David Broadfoot was born on December 5, 1925, in North Vancouver, B.C., and is a famous Canadian comedian. In 1943, he joined the merchant navy serving until 1947. He gained experience for a professional career in theatre by working in community theatre, eventually gravitating towards comedy. For ten years, he was a writer and performer in the influential stage revue Spring Thaw. From 1973 to 1993, he was a radio version of the Royal Canadian Air Farce, a highly successful Canadian comedy show. He retired from regular performing when the troupe moved to television, although he appeared on the show as an occasional guest star, including the TV series finale.