Vance DeGeneres is an American Actor, Producer, Comedian, screenwriter & Musician. He is the older brother of popular TV host Ellen DeGeneres.
Vance DeGeneres born on 2nd September 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States to Elliott DeGeneres(Father) & Betty DeGeneres(Mother)- an LGBT rights activist & speech therapist.
Vance DeGeneres: Trivia & Facts
Marine Corps: Vance worked in Marine Corps for two years, he was ranked corporal before retiring.
When his parents divorced, he stayed with his father while Ellen went with her mother.
Radio Host: Vance worked in WRNO-FM (99.5 FM) in 1970s and hosted a program called "New Wave New Orleans"
The Cold (rock band): Vance was a meember of the New Orleans based rock band formed in 1979, The members of the band were- Barbara Menendez, Chris Luckette, Kevin Radecker, Bert Smith. Vance DeGeneres worked on bass.
Controversy: Vance sued filmmaker Walter Williams (in 1979) who demanded half the profits from his character Mr. Bill
The Ellen Degnres Show: He has appeared on some episodes in his sister Ellen's super hit show. He once appeared with the band Cowboy mouth to perform the song "The Avenue"
House of Schock: Vance co-founded the live rock band "House of Schock" in 1980s with the drummer Gina Schock
Cowboy Mouth(1998-2007): A New Orleans based band formed in 1992 which has had Paul Sanchez, Fred LeBlanc, John Thomas Griffith, Regina Zernay, Sonia Tetlow, Jonathan Pretus for members. Vance played Keyboard for them.
The Daily Show: He worked as a correspondent on the show between 1999-2001 when it was being presented by Jon Stewart for Comedy Central. He co-hosted many of the episodes alongside Jon stewart from 1999-2015
Carousel Productions: Vance has been working as a producer on Steve Carell's production company for many years now.
Ancestry: He is of English, French, German, Irish descent
Oscars: He was one of the writers at the 2014 Oscar events which was hosted by his sister Ellen.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards(2007): Vance was writer on the show which was directed by Joel Gallen & Louis Horvitz
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards(1997): He was a writer at the event directed by Walter Miller. Vince was one of the production team with his sister Ellen
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards(1994): He was one of the writers in the team that included Louis Horvitz & sister Ellen
Vance DeGeneres: Discography
Mesmerized / Wake Up(1981)
Never Alone/ Thanks A Lot (1981)
You / Three Chord City(1981)
Do The Dance / Missing Hit Man(1982)
All The Fun In The World(1983)
Take All The Time / I Go To Pieces(1984)
House Of Schock(1988)
Middle Of Nowhere(1988)
If My Ancestors Could See Me Now(1988)
Three Chord City(1997)
International Pop Overthrow(2006)
The Name Of The Band Is Cowboy Mouth(2007)
Vance DeGeneres: Quotes
How many "thoughts and prayers" does it take to stop these weekly school shootings? 1 billion? 2 billion? That many thoughts and prayers have to work, right?
Even if I had 4 or 5 other sisters, Ellen would still be my favorite, most probably.
If you're a young comedian or comedy writer, do yourself a favor and study Garry Shandling's body of work. A true comedy genius.
Since it seems like it's now ok to self-identify as whatever race you'd like to be, I'm re-thinking my whole Caucasian thing.
I invented a new product. It's called the "Selfie Stick." You use it to hit people who are annoying you with selfie sticks.
Sure, I guess I like Throwback Thursdays as much as anybody else, but you know who I bet really loves them? Fish.
If you took all the "pundits" on all the cable news channels and laid them end to end on the moon, I'd be very appreciative.
I just thought of the perfect tweet. Why perfect? Because it's both funny and pithy, and pith is important if you're going to craft the perf
That dog in Seattle that takes the bus to the dog park by himself makes me feel foolish for paying for Uber rides for my dog.
I'm starting a crowd funding thing to help me generate money so that I have money to help when I get crowd funding requests from friends.