Brent Butt was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan (pop. 3000) on August 3, 1966 - the very same day that legendary comedian Lenny Bruce died. The youngest of seven children, Brent discovered that making people laugh was the quickest way to get their attention. In an environment where sharp wits triumphed over pull-my-finger gags, Brent learned to "work clean" at a very early age. However, you can only build a comedy career so far in Tisdale. In a few years he went from doing five minutes on amateur night in Saskatoon to performing professionally for huge crowds in Canada and the United States.
Eric is one of Canada's most accomplished actors, a winner of four Gemini Awards and a Dora Award. He has portrayed a broad range of memorable characters from his lead in Billy Bishop Goes to War to lawyer Leon Robinovitch in the CBC series Street Legal. He's earned three Best Actor Gemini Awards for his portrayal of Robinovitch and nabbed a fourth in 2001 for Best Performance in a Pre-School Program. His 20th Anniversary tour of Billy Bishop earned the 1999 Dora Awards for Best Play, Best Direction and Best Performance.
Fred Ewanuick is one of Vancouver's busiest actors. Originally from Port Moody, British Columbia, Ewanuick is still a bit baffled as to how he got into acting in the first place. The lure of the acting bug hit him while in college, and he soon couldn't get enough of the stage. He began to train with acting coach Shea Hampton, and over a period of three years began work in both film and television. He's not looked back since.
Vancouver-born actress Gabrielle Miller knew she wanted to act almost as early as she learned how to talk. She was performing the lead roles in her Montessori School, and by the age of eight she was enrolled in the children's theater group the Green Thumb Players. Her film debut came at 18 in the movie Digger and since then she has appeared in over 60 film and television roles. She has appeared in several episodic series including The X-Files, The Chris Isaak Show, Jake 2.0 and Stargate-SG-1 and NBC's Frasier. Gabrielle has earned Gemini Nominations, both for her moving recurring guest star role on DaVinci's Inquest and her ensemble work on Corner Gas. She has also earned five Leo nominations and recently won for her role on Corner Gas. The role of Lacey Burrows also earned Gabrielle a Canadian Comedy Award nomination last summer. Gabrielle has also been seen as a regular on the critically-acclaimed CTV series Robson Arms.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Janet comes from a family of successful actors. She has performed for virtually every major live theatre company in Canada and has been affiliated with the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre since the early 70s performing in over 40 productions for that company alone. Janet enjoys the behind the scenes and technical end of production as much as she does acting. She has directed for most major theatre companies across Canada, including several productions at Stratford.
Lorne's television credits include Blackfly, Jake &The Kid, North of 60, Lonesome Dove and the movie North of 60: Distant Drumming. His performance in the MOW Tecumseh: The Last Warrior earned him a First Americans in the Arts nomination for "Best Supporting Actor." He also appeared in Insomnia with Robin Williams and Al Pacino.
Nancy is a two time Leo and Gemini Award nominated actor who has appeared in various TV, film and stage productions. Some of her more recent credits include guest starring roles on the television series Robson Arms and Dead Like Me. She was recently seen in the feature films Are We There Yet? and the award-winning The Delicate Art of Parking. She was also a lead in CBC's The 11th Hour and was a series regular on Fox Television's Los Luchadores.
Tara has appeared in numerous television productions including Puppets Who Kill, Blue Murder, Wes Craven Presents: Don't Look Down, Cold Squad, Tom Stone and Relic Hunter. Her big break came with the highly acclaimed film New Waterford Girl (Nicholas Campbell, Andrew McCarthy). Tara garnered rave reviews for her portrayal of the pugnacious Lou, the Bronx-raised teenager who moves to a small Nova Scotia town and quickly turns it on its ear. She also appeared in the 2003 film Rub & Tug and was nominated for a 2004 Canadian Comedy Award for "Pretty Funny Female Performance." In March of 2005, TV Guide named Tara as one of Canada's Top 10 Superstars of the Future.
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