Comedians

by fluviatilis | created - 16 Mar 2014 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

These guys makes me laugh.

1. Stan Laurel

Actor | Sons of the Desert

Stan Laurel came from a theatrical family, his father was an actor and theatre manager, and he made his stage debut at the age of 16 at Pickard's Museum, Glasgow. He traveled with Fred Karno's vaudeville company to the United States in 1910 and again in 1913. While with that company he was Charles ...

2. Oliver Hardy

Actor | Sons of the Desert

Although his parents were never in show business, as a young boy Oliver Hardy was a gifted singer and, by age eight, was performing with minstrel shows. In 1910 he ran a movie theatre, which he preferred to studying law. In 1913 he became a comedy actor with the Lubin Company in Florida and began ...

3. Charles Chaplin

Writer | The Great Dictator

Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...

4. James Finlayson

Actor | Way Out West

Alongside Ben Turpin, diminutive Scots-born Jimmy Finlayson was, arguably, the most instantly recognisable of the many clowns of silent screen slapstick who made their living as comic foil to stars like Laurel & Hardy, or Harold Lloyd. The perpetually exasperated, squinting, bald-pated master of ...

5. Ben Stiller

Producer | Tropic Thunder

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real ...

6. W.C. Fields

Actor | It's a Gift

William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father ...

7. Will Ferrell

Producer | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...

8. Jerry Lewis

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) was an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis...

9. Matt Stone

Music_department | South Park

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

10. Trey Parker

Music_department | South Park

Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker, a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double ...

11. William H. Macy

Actor | Fargo

William H. Macy was born on March 13, 1950 in Miami, Florida, USA as William Hall Macy Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for Fargo (1996), Shameless (2011) and Magnolia (1999). He has been married to Felicity Huffman since September 6, 1997. They have two children.

12. Kari-Pekka Toivonen

Actor | Vapaa pudotus

Kari-Pekka Toivonen was born on May 6, 1967 in Finland. He is an actor and writer, known for Vapaa pudotus (2002), Upswing (2003) and Rock'n Roll Never Dies (2006). He has been married to Merja Larivaara since September 1998.

13. Leslie Nielsen

Actor | Airplane!

Leslie William Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (Davies), was Welsh. His father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen, was a Danish-born Mountie and a strict disciplinarian. Leslie studied at the Academy of ...

14. Jim Carrey

Actor | Bruce Almighty

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

15. Don Adams

Actor | Get Smart

Don Adams was born in New York, to a father of Hungarian Jewish descent, and a mother of German and Irish ancestry. He had a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Dick Yarmy. He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II and contracted malaria during the fighting on Guadalcanal island. After the war he ...

16. Bobcat Goldthwait

Director | God Bless America

Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait, born May 26, 1962, is an American comedian, and writer, producer, director, and star of films and television shows. He is most widely known for his at times screechy voice and scattergun delivery during his standup comedy performances and some film roles.

He was ...

17. Michael Winslow

Actor | Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

Michael Winslow was born on September 6, 1958 in Spokane, Washington, USA as Michael Leslie Winslow. He is an actor, known for Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987), Spaceballs (1987) and Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994). He has been married to Sharon Larrieu since June 12, 2003. He ...

18. Esa Pakarinen

Actor | Rovaniemen markkinoilla

Esa Pakarinen was born on February 9, 1911 in Rääkkylä, Finland as Feliks Esaias Pakarinen. He was an actor, known for Rovaniemen markkinoilla (1951), Pekka Puupää (1953) and It's Up to Us (1973). He was married to Elli Aho, Orvokki Vesaranta and Aino Juntunen. He died on April 28, 1989 ...

19. Masa Niemi

Actor | Pekka Puupää

Masa Niemi was born on July 20, 1914 in Viipuri, Finland as Martti Elis Niemi. He was an actor, known for Pekka Puupää (1953), Pekka ja Pätkä ketjukolarissa (1957) and Pekka ja Pätkä miljonääreinä (1958). He died on May 3, 1960 in Tampere, Finland.

20. Jacques Tati

Writer | Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

The comic genius Jacques Tati was born Taticheff, descended from a noble Russian family. His grandfather, Count Dimitri, had been a general in the Imperial Army and had served as military attaché to the Russian Embassy in Paris. His father, Emmanuel Taticheff, was a well-to-do picture framer who ...

21. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

22. G.W. Bailey

Actor | Police Academy

George William Bailey was born on August 27, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas. Although Bailey started college at Lamar University in Beaumont, he eventually transferred to Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He did not complete his studies. He worked at local theater companies during the mid 1960s until ...

23. David Graf

Actor | Police Academy

David Graf was a Lancaster, Ohio native. He was a graduate of Lancaster High School in 1968. He went on to attend college at Otterbein University where he graduated in 1972 as a theater major. He attended Ohio State University grad school until 1975 when he dropped out to pursue an acting career in...

24. Mel Smith

Actor | The Princess Bride

His father, Ken was born in Co Durham, he married Vera and together took over her family's greengrocery shop in Quick Road, Chiswick, London. He convinced her that the way forward was to convert the shop into a bookmakers and before long they'd moved to a semi detached house. Mel was born in 1964 ...

25. Griff Rhys Jones

Actor | Not the Nine O'Clock News

Griff Rhys Jones was born on November 16, 1953 in Cardiff, Wales as Griffith Rhys Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979), The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1989) and Alas Smith & Jones (1984). He is married to Jo Jones. They have two children.

26. Gareth Hale

Actor | Family Affairs

Gareth Hale was born on January 15, 1953 in London, England as Gareth Irvin Hale. He is an actor and writer, known for Family Affairs (1997), The Young Ones (1982) and A Pinch of Snuff (1994).

27. Norman Pace

Actor | The Young Ones

Norman Pace was born on February 17, 1953 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England as Norman John Pace. He is an actor and writer, known for The Young Ones (1982), Three of a Kind (1981) and Extras (2005). He has been married to Beverley since December 27, 1976. They have three children.

28. Jean Dujardin

Actor | The Artist

In 1995 he began his first one man show, the same year he met Bruno Salomone, Eric Collado, Emmanuel Joucla and Eric Massot with whom he created the "Nous C nous". In 1999, he became "Loulou" in Un gars, une fille (1999). This part permitted him to show his talent to a larger public. Since the end ...

29. Eric Campbell

Actor | The Vagabond

Campbell was born in Sale, Cheshire on 26th April 1880 and began acting as a boy. He married fellow music hall performer Fanny Gertrude Robotham on March 30, 1901 and was later hired by English music hall impresario Fred Karno for his "Fun Factory" comedy troupes that featured other comics like a ...

30. Mel Brooks

Actor | Spaceballs

Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to ...

31. Carroll O'Connor

Actor | All in the Family

Carroll was born in Manhattan and raised in Forest Hills, a heavily Jewish community in New York City's borough of Queens. After graduating from high school in 1942, O'Connor joined the Merchant Marines and worked on ships in the Atlantic. In 1946, he enrolled at the University of Montana to study ...

32. Armas Jokio

Actor | Pekka ja Pätkä miljonääreinä

Armas Jokio was born on February 21, 1918 in Helsinki, Finland. He was an actor, known for Pekka ja Pätkä miljonääreinä (1958), Pekka ja Pätkä ketjukolarissa (1957) and Pekka ja Pätkä mestarimaalareina (1959). He was married to Liisa Rope. He died on ...

33. George Gaynes

Actor | Tootsie

George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two ...

34. Art Metrano

Actor | Police Academy 3: Back in Training

Art Metrano was born on September 22, 1936 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Arthur Metrano. He is an actor, known for Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986), Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) and History of the World: Part I (1981). He has been married to ...

35. Heikki Silvennoinen

Actor | Kummeli

Heikki Silvennoinen was born on April 27, 1954 in Savonlinna, Finland as Heikki Johannes Silvennoinen. He is an actor and writer, known for Kummeli (1991), Kummeli Stories (1995) and Kontio & Parmas (2018). He has been married to Tiina Lähteenmäki since August 1998.

36. Timo Kahilainen

Actor | Herra Heinämäki ja Leijonatuuliviiri

Timo Kahilainen was born in 1963 as Timo Eero Kahilainen. He is an actor and writer, known for Mr. Hayhill and the Lion Wind Vane (2011), Kummeli V (2014) and Kummeli Stories (1995).

37. Olli Keskinen

Actor | Kummeli

Olli Keskinen was born on December 18, 1966 in Tampere, Finland. He is an actor and writer, known for Kummeli (1991), Mankeli (2000) and Liekki (2002).

38. Leo Jokela

Actor | Kaasua, komisario Palmu!

Leo Jokela was born on January 24, 1927 in Hausjärvi, Finland as Leo Paavali Jokela. He is known for his work on Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961), Inspector Palmu's Error (1960) and The Stars Will Tell, Inspector Palmu (1962). He was married to Marja-Terttu Vainio and Eila Anna-Liisa Sillantie. He died...

39. Toivo Mäkelä

Actor | Aika hyvä ihmiseksi

Toivo Mäkelä was born on September 26, 1909 in Loviisa, Finland as Toivo Armas Sulo Mäkelä. He was an actor, known for Pretty Good for a Human (1977), Meidän herramme muurahaisia (1964) and Inspector Palmu's Error (1960). He was married to Irma Seikkula. He died on April 20, 1979 in Helsinki, ...

40. George Kennedy

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. Following high school graduation, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 with the hope to become a fighter ...

41. Heikki Hela

Actor | Kummeli kultakuume

Heikki Hela was born in 1964. He is an actor and writer, known for Kummeli Goldrush (1997), Karjalan kunnailla (2007) and Handcuff King (2002). He has been married to Kaisa Hela since 2015. He was previously married to Mari Posti.

42. Rowan Atkinson

Actor | Johnny English

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees ...



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