Don Ferguson

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This page is on the Canadian actor. For the former Canadian soccer goalkeeper see Don Ferguson (soccer).
Don Ferguson
Born (1946-05-30) May 30, 1946 (age 68)
Montreal, Quebec

Don Ferguson (born May 30, 1946) is a Canadian actor and is one of the stars of the Royal Canadian Air Farce. He is also the only Canadian-born original cast member of Air Farce.

His many Air Farce roles include parodies of Paul Martin, Pierre Trudeau, Ron MacLean, Jack Layton, Joe Clark, Preston Manning, Stockwell Day, Rex Murphy, Lucien Bouchard, Bill Clinton, Brian Mulroney, Vladimir Putin, Bob Dylan, Mike Myers and John Kerry. Many of these portrayals involve Ferguson as the 'straight man' to the more eccentric personalities played by Roger Abbott.

Don Ferguson is a graduate from Loyola High School, Loyola College, now Concordia University, in Montreal, with an Honours English degree, and afterward worked in radio and as an audio-visual producer and photographer until he discovered that he preferred comedy writing and performing. He has written and directed documentary programs for CBC, a science-fiction series for radio, a political farce for the stage, ("Skin Deep"), and a stage drama about the World War II raid of Dieppe. Don Ferguson is a widely popular Canadian after-dinner entertainer, and an enthusiastic sailor.

Ferguson starred in the 2004 situation comedy XPM.

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Fair Vote Canada - 'Doctor' Don Ferguson prescribes a cure for Canada's Electoral Dysfunction. As the star of a doctor skit, in a citizen's driven group, he prescribes a cure for some of the failings of the countries current Single Member Plurality (SMP) voting system (sometimes called First Past the Post, FPTP).

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