Member since 1997
What has been your favorite role?
I’ve been primarily a theatre artist for the last 35 years and have loads of roles to choose from in that discipline, but for film and tv my favorite role was JAKE in the soon to be released film “Ditched” directed by Chris Donaldson. Chris created an amazing environment for the actors. He was open, engaging and I’d work for him again in a heartbeat.
What do you do when you are not performing?
Wow! The question should probably read “What have I not done…”. I’ve been a waiter, bartender, Maître ‘D and restaurant manager for some of the top establishments in Toronto during the 17 years I lived there. I’ve worked in telemarketing, construction, been a commercial/residential painter, I have worked as an office administrator, and do work as a standardize patient for the U of C. Currently I’m a Fund Development Coordinator for The Shakespeare Company in Calgary.
What organization / activity are you involved with or passionate about that people would find interesting?
Well, as mentioned in the previous question I work with The Shakespeare Company in Fund Development. I’m passionate about classical theatre and keeping “the Bard alive” ….I am also took up painting a few years ago and I’m passionate about my exploration of visual art media.
What Director would you like to work with?
What is your favorite movie and/or TV show?
My favourite movie of all time is Cinema Paradiso directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. As for tv shows, that’s tough as there are so many great ones out there. I loved The Wire and thought it set the bar for everything else that followed. I’m a big fan of Peaky Blinders and I’m very excited to be working with Otto Bathurst on the new MGM series Billy the Kid as he had previously directed several episodes of Peaky Blinders.
As a Performer, what is one thing you wish you would have known sooner?
Imagine the duck that looks calm making it’s way across the pond. On the surface it looks totally under control but below the water it’s paddling like heck! Relax, trust your instinct and you will make it across the pond because everyone else is paddling as hard as you.