As successful as Colin Mochrie is, the Canadian actor and comedian did not plan on ending up in the entertainment industry. His initial aspiration was to become a marine biologist, but thankfully, fate had other plans for him. Colin Mochrie is best known for his role on Whose Line Is It Anyway? On the show, he has repeatedly proven himself as a talented, versatile, and prolific performer. In the process, he acquired millions of devoted fans. As proof of how hardworking he is, he once worked on six different TV shows simultaneously.
Perhaps a true testament to his popularity is the fact that he went on to become an internet meme as his image was constantly used for amateur Flash animations. He has also been used for several commercials for Mohegan Sun casino.
The veteran performer has won many notable awards and nominations for his work in the entertainment industry. Notable among them are five Canadian Comedy Award nominations out of which he won two. He has also bagged a Writers Guild of Canada Award, a Gemini Award, and at the Canadian Comedy Awards of 2013, he was awarded the Canadian Comedy Person of the Year.
Colin Mochrie Biography
Colin Andrew Mochrie was born on the 30th of November 1957 in Kilmarnock, Scotland, as the oldest of three children. While it is known that his father was an airline maintenance executive, there is no information available on his mother. The Mochrie family relocated to Montreal, Canada, from 1964 to 1969 before they moved to Vancouver.
On his educational qualifications, Colin attended Killarney Secondary School, where he was known to be a loner. He had the intention of becoming a marine biologist but he later dropped out of school and opted to participate in theater. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the Studio 58 theatre school in Vancouver for four years, mastering the art of improvisational comedy.
According to the comedian, his childhood was spent moving from one location to another which contributed to his shy nature. As a child, he spent a lot of time in front of the television set; apart from that, he was an everyday kid who constantly engaged in little squabbles with his younger brother and tended to be protective of his younger sister.
As previously mentioned, he is best known for his role in Whose Line Is It Anyway? However, not many people realize that Colin Mochrie appeared on both the American and British versions of the iconic comedy improvisation show. He joined the British Version of the show in 1988 and a decade later, in 1998, he joined the American adaptation of the show.
The Comedian is also known for his role as Eugene Anderson on The Drew Carey Show, Scott Hawkins on She’s The Mayor and Mr. Cooper on Annedroids. He has also appeared in Blackfly, Once a Thief, The January Man, Seven Little Monsters, Getting Along Famously, Love and Other Disasters, Trust Us With Your Love, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, The Real Blonde, and The Campbells. His theater credit includes productions like The Brady Bunch as well as She Stoops to Conquer.
His Net Worth
Since he became part of the entertainment industry, Colin Mochrie has acquired a decent net worth. The major sources of his wealth are his roles as an actor and comedian. The commercials he has undertaken has also been responsible for a portion of his net worth which has been pegged at a tidy $1 million.
Family Facts: Wife and Children
The celebrated comedian is known to be a one-woman man; Colin is currently married to Debra McGrath, an actress, and comedian. The couple, who live in Toronto, have been married since the 8th of January 1989. The two have been married for over three decades and are still going strong.
The couple’s marriage is blessed with a daughter Kinley Mochrie, who was born in Toronto on the 3rd of September 1990. In 2017, with his daughter’s permission, Colin took to Twitter to reveal that Kinley was transgender.
Other notable members of his family are the Canadian actors – Munro and Thomas Chambers who are his nephews.