Bradley Sherwood (born November 24, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, game show host and writer.
Early life and career
Sherwood was born in Chicago, Illinois and later grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He attended Santa Fe Preparatory School and graduated from Santa Fe High School, then went on to graduate from Wright State University with a BFA in acting. His first job was a recurring role on L.A. Law as nanny Ned Barron, which lasted for six episodes from 1991 to 1992. Sherwood was introduced to improv after being encouraged to attend a comedy class in Los Angeles, and he joined the cast of the syndicated sketch-comedy series The Newz in 1994.
In 1992, Sherwood became a recurring performer on three seasons of the British version of the award-winning improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. He was the only actor to make it onto the cast from the Los Angeles auditions.
He starred on all seven seasons of the American, Emmy nominated version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? on ABC. Some of his impersonations include Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Fred Schneider, Roger Daltrey, Willie Nelson, Yogi Bear, Jimmy Stewart, and Jim Backus. He hosted The Dating Game from 1996–97, and The Big Moment in 1999, and has guest hosted Talk Soup. He was a producer and performer on Drew Carey's Green Screen Show in 2005.
Brad Sherwood was a regular panelist on To Tell The Truth, Jury Duty, and Hollywood Squares, and has made over one hundred appearances in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the last fifteen years. He appeared in all three "live" episodes of The Drew Carey Show as the host who instigated the improv-games part of the shows.
He regularly appears on numerous VH-1 series, including I Love The 70s, I Love The 80s, I Love The 90s, 100 One-Hit Wonders of The 80s, 100 Greatest Rock Ballads, I Love Toys, and Greatest Game Show Moments. He was a guest on Larry King Live and a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately.
Sherwood teamed up with Colin Mochrie to tour the United States and Canada performing in their two-man improv show entitled An Evening With Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. They have been performing their two-man show since 2003. On March 28, 2007, Sherwood and Mochrie were hired by the United States Congress to perform at the Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.