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9 Superb Facts About Harland Williams

1. Harland Reesor Williams is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, artist, musician and radio personality.

2. Harland Reesor Williams was born on November 14, 1962, in Toronto, Ontario, to Lorraine Mary , a social worker, and John Reesor Williams, a lawyer who served as a member of the Ontario legislature from 1975 to 1985. He is the middle child of five with two older and two younger sisters.

3. Finding a creative outlet in poetry and painting while working as a forest ranger for five years after dropping out of Sheridan College, Williams set his goals to leave the forest as a stand-up comic and actor, soon moving to Los Angeles to pursue his newfound calling.

4. Williams is cousin to Barenaked Ladies keyboardist Kevin Hearn, and together they have a hobby band called The Cousins.

5. Williams was featured as a security guard in the music video for Barenaked Ladies “Falling for the First Time”.

6. The Harland Highway can be downloaded on iTunes or streamed live from your mobile device on Stitcher Radio.

7. His podcast is unique in that instead of focusing on interviews and similar content, it is made up of unique pop culture commentary, as well as improvisation by Williams, featuring a diverse lineup of recurring characters.

8. Rocker Parry Gripp of the rock band Nerf Herder wrote a song in homage to Williams, entitled “I Wanna Be Your Harland Williams”.

9. In August 2012 he began filming in Vancouver a 13-part CityTV comedy series called Package Deal, in which he stars.

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