Wrestling Pro Chris Jericho to Star in Web Comedy

10:10 AM PST 10/23/2013 by Etan Vlessing
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Chris Jericho on "Dancing With the Stars" in 2011

The Canadian 10-parter, which co-stars Andy Kindler and Scott Thompson, features the veteran TV wrestler struggling to make it as an actor.

TORONTO – Pro wrestler Chris Jericho is toplining a Canadian scripted web comedy, But I'm Chris Jericho.

The former Dancing With the Stars contestant co-wrote and stars in the 10-parter for butimchrisjericho.com and the Action network's YouTube Channel, run by Canadian broadcaster Shaw Media.

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Jericho, a veteran of the TV wresting ring who grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, won the WWE World Championship six times.

The web series sees Jericho playing a former wrestler struggling to make it as an actor, with the web series from Insight Productions co-starring Andy Kindler as Jericho's bumbling agent, Phil Blank and Scott Thompson as a camp acting teacher.

Jericho's other recent film and TV credits include hosting Syfy's Robot Combat League, MacGruber and Albino Farm.

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He also appeared in another web series, Jon Davis Gets a Sex Robot.

The Canadian web series has financing from Shaw Media, the OMDC and the Independent Production Fund.

John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby are executive producing.

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