"He endears himself to crowds from the moment he steps on stage… funny as hell” - LA Comedy Examiner
Bill Devlin (comedian, actor and writer) was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota. The youngest of eight children in an Irish Catholic community, serves as fodder in a good deal of Devlin’s reservoir of comedy.
In addition to touring around the country, Devlin produces and performs in one of the longest running shows at the world famous Hollywood improv, Bill Devlin’s Comedy and Cocktails. Devlin's show has featured comedy greats, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, David Spade, Arsenio Hall, Margaret Cho and Drew Carey just to name a few. Before launching his stand–up career Devlin had his own sketch comedy improv troupe and had studied under legendary improv instructor Del Close. His unique comedy has been profiled on NBC’s Today in LA, Tavis Smiley and on National Public Radio.
Hollywood took notice when Devlin performed nine one-hour comedy shows in a two day period at a maximum-security prison. He wrote a first person story of the experience, exclusive to the Los Angeles Times, which was featured on the front page of the calendar section.
This got Devlin his first major feature film development deal. His unique comedy style has been written about in the Irish Herald, The Irish News and The Irish American Post. Did I mention he’s Irish? Devlin has also been profiled on NBC’s Today in LA and on National Public Radio.
He was commissioned to produce, write and host (before a live studio audience) his own TV talk/variety show The Un-Invited Guests with Bill Devlin; which starred comedy legend Dom Deluise. Devlin also starred in the television pilot Comedians Looking For Bigfoot.
As an actor, Devlin has been in dozens of television commercials and has starred in several independent feature films (Rage of Innocence) (Celluloid Soul) (The God Complex) including the cult hit Rectuma; which screened at the Cannes film festival.
Most recently Bill acted alongside the legendary late Harry Dean Stanton in (Frank and Ava)
He has worked with such film veterans as Faye Dunaway (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), Sean Young (Blade Runner) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters). Devlin has performed improv & sketch comedy for many years and trained with the father of improvisation himself, Del Close.
He is also an accomplished professional photographer and percussionist. He is also a well known professional photographer in Hollywood, his works have been published all over the world. As a Drummer, Devlin has played in several bands and he still loves it.
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