Christian Duguay (actor)
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- This page is about the American comic actor. For the Canadian director, see Christian Duguay (director).
January 3, 1970 |
San Jose, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Rachel Ramras (divorced)|
Christian Duguay was born on January 3, 1970 in Stanford, California. He grew up in Carefree, Arizona and Readfield, Maine. Duguay attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Jazz Theory and Composition. In 1990, Duguay enrolled in the film school at California State University at Northridge, majoring in screenwriting. He performed with the improv comedy group Legitimate Freaks, and later studied at Groundlings Theater. He joined the Groundlings Main Company in 2000.
Christian Duguay was married to fellow Groundling Rachel Ramras. The couple is now divorced.
Duguay joined the cast of MADtv in 2000, as a repertory performer, for the sixth season. His background as a Groundling veteran served him well in the sketches which he appeared in on the show. Duguay's characters included stubborn, hyperactive teenager Edward and Loopgarue, who, along with his sister Hulahoop (played by Mo Collins), was blinded by a chemical fire as a child and now peddles on the street playing music and singing. He soon found popularity for his celebrity impressions, which included: Jay Leno and *NSYNC's Joey Fatone. However, Duguay is most famous for his George W. Bush impersonation, in which he portrayed the Commander-in-Chief as an "absent minded" and "intellectually challenged buffoon."
|Character||Sketch||Season of First Appearance||Catch Phrase||Notes|
|Edward||Edward||6||"I don't get it!"||He is an extremely hyperactive teenager who finds difficulty in comprehending various tasks.|
|Loopgarue||Loopgarue & Hulahoop||6||He is a man who was blinded by a chemical fire as a child and now peddles on the street playing music and singing.|
- Adolf Hitler
- Andy Griffith
- Bob Eubanks
- Colin Quinn
- Dan Rather
- George W. Bush
- Howie Long
- Jay Leno
- Jeff "Pittbull" Patterson
- Jim Backus
- John McDaniel
- Joey Fatone
- Martin Sheen
- Robert Zemeckis
- Wolf Blitzer
Aside from MADtv, Duguay has made other television appearances on shows like Arrested Development and Yes, Dear. Duguay also appeared in the HBO special Sketch Pad. As of March 2006, he is still with the Main Company of the Groundlings.
|2000–2001||MADtv||Various Characters||Sketch Comedy|
|2004||Arrested Development||Man in Bar||Live-Action Sitcom|