Dave Foley

Actor, Writer
A baby-faced Canadian comic actor, Dave Foley was a founding member of the daring offbeat comedy troupe, The Kids in the Hall, which was featured in a popular cult sketch series of the same name. The outlandish Monty ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1963 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (99)

Dr. Ken 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2010, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Netherbeast Incorporated 2015 (Movie)

Henry Webb (Actor)

Servitude 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Middle 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Odd Couple 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Goose on the Loose! 2014 (Movie)

Voice of Randall the Goose (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Out of Omaha 2014 (Movie)

Stu Gainor (Actor)

Dads 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave Foley: Relatively Well 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Freeloaders 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last Call 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Nunley (Actor)

Live Nude Girls 2013 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Terry (Voice)

Robot Chicken 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Goodwin Games 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veep 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

We Are Men 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

6 Month Rule 2012 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

How to Be a Gentleman 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eureka 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends with Benefits 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1994 - 1999, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1994 - 1999, 2003 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

Death Comes to Town 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Prep & Landing 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Leverage 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1994 - 1999, 2003 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The New Adventures of Old Christine 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Strip 2009 (Movie)

Glenn (Actor)

True Jackson, VP 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brothers & Sisters 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carpoolers 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Plain Sight 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Postal 2008 (Movie)

Uncle Dave (Actor)

Stargate: Atlantis 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suck 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Campus Ladies 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thank God You're Here 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Flik Car (Actor)

Great Things About the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Lovespring International 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Employee of the Month 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Properties 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joey 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 1994 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sky High 2005 (Movie)

Mr. Boy/All American Boy (Actor)

Childstar 2004 (Movie)

Philip Templeman (Actor)

I'm With Her 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prom Queen 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grind 2003 (Movie)

Jimmy's Road Manager (Actor)

Grounded For Life 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ham & Cheese 2003 (Movie)

Tom Brennemen (Actor)

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fancy Dancing 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just Shoot Me 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sketch Pad 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Stark Raving Mad 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Andy Dick Show 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Becker 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monkeybone 2001 (Movie)

Herb (Actor)

On the Line 2001 (Movie)

Higgins (Actor)

Run, Ronnie, Run 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Cyberworld 3D 2000 (Movie)

of Hank the Technician (Voice)

The Frank Truth 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Blast From the Past 1999 (Movie)

Troy (Actor)

Dick 1999 (Movie)

Bob Haldeman (Actor)

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 1999 (Movie)

of The Baldwin Brothers (Voice)

The Pet Shop 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Bug's Life 1998 (Movie)

of Flik (Voice)

Hacks 1996 (Movie)

Neal (Actor)

Kids in the Hall BRAIN CANDY 1996 (Movie)

New Guy (Actor)

The Wrong Guy 1996 (Movie)

Nelson Hibbert (Actor)

The Kids in the Hall 1989 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Pat 1994 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

No Apologies 1989 (Movie)

Ferry Passenger (Actor)

The Beginning of the Firm 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kids in the Hall 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prodigious Hickey 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

Grocery Store Clerk (Actor)

High Stakes 1986 (Movie)

Bo Baker (Actor)

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Maron (Tv Show)

Actor

The Return of Hickey (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

The Wrong Guy 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Kids in the Hall 1989 - 1995 (TV Show)

Writer
Music (1)

Corked 2009 (Movie)

(Music)
Producer (1)

The Wrong Guy 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A baby-faced Canadian comic actor, Dave Foley was a founding member of the daring offbeat comedy troupe, The Kids in the Hall, which was featured in a popular cult sketch series of the same name. The outlandish Monty Python-like group performed a number of outlandish skits that often featured its members in drag, while skewering anything and everything imaginable, including show business and even themselves. Foley distinguished himself from the group for his distinctive flair for the absurd, as he often played sarcastic and ironic characters with boyish charm. After The Kids parted ways in the mid-1990s, Foley went on to head the ensemble cast of "NewsRadio" (NBC, 1995-99), playing the straight man to an assortment of odd characters. From there, he guest starred on a number of notable series, including "Will and Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006), "Scrubs" (NBC/ABC, 2002-2010) and "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2005-2012), while appearing in a number of typically indie-made features like "Dick" (1999), "Stark Raving Mad" (2002) and "Grind" (2003). But it was his long association with The Kids in the Hall - who reunited several times over the years, including for North American tours in 2000 and 2008 - that allowed Foley to make a lasting impression, and influence new generations of comedians and fans.

Relationships

Michael Foley

Father
born c. 1935

Mary Foley

Mother
born c. 1927

Tabatha Southey

Wife
born in 1966 worked in vintage clothing store when they met in 1983 married in 1991 kept her maiden name divorced

Basil Southey

Son
born on July 30, 1995 in Los Angeles, California goes by mother's maiden name

Ned Southey

Son
born in 1993 goes by mother's maiden name

EDUCATION

dropped out of "alternative" high school at age 18

Milestones

2009

Voiced the character of Wayne in Disney's "Prep & Landing"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

2007

Guest-starred on the CBS comedy series "The New Adventures of Old Christine"

2006

Voice Flik Car in the Pixar animated film "Cars"

2005

Castv in the Walt Disney teen comedy "Sky High," starring Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston

2004

Guest starred on the NBC comedy "Will and Grace"

2003

Had a small role in the Ashton Kutcher comedy "My Boss's Daughter"

2003

Played a Pro Skater Manager in the film "Grind"

2002

Cast in the comedy "Stark Raving Mad"

2001

Had featured roles in "Monkeybone" and "On the Line"

1999

Appeared as Bob Haldeman in the Watergate-era comedy "Dick"

1994

First major supporting role in a US feature, "It's Pat", as Chris, the equally androgynous love interest of the title character

1992

"The Kids in the Hall" rebroadcast on "CBS Late Night"

1990

Debut in a drama, "No Apologies", a Canadian feature

1989

Reprised the role of Smith for "The Beginning of the Firm" on "American Playhouse"

1988

"The Kids in the Hall" pilot aired on HBO as an "On Location" special

1988

Reprised the role of Smith for "The Return of Hickey" on "American Playhouse"

1987

American feature acting debut, a bit part in "Three Men and a Baby"

1987

Feature acting debut (as David Foley), starred in "High Stakes", a low-budget Canadian comedy

1987

American TV debut, "The Prodigious Hickey" on PBS' "American Playhouse"; played Welsh Rabbit (aka George Baker Smith)

1984

Wrote for and acted with "The Kids in the Hall", a five-man Canadian comedy troupe onstage and on TV

1981

Dropped out of high school and began comedy career

"The Kids in the Hall" broadcast in the US on HBO

Starred in the NBC sitcom "NewsRadio"

Bonus Trivia

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"I always assumed that famous people have something about them that makes them more recognizable than ordinary people. Now that I am, I guess, a famous person, I realize that, no . . . It's just being on television." --Dave Foley to PEOPLE, December 4, 1995

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"['NewsRadio' character] Dave Nelson is a thinly disguised version of me--an inept but well-meaning, vaguely professional man." --Dave Foley, quoted in "NewsRadio" PR, 1995

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