Ricky Gervais is a British actor, comedian, writer, singer, producer, musician, and director. He began his career with attempting to land a spot in the music industry in the 1980s. While managing a relatively unknown band, Gervais found his calling was in the field of comedy. Born on 25 June 1961, he is now 55 years old. His place of birth is Reading, Berkshire, England. His middle name is Dene. He has one sister and a brother. In his childhood, Ricky attended Whitley Park Infants and Jr. School. For his further education, he went to Ashmead Comprehensive Institute.
Finally, Gervais got his graduation from the University of London. He was an exceptional student and did rather well during his formative years. While he had been studying, he also ran into the love of his life Jane Fallon in the year 1982, and they have been together since then. Ricky can play the guitar and even created a few tutorial videos teaching newbies how to play the guitar.
The Coldplay drummer has worked as a subordinate to him. During his graduation period, he associated with the Radio. When his career in the Radio ended, he started his personal Podcast. Through this podcast, The Ricky Gervais Show came into existence. Slowly, his podcast became the number one all over the world. So much was the popularity of his podcast that it even won the Guinness Record for being the podcast that had been heavily downloaded. In 1998 he made his debut on TV when he appeared on Comedy Lab.
He soon became a recurring role. Once Ricky gained enough fame, he got his original chat show Meet Ricky Gervais, which did not do well. He became a character on the UK version of the popular show The Office. It was through this show that Ricky established himself as a comedian. The Office has had the honor of beingadapted in various other countries like Germany, United States, Sweden, France, Brazil, and Quebec. The Office became the gateway for Ricky's writing pieces. The role of David Brent is Ricky's genius at work.
Ricky has won prestigious awards like Golden Globes, BAFTA, and even Emmy. Gervais broke through into the American homes with his animated show The Ricky Gervais Show via HBO. Apart from scripted comedy, Ricky has done fairly well at stand-up. He is a self-professed major fan of
and has even done a voice over for one episode. Gervais continues to make Guest Appearances in a few shows in UK and US. He has even hosted some award functions. Amongst his books Flanimals has done well.