He was born on May 16, 1961 in Montreal, Canada, and he spent most of his youth in Canada. He studied drama at a community college, but truly excelled at comedy. In 1984, he helped found The Kids in the Hall, a Canadian sketch comedy troupe. He appeared in numerous television series and movies, providing the voice of Pleakley in Disney's Lilo & Stitch.
Since his appearance in Sky High, he has appeared in many movie and television productions, most recently as Dr. Frog in the television series, Fish Hook.