Comedian Ryan Stiles

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 12, 2003

I've enjoyed Ryan Stiles on ABC's The Drew Carey Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway?, but I haven't read anything about him. Can you fill me in?
—Mark B., California

Ryan Stiles has been doing comedy for a long time. He performed at small clubs near his home in Vancouver, British Columbia, and dropped out of high school when he was 17 to pursue it full time. In 1986, he started perfecting his improvisational skills when he joined Canada's Second City comedy troupe and went on to join the Los Angeles outfit in 1990. Whose Line Is It Anyway? is a knockoff of a British show, on which Stiles was a regular from 1989 to 1998. His movie credits include Hot Shots! and Hot Shots! Part Deux. He has guest-starred on several television shows: Mad About You, Murphy Brown, and The John Larroquette Show are just a few. Stiles, 43, is married and has two children. He and his family split their time between Los Angeles and Washington state.