Jack Dee
Name: Jack Dee
Hobbies/Interests: literature, quiz games
Endorsements: John Smiths
Charities: Trinity Hospice

British stand-up comedian known for his sardonic, deadpan style.

Dee first became well known to audiences in the early 1990s. During that decade he appeared in a series of high-profile adverts for the brewery John Smith's in which he introduced the recently invented widget for which he won Gold and Silver arrows at the British Advertising Awards. Voted best stand up comedian at the British Comedy Awards in 1997.

Dee has presented a variety of television shows on the BBC, the first of note being The Jack Dee Show in 1997. His recent TV programmes have included Jack Dee's Happy Hour ("it's not happy and it doesn't last an hour"), which ran for two seasons in 2000 and 2001 and most recently Jack Dee - Live at the Apollo which aired in late 2004.

Dee has dipped his tow into the world of acting, an aspect of his career he is keen to develop. In 2001 he showed another side of his character, endeared himself to viewers and was the winner of the UK's first Celebrity Big Brother.