- Birth name:
- Date of Birth:
- 18 October 1961 St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
- 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Bill Devlin, Los Angeles comedian, was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota in an Irish Catholic community as the youngest of eight children. He was taught by nuns in a catholic grade school which serves as fodder in a good deal of his reservoir of comedy. His most notable stand-up comedy routine was showcased in nine one hour performances in two days at the California Men's Colony (San Louis Obispo), a maximum-security prison, as part of the "Arts In Corrections Program 2002." His unique comedy style was featured on the front page of the Calendar Section of the Los Angeles Times (21 August 2002). He was profiled on NBC's Today in LA and he was the first white comedian to ever appear on The Tavis Smiley Show, broadcast across the country on National Public Radio He has also performed at: All the major comedy clubs in southern California including The Improv, The Icehouse, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, The Friars Club and The Ha Ha Café. In the last decade Devlin has honed his craft as an actor and comedian thru training, touring and working in films and television commercials. Before playing the comedy circuit, he played the band circuit as manager and drummer for several Punk Rock bands in the late 70s and early 80s.True to form of most comedians, Devlin has also held a host of other jobs not related to comedy, including: produce manager, real estate agent and sales manager for a multi-million dollar home construction company. He is also an acclaimed photographer as well as president of one of the largest photography studios in Minnesota. Devlin is a breeder and owner of champion Doberman pinscher show dogs. In fact, he bred and owned the #1 female show dog in the U.S. in 2001. Devlin performed improvisation and sketch comedy for over six years, and studied under the tutelage of improvisation master, Del Close. He has also been featured in dozens of TV commercials and several independent films.