I am a member of the Union of British Columbia Performers / Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists, and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
I began acting, writing and putting on shows in 1980 with Black Box Theatre, in my hometown of Edmonton, AB. In 1982 I studied acting and playwrighting at the Banff School of Fine Arts. From 1984 to 1987 I was enrolled in a BA Drama program at the University of Alberta. I left the University of Alberta to do an on-the-job apprenticeship with Stage Polaris in Edmonton. For three years I was in the five-member Resident Acting Company and from 1986 to 1998 I performed in over 30 professional family and children theatre productions at Polaris.
In 1983 I started acting and producing Fringe Theatre Festival productions. I have acted in over 30 Fringe shows in over 20 years and have toured to Saskatoon and Orlando, Florida with Fringe projects. I love the Fringe because the workers control most of the means of production.
From 1984 to 1993 I worked with some of my High School friends from my grade 11 Year in Grande Prairie, AB. We were a hard-rocking garage band and I was the singer, lyricist and as the band was winding down I ended up on bass guitar. We had a great run, playing live gigs at alternative venues like the Rumpus Room and El Zorro Loco. We shot a rock video on the roller coaster at West Edmonton Mall, recorded an original song for a pink vinyl compilation album and a cassette demo of eight original songs. If only we could have kept our drummers from exploding.
In 1988 I became an Equity member. I have performed at most of the professional theatres in my hometown of Edmonton, as well as on the road.
In 1992 I became a full member of Actra.
I have recorded songs, performed on radio (CBC and CKUA) and on TV and in films. In 2001 I relocated to Vancouver where I currently live and work. From 2002 to 2006 I worked at the historic Raymond Burr Theatre in New West-minster where I acted, directed and taught drama classes. I’m currently acting on stage and performing in film and television.
Short movie ‘TIPS’ in which I appear. Following the mishaps and blunders of the restaurant Leftovers and the lives of all the ridiculous employees that work there. View film here >
SOON: Click image to watch my Casting Book Demo Reel
My profile on The Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0153511/
A little play I performed in called The Maltese Bodkin – Click here for Playbill and other information http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/db_back_up/db_entry9.cfm
Another small play – The Tempest – Click here for Playbill and other information http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/db_back_up/db_entry533.cfm