Gerry Dee

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Gerry Dee
Gerry Dee.jpg
Born Gerard Francis Donoghue
(1968-12-31) December 31, 1968 (age 45)
Scarborough, Ontario
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Website
http://www.gerrydee.com/ gerrydee.com

Gerry Dee (né Gerard Francis Donoghue[1][2] on December 31, 1968 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a Canadian stand-up comedian.[3] Prior to his comic career, he was a physical education teacher and hockey coach at De La Salle College (Toronto) "Oaklands", a private co-ed high school in Toronto. He also attended and graduated from De La Salle in high school.

Early life[edit]

Dee is of Scottish descent.[4] He was also a University Varsity hockey and golf player during his college years. His earlier education was at St. Gabriel Catholic School (Bayview/Sheppard); he later studied Kinesiology at York University and Education at St. Francis Xavier University. His father was a bus driver for the TTC in Toronto for over 20 years.

Comedy career[edit]

Dee was already relatively successful long before being on Last Comic Standing. He had already had his own comedy special on The Comedy Network in Canada, appeared on the Comedy Network special "The Nubian Disciples", and performed at the world famous Montreal Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival, having his segment aired on Just For Laughs. He has appeared in television commercials and has performed at many comedy clubs, including Just For Laughs and Yuk Yuks. Dee also had a role in the 2006 film Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, where he played the role of Donny. That same year, Dee also played former Boston Bruins player Wayne Cashman in the CBC miniseries Canada Russia '72.

Dee might be best known for placing third on the fifth season of Last Comic Standing. Gerry Dee had tried out for Last Comic Standing during the second and fourth seasons, but never advanced to the finals. He missed the birth of his daughter while appearing on the show.

Since late 2007, Dee has been the star of his own segment on Canadian cable channel The Score. These segments, entitled Gerry Dee: Sports Reporter, have Dee conducting humorous interviews and segments. The interviews have included such sports personalities as Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Cito Gaston, Randy Couture, and Chris Bosh

Dee also has appeared in television commercials for Rogers, Wisers, KFC and Nissan, and is currently making guest appearances on CBC's The Hour.

He won a 2008 Canadian Comedy Award in the Best Male Stand-Up comic category.[5]

In January 2012, his sitcom Mr. D premiered on CBC Television. It has been renewed for a third season.[6]

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