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Jack Dee is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer

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BirthdaySeptember 24, 1961
NationalityBritish
FamousStand-up Comedians, Carefree, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians, Stand-up Comedians
SpousesSusan Jane Hetherington
SiblingsDavid Simon Innes Dee, Joanna Innes Dee
Known asJames Andrew Innes Dee
Childrens Charles Lionel Innes Dee, Hattie Jane Innes Dee, Miles Lionel Innes Dee, Phoebe Jane Innes Dee
Universities
  • The Pilgrims' School
  • Montgomery of Alamein School
  • Frensham Heights School
  • Peter Symonds' College
Birth PlaceBromley
Height169cm
GenderMale
FatherGeoffrey T. Dee
MotherRosemary A.
Sun SignLibra
Born inBromley
Famous asStand-Up Comedian & Actor

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Who is Jack Dee?

Nicknamed ‘The Midget with the Widget' after he appeared in the advertising campaign for 'John Smith's Bitter', Jack Dee is known for his trademark deadpan humour, sarcasm and wit. He starred and co-wrote the successful British situational comedy series, ‘Lead Balloon'. He hosted the 'Jack Dee: Live at the Apollo', 'The Jack Dee Show', 'Jack Dee's Saturday Night' and 'Jack Dee's Happy Hour'. He was also the winner of the British reality show, ‘Celebrity Big Brother'. He initially wanted to go to college to study drama but dropped the idea after his mother insisted that he focus more on a vocation. He eventually took up a job in the catering industry as a waiter and it was during this phase that he became heavily addicted to alcohol and also met his future wife! After performing stand-up acts in various venues, Jack Dee finally got a big break in the world of comedy with his own show, 'The Jack Dee Show', which was aired on Channel 4. The show not only became a huge hit but cemented his position as a comedian and actor. He is the recipient of two British Comedy Awards. He is also the co-founder of the production house, ‘Open Mike Productions'.

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Childhood & Early Life

James Andrew Innes Jack Dee was born in Bromley, Kent, England, to Rosemary A and Geoffrey T. Dee, a painter. He was raised for a brief period in Petts Wood, after which his family relocated to Winchester.

He first attended The Pilgrims' School in Winchester and later went to the Montgomery of Alamein School and the Frensham Heights School. For further education, he attended the Peter Symonds' College.

He wanted to study drama in college but his mother insisted that he get a vocation. He then set foot in the catering industry and became a waiter. He started working at the Ritz.

Career

In 1986, he first experienced the limelight after he performed an open-mic gig at ‘The Comedy Store', which was a comedy club in Soho, London, England. He had casually visited the club after work, little knowing that this would change the fate of his life.

He began performing at many venues in the 1990s including the London Palladium and the Hammersmith Apollo. He soon began to perform in many other high profile venues.

In 1992, he bagged the opportunity to host his own show, 'The Jack Dee Show' on Channel 4. This gave him exposure to a wide range of audiences and he soon had the 'Jack Dee's Saturday Night' on ITV and ‘Jack Dee's Happy Hour’.

In 1996, he was featured in the mokumentary series, ‘Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives', which was aired on Channel 4. The next year, he played 'Doug Digby' in the 'Grimleys' pilot.

He began making guest appearances and starred in various television shows like, 'Silent Witness', 'Dalziel and Pascoe' and 'Jonathan Creek'.

In 2001, he was declared the winner of a British reality television show 'Celebrity Big Brother'. It is believed that while he was on the show, he did not like how the housemates were treated.

In 2004, he hosted the British stand-up comedy show, 'Jack Dee Live at the Apollo', later renamed 'Live at the Apollo'. The programme was performed at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, London and aired on 'BBC One'.

In 2005, he was one of the hosts for the ‘Comic-Aid’, a fund raising gathering of comedians, which aimed to raise money for the victims of the Asian Tsunami Appeal.

In May 2005, he was seen on the segment, ‘Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car' from the BBC Two series 'Top Gear'. The following year, he co-wrote the BBC Four series, 'Lead Balloon'. He also appeared in the film, ‘Short Order’.

In 2009, it was announced that he would be one of the hosts of the series, ‘I’m Sorry I Haven't a Clue'. That year, he also appeared in the TV comedy panel game, ‘Shooting Stars' and the comedy series, ‘The News at Bedtime'.

In 2010, he was part of the Channel 4's ‘Comedy Gala’, a benefit show. The show was organised at the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Bloomsbury, London.

In 2013, he participated in the celebrity comic relief challenge, 'Through Hell and High Water', that required participants to cross the most challenging rapids in the Zambezi River. This raised one million for charity.

Major Works

He starred and co-wrote the leading British TV series, ‘Lead Balloon'. This situational comedy show became highly successful and received very high ratings.

Awards & Achievements

In 1991, he won the British Comedy Award for the category of ‘Best Stage Newcomer’.

In 1997, he won the British Comedy Award for 'Best Stand-up Comedian' category.

In 1997, he won the British Advertising Award for the 'John Smith's Bitter’ commercials.

Personal Life & Legacy

While working at the Ritz in his twenties, he started drinking regularly and soon became a heavy drinker.

In 1989, he married Susan Jane ‘Jane’ Hetherington, whom he had met while he was working as a waiter in Fulham. They have been blessed with four children.

In 2009, he came out with his autobiography titled, ‘Thanks For Nothing: The Jack Dee Memoirs'.

In February 2009, along with other celebrities from the entertainment industry he wrote an open letter to ‘The Times’. The letter supported 'Bahai' leaders, who were facing trial in Iran.

He co-founded the production house, ‘Open Mike Productions' along with Addison Cresswel.

Trivia

While this British comedian was part of the reality show, 'Celebrity Big Brother', he escaped for a brief period of time to share a kiss with his wife.

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Jack Dee biography timelines

  • // 24th Sep 1961
    James Andrew Innes Jack Dee was born in Bromley, Kent, England, to Rosemary A and Geoffrey T. Dee, a painter. He was raised for a brief period in Petts Wood, after which his family relocated to Winchester.
  • // 1986
    In 1986, he first experienced the limelight after he performed an open-mic gig at ‘The Comedy Store', which was a comedy club in Soho, London, England. He had casually visited the club after work, little knowing that this would change the fate of his life.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, he married Susan Jane ‘Jane’ Hetherington, whom he had met while he was working as a waiter in Fulham. They have been blessed with four children.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, he won the British Comedy Award for the category of ‘Best Stage Newcomer’.
  • // 1992
    In 1992, he bagged the opportunity to host his own show, 'The Jack Dee Show' on Channel 4. This gave him exposure to a wide range of audiences and he soon had the 'Jack Dee's Saturday Night' on ITV and ‘Jack Dee's Happy Hour’.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, he was featured in the mokumentary series, ‘Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives', which was aired on Channel 4. The next year, he played 'Doug Digby' in the 'Grimleys' pilot.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, he won the British Comedy Award for 'Best Stand-up Comedian' category.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, he won the British Advertising Award for the 'John Smith's Bitter’ commercials.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he was declared the winner of a British reality television show 'Celebrity Big Brother'. It is believed that while he was on the show, he did not like how the housemates were treated.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he hosted the British stand-up comedy show, 'Jack Dee Live at the Apollo', later renamed 'Live at the Apollo'. The programme was performed at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, London and aired on 'BBC One'.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he was one of the hosts for the ‘Comic-Aid’, a fund raising gathering of comedians, which aimed to raise money for the victims of the Asian Tsunami Appeal.
  • // May 2005
    In May 2005, he was seen on the segment, ‘Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car' from the BBC Two series 'Top Gear'. The following year, he co-wrote the BBC Four series, 'Lead Balloon'. He also appeared in the film, ‘Short Order’.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, it was announced that he would be one of the hosts of the series, ‘I’m Sorry I Haven't a Clue'. That year, he also appeared in the TV comedy panel game, ‘Shooting Stars' and the comedy series, ‘The News at Bedtime'.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he came out with his autobiography titled, ‘Thanks For Nothing: The Jack Dee Memoirs'.
  • // Feb 2009
    In February 2009, along with other celebrities from the entertainment industry he wrote an open letter to ‘The Times’. The letter supported 'Bahai' leaders, who were facing trial in Iran.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he was part of the Channel 4's ‘Comedy Gala’, a benefit show. The show was organised at the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Bloomsbury, London.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he participated in the celebrity comic relief challenge, 'Through Hell and High Water', that required participants to cross the most challenging rapids in the Zambezi River. This raised one million for charity.

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Jack Dee's FAQ

  • What is Jack Dee birthday?

    Jack Dee was born at 1961-09-24

  • Where is Jack Dee's birth place?

    Jack Dee was born in Bromley

  • What is Jack Dee nationalities?

    Jack Dee's nationalities is British

  • Who is Jack Dee spouses?

    Jack Dee's spouses is Susan Jane Hetherington

  • Who is Jack Dee siblings?

    Jack Dee's siblings is David Simon Innes Dee, Joanna Innes Dee

  • Who is Jack Dee childrens?

    Jack Dee's childrens is Charles Lionel Innes Dee, Hattie Jane Innes Dee, Miles Lionel Innes Dee, Phoebe Jane Innes Dee

  • What was Jack Dee universities?

    Jack Dee studied at The Pilgrims' School, Montgomery of Alamein School, Frensham Heights School, Peter Symonds' College

  • How tall is Jack Dee?

    Jack Dee's height is 169

  • Who is Jack Dee's father?

    Jack Dee's father is Geoffrey T. Dee

  • Who is Jack Dee's mother?

    Jack Dee's mother is Rosemary A.

  • What is Jack Dee's sun sign?

    Jack Dee is Libra

  • How famous is Jack Dee?

    Jack Dee is famouse as Stand-Up Comedian & Actor