Sean Masterson

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Sean Masterson
New York City
Years active1984–present

Sean Masterson is a comedy actor, writer, director and producer known for his work with Drew Carey, writing on The Drew Carey Show, and as an improvisational performer on Whose Line Is It Anyway? spin-offs Drew Carey's Green Screen Show,[1] and Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza. He has a wife and two children and is currently living in Los Angeles, California.[2][3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Masterson was raised in Los Angeles and began his career at the age of six when he appeared in a Count Chocula/Frankenberry television commercial, directed by Bill Melendez.[citation needed]

After graduating high school in Los Angeles and acting in commercials, daytime serials, and school plays, Masterson briefly attended college. He later moved to Chicago to begin pursuing an acting career. After bartending and working odd jobs for nine months, he was hired by The Second City, where he worked on stage with Mike Myers, Steve Carell and Bonnie Hunt. Upon returning to LA, Masterson started working with Ryan Stiles and Drew Carey, performing live improvisational comedy as a part of "The Improv All Stars".

Masterson created and co-wrote the web show "Home Purchasing Club" (HPC) for VH1/Spike,[5] which ran for two seasons and featured Kristen Wiig, Jeff Garlin, Diedrich Bader, and David Keochner. HPC was directed by Brian K. Roberts and executive produced by Jordan Levin, Pete Aronson and Generate.

Masterson created, wrote and directed "Republicrats" for MSN (Microsoft), portraying a former Fresno TV weatherman who decides to run for President of the United States against John McCain and Barack Obama. Republicrats was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter and TV Week as a Top Web Show of 2008.[citation needed] Republicrats was produced by Ivana Ma and Generate.

Masterson was[when?] named a top ten web producer to watch by TV Week.[citation needed]

Masterson has teamed up with Ryan Stiles to write and produce a half-hour comedy pilot called "Memory Lanes", directed by Brian K. Roberts and produced by Masterson, Styles, and Richard Elwood.[citation needed]


Masterson may be known best for his appearances in improvisational shows Drew Carey's Green Screen Show,[6] and Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza. He has appeared in numerous TV series apart from the two Whose Line Is It Anyway? spin-offs.[7]

Title Role Year Notes
Fatal Games Phil Dandridge 1984 Film
21 Jump Street Caller (Voice) 1989 TV series
Saved by the Bell Lt. Thompson 1990 TV series
Herman's Head Maitre'd 1991 TV series
Sibs ? 1992 TV series
Melrose Place Yuppie Man 1992 TV series
Murphy Brown Reporter 4# 1993 TV series
Dream On Carter 1990–1995 TV series (9 episodes)
Friends 'Monkeyshine' Guy 1996 TV series
Couch Sean 1996 TV series
Tracey Takes On... Glen 1997 TV series
Courting Courtney Al Kennedy 1997 Film
Wag the Dog Bob Richardson 1997 Film
Caroline in the City Todd 1998 TV series
3rd Rock from the Sun Justin 1999 TV series
Love Boat: The Next Wave Teddy 1999 TV series
Late Last Night BMW Man 1999 TV movie
Strip Mall Host 2000 TV series
The Drew Carey Show Bob 2000 TV series
Grounded for Life Tom 2004 TV series
Drew Carey's Green Screen Show Himself 2004–2005 TV series (7 episodes)
It Can Always Get Worse Donny 2005 Short
The ½ Hour News Hour Robert McGee 2005 TV series (4 episodes)
Home Purchasing Club Steve 2007 TV series
Republicrats Himself 2008 TV series
Memory Lanes Sean Murrary 2009 TV movie
Punching the Clown Kurt 2009 TV movie
Toybox Rici 2010–2011 TV series (2 episodes)
Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza Himself 2011 TV series (3 episodes)

Video games[edit]

Title Role Year
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny Luthor (Voice) 1997
Lands of Lore III Luthor/Frank/Mark LeGre (Voice) 1999



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