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: Filmography
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone(2013): Vance played Reporter in Cambodia in this Adventure Fantasy movie directed by Don Scardino starring Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Steve Buscemi in the lead. Vance was also one of the producers of the movies
- Inside Comedy(2012): He produced the TV series starring David Steinberg, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller playing the lead characters.
- Crazy, Stupid, Love.(2011): He produced the Romantic Drama directed by John Requa, Glenn Ficarra starring Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell in the main roles.
- The Not Goods Anthology: This Is Absolutely Not Good(2010): He apepared in the Comedy Short Video directed by John Sanchez , it features Vance DeGeneres, Edie McClurg, M.C. Gainey in the cast.
- Pat Croce Moving In(2004): Vance DeGeneres was one of the producers
- Gary the Rat(2003): He acted as Gary's Therapist in the Fantasy Comedy produced by Robb Cullen, Mark Cullen, with actors- Kelsey Grammer, Billy Gardell, Robb Cullen playing main roles.
- The 5th Wheel(2003): Vance DeGeneres produced the Comedy starring Dara McIntosh, Aisha Tyler, Hawk Younkins in the lead.
- Late World with Zach(2002): He was a supervising producer
- Rendez-View(2001): He produced the Comedy created by Paramount Domestic Television, Renegade 83 , it features Debra Wilson, Steve Schirripa, Alexandra Paul in the cast.
- Ellen(1996-97): Vance played Erik Matthew Marshall in the Comedy show of Ellen DeGeneres, he also played other minor roles on occasions.
- Oh Noooooo! It's Mr. Bill's 20th Anniversary(1995): Vance was Mr. Hand in this Comedy Short Video directed by Walter Williams with Vance DeGeneres in the lead
- The Secret World of Alex Mack(1994): He was a writer on this Family Drama Series , it was produced by Tommy Lynch, Ken Lipman, starring Larisa Oleynik, Darris Love, Meredith Bishop in the lead.
- Diagnosis Murder(1993): He wrote the Mystery Crime Drama produced by Viacom Productions, Joyce Burditt, Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions with the cast of Victoria Rowell, Barry Van Dyke, Dick Van Dyk
- Mr. Bill Goes to Washington(1993): He played the role of Mr. Hands in this Comedy directed by Walter Williams , it has Vance DeGeneres, Walter Williams, Kenneth Carlson in the lead cast.
- The Walter Ego(1991): He composed a song for the Comedy short video
- Eerie, Indiana(1991): He wrote couple of episodes for the Adventure Drama featuring Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Omri Katz in the cast.
- Bull Durham(1988): He wrote a song "Middle of Nowhere" for the project
- The Accused(1988): Vance DeGeneres wrote & performed in the songs- "Middle Of Nowhere", "Walk In My Sleep"
- Joanna DeGeneres: In 2013 Vance married Joanna at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. The event was attended by his sister Ellen, her spouse Portia de Rossi, friend and actor Steve Carrell.
- He was in the video about women's health and issues in 2001, it mostly dealt with pregnancy, morning sickness and other exclusive difficulties women face.
- He supports LGBTQ issues.
- He supports animal rights activism.
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.
TV Shows he has appeared in:
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
- Live! with Kelly
- Let's Make a Deal(2003): He was a co-host
- The Ellen Show(2002): varous characters including making an appearance as himself
- Win Ben Stein's Money
- The Daily Show
- 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments
- The Campaign Trail to the Road to the White House: Storytellers
- Tales of Survival
- The Daily View
- The Daily Show Summer Spectacular
- The Greatest Millennium
Vance DeGeneres: Photos, Pictures
Vance DeGeneres with sister Ellen DeGeneres
Vance DeGeneres with sister Ellen DeGeneres
Vance DeGeneres's Mother Betty & Sister Ellen