Brad Sherwood

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Brad Sherwood
Brad Sherwood 2006.JPG
Sherwood in 2006
Born Bradley Sherwood[citation needed]
(1964-11-24) November 24, 1964 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Game show host
Years active 1972–present
Height 6 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 began acting at the age of eight. He attended Santa Fe Preparatory School and graduated from Santa Fe High School. He went on to graduate from Wright State University with a BFA in Acting. His first acting job was his recurring role as Ned Barron for 5 episodes of L.A. Law. In 1994-95, he was a cast member on the syndicated sketch-comedy series The Newz.[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. 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 GSN 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 70's, I Love The 80's, I Love The 90's, 100 One Hit Wonders of The 80's, 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.

During their performance, Karl Rove participated in an improvised rap performance, during which the dancing Rove shouted the now infamous refrain "I'm MC Rove!" throughout the song. The "Capitol spectacle" became a media frenzy and a viral video on YouTube with millions of hits, and even ended up in the series finale of The Sopranos.

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] the couple appeared on several episodes during the third season of the Bravo series Flipping Out.[3]


  1. ^ "17 Amazing Secrets You Did Not Know About Brad Sherwood - Fan World". 
  2. ^ "Conversations With Ross: Featuring Brad Sherwood",, August 17, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Brad Sherwood,, 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
Succeeded by
Chuck Woolery (1997-2000)
Preceded by
Rich Fields
Acting announcer of The Price is Right
Served alongside: Jeff Davis, JD Roberto and others
Succeeded by
George Gray