“Welcome to Wrexham” tells the story of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s purchase of Wrexham AFC, but who is their friend and representative Humphrey Ker?
The new six-part documentary follows Ryan, 45, and Rob, 45, on their mission to buy a football team that is in the fifth tier of English football.
Despite never having met, the duo took the plunge and gained the trust of the fans, who unanimously accepted their proposals.
However, since the couple is based in America, Rob’s buddy Humphrey has acted as their eyes and ears at the club when they are unable to attend.
Here’s everything you need to know about the club’s chief executive.
Who is Humphrey Ker?
Humphrey, 39, is a British actor, writer and comedian, and happens to be a big football fan.
He was educated at Eton College and studied history at the University of Edinburgh.
He first rose to fame after becoming a member of the Penny Dreadfuls comedy troupe formed in 2006 with friends David Reid and Tom Tuck.
They performed their Victorian sketch shows throughout the UK, including at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Since then, Ker has performed in a variety of roles, as well as performing solo shows at the hit festival, and now plays a management role at Wrexham AFC.
What TV series has Humphrey Ker starred in?
He currently appears on the original Apple TV + Mythic Quest show, which was created by his wife, Megan Ganz, as well as Rob, with whom he is close friends.
Ker was a regular on the improv comedy show Fast and Loose hosted by Hugh Dennis in early 2011.
Later that year, he appeared as part of the 24-Hour Panel People charity show hosted by David Walliams in honor of Red Nose Day 2011 on Whose Line Is This? chapter.
He also appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats and in August 2013 in a crossover show with Countdown.
How is Humphrey Ker related to Ryan Reynolds and Wrexham AFC?
In February 2021, he was announced as chief executive of Welsh football club Wrexham AFC following a takeover by acting stars.
This came after he himself had expressed an interest in buying the club and was primarily interested in McElhenney in the game.
Ker will work with board advisors as the voice of McElhenney and Reynolds on the ground at Wrexham, and she is heavily featured in the documentary.
He told Leader, “The number of posters I saw everywhere in Los Angeles and then on the way here made me very excited. I just hope people take it the same way we do. It is very funny.
“Rob and Ryan are people who take their business very seriously, but don’t take themselves very seriously. I think you’ll see that combination in the documentary.”
He liaises between A-list players and Fleur Robinson, who is CEO of Wrexham Racecourse, and Sean Harvey, strategic advisor to the board.
Is Humphrey Ker on Instagram?
Yes, Humphrey is on Instagram and can be followed by the username @humphreyker.
He has over 5,000 followers and describes himself as: “Actor, writer, football nut. Master of several professions, master of one.
‘Welcome to Wrexham’ is now available to stream on Disney Plus with new episodes airing every Thursday.
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