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Character Profile

Character: Actor

Character name: Isaiah 'Straightman' Stratman

Actor/Actress/CrewMember: Thomas Whit Ellis

Isaiah is a black man and is the Manager for the Alternative Content Department and has been at WYTE for over 30 years. Isaiah is derisively called “Straightman” by most of the writers because of his deadpan manner. Isaiah is kind of shield dead from rejections from the WYTE brass over the years and rarely agrees that any show idea will be accepted by network heads. Isaiah is extremely cynical with almost no sense of humor. Isaiah is constantly espousing reasons why a show idea will not or should not be accepted by the network heads. Isaiah is from Dover, Delaware and graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was a liaison for the United Service Organizations (USO). Isaiah received his masters and doctorate at Vanderbilt University.