Chris Lilley

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Chris Lilley

Born

11/10/1974, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Birth Name

Christopher Lilly

Gender

Male
8.8
out of 10
User Rating
24 votes

Biography

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A popular Australian comedian, television producer, actor and writer, Chris Lilley has enjoyed success in several TV shows. Lilley began his career performing many stand-up gigs in Sydney, and moved on to star in Big Bite a comedy show that had him playing many contrasting characters on Australia's…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Chris was embarrassed, on Australian TV, when US pop singer Katy Perry said she loved him and wanted to meet him. This happened during the Logie TV awards held in Melbourne on May 1st 2011.

    • Chris appeared as Ken the umpire, Kerry a female linesman and Duncan the Senior ball boy in Seven's promotion for the The Australian Open - Australian Heroes promotion.

    • Chris appeared as The Butterfly Man in the NineMsn's Virtual Life promotion.

    • Chris picked up two awards at the 2006 TV Week Logies awards; The Inaugural Graham Kennedy Award ForMost Outstanding New Talent and Most Outstanding Comedy Program for his series "We Can be Heroes."

    • Chris stated in a recent newspaper article that he was working on a new TV show for the ABC based around his fabulous character, Mr G, whom he previously played on the Big Bite and Hamish and Andy. Mr G is a highschool drama teacher.

    • Chris has worked as a voiceover artist and can be heard on many TV and radio commercials.

    • Played many characters in Channel 7 Australia's "The Big Bite". A show that pokes fun at other TV shows and prominent personalities.

    • Starred in the hugely successful Australian ABC's " We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year" (Mockumentary). Where he played 6 different Australian of the year nominees ranging from a middle aged woman and a 16 year old self obsessed high schooler.

  • Quotes

    • Chris: My parents always knew I was going to do something crazy because I was a bit weird from birth and they told me to follow what I wanted to do.

    • Chris: (On his popularity in Australia) If I go out, like I did last Saturday, I spend the whole night getting dragged into people's photographs.

    • Chris: (On making a second season of Summer Heights High) I never thought about it in the beginning because it was always a one-off thing. I'm not into just cashing in and rolling off into a second series that is not as good. I really enjoyed making the show, so the thought of writing and going back there again is really fun and exciting, but I haven't made a decision on what to do next.

    • Chris Lilly: (on his show "We Can Be Heroes) It came mostly from me just wanting to play a whole bunch of different characters. I just wanted the challenge of being able to play male and female characters, Asian, young, old…

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  • One of the funniest guys on tv.

    9.5
    Ever since i started watching We can be heroes i have thought that Chris Lilley is amazing at what he does. He is so funny and the way that he plays different characters is hilarious. I was sad to see We Can Be Heroes finish up and when i heard he made a new show called Summer Heights High i was so excited. The show is brilliant and Chris plays all 3 characters so well - Jonah,Ja'mie,Mr G. Chris Lilley is an amazing comedian and to everyone who hasn't seen any of his shows i definitely recommend watching them. He rocks.moreless
  • Plain genius and give Chris a show.

    10
    Chris Lilley is a genius that always gives laughter.This comedian has talent as a acting comedian.He also needs his own show because he is so good.Big Bite,We Can Be Heroes and now Summer Heights High I know he'll do well.Good Luck Chris for Summer Heights High,I know it will be great.
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