Ryan Stiles

Actor and Comedian
Born Apr 22, 1959

Ryan Lee Stiles is an American actor, comedian, director, and voice actor whose work is often associated with improvisational comedy. He is best known for his improv and co-production work on the American and British versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and the role of Lewis Kiniski on The Drew Carey Show. He plays Herb Melnick on the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men and was a performer on the show Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza.… Read More

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  • Broadcasting The Pickathon Music Festival
    Broadcast Newsroom - Jan 30, 2014
  • 1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
    Huffington Post - Jul 29, 2013
  • 'whose Line Is It Anyway?' Debuts Strong For Cw
    LATimes - Jul 17, 2013
  • 'whose Line' Stars Are Improvising Again On Cw
    USA Today - Jul 15, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ryan Stiles.


1959 Birth Born on April 22, 1959.


1988 29 Years Old They married in 1988. … Read More


1989 30 Years Old By 1989, Stiles had gained the attention of the producers of the British improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? … Read More
1995 36 Years Old In 1995, Stiles was asked by American comic Drew Carey to be a regular on his comedy The Drew Carey Show. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old Following the final season of the British version in 1998, the American version premiered, with both Stiles and Carey credited as executive producers. … Read More


2002 43 Years Old Stiles received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in 2002 for his work on the show. … Read More
2004 45 Years Old Stiles portrayed recurring character Dr. Herb Melnick on Two and a Half Men from 2004 until the show's end in 2015. … Read More
2005 46 Years Old In 2005, Stiles appeared in the mockumentary Conker: Celebrity Squirrel produced for the promotion of the Xbox video game Conker: Live & Reloaded. … Read More


2013 54 Years Old Stiles returned as performer and executive producer for the revival of Whose Line Is It Anyway? in the summer of 2013. … Read More
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