Rick Green

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Canada

Birth Name

Richard Llewellyn Green

Gender

Male

Biography:

Ht. - 5' 8" Wt. - 155 lb.
In 1975, after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a B.Sc.in Physics, Rick Green taught at the Ontario Science Center, where he developed several hilarious plays, programs, and exhibits.

In 1979, Rick decided to try a full-time career in comedy.

Sometime in the 80's, Rick became part of a comedy troupe called 'The Frantics, in which he wrote, performed on stage, record albums, radio, and television.
This group made several episodes of a TV show called 'Four on the Floor' which aired on CBC TV and featured skits.

During his time with 'The Frantics', Rick was asked to write for the Smith & Smith Show by Steve Smith.
B.T.W the tapes of the first two
seasons don't exist -- the video tape was reused to tape later seasons episodes.

In 1987, Rick won two ACTRA awards, "Best Performer, Entertainment Feature" and "Best Writer, Entertainment Feature" for The Frantics.


In 1988 Rick went out on his own, writing and performing stage productions and radio series, while writing and story editing for a number of Canadian comedy series.

Starting in 1989, he wrote 139 episodes of Prisoners of Gravity, and hosted as Commander Rick. This quirky literary series garnered Aurora Awards, a New York Festival Award, and several Gemini Award nominations during its five season run on TVOntario.

While writing and hosting Prisoners of Gravity, Rick joined Steve Smith to create The Red Green Show. Rick then co-wrote the show for eight seasons, directed four seasons, and performed in 173 episodes as the hapless klutz "Bill." The Red Green Show is still seen on CBC and PBS and remains one of the longest running prime time series in North America. In addition to the television series, Rick co-wrote and illustrated several Red Green books.

While working on The Red Green Show, Rick developed History Bites, for History Television, which is now starting a fifth season.