Arrested Development

The old rake
The old rake
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With Charlize Theron
With Charlize Theron
The Scene
The Scene
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Arrested Development
Arrested Development

Smoking a cigarette while brushing my teeth

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Beachcombers

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The Blacklist

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

Dan Knauf

Bob Hope Show

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with Bob Hope
Dave as Bob Hope
Dave as Bob Hope

Bones

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With Ryan. O'Neil
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With David Boreanas
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With Joaquim de Almeida
With Joaquim de Almeida
Sweets Grand Master
Sweets Grand Master
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Shooting in Diner with Patricia Belcher.
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On Bones as actor
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Bones Writers Room

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Comedy Bang Bang

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Comedy Bang Bang
Comedy Bang Bang

Grace Under Fire

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

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Dave Thomas show
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Dave Thomas Show copy
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Superman the Mover
Superman the Mover
Hope and Reagan
Hope and Reagan

The New Show

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New Show Writers
New Show Writers
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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One sheet
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Time Magazine review
Time Magazine review
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Time Travels of Henry Osgoode

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Henry Osgoode 1
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Marty & Michelle Scarabelli copy
With Martin Short in Henry Osgood
With Martin Short in Henry Osgood
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Henry Osgoode 1002
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Henry Osgoode 1001
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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.