Show', which won a BAFTA and syndicated worldwide. He wrote and starred in six highly acclaimed short ... See full bio »

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Chuck Torturer
The Sketch Show
The Sketch Show Various Characters


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 2018/I Cockroaches (post-production)
 2018 Tales of Frankenstein (completed)
Dr. Karnstein
 2016 The Groundskeeper (Short) (completed)
 2017 Wytches (Short)
 2016 The Cursed Man
 2016 Killjoy's Psycho Circus
 2016 The Seed Feat. Pinar Toprak: Fight (Short)
 2016 The Life of Riley (TV Mini-Series)
Farm worker
 2015 True Nightmares (TV Series)
Dr. Carl Tanzler
- Love Never Dies (2015) ... Dr. Carl Tanzler
 2014 Sons of the Devil (Short)
 2014/I Exit 13
 2014 The Houses October Built
Splitz (as Jim Tavare)
 2014 Pudsey the Dog: The Movie
Dog Catcher
 2014 Camp Abercorn: Shorts (TV Mini-Series)
 2014 RoboSHOT (TV Mini-Series)
Fairlane Cosgrove
- A New Era (2014) ... Fairlane Cosgrove
- Vaddio Man Returns (2014) ... Fairlane Cosgrove
 2014 Das Muerte: All Those Delicate Cuts (Video short)
Jimmy the Goon
 2013/I Life and Death (Short)
 2013 Joal Compass: Back to Me (Video short)
 2013 Tosh.0 (TV Series)
Carnie Butler
- Life Savings for a Rasta Banana (2013) ... Carnie Butler
 2013 Bloody Homecoming
Janitor Fred
 2013 Tattoo Nightmares (TV Series)
White Supremicy Leader
- I Do's and Bad Tattoos (2013) ... White Supremicy Leader
 2013 15 North
 2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Icelandic Man
- Episode #10.378 (2013) ... Icelandic Man
 2011-2012 The Red Zone (TV Series short)
Prime Minister
- The Finale (2012) ... Prime Minister
- Dark Times Ahead (2011) ... Prime Minister
 2012 Castlevania: Hymn of Blood (TV Series)
Grey Man
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... Grey Man
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Grey Man
 2012 Reel Evil
Doctor Klein
 2012 Courage, New Hampshire (TV Series)
Bill Krepps
- Ambition (2012) ... Bill Krepps
 2012 Killjoy Goes to Hell
 2012 Walking in LA (TV Series)
Satanist Leader
 2012 Party Like the Queen of France (TV Movie)
Pamphlet Merchant
 2012 Californication (TV Series)
- The Way of the Fist (2012) ... Alfred
- JFK to LAX (2012) ... Alfred
 2012 Chuck (TV Series)
- Chuck Versus the Kept Man (2012) ... Torturer (as Jim Tavare)
 2011 Butterfinger the 13th (Short)
Willie the Driver
 2011 American Badass: Bernie's Back! (Short)
 2011 Zombies and Assholes (Short)
 2010 Dirty South
Mr. Rumpleton
 2010 The Black Box
Crazy Customer
 2010 Subprime
Otto Milano
 2006 Rabbit Fever
Rabbit Stew
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Tom the Innkeeper
 2001-2004 The Sketch Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #2.8 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.7 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.6 (2003) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (2003) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (2003) ... Various Characters
 1999 The Jim Tavaré Show (TV Series)
Various characters
- Episode #2.1 (1999) ... Various characters
- Episode #1.7 (1999) ... Various characters
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Various characters
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Various characters
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Various characters
 1998 My Own Private Lido (Short)
Bath man
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He appeared on three separate Royal Variety Performances and subsequently worked for HRH Prince Charles on several private engagements. He is renowned for being Prince Charles favourite comedian. See more »

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(March 7, 2017) Was involved in a serious car accident that left him with multiple injuries, including a broken neck, a punctured lung and 15 broken ribs. He's had 2 blood transfusions so far and is about to go in for his first surgery according to his wife Laura on his Facebook account. See more »


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