Television Actor and Comedian

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Scott Thompson grew up in Brampton and attended Brampton Centennial Secondary School. He went onto attend York University and is best known for his show Kids In The Hall. He continues to create comedy and inspire the next generation of creators.

​Scott Thompson was born in North Bay (1959), grew up in Brampton and attended Brampton Centennial Secondary School. In 1983 he received an honours Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in English and theatre from York University. Thompson teamed up with Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch and later Dave FOLEY and Kevin McDonald, who were working under the name The Kids in the Hall. Thompson was an occasional guest performer when the group first formed in 1984, though he became a regular member soon after. The Kids in the Hall were scouted in Toronto by the producers of Saturday Night Live (SNL). The group went on to work with SNL executive-producer Lorne Michaels and in 1989 their HBO/CBC pilot was aired. He is perhaps best known for his comedic monologues as Buddy Cole, appearing as Buddy Cole in the film Super 8½ (1993). He was equally famous for his wicked impression of Queen Elizabeth II, his Brazilian movie star Francesca Fiori, the straight-laced businessman Danny Husk and housewife Fran Wilson. In 1995, Thompson joined the The Larry Sanders Show for 35 episodes. He appeared in the miniseries Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City (1998) and its sequel Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City(2001), and in 2004 starred in Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story. Thompson has made guest appearances on many continuing dramas and sitcoms, including Street Legal, Star Trek: Voyager, Providence, Touched by an Angel, The Simpsons and Puppets Who Kill. The Kids in the Hall received 3 Emmy Award nominations for its writing and 9 GEMINI Award nominations, winning in 1989 and 1993 for best writing in a comedy or variety program. In 1996 Thompson co-wrote and appeared in the film Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy. Scott Thompson also performs as a standup comedian and in self-penned one-man shows such as Champagne Soul, Around the House and The Lowest Show on Earth. In 2004, he was on the Comedy Central cable special Out on the Edge, and in 2006 he hosted the first season of the Canadian reality show My Fabulous Gay Wedding. The Kids in the Hall continue to write and perform together and made several appearances at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montréal in 2007. Their eight-part CBC-TV miniseries, Death Comes to Town, was filmed in 2009 and began airing in January 2010.​