Arrested Development

With Charlize Theron
With Charlize Theron
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Charlize and Dave
Charlize and Dave
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Dave as Trevor
Dave as Trevor
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With Charlize Theron
With Charlize Theron
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The Scene
The Scene
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Trevor smokes while brushing his teeth
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Beachcombers

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The Blacklist

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The Writer's Room on Blacklist
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Blacklist Writer's Room
Blacklist Writer's Room
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With Dan Knauf
With Dan Knauf
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Dan Knauf outside Blacklist Office
Dan Knauf outside Blacklist Office
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Dan Knauf

Bob Hope Show

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with Bob Hope
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Dave made up as Bob Hope
Dave made up as Bob Hope
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Bones

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With Joaquim de Almeida
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Sweets Grand Master
Sweets Grand Master
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Shooting in Diner with Patricia Belcher.
Shooting in Diner with Patricia Belcher.
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On Bones as actor
On Bones as actor
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Jeffersonian destroyed
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On set in FBI Boardroom
On set in FBI Boardroom
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Bones Writers Room

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Comedy Bang Bang

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Comedy Bang Bang
Comedy Bang Bang
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Grace Under Fire

Grace Under Fire
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Dave & Tom Poston
Dave & Tom Poston
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Russell Norton
Russell Norton
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The Dave Thomas Show

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Dave Thomas Show copy
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Superman the Mover
Superman the Mover
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Hope and Reagan
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The New Show

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New Show Writers
New Show Writers
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Buck Henry and Dave
Buck Henry and Dave
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With Buck Henry on the New Show
With Buck Henry on the New Show
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Public Enemy Number 2

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Time Magazine review
Time Magazine review
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Time Travels of Henry Osgoode

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Marty & Michelle Scarabelli copy
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With Martin Short in Henry Osgood
With Martin Short in Henry Osgood
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Rocket Boy

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Guest Appearances on TV Shows

With Paul Shaffer at Caesars
With Paul Shaffer at Caesars
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With Michael Buble CBC Radio
With Michael Buble CBC Radio
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Dave and Rick on SNL
Dave and Rick on SNL
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With Martin Short as Ed Grimley
With Martin Short as Ed Grimley
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Dave and Jane Seymour
Dave and Jane Seymour
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Dave and Bob
Dave and Bob
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The Dave Thomas Show aired on CBS in 1990

TV

I left a lucrative job as a copywriter at McCann Erickson Advertising to join the cast of Toronto's Second City stage show.  This led to my first television roles: one was a guest star role on CBC TV’s The King of Kensington - a sitcom starring Al Waxman and Fiona Reed that aired on the CBC.  The other was a CBC pilot for a series entitled Rimshots. I co-starred in that with Catherine O’Hara, Andrea Martin, and Saul Rubinek.  Anf finally, I was a recurring regular on CTV's The David Steinberg Show in 1975.

But during this time, I continued performing on stage at the Second City, six nights a week, two shows on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

In 1976, realizing Lorne Michaels had pirated their stage casts for SNL, the owners of Second City – Bernie Sahlins and Andrew Alexander - felt that they had better start their own sketch comedy TV show before Lorne stole any more cast members from the Second City.  This is where SCTV was born.  That show launched my career as it also did for fellow SCTV cast members Eugene Levy, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Andrea Martin, Joe Flaherty, Harold Ramis, Martin Short and Rick Moranis.  SCTV went on for five seasons, winning several Emmy Awards along the way. I wrote a entire book on SCTV, documenting the birth and evolution of the show.  It’s out of print now but you can still find copies for sale on Amazon.