OCCUPATION: Comedian, writer, actor
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Winner of multiple Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA awards for his work on both the British and American versions of The Office and for his HBO series Extras. Hosts the hilarious number-one ranked podcast The Ricky Gervais Show. He is also the first guest star on The Simpsons to receive a writing credit for the episode in which he starred.
CON: At its peak Gervais' version of The Office averaged five million viewerssizable for the U.K, but almost four million less than the NBC version, on which he shares a production credit but little creative influence. Played a bland and unremarkable role as snooty exec in Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum.