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Greg Thomey

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Name  Greg Thomey

Role  Comedian
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Movies and TV shows  This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Boys of St. Vincent, This Hour Has 22 Minutes: New Year's Eve Special
Awards  Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series
Nominations  Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Writing in a TV Series or Special
Similar People  Cathy Jones, Mary Walsh, Rick Mercer, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder

Greg Thomey (born May 8, 1961) is Canadian comedian, actor and playwright and a founding member of the long-running television program This Hour Has 22 Minutes. He has been a recipient of numerous Gemini Awards.

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Born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Thomey has been part of the comedy scene there for many years beginning as a writer and performer with the comedy troupe CODCO and as an actor and playwright.

He played the role of Brother Glackin in the film The Boys of St. Vincent. His original stage play Hanlon House, which was first produced by the Resource Centre for the Arts in St. John's, went on to be produced as a short film, winning the Best Short Film award at the Atlantic Film Festival in 1992. Hanlon House was aired on CBC-TV's Arts program later that year.

In 1992, he began to work with Cathy Jones, Rick Mercer and Mary Walsh to create a new television series, which became This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Thomey played anchorperson Frank MacMillan and created many memorable characters such as Jerry Boyle (of the Newfoundland Separation Federation) and Eddie from "That Show Sucked". He left the show as an on-screen performer in 2005 but he returned to This Hour as a writer for the 2013/2014 season.

In addition to his work on 22 Minutes, in 1996 Thomey also starred in a six-part series called Daily Tips for Modern Living that aired on CBC TV.

Personal life

In 2014, he was a co-complainant in a legal case in Nova Scotia in which a couple was accused of defrauding several investors including Thomey.

References

Greg Thomey Wikipedia


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