Shriner, Wil 1953– (Wil H. Shriner)

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Shriner, Wil 1953- (Wil H. Shriner)


Full name, Wil Herbert Shriner; born December 6, 1953, in New York, NY; son of Herb Shriner (a humorist and game show host); twin brother of Kin Shriner (an actor); married Cathy Young, June 16, 1984 (divorced); children: two. Education: Attended University of Florida and University of California, Los Angeles. Avocational Interests: Flying, golf.


Agent—(voice, commercials) Cunningham/Escott/Slevin & Doherty Talent Agency, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Manager—Bruce Lagnese, Lagnese, Peyrot & Mucci, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 580, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Publicist—Wolf-Kasteler and Associates, 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 9021.


Actor, director, writer, and producer. Performs as a standup comedian, including appearances at casinos around the United States; worked for Dick Clark Productions; producer and writer of material for corporate clients, including Microsoft.


Television Appearances; Series:

Television: Inside and Out, NBC, 1981.

TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes (also known as Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes), NBC, 1985-86.

Host, The Wil Shriner Show, NBC and syndicated, 1987.

Host, Prime Time Pets, CBS, 1990.

Host, That's My Dog!, Fox Family Channel, 1991.

Host, That's Home Entertainment, Home and Garden Television, 1995.

Host, Small Talk, The Family Channel, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Magic Kingdom Celebration—Live!, Disney Channel, 1986.

Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th Anniversary, ABC, 1987.

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988.

An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote, ABC, 1988.

Host, The 1989 Miss Teen USA Pageant, CBS, 1989.

Candid Camera East! East! Eat!, CBS, 1989.

Fifteenth Annual Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1990.

Disorder in the Court: 60th Anniversary Tribute to the Stooges, Fox and syndicated, 1990.

Star-athon '92: A Weekend with the Stars, syndicated, 1992.

Host, 40 Years of Adventures, 1995.

Host, The Making of "Toy Story", 1995.

Host, Live by Request: Barry Manilow, 1996.

Salute to the Stooges, The Family Channel, 1996.

Host, HGTV: On Location at the Consumer Electronics Show, Home and Garden Television, 1997.

ABC 2000: The Millennium, ABC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The David Letterman Show, NBC, 1980.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Tonight Show), NBC, 1981, 1986.

Himself, Just Men!, NBC, 1983.

James, "You Gotta Believe Me," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1986.

Panelist, The New Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1987.

Himself, Home, ABC, 1988.

Sam, "Freedom's Just Another Word," Sisters, NBC, 1991.

Host, "Stone Shine," Why Didn't I Think of That?, syndicated, 1992.

Announcer, "All Good Things," Homefront, ABC, 1993.

Guest host, "Off-Off Broadway Bound," Dream On, HBO, 1994.

Host, "Computer Dating," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1996.

Himself, "Hoot," Only in LA, 2006.

Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Other:

Dr. Jennings, Capital News (pilot), ABC, 1990.

Evan, Search and Rescue (movie), 1994.

Television Director; Series:

Frasier, NBC, multiple episodes, between 2000 and 2003.

Raising Dad, The WB, between 2001 and 2002.

Becker, CBS, between 2001 and 2003.

Luis, Fox, 2003.

Living with Fran, The WB, 2005.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Bad Muthas," Ladies Man, CBS, 2000.

"Robert's Divorce," Everybody Loves Raymond (also known as Raymond), ABC, 2000.

"Give Mommy a Kiss," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 2001.

"The Adventures of Captain Karma," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 2001.

"Denby Quits," The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 2001.

"Norm vs. Deception," The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 2001.

"Papa Said Knock You Out," My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2002.

"Susan's Secret," Married to the Kellys, ABC, 2003.

"Go, Bulldogs!," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings), The CW, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Arthur Nagle, Peggy Sue Got Married, TriStar, 1986.

Charles Arsenal, Time Trackers, Concorde, 1989.

(As Wil H. Shriner) Detective, Scorned (also known as A Woman Scorned), Prism Pictures, 1994.

Himself, Magic Kid II, PM Entertainment Group, 1994.

Deep Cover (also known as Checkmate), Live Home Video, 1996.

Jack Franklin, Forest Warrior, Nu Image Films, 1996.

Desperation Boulevard, 1998.

Film Work:

Coproducer and director, Hoot, New Line Cinema, 2006.



Himself, Holy Batmania, United American Video, 1989.



Hoot, New Line Cinema, 2006.

Television Series:

The Wil Shriner Show, NBC and syndicated, 1987.



Wil Shriner Official Site,, May 1, 2007.