Boyd Banks

Boyd Banks (born April 16, 1964) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor.[1]

Boyd Banks
Born (1964-04-16) April 16, 1964 (age 57)


He was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and started in the entertainment industry at 17 when he won a contest for Best Stand Up Comedian in Edmonton, Alberta. He then performed as a stand-up comedian for a few years in Vancouver, British Columbia, before moving to Toronto to act.[2]

Banks has appeared in films including Bruiser (2001), Wild Iris (2001), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Phil the Alien (2004), Land of the Dead (2005), Cinderella Man (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007) and Pontypool (2009).[3]

Among his television credits were guest appearances in Due South and Slings and Arrows, and as a member of the repertory cast of the A&E television series, A Nero Wolfe Mystery. He has had recurring roles in The Red Green Show and Little Mosque on the Prairie.

In February 2019, Banks faced criticism following an incident when, during a live television news report on a meeting responding to SiriusXM Canada's controversial plan to rebrand its Canada Laughs channel, he began licking CBC reporter Chris Glover's ear.[4] Banks apologized the following day, calling himself an "idiot" for his behaviour.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Black Sheep Clyde Spinoza
Crash Grip
Holiday Affair TV movie
1997 The Wrong Guy Gas Station Guy
Dinner at Fred's Talent Show MC
Bad to the Bone Gun Salesman TV movie
I'll Be Home for Christmas Ethan TV movie
Howling at the Moon TV movie
1998 Dirty Work Creepy Man
Strink Mr.Bothom
Dog Park Ge Groovy Lesh
Earthquake in New York Statue Man
Naked City: A Killer Christmas Jack TV movie
1999 The Jesse Ventura Story Brooklyn Park Mayor TV movie
Dash and Lilly Prison Guard TV movie
Superstar Weatherman
2000 Bruiser Jester
The Highwayman Luger
Cheaters State Speech Judge TV movie
The Ladies Man C&W Station Manager
Possessed Zealot TV movie
2001 Club Land Elegante announcer TV movie
Chasing Cain Ralph
Kiss My Act Stand-Up Comic TV movie
Jason X Fat Lou
Wild Iris Handprint Clerk TV movie
Knockaround Guy Bar Partons
Prancer Returns Charlie's Teacher Straight-to-Video
2002 A Killing Spring Hotel Manager TV movie
American Psycho 2 Jim Straight-to-video
Avenging Angelo Paramedic
The Tuxedo Vic
Cypher Fred Garfield
Escape from the Newsroom Martin TV movie
Meet Prince Charming Roger
2003 The Music Man Train Conductor TV movie
Deacons for Defense Weber TV movie
The In-Laws Patient TV movie
Rhinoceros Eyes Hospital Orderly
The Republic of Love Man at Folklore Museum uncredited
The Piano Man's Daughter Priest TV movie
Fallen Angel Birdie TV movie
2004 Ham & Cheese Barry's Boss at Canadian Theatre Company
Dawn of the Dead Tucker
New York Minute Ticket Window Guy
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle E.R. Patient
Phil the Alien Slim
Saint Ralph Worker #1
2005 Riding the Bus with My Sister Henry TV movie
Cinderella Man Reporter
Land of the Dead Butcher
Get Rich or Die Tryin Prison Solitary Guard
2006 The Fountain Dominican Monk
2007 How She Move Mike Evans
Diary of the Dead White Man
Lars and the Real Girl Russell
Chasing Tchaikovsky Nikolai
Left of Dead Michael Lymburner
2008 Hank and Mike Leon the Neighbor
The Love Guru EMT
Pontypool Jay (Osama)
Coopers' Camera Sgt. Stevenson
Saving God Poole
Hooked on Speedman Man in Wheelchair
2009 You Might as Well Live Uncle Casper
Before You Say 'I Do' Apartment Guy TV movie


Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Kids in the Hall Finacee 1 episodes
1995 Goosebumps Mr.Johnson 1 episodes
Due South Norm Betz 1 episodes
1997 The Newsroom Parking Guy 1 episodes
1998 The Red Green Show Earl Battersty 2 episodes
Once a Thief Wedding Bell Blues
Traders No Fixed Address
Power Play Brother in Arms
2001-2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Multiple (Repertory player) 13 episodes
2007-2012 Little Mosque on the Prairie Joe Peterson
2008 Testees Dr.Zimmerman 1 episode
2009 Hotbox 4 episode
2018 Star Falls Security Guard 1 episodes


  1. ^ "Boyd Banks | TV Guide". Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  2. ^ "Boyd Banks". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  3. ^ "Boyd Banks -". 2017-09-15. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  4. ^ "Live on-air licking of Toronto TV reporter sparks Twitter outrage". Toronto Star, February 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Actor Boyd Banks sorry for licking CBC reporter on live TV, says there's 'no excuse' for his actions". CBC News Toronto, February 27, 2019.

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