Rick Green (comedian)

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Rick Green

Rick Green, founder of TotallyADD
Richard Green

(1953-11-04) November 4, 1953 (age 67)
Toronto, Ontario
Alma materUniversity of Waterloo
OccupationActor, writer, comedian, satirist
Years active1975–present

Richard "Rick" Green, CM OOnt (born November 4, 1953) is a Canadian comedian, satirist, actor, writer, and advocate for awareness of adult ADD. He is most well known as co-creator of The Red Green Show, creator of History Bites and co-founder of comedy troupe The Frantics. Green also hosted Prisoners of Gravity on TVOntario.

Early life[edit]

Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo. His first job was as a demonstrator at the Ontario Science Centre, where he worked as a presenter from 1975 until 1979.[1]


In 1979, Green plunged into show business full-time when he helped found the Toronto-based comedy troupe The Frantics.[2]

ADD/ADHD and advocacy[edit]

In 2001, Green was diagnosed as having attention deficit disorder, after one of his children was found to have it.[3][4] In 2009 Green wrote and directed a documentary about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults, entitled ADD & Loving it?! The film, featuring fellow comedian Patrick McKenna, won a New York Festivals Silver Award and earned Green the CAMH Foundation Transforming Lives Award for 2009.[3]

Awards and honours[edit]

On June 30, 2017, the Governor General of Canada announced Green's appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada for "his contributions to Canadian television as a comedian, actor and writer, and for his efforts to raise awareness and understanding of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)."[5]


  1. ^ Read, Nicholas (June 1, 1984). "Frankly, it's all getting a bit frantic". The Sun. Vancouver. p. B1. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  2. ^ Skinner, Justin (November 28, 2009). "Frantic reunion promises big laughs". City Centre Mirror. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Goddard, John (May 12, 2009). "Comic turns attention to disorder". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on May 20, 2009.
  4. ^ "The Team". TotallyADD.com. Archived from the original on June 27, 2012.
  5. ^ General, The Office of the Secretary to the Governor. "The Governor General of Canada". Retrieved July 1, 2017.

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