Foley, Dave 1963–

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Foley, Dave 1963–

(David Foley)


Full name, David Scott Foley; born January 4, 1963, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; son of Michael (a steam-fitter) and Mary (a homemaker) Foley; married Tabatha Southey, December 31, 1991 (divorced, c. 1997); married Crissy Guerrero, August 1, 2002; children: (first marriage) Edmund "Ned" Southey, Basil Patrick Southey; (second marriage) Alina Chiara. Education: Attended an improvisational workshop with the Second City theatre group, c. 1981.

Addresses: Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor, comedian, director, producer, editor, and writer. Began comedy career, 1981; member of the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall, including tours of Canadian and U.S. cities, 1984–94, 2002–. Also worked as a stand-up comedian and a movie theatre usher.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Awards (with Kids in the Hall), Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, best writing in a comedy or variety program or series, 1989, 1990, best performance in a variety or performing arts program, 1989, and best performance in a comedy program or series (individual or ensemble), 1993, Gemini Award nominations (with Kids in the Hall), best performance in a comedy program or series (individual or ensemble), 1992, 1994, 1996, and best writing in a comedy or variety program or series, 1995, 1996, Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding achievement in writing for a variety or music program, 1993, 1994, 1995, all for The Kids in the Hall; Petcabus Award nomination (with others), best ensemble cast in a comedy or drama series, 1998, for NewsRadio; Film Showcase Jury Award (with others), best screenplay, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, 1999, Canadian Comedy Award nomination, best male film performance, 2000, both for The Wrong Guy; Gemini Award nomination (with others), best performance or host in a variety program or series, 2003, for The True Meaning of Christmas Specials; Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actor—Canadian film, 2005, for Childstar.


Film Appearances:

(As David Foley) Bo Baker, High Stakes, 1986.

Grocery store clerk, Three Men and a Baby, Buena Vista, 1987.

Chris, It's Pat (also known as It's Pat: The Movie), Buena Vista, 1994.

Marv, psychiatrist, suicidal businessman, new guy, and Raymond Hurdicure, Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (also known as Brain Candy, Kids in the Hall: La pilule du bonheur, and The Drug), Paramount, 1996.

Neal, Hacks (also known as The Big Twist and Sink or Swim), Rigorous Productions, 1997.

Nelson Hibbert, The Wrong Guy, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Troy, Blast from the Past, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Voice of Flik, A Bug's Life (animated; also known as Bugs), Buena Vista, 1998.

Voice of the Baldwin Brothers, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, Paramount, 1999.

Bob Haldeman, Dick (also known as Dick, les coulisses de la presidence), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

Voice of Flik, Toy Story 2 (animated), Buena Vista, 1999.

Voice of Flik, It's Tough to Be a Bug (animated), 1999.

Himself, The Making of "Dick" (documentary short), 1999.

Herb, Stu's agent, Monkeybone, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Voice of Hank the Technician, CyberWorld (animated short), IMAX, 2000.

Higgins, On the Line, Miramax, 2001.

Himself/panelist, Wild Desk Ride (also known as Conan O'Brien's "Wild Desk Ride"), 2001.

Himself and various characters, Kids in the Hall: Same Guys, New Dresses (documentary), Eclectic DVD Distribution, 2001.

Himself, The Frank Truth (documentary), 2001.

Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty, Razor & Tie Direct, 2002.

Roy, Stark Raving Mad, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2002.

Nat Porter, Fancy Dancing (also known as Au rythme de l'amour), Mackinac Media, 2002.

Michael Barnes, $windle (also known as Swindle), 2002.

Network executive number one, Run Ronnie Run, New Line Cinema, 2002.

Himself, Love & Support, 2003.

Tour manager, Grind, Warner Bros., 2003.

(Uncredited) Henderson, My Boss's Daughter, Dimension Films, 2003.

Eric, Employee of the Month, DEJ Productions, 2004.

Tom Brennemen, Ham & Cheese (also known as Tom Brennemen), Decade Distribution, 2004.

Voice of Randall the Goose, Goose!, Freestyle Releasing LLC, 2004.

Dr. Denton Whiteside, Intern Academy (also known as Medecin en herbe), TVA Films, 2004.

Philip Templeman, Childstar, Hart Sharp Video, 2004.

Mr. Boy, Sky High, Buena Vista, 2005.

Stu Gainor, Out of Omaha, 2006.

Film Work:

Executive producer, The Wrong Guy, Paragon Entertainment, 1997.

Director, Kids in the Hall: Same Guys, New Dresses, Eclectic DVD Distribution, 2001.

Editor, Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty, Razor & Tie Direct, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Various characters, The Kids in the Hall, CBC, 1989–95, HBO, 1989–92, and CBS, 1992–95.

David "Dave" Nelson, NewsRadio (also known as News Radio and The Station), NBC, 1995–99.

Stuart Lamarack, Will & Grace, NBC, 2004.

Host, Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005–.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lewis Allen, Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (also known as Anne of Avonlea; re-edited material from Anne of Avonlea), CBC, then WonderWorks, PBS, 1988.

Al Bean, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Himself, I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Echoes in the Darkness, 1987.

Welsh Rabbit in Part 1, Old Ironsides/Smith in Parts 2-3, The Lawrenceville Stories (also known as The Lawrenceville Stories: The Return of Hickey and The Prodigious Mr. William Hicks), 1988.

Principal Warrick, Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (also known as Prom Queen), CTV, 2004.

Eric, Employee of the Month, Showtime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Welsh Rabbit, The Prodigious Hickey, PBS, 1987.

George Barker Smith, "The Return of Hickey," American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.

George Barker Smith, "The Beginning of the Firm," American Playhouse, PBS, 1989.

The 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards, Comedy Network [Canada], 2000.

Comedy Central Presents the Second Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Celebrating the Humor of Jonathan Winters, Comedy Central, 2000.

(With Kids in the Hall) Sketch Pad, HBO, 2001.

Himself and David Bowie, The True Meaning of Christmas Specials, CBC, 2002.

Host, The 6th Annual Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards, 2003.

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny!, Trio, 2003.

Presenter, Comedy Central Presents: The Commies, Comedy Central, 2003.

Great Things About the Holidays, Bravo, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

John Wilkes Booth, Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car (also known as Toonces and Friends), NBC, 1992.

Augustus Friendly, The Friendlys, NBC, 2004.

Voice of Principal Galway, Testing Bob, ABC, 2005.

Also appeared as title role, Peter Fuddy, Fox.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mad TV, Fox, 1995.

"Operation Hell on Earth," Mr. Show, HBO, 1996.

Robin, Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies, 1995, later CBC, 1997.

The Pet Shop, Animal Planet, 1997.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997, 1998, 1999.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 1999.

Owen, "Hanging with Jake," Becker, CBS, 2001.

The Andy Dick Show, MTV, 2001.

Win Ben Stein's Money, Comedy Central, 2002.

Himself, "Mike Myers," Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Francis, "Arthur, Interrupted," The Tick, Fox, 2002.

Jay, "Blind Ambition," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2002.

Voice of Laslow Oswald, "High-Tech House of Horrors," What's New, Scooby-Doo? (animated), The WB, 2002.

Various, The Toronto Show, 2003.

Voice of Priest, "Fibber: Experiment 032," Lilo & Stitch: The Series (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Derek Purcell, "Baby Come Back," Grounded for Life, Fox, 2003.

Psychiatrist, "Jung Frankenstein," The King of Queens, CBS, 2003.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Principal Harris, "Friends in Low Places," I'm With Her, ABC, 2004.

Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2005.

Himself, "Joey and the Poker," Joey, NBC, 2005.

(Uncredited) Voice of himself, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 2005.

Voice of Kelsey Grammer's cat, "Stage Fright," Father of the Pride (animated), NBC, 2005.

Real Time with Bill Maher, 2005.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005, 2006.

Also appeared as Gary Gerbil, "The Wheel Is Not Enough," Odd Job Jack.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer and director, The True Meaning of Christmas Specials, CBC, 2002.

Television Work; Pilots:

Executive producer, The Hollow Men, Comedy Central, 2005.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Padded Suit," NewsRadio (also known as News Radio and The Station), NBC, 1999.

Also directed episodes of The Kids in the Hall.


Video Games:

Voice of Flik, A Bug's Life, 1999.



(With David Anthony Higgins and Jay Kogen) The Wrong Guy, Paragon Entertainment, 1997.

Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty, Razor & Tie Direct, 2002.

Television Specials:

The True Meaning of Christmas Specials, CBC, 2002.

Television Episodes:

(With others) The Kids in the Hall, CBC, 1989–95, HBO, 1989–92, and CBS, 1992–95.

Writings for the Stage:

With others, wrote material for the Kids in the Hall comedy troupe's tour of Canadian and U.S. cities.



Advocate, April 30, 1996, p. 56.

Entertainment Weekly, March 24, 1995, p. 72.

Newsweek, April 22, 1996, p. 73.

People Weekly, December 4, 1995, pp. 69-70.

Variety, March 20, 1995, p. 30.