Brad Sherwood

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Brad Sherwood
Brad Sherwood 2006.JPG
Born Bradley Sherwood
(1964-11-24) November 24, 1964 (age 49)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Comedian
Game show host
Years active 1972–present
Height 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)
Spouse(s) Seana Mahoney (2007–present)
Website
Brad Sherwood's official site

Bradley "Brad" Sherwood (born November 24, 1964) is an American actor and comedian. He has worked in entertainment as an actor, comedian, singer, writer, and producer.

Early life and career[edit]

Sherwood was born in Chicago, Illinois and later grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He began acting at the age of eight. He attended Santa Fe Preparatory School and graduated from Santa Fe High School. He went on to graduate from Wright State University with a BFA in Acting. His first acting job was his recurring role on six episodes of L.A. Law. In 1994-1995, Sherwood was a cast member on the syndicated, sketch-comedy series The Newz.

Television work[edit]

In 1992, Sherwood became a recurring performer on three seasons of the British version of the award-winning improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. He was the only actor to make it on the cast from the Los Angeles auditions.[1] He starred on all seven seasons of the American, Emmy nominated version of Whose Line on ABC. Some people and cartoon characters he impersonated were Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Fred Schneider, Roger Daltrey, Willie Nelson, Yogi Bear, Jimmy Stewart and Jim Backus.

He hosted The Dating Game from 1996–1997, and The Big Moment in 1999, and has guest hosted Talk Soup. He was a producer and performer on Drew Carey's Green Screen Show in 2005.

Brad Sherwood was a regular panelist on To Tell The Truth, Jury Duty, and Hollywood Squares,[2] and has made over one hundred appearances in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the last fifteen years. He appeared in all three "live" episodes of The Drew Carey Show as the host who instigated the improv-games part of the shows.

He has also appeared on Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza (2011) on GSN and Trust Us With Your Life on ABC. His most recent appearances have been on the 2013 relaunch of Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Other appearances[edit]

He regularly appears on numerous VH-1 series, including I Love The 70's, I Love The 80's, I Love The 90's, 100 One Hit Wonders of The 80's, 100 Greatest Rock Ballads, I Love Toys, and Greatest Game Show Moments. He has been a guest on Larry King Live and a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately, starring Chelsea Handler.

Sherwood teamed up with Colin Mochrie to tour the United States and Canada performing in their two-man improv show entitled An Evening With Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. They have been performing their two-man show since 2003. On March 28, 2007, Sherwood and Mochrie were hired by the United States Congress to perform at the Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. During their performance, Karl Rove participated in an improvised rap performance, during which the dancing Rove shouted the now infamous refrain "I'm MC Rove!" throughout the song. The "Capitol spectacle" became a media frenzy and a viral video on YouTube with millions of hits, and even ended up in the series finale of The Sopranos.[citation needed]

Sherwood was briefly a guest announcer on The Price Is Right.[3] George Gray is now the permanent announcer.

Personal life[edit]

Brad Sherwood became engaged in 2006, and married long term partner Seana in February 2007;[4] they appeared on several episodes of the third season of the Bravo series Flipping Out.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conversations With Ross: Featuring Brad Sherwood http://www.rosscarey.com/2011/08/17/episode-42-featuring-brad-sherwood/
  2. ^ Schwartz, David (1999). "The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows", p. 279. Checkmark Books, New York.
  3. ^ "Brad Sherwood and Jeff Davis Guest Announce "The Price is Right"". Buzzer Blog. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brad Sherwood - Biography", The Internet Movie Database, 7 December 2008

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
Jeff MacGregor (1988-89)
Host of The Dating Game
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Chuck Woolery (1997-2000)
Preceded by
Rich Fields
Acting announcer of The Price is Right
2010-2011
Served alongside: Jeff Davis, JD Roberto and others
Succeeded by
George Gray