On This Day

Ricky Gervais

Comedian Ricky Gervais
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Profession: Comedian

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: Gervais achieved mainstream fame with his television series "The Office" and the subsequent series "Extras".

Born: June 25, 1961
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
Age: 59 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 2001-07-09 "The Office" mockumentary created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, starring Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman premieres on BBC Two in the UK
  • 2005-03-24 US version of "The Office" created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, developed by Greg Daniels, starring Steve Carell and John Krasinski premieres on NBC

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