Member Since: 1985

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What has been your favorite role?
I have loved all the experiences of working in Alberta, particularly outdoors. One very special one was the role of Crow Cavangh in the series Lonesome Dove. It pulled me out of the classroom and put me on a horse in the middle of the old west. There were so many generous talented people in the cast and crew.

What do you do when you are not performing?
Enjoy my time with my wife and family. I am a retired high school Drama teacher so it’s great to have evenings and weekends free. I do some supply teaching, all ages, it is a lot of fun. Travel, play guitar, write poetry, read, audition.

 What organization / activity are you involved with or passionate about that people would find interesting? 
Funny you should ask; I am one of many that has joined a community of Edmonton Senior ACTRA members. We’ve met a couple of times and are planning great things. Everyone is enthusiastic, and this group has a vast range of experience. We haven’t given it a name yet, stay tuned.

What Director would you like to work with?
I had the greatest time working with John N. Smith on The Englishman’s Boy. I’d love to work with him again. The stories he chooses to share hold such profound significance while being on his set is so much fun.

What is your favorite movie and/or TV show?
I love M.A.S.H (the Movie and the TV show), A couple of tragic films I’ll never forget; Triumph of the Spirit and Daniel. This might be the toughest question…so many great memories…Bugs Bunny, Young Frankenstein…

As a Performer, what is one thing you wish you would have known sooner?
Don’t trust the Call Sheet; it is likely to change. Something more specific… when you are unsure of the direction (you may be hearing from the 1st AD, something else from the DP, then something else from another actor, etc.) take the time, ask the Director, get it from the horse’s mouth. Everyone has good intentions, find out what the director wants. Respect everyone.