In 2000, French was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program playing Icarus on Hercules.
French has been nominated for three SAG awards. From 1997-1999 he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for his work on 3rd Rock From The Sun.
French is married to Katherine LaNasa on 19 May 1998
French is 5' 10" (1.78 m).
French is the official spokesman for Clamato, a clam drink.
He was portrayed on Saturday Night Live's parody of Celebrity Jeopardy!.
French earned a B.F.A at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
French has one step-son named Henry.
French has appeared as a guest on MadTV once.
French is a family name that has been used for generations. He is actually French number 4.
French earned his Screen Actors Guild card for playing Yogi Bear in Hannah Barbera's Shakey Quakey Tour. The job didn't last long however, he was fired for removing the head of his costume in front of children.
Was married to actress Katherine La Nasa on May 19, 1998.
Has a "huge collection" of silent films.
French: I like to laugh, and I like to make people laugh.
French: (On why he became an actor) I didn't get into it to be this great actor. I just wanted to have some adventure, be on a movie set, travel, meet interesting people and go interesting places. I'm pretty easy to please.
French: (On his character, Harry, from 3rd Rock From the Sun.) The thing that I really enjoyed about it was that there's not a lot of growth to be had. Basically, you're a dumbass--and that's it. And I was always arguing to keep him stupid, as opposed to having him learn too much, because I just felt it worked better for the show. And it seemed more endearing if he was without a clue.
French: (On his movie Love Stinks.) I liked the story. I thought the script was funny. It's just shooting for pure entertainment. There's not a lot of moral points that we're trying to make. It's fart scenes and pure sort of date fun.
French: [When asked why he liked comedy] The draw for me ... if you spend three or four months or whatever playing the upset district attorney, for me that would be uncomfortable. I like to laugh, and I like to make people laugh. I like a pleasurable work experience. And comedy is nothing else. When it works, it really works. And when it doesn't, it's like this intricate puzzle that you have to figure out. I've just enjoyed doing it. It's a light, nice atmosphere in which to live.
French: [When asked when he choice to act, if there was anything specific he was looking for] I didn't get into it to be this great actor. I just wanted to have some adventure, be on a movie set, travel, meet interesting people and go interesting places. I'm pretty easy to please.