Greg Proops | Biography

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  • Full Name Gregory Everett Proops
  • Nickname Greg Proops
  • Occupation Actor, Show Host & Writer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Birth Date Oct 03, 1959
  • Age 64 Years, 7 Months
  • Height 6 Foot (1.83m)
  • Net Worth 4 Million USD (Celebrity Net Worth)
Comedy Star of Reality Series 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'

Greg Proops | Biography

Author of 'The Smartest Book in the World'

The cast members of 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' came back together on a live stage for the show 'Whose Live Anyway' in February 2022, 20 years after the show first aired. Proops, along with Ryan Stiles, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray, all original and recurring cast members, performed with their comedic skills on the stage for 90 minutes, taking on audience recommendations for skits and songs.

Gregory Proops is a stand-up comedian known for his appearance in the comedy reality TV series Whose Line is it Anyway?

Who is Greg Proops?

Gregory Everett Proops is an American stand-up comic, actor, and television host. Proops began his acting career in the 1990 TV series Midnight Caller. After that, he appeared in the 1990s TV series like Viva Cabaret (1993), Family Matters (1996), Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1998), and more.

His other acting credits include Cyxork 7 (movie 2006), Easy to Assemble (TV series 2008-2012), Schooled (TV series 2019, Shepard (film 2020). 

Proops has also voiced on several animated shows such as Stripperella (2003-2004), Sprout Diner (2006), Bob the Builder: Bob's Mini Projects (2008), Bob the Builder (1999-2009), and The Powerpuff Girls (2017-2018), among others.

In addition, Proops has worked on the Star Wars saga. In Star Wars: Episode I–The Phantom Menace, he portrayed the part of Fode. Later, he worked with the Expanded Universe, in his previous role as Fode in the video game Star Wars Episode I: Racer and the video game adaptation of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Moreover, he also guest-starred as Tal Merrick in two episodes of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Episodes titled 'The Mandalore Plot' and 'Voyage of Temptation'). Similarly, in Star Wars Resistance, Proops provided the voice of Jak Sivrak.

Proops has been featured on multiple reality TV series during his long career. However, his most notable appearance was in the reality television show Whose Line is it anyway?

Besides, Proops also hosts a hit Podcast called The Smartest Man in the World, recorded live in several places like Australia, Montreal, New Zealand, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Helsinki, and more.

Before that, he used to host the podcast called The Greg Proops Experiment.

Early Bio

Gregory Everett Proops was born in Phoenix, AZ on 3 October 1959. Growing up in San Carlos, California, a suburb south of San Francisco, Proops attended San Francisco State University, where he studied improvisation and acting.

He then attended San Francisco State University and took improvisation and acting classes, but he never completed his education.

'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'

Proops joined an improv group with Mike McShane after graduation. Producers Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson saw Proops and McShane and eventually cast them on Whose Line Is It Anyway?  It is a comedy skit TV show hosted by Aisha Tyler based on the British series of the same name.

The cast members, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and one or two other guests, perform improvised and made-up on-the-spot comedy skits. The show has released up to 18 seasons in the US version and ten seasons in the UK version.

Proops appeared on the series from 2014 to 2021 as a guest performer for 20 episodes. He would constantly make jokes about many peculiarities and contrasts between British and American English, and he would frequently banter with Clive Anderson about that subject matter (among others). 

When he was performing the program, he resided in London for four years and counts McShane, Richard Vranch, and Colin Mochrie among his greatest friends. He was recalled for the American version after the competition finished, and has since been a frequent "fourth participant." He has appeared in more episodes of US Whose Line than any other non-regular cast member until 2020.

'Whose Live Anyway'

The cast members of Whose Line is it Anyway? came back together on a live stage for the show Whose Live Anyway in February 2022, 20 years after the show first aired.

Proops, along with Ryan Stiles, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray, all original and recurring cast members, performed with their comedic skills on the stage for 90 minutes, taking on audience recommendations for skits and songs.

They performed on 19, 20, and 21 February 2022 in Bakersfield, Riverside, and Santa Barbara, respectively.

Proops also shared the poster for Whose Live Anyway on 5 February 2022.

'The Smartest Book in the World' 

'The Smartest Book in the World,' published in 2015, is a book written by Proops, is based on his award-seeking podcast, The Smartest Man in the World.

The book is a reference guide to the important areas of knowledge in Proops's world. In addition, it's a collection and comedic cultural dictionary of the major Proops topics like poetry, proper punctuation, and Satchel Paige, all delivered with his signature style.

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Proops has been married to Jennifer Canaga since 14 February 1990. He also shared a photo with his wife on Instagram on 15 August 2021.

However, not much is known about their relationship.

Greg Proops with his Wife Jennifer Canaga in 2021
Greg Proops with his Wife Jennifer Canaga in 2021 (Photo: Instagram)

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