Bill Chott (born July 23, 1969) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Mr. Laritate on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place.
During his school years, Chott appeared in numerous plays and musicals. He graduated from Ritenour High School, and in 2010 was inducted into their Alumni Hall of Fame. He continued pursuing theater in college at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri, acting in a wide variety of plays. He was also in Chi Delta fraternity while at Central Methodist as well as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s Beta Mu chapter. He left Missouri in 1992, and headed to Chicago, IL where he quickly became involved with improvisational theater at ComedySportz, IO Theater, and the Second City comedy troupe. His contemporaries in the Chicago improv scene included Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Chott toured the country and in 1995 he made his television debut on The Dana Carvey Show, among a repertory cast that included Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, and Robert Smigel. His most lasting contribution to the program was as the announcer for The Ambiguously Gay Duo, a series of animated shorts created by Smigel and J.J. Sedelmaier, which continued to be produced by J.J. Sedelmaier Productions for Saturday Night Live after the quick cancellation of “The Dana Carvey Show.”
His film roles include performances in Galaxy Quest, Dude Where’s My Car, Brainwarp, Dante’s Inferno, Wild Girls Gone, Dancing at the Blue Iguana and The Ringer.
His television appearances include Third Rock from the Sun, Freaks and Geeks, Popular, ER, Crossballs, Weekends at the DL, CSI, Wizards of Waverly Place, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, She Spies, Young Sheldon, This Is Us, and Monk.
Lucy fans will recognize him for his award-winning portrayal of Fred Mertz in I Love Lucy Live on Stage.
Chott continues to teach and coach improvisational comedy in both Los Angeles and St. Louis, through his school The Improv Trick.
|1998||Tomorrow Night||English Dandy|
|1999||Children of the Struggle||Cafe Manager|
|1999||Galaxy Quest||Fan #1|
|2000||Dancing at the Blue Iguana||Angel’s Regular|
|2000||Dude, Where’s My Car?||Big Cult Guard #1|
|2004||Nerd Hunter 3004||Fantasy Nerd||Short|
|2006-2012||Curious George||Hundley / The Doorman||Voice, 18 episodes|
|2007||Dante’s Inferno||Ciaccio ‘El Gordo’ / Calvacanti / Stalin / Ulysses’ Crew|
|2007-2012||Wizards of Waverly Place||Mr. Laritate||23 episodes|
|2007||Wild Girls Gone||Ice Cream Manager|
|2007||The Red Sandwich Christmas Hour|
|2010||Night Terrors||Troy Cody||(segment “Christmas Stalking”)|
|2011||Four Weddings and a Shaadi|
|2011||The Rum Diary||Bowling Champ|
|2012||Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups||Mr. Holman|
|2014||The Snow Queen 2||Lukum||English version, Voice|
|2015||Marshall the Miracle Dog||Gary Weaver|