Sean Masterson

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Sean Masterson
Born New York City
Occupation Actor/Comedian
Years active 1984–present

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,[1] and Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza.[2][3][4]

Sean Masterson is a multi-faceted improvisational comedian who enjoys writing, producing, directing, and acting.

Personal life[edit]

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 then quickly hired by The Second City where he worked on stage with Mike Myers, Steve Carell and Bonnie Hunt, among 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,[5] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Sean is probably most notable for his appearances in improvisational shows Drew Carey's Green Screen Show,[6] 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.[7] consisted of sixty episodes.

Title Role Year Notes
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
Sibs ? 1992 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
Couch Sean 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
Republicrats Himself 2008 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)

Video Games[edit]

Title Role Year
Lands of the Lore: Guardians of Destiny Luthor (Voice) 1997
Lands of the Lore III Luthor/Frank/Mark LeGre (Voice) 1999

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