Beethoven's Fifth

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Dave Thomas as Freddy in beethoven's 5th copy
Dave Thomas as Freddy in beethoven's 5th copy
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Beethoven 034e-mail
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Beethoven's Fifth Faith Ford Dave Thomas John Larroquette
Beethoven's Fifth Faith Ford Dave Thomas John Larroquette
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Boris and Natasha

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Boris and Natasha
Boris and Natasha
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Boris
Boris
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John Candy & Dave
John Candy & Dave
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Brother Bear

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Brother Bear Recording
Brother Bear Recording
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Dave and Rick with Brother Bear Producers
Dave and Rick with Brother Bear Producers
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Coneheads

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Coneheads
Coneheads
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Moving

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Rat Race

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Cleese 5
Cleese 5
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Cleese and Dave
Cleese and Dave
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Strange Brew

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Strange Brew Behind the Scenes
Strange Brew Behind the Scenes
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Strange Brew Story Board Page 6
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Recording with Mel Blanc
Recording with Mel Blanc
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Strange Brew Theater Card 8
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Strange Brew Theater Card 9
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The Experts

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experts
experts
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with Kelly Preston
with Kelly Preston
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Whitecoats

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White Coat_09
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MOVIES

I was always really more of a writer than an actor.  But my performances on SCTV got me some notoriety and, over the years, I was offered some roles in theatrical and made-for-television features.  It all started with a TV movie called "Home to Stay" (a terrible title that they later changed to Grandpa and Frank – only marginally better).  The movie was directed by Academy Award winner Delbert Mann and I played an agricultural student who came to Henry Fonda's farm to pick up a pig - I can't remember why.  But I made the producers and director laugh in the audition and so I got the part.  Then, a few weeks later, there I am shooting a scene with movie giant Henry Fonda.

On the writing side, I got my first feature script writing job in 1978.  Eugene Levy and I were hired to write a script for Columbia Pictures based on a book by Calvin Trillin called Runestruck. After that, I worked on a couple of scripts for Joel Silver and Larry Gordon at Universal Pictures - most notably The Big Broadcast of 1980 - a terrible idea even for a comedy in 1980.  I got pulled off that script by Universal Exec Sean Daniel during the revisions of the first draft to write another script for Universal entitled "Spies Like Us" with Dan Aykroyd.  

 

After Spies I went back and did another season of SCTV.  Then I got onto a film rewrite circuit for a little while, punching up scripts for producers Mike Medavoy at Orion Pictures.  Mike like one of my rewrites and then gave me an original script assignment that had the working title Buddy Cops. Never got made but I got paid and it was fun.

Below are still shots from some of my appearances on film.