Spencer “Spenny” Nolan Rice was born in Toronto, Ontario. His parents divorced when he was young and he opted to stay with his mother. They later moved to California, where his mother worked as a recurring actress on Dallas. This only child played hockey during his teenage years and also played the guitar for a band named The Delta Devils Band. Spenny attended York University and performed stand-up comedy in Canada and in the U.S.
In 1993, Spencer Rice directed a short film entitled Telewhore, a documentary about a sex phone girl. It was exhibited at The Toronto International Film Festival and was bought by Britain's Channel Four. A year after, he co-directed It Don't Cost Nothin' to Say Goodmorning with Kenny Hotz
. The 18-minute documentary focused on the life and death of Shorty Gordy, a homeless dwarf in Toronto. It was shown at various film festivals including Palm Springs Film Festival, Cinefest, The Worldwide Short Film Festival and Hot Docs Film Festival, where it was named as the Best Canadian Documentary in 1996. In 1997, the duo teamed up again and wrote, directed and starred on Pitch, a documentary about two writers trying to sell their ideas to the big and famous names in the movie industry. Among the celebrities they approached were Matt Dillon, Al Pacino, Haley Joel Osment and Whoopi Goldberg. In 2007, Spenny produced the comedy TV series Stump for Family Channel. He has appeared on shows Late Night with Conan O'Brien and on the game show Lingo.
Spencer Rice stars on Comedy Central's Kenny vs. Spenny
, a show that centers on best friends Kenny and Spenny as they compete against each other in ridiculous, immature and totally intense fights. Some examples of the insane challenges they engage in are the following: Who Can Be Obese the Longest?, Who Can be Tied to a Goat the Longest?, Who Can Sit on a cow the Longest?, Who Can Stay Blindfolded the Longest? And First Guy to Stop Singing Loses.
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