Wil keeps popping up on your television more times and in more ways that even he would like to admit.
As an actor, he recently appeared as a talk show host on HBOs "Dream On" .. a high mountain rescue expert in the NBC Movie of the Week "Search and Rescue" a radio DJ in NBCs "Sisters" as a baseball commentator in ABCs "Home Front" as a doctor on "Capital News."
Also, on a new cable network, "The Home and Garden Television Network" launched with Wil as one of their original weekly shows, "Thats Home Entertainment" – a show that will amuse and inform you on all the choices in home entertainment. Wil also produced and hosted their first one hour and now annual special, "Plugged In With Wil Shriner" a look at consumer electronics at CES in Las Vegas.
Still running on cable, Wil can be seen hosting "Thats My Dog" on the Family Channel "Two Drink Minimum" a show case for stand-up comedians on Comedy Central. On the E Channel, he appears as the host of the Video Vault on "TVs Bloopers and Practical Jokes." Even his movie appearances in Francis Coppolas "Peggy Sue Got Married" and the sci-fi classic "Time Trackers" pop up on a regular basis.
In the past, Wil was the host of his own nationally syndicated talk show, "The Wil Shriner Show" which was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards. Also he hosted "Why Didnt I Think of That" a nationally syndicated show that looks at the humorous and creative side of inventors and their inventions. He was seen for five years as a regular correspondent and guest host on ABCs popular daytime show "Home." He hosted a popular animal show on CBS entitled "Prime Time Pets" that was also seen in numerous countries around the world.
As a stand up comedian, he has made dozens of appearances on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno," on "Late Night With David Letterman" and "The David Letterman Show." The "Ophra Winfrey Show" and "The Phil Donahue Show" have also had him as a comedy guest.
He has appeared as a co-headliner or opening act in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno and Atlantic City at Caesars, Harrahs, Desert Inn, The Sands Hotel, Aladdin, and Trump Plaza with the likes of Joan Rivers, John Denver, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, The Gatlin Brothers, Neil Sedaca, Andy Williams, Tom Jones, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld just to name a few.
In the high tech world of live satellite press tours, Wil has served as a spokesman for Microsofts Window 95 campaign, I Omegas Ditto Drive, Everreadys Rechargeable Batteries, Moet Chandon Champagne and Disney MGM Studios.
Wil is in big demand on the convention circuit, where he produces his own off beat comedy films, designed to lampoon top corporate operations. His credits include work for The Gap, Coors, Marshall Fields, Fujitsu Electronics, and Blue Cross Blue Shields.
On the selling side, Wil has served a host on national informercials for the Nordic Track fitness line as well as the host of all the Caesars World Properties Gaming Information Channels and Home Videos.
Wil was born in New York where his father Herb Shriner, a popular humorist and television personality, was hosting "Two For The Money." His twin brother Kin is an actor who portrays Scotty Baldwin on the ABCs daytime drama "General Hospital." The brothers along with their sister Indy, named for Indiana, Herbs home state, grew up in Florida, California, New York and Texas. After completing UCLAs Film School program, Wil worked in production for Max Baer Jr. on the film "Ode To Billy Joe" and for Dick Clark. He then turned to stand up comedy and has never looked back.
Wils been busy lately, but he hopes that all this works does not get in the way of real loves: his kids, flying, riding his motorcycle, restoring his old cars, skiing, swimming, surfing the net, playing golf and goofing off.