Dropped out of Media Arts at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario to become a comedian.
Harland Williams is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, and director. He is known for his roles in the films Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary, Rocketman, Sorority Boys, and Employee of the Month. Williams has also appeared in the television series The X-Files, MADtv, That ’70s Show, and Reba.
Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 25, 1962. His parents are Audrey Williams and John Williams. He has two sisters, Tracey and Leigh. Williams was educated at Earl Haig Secondary School and North Toronto Collegiate Institute. He later attended McMaster University, where he studied political science.
Williams began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1980s. He made his film debut in the 1989 film Police Academy 6: City Under Siege. Williams has since appeared in a number of films, including Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary, Rocketman, Sorority Boys, and Employee of the Month. He has also appeared in the television series The X-Files, MADtv, That ’70s Show, and Reba.
Williams has been married three times. His first wife was Shelley Williams, with whom he has two daughters, Zoe and Sophie. His second wife was Karen Williams, with whom he has a son, Dylan. His third wife is Susan Geston, with whom he has two sons, Henry and George.
Williams has a net worth of $8 million. His salary is $2 million per year.
Williams is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 185 pounds.
6.5 million dollars
Date Of Birth
November 14, 1962
Screenwriter, Comedian, Voice Actor, Author, Film director, Music artist, Illustrator, Visual Artist, Radio personality
John Reesor Williams, Lorraine Williams
Steve 'Spaz' Williams
Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series
RocketMan, Half Baked, Sorority Boys, Dumb and Dumber, Employee of the Month, Superstar, My Life in Ruins, Freddy Got Fingered, Meet the Robinsons, The Whole Nine Yards, Down Periscope, Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation, Back in the Day, Spooky Buddies, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, Becau...
Ned's Newt, Sammy, Gary & Mike, The Geena Davis Show, Premium Blend, Slacker Cats, The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, Tom Green's House Tonight, Simon
[on occasional moments of inspiration] I was walking around bored one day and I started filming stuff with my cellphone. There are all these shows where people are trying to do these outrageous stunts, and I thought it would be funny to do all these stunts that aren't outrageous, but then act like they are.. Again I was just bored one day, and it popped into my head, the idea of some guy thanking a robot. It made me laugh.
It was such a pleasure to work with Eugene Levy. What a treat. That's a guy I grew up watching as a kid. Guys like that, they were hilarious and didn't have to be super vile or X-rated.
[on celebrity roasts] I've kind of stayed away from them. They're a little too mean-spirited for my tastes. I find them a bit insincere. Most of those people don't know each other. If you're going to take a jab at someone, you should at least have a bit more of a personal relationship with them. I feel like you can be funny and clever, as opposed to just outright vile.
I improvise a lot, that's kind of my thing. So we'll do three or four takes the way it's written, then I let the barn doors open, and I kind of rewrite every scene on the fly..I always improvise with the crowd. Sometimes it will be a 50 percent show, sometimes 70 percent, sometimes it's almost a whole show where I wing it. It depends on my mood, the energy in the room. For sure, a portion of it is just kind of winging it.
Did you know that KFC is just one letter away from being one of the rudest words in the English language?
Did you know that elbow meat is the exact same texture as an 86 year old woman's nipple?
Did you know that you can't throw away a garbage can?
Did you know that rhinoceroses are just big, fat, white trash unicorns?
Did you know that pumpkins are the only living organisms with triangle eyes?