Dave Foley

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Dave Foley
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Birth name David Scott Foley
Born January 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Notable Roles The Kids in the Hall: Himself/Various
NewsRadio: Dave Nelson
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Biography

David Scott Foley was born January 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He attended an "alternative" high school but dropped out to pursue comedy. Dave met Kevin McDonald soon after and with him formed the sketch comedy group The Kids In The Hall in 1984. The group performed live shows until they were "discovered" by Saturday Night Live creator and fellow Canadian Lorne Michaels, and their show came to television in 1988. The Kids In The Hall aired until 1994, when the show was ended by its creators, who felt it had run its course. The troupe came together again in 1996 to make the feature film Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, though at the time Foley was very busy with NewsRadio and only appeared briefly in the project.

During his tenure at NewsRadio, Foley began his film career, writing and starring in the cult Canadian comedy The Wrong Guy, for which he won the Film Discovery Jury Award at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO. He also landed the starring voice role in Pixar's A Bug's Life. Since the late 1990s Foley has worked on various film and television projects, and again teamed up with his fellow Kids in the Hall for a number of national theater tours.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Kids in the Hall Cast Member 1988–1995 1 2 3 4 5
NewsRadio Dave Nelson 1995–1999 1 2 3 4 5
Dan Vs. Chris Pearson 2011–2013 1 2 3
How to Be a Gentleman Jerry Dunham 2011–2012 1
Dr. Ken Pat Hein 2015–2017 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Mr. Show with Bob and David Boss in 'Second Wind' 2x05 - "Operation Hell on Earth" December 13, 1996
Becker Owen 4x07 - Hanging with Jake November 12, 2001
The Tick (2001) Francis 1x08 - Arthur, Interrupted January 24, 2002
Just Shoot Me Jay 6x15 - Blind Ambition March 7, 2002
The King of Queens Dr. Wagner 5x12 - Jung Frankenstein January 6, 2003
Grounded for Life Derek Purcell 4x10 - Baby Come Back November 14, 2003
Will & Grace Stuart Lamarack 6x13 - Ice Cream Balls February 10, 2004
Las Vegas Mertens 2x22 - Letters, Lawyers and Loose Women May 2, 2005
Joey Himself 2x07 - Joey and the Poker November 3, 2005
The New Adventures of Old Christine Tom 2x18 - The Real Thing April 9, 2007
The New Adventures of Old Christine Tom 3x08 - Burning Down the House March 17, 2008
Brothers & Sisters Paul 3x08 - Going Once...Going Twice November 16, 2008
Stargate Atlantis Dr. Malcolm Tunney 5x16 - Brain Storm November 21, 2008
The New Adventures of Old Christine Tom 5x08 - Love Means Never Having to Say You're Crazy November 18, 2009
Desperate Housewives Monroe Carter 7x14 - Flashback February 13, 2011
How I Met Your Mother Mr. Bloom 6x24 - Challenge Accepted May 16, 2011
The Middle Dr. Fulton 4x04 - Bunny Therapy October 10, 2012
The Middle Dr. Fulton 4x11 - Life Skills January 9, 2013
The Middle Dr. Fulton 4x23 - The Ditch May 15, 2013
The Middle Dr. Fulton 5x10 - Sleepless in Orson January 8, 2014
The Middle Dr. Fulton 6x18 - Operation Infiltration April 1, 2015

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Director

Series Episode Airdate
NewsRadio 5x19 - Padded Suit April 13, 1999

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program for: The Kids in the Hall - 1993

Shared with: Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson, Paul Bellini, Brian Hartt, Norm Hiscock

  • Nominated: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program for: The Kids in the Hall - 1994

Shared with: Norm Hiscock (supervising writer), Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson, Paul Bellini, Brian Hartt, Garry Campbell, Andy Jones, Diane Flacks

  • Nominated: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Variety or Music Program for: The Kids in the Hall - 1995

Shared with: Norm Hiscock (head writer), Paul Bellini, Garry Campbell, Diane Flacks, Brian Hartt, Andy Jones, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson

  • Nominated: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for: Prep & Landing - 2010

Trivia

On both The Kids In The Hall and NewsRadio, Dave Foley was depicted as perpetually drinking coffee, as in real life he is a coffee fanatic/addict.