Steve Wolbrecht

Steve is a testament to the phrase, "Now with less Yellow Number 5." He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1999 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics. He naturally progressed to being in front of people in an extroverted setting. Steve dislikes stereotypes. When not on stage, Steve enjoys composing music, socializing, and plotting revenge on smart-smart-talkin' ferns. His day job is decoding black boxes in in in in in airplanes. He also secretly wants to be in a boy band.


Chris Ode

Chris has been with the Gentlemen from its inception, and can still remember the first time he was asked to improvise a psychiatrist giving life advice to a neurotic vampire. He thought the group would be a great way for him to meet women. He was wrong. His interests include Improv, a good cup of tea, and trying to find a way to beat his wife at Rummy.


Shawn Franklin

One day the Lord spoke and created a child. A child so funny, the doctors laughed at him as he entered the world, and women have been laughing at him ever since. After moving to Washington at the behest of the U.S. Army, Shawn further honed his skills while (gasp!) volunteering with teens for nearly 10 years. Shawn's official foray into performance Improv began with Tacoma's Tokens Improv, performing at the city's annual First Night Festival, KBTC's Comedy Alley, and the famous Emerald Queen Casino. Look for him in the Dead Gentlemen's upcoming film "UnReality", and look out for him when you're walking down the street by yourself -- he is from Brooklyn after all...


Adam Utley

I modelled my looks on the town tramp. I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde. Storms make trees take deeper roots.

-Dolly Parton


Dan Russell

Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning him-self to let it eat him away.

-Charles Dickens


David Wolbrecht

David is the youngest of the Dead Gentlemen. He has been an active member of the Gentlemen since he was able to vote. When not improvising, David spends his semi-precious time invested in web design, music composition, and napping. He sings in a big choir, enjoys life, and likes fries. Big steak fries. With ketchup. Lots of ketchup.


Matt Vancil

Matt is this guy from Tacoma. He graduated from PLU in 2001 with a couple of useless fine arts degrees, and has since worked as a teacher's aide, a chiropractic assistant, a free-lance writer, and a taco jerk. He also writes stuff for Dead Gentlemen Productions. Matt lives with his wife in a small house with a pair of insane cats. Look over there.


Ben Dobyns

Ben is a quasi-native of the Pacific Northwest who who likes to write about himself in the third person. He is a 2001 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in film studies. When not covering musical duties for Dead Gentlemen Improv, Ben is teaching film at the Tacoma School of the Arts, and working on a multitude of Dead Gentlemen film projects. Ben has directed two feature films, produced a a a third, edited a multitude of shorts and documentaries, and and once performed a one man show in France.


Nathan Rice

Nathan is a quasi-human originating from the Pacific Northwest, though raised in Idaho. If you say anything about potatoes, he's likely to punch you. He graduated 2001 from PLU with degrees in Theatre, Philosophy, and Gaming. Nathan has been floating from job to job like a useless bum waiting to figure out the meaning of life, during which time he earned a role in a semi-professional theatre production in the greater Seattle area. He has almost no discernable butt.


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