Scott Thompson (comedian)
|Born||John Scott Thompson
June 12, 1959
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Thompson, originally named John Scott Thompson after his uncle and later changed for the stage, was born in North Bay, Ontario and grew up in Brampton. He is the second oldest of five boys. He attended Brampton Centennial Secondary School and was a witness of the 1975 Centennial Secondary School shooting. He enrolled in York University but in his third year was asked to leave for being "disruptive". He joined the comedy troupe The Love Cats, where he met Mark McKinney. Thompson is openly gay.
In 1984, he became a member of The Kids in the Hall. That troupe's series aired starting 1989 on the CBC in Canada and on HBO in the United States, but moved to CBS for the fourth and fifth seasons. Openly gay, Thompson became best-known on the show for his monologues as the "alpha queen" socialite Buddy Cole, as well as his appearances as Queen Elizabeth II.
During the mid 1990s Thompson ran an interactive website, developed by his younger brother Craig and called ScottLand. It had a live-chat area, voting and comedy espionnage and sold Buddy Cole T-shirts and video tapes of comedy sketches.
He also appeared regularly on The Larry Sanders Show as Hank Kingsley's personal assistant Brian, and made numerous guest appearances on other television series, including Politically Incorrect, The Late Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Train 48. Thompson hosted a reality television program in Canada called My Fabulous Gay Wedding. Thompson defended Mordecai Richler's novel Cocksure in Canada Reads 2006. He has continued to tour, and act in numerous movies and on TV. He joined the other Kids in the Hall to tour as recently as 2014, guest-starred in two episodes of Reno 911!, and performed in the project Death Comes to Town (2010) with fellow KITH alumni Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Kevin McDonald. He currently has a recurring role in the NBC series Hannibal, playing Jimmy Price, an FBI crime-scene investigator specializing in latent fingerprints.
Thompson published a humor book, Buddy Babylon: The Autobiography of Buddy Cole, and a graphic novel, The Hollow Planet, based on characters from The Kids in the Hall, and has written and performed two one-man shows. In 2014, Thompson, in character as Buddy Cole, did a series of reports on The Colbert Report as the program's correspondent for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
- Hannibal (2013)
- Wingin' It (2010)
- Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2009) (Season Four, Episode Eight as Ricardo)
- Shifting the Canvas (2009)
- Boost Mobile Commercial (2008)
- Carpoolers (2008) (Guest Star - TV series)
- Celebracadabra (2008) (Guest Star - TV series)
- Reno 911! (2009) (Season Six, Episode 5 as Gary - Deb's Boyfriend)
- Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild
- Another Gay Movie (2006)
- My Fabulous Gay Wedding (2005) (TV series)
- Burnt Toast (2005) (TV)
- The Pacifier (2005)
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2004) (TV)
- Stunt C*ocks (2004)
- Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004) (TV)
- Ham & Cheese (2004)
- My Baby's Daddy (2004)
- The Simpsons (2003, 2008, 2011) (TV series)
- Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
- The Red Sneakers (2003) (TV)
- Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty (2002) (V)
- Roboroach (2002) (TV series)
- Run Ronnie Run (2002)
- Tart (2001)
- Further Tales of the City (2001) (miniseries)
- Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
- Star Trek: Voyager (Guest star - TV Series) (1999)
- More Tales of the City (1998) (miniseries)
- Hayseed (1997)
- Hijacking Hollywood (1997)
- Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)
- The Larry Sanders Show (1992) (TV series) (1995–1998)
- Super 8-1/2 (1993)
- Millennium (1989)
- Day One (1989) (TV)
- The Kids in the Hall (1988) (TV series)
- Hot Paint (1988) (TV)
- Head Office (1985)
- Buddy Babylon: The Autobiography of Buddy Cole (with Paul Bellini) in 1998, a humor novel; ISBN 0-440-50828-2
- The Lowest Show on Earth, a 2001 one-man show produced in Toronto
- Scottastrophe, 2006 multimedia show
- The Hollow Planet, a graphic novel by Scott Thompson, Kyle Morton, and Stephan Nilson, from IDW Publishing; featuring Thompson's The Kids in the Hall character Danny Husk.
- "Just for Laughs venue for new 'shock' material", CTV Television Network, July 21, 2001, retrieved 2008-09-09
- "Nothing is sacred in new Kids in the Hall series". Xtra!, December 28, 2009.
- "Scott Thompson overcomes cancer and career setbacks on road to Kids comeback". Yahoo! News, January 10, 2010.
- Hanania, Joseph (October 25, 1996). "Ellen Takes Back Seat at Talk on Gays' Role in Hollywood". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
- "An actor's site gag", Entertainment Weekly, October 20, 1995.
- "Scott Thompson Goes Straight With New Comic". Torontoist, March 16, 2011.
- "Buddy Cole Learns About Russia's Anti-Gay Laws, Prepares To Visit Sochi For The Colbert Report", Huffington Post, February 11, 2014.