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Scott Thompson (born June 12, 1959) is a Canadian television comedian, best known for his time as a member of the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall.
Thompson was born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, and grew up in Brampton, Ontario. He is the oldest of the five boys. He attended Brampton Centennial Secondary School and was a student there at the time of the 1975 shooting massacre. He enrolled in York University but in his third year was asked to leave for being 'disruptive'. He joined the comedy troupe The Love Cats and while performing with them met Mark McKinney. In 1984 he became a member of The Kids in the Hall. That troupe's series aired starting 1989 on the CBC in Canada and on HBO in the United States, but moved to CBS for the fourth and fifth seasons.
Openly gay, he became best-known on the show for his monologues as the effeminate Buddy Cole, as well as his appearances as Queen Elizabeth II. He also acted regularly on The Larry Sanders Show and made numerous guest appearances on other television series including Politically Incorrect, The Late Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Train 48. Scott Thompson was also the host of a reality television program in Canada called "My Fabulous Gay Wedding". Thompson defended Mordecai Richler's novel Cocksure in Canada Reads 2006.
Thompson was one of the earliest celebrities to set up a personal web page during the advent of the internet. Called Scottland.com, it was a fully interactive site where fans could sign up as "citizens" of the fictional nation of Scottland. (As Thompson explained in a video clip, dressed like Queen Elizabeth: "This Scottland has TWO T's; MY Scottland has ONE T.") One of Thompson's most recent methods of keeping in touch with his fans is by maintaining a blog called "Ewe," in character as Buddy Cole; the blog went inactive on June 20th 2007. Thompson finally posted a final entry on January 10th, 2008 with a video clip of Buddy Cole explaining "When I first started this blog...life was very different for me. I had the time and the low self esteem necessary for a successful blog." The end of the clip announces the pending arrival of a new website called NewScottland.com. 1
- Shifting the Canvas (2009)
- Another Gay Movie (2006)
- My Fabulous Gay Wedding (2005) (TV series)
- Burnt Toast (2005) (TV)
- The Pacifier (2005)
- Stunt C*ocks (2004)
- Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004) (TV)
- Ham & Cheese (2004)
- My Baby's Daddy (2004)
- Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
- The Red Sneakers (2003) (TV)
- Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty (2002) (V)
- Roboroach (2002) (TV series)
- Run Ronnie Run (2002)
- Tart (2001)
- Further Tales of the City (2001) (mini series)
- Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
- More Tales of the City (1998) (mini series)
- Hayseed (1997)
- Hijacking Hollywood (1997)
- Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)
- The Larry Sanders Show (1992) (TV series) (1995-1998)
- Super 8-1/2 (1993)
- Millennium (1989)
- Day One (1989) (TV)
- The Kids in the Hall (1988) (TV series)
- Hot Paint (1988) (TV)
- Head Office (1985)
- Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)
- Buddy Babylon, The Autobiography of Buddy Cole (with Paul Bellini) in 1998, a humor novel, ISBN 0-440-50828-2
- The Lowest Show on Earth, a 2001 one-man show produced in Toronto
- Scottastrophe, 2006 multimedia show