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Name: Colin Mochrie  
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Date of Birth: 30th November 1957
Place of Birth: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Profession: Actor
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Colin Mochrie

Colin Andrew Mochrie (born 30 November 1957) is a Scottish-born Canadian actor and widely believed to be one of the best improv comedians in the world. He has twenty-five years of performing experience.

Born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, he moved with his family to Canada in 1964. He is an alumnus of Toronto's famous Second City comedy troupe, where he co-wrote and starred in three productions as well as directed three seasons of their National Touring Company.

After nine hugely successful years as a regular on the British Channel 4 hit improvisation series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, he became a regular on the American version hosted by Drew Carey which aired on ABC (where his bald head became something of a running gag). At the same time, he starred in the Canadian comedy series Blackfly and Supertown Challenge.

Already one of the most highly visible actors in North American television, he joined This Hour Has 22 Minutes on CBC TV in 2001 through 2003. However, he is no longer part of the show because of his work in movies and other TV commitments. His prolific career became the subject of a joke on the Canadian sitcom Corner Gas in which a character remarked how Mochrie appeared to be on every TV show. Naturally, Mochrie himself then walked by.

Mochrie recently starred on the CBC pilot show Getting Along Famously, and on The WB Television Network series Drew Carey's Green Screen Show. Getting Along Famously is now in production for more episodes to air starting Spring 2006.

Mochrie married Debra McGrath in 1989, and they have a son, Luke.

The image of Mochrie's face is used extensively in Animutation, an absurd, silly, and corny style of Flash animation. Mochrie is aware of his status as an Internet celebrity among Animutation artists and fans.

In March 2005, a Nabisco advertising campaign starred Mochrie as the "Snack Fairy."

Mochrie was a guest on the series Distinguished Artists. Today, teamed up with Brad Sherwood, he tours the United States and Canada performing classic improv games from "Whose Line." He also sometimes is found touring with other Whose Line alumni in the Improv Allstar shows.

Colin has also made two small guest appearances on The Red Green Show as "Frank Kepke," an expert on all kinds of hot dogs and weiners, and he sometimes makes regular objects out of them.

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