Scott Thompson is a Canadian television actor and comedian, best known for his time as a member of the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall.
Thompson was born in North Bay, Ontario, and grew up in Brampton. He is the second oldest of five boys. He attended Brampton Centennial Secondary School and was a student there at the time of the 1975 shooting massacre. He enrolled in York University but in his third year was asked to leave for being "disruptive." He joined the comedy troupe The Love Cats, where he met Mark McKinney.
In March 2009, Thompson was diagnosed with B-cell non-Hodgkins gastric lymphoma, He completed six rounds of chemotherapy and one month of radiation and is now cancer-free.
In 1984, he became a member of The Kids in the Hall. That troupe's series aired starting 1989 on the CBC in Canada and on HBO in the United States, but moved to CBS for the fourth and fifth seasons.
Openly gay, Thompson became best-known on the show for his monologues as the effeminate socialite Buddy Cole, as well as his appearances as Queen Elizabeth II. He also appeared regularly on The Larry Sanders Show and made numerous guest appearances on other television series, including Politically Incorrect, The Late Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Train 48. Thompson was also the host of a reality television program in Canada called My Fabulous Gay Wedding. Thompson defended Mordecai Richler's novel Cocksure in Canada Reads 2006.
He has continued to tour, and act in numerous movies and on TV. He joined the other Kids in the Hall to tour as recently as 2008, guest-starred in two episodes of Reno 911!, and performed in the project Death Comes to Town (2010) with fellow KITH alumni Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Kevin McDonald.
DANNY HUSK: THE HOLLOW PLANET is an original graphic novel which released in December 2010. Thompson has been playing the character Danny Husk for over twenty years. Now, Danny is jumping from the television screen to the printed page in DANNY HUSK: THE HOLLOW PLANET. The story first saw life as an original screenplay by Thompson and was then adapted by Stephan Nilson of Frozen Beach Studios and illustrated by artist Kyle Morton. It also boasts an original introduction from the author.