Jack Dee

Biography: Since The Jack Dee Show hit our small screens in February 1992, Jack Dee has become a household name.
Born in Petts Wood and brought up in a family with a history of musical entertainers and mental illness, he left a Winchester comprehensive to start a career in catering. Realising his dour persona got more laughs than respect in the restaurant business, he followed up the advice of numerous colleagues and customers and took to the boards. That was in 1988 and Jack Dee has not looked back since.
In 1991, Jack won the British Comedy Award for Best Stage Newcomer and following numerous guest TV appearances and a successful run of Edinburgh shows, he was nominated for the 1991 Perrier Award. His impressive list of awards to-date include two at the 1995 British Comedy Awards; one Gold and two Silver Arrows for his now infamous 'widget'. John Smith's Bitter commercials (1997) at the British Advertising Awards; and the prestigious Best Stand Up Comedian at the 1997 British
Since The Jack Dee Show hit our small screens in February 1992, Jack Dee has become a household name.
Born in Petts Wood and brought up in a family with a history of musical entertainers and mental illness, he left a Winchester comprehensive to start a career in catering. Realising his dour persona got more laughs than respect in the restaurant business, he followed up the advice of numerous colleagues and customers and took to the boards. That was in 1988 and Jack Dee has not looked back since.
In 1991, Jack won the British Comedy Award for Best Stage Newcomer and following numerous guest TV appearances and a successful run of Edinburgh shows, he was nominated for the 1991 Perrier Award. His impressive list of awards to-date include two at the 1995 British Comedy Awards; one Gold and two Silver Arrows for his now infamous 'widget'. John Smith's Bitter commercials (1997) at the British Advertising Awards; and the prestigious Best Stand Up Comedian at the 1997 British Comedy Awards. Jack's TV career has gone from strength to strength. By 1995, he was staring in his own series on ITV. Since then, he has rarely been away from our screens, staring in his own Christmas specials; over on Channel 4 in Jack and Jeremy Police 4 and Jack and Jeremy's Real Liveswith Jeremy Hardy;. He also appeared in Granada Television's comedy drama, The Grimleys ; Jack Dee's Sunday Service, recorded in front of a live studio audience, It's Only TV But I Like It (BBC1); Jack Dee's Full Mountie (BBC1) and Jack Dee's Happy Hour.
On 2004 Jack starred in two full-length comedy dramas: as a political fixer in the critically acclaimed BBC1 political romp The Deputy alongside Dalzeil & Pascoe star Warren Clarke; and in the fairground romance, Tunnel of Love for ITV. Autumn 2004 saw Jack make a triumphant return to stand up on television with his hugely successful series Jack Dee - Live At The Apollo that featured stand up appearances from the likes of Joan Rivers, Ross Noble & Ardal O'Hanlon.

In 1991, Jack made his first appearance in dramatic roles in an episode of the BBC1 drama The Ambassador, with Pauline Collins as well as the BBC1 drama Silent Witness with Amanda Burton.
In 1998, Jack followed this up and fulfilled a dream and performed in a West End play for the first time, as Yvan in Yasmina Reza's award-winning play Art. The director Matthew Warchus was so impressed with Jack's performance, he asked him back to play the part of Serge for a 13-week run. That year.
In what was one of the most memorable television experiences of recent times Jack appeared on the very first Celebrity Big Brother for Comic Relief. To Jack's surprise, he not only survived the week and the company of Anthea Turner, Vanessa Feltz and Chris Eubank, he came away with the coveted title as the last to leave the house.

2005 sees Jack embark on one of his biggest tours to date. It will be the first time he has toured the UK since 2002 when he played over 100 venues - a tour that spawned the hit video, Jack Dee - Live At The Apollo.
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tbd 8 Out of 10 Cats: Season 17 Feb 17, 2014 Himself tbd
tbd 8 Out of 10 Cats: Season 16 Oct 4, 2013 Himself tbd
tbd 8 Out of 10 Cats: Season 15 Jan 18, 2013 Himself tbd
tbd 8 Out of 10 Cats: Season 12 Sep 23, 2011 Himself tbd
tbd Shooting Stars: Season 8 Aug 8, 2011 Team A Captain tbd
tbd 8 Out of 10 Cats: Season 11 Jun 17, 2011 Himself tbd
tbd Shooting Stars: Season 7 Jul 13, 2010 Team A Captain tbd
tbd 8 Out of 10 Cats: Season 10 Jun 11, 2010 Himself tbd
tbd Shooting Stars: Season 6 Aug 26, 2009 Team A Captain tbd
tbd Lead Balloon: Season 3 Nov 13, 2008 Rick / Writer tbd
tbd Lead Balloon: Season 2 Nov 15, 2007 Rick / Writer tbd
tbd Lead Balloon: Season 1 Oct 4, 2006 Rick / Writer tbd
tbd Shooting Stars: Season 5 Oct 6, 2002 Team A Captain tbd
tbd Celebrity Big Brother: Season 1 Mar 10, 2001 Himself (2001; Series 1) Winner tbd