Jeff B. Davis

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Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis 2010.jpg
Davis in 2010
BornJeffrey Bryan Davis
(1973-10-06) October 6, 1973 (age 45)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian, singer
Years active1984–present

Jeffrey Bryan Davis (born October 6, 1973),[1] is an American actor, comedian, and singer. 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 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.

Background[edit]

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.[1] He attended La Serna High School.[2]

Davis started in commercials, and at age 11 was cast as Louis in the Broadway production of The King and I with Yul Brynner.[1] A national U.S. tour followed and, after 750 performances, Davis returned home to attend school.[3]

Career[edit]

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.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 Yacht Rock.

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 has appeared in the television series The Norm Show, The Drew Carey Show and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.

He 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 regularly appears as a guest on the Superego podcast, where he has impersonated 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.[3] Davis has been part of two USO tours and tours with Stiles, Esten and Proops doing live shows in various cities 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.

Davis was one of the rotating announcers on television's longest running game show, The Price Is Right, after Rich Fields's departure, until George Gray was chosen as the next permanent announcer.[4]

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 is now being taped at Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth Theatre. Davis acts as "comptroller", serving as the show's anchor, announcer and sidekick[5] 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.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Highway To Heaven Chris Gunn Episode: "Code Name: FREAK"
1999 Tuesdays with Morrie A capella Singer #2 Movie
2001-2002 The Drew Carey Show Himself
D'Artagnan
"Bringing Up Boss"
"Drew Live III"
2000–01, 2003,
2005–06, 2013–
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
Computerman Agent Chapman Series
Happy Family Todd Brennan Series
2004 Laser Fart Jeff 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
2012 Suits Zielinski Episode: "Asterisk"
SuperF***ers Super Dan, others (voice) Series
2014 The Line Host Game Show
2016 Fuller House Wrestling Announcer Episode: "The Legend of El Explosivo"
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Dirk Episode: "Uncle Jerry"
Hidden America with Jonah Ray Plimoth Plantation Actor Episode: "Boston: Where Past Is Present"
2016–2017 Harmonquest Boneweevil 20 episodes
2017 Rick and Morty "Simple Rick's" Voiceover Episode: "The Ricklantis Mixup"

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down Marty
2008 Killer Pad Backwater
2010 An Evening Without Monty Python Various
2013 Harmontown Himself

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jeff Davis biodata". Whose Website Is It Anyway?. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "La Cerna HighSchool". Fanpop. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Biography". Chronicles of Jeff Davis. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sherwood, Davis Auditioning for Price is Right Announcer". About.com. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "Listen to Episodes of Harmontown on Podbay". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Episode 97 of the Harmontown podcast". Harmontown. Retrieved September 29, 2014.

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
Rich Fields
Acting announcer of The Price is Right
2010–2011
Served alongside: Brad Sherwood, JD Roberto and others
Succeeded by
George Gray