Jeff B. Davis
Jeffrey Bryan Davis
October 6, 1973
Jeffrey Bryan Davis (born October 6, 1973) is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work as a recurring performer on the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Since July 2016, he has starred as the Goblin Hero Boneweevil on the (formerly) Seeso and VRV Direct original production HarmonQuest.
He 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 his impersonations of several actors, notably Christopher Walken, Keanu Reeves, and Jeff Goldblum. He also had a lead role in 2006's award-winning independent film The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down as Marty the housesitter.
Early life and education
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 he 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's screen acting debut was a dramatic role on the series Highway To Heaven as a 12-year-old college student prodigy. He began performing with various improv troupes. He worked with the short-video website Channel 101 and was in the Dan Harmon series Laser Fart. In addition, he played David Lee Roth of Van Halen in an episode of Yacht Rock.
Soon after, Davis 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 has appeared in the television series The Norm Show, The Drew Carey Show, and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.
He appeared in the 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 an attorney in the October 9, 2008 episode of The Sarah Silverman Program. Davis regularly appears as a guest on the Superego podcast, where he frequently impersonates Sam Elliott.
Davis has toured on "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 been part of two USO tours, and he tours with Stiles, Esten, and Proops doing live shows across the U.S. 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.
Since June 2012, Davis has co-hosted the live improvisational comedy podcast Harmontown with Community creator Dan Harmon, which started taping at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. After a stint at the Starburns Castle in Burbank, the show ended up being taped at Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth Theatre. Davis acted as "comptroller", serving as the show's anchor, announcer, and sidekick until the show ended its run in late 2019. In 2014, Game Show Network announced he would host a game show called The Line.
He is often confused with Jeff Davis, the creator of the television series Teen Wolf. In 2020, he appeared on the Teen Wolf episode of Diminishing Returns podcast and gave an interview, posing as the other Jeff Davis.
|2002||Robot Bastard!||Robot Blood Mamba||Short film|
Credited as Jeff Davis
|Dan Harmon's Batman||Video short|
Credited as Jeff Davis
|2004||Evil Remains||Eric||Credited as Jeff Davis|
|2006||Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down||Marty|
|Trans-plants||C.E.O. Brick Michaels||Short|
|Just the Three of Us||"McCloud" Guy||Video short|
|In Loving Memory of Chad||Jeff||Short film|
|2010||An Evening Without Monty Python||Various|
|My Funny Valentine||Joel|
|2015||Amigo Undead||Sheriff Maynard|
|TBA||Izzy Lyon: The Unspun Truth||Ritchy Rounds|
|1986||Highway To Heaven||Christopher Gunn||Season 3 episode 9: "Code Name: FREAK"|
|1999||Tuesdays with Morrie||A capella Singer #2||TV movie|
|2001||The Test||Himself/Panelist||Episode 74: "The Reality Test"|
|2001-2002||The Drew Carey Show||Himself/D'Artagnan||2 episodes|
|2000–01, 2003, 2005–06
|Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Regular performer|
|2000||Norm||Terry||Season 3 episode 5: "Norm vs. Halloween"|
|2001||The Downer Channel||Various|
|House of Cards||TV movie|
|2003||On the Spot||Jeff Miller||5 episodes|
Credited as Jeff B. Davis
|Ultraforce||Colonel Samuel Price|
|Computerman||Agent Chapman||Four episodes|
Credited as Jeff Davis
|Happy Family||Todd Brennan|
|Pyramid||Himself/Celebrity panelist||Credited as Jeff Davis|
|2004||Call Me Cobra||TV short|
|Twigger's Holiday||Michelle's Father||Episode #1.5|
|Drew Carey's Green Screen Show||Regular performer|
|2005||Joey||Martin||Episode: "Joey and the Premiere"|
|Jake in Progress||The Waiter||Episode: "Check Please"|
|House of Cosbys||Mitchell Reynolds / Mitchell||Voice|
|Awesometown||Cowboy||Awesometown unaired pilot|
|2006||The Wastelander||Bicycle Cop||TV series short|
|Yacht Rock||David Lee Roth||Episode: "Runnin' with the Devil"|
|Woria: Queen of Power||Monstro||TV short|
|2006-2007||Exposure||Ash||Credited as Jeff Davis|
|Cautionary Tales of Swords||Anchorman||Episode 3|
|2007–2008||The Sarah Silverman Program||Lawyer||4 episodes|
|2008||True Blood||Undercover Cop||Season 1 episode 4: "Escape from Dragon House"|
|Moral Orel||Miss Secondopinionson / Busy Dad Toss-o-Matic||Voice|
Credited as Jeff Davis
|The Madness of Jane||John Mossbechar||TV movie|
|2009||The Quest for the Golden Hot Dog||Hungry Hipster||Episode: "Welcome Eaters"|
|Water and Power||Jeff||Episode: "Ryan Leaves for Israel"|
|Crappy Holidays Presents...||2 episodes|
|2010||Melrose Place||Simon||Episode 17: "Sepulveda"|
|Hunk of Metal||TV short|
|Uncle Nigel||TV movie|
|The Price Is Right||Guest announcer||September–November|
|2010–2012||Mary Shelley's Frankenhole||Victor Frankenstein||19 episodes|
|2011||Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza||Regular performer|
Season 6 episode 4: "Big E"
Credited Jeff Davis
|2012||Suits||Zielinski||Season 2 episode 9: "Asterisk"|
|SuperF***ers||Super Dan / Polka Dots||Voice|
|2013||Falcon Man||Lenny||Episode 1|
|Doin' It Yourself||Glee Boy||TV movie|
|2014||Car-Jumper||Brad Killian||Episode #1.17|
|Space Work||TV short|
|Santiago||Music Manager||Episode 3|
|2016||Fuller House||Wrestling Announcer||Season 1 episode 6: "The Legend of El Explosivo"|
|Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Dirk||Season 1 episode 2: "Uncle Jerry"|
|Hidden America with Jonah Ray||Goodman Steve||Season 1 episode 1: "Boston: Where Past Is Present"|
|2017||Rick and Morty||"Simple Rick's" Voiceover||Voice|
Season 3 episode 7: "The Ricklantis Mixup"
|2020||Diminishing Returns||Jeff Davis, Creator of MTV's Teen Wolf / Jeff Davis, Not the Creator of MTV's Teen Wolf||3 episodes|
- "Jeff Davis biodata". Whose Website Is It Anyway?. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- Greene, Steve (September 15, 2017). "'HarmonQuest' Season 2: Dan Harmon On Getting to Be a Narcissist While Spencer Crittenden Does All The Work". IndieWire. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- Artist Jennette Brown (August 29, 2009). "Whose Line Is It Anyway? Christopher Walken Impersonation". YouTube. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- "La Cerna HighSchool". Fanpop. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
- "Biography". Chronicles of Jeff Davis. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- Grosvenor, Carrie (July 22, 2010). "Sherwood, Davis Auditioning for Price is Right Announcer". About.com. Archived from the original on April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- "Listen to Episodes of Harmontown on Podbay". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Episode: Cliffhanger!". Retrieved January 6, 2020.
- "Episode 97 of the Harmontown podcast". Harmontown. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "227 - Teen Wolf (with Jeff Davis)". Diminishing Returns. October 5, 2020.
| Acting announcer of The Price is Right
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