Tom Green

TV host, Actor, Director
One of the most polarizing figures in comedy during the late 1990s and early 21st century, Tom Green performed jaw-dropping acts of bad taste that alternately delighted and repelled viewers of his Canadian variety ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1971 in Pembroke, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (47)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Houseboat 2014 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Legacy 2014 (Movie)

Det. Stras (Actor)

Prankstar 2014 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Revenge of the Boarding School Dropouts 2014 (Movie)

Kingsley (Actor)

Riot 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

SwearNet 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Who Gets the Last Laugh? 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Workaholics 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dilbert 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Go For the Green 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Host

Hell's Kitchen 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talkshow With Spike Feresten 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tom Green Show 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Green's House Tonight 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Host

Freezer Burn 2008 (Movie)

Bill Swanson (Actor)

The 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Wanna Bet? 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thank God You're Here 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heckler 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Miss Universe 2006 Pageant 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob the Butler 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Pool 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Hollywood Hold 'Em 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Clone High 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Tom Green Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm in the Middle 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stealing Harvard 2002 (Movie)

Duff (Actor)

The Andy Dick Show 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Skateboard Show 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Host

Tom Green's Subway Monkey Hour 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Freddy Got Fingered 2001 (Movie)

Gord Brody (Actor)

The Freddy Got Fingered Movie Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Green Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

Chad (Actor)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tom Green Cancer Special 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The WB Radio Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Superstar 1999 (Movie)

Dylan (Actor)

Clutch 1998 (Movie)

Computer Gimp (Actor)
Music (2)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

("The Salmon Song") (Song Performer)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

(Song)
Director (2)

Prankstar 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Freddy Got Fingered 2001 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Prankstar 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Freddy Got Fingered 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

One of the most polarizing figures in comedy during the late 1990s and early 21st century, Tom Green performed jaw-dropping acts of bad taste that alternately delighted and repelled viewers of his Canadian variety series, "The Tom Green Show" (Rogers Television 22/The Comedy Network/MTV, 1994-2000). Green's brand of humor was assaultive, extremely surreal and frequently repulsive, with dead animals, deranged verbal tirades and childish outbursts among his stock in trade. The show's no-holds-barred content made him a star in his native Canada before MTV picked it up for broadcast. Green enjoyed a brief tenure at the top of the Hollywood lists before the buzz petered out after a 2000 bout with testicular cancer ended his series and his 2001 feature "Freddy Got Fingered" was demolished by critics. After also famously marrying and divorcing actress Drew Barrymore, Green retreated to hosting his own talk shows online, where his humor was tempered by genuine interviews with other celebrities. More importantly, the format and media gave him complete creative control, which he wielded with frequently amusing results for his diminished yet loyal fan base.

Relationships

Drew Barrymore Actor

Wife
Met in November 1999 Began dating in March 2000 Green made a cameo in "Charlie's Angels" (2000) on Barrymore's recommendation Announced engagement in July 2000 After months of speculation and false announcements, confirmed they had eloped in March 2001 to the South Pacific Remarried in a ceremony on July 7, 2001 Green filed for divorce on Dec. 17, 2001 Divorce finalized on Oct. 15, 2002 (Barrymore reportedly received the Los Angeles house and Green paid Barrymore $307,000)

Richard Green

Father
born c. 1942 worked for the Canadian military

Mary Green

Mother
born c. 1947 worked for the federal bank of Canada

EDUCATION

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Nepean , Ontario

Robert Hopkins Public School

Gloucester , Ontario

Milestones

2006

Will host "Tom Green Live" a weekly call-in show on the web at ManiaTV.com live from his living room in the Hollywood Hills

2004

Hosted the Fifth Annual Golden Trailer Awards show

2003

Returned to MTV with the all-new talk show "The New Tom Green Show."

2002

Headlined the MTV special "Tom Green's Subway Monkey Hour"

2002

Acted in "Stealing Harvard"

2001

With Derek Harvie, co-wrote the screen comedy "Freddie Got Fingered"; also starred and made feature directorial debut

2000

Four days after surgery to remove a cancerous testicle, accompanied girlfriend Drew Barrymore to the Academy Awards

1999

"The Tom Green Show" aired on MTV

1999

Had a cameo in the film "Superstar", produced by Lorne Michaels and directed by Kids in the Hall alum Bruce McCulloch

1999

Landed a sponsorship deal with Pepsi One

1998

Had a cameo in the Canadian independent film "Clutch"

1998

Brought out the rotting carcasses of a long dead raccoon and squirrel while appearing as a guest on the Canadian talk show "Open Mike" (also on The Comedy Network), causing host Mike Bullard to leave the set and a public outcry against Green's "shock comi

1998

The popular local series was picked up by Canada's The Comedy Network, where it aired nationally for two seasons

1995

"The Tom Green Show" aired in a shortened half-hour format in NYC on the public access Manhattan Neighborhood Network

1994

Debuted "The Tom Green Show" on Rogers community cable, an Ottawa public access channel where it ran for three years

1993

Returned to the radio, changing the format from "Rap Show" to the comedy talk program "The Midnight Caller"

1992

After signing to A&M and scoring a Juno (Canada's equivalent of the Grammy) nomination, Organized Rhyme disbanded

1990

Hosted the radio program "Rap Show", a community college radio show that started out as a rap music program and evolved into a comedy call-in show

1987

Began working as a stand-up comedian at age 15

1983

Won a school speech competition in grade six (date approximate)

1978

At age seven, family settled in Ottawa (date approximate)

Was virtually an army brat, living all across Canada

Was part of the absurdist comedy rap trio Organized Rhyme

Bonus Trivia

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"We can buy a few more props. Instead of using four loaves of bread in a skit, we'll use 10. Whoop it up." --Tom Green to the Toronto Sun, February 13, 1998 on what will change with "The Tom Green Show" moving from public access TV to Canada's The Comedy Network

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Green on the appeal of "The Tom Green Show": "When you watch somebody reacting to me walking in to a store and pouring mustard down my throat, you feel their discomfort, but you're in the comfort of your home enjoying watching people in really awkward situations. When I'm sucking milk out of a cow's udder, that's not intended to get a laugh -- it's more [to provoke] disbelief. And it's a good way to teach people about nature." --quoted in Entertainment Weekly, March 12, 1999

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Tom Green on his skewed "Candid Camera" approach to television: "I don't think I come off as someone who's just out to fuck up shit. I think I have a way of twisting something to make it a little sillier. It's not mean-spirited and blatantly destructive or sexist or sacrilegious. It's more flirting with that in such a way that it's kind of endearing. No one's getting hurt, and people like it." --to Rolling Stone, May 13, 1999

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Dick Green, Tom's father and frequent televised practical joke victim, on Green's relationship with his parents: "The boy's always thinking of us. In what regard I'm not sure, but he's always thinking of us." --quoted in Details, May 1999

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"In 20 years, I don't want to be barging into grocery stores and knocking jam jars off shelves, but it works now. Me and the writers will keep fine-tuning and exploring and see where else it leads." --Tom Green quoted in USA Today, July 7, 1999

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Green on why he has turned down MTV's offer of higher tech field equipment, why he wants to keep the operation small: "The people are supposed to think I'm some kid that came out of college and is fucking around with his video camera and is being a fuck and they're saying 'Get the fuck out of my shop, you stupid fuck.' If they think it's NBC coming in, they're going to be checking their hair and trying to think of something witty to say."They shouldn't be afraid to punch me in the face. In fact, we want them to punch me. Actually, no! No, don't say that! We don't really want them to punch me!" --to Rolling Stone, September 16, 1999

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On how "The Tom Green Show" convinces the people involved in the pranks to consent to the broadcast: "We usually are able to convince them because the stuff that I'm doing never really makes them look bad . . . I'm being a doofus and they're being surprised by the doofus." --Green quoted in Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2000

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Tom Green on the worries that accompanied his bout with testicular cancer: "Are people going to look at me the same way? Are they going to relate to me the same way? What would kids that watch my show think if they knew I had a testicle removed? Am I not as funny a person anymore? Do people not laugh as much at a guy with one testicle? "As a comedian, I don't think it's good when the audience feels sympathy for you. I think that hurts your chances of making them laugh." --to Rolling Stone, June 8, 2000

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Green on how he decided to deal with his illness in light of his public persona: "God said, 'Holy shit, Tom, I'm going to give you a curable form of cancer on your genitals, so you can have an unlimited license to do all the potty humor you want and talk about your balls and testicles on TV and nobody's going to be able to say no because you've got cancer there, so it's serious, so go for it. You're going to top the Monica Lewinsky show with this one, and I'm behind ya!'"-- quoted in Rolling Stone, June 8, 2000

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