Dave Foley

(David Scott Foley)

Dave Foley
Dave Foley
  • Born: January 4, 1963
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer, Writer









David Scott Foley is a Canadian actor, stand-up comedian, director, producer and writer. He is known as a co-founder of the comedy group The Kids in the Hall, responsible for their eponymous sketch show and the feature-length film Brain Candy. He played Dave Nelson in the sitcom NewsRadio, voiced Flik in A Bug's Life, and hosted the game show Celebrity Poker Showdown.

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And I met Paul Simms while I was making 'It's Pat', and he later wound up casting me in 'NewsRadio.'
Canadians still spend so much time discussing what it means to be Canadian. Time
David Steinberg was the reason the Smothers Brothers got cancelled.
Dick Van Dyke spent most of his time setting everybody else up. Time
'High Stakes' was a very bad movie that I was cast in as a lead.
I grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, where everything was in a strip mall.
I like the sitcom, as a structure.
I mean, 'Kids In The Hall' is the reason I have any career at all.
I met Kevin when I was 19, at a Second City workshop. We were paired up together in the first class I went to. By the end of the class we formed our improv group, and over the next three years we performed leading up to the formation of The Kids in the Hall.
I never watched 'Harper's Island.'
I still do miss the freedom to play any kind of character I wanted to play. Freedom & Liberty
I think the Internet's been a tremendous tool in terms of breaking down the power structure of information and entertainment, particularly at a time when so much information and entertainment were in the hands of so few people, with multinationals owning everything. Time ;Power
I think we carry around the idea of being a Kid in the Hall as part of our identity. It's a big part of how we see ourselves now.
If somebody came up with a really good idea, everyone would back it. Especially when we did the show, we had a real dedication that, if you were in somebody else's scene, everyone worked their hardest to make that scene good.
In a lot of ways, it was a huge relief, not being a member of a troupe, being able to make your own decisions and kind of live your own life. Life
NBC is working with a team of astrophysicists to create a new day of the week.
'NewsRadio' was fantastic.
Really, it's only been since the '70s that Canadians have had any pride in their country.
Stand-up comedy and poverty. Those were my two main endeavors.
The important thing to remember is that bugs don't actually talk.
The thing that really surprised me about strip malls in California, specifically Los Angeles, is that they have some really fantastic restaurants.
There's something about strip malls that just reeks of my childhood.
When I was in school, all our history books were American, so we learned American history, not Canadian history. History

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