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.