Ricky Gervais

Mostly Credited As: Ricky Gervais
Birth Name: Ricky Dene Gervais
Date Of Birth: June 25, 1961 (Age 54)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Reading, Berkshire, England
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Ricky Gervais


Gervais appeared on the box several times from 1998 onwards but his big break came in 2001 as the star and co-writer of the award-winning "mockumentary", The Office. It originally aired on BBC 2 to little fanfare but soon had masses of fans nationwide. The DVD's sold phenomenally well. Having produced a successful second series, the show finished and has since been remade for the US and Germany.

Gervais' next TV series, Extras, whose first 6-episode season aired in 2005, features himself in the starring role again. In this, he plays an aspiring actor who soon realises how difficult it can be to land the big jobs. Guest stars have included such Hollywood heavyweights as Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Stiller.

Guest AppearancesStand-up

Gervais has released two stand-up DVD's: Animals and Politics. The shows are themed as their titles suggest and he has plans for a third tour and DVD called Science.

Other Works

He is currently collaborating with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington on a hilarious weekly podcast titled "The Ricky Gervais Show" which can be found at the Guardian Unlimited website.

He has written two children's books called Flanimals and More Flanimals.

Future Projects

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Derek (2012)As: Derek Noakes
Talking Funny (2011)As: Himself
Life's Too Short (2011)As: Himself
The Ricky Gervais Show (2010)As: Himself -- [Voice]
An Idiot Abroad (2010)As: Himself
Extras (2005)As: Andy Millman
The Office (UK) (2001)As: David Brent
Meet Ricky Gervais (2000)As: Himself / Host
The Golden Globes (1944)As: Himself (Host 2010-2012)
Episode Cast Credits 

Conan (2010) 
  Ricky Gervais, Marsai Martin, Rory Scovel 06x04: (Jan/07/2016) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Awolnation 05x47: (Apr/07/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice, I Kick You in the Scrote 03x26: (Jan/09/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Wildlife Federation 02x143: (Sep/20/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter (2015) 
  Comedy Actors 01x04: (Aug/23/2015) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Ricky Gervais, Jordana Brewster, Elle King, Boz Scaggs 02x53: (Apr/03/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, Steven Van Zandt, ILoveMakonnen 01x176: (Dec/09/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, Ansel Elgort, Miranda Lambert 01x66: (Jun/02/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Galavant (2015) 
  Dungeons and Dragon Lady 01x06: (Jan/18/2015) As Xanax 

Surprise, Surprise (2012) (2012) 
  Christmas Special 03x08: (Dec/21/2014) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  December 19, 2014 27x80: (Dec/19/2014) As Himself 
  August 13, 2014 26x236: (Aug/13/2014) As Himself 
  March 31, 2014 26x143: (Mar/31/2014) As Himself 
  January 17, 2013 25x92: (Jan/17/2013) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Danny Dyer, Usher 16x12: (Dec/19/2014) As Himself 
  Juliette Binoche, Ricky Gervais, Ronnie Corbett, Imelda May 15x03: (Apr/18/2014) As Himself 
  Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Ennis, Ricky Gervais, Bruno Mars 12x07: (Dec/07/2012) As Himself 
  Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, Carey Mulligan, Ed Byrne 10x03: (Nov/04/2011) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Ricky Gervais, Austin Mahone, Johnnyswim 33x73: (Dec/10/2014) As Himself 
  Andrew Garfield, Ricky Gervais, MKTO 32x258: (Aug/27/2014) As Himself 
  Ricky Gervais, Kendall & Kylie Jenner 32x197: (Jun/03/2014) As Himself 
  Guest co-host David Duchovny; Ricky Gervais; Guinness World Record Breaker Week concludes as a man tries to create the highest tower constructed of cards in one hour 28x10: (Sep/18/2009) As Himself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 66th Annual Emmy Awards 66x01: (Aug/25/2014) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  The 59th Annual Emmy Awards 59x01: (Sep/16/2007) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for 'Extras') 

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Ricky Gervais, Zac Posen, G-Eazy 01x75: (Jul/23/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Ricky Gervais, Taylor Schilling, Eli Young Band 21x166: (Jul/22/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, Cobie Smulders, Tennis 19x117: (Apr/09/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, Jessica Chastain, Kathleen Edwards 19x76: (Jan/17/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, Cat Deeley, a Top Ten List presented by Julie Chen, Explosions in the Sky 18x174: (Aug/02/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Ricky Gervais, Keb' Mo' 10x99: (Jun/06/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Ricky Gervais 19x112: (Jun/03/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais 18x87: (Apr/17/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais 17x86: (Apr/11/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais 17x57: (Feb/14/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 101 63x101: (Jun/02/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Paul O'Grady Show (2013) (2013) 
  Series 2, Episode 3 02x03: (Apr/30/2014) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  April 23, 2014 15x113: (Apr/23/2014) As Himself 
  December 6, 2011 12x340: (Dec/06/2011) As Himself 
  January 14, 2010 11x14: (Jan/14/2010) As Himself 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Ricky Gervais, Kermit the Frog, Constantine, Jessica Hynes, Gary Barlow 12x01: (Mar/28/2014) As Himself 
  Ricky Gervais, Warwick Davis, Vernon Kay, Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood, Ed Sheeran 07x06: (Dec/04/2011) As Himself 
  Ricky Gervais, Minnie Driver, Alexandra Burke 04x09: (Aug/15/2010) As Himself 
  Ricky Gervais, Katie Price, Corinne Bailey Rae 03x01: (Feb/04/2010) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  March 25, 2014 04x143: (Mar/25/2014) As Himself 
  March 19, 2014 04x139: (Mar/19/2014) As Himself 
  December 7, 2012 03x70: (Dec/07/2012) As Himself 
  September 23, 2011 02x15: (Sep/23/2011) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Ricky Gervais, NeNe Leakes, Kongos 12x100: (Mar/05/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, Carla Gugino, Good Charlotte 06x134: (Sep/29/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, Carla Gugino, Good Charlotte 06x128: (Sep/18/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The One Show (2006) 
  December 18, 2013 08x97: (Dec/18/2013) As Himself 
  May 13, 2013 07x186: (May/13/2013) As Himself 
  May 1, 2012 06x198: (May/01/2012) As Himself 
  November 2, 2011 06x81: (Nov/02/2011) As Himself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Keith Lemon, the cast of 'Derek' have a festive message 18x70: (Dec/13/2013) As Derek ('Derek' Message), [Featuring]
  Series 14, Show 112 14x112: (Feb/12/2010) As Himself, [Featuring]
  Series 14, Show 107 14x107: (Feb/05/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Series 13, Show 233 13x233: (Aug/07/2009) As Himself (Archive Footage), [Featuring]

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) 
  Ricky Gervais, Jessica Pare, Talib Kweli 05x66: (Apr/24/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Comic Relief (1986) 
  Funny for Money - Part 3 16x04: (Mar/15/2013) As Himself (Pledge Film), [Featuring]
  Funny for Money - Part 1 16x02: (Mar/15/2013) As David Brent (Brent 10 Years On Sketch), [Featuring]

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002) 
  Series 10, Episode 2 10x02: (Mar/02/2013) As Himself 
  Series 9, Episode 2 09x02: (Feb/21/2009) As Himself 
  Series 5, Episode 5 05x05: (Mar/12/2005) As Himself 

T4 (1998) 
  Goodbye T4: The Best Bits (Dec/30/2012) As Himself, [Featuring]

Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2004) 
  The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2012 09x04: (Dec/30/2012) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 47 16x47: (Nov/07/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012) 
  Mad Man In A Death Machine 01x02: (Aug/02/2012) As Himself 

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Watch - Cannes Film Festival Special Episode 2 (May/27/2012) As Himself, [Featuring]
  Watch - Episode 6 01x11: (Apr/29/2012) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

Family Guy (1999) 
  Be Careful What You Fish For 10x14: (Feb/19/2012) Voiced  Billy Finn 

The Office (US) (2005) 
  Search Committee (Part 2) 07x26: (May/19/2011) As David Brent, [Uncredited]
  Search Committee (Part 1) 07x25: (May/19/2011) As David Brent, [Uncredited]
  The Seminar 07x14: (Jan/27/2011) As David Brent, [Uncredited]

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Angry Dad: The Movie 22x14: (Feb/20/2011) Voiced  Himself 
  Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife 17x15: (Mar/26/2006) Voiced  Charles 

Piers Morgan Live (2011) 
  Ricky Gervais 01x04: (Jan/20/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 1, Show 70 01x70: (Dec/10/2010) As Himself 

GMTV (1993) 
  July 20, 2010 18x201: (Jul/20/2010) As Himself 
  January 12, 2010 18x12: (Jan/12/2010) As Himself 
  November 30, 2009 17x334: (Nov/30/2009) As Himself 
  September 30, 2009 17x273: (Sep/30/2009) As Himself 

Louie (2010) 
  Dr. Ben / Nick 01x03: (Jul/06/2010) As Dr. Ben 

American Idol (2002) 
  Season 9 Finale 09x43: (May/26/2010) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Bill Cosby, Ricky Gervais, Taio Cruz 18x55: (May/17/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 139 01x139: (Apr/08/2010) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 79 01x79: (Jan/11/2010) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 13 01x13: (Sep/30/2009) As Himself 

Channel 4's Comedy Gala (2010) 
  Comedy Gala 2010 01x01: (Apr/05/2010) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Ricky Gervais, Bryce Dallas Howard, Whitney Cummings 01x138: (Jan/13/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, "Chicken" Charlie Boghosian, Lynyrd Skynyrd 01x70: (Sep/21/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 8, Show 46 08x46: (Nov/23/2009) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Courteney Cox, Ricky Gervais, Jessie James 07x12: (Sep/23/2009) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Jamie Oliver, Ricky Gervais, Stuart Broad, Mika 17x01: (Sep/04/2009) As Himself 
  Gordon Ramsay, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Razorlight 15x07: (Oct/17/2008) As Himself 
  Ricky Gervais, Gareth Gates, John Travolta, Macy Gray 12x02: (Mar/30/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Julie Walters, Ricky Gervais, Pete & Nikki, The Killers 11x01: (Sep/08/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Horne And Corden (2009) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Mar/10/2009) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Ricky Gervais 15x06: (Jan/19/2009) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Howie Mandel, Anthony Mackie, Lady Antebellum 16x63: (Jan/08/2009) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  Ricky Gervais, Vera Farmiga, Chromeo 16x34: (Nov/07/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Marc Broussard 16x01: (Sep/15/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, Steven R. Schirripa, The Matt Savage Trio 14x56: (Dec/12/2006) As Himself 

Richard & Judy (2001) 
  Series 10, Show 47 10x47: (Aug/19/2008) As Himself 

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005) 
  And the Award Goes to... 04x01: (Jun/12/2008) As Himself 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  Antonio Banderas, Robert Lindsay, Ricky Gervais, James Blunt 03x01: (Oct/08/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley, Kevin Kline, Beverley Knight 01x05: (Oct/02/2004) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Paul O'Grady Show (2004) 
  Series 2, Episode 6 02x06: (Mar/21/2005) As Himself 

Alias (2001) 
  Façade 03x15: (Mar/14/2004) As Daniel Ryan, [Special Guest Stars]

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 61x01: (Jan/25/2004) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (for 'The Office') 

Robbie The Reindeer (1999) 
  Legend Of The Lost Tribe 01x02: (Dec/25/2002) Voiced  Penguin 

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Michael Palin, Norah Jones, Kate Adie, Ricky Gervais 08x02: (Sep/28/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Room 101 (1994) 
  Ricky Gervais 07x08: (Apr/22/2002) As Himself 

Spaced (1999) 
  Dissolution 02x06: (Apr/06/2001) As Dave 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Office (US) (2005)• Creator
• Executive Producer (Season 1-4)
Le Bureau (2006)• Creator
La Job (2006)• Creator
Kids Unlimited (2007)• Special Thanks
The Ricky Gervais Show (2010)• Executive Producer
Derek (2012)• Series Director
• Writer

Episode Crew

Derek (2012) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Special 02x07 Dec/22/2014 As: Director, Writer
Extras (2005) (Credited in 13 episodes from this show) 
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Christmas Special   Dec/27/2007 As: Director, Writer
Jonathan Ross 02x06 Oct/19/2006 As: Director, Writer
Sir Ian McKellen 02x05 Oct/12/2006 As: Director, Writer
Chris Martin 02x04 Oct/05/2006 As: Director, Writer
Daniel Radcliffe 02x03 Sep/28/2006 As: Director, Writer
The Office (US) (2005) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
The Convict 03x09 Nov/30/2006 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Mar/24/2005 As: Teleplay
The Simpsons (1989) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife 17x15 Mar/26/2006 As: Writer
The Office (UK) (2001) (Credited in 14 episodes from this show) 
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Christmas Special (2)   Dec/27/2003 As: Director, Writer
Christmas Special (1)   Dec/26/2003 As: Director, Writer
Interview 02x06 Nov/04/2002 As: Director, Writer
Charity 02x05 Oct/28/2002 As: Director, Writer
Motivation 02x04 Oct/21/2002 As: Director, Writer
Meet Ricky Gervais (2000) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Tommy Walsh, Jimmy Savile 01x01 Sep/22/2000 As: Writer

Has a degree in philiosophy from the University of London.

The first Brit to write an episode of The Simpsons.

Has a star on the London Walk of Fame in Covent Garden.

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