CRAIG SHOEMAKER - Biography

Who is Craig Shoemaker, besides of course the unmistakable and engaging, iconic, baritone voiced character, The Lovemaster?

With several successful solo TV stand-up specials, and numerous co-starring roles in feature films, Craig continues to delight audiences with his multi-dimensional ability to entertain with constant relevance. He has hosted network TV shows, written two beloved children’s books and performed for four U.S. Presidents. Dr Shoe even has a doctorate degree from Cal U of PA, is an ordained minister, and is credited for co-creating "On Hold Advertising."

“Shoe” began his career in his hometown of Philadelphia, where he honed his comedic skills and characters while bartending and attending Temple University, winning the “Best Comedian” award from Philly Magazine. A natural storyteller with sharp observational instincts; Craig’s performances are often based on the hilarious and sometimes shocking twists and turns of his own life.

Craig’s latest 90-minute standup special, "Daditude" was filmed in front of a SRO Webb Theatre audience in Anaheim, CA and aired prime time for three months on SHOWTIME Network. "Shoemaker is insightful and amusing...we are moved beyond laughter to tears," says the Los Angeles Times.

He had his own syndicated radio show that, after only 10 months on the air, won the prestigious Communicator Award “Crystal” prize. Two stand-up bits made it to the all time Top 10 list on XM Radio; with his “Lovemaster” routine honored as the "Most Popular.” The "Laugh it Off!" podcast is at an impressive #35 on I-Tunes and has soared in popularity, due to Craig’s great sense of humor, depth of conversation and incredible in-studio guests. It can be seen/ heard at CraigShoemakerShow.com.

Voted Elevate Film Festival’s “Best Supporting Actor,” Craig’s film, TV and recording credits are extensive, He recurs as the head of the local Tea Party in NBC’s Parks & Recreation, and has a recurring role on The Bold and The Beautiful, was Neve Campbell’s teacher in Scream 2. As a voiceover artist, Craig’s dead-on impression of Don Knotts and narration was featured in the film Pleasantville and has voiced many characters in numerous animated series, including all voices (and title song) for the new BBC cartoon, “Big Foot, Little Foot.”

His very first Comedy Central show was voted by viewers as one of the “Top 20″ specials of all time. His second, “Unzipped" aired to mass acclaim and the live CD was on the Billboard Top 20 for six weeks.

Craig also stars in Universal’s cult hit, Totally Baked, which he also wrote and produced. Currently he is producing a series of animated shorts, a documentary called Laughter Heals.

Craig’s comedy style has earned him numerous awards, including "Best Male Standup" at the American Comedy Awards on ABC. His work as a writer, actor and producer for the regional TV network, PRISM, earned Shoemaker two NATAS Emmy awards.

Rev Doc Shoe is passionate about going beyond the comedy, officiating weddings of “HaHa-trimony,” as well as assisting people in mastering love & happiness. In 2003 he founded LaughterHeals.org, a nonprofit group dedicated to using laughter as a healing modality.

Currently, Craig is happily married to his wife Mika and is father to three sons, Justin, Jared and Jackson, and brand new daughter Chloe.