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Also Known As: Died: July 19, 2012
Born: August 13, 1952 Cause of Death: Throat and Neck Cancer
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession:

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As one-half of the comedy writing and acting team Franken & Davis, Tom Davis won three Emmys for penning some of the best and most memorable sketches on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ).With partner Al Franken, Davis created one of the show's most bizarre early creations, the Coneheads, and took on all manner of political and pop culture figures - from Richard Nixon to Julia Child. Davis' off-camera substance issues led to the dissolution of Franken & Davis in the early 1990s, but the duo settled their differences in the 21st century, where their work was regarded as some of the funniest moments even penned for television.

As one-half of the comedy writing and acting team Franken & Davis, Tom Davis won three Emmys for penning some of the best and most memorable sketches on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ).With partner Al Franken, Davis created one of the show's most bizarre early creations, the Coneheads, and took on all manner of political and pop culture figures - from Richard Nixon to Julia Child. Davis' off-camera substance issues led to the dissolution of Franken & Davis in the early 1990s, but the duo settled their differences in the 21st century, where their work was regarded as some of the funniest moments even penned for television.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Evolution (2001) Governor'S Aide
2.
 Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) Prison Clerk
3.
 Coneheads (1993) Supplicant
4.
 Face of a Stranger (1991) Don
5.
 Feud, The (1989) Teammate
6.
 One More Saturday Night (1986) Larry
7.
 Trading Places (1983) 2nd Baggage Handler
8.
 Trailer Park (1996) Host
9.
 Best of the Blues Brothers, The (1993) Interviewer
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Met longtime comedy partner Al Franken while both attended the private Blake School
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After a year attending the University of the Pacific, returned to Minneapolis to work in improvisational comedy
1975:
Made TV debut as a writer and performer on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) along with Franken
1976:
Feature acting debut, "Tunnel Vision"
1981:
Credited as one of the writers for the comedy special "Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda"
1986:
Co-starred with Franken in "One More Saturday Night"
1990:
Broke up as a comedy team with Franken, reportedly due to his drug problems
1993:
With Dan Aykroyd, co-wrote the feature adaptation of the "SNL" skit "Coneheads"
1998:
Made a cameo in "Blues Brothers 2000"
2001:
Feature directorial debut, "Hitting the Wall"
2005:
After reconciling with Franken, frequently guest starred on "The Al Franken Show" (Sundance Channel)
2009:
Franken sworn in to the U.S. Senate
2009:
Wrote memoir <i>Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss: The Early Days of SNL From Someone Who Was There</i>
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