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Dave Thomas is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Canadien born on 20 may 1949 at St. Catharines (Canada)

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas
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Birth name David William Thomas
Nationality Canada
Birth 20 may 1949 (75 years) at St. Catharines (Canada)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

David William Thomas (born May 20, 1949) is a Canadian comedian, actor and television writer. He is best known for portraying Doug McKenzie on SCTV as well as in the film Strange Brew, which he also directed.

Biography

Dave Thomas is married and has four children. His sons, Johnathan and Harrison Thomas were members of the Los Angeles heavy metal group Tinhorn until 2007. Harrison Thomas is an actor and appeared in a 20th Century Fox Television pilot, Locke and Key, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, and has played major guest starring roles on the television shows as House, Fringe, Criminal Minds, as well as a recurring role on Alan Ball's series Banshee. Johnathan Thomas now works at Blizzard Entertainment as a sound designer and recording mixer. John worked as a field sound effects recordist on Frozen which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Film. Dave Thomas also has two daughters, Emily and Charlie. Emily graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors B.A. in English Literature in 2013 and lives in New York City where she works for Lorne Michael's company Broadway Video. Charlie attends middle school in Los Angeles. Dave holds Canadian, British, and U.S. citizenship (the latter by naturalization).

Best films

Brother Bear (2003)
(Actor)
Spies Like Us (1985)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Rick Moranis
Rick Moranis
(4 films)
John Candy
John Candy
(6 films)
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
(3 films)
Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(3 films)
Maury Chaykin
Maury Chaykin
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dave Thomas (36 films)

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Actor

Brother Bear 2, 1h14
Directed by Ben Gluck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jim Cummings, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jessie Flower, Wendie Malick
Roles Tuke (voice)
Rating62% 3.118453.118453.118453.118453.11845
Picking up several months after the events of the first film, Kenai (voiced by Patrick Dempsey) - now a cave bear - is living happily with his foster brother Koda (voiced by Jeremy Suarez). Having just awoken from hibernation, the bears are off to Crowberry Ridge for the first berries of the season. Unfortunately, Kenai's haunted by memories of his childhood friend Nita (voiced by Mandy Moore), to whom he gave a special amulet many years ago. When he was a human child, he became friends with Nita, the daughter of the elder of a neighboring tribe. The pair's past friendship collides with the present as Kenai and Nita must undertake an excursion as bear and woman, respectively. The bears Kenai and Koda are on their way to Crowberry Ridge when they meet up with Nita, Kenai's childhood friend. Nita wants to burn the amulet Kenai gave her at Hokani Falls so she can marry Atka (voiced by Jeff Bennett). However, she has to do it with Kenai to send the bond back up to the spirits. At first, Kenai refuses, but finally agrees. Nita misses Kenai, but does not tell him. Instead, she asks if he misses being human, and if he ever thought of changing back. He replies that he has thought about it. Koda, who heard it all, races up a mountain and is finally found by Nita. However, the two are then caught in an avalanche. Kenai digs them out and tells Koda he'll never leave him. They make it to Hokani Falls, and burn the amulet. Nita can no longer understand animals, so she says goodbye. Koda asks his mother in the spirit-land to turn Kenai back into a man so he can be happy. Koda goes to the village to retrieve Nita, and Kenai is told by Rutt and Tuke (voiced by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas). Koda cannot go to the village because they will kill him. Kenai makes it there, and gets into a fight with Atka. He falls off a cliff into shallow water, where the spirits come. Koda tells Kenai that he asked the spirits to change him back into a man. Kenai tells Nita that he cannot change because he cannot leave Koda, but Nita tells him that she can. So, she turns into a bear that has same coloring as Kenai, and they get married. The film ends with Kenai and Nita getting married and Rutt and Tuke finding mates, and the spirits changing the cave painting of young Nita and Kenai into two bear cubs, since neither are human any more.
Santa's Slay, 1h18
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Christmas films, Comedy horror films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Bill Goldberg, Douglas Smith, Emilie de Ravin, Robert Culp, Saul Rubinek, James Caan
Roles Pastor Timmons
Rating53% 2.65192.65192.65192.65192.6519
On Christmas Eve of 2005, the Masons, a wealthy yet dysfunctional family, is enjoying Christmas dinner when Santa Claus (Bill Goldberg) comes down the chimney and kills them all. Some of the deaths include Santa stabbing Mr. Mason's hands to the table with a fork and knife. Out of fright Taylor faints, causing her to falls back into a sharp pole from the dog bed that impales her neck. Virginia's head is set on fire and is then drowned in eggnog. Gwen's husband Jason tries to fight Santa, causing him to get pushed into a glass case and die. Santa then grabs a leg from the table and smashes in Gwen's head as she pleads, "I've been good!". Beth tries to escape, causing her to be throwing a star into her back by Santa from behind. A deathless Mr. Mason, who got stabbed in the hands, gets a turkey leg lodged down his throat. This opening scene includes bit roles from several famous Jewish actors, including James Caan, Fran Drescher, Chris Kattan, and Rebecca Gayheart.
Who's Your Daddy?, 1h45
Directed by Andy Fickman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Kadeem Hardison, Christine Lakin, Marnette Patterson, Robert Ri'chard, Lin Shaye, Charlie Talbert
Roles Carl Hughes
Rating47% 2.354622.354622.354622.354622.35462
Chris Hughes (Davis), an adopted and geeky Ohio high school senior, discovers that his recently deceased birth parents are the proprietors of a vast pornography empire and he is the inherited heir. Dropped into a bitter power struggle, his new flock of beautiful co-workers come to his aid.
White Coats, 1h38
Directed by Dave Thomas
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Actors Carly pope, Dave Foley, Peter Oldring, Dan Aykroyd, Lynda Boyd, Ingrid Kavelaars
Roles Dr. Omar Olson
Rating54% 2.70022.70022.70022.70022.7002
The story follows a group of interns and nurses working at St. Albert's, the worst teaching hospital in Canada, as they try to deal with work and relationship stress.
Beethoven's 5th, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, L'Or
Actors Dave Thomas, Faith Ford, Daveigh Chase, Tom Poston, Katherine Helmond, John Larroquette
Roles Freddy Kablinski
Rating42% 2.1368052.1368052.1368052.1368052.136805
When Sara Newton and Beethoven are sent to spend the summer with Sara's Uncle Freddy (presumably her mom's brother) in an old mining town, the mischievous Beethoven "digs up" a clue to the whereabouts of the legendary, hidden fortune of two bank robbers named Moe and Rita Selig. Now everyone wants to be his best friend as his discovery unleashes a frenzy of treasure hunting among the community's creatures. With help from Uncle Freddie and Garrett (a friend or maybe more), Sara and Beethoven try to help uncover a secret that has been in the crazy little town for years. But he shoots dead the ghosts and is "declared" a hero.
Brother Bear, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Joan Copeland, Dave Thomas, Michael Clarke Duncan
Roles Tuke (voice)
Rating69% 3.4573353.4573353.4573353.4573353.457335
The film is set in a post-ice age North America, where the local tribesmen believe all creatures are created through the Spirits, who are said to appear in the form of an aurora. Three brothers: Kenai (voiced by Joaquin Phoenix)- the youngest brother, Denahi (voiced by Jason Raize)- the middle brother -and Sitka (voiced by D.B. Sweeney)- the eldest brother, return to their tribe in order for Kenai to receive his sacred totem, a necklace in the shape of an animal. The particular animal it represents symbolizes what he must achieve to call himself a man. Unlike Sitka, who gained the eagle of guidance, and Denahi, who gained the wolf of wisdom, Kenai receives the bear of love, to which he objects, stating that bears are thieves. He believes his point is made a fact when a bear takes some salmon. Kenai and his brothers pursue the bear, but a fight follows on a glacier, during which Sitka gives his life to save his brothers, although the bear survives. Vengeful, Kenai heads out to avenge Sitka. He chases the bear up onto a mountain and kills it. The Spirits, represented by Sitka's spirit in the form of a bald eagle, transform Kenai into a bear after the dead bear's body disappears. Denahi arrives, mistaking Kenai as dead, and believing the bear is responsible, vows to avenge Kenai by hunting it down.
The Accidental Spy, 1h48
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang, Wu Hsing-kuo, Vivian Hsu, Cheung Tat-ming, Alfred Cheung
Roles (voice)
Rating58% 2.9023852.9023852.9023852.9023852.902385
A news reporter covers a story in a village within Turkey where many people have mysteriously died, seemingly from pneumonia while a scientific team tries to find a cure. Unbeknownst to them, a terrorist group disguising as farmers in the area fire at the scientists and the news crew, killing them all. Shortly after the attack, members of the South Korean embassy in Istanbul discuss the attack before one of their longtime missing agents return.
Rat Race
Rat Race (2001)
, 1h52
Directed by Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Road movies
Actors John Cleese, Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Rowan Atkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Whoopi Goldberg
Roles Harold Grisham
Rating64% 3.24863.24863.24863.24863.2486
Donald Sinclair (John Cleese), the eccentric owner of The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, devises a new game to entertain the high rollers who visit his hotel. Six special tokens are placed in the casino's slot machines, and the winners are gathered together and told that $2 million in cash is hidden in a duffel bag in a train station locker in Silver City, New Mexico, 563 miles southeast of Las Vegas. Each team is given a key to the locker and told to race across the desert to the train station and claim the money. Unbeknownst to the competitors, Sinclair's wealthy patrons are placing bets on who will win.
MVP: Most Valuable Primate, 1h33
Directed by Robert Vince
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Ice hockey films, Films about apes, Children's films
Actors Kevin Zegers, Jamie Renée Smith, Rick Ducommun, Jane Sowerby, Jay Brazeau, Oliver Muirhead
Roles Willy Drucker
Rating42% 2.114542.114542.114542.114542.11454
The plot revolves around an ape playing sports. Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who is the subject of an experiment involving sign language that is performed by Dr. Kendall. However, Dr. Kendall loses funding for his research and Kendall's boss, Mr. Peabody, sells Jack to a medical research lab, much to Dr. Kendall's dismay. Unfortunately, Dr. Kendall dies (off screen) from a heart attack. Kendall had set up Jack to be taken away from the lab, but Jack was sent to Canada by mistake. In Canada, Jack finds shelter in a tree house but a young deaf girl named Tara enters the tree house and Jack surprises her causing her to faint; when Tara wakes up she learns he can use sign language, she attempts to hide Jack from her parents and brother Steven but is unsuccessful . Steven soon discovers that Jack has an uncanny ability to play the sport of ice hockey and Jack joins Steven's junior league hockey team when it is discovered that there is no rule that chimpanzees can't play hockey. However, just before the championship, Dr. Peabody returns to reclaim Jack.
Pippi Longstocking, 1h15
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Origin Suede
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Melissa Altro, Catherine O'Hara, Eileen Brennan, Gordon Pinsent, Dave Thomas, Wayne Robson
Roles Thunder-Karlsson (voice)
Rating52% 2.6078152.6078152.6078152.6078152.607815
The film begins with Pippi sailing around the world with her father, Captain Efraim Longstocking, her pet horse, Horse, her pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and various members of the ship's crew. One night during a hurricane, the captain is washed over board into the sea. As he drifts off, he calls to Pippi that he will "meet her in Villa Villekulla". To that effect, Pippi and her pet animals make their way home, Villa Villekulla, to await his return. Not long after arriving, she makes friends with the two children across the street — Tommy and Annika, who are captivated by her free spirit and fun-loving attitude. They soon convince her to go to school (for the first time in her life) where she gets into trouble, despite winning the hearts of her classmates.
Kidz in the Wood, 1h35
Directed by Neal Israel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Actors Dave Thomas, Julia Duffy, Tatyana Ali, Candace Cameron Bure, David Lascher, Darius McCrary
Roles Tom Foster
Rating59% 2.997512.997512.997512.997512.99751
The film is about a class field trip to the Oregon Trail that results in the class and teacher getting lost.
Picture Perfect, 1h36
Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan
Origin USA
Actors Richard Karn, Dave Thomas, Mary Page Keller, Lisa Jakub, Chistian Campbell, Von Flores
Roles Ernie Barrett
Rating71% 3.581073.581073.581073.581073.58107
Alan Walters (Christian Campbell) and his mother, Vicky (Mary Page Keller), live next door to the Thomases, George (Richard Karn), a widower and his daughters, JJ (Lisa Jakub) and Delia (Cecilley Carroll). Alan enters both families in a contest sponsored by Barrett's Natural Soda. Ernie Barrett comes to live with them at the Walters house for a week, to find out if they are the perfect family, and brings Marco (Von Flores), a director and an FBI agent, to record it. To begin with, as all of their kids are close friends, Vicky and George are dysfunctional neighbors towards each other who are constantly at each other's throats over certain issues like a hedge offer that George has committed himself to, which however includes even trimming her hedges. So, with their poor relationship while the opposite between their kids, and due to all the people they have to cover for in numerous ways, problems pile up as the two families pretend to be one, and JJ and Alan try to dump Vicky's boyfriend, Bob Blanford (John Lefebvre). The situation gets even more complicated by the arrival and meddling of fake FBI agents Sloan and Malone (Ric Reid and Peter Keleghan). Add a very nosy neighbor named Eve Scrimmer (Nada Despotovich), who planned to tell Ernie Barrett they aren't really a family at all, but fails, and George's boss, Amanda Holt (Lori Hallier), who when convinced the truth that George is single, and in order to stay in his book business, he has to try to keep the difficult situation covered up from also her. Alan decides to use a dating service to hook up Bob with Eve. During Ernie's stay with the family, they have a fine time at the beach, and that along with barrels of laughs involving the parent's night out at a classy restaurant called Gillian's, and an open mike night at the Beef & Beer. At open mike, George gets stage fright until Alan comes up on stage and grabs an electric guitar. George and Alan sing You Really Got Me. After all is over at the tail end of Ernie's stay, a lot of pressure builds up about how they are going to get through the contest without fail, let alone avoid getting arrested by whom they assumed is the FBI. George's boss, Amanda, just in time catches him with his pants down in the situation, where he has to give her his covered up lie, even because of the situation being in front of Ernie. George has to make a lie about her to Ernie, to avoid the embarrassment. Just in time, also Vicky's boyfriend, Bob, and Eve show up to intensify the situation, ending with them falling for each other. Just as Ernie dubs them the winners of the contest, the whole clan comes clean, blowing the whole cover to Ernie, who gets upset thinking he has to start all over again, because of how he now knows that they are not a real family. But just as he frustrates on that, he sees George and Vicky kissing, which convinces him that they finally have made up and are willing to make it work. That leads to a wedding of George and Vicky truly being married in the next and final shot, with Ernie and Marco there.
Cold Sweat
Cold Sweat (1993)
, 1h33
Directed by Gail Harvey
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Ben Cross, Adam Baldwin, Shannon Tweed, Dave Thomas, Henry Czerny, Maria del Mar
Roles Larry
Rating47% 2.3634252.3634252.3634252.3634252.363425
Deux histoires se rencontrent : celle d'un tueur trop sensible, traumatisé car il a dû tuer une innocente ; et celle d'un chef d'entreprise drogué et véreux, que sa femme trompe plusieurs fois par jour.