Spencer RiceSpencer Rice is a writer, director, producer and performer. He has written projects for both film and television and performed stand-up comedy in both the United States and Canada.

With years of psychoanalysis behind him, Rice started out playing guitar in THE DELTA DEVILS BLUES BAND while attending York University to study film and television. While in school, he made TELEWHORE, a documentary about an overweight phone-sex girl, which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and sold to Channel Four in Britain. He also directed, wrote, and acted in a short film called SOMETHING ANYTHING, which won the prestigious Tele-Fest Award for Best Comedy.

Rice later teamed with childhood friend Kenny Hotz to co-direct and produce IT DON’T COST NOTHIN’ TO SAY GOOD MORNING, a film about a lovable hobo named Shorty Gordie. The film was nominated for Best Short at the Hot Docs Film Festival. The duo went on to write scripts for four more comedy features and an episode of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Shortly after writing their first feature-length film, the boys decided to document their hilariously futile attempts to sell their script. The film’s highlights include cameos by Roger Ebert, Neil Simon, Al Pacino and many other celebrities. PITCH was featured at The Toronto International Film Festival and won the Best Film Award at the Toronto Independent Arts Festival as well as playing all over the world.

Rice and Hotz teamed up again to develop, produce and star in a comedy/reality television pilot entitled KENNY VS SPENNY for the USA Network. The series was picked up by CBC and is currently on Showcase Television in Canada and Comedy Central in the United States with SOUTH PARK creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone executive producing. The show and its format have been sold internationally and nominated for two Gemini Awards for best comedy. KENNY VS SPENNY is about to go into its fifth season.

Rice then created, produced, wrote and directed a comedy pilot for the Oxygen Network. He also created a series called STUMP for the Family Channel, for which he shot a pilot and wrote three scripts. The series is based on his high school experiences in a crappy garage band.

Rice’s latest project is a comedy feature titled CONFESSIONS OF PORN ADDICT, in which he stars, and which he also wrote and executive produced.

He also loves puppies and kittens.