Scott Thompson stars as Jimmy Price, a master of forensics and technology within the Behavioral Science Unit in "Hannibal."
Well-known to fans as a member of the famed Canadian sketch comedy troupe, "The Kids in the Hall," Thompson is a versatile actor, writer, personality and stand-up comedian.
After being discovered by Lorne Michaels in 1987 while scouting for "Saturday Night Live," "The Kids in the Hall" went on to have an HBO/CBC television series that ran from 1989 to 1995 in both Canada and the United States. After their television series finished in 1995, Thompson and the boys went on to write and star in their own feature film "Brain Candy," which has become a cult favorite.
In 1995, Thompson and fellow writer Paul Bellini penned "Buddy Babylon," a fictional memoir of one of Thompson's most beloved characters, the acid-tongued raconteur Buddy Cole.
From 1996 to 1999, Thompson appeared as a regular on the revolutionary comedy series "The Larry Sanders Show" as Brian, Hank Kingsley's gay assistant. In addition, he played a recurring role as Elliot the dog baker on NBC's "Providence," and in 2001, he produced and co-wrote the award-winning Showtime documentary "Uncle Saddam."
He has appeared in such motion pictures as "Hijacking Hollywood," "The Pacifier," "Mickey Blue Eyes," "Prom Queen" and "Run Ronny Run." A much sought-after talk show guest, Thompson has made numerous appearances on such shows as "Politically Incorrect," "Conan O'Brien," "Jimmy Kimmel," "David Letterman" and "Jimmy Fallon."
In 2004, he went undercover as former war correspondent, Danny Husk, on the improvised comedy series "The Husk Report" on Fashion TV. Then in 2005, he hosted the landmark reality series "My Fabulous Gay Wedding" for Global Canada and Logo in the U.S. He took on the host's role once more the following year with the CBC series "Pop Up Royals" as Queen Elizabeth II.
In 2008, the Kids went on the road again with a brand new comedy show consisting of entirely new material. The venture was so rewarding that the quintet decided to create a new television show, which became an eight-part miniseries entitled "Death Comes to Town." It aired earlier this year on CBC in Canada and premiered in August on IFC. The series marks the return of the audacious comedy troupe to U.S. television for the first time in 15 years.
Thompson tours regularly as a stand-up comic and has guested in such popular series as "Reno 911," "The Tim and Eric Awesome Show," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," "Carpoolers" and "The Simpsons." He also regularly hits the boards with his new one-man show "Scottastrophe" and hosts the popular podcast "Scott Free" on iTunes.
Thompson published his first graphic novel, "Danny Husk: The Hollow Planet," with Frozen Beach Studios and IDW. The book is a comic high-adventure about his mustachioed alter ego, Danny Husk, the affable executive he created in "Kids in the Hall."
He has also finished three short films, which he produced, wrote and starred in called "Fifty Two," "Four Pounds," and "The Immigrant," which was received with critical acclaim and won Best Film at the L.A. short film festival. These pieces mark Thompson's debut as a short filmmaker.