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In the past few years, Chip Chinery has appeared on Friends, Drew Carey, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Providence, Sabrina-The Teenage Witch, For Your Love, Men Behaving Badly, Oh Baby, Dead Last, The Man Show and 3rd Rock From The Sun (where he recurred as "The Maintenance Guy.")
Chip was in the films Coyote Ugly, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Space Cowboys, The Bears, Hip-Edgy-Sexy-Cool, Dill Scallion and Mail To The Chief. In the world of sketch comedy, he is a recurring player on the Tonight Show, a cast member in the NBC/George Schlatter pilot Prime Time Comedy and in the HBO pilot Sketch Pad. Chip Chinery has also appeared in dozens of national commercials.
Before his Emmy award and national television exposure, there were dues to be paid. A professional stand-up for over a decade, Chip Chinery took his act on the road and has played on 457 stages, in 284 cities, over 42 states, D.C., and The Bahamas (including all the places named in The Steve Miller Band's Rock 'n Me and Sade's Smooth Operator songs!) He has averaged over 300 shows annually. But what's with his name?
Lawrence Adams Chinery, Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shortly thereafter, this chip-off-the-old-block was given his official nickname. Suspicious of his parents'claim that they were unaware of the similar sounding Mary Poppins song, he did some research. They were cleared of all charges when he found that it was eight months after his birth that Chim Chim Cheree hit the Billboard Top Ten. Yes, Chip Chinery is his real name.
Chip's natural ability to be funny and think fast on his feet won him a guest performance with The Second City National Touring Company out of Chicago. He is a member of The Acme Comedy Theatre in Hollywood. Chip's performance there was recently singled out by the Los Angeles Drama-Logue Critics as a particular standout...hilarious. Chip Chinery has performed in concert with Lou Rawls, Stanley Clarke, and (brace yourself) Donny Osmond!
In 1993, Chip Chinery became an award-winning comedian. He won the Emmy in the On-Air Performer category in the Midwest region. This was for stand-up, sketches, and a man-on-the-street piece that he wrote, produced and performed. Chip Chinery was headlining a comedy club in Annapolis the night of the award ceremony. So he hired an actress to accept for him, parodying Marlon Brando's 1972 Academy Award No-Show. In 1994, Chip won his second Emmy nomination, this time in the Short Subject category.
When Chip is not touring the country's comedy clubs, he is often asked to perform at corporate events. Chip Chinery has a rare gift for customizing each client's event, so it is specific to the organization and highlights their message.