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Short Info

Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthOctober 17, 1969
FactPortrayed (spoofed) on his former show "This Hour has 22 Minutes" by Colin Mochrie


Rick Mercer is a Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist and author. He is best known for his work on the CBC Television comedy shows This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Rick Mercer Report.

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Mercer was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. His parents were both teachers. He has two sisters. Mercer was educated at Prince of Wales Collegiate and Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Mercer began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1990s. He soon began working on television, first as a writer and then as a performer. He became a regular on This Hour Has 22 Minutes in 1995. In 2001, he began hosting the Rick Mercer Report.

Over the course of his career, Mercer has won numerous awards, including 14 Gemini Awards and 2 Canadian Screen Awards. He has been honoured with the Order of Canada and the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mercer is married to Geraldine Byers. They have two children.

As of 2021, Rick Mercer’s net worth is approximately $8 million.

General Info

Full NameRick Mercer
Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthOctober 17, 1969
Height1.77 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, TV Personality, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Author, Television presenter, Satirist, Spokesperson
NationalityCanadian

Family

PartnerGerald Lunz, Gerald Lunz

Accomplishments

AwardsAcademy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Comedy Series, Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Se...
NominationsGemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series, Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Canadian Comedy Person of the Year, Gemini Award for Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information, or Perform...
MoviesThe Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, Bon Cop, Bad Cop, How To Be Deadly, Understanding Bliss, This Hour Has 22 Minutes: New Year's Eve Special

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1[one view of our political future] Candidates will outdo each other in an attempt to show how gay-positive they are. Young men in MP offices all over Parliament Hill will be ordered to randomly marry each other so candidates can be seen attending their weddings.
2I think when shows fail is when it's manufactured. You go out and find some funny people and tell them to read newspapers and make some jokes. That doesn't work. It all has to do with the personality and the perspective because, at the end of the day, it's commentary.
3Remember the Speech from the Throne when, out of the blue, it was announced that Stephen Harper's government would be rewriting the lyrics to 'O Canada'? You just know the Prime Minister was convinced we wouldn't care, that he could what he liked. But we did. The country exploded with people ranting about our national anthem and oh, what a beautiful sound. Turns out nobody, left or right, liked the idea of the Prime Minister sitting around with pencil and paper trying to figure out a way to rhyme the nation's name with his.
4When I was in grade eight, my school banned the Rubik's Cube. Why? Because some kid was wandering down the hall with his head buried in the Rubik's Cube, went headfirst into a door and split his nose open. The school's rationale was 'Well, we can't have kids walking around with their heads down.' Meanwhile, it was because we wandered around with our heads buried in our Rubik's Cubes that my generation can safely navigate through traffic on foot with our heads down while texting on our Blackberries. You could say it changed our lives.

Facts

#Fact
1He is currently starring in his new show 'Monday Report'. It has been a huge success around Canada. [January 2004]
2He is currently starring in his new show 'The Rick Mercer Report'. [November 2005]
3Was voted #50 by Canadians in the "Greatest Canadian" contest sponsored by the Canadian Broadcasting Company.
4Portrayed (spoofed) on his former show "This Hour has 22 Minutes" by Colin Mochrie
5Best known for his satirical on-the-street interviews with real Americans that demonstrate America's general ignorance of Canada. This gimmick reached its height in 2000 when Mercer interviewed then-presidental candidate George W. Bush and got Bush to congratulate newly elected Canadian Prime Minister "Jean Poutine." (The PM's name is actually Jean Chretien, while Poutine is a Canadian dish.)
6Received the Newfoundland and Labrador Art's Council

Movies

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monday ReportTV Series writer - 85 episodes, 2004 - 2010 creator - 14 episodes, 2008 - 2010 created by - 1 episode, 2009 written by - 1 episode, 2009
Christmas in Kabul2003TV Movie
The IndustryTV Series creator - 65 episodes, 1998 - 2003 written by - 13 episodes, 1998 - 2001 writer - 4 episodes, 2001 - 2003
2003 East Coast Music Awards2003TV Special
The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Just for Laughs2002TV Series 2005
Talking to Americans2001TV Special
This Hour Has 22 Minutes1993-2001TV Series writer - 22 episodes
This Hour Has 22 Minutes: New Year's Eve Special1998TV Movie

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monday Report2015-2016TV Series
The Great Canadian Screen Test2016TV Movie
Republic of Doyle2014TV SeriesMayor Budgell
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet2013Roy
Bon Cop Bad Cop2006Tom Berry
Odd Job Jack2005TV SeriesPremier MacCurts
The Industry1998-2003TV SeriesRichard Strong
This Hour Has 22 Minutes1993-2001TV SeriesJ.B. Dickson / Various
This Hour Has 22 Minutes: New Year's Eve Special1998TV MovieJ.B. Dickson / Various
The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon1997TV SeriesThe Great Mezmra
Secret Nation1992Chris Vokey
No Apologies1990Simon
Understanding Bliss1990Richard (Turkish Knight)
The Vacant Lot1989

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life Doesn't Frighten Me2012Short executive producer
Monday Report2004-2010TV Series producer - 86 episodes
Christmas in Kabul2003TV Movie executive producer
Talking to Americans2001TV Special executive producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Industry2001-2002TV Series story editor - 16 episodes

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Industry2003TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Closet Monster2015special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016 Canadian Screen Awards2016TV SpecialHimself
Monday Report2004-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Himself / ...
Being Canadian2015DocumentaryHimself
Katie Chats2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Canadian Star2015DocumentaryHimself
How to Be Deadly2014Himself
Le train où vont les choses2014Video documentaryHimself
In Studio 22013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Hour2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
Long Story Short: CBC Turns 752011TV SpecialHimself
Spelling Night in Canada2011TV MovieHimself - Comedian
Doc Zone2010TV Series documentaryHimself, Rick Mercer Report
Canada for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 10th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Q with Jian Ghomeshi2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mike on a Mic Show2007ShortHimself
Canada's Next Great Prime Minister2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Just for Laughs2005TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Gold2005TV Short documentaryHimself
Disclosure2004TV SeriesHimself
Christmas in Kabul2003TV MovieHimself / Host
18th Annual Gemini Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Royal Canadian Air Farce2003TV SeriesHimself
2003 East Coast Music Awards2003TV SpecialHost
Tuning In: Fifty Years on the CBC2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHost
The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest2002TV SeriesHimself
The Joke's on Us: 50 Years of CBC Satire2002TV MovieHimself
The 3rd Annual Canadian Comedy Awards2002VideoHimself (Pretty Funny Male Performance, TV; Pretty Funny Writing, TV series)
Talking to Americans2001TV SpecialHimself
The 2nd Annual Canadian Comedy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself (Pretty Funny Male, TV)
Life and Times1999TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest Canadian2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2015Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)Monday Report (2004)
2015Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2014Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2014Canadian Screen AwardGemini AwardsBest Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Music, Variety, Sketch Comedy or Talk Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)Monday Report (2004)
2011GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2004GeminiGemini AwardsBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
2004GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
2003Sir Peter Ustinov AwardBanff Television Festival
2003Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Pretty Funny WritingMade in Canada (1998)
2002Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Pretty Funny Male PerformanceMade in Canada (1998)
2002Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Pretty Funny Writing - SeriesThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
2002GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
2001Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Pretty Funny Writing - SeriesThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
2001GeminiGemini AwardsBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
2001WGC AwardWriters Guild of CanadaMade in Canada (1998)
2000Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Performance - MaleMade in Canada (1998)
2000Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Writing - Episode or SpecialThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
2000Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Writing - SeasonThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
2000GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
1999GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThis Hour Has 22 Minutes: New Year's Eve Special (1998)
1999WGC AwardWriters Guild of CanadaThis Hour Has 22 Minutes: New Year's Eve Special (1998)
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Pre-School Program or SeriesThe Adventures of Dudley the Dragon (1994)
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
1997GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
1997GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
1997WGC AwardWriters Guild of CanadaThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
1996GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
1996GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
1995GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
1995GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)Monday Report (2004)
2008GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2007GeminiGemini AwardsBest Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2007GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2006GeminiGemini AwardsBest Comedy Program or SeriesMonday Report (2004)
2004GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance or Host in a Variety Program or SeriesChristmas in Kabul (2003)
2003GeminiGemini AwardsBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
2003GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series2003 East Coast Music Awards (2003)
2002Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Pretty Funny Writing - SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
2002GeminiGemini AwardsBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
2001Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Pretty Funny Male PerformanceMade in Canada (1998)
2001Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Pretty Funny Writing - SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
2001GeminiGemini AwardsBest Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
2000Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Writing - SeasonMade in Canada (1998)
1999GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
1999GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesMade in Canada (1998)
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or SeriesThis Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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