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Sean Masterson (born New York City) is a comedy actor, writer, director and producer most famous for his work with Drew Carey, writing on The Drew Carey Show, and an improvisational performer on Whose Line Is It Anyway? spin-offs Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, and Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza.
Sean Masterson is a multi-faceted improvisational comedian who enjoys writing, producing, directing, and acting.
He was raised in Los Angeles, Sean began his career at the age of six when he appeared in the first Count Chocula/Frankenberry cereal television commercial, directed by animation icon Bill Melendez. To secure Sean's services, Melendez offered Sean a case of Count Chocula cereal as a bonus. Sean took the gig, devoured the bonus and a career course was set for life.
After graduating high school in Los Angeles and acting in many commercials, daytime serials, and school plays, he briefly attended college. When he realized that people actually got paid to do what he had been doing his whole life - making people laugh - he covedd to Chicago to begin pursuing his career. After bartending and working odd jobs for only nine months he was than quickly hired by The Second City where he worked on stage with Mike Myers, Steve Carell and Bonnie Hunt, amongst others. Upon returning to LA, Sean started working with Ryan Stiles and Drew Carey, performing live improvisational comedy as a part of "The Improv All Stars". The Improv All Stars consists of alumni from The Second City, The Groundlings, Whose Line Is It Anyway and The Drew Carey Show. Sean has appeared in dozens of episodic television shows and feature films. He's had the honor to work with Directors such as Christopher Guest, Barry Levinson, John Landis, John Schlesinger and Jim Henson.
Sean created and co-wrote the popular web show "Home Purchasing Club" (HPC) for VH1/Spike, which ran for two seasons and featured the comedy talents of Kristen Wiig, Jeff Garlin, Diedrich Bader and David Keochner. HPC was given a "cheers" in TV Guide. HPC was directed by Brian K. Roberts and Executive Produced by Jordan Levin, Pete Aronson and Generate.
Sean created, wrote and directed "Republicrats" for MSN (Microsoft), portraying a former Fresno TV weatherman who decides to run for President of the United States against John McCain and Barack Obama. Republicrats was singled out by The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter and TV Week as a Top Web Show of 2008. Republicrats was Executive Produced by Ivana Ma and Generate.
Sean was recently named a top ten web producer to watch by TV Week.
Sean has teamed up with longtime collaborator Ryan Stiles to write and produce a half hour comedy pilot called "Memory Lanes". Memory Lanes was directed by Brian K. Roberts and Executive Produced by Sean, Ryan and Richard Elwood.
Sean and his family share time in Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC.
Sean is probably most notable for his appearances in improvisational shows Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, and Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza. He has appeared in numerous TV series apart from the two Whose Line Is It Anyway? spin-offs. consisted of sixty episodes.
|Fatal Games||Phil Dandridge||1984||Film|
|21 Jump Street||Caller (Voice)||1989||TV series|
|Saved by the Bell||Lt. Thompson||1990||TV series|
|Herman's Head||Maitre'd||1991||TV series|
|Melrose Place||Yuppie Man||1992||TV series|
|Murphy Brown||Reporter 4#||1993||TV series|
|Dream On||Carter||1900–1995||TV series (9 episodes)|
|Friends||'Monkeyshine' Guy||1996||TV series|
|Tracey Takes On...||Glen||1997||TV series|
|Courting Courtney||Al Kennedy||1997||Film|
|Wag the Dog||Bob Richardson||1997||Film|
|Caroline in the City||Todd||1998||TV series|
|3rd Rock from the Sun||Justin||1999||TV series|
|Love Boat: The Next Wave||Teddy||1999||TV series|
|Late Last Night||BMW Man||1999||TV movie|
|Strip Mall||Host||2000||TV series|
|The Drew Carey Show||Bob||2000||TV series|
|Grounded for Life||Tom||2004||TV series|
|Drew Carey's Green Screen Show||Himself||2004–2005||TV series (7 episodes)|
|It Can Always Get Worse||Donny||2005||Short|
|The ½ Hour News Hour||Robert McGee||2005||TV series (4 episodes)|
|Home Purchashing Club||Steve||2007||TV series|
|Memory Lanes||Sean Murrary||2009||TV movie|
|Punching the Clown||Kurt||2009||TV movie|
|Toybox||Rici||2010–2011||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza||Himself||2011||TV series (3 episodes)|
|Lands of the Lore: Guardians of Destiny||Luthor (Voice)||1997|
|Lands of the Lore III||Luthor/Frank/Mark LeGre (Voice)||1999|
(On Gangsta Rap) "Nothing calms me more than listening to a millionaire tell me exactly how much money he has, what big ticket items he's recently purchased, the total number of women he's had sex with and who he plans to kill next. In contrast, Sheryl Crow seems to be evasive and hiding something."
- Republicrats website