David Foley - Details


DAVID FOLEY (Herb) was born and raised in Toronto, where he attended alternative high schools and began performing stand-up comedy for a creative writing project. His interest in improv led him to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with Kevin McDonald in 1982. They became "The Kids in the Hall" one year later.

In 1984 "The Kids" reconfigured with the addition of Mark McKinney and Bruce McCullough and, shortly thereafter, Scott Thompson, to form the seminal comedy troupe. "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels discovered them in 1987, and they shot their first television special. By 1989, the troupe had their own series on the Canadian Broadcasting Co. and later on HBO, where it aired until 1991. CBS and Comedy Central soon after picked it up, where it ran from 1992-1994. They crossed over into feature film with the 1995 release of Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy.

In films, Foley co-starred in the Watergate-era parody Dick. He provided the voice for the bumbling but well-hearted Flick in Disney's animated films A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2, voiced a role in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Un-cut, and co-starred with Brendan Fraser in A Blast from the Past. On television, he starred in the series "News Radio" and was featured in HBO's critically-acclaimed and Golden Globe-winning mini-series "From the Earth To the Moon" produced by Tom Hanks


  • 4th January 1963 - Birth