Vance Elliott DeGeneres
September 2, 1954
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, musician, film producer, screenwriter|
|Parent(s)||Elliott DeGeneres (father) |
Betty DeGeneres (mother)
|Relatives||Ellen DeGeneres (sister)|
Portia de Rossi (sister-in-law)
He played bass guitar and was a songwriter in the band The Cold, a new-wave band founded in New Orleans in the late 1970s. The Cold was inaugurated into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2018.
He was the original "Mr. Hands" of "The Mr. Bill Show."
In 1991, DeGeneres was a staff writer on Eerie, Indiana, on NBC. In 1993, DeGeneres co-created, with Karl Schaefer, a pilot script for ABC called Lost Angels, he wrote an episode for Diagnosis Murder. In 1994-95, DeGeneres wrote and produced 9 Line. In 1995, he and Emily Cutler co-created and co-hosted Movies Schmoovies, a movie review pilot.
In 1995, DeGeneres and Alex Herschlag co-created and co-hosted a comedy show called The 4th Floor Show, a mock talk show. The pilot episode aired on E! In 1996/97, DeGeneres was a writer on Ellen. In 1998, DeGeneres was a writer on the UPN sitcom Hits.
DeGeneres has been a writer on The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, and The Grammy Awards.
In 2002, he co-created, with Andy Lassner at Fox, a comedy pilot called Your Local News. DeGeneres also hosted.
DeGeneres was co-president of Carousel Productions at Warner Bros. for six years, Steve Carell's production company, developing comedy movies, including Crazy Stupid Love and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. He was an executive producer on both films.
DeGeneres was an executive producer on the Showtime series Inside Comedy, hosted by David Steinberg, for four seasons.
He currently has a television development deal at Telepictures Productions, a division of Warner Bros.
During the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, DeGeneres and Rick Springfield created the online series, Rick Springfield & Vance DeGeneres Present the Miniseries: the 60 Second Guide to Songwriting with a Partner. The comedic series resulted in two songs: "The Wall Will Fall" and "Welcome to Your Bright New World", with proceeds benefitting Feeding America.
He was an executive producer on Ellen's Game of Games, which aired on NBC in 2020.
- DeGeneres, Betty (1999). Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey (1st ed.). New York: Rob Weisbach Books. p. 66, 70. ISBN 9780688162740. OCLC 40489091.
- Mallegg, Kristin, ed. (2011). Almanac of Famous People. 1 (10th ed.). Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale/Cengage Learning. ISBN 9781414445489. OCLC 659753779.
About this person: Born: 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
- "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Vance DeGeneres, Correspondent". Comedy Central. n.d. Archived from the original on September 1, 1999. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
- Lien, James (March 1, 1998). "A Brief History of New Orleans Rock". OffBeat. New Orleans, Louisiana. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
- "The Cold". Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
- "Vance DeGeneres". IMDb.
- Yahr, Emily (August 5, 2015). "How 'Indecision 2000' changed everything for Jon Stewart and 'The Daily Show'". Washington Post. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
- Fleming, Michael (January 13, 2009). "Steve Carell's Carousel forms TV arm". Variety. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
- Spera, Keith (May 2, 2020). "Vance DeGeneres, Rick Springfield's 'The Wall Will Fall': a goof that grew into a fundraiser". The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate. New Orleans, Louisiana. Retrieved July 21, 2020.