Colin Mochrie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor, producer, writer and improvisational comedian. He is best known for his comic acts and marvelous skills not only as a standup comedian but also as an actor. Colin Mochrie net worth is $1 million dollar.
He has appeared in US and UK versions of improvisational TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”. He also appeared in Vancouver’s TheatreSports League and Toronto’s Second City theatre.
Following article talks about the life and works of this amazingly talented comedian and actor.
Biography and Background
Colin Andrew Mochrie is his full name.
He has quite a few nicknames. Some of them are Captain Hair, Col, Lightning rod of hate, Baldy Flatscalp etc.
Colin is a Scottish-born Canadian. He was born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland.
He was born on November 30, 1957 and currently is 62 years old.
Colin Mochire’s main profession is as a stand-up comedian and actor. Apart from this he also did theatre and worked as a producer and writer.
His Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Colin was born in Scotland as the oldest issue of three to his parents. In 1964 their family moved to a French neighborhood located just outside Montreal, Quebec.
But they didn’t stay there for long as they moved to Vancouver, British Columbia just 5 years later. He started his academic career in Killarney Secondary School with an aim to become a marine biologist.
He was a very shy person in school and called himself a loner. Although he wanted to become a marine biologist, his interest took a 360 degree turn when a friend of his asked him to act in a play called “The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch”.
He played the role of an undertaker. It was the first time he got an idea about how it feels to make the audience laugh. That was the moment when he made up his mind to mark his footsteps in the world of entertainment and make a career out of it.
The name of his parents is unknown. But it is known that his father was an airline maintenance executive. Not much details are found about her mother.
Colin Mochrie is the eldest of three children. He has a younger brother and a younger sister.
He is married. He married Canadian actress Debra McGrath on January 8, 1989. The couple have a daughter together.
Colin and his wife Debra have a daughter together. Her name is Kinley Mochrie. She was born on September 3, 1990. In 2017, with her permission Colin announced that her daughter is a transgender.
He began his career after graduating from Studio 58. He started working as a member for the Vancouver Theatresport. He started working there in 1980 but the path to success didn’t come easy to him.
At one stage he literally had to pull people from MacDonald’s to come and see the shows. He started there as a part time job but soon it turned out to be full time for him.
It is during this time when he met fellow improviser Ryan Stiles. He left the group in 1986. He then moved to Toronto where he worked alongside Ryan in Second City National Touring Company.
This is the place where he also met his wife Debra who at that time was working as a director there. He worked three years there and directed three productions for the company.
After spending some quality time with his new wife he auditioned for improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” But he didn’t get the part. The following year he moved to Los Angeles and again auditioned for the part.
This time he got the part and moved to London. But then again he was let go after making an appearance in one episode only. But he didn’t give up.
After giving an audition for the third time he got a regular spot in the show and worked there for 7 years before the show ended in 1998. But his journey didn’t stop there.
Next he went on to appear in the US version of the show from 1998 to 2006. He also stayed active elsewhere too apart from his role in Whose Line?
In 1994, he portrayed the role of Mike Brady in a musical version of “The Brady Bunch”. He also appeared in Canadian improvisational comedy series “Improv Heaven and Hell”.
He started in the Canadian comedy series “Blackfly” from 2001 until 2002. In 2004, he hosted a tongue-in-cheek guide to surviving animal attacks on Animal Planet known as “Wild Survival Guide”.
Next in 2006, he starred in “Getting Along Famously “, followed by hosting part of the Press Correspondents’ Dinner with the President in 2007.
The same year he hosted the Canadian version of the game show “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?”. Becoming only the fifth “Whose Line?” cast to become a game show host.
He acted in the Canadian television sitcom “She’s the Mayor” in 2011. Following year, he starred in the improv comedy series “Trust Us with Your Life”.
He returned to the remake of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” In 2013. Since 2002, he has been making regular tours with fellow Whose Line Star Brad Sherwood in North America and doing two-man stage shows.
The shows are called “An Evening with Colin and Brad”. As of 2018 both of them are continuing this but now the shows are called “Scared Scriptless Tour” and hosted in larger locations like the Sydney Opera House, and Royal Albert Hall in London etc.
Colin Mochrie Net Worth
Colin Mochrie is a famous comedian and actor of modern time. Apart from showing wonderful skills as a stand-up comedian he is also a brilliant actor.
Apart from this he also worked as a writer and producer. All of this helped him to gain a net worth of $1 million USD.
Works Throughout the Years
Some films that Colin Mochrie acted on are given below:
Social Media Presence
Colin Mochrie has an official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account. The links are given below:
Colin Mochrie is a 62-year-old comedian and actor. He has been part of the entertainment industry for more than 40 years now and doing what he loves to do the most. Making people laugh and spreading happiness everywhere he goes.
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