Brad Sherwood

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Brad Sherwood
Brad Sherwood 2006.JPG
Sherwood in 2006
BornBradley Sherwood[citation needed]
(1964-11-24) November 24, 1964 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActor
Comedian
Game show host
Years active1972–present
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Spouse(s)Seana Mahoney (2007–present)

Bradley Sherwood (born November 24, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, game show host and writer.

Early life and career[edit]

Sherwood was born in Chicago, Illinois and later grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He attended Santa Fe Preparatory School and graduated from Santa Fe High School, then went on to graduate from Wright State University with a BFA in acting. His first job was a recurring role on L.A. Law as nanny Ned Barron, which lasted for six episodes from 1991 to 1992. Sherwood was introduced to improv after being encouraged to attend a comedy class in Los Angeles,[1] and he joined the cast of the syndicated sketch-comedy series The Newz in 1994.[1]

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 onto the cast from the Los Angeles auditions.[2]

He starred on all seven seasons of the American, Emmy nominated version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? on ABC. Some of his impersonations include 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 1996–97, 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.[3]

Brad Sherwood was a regular panelist on To Tell The Truth, Jury Duty, and Hollywood Squares,[4] and has made over one hundred appearances in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the last fifteen years.[citation needed] He appeared in all three "live" episodes of The Drew Carey Show as the host who instigated the improv-games part of the shows.[3]

He has also appeared on Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza (2011) on Game Show Network and Trust Us With Your Life on ABC. His most recent appearances have been on the 2013 relaunch of Whose Line Is It Anyway?[3]

Other appearances[edit]

He regularly appears on numerous VH-1 series, including I Love The 70s, I Love The 80s, I Love The 90s, 100 One Hit Wonders of The 80s, 100 Greatest Rock Ballads, I Love Toys, and Greatest Game Show Moments. He was a guest on Larry King Live and a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately.[3]

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.

Sherwood was one of a rotating group of guest announcers on The Price Is Right before George Gray was chosen as the next permanent announcer.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Sherwood married Seana Mahoney in 2007;[3][better source needed] the couple appeared on several episodes during the third season of the Bravo series Flipping Out.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Masters, Kate (May 9, 2018). "'Whose Line' star Brad Sherwood, the most famous non-famous person on TV, comes to the Weinberg Center". Frederick News Post. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Conversations With Ross: Featuring Brad Sherwood", rosscarey.com, August 17, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Brad Sherwood, IMDb.com, December 7, 2008.
  4. ^ Schwartz, David (1999). "The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows", p. 279. Checkmark Books, New York.
  5. ^ "Brad Sherwood and Jeff Davis Guest Announce "The Price is Right"". Buzzer Blog. July 22, 2010. Retrieved November 2, 2010.

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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