Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles

producer, actor, additional crew

Ryan Stiles was born on Apr 22, 1959 in USA. Ryan Stiles's big-screen debut came with Hot Shots! directed by Jim Abrahams in 1991, strarring 'Mailman' Farnham. Ryan Stiles is known for Whose Line Is It Anyway? directed by Geraldine Dowd, Colin Mochrie stars as Self and Aisha Tyler as Self - Host. Ryan Stiles has got 3 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Ryan Stiles achieved is International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, London. The upcoming new tvshow Ryan Stiles plays is Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Season 11 which will be released on Jul 16, 2013.

It's not surprising that Ryan Stiles would feel comfortable doing a comedic turn in the role of Lewis, one of Drew Carey's ever-present friends in the new comedy Le Drew Carey Show (1995). After all, the first job Stiles ever had was that of a stand-up comedian. Although he was a good student, Stiles admits that "being a high-school senior gave me too much freedom." He got so carried away with his flexible schedule that he quit school a few months shy of graduation and got a job doing stand-up comedy in Vancouver. Despite his parents' objections, he was able to support himself for several years, but "I got out of stand-up when everybody else started doing it," he says. He didn't stray too far from the world of comedy. In 1986 he joined the highly acclaimed Second City comedy ensemble in Toronto, where he honed his improvisational skills. In 1990 Stiles moved to Los Angeles to perform with the Los Angeles Second City group. Film and television roles soon followed, including roles in Hot Shots! (1991) and Hot Shots! 2 (1993). Stiles's television credits include Parker Lewis ne perd jamais (1990), Dingue de toi (1992), and cable's Le voyageur (1983). He's currently a series regular on the British improvisational series Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988), which has been nominated for three CableACE awards. During the 1994-95 baseball strike, Stiles and acclaimed director Joe Pytka made some memorable commercials for Nike. That's Stiles in the empty baseball stadium doing the wave solo. When he's not at work, Stiles spends his time thinking about work.

  • Birthday

    Apr 22, 1959
  • Place of Birth

    Seattle, Washington, USA
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Known For


3 wins & 3 nominations

International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, London
Best Feature Documentary
Winner - Festival Award
Out of Nothing (2014)
All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival
Documentary Feature
Winner - Audience Choice Award
Out of Nothing (2014)
Best Documentary Feature
Winner - Audience Choice Award
Out of Nothing (2014)
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