(born May 31
in Cape Town
, South Africa
) is a Canadian
actor and stand-up comedian
. He has appeared on Comedy Central Presents
, the Just For Laughs
comedy festival, The Late Show with David Letterman
, and The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno
. He has also worked as a staff writer for Paramount's The Jon Stewart Show
and has appeared in various American and Canadian motion pictures including: My Favorite Martian
, Speed 2: Cruise Control
, and "Married Life." Hotz won a Gemini Award
for his role on the television series The Newsroom
in 1997. He was also nominated for acting in "Married Life." Earlier in his career, Jeremy Hotz wrote and starred in his own comedy special in Canada on the CBC "Comics" series entitled, "Whatever happened to Jeremy Hotz?" He was nominated for a Gemini
in "Best Writing in Comedy or Variety Show or Series" for this project. Most recently, Hotz has been nominated for a fourth Gemini (Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series) and a 2006 "Best Taped Live Performance" Canadian Comedy Award
for his Just for Laughs stand-up comedy performance shot last year. A DVD of his stand-up, filmed at the World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood, California will be available in stores shortly.
Hotz has also finished shooting the pilot "My Life and a Movie" for Muse Entertainment and Adjacent 2 Productions and is developing another comedy series designed for Canadian network release. This project is currently untitled.
He currently resides in Tarzana, California.