Birth Name: Mackenzie Crook
Birth Place: Maidstone, Kent, England, GB
Born Paul Crook in Maidstone, Kent, on Sept. 29, 1971, Crook wanted to become an actor, but finding the idea of drama school less than appealing, pursued a career in stand-up comedy as an alternate route into the business. He developed two popular characters - Mr. Bagwell, a heartless schoolteacher, and Charlie Cheese, a grimly desperate performer - and toured the U.K. comedy circuit for eight years. His talents caught the attention of the producers of the comedy series "The Eleven O'Clock Show" (BBC 4, 1998-2000), which also served as a launching pad for such talented English comic performers as Sascha Baron Cohen. In 2001, he parlayed his comic talents into another sketch show, "TV to Go" ...
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