Members Since: 2002
What has been your favorite role?
I have been very lucky to have been cast in many weird and wonderful roles from spacemen to cowboys to blood thirsty demons and all sorts of really-bad-dudes. But the roles that are particularly special to me were found in some of the independent films of which I was a part. Indies give an actor the opportunities to play around and develop their character while being part of a truly shared experience of talented people who just want to make a cool film-on a much tighter budget.
What do you do when you are not performing?
Well, I work as a schoolteacher, an accountant and a carpenter, when not playing one on TV. I have a particular interest in renovating heritage homes and I love preparing beautiful meals in the style of French cuisine. I also enjoy creating visual art, short animated films and poorly stringing together guitar chords that vaguely resembles music.
What organization / activity are you involved with or passionate about that people would find interesting?
There is an amazing organization in Calgary called Calgary Animated Object Society that puts on mask and puppetry events year round. They also host an uncommon cabaret called the Dolly Wiggler highlighting artists and acts from around the world. The last few years they invited me to perform original artistic works as part of this cabaret. So I wrote some pieces, bribed my daughter Mica into acting with me and had a lot of fun performing in front of a live drunken audience.
What Director would you like to work with?
I am really into the dark Korean film noir and particularly Park Chan-wook. Working with him would be interesting, especially since I don’t speak Korean.
What is your favorite movie and/or TV show?
That’s a tough choice. One of my long-standing favourites is a charming Italian film called “Cinema Paradiso.”
As a Performer, what is one thing you wish you would have known sooner?
That mumbling my lines could lead to lucrative ADR sessions.