Biography

Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician and writer.

Gervais achieved mainstream fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with friend and frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant. In addition to writing and directing the shows, Gervais also played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. Gervais has also starred in a number of Hollywood films, assuming leading roles in Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying. He has performed on four sell-out stand-up comedy tours, written the best-selling Flanimals book series and starred with Merchant and Karl Pilkington in the most downloaded podcast in the world as of March 2009, The Ricky Gervais Show.

He has won a multitude of awards and honours, including seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007 he was voted the 11th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 3rd greatest stand-up comic. In 2010 he was named on the TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people. Gervais hosted both the 2010 and 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

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Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician and writer.

Gervais achieved mainstream fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with friend and frequent collaborator Stephen Merchant. In addition to writing and directing the shows, Gervais also played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. Gervais has also starred in a number of Hollywood films, assuming leading roles in Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying. He has performed on four sell-out stand-up comedy tours, written the best-selling Flanimals book series and starred with Merchant and Karl Pilkington in the most downloaded podcast in the world as of March 2009, The Ricky Gervais Show.

He has won a multitude of awards and honours, including seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2007 he was voted the 11th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 3rd greatest stand-up comic. In 2010 he was named on the TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people. Gervais hosted both the 2010 and 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ricky Gervais, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 77

Birthday 1961-06-25

Place of Birth Whitley, Berkshire, Reading, England, UK

Official Site http://www.rickygervais.com/

Also Known As

  • Ricky Dene Gervais

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Blazing Samurai as Ika Chu
The Willoughbys as The Cat
2019 After Life (6 episodes) as Tony
2018 Suede: The Insatiable Ones as Himself
2018 Ricky Gervais: Humanity as Himself
2018 Child Support (16 episodes) as Himself
2017 George Michael: Freedom as Himself
2017 Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame as Himself (Uncredited)
2016 David Brent: Life on the Road as David Brent
2016 Special Correspondents as Albert Finch
2015 The Little Prince as The Conceited Man (voice)
2015 Hot Ones (1 episode) as Himself
2015 Derek Special as Derek
2015 Galavant (1 episode) as Xanax
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb as Dr. McPhee
2014 Muppets Most Wanted as Dominic Badguy
2013 The Unbelievers as Himself
2013 David Blaine: Real or Magic as Himself
2013 The Return of Brent as David Brent
2013 Escape from Planet Earth as Mr Bing (voice)
2013 Derek (1 episode) as Himself (12 episodes) as Derek
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (1 episode) as Himself
2011 Life's Too Short (7 episodes) as Ricky Gervais
2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World as Argonaut
2011 David Haye versus (1 episode) as Himself
2011 Talking Funny as Himself
2010 Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 as Himself
2010 Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science as Himself
2010 An Idiot Abroad (19 episodes) as Himself
2010 Louie (1 episode)
2010 Cemetery Junction as Len Taylor
2010 The Ricky Gervais Show (26 episodes)
2009 Live from Studio Five (3 episodes)
2009 The Invention of Lying as Mark Bellison
2009 The Dawn of Lying
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man (1 episode)
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as Dr. McPhee
2009 Horne & Corden (1 episode)
2008 Ricky Gervais: Out of England as Himself
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People as Himself (uncredited)
2008 Ghost Town as Bertram Pincus
2007 Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale as Andy Millman
2007 Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame as Himself
2007 Stardust as Ferdy the Fence
2007 Karl Pilkington - Satisfied Fool
2007 The Graham Norton Show (5 episodes) as Himself
2006 For Your Consideration as Martin Gibb
2006 Night at the Museum as Bambi
2006 The One Show (5 episodes)
2006 Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David as Himself
2005 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (1 episode)
2005 Extras (12 episodes) as Andy Millman
2005 Valiant as Bugsy (voice)
2005 The Office (3 episodes)
2004 Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics as Himself
2003 The Office: Christmas Special as David Brent
2003 Ricky Gervais Live: Animals as Himself
2002 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2 episodes)
2001 Dog Eat Dog as Bouncer
2001 Alias (1 episode)
2001 The Office (12 episodes) as David Brent
2000 Meet Ricky Gervais (6 episodes)
1999 Spaced (1 episode)
1997 The View (1 episode) as Himself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode) as Himself (8 episodes)
1994 Room 101 (1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2 episodes)
1993 GMTV (3 episodes)
1991 Golden Years (0 episodes) as Clive Meadows
1989 The Simpsons (7 episodes)
1988 This Morning (3 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1 episode)

Writing

2019 After Life (6 episodes)Writer
2018 Ricky Gervais: Humanity Writer
2016 David Brent: Life on the Road Writer
2016 Special Correspondents Writer
2015 Derek Special Writer
2013 The Return of Brent Screenplay
2011 Life's Too Short (7 episodes)Writer
2010 Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 Writer
2010 Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science Writer
2010 Cemetery Junction Writer
2009 The Invention of Lying Writer
2008 Ricky Gervais: Out of England Writer
2007 Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale Writer
2007 Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame Writer
2006 Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David Writer
2005 Extras (12 episodes)Writer
2005 The Office (2 episodes)Writer
2005 Kelsey Grammer Presents The Sketch Show (1 episode)Writer
2004 Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics Writer
2004 Stromberg (46 episodes)Writer
2003 The Office: Christmas Special Writer
2003 Ricky Gervais Live: Animals Writer
2001 The Office (12 episodes)Writer
1991 Golden Years (0 episodes)Writer
1989 The Simpsons (1 episode)Writer

Directing

2019 After Life (6 episodes)Director
2016 David Brent: Life on the Road Director
2016 Special Correspondents Director
2015 Derek Special Director
2013 The Return of Brent Director
2011 Life's Too Short (7 episodes)Director
2010 Ricky Gervais Live 4: Science Director
2010 Cemetery Junction Director
2009 The Invention of Lying Director
2009 The Dawn of Lying Director
2007 Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale Director
2005 Extras (12 episodes)Director
2003 The Office: Christmas Special Director
2001 The Office (12 episodes)Director

Production

The Willoughbys Executive Producer
2019 After Life (6 episodes)Executive Producer
2018 Ricky Gervais: Humanity Executive Producer
2018 Child Support (1 episode)Executive Producer
2016 David Brent: Life on the Road Producer
2011 Life's Too Short (7 episodes)Executive Producer
2010 An Idiot Abroad (19 episodes)Producer
2010 Cemetery Junction Executive Producer
2010 The Ricky Gervais Show (26 episodes)Producer
2009 The Invention of Lying Producer
2008 Ricky Gervais: Out of England Executive Producer
2005 Extras (12 episodes)Executive Producer
2005 The Office (195 episodes)Executive Producer

Creator

HaMisrad Creator
2019 After Life Creator
2013 Derek Creator
2011 Life's Too Short Creator
2010 An Idiot Abroad Creator
2010 The Ricky Gervais Show Creator
2006 La Job Creator
2006 Le Bureau Creator
2005 Extras Creator
2005 The Office Creator
2001 The Office Creator

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