Dave Foley is a Canadian actor and comedian best known for his starring role as Dave Nelson on the television sitcom NewsRadio, from 1995-1999.
He also starred as Jerry in the short-lived sitcom How to Be a Gentleman, from 2011-2012.
Foley was born and raised in Toronto, where he attended alternative high schools. While there, he began writing stand-up comedy for a creative writing project.
His interest in improv led him to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with comedian Kevin McDonald. The next year, they formed The Kids in the Hall, and the rest is history.
Their distinct and irreverent brand of comedy quickly earned The Kids in the Hall a large cult following, influencing a new generation of sketch comedy. By 1989, the troupe had their own series on the Canadian Broadcasting Co. and later on HBO, where it aired until 1991. CBS and Comedy Central also picked up the series, where it ran from 1992-1994.
After The Kids in the Hall, Foley starred in the series, NewsRadio. In addition to his comedic work, he also starred in HBO's critically-acclaimed mini-series, From the Earth to the Moon. He also wrote and starred in the film, The Wrong Guy, which was released in Canada.
He spent time behind the camera, directing The Kids in The Hall documentary, Same Guys, New Dresses, based on one of the group's tours.
Foley's additional feature film credits include Sky High, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, A Blast From the Past and South Park: Bigger and Longer.
Foley attributes most of his interest in the performing arts to such stellar role models as Frank Zappa, Jerry Lewis, The Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton and Monty Python.
Currently, he lives in the Los Angeles area.