A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Heath Hyche was bitten by the acting bug when he wore a giant orange costume as his high school’s mascot, even though the school’s nickname was the Vikings. His first big break came when he was at Auburn University and won “The Funniest Person on Campus” contest.
From there Hyche performed at an open-mic audition at the Birmingham Comedy Club and has been a working standup ever since. After being discovered by an agent during a gig at the Comedy Store in LA, his first television role was on Roseanne’s “Saturday Night Special.” The neophyte found himself auditioning for the female comedy legend who cast him on the show. Soon, Hyche was back in Alabama, preparing for a cross-country drive and trying to figure out what a “table read” is. Other credits include an appearance on Two Guys and a Girl, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and These Old Broads, with Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Jonathan Silverman. He was a regular on Style and Substance, with Jean Smart and Nancy McKeon. Recent pilots include Jack’s House and a leading role in Mark of Greatness. On the big screen, Hyche appeared in the films Man on the Moon and The Odd Couple II. Hyche is single and lives in LA, where he collects toys from his childhood, including Star Wars memorabilia.
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Clinton Jackson is the youngest of 3 and the only son. An imaginative child inclined to perform, Clinton stood empty handed at “Show & Tell”, told his jokes and officially claimed his identity as a stand-up comic at the age of 9.
After graduating from high school Clinton began to hone his craft in San Francisco’s thriving comedy scene, quickly moving up the ranks to become one of the youngest headliners around. He has appeared on many stand-up comedy television shows including his own half hour special on Comedy Central and most recently The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. When not headlining his own shows Clinton has been the opening act for such notable artist as Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Dennis Miller, Chris Rock, and Steven Wright. Clinton has also recorded and released two full-length comedy CDs, both of which are regularly featured on satellite radio comedy channels. Following an acclaimed showing at HBO’s prestigious Aspen Comedy Festival, Clinton was cast to co-star as affable science teacher “Mezz Crosby” on the WB’s “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher”. Subsequent roles as teachers on shows such as the Disney Chanel’s “That’s So Raven” and Nickelodeon’s “Taina” further showcase Clinton’s trademark guy-next-door appeal with. Additional guest appearances on other sitcoms have shown that Clinton’s talents definitely reach beyond the stand-up stage. Upon signing with the Commercials Unlimited agency Clinton began to work in television commercials. With what one casting director called “a natural ability to connect” Clinton was cast to star in numerous national commercials including Jeep, Subway, Circuit City, Old Navy, 21st Century, Nissan, and AC Delco. Stand-up remains Clinton Jackson’s first love and greatest passion. In addition to comedy clubs he is very popular on the corporate event circuit, doing shows in which he often incorporates his keen ability to improvise with his audience. The San Francisco Chronicle says, “on stage Clinton Jackson moves as if he were in a boxing match delivering material that is not only hilarious to hear but brilliantly visual as well. He's good natured, clever, and engaging with a unique point of view, earning him the respect of his peers and giving him a broad cross-over appeal.”
Wizards Of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
Drake and Josh (Nickelodeon)
That’s So Raven (Disney Channel)
Nick Freno (The WB)
A Different World (NBC)
Comedy Central Presents-Clinton Jackson (Comedy Central)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS)
Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen (3X) Syndicated
Friday Night (NBC)
Showtime At The Apollo (NBC)
Evening At The Improv (A&E)
Stand Up Spotlight (VH1)
MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour (MTV)