Jeff B. Davis
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Davis in 2010
|Born||Jeffrey Bryan Davis
October 6, 1973
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, singer|
He also appeared in Drew Carey's Green Screen Show as one of the main actors. In 2011, Davis appeared on Drew Carey's improv show, Improv-A-Ganza. He is also known for doing impressions of several actors, most notably Christopher Walken, Keanu Reeves, and Jeff Goldblum on the shows.
Jeff Davis was born in Los Angeles and raised in Whittier, California. He began his acting career at the age of four at the Groundlings Theater in Hollywood, playing Linus in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. He attended La Serna High School.
Davis started in commercials, and at age 11 was cast as Louis in the Broadway production of The King and I with Yul Brynner. A national U.S. tour followed and, after 750 performances, Davis returned home to attend school.
Davis' screen acting debut was a dramatic role on the series Highway To Heaven as a 13-year-old college student prodigy. He began performing with various improv troupes. He also worked with the short video website Channel 101.com and was in the Dan Harmon series Laser Fart. In addition, he played the role of David Lee Roth of Van Halen in an episode of the hugely popular Yacht Rock show. Soon after, he landed a recurring role on the improv series Whose Line Is It Anyway?. His comedic timing won over comedian Steve Martin and the other producers of The Downer Channel, earning Davis a spot in the cast of the comedy series in 2001. He also has appeared in the television series The Norm Show, The Drew Carey Show and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. Davis appeared in the acclaimed telefilm Tuesdays With Morrie and was a series regular in Happy Family, opposite Christine Baranski and John Larroquette, in the fall of 2003. He played the role of an attorney in the October 9, 2008 episode of The Sarah Silverman Program. Davis also regularly appears as a guest on the Superego podcast, where he has impersonated Sam Elliot.
Davis has toured on the "The Improv All Stars" alongside fellow Whose Line stars Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Chip Esten, Brad Sherwood, Kathy Greenwood and Greg Proops. Davis has also been part of two USO tours and tours with Stiles, Esten and Proops doing live shows in various cities across the US and Canada. He was often used in games that required improvisational singing and usually partnered with Wayne Brady on Whose Line and Esten on Drew Carey's Green Screen Show or live tours. He still performs live improv shows with Esten, Proops and Stiles under the name Whose Live Anyway? and they regularly tour around the USA and Canada.
Davis was one of the rotating announcers on television's longest running game show The Price Is Right after Rich Fields's departure. Davis often modeled prizes (prizes oriented towards men such as watches, men's clothing, and occasionally a musical instrument are usually modeled by the announcer) and participated in games where the model traditionally participates (when only two models are available). However, George Gray eventually got the job.
Since June 2012, Davis has co-hosted the live improvisational comedy podcast Harmontown with Community creator Dan Harmon, staged within Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. Davis acts as "comptroller", serving as the show's anchor, announcer and sidekick. In 2014, Game Show Network announced he would host a game show called The Line.
|1986||Highway To Heaven||Chris Gunn||Episode: "Code Name: FREAK"|
|1999||Tuesdays with Morrie||Acapella Singer #2||Movie|
|The Drew Carey Show||Himself
|"Bringing Up Boss"
"Drew Live III"
|Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Regular performer|
|2001||The Downer Channel||Various||Series|
|2002||Robot Bastard!||Robot Blood Mamba||Short|
|2003||On the Spot||Jeff Miller||Series|
|Happy Family||Todd Brennan||Series|
|Drew Carey's Green Screen Show||Himself||Series|
|2005||Jake in Progress||The Waiter||Episode: "Check Please"|
|Joey||Martin||Episode: "Joey and the Premiere"|
|Awesometown||Cowboy with whip||Awesometown unaired pilot|
|2007–08||The Sarah Silverman Program||Lawyer||4 episodes|
|2010||The Price Is Right||Guest announcer||September–November|
|Melrose Place||Simon||Episode: "Sepulveda"|
|2010–12||Mary Shelley's Frankenhole||Victor Frankenstein||19 episodes|
|2011||Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza||Himself/Regular performer|
|SuperF***ers||Super Dan, others (voice)||Series|
|2014||"The Line"||Host||Game Show|
|2006||Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down||Marty|
|2010||An Evening Without Monty Python||Various|
- "Jeff Davis bio". Whose Website Is It Anyway?. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
- "Biography". Chronicles of Jeff Davis. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
- "Sherwood, Davis Auditioning for Price is Right Announcer". About.com. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
- "Episode 97 of the Harmontown podcast". Harmontown. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
|Acting announcer of The Price is Right
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