Greg Proops

Gregory Everett Proops

Gregory Everett "Greg" Proops(born October 3, 1959)is an American actor, stand-up comedian and television host. He is widely known for his work as an improvisational comedian on the UK and U.S. versions ofWhose Line Is It Anyway?. He also performed onDrew Carey's Green Screen Showand played Max Madigan on the Nickelodeon sitcomTrue Jackson, VP.

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 Greg Proops's Early life

He attended the College of San Mateo and spearheaded the comedy duo "Proops & Brakeman". Later, he took courses in improvisation and acting at San Francisco State University though he never finished college.

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 Greg Proops's Career

Improv comedy[edit]

Whose Line Is It Anyway?. He frequently instigated jokes and running gags concerning various idiosyncrasies and differences between British English and American English (e.g. "lift" vs. "elevator"), and would frequently banter with Clive Anderson on these matters (among others). He lived in London for four years when he was doing the show and lists McShane, Richard Vranchand Colin Mochrie as among his best friends. After the show ended, he was recalled for the American version and was a regular "fourth contestant".

Proops performing in a nightclub in November 2008

Proops also appeared in every episode of the short-livedDrew Carey's Green Screen Show, where the performers would play improv games (some of which were taken from the show's main influenceWhose Line Is It Anyway?) in front of a massive green screen. Later animators would draw on the background and other props.

In April 2011, a new seriesDrew Carey's Improv-A-Ganzapremiered on GSN featuring Proops along with others fromWhose Line is it Anyway?.

In November 2011, Proops did a week on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas with the Lewis Black Comedy Cruise Tour. He performed the entire week of stand-up with other artists, which included a live, one-hour podcast in front of his entire audience.

In July 2012, Proops also started appearing in the new improvisation show on ABC calledTrust Us with Your Life.

Film and television[edit]

Whose Line is it Anyway?. His other credits include hostingSpace Cadets, a mid-1990s science-fiction comedy game show on Channel 4 in the UK, which also featured Craig Charles ( Dave Lister fromRed Dwarf) and Bill Bailey , and appearances on BBC2 'sMock the Week. He appeared as a panelist on the 2000 revival ofTo Tell the Truth. Proops also hosted two game 1999 andRendez-Viewin 2001. He was onTough Crowd With Colin Quinnon a recurring basis. In 2004 he appeared onDrew Carey's Green Screen Show.He is also a panelist onChelsea Lately.

In addition to his stand-up and improv acts, Proops has done voice work in various films and TV shows, including the miniseriesStripperellawith Pamela Anderson , and in Tim Burton 'sThe Nightmare Before Christmasalongside co-star Catherine O'Hara . He also provided the voice for the Fode, the Galactic Basic speaking half of the two-headed Pod-Race announcer inStar Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, with Scott Capurro providing the voice for the other, Huttese-speaking half, Beed.

Proops provided the voice of Bob in the US version of the TV seriesBob the Builderfor the five seasons ofProject Build-It. He has also featured in 2003 filmBrother Bearas the voice of one of the Love Bears and also provided the voice as Cryptograf in 2006 filmAsterix and the Vikings.

Proops appeared as an extra in the music video for the 1987 song "Into the Night" by Frehley's Comet .

Proops also voiced the film director Quentin Hitchberg in one episode ofDennis and Gnasher.

In 2007 he started his own web show,The Greg Proops Experiment, on online humour site Super Deluxe , which consists of Proops ranting about current events.


On 28 August 2008, Greg returned to his UK improvisation roots as he guest starred onMock the Weekhaving first appeared as a guest in 2006. He was one of the two guest stars for that week along with Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay .

Proops has a recurring role on Nickelodeon'sTrue Jackson, VP. He plays Max Madigan, Mad Style's CEO.

Greg appeared on " A Good Opportunity ", the season premiere of the second season of the HBO sitcomFlight of the Conchords.

, Kevin Pollak's Chat Show , and @midnight . He plays Ben, Illeana Douglas ’ agent on her webshowEasy to Assemble.

He hosted a show namedHead Games, a Science Channel game show which debuted on Oct. 17, 2009. As host, he showed clips of somewhat wacky science experiments and asked the contestants to guess the outcome.

From October 2010 to December 2012, Greg starred in an online TV news show called "Odd News" on Yahoo! .

In 2011, Greg made a cameo in the indie feature comedyBad Actress, where he played Adidas-wearing personal attorney "Barry."

Greg made a guest appearance onLast Comic Standingalong withKathleen MadiganandGilbert Gottfried(season 5, episode 12) in 2007.

Star Wars[edit]

Proops has been involved with theStar Warsfranchise as well. He played the role of Fode inStar Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. He would later work with the Expanded Universe , reprising his role as Fode in the video gameStar Wars Episode I: Racerand the video game adaptation ofStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and he guest-starred on two episodes of the animated seriesStar Wars: The Clone Wars("The Mandalore Plot" and "Voyage of Temptation") as Tal Merrick. When Proops was inWhose Line Is It Anyway?he occasionally used one of Fode's lines, "I don't care what universe you're from, that's gotta hurt."


Proops in January 2007

Proops hosts a weekly (episodes of the Proopcast come out weekly) radio program[where?], and a nightclub-atmosphere talk show[citation needed]at the Largo , in Hollywood, and played the title role in BBC Radio 4 's sci-fi comedy seriesSeymour the Fractal Cat.

He was a frequent guest on Marc Maron 's radio show,The Marc Maron Show.

He is a frequent guest on the Harmontown podcast, notably playing a Dungeons and Dragons character: a unicorn named Tylenol With Codeine .

He presentedBits from Last Week's Radioon BBC Radio 1 from Jan 1995-July 1996.

He was a recent guest star on comedian Joe Rogan 's iTunes podcast,The Joe Rogan Experience, as well as comedian Doug Benson 's "Doug Loves Movies", and is a frequent guest on his new podcast, "Getting Doug with High".

He did voice work for the BBC Radio 2 seriesFlight of the Conchords, first broadcast in September 2005.

Greg Proops was also part of the cast forTim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmassoundtrack and movie back in 1993. His name is listed under "Cast" in the original version of the soundtrack's booklet. He provided the vocal work for the Harlequin Demon, the Devil, and the Sax Player.

,in which he talks about current events, celebrity culture, Satchel Paige and his personal life, usually in front of a live audience.

On Monday, July 14, 2014 and Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Proops was a guest host on The Tim Conway Jr. Show , on KFI AM640, in Los Angeles.

Proops appeared on Ken Reid 's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast on May 6, 2015.

Video games[edit]

Proops provides voice-over work as Howard "Buckshot" Holmes, a game show announcer along with John DiMaggio for the Nintendo Wii game,MadWorld. DiMaggio and Proops play as comical announcers on a brutal game show set in the future. Proops also provided the voice of Fargus, a pyromantic court jester for the PlayStationPandemoniumgame series.

Comedy albums[edit]

  • Live(1994)
  • Back in the UK(1997)
  • Houston, We Have a Problem(2007)
  • Joke Book(2007)
  • Elsewhere(2009)
  • Greg Proops Digs In!(2010)
  • In the Ball Park(2015)

Comedy specials[edit]

  • Greg Proops: Live At Musso & Frank(2013)

The Smartest Book in the World[edit]

On May 5, 2015, Proops released nonfiction bookThe Smartest Book in the Worldthrough publisher Touchstone. The book is based in part on Proops's weekly podcastThe Smartest Man in the World, detailing the author's movie and poetry recommendations, baseball facts, powerful women, and misconstrued history.

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 Greg Proops's Personal life

Proops is married to the artist Jennifer Canaga. They reside in Los Angeles and London . They have no children. For several years, Proops claimed they owned an ocelot . However, on March 25, 2009, in a written interview, he stated that he doesn't actually own one:

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 Greg Proops's References

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  2. "greg proops :: actor, standup comedian, voice talent, writer, improv artist". Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  3. McNamara, Mary (2008-11-08). "True Jackson, VP". The LA Times. Archived from the original on 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  4. The Adam Carolla Show (podcast), 2011-08-03 show with Greg Proops, 59 minute mark
  5. Proops, Greg. "Guest Column By Greg Proops: The Quest to Underachieve". Saturday Night Magazine (U.S.). Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  7. iTunes - podcasts - The Smartest Man in the World - "Legends",, 2012-03-23, retrieved 2012-12-10 
  8. "Drew Carey's Green Screen Show". Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  9. "IMDB Cyxork 7". IMDB. 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  10. "EpisodeGuide: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson". and TV 2009-04-12. Archived from the original on 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  11. "IMDB Easy to Assemble". IMDB. 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  12. "The Smartest Man in the World podcast". 
  13. Wolinsky, David (2009-03-25). "Greg Proops dispels 4 Greg Proops misconceptions". Retrieved 2011-08-16. 

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