A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Heath Hyche was bitten by the acting bug when he wore a giant orange costume as his high school's mascot.
In college, Heath won Auburn University's title of "The Funniest Person on Campus". He went on to perform at an open-mic audition at the Birmingham Comedy Club which launched his career into stand-up comedy.
As a green Southern comic, Heath headed to Hollywood and was discovered by an agent while performing at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. The next week he was auditioning for female comedy legend, Roseanne Barr. She cast him in her Saturday Night Special show on the spot and Heath has been working in television, film and comedy every since.
Heath has toured internationally as a comedy headliner and has opened for entertainment greats such as Michael Bublè, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, and Brooks and Dunn.
Hundreds of families write fan mail for his unique, show-stopping work as a headlining act for Disney Cruise Lines' world-class entertainment offerings.
Other TV credits include an appearance on Two Guys and A Girl, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and These Old Broads, with Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Jonathan Silverman. He was a regular on Style and Substance, with Jean Smart and Nancy McKeon. Recent pilots include Jack's House and a leading role in Mark of Greatness. He was a cast member of Blue Collar TV alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and Bill Engvall and appeared as a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 6.
On the big screen, Heath appeared in the films Man on the Moon with Jim Carrey and Courtney Love and The Odd Couple II with legends Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
The second youngest of six boys and one girl, and growing up in the Pueblo Del Rio housing projects life was never a bore. Whether it was watching the cops beat somebody down, gang members shooting at rival gangs, or he and his best friend Jerome rolling a log on to the railroad tracks and derailing a train. There was never a dull moment. Always the class clown and neighborhood prankster he never thought comedy would be his calling. However, after earning a degree in electronics, and landing a position with a reputable firm in Orange County, Ca his antics finally caught up with him. His co-workers, tired of being the butt of his jokes, finally coaxed him into taking his act to the stage. He did, and won his very first comedy competition after which he turned off his disk drive and said goodbye to the 9 to 5. Since then Kivi's star has continued to rise. He showcased at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado after which he landed a development deal with Castle Rock Entertainment to star in his own sitcom. He has also appeared on The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno. In 1998 Kivi was nominated for comedian of the year at the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA). He's also had guest appearances on such shows as The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, VIP, Diagnosis Murder, and Dharma and Greg to name a few. Kivi has also appeared in the Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow feature film Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, and with Academy award winners Mercedes Ruehl, and Cloris Leachman in The Amati Girls.