Dave Thomas

David "Dave" Thomas (born May 20, 1949) is a Canadian comedian and actor. He was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, but moved to Durham, North Carolina where his father, John E. Thomas, attended Duke University and earned a PhD in Philosophy. Thomas attended George Watts and Moorehead elementary schools. The family moved back to Dundas, Ontario in 1961 where he attended Dundas District high school and later, graduated with an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Thomas was granted an honorary doctorate from McMaster University November 20, 2009.

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Boris and Natasha (1992)

The classic cartoon spies, Boris and Natasha, get their very own live-action adventure. Sent to America to find an important microchip, the usually villainous duo begin to question who they're working for and why.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Martin Smith
CAST:  John Travolta  •  John Candy  •  Sally Kellerman  •  Dave Thomas

The classic cartoon spies, Boris and Natasha, get their very own live-action adventure. Sent to America to find an important microchip, the usually villainous duo begin to question who they're working for and why.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Martin Smith
CAST:  John Travolta  •  John Candy  •  Sally Kellerman  •  Dave Thomas

Brother Bear (2003)

When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Blaise  •  Robert Walker
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Jeremy Suarez  •  Jason Raize  •  Rick Moranis

When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Blaise  •  Robert Walker
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Jeremy Suarez  •  Jason Raize  •  Rick Moranis

Brother Bear 2 (2006)

Kenai finds his childhood human friend Nita and the two embark on a journey to burn the amulet he gave to her before he was a bear, much to Koda's dismay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Gluck
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Jeremy Suarez  •  Dave Thomas  •  Rick Moranis

Kenai finds his childhood human friend Nita and the two embark on a journey to burn the amulet he gave to her before he was a bear, much to Koda's dismay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Gluck
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Jeremy Suarez  •  Dave Thomas  •  Rick Moranis

Coneheads (1993)

A pair of aliens arrive on Earth to prepare for invasion, but crash instead. With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Robert Knott  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jane Curtin  •  Sinbad

A pair of aliens arrive on Earth to prepare for invasion, but crash instead. With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Robert Knott  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jane Curtin  •  Sinbad

Double Negative (1980)

Michael Taylor, played by Michael Sarrazin, is tormented by his sheer lack of memory concerning the night his wife was found brutally killed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bloomfield
CAST:  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susan Clark  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Howard Duff

Michael Taylor, played by Michael Sarrazin, is tormented by his sheer lack of memory concerning the night his wife was found brutally killed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bloomfield
CAST:  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susan Clark  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Howard Duff

Moving (1988)

Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Metter
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Beverly Todd  •  Raphael Harris  •  Ishmael Harris

Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Metter
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Beverly Todd  •  Raphael Harris  •  Ishmael Harris

Rat Race (2001)

In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Seth Green  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Breckin Meyer

In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Seth Green  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Breckin Meyer

Follow That Bird (1985)

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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Waylon Jennings  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  John Candy  •  Caroll Spinney

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Waylon Jennings  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  John Candy  •  Caroll Spinney

The Aristocrats (2005)

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penn Jillette  •  Paul Provenza
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Chris Albrecht  •  Hank Azaria  •  Shelley Berman

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penn Jillette  •  Paul Provenza
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Chris Albrecht  •  Hank Azaria  •  Shelley Berman

The Canadian Conspiracy (1985)

A mockumentary illustrating a supposed conspiracy to infiltrate American culture through employing Canadians in the U.S. entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Boyd
CAST:  John Candy  •  Lorne Greene  •  Dave Thomas  •  Martin Short

A mockumentary illustrating a supposed conspiracy to infiltrate American culture through employing Canadians in the U.S. entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Boyd
CAST:  John Candy  •  Lorne Greene  •  Dave Thomas  •  Martin Short

Strange Brew (1983)

Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug McKenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious Brewmeister Smith and two teams of vicious hockey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Moranis  •  Dave Thomas
CAST:  Dave Thomas  •  Rick Moranis  •  Max von Sydow  •  Paul Dooley

Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug McKenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious Brewmeister Smith and two teams of vicious hockey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Moranis  •  Dave Thomas
CAST:  Dave Thomas  •  Rick Moranis  •  Max von Sydow  •  Paul Dooley

Santa's Slay (2005)

Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an angel, so he became the giver of toys and happiness. But this year the bet is off, and Santa is about to return to his evil ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Steiman
CAST:  Bill Goldberg  •  Douglas Smith  •  Emilie de Ravin  •  Robert Culp

Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an angel, so he became the giver of toys and happiness. But this year the bet is off, and Santa is about to return to his evil ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Steiman
CAST:  Bill Goldberg  •  Douglas Smith  •  Emilie de Ravin  •  Robert Culp

The Last Polka (1985)

A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Blanchard
CAST:  John Candy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Rick Moranis  •  Catherine O'Hara

A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Blanchard
CAST:  John Candy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Rick Moranis  •  Catherine O'Hara

Who's Your Daddy? (2004)

An adopted Ohio high school senior discovers he is the inherited heir to a porn empire. Dropped into a bitter power struggle, his new flock of beautiful co-workers come to his aid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Fickman
CAST:  Colleen Camp  •  Brandon Jack James  •  Kadeem Hardison  •  Christine Lakin

An adopted Ohio high school senior discovers he is the inherited heir to a porn empire. Dropped into a bitter power struggle, his new flock of beautiful co-workers come to his aid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Fickman
CAST:  Colleen Camp  •  Brandon Jack James  •  Kadeem Hardison  •  Christine Lakin

Lucky Luke (1991)

Lucky Luke becomes the Sheriff of Daisy Town and runs out all the criminals. Then the Dalton brothers arrive and try to get the Indians to break the peace treaty and attack the town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Hill
CAST:  Terence Hill  •  Nancy Morgan  •  Fritz Sperberg  •  Dominic Barto

Lucky Luke becomes the Sheriff of Daisy Town and runs out all the criminals. Then the Dalton brothers arrive and try to get the Indians to break the peace treaty and attack the town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Hill
CAST:  Terence Hill  •  Nancy Morgan  •  Fritz Sperberg  •  Dominic Barto

As Seen on TV: The K-Tel Story (2006)

Documentary about K-Tel - the "As Seen on TV!" company that was hugely successful in the 1970s and 80s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cam Bennett
CAST:  Dave Thomas

Documentary about K-Tel - the "As Seen on TV!" company that was hugely successful in the 1970s and 80s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cam Bennett
CAST:  Dave Thomas

My Man Adam (1985)

A young man meets the girl of his dreams, whereupon he finds himself involved in a murder mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger L. Simon
CAST:  Raphael Sbarge  •  Page Hannah  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Dave Thomas

A young man meets the girl of his dreams, whereupon he finds himself involved in a murder mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger L. Simon
CAST:  Raphael Sbarge  •  Page Hannah  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Dave Thomas

The Experts (1989)

Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet Union, where they'll ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Thomas
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Arye Gross  •  Kelly Preston  •  Deborah Foreman

Travis and Wendell are two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they're relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don't know is they have actually been abducted by a KGB operative and flown to the Soviet Union, where they'll ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Thomas
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Arye Gross  •  Kelly Preston  •  Deborah Foreman

Picture Perfect (1995)

Two teenagers (with single parents) join their families together in order to win the grand prize in a soda company competition by pretending to be the perfect family. The only problem is the CEO of the company must live with them for one week.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Scanlan
CAST:  Dave Thomas  •  Mary Page Keller  •  Lisa Jakub  •  Christian Campbell

Two teenagers (with single parents) join their families together in order to win the grand prize in a soda company competition by pretending to be the perfect family. The only problem is the CEO of the company must live with them for one week.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Scanlan
CAST:  Dave Thomas  •  Mary Page Keller  •  Lisa Jakub  •  Christian Campbell

Cold Sweat (1993)

Mark Cahill is a good family man with a loving wife and two wonderful children. Mark also happens to be a hit man who is haunted by his last victim, a blonde, who keeps appearing in his bedroom at the worst of times. His life becomes even more complicated when he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gail Harvey
CAST:  Ben Cross  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Shannon Tweed  •  Dave Thomas

Mark Cahill is a good family man with a loving wife and two wonderful children. Mark also happens to be a hit man who is haunted by his last victim, a blonde, who keeps appearing in his bedroom at the worst of times. His life becomes even more complicated when he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gail Harvey
CAST:  Ben Cross  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Shannon Tweed  •  Dave Thomas
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