Jeff B. Davis
Davis in 2010
Jeffrey Bryan Davis
October 6, 1973
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, singer|
Jeffrey Bryan Davis (born October 6, 1973) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is known for his work as a recurring performer on the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Since July 2016 he has starred as the Goblin Hero Boneweevil on the (formerly) Seeso original production HarmonQuest.
He appeared in Drew Carey's Green Screen Show as one of the main actors. In 2011, Davis appeared on Drew Carey's improv show, Improv-A-Ganza. He is also known for his impersonations of several actors, notably Christopher Walken, Keanu Reeves, and Jeff Goldblum.
Early life and education
Davis was born in Los Angeles and raised in Whittier, California. He began his acting career at the age of four at the Groundlings Theater in Hollywood, playing Linus in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. He attended La Serna High School.
Davis started in commercials, and at age 11 was cast as Louis in the Broadway production of The King and I with Yul Brynner. A national U.S. tour followed and, after 750 performances, Davis returned home to attend school.
Davis's screen acting debut was a dramatic role on the series Highway To Heaven as a 12-year-old college student prodigy. He began performing with various improv troupes. He worked with the short video website Channel 101.com and was in the Dan Harmon series Laser Fart. In addition, he played the role of David Lee Roth of Van Halen in an episode of Yacht Rock.
Soon after, he landed a recurring role on the improv series Whose Line Is It Anyway?. His comedic timing won over comedian Steve Martin and the other producers of The Downer Channel, earning Davis a spot in the cast of the comedy series in 2001. He has appeared in the television series The Norm Show, The Drew Carey Show and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.
He appeared in the acclaimed telefilm Tuesdays With Morrie and was a series regular in Happy Family, opposite Christine Baranski and John Larroquette, in the fall of 2003. He played the role of an attorney in the October 9, 2008 episode of The Sarah Silverman Program. Davis regularly appears as a guest on the Superego podcast, where he has impersonated Sam Elliott.
Davis has toured on "The Improv All Stars" alongside fellow Whose Line stars Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Chip Esten, Brad Sherwood, Kathy Greenwood and Greg Proops. Davis has been part of two USO tours and tours with Stiles, Esten and Proops doing live shows in various cities across the U.S. and Canada. He was often used in games that required improvisational singing and usually partnered with Wayne Brady on Whose Line and Esten on Drew Carey's Green Screen Show or live tours.
Since June 2012, Davis has co-hosted the live improvisational comedy podcast Harmontown with Community creator Dan Harmon, which started taping at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. After a stint at the Starburns Castle in Burbank, the show is now being taped at Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth Theatre. Davis acts as "comptroller", serving as the show's anchor, announcer and sidekick. In 2014, Game Show Network announced he would host a game show called The Line. He is often confused with Jeff Davis, the creator of the television series Teen Wolf.
|1986||Highway To Heaven||Chris Gunn||Episode: "Code Name: FREAK"|
|1999||Tuesdays with Morrie||A capella Singer #2||Movie|
|2001-2002||The Drew Carey Show||Himself
|"Bringing Up Boss"|
"Drew Live III"
|Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Regular performer|
|2001||The Downer Channel||Various||Series|
|2002||Robot Bastard!||Robot Blood Mamba||Short|
|2003||On the Spot||Jeff Miller||Series|
|Happy Family||Todd Brennan||Series|
|Drew Carey's Green Screen Show||Himself||Series|
|2005||Jake in Progress||The Waiter||Episode: "Check Please"|
|Joey||Martin||Episode: "Joey and the Premiere"|
|Awesometown||Cowboy with whip||Awesometown unaired pilot|
|2007–08||The Sarah Silverman Program||Lawyer||4 episodes|
|2010||The Price Is Right||Guest announcer||September–November|
|Melrose Place||Simon||Episode: "Sepulveda"|
|2010–12||Mary Shelley's Frankenhole||Victor Frankenstein||19 episodes|
|2011||Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza||Himself/Regular performer|
|SuperF***ers||Super Dan, others (voice)||Series|
|2014||The Line||Host||Game Show|
|2016||Fuller House||Wrestling Announcer||Episode: "The Legend of El Explosivo"|
|Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Dirk||Episode: "Uncle Jerry"|
|Hidden America with Jonah Ray||Plimoth Plantation Actor||Episode: "Boston: Where Past Is Present"|
|2017||Rick and Morty||"Simple Rick's" Voiceover||Episode: "The Ricklantis Mixup"|
|2006||Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down||Marty|
|2010||An Evening Without Monty Python||Various|
- "Jeff Davis biodata". Whose Website Is It Anyway?. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- Greene, Steve (September 15, 2017). "'HarmonQuest' Season 2: Dan Harmon On Getting to Be a Narcissist While Spencer Crittenden Does All The Work". IndieWire. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- Artist Jennette Brown (August 29, 2009). "Whose Line Is It Anyway? Christopher Walken Impersonation". YouTube. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- "La Cerna HighSchool". Fanpop. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
- "Biography". Chronicles of Jeff Davis. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- "Sherwood, Davis Auditioning for Price is Right Announcer". About.com. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- "Listen to Episodes of Harmontown on Podbay". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Episode 97 of the Harmontown podcast". Harmontown. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
| Acting announcer of The Price is Right
Served alongside: Brad Sherwood, JD Roberto and others